I’ve fished my entire life. Fishing was my father and grandfather favorite thing to do.
In the 1960’s my grandpa had a homemade cabin on the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Located on Lincoln Highway ( route 30 ) that runs across the United States. We could big catfish, carp, and snapping turtles. This was before the epa and the cabin was downstream from Quaker Oats and their sewage made big fish. We’d dig for worms/night crawlers with flashlights at night and catch minows and crayfish from the the local creek to use as bait.
In the 70’s I fished in Lake Michigan in holland Michigan. Mostly caught sunfish, blue gills and perch.
In the 80’s I lake fished on Lake Michigan north of Chicago.
Took a guys trip with dad, brothers and in laws to Arkansas for bass. That was in 1995.
I lived in Lake Tahoe and fished both Tahoe and donner lakes for trout. 2001.
Dad and I fly fished in Vail when I lived there. It was the only time he’d ever done that. That was 2004. We both caught one. It was cool.
From 1974 off the Florida coast.