fished for years newcomer to BOC

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by Dan the Fisherman, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Dan the Fisherman

    Dan the Fisherman New Member

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    I've been a cat fisherman for 40+ years with a fair amount of knowledge about the sport. Now I have found a brotherhood that shares my passion. I have already seen a vast amount of knowledge that I can use to improve my own ability. :big_smile:I have been targeting flats at SangChris and Coffeen the last few years. I also enjoy a trip to Baldwin for the Blues. Coffeen lake is close to my home so naturally it is my main target. I also have Shelbyville and Carlyle close by. My 14 ft john has trouble on these lakes when recreational boats are active or the wind gets up. If channels are the target, I have several great options for action. So if any central Illinois cat persons want to hookup, I'm always ready. Unfortunately I only have weekends available. :sad2:
     

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  2. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Dan, Is that you in the picture? If so can I use it as your avatar?
     

  3. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    Welcome Dan! The BOC is a great place to share. Hope you find yourself addicted real soon. :)
     
  4. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Welcome aboard Dan great to have you.
     
  5. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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  6. nitronostrils

    nitronostrils New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, enjoy the stay.:cool2:
     
  7. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    Hampstead, NC
    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  8. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    Topeka, Ka
    Welcome, you'll love it here!!:big_smile:
     
  9. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Welcome Dan, I'm not to sure I haven't talked to ya before at the ramp on Coffeen..... Wish it would hurry and get some water back in it! yer pic looks familiar any way.
    Randy
     
  10. Dan the Fisherman

    Dan the Fisherman New Member

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    Ramsey, Illinois
    Yes Verlin, This is a picture of myself. Sorry, I'm still trying figure out my way around on the threads. It is like being on a strange lake at night without a light.
     
  11. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    dan welcome to the boc.. if you wana make a 2 hour drive sometime head out i64 to evansville and we can hit the ohio.... plenty of water in it right now :big_smile:
     
  12. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Belleville
    Hey Dan.. welcome to the BoC!

    I fish Carlyle and Baldwin mainly. You are in good hands here... some of these blokes know enough to be dangerous. :wink:
     
  13. Dan the Fisherman

    Dan the Fisherman New Member

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    Ramsey, Illinois
    I would like to make a weekend trip down there, sometime. I can't for awhile, no funds available. I have 16 grandchildren and Santa has me staying close to home for awhile. I'm located near Vandalia, a small town called Ramsey. I believe it would be about a 3 hr drive from here. I am game when the funds and opportunity present itself. Thanks for the invite.
     
  14. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Dan,
    Welcome to the BOC from Indiana.
     
  15. catinaldatime

    catinaldatime New Member

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    Girard, IL
    Glad to see you could join us, hope you are getting around well. Hey everyone, this is my fishing buddy, we hit Coffeen on New Years Eve and he's in the pic on my profile when we caught the 67lber....
    check it out if you get a chance, talk to ya later Dan... Enjoy the site, there is plenty of info on here, it's pretty informative.:wink:
     
  16. Darren Twellman

    Darren Twellman New Member

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    Missouri
    I am new to this site myself and can see why its so addicting.
     
  17. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    Howdy Dan, welcome!

    Did they tell ya about the mandatory supper you new guys have to put on for all of the rest us?
    The one where you have to tell the location of all of your best holes?:wink::smile2:
     
  18. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Oklahoma
    Welcome Dan,and Darren . I know you both will be right at home in no time.
     
  19. dankitch

    dankitch New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Dan and Darren. Like you said this place is addictive, so get ready to spend alot of time here.
     
  20. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    John
    Hi Dan,And a Big Ol Iowa Welcome to the BOC. Glad to have You Join Us.J.D.:big_smile: