Hey y'all! New boat in the water here. What can I say? I'm a 38 y/o basser from the hillbilly state who'll throw stinkbait at the 'ol lady over a $20 purse, but can't leave Bass Pro with less than a $100 worth of 'necessary' equipment. I still run my old '88 17' Tracker (85hp merc) up and down the lake, and have had to replace my aerator to the livewell too many times. Here in the mountains, the weather is mighty unpredictable, but if the fish don't mind it too bad, I reckon I don't either. We got us 5 Corp of Engineer lakes within the hour here (with one just a mile from the house), and I believe I know where each stump and rise is in each. When my old Peterbilt is parked at the house, odds are my Chevy is at the launch. I mostly hunt 'buckets', but have been known to bring in 30 or so crappie for supper (a good mess of crappie means inviting neighbor folks for a plate). My main gear is baitcasters with a good braid, but I got a mess of spinners for finese time. Recently plum fell in love with Bass' Rick Clunn baitcast rod/reel combo... pure 'ol sweet! My lure preference is topwaters. Just ain't nothin like a big hungry hawg storming down on a Spook. I reckon jigs with a crawdad hanging on, and a carolina with a green pumpkin lizard tie for second, and when it gets tough, I'll drop shot the trees. Sure hope to spend some time here and pick up a few tricks, and maybe leave some.