Intro

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by FishinPhil, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. FishinPhil

    FishinPhil New Member

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    Hi Gang,

    Just wanted to introduce myself, just joined the club after lurking for a couple of weeks.

    I live in the Rockford area, and have only been fishing for about 42 years now. Some day I hope to get the hang of it. :wink::smile2:


    Recently I've mostly targeted bass, except in the fall when I love to salmon fishing from shore at Lake Michigan. A 20 lb King on light tackle when you can't chase him with a boat is my kind of fun!

    Anyway, I've decided to make 2008 The Year of The Cat. There are plenty of great opportunities for channels and flatties around here, but I've just never targeted them in the past.

    This forum has been very helpful so far, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you folks better.

    Phil
     
  2. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the brotherhood of catfishing (BOC) start a pot of coffee get a comfy chair and u will learn alot and have a blast. lots of good people on here. if u need any gear rods reels line hooks ect . check out catfishsafari .com steve has everything u need and very high quality.
     

  3. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    welcome aboard sit a spell and join right in.
     
  4. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Welcome aboard Phil!, it truly is a great place, and look forward to reading your post and some nice pics of them big Lakers :big_smile:
     
  5. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!
     
  6. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Phil,
    Welcome to the BOC. Sounds like you have some great stories and experience to share about your 42 years of fishing. Looking forward to reading about it in your future post.
    I was in your shoes once with a big King Salmon, 28 pounds on 6 pound test with an ultra lite spinning outfit and yes we chased it with the boat. I was fishing for grayling and or rainbows at the mouth of a small tributary. Then the big king took the lure, then it was on,:eek:oooh: for what seemed like hours but we got it to the boat. That was on the Nushagak river in Alaska and was one of the best fishing experiences of my life.

    Thanks,
    David
     
  7. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Phil.
     
  8. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. from Arkansas.
     
  9. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Phil, welcome to the BOC/SOC. Be sure to check out the library, a lot of good info in there.
     
  10. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    hey there buddy, welcome to the BOC!!
     
  11. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    Welcome Phil. You are in for a good ride, good bunch of folks here.
     
  12. e'villeman

    e'villeman New Member

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    Welcome Aboard Phil, glad to have ya':smile2:
     
  13. FishinPhil

    FishinPhil New Member

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    I've fished the Rock quite a bit, and caught some decent channels there. This year I intend to find out what this flathead thing is all about. I've heard the Pec is good too, but I haven't fished that as much. Gonna have to check it out.

    Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
     
  14. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Be careful around these guys... since you are the new guy, they will try saying you are their bait catcher while they sit back and fish for the real fish. :smile2:


    Welcome all the same!
     
  15. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. A great place for cat info.
     
  16. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Welcome aboard. You'll be catchin kitties in no time

    Dru
     
  17. deerhunter4

    deerhunter4 New Member

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  18. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Phil...
    __________
    A friend is someone that won't begin to talk behind your back when you leave the room.
     
  19. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Phil,were glad your here!!
     
  20. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    You got that right! :smile2: