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I remember going to Bartlett Lake back in the early 80's, when you finally got to the Boat Ramp you had to make sure your headlights were still in the grill check your battery confirm you hadn't lost any kids, but we were men we were manly man, and we didn't drive a rave 4 we had tough trucks like Ford Chevy Dodge power wagons we didn't need an outhouse or a flushable toilet,back then real men beached their boats found a nice rock and let nature take its course. And if we ran onto a rattlesnake we did not scream cry and jump and call animal control hell we had dinner that night,and a new belt the next morning. we weren't metrosexuals we didn't cry if you started to cloud up. we did not need 200 hp bass boat's to have fun, we had a 14 foot Jon boat with a 20 HP Evinrude and enjoyed ourselves immensely. And if some jerk gave us a problem he look like a raccoon in the rest of the weekend and he kept his mouth shut. We didn't need campers, RV's, hell we slept right out on Bartlett flats. So I say to you so-called fishermen lets stop acting like fairies, and let's prove we have testicles. :mad:
 

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Midlife is a ugly thing, man up dude, adapt and conquer:eek:

I know its tough when you know everyone is on a lake right now and we are at our keyboards.
 

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I remember going to Bartlett Lake back in the early 80's, when you finally got to the Boat Ramp you had to make sure your headlights were still in the grill check your battery confirm you hadn't lost any kids, but we were men we were manly man, and we didn't drive a rave 4 we had tough trucks like Ford Chevy Dodge power wagons we didn't need an outhouse or a flushable toilet,back then real men beached their boats found a nice rock and let nature take its course. And if we ran onto a rattlesnake we did not scream cry and jump and call animal control hell we had dinner that night,and a new belt the next morning. we weren't metrosexuals we didn't cry if you started to cloud up. we did not need 200 hp bass boat's to have fun, we had a 14 foot Jon boat with a 20 HP Evinrude and enjoyed ourselves immensely. And if some jerk gave us a problem he look like a raccoon in the rest of the weekend and he kept his mouth shut. We didn't need campers, RV's, hell we slept right out on Bartlett flats. So I say to you so-called fishermen lets stop acting like fairies, and let's prove we have testicles. :mad:

I agree.. To many pussies out there today thanks to the politically correct liberal queers .
 

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And he still watches black and white tv.
 

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Let me tell you what for boy......... Black and white was good enough for me. No need for a buncha *** tv colors. Why, a 12 foot wooden boat with oars was all we needed, used kitchen twine for line and tied our hooks on with granny knots. Walked to school 6 miles every day, uphill both ways and it was always knee-deep in snow. But today's youth - pffff - with their fast cars and their rumble seats.

Just pulling your leg:D
 

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I remember going to Bartlett Lake back in the early 80's, when you finally got to the Boat Ramp you had to make sure your headlights were still in the grill check your battery confirm you hadn't lost any kids, but we were men we were manly man, and we didn't drive a rave 4 we had tough trucks like Ford Chevy Dodge power wagons we didn't need an outhouse or a flushable toilet,back then real men beached their boats found a nice rock and let nature take its course. And if we ran onto a rattlesnake we did not scream cry and jump and call animal control hell we had dinner that night,and a new belt the next morning. we weren't metrosexuals we didn't cry if you started to cloud up. we did not need 200 hp bass boat's to have fun, we had a 14 foot Jon boat with a 20 HP Evinrude and enjoyed ourselves immensely. And if some jerk gave us a problem he look like a raccoon in the rest of the weekend and he kept his mouth shut. We didn't need campers, RV's, hell we slept right out on Bartlett flats. So I say to you so-called fishermen lets stop acting like fairies, and let's prove we have testicles. :mad:
I think his jonboat got caught in the wake of a 200 hp bass rig and sank.

Don't be a hater dude
 

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I think his jonboat got caught in the wake of a 200 hp bass rig and sank.

Don't be a hater dude
Oh, and he also got bit in the testicles by a rattlesnake taking a chit behind a rock while camping on the flats which is also where he dropped his drive shaft on the power wagon---see dude, should have bought the rav 4.

Don't be a hater dude
 

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Well i'm not that old but I remember in the early 90s like 92-93 my dad and his friend used to have a great time at pleasant doing top water with 4" plastics that they bought from fishermans choice "Sluggos" clear white sparkle and Firecracker. Used to have good top water in castle creek around the banks they would get a few dozen in acouple hours. Then during the whitebass spawn we would go out and use bigger white rooster tails and small 3" bass assasins, would get dozens of whites. Plez was so much better before this stripper uproar. Or when he used to take me to horseshoe before they drained it and would go crappie and small mouth fishing. We did this in a 16ft flat bottom Alumacraft with a 25hp outboard which I think cost less than 2 grand. Those are very happy memories of my childhood caught the most fish on that boat. Although I understand a small bit of what he is talkin about fishing has gotten so much bigger since then but still so many people have small 12-14 foot aluminum boats with small outboards. I got a 14ft crestliner with a 25hp yamaha, not everyone can afford anew bass boat but I have what I need and works for what I do.
 

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I built the first three boats I owned out of wood and I still sleep in the bed of my pickup truck. I didn't know anything changed until I read this thread. I am shocked!
 

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Well i'm not that old but I remember in the early 90s like 92-93 my dad and his friend used to have a great time at pleasant doing top water with 4" plastics that they bought from fishermans choice "Sluggos" clear white sparkle and Firecracker. Used to have good top water in castle creek around the banks they would get a few dozen in acouple hours. Then during the whitebass spawn we would go out and use bigger white rooster tails and small 3" bass assasins, would get dozens of whites. Plez was so much better before this stripper uproar. Or when he used to take me to horseshoe before they drained it and would go crappie and small mouth fishing. We did this in a 16ft flat bottom Alumacraft with a 25hp outboard which I think cost less than 2 grand. Those are very happy memories of my childhood caught the most fish on that boat. Although I understand a small bit of what he is talkin about fishing has gotten so much bigger since then but still so many people have small 12-14 foot aluminum boats with small outboards. I got a 14ft crestliner with a 25hp yamaha, not everyone can afford anew bass boat but I have what I need and works for what I do.

I understand regarding the whites, crappie in Plez. Although they are there still just not the numbers that they once were. You can still catch plenty of striper and if they piss you off that much, do what most of the others do! Toss those phuckes up on the bank. Horseshoe is a sad story for those who had the opportunity to fish it back then, could not agree more I wish it was the lake it used to be. That is out of my hands and I assume most others on here. If you like to fish make the most out of what you have, there are plenty of great fishing holes! Seemingly when one takes a chit, another comes alive. Adversity....
 
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