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New Members, Introduce Yourselves!!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:06 am
by Creekstalker
If you are new to GRF, introduce yourself here!


PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:34 pm
by Shoalie-Wan Kenobi
May the Force be with you, always.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:38 pm
by GodFather of Shoal
First off i want to say I am glad to be a part of GRF. I am a good friend of shoalieseeker. I work with him at night and for some time now he has talked highly of this site and the members on it. He has talked about the fishing trips showed me many many pics from his floats. I dont think a night goes by that fishing does not come up one time or another. I will hopefully be purchasing my own yak in the near future and look forward to doing some floats with yall. I will be joining the tourny and will hopefully be doing alot of fishing this year. Up until the past year it had been along time since I had been fishing. I went with ss a few times last year and he taught me alot of things i did not know and now i have got the fever again. Cant wait till the river goes down, looking forward to learing some new things from all.
GodFather of Shoal

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:12 pm
by sumtershoaliefan
Welcome GFS. I too am a friend of Charlie's and we fish a lot together. Maybe the 3 of us can do a float sometime.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:42 am
by GodFather of Shoal
Sounds great ssf.Charlies told me alot about yalls floats. Looking forward to it.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:26 am
by Larry McDavid SWVA
Well, I live in South West VA, just barely across the North East TN border. I fish the rivers of NE TN & SW VA. I target smallmouth bass exclusively, rarely ever fish lakes, usually fish around 100 days each year, fish year round and am nearing a four year stretch with at least one smallie caught each month of the year.

I have fished with basserdrew & SmallieSam from this site, both fine gentlemen and excellent fishing companions, BTW. I hope to fish with more members in the future and maybe catch a shoal bass one of these days.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:33 am
by sumtershoaliefan
Welcome Larry. I think any of us here would jump at the chance to put you on some shoal bass.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:24 am
by FishingAddict
Why should he travel for shoalies if he has smallies?

Man, Im in a passive aggresive mood today :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:53 pm
by Bruiser
For another notch on the belt! :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:48 pm
by Fishwidme
Hey all. I've been ghosting here a while, but hadn't posted yet. Used to canoe and fish the Flint on the upper end a lot. New to the kayak thing, but am jumping in with both feet. Hoping to meet some guys here from the Augusta area. Want to fish the canal and Savannah River, possibly deep step this spring. Also thought about Coleman's Lake, anyone ever go there? Met River Pirate last night at the Atlanta Kayak meeting and hope to meet more of you in the near future.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:54 pm
by BasserDrew
FWme, we should be able to hook up some time this year. Augusta is less than an hour from me. I am in Greenwood, SC. You should join me some time over here in SC as well. Some great untouched water over here.

That is one big avatar you got there! I am sure you'll figure out how to make it smaller. If it is hosted on photobucket just go to edit. If not, edit it down before making it your avatar. Good luck!

Oh yea, Welcome to the site!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:39 pm
by Bruiser
Welcome Fishwidme! I am also from Augusta. I am currently in my last semester of school in Macon, but I am in Augusta a lot. I am familiar with the Savannah and hope to fish new areas in and around Augusta this year. Let me know when you want to get on the water.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:02 am
by JohnYaksJax
OK..I'll play the game, but first wanted to say that I have met some great people in here already and received many good PMs about how to catch my first ever Shoalie!!!

Location: Neptune Beach (Jax), Florida
Occupation: Sales & Customer Service
Marital Status: SINGLE since 10/84 and a "confirmed bachelor"
Children: One daughter and now two grandkids who live in Fayetteville,GA
Hobbies: Kayak Fishing, Tennis, and Bicycling
Years fishing: All my life...55+...thanks Dad and Mom!!
Years kayakfishing: 3 and over 300 trips in the last 3 yrs
Kayak: Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120
Target Species:
Freshwater: Shoal bass and spotted bass (DONE!! - thanks to RiverPirate and FishingFanatic!!) (I got my 1st Striper Labor Day, 2006!!)
Saltwater: Tarpon, cobia and kingfish (Have all the normal fish, and I got a 22" snook in a canoe, a 3' barracuda, and small gag grouper and mangrove snapper this fall.)

Joined GRF: To learn more about freshwater fishing in the rivers and streams of GA and to catch a "Holy Grail" this Spring!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:38 am
by Fishing Fanatic
Welcome JYJ !

I hope you enjoy your river trips this year in search of some shoalies...

CAUTION - - Its habit forming. :wink:

New Member Introductions

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:39 pm
by bob4
This should cover the last 30 years or so: I spent a year in San Diego, 10 years on Florida's Gulf Coast (Sarasota & Punta Gorda), & 20 years in Virginia. Before that are too many moves to recount.

Had a downriver canoe in Virginia for the upper Potomac and the Shenandoah Smallmouths and a bass boat for the tidal Potomac and lakes. The canoe was awful for Florida's flats and the winds so I rented kayaks or used my old bass boat. I now have a 21' salt water Bay boat type with a CC , a T top & a tunel hull for shallow water and rigged with a bow mounted trolling motor so it can be used for lake bass fishing. I just bought a small kayak, Emotion Mojo Angler 13' for rivers, small ponds and salt water flats. I accidently came across Fishing Creek Outfitters in Milledgeville a week ago when I was searching for fishing spots on the Oconnee river just below the dam. They had a sign out it was customer appreciation day hanging on a rack of kayaks. They had one fishing yak left and were selling it at their cost that day only. I grabbed it.

I love exploring rivers and creeks and have fished or duck hunted in many locations over the years. However when I moved to Florida the only ducks that visited were sea ducks that taste like ****. So I gave all of my hunting stuff to my Virginia partners who made good use of it all after I left Virginia and moved to Florida.

We now live in Tyrone Georgia near our 2 boys and their families. Our daughters family lives on the Merrimac river in Massachusetts north of Boston. We only go there when it is warm and the stripers are running!

The boys love golf and personal watercraft boating/skiing but not hunting nor fishing. I may have some luck with one grandson who attends UGA now that we live nearby.

I look forward to meeting everyone as time and opportunities go by. For this early cold weather season I am seeking fishing opportunities for fresh water trout, salt water shad spawning runs and strippers that follow them up the rivers. I have been told that March is the start of good fishing here.

Tight lines,