Well I couldn’t read this thread and just log out….too many familiar folks on here chiming in about the old days. After a long period (years!) of dragging alewives around the lake, relatively clueless as to what I was doing there were 2 things that changed my SML fishing knowledge; 1) I discovered this forum and dove deep into the treasure chest of information on here. I often felt like I was a guy asking stupid, elementary questions but every single time I was rewarded with patient, helpful feedback. Not locations for fish and bait…but all sorts of “how to’s”. 2) Lund2 and I went fishing with Gator. In between the 12-16 beers he drank that day he taught us more about catching bait, tackle rigging, bank pulling, fence swinging and TM navigation then I can remember. It was like somebody switched on a lamp in a dark room. What a hoot. Did he reveal the location of the secret stringer of stripes he kept hidden somewhere on the Dark Side? No…he did not…and that will likely remain a mystery forever. Did he learn anything from us? Sure….how to overspend on silly tackle that will never be used….how to prepare a gentleman’s sized cocktail affectionately known a paint can…how to hand over helm to your son when driving home in a blinding, cold, dark rain….all sorts of good stuff. I miss the daily repartee of good old fashioned back and forth on this site…but agree it’s likely in the past for me too. Miss the old days but know you can’t always go back regardless of how big/small that pencil may be.