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#12498894 - 11/10/17 07:49 AM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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#12498973 - 11/10/17 08:26 AM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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I say photoshopped pic. Trees didn't lay that way and bass weren't that big back then....almost looks like Mr Rogers in the back, at least sits like him!
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#12499181 - 11/10/17 10:50 AM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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still use a '74 chrysler bass runner on Toledo Bend my grandfather bought with the camp in '75. its been repowered and doesnt take kindly to the white caps the Bend can have but still kicking after all these years.


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#12499377 - 11/10/17 02:08 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I fished out of a 10" piepan boat when I was a kid but that one pre-dates even me!

Cool pic.

It should, that's Buster Crab in the backseat eeks ..........not many on here know who that is, but, he was alive and well when that pic was made...


Billy, how did you know that was Buster Crabbe ? I remember him in Flash Gordon and Tarzan movies.


Grew up watching him on those goofy beach blanket bingo movies with Frankie and Annette. Couldn't remember if it was Crabbe or Keeton, back in the day he was a silent movie star, a comedian way back..
Looks just like him, made me laugh.. Oh, Tom, bass did get that big back then, I saw a 10 bass stringer, mounted on the wall of tailors little big horn, on Lake Winnsboro of 8+ lb fish in 1968. Along with some awesome other stuff he had... I had big eyes every time I walked in there, it was like field&stream had come to life... flehan cheers thumb
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#12499545 - 11/10/17 05:34 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I fished out of a 10" piepan boat when I was a kid but that one pre-dates even me!

Cool pic.

It should, that's Buster Crab in the backseat eeks ..........not many on here know who that is, but, he was alive and well when that pic was made...


Billy, how did you know that was Buster Crabbe ? I remember him in Flash Gordon and Tarzan movies.


Grew up watching him on those goofy beach blanket bingo movies with Frankie and Annette. Couldn't remember if it was Crabbe or Keeton, back in the day he was a silent movie star, a comedian way back..
Looks just like him, made me laugh.. Oh, Tom, bass did get that big back then, I saw a 10 bass stringer, mounted on the wall of tailors little big horn, on Lake Winnsboro of 8+ lb fish in 1968. Along with some awesome other stuff he had... I had big eyes every time I walked in there, it was like field&stream had come to life... flehan cheers thumb


I think that must have been Keaton. Buster Crabbe was a heart throb for all the ladies back then especially in those Tarzan movies. He was quite the man, very handsome and athletic.
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#12500209 - 11/11/17 01:30 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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I had a 10ft Sears john boat took a neighbor fishing and he stood up fell and turned the boat over. Lost all my tackle and it was cold made that lard [censored] row back to there we put in and never took him fishing again

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#12500390 - 11/11/17 05:21 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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My Step-father fished out of flat bottom wooden boats for years. He had a sign on his bathroom wall that said " If God had meant for man to use fiberglass boats, he would have given us fiberglass trees".
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#12503521 - 11/14/17 02:54 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Memories of my Granddad, brother and me renting a jon boat on Toledo Bend. Hauled the 9hp evinrude in the trunk of the car and would tent camp. On one of those trips I sheared the tips off of 3 of my dad's new Skyline graphite rods he let me borrow. Shut them in the trunk lid. Boy was he hot.
Also, still have my dad's first bass boat, a 74 Caravelle with 50 horse Evinrude. Still runs about 28 mph and gets into places larger boats cannot get to. Wow, memories from 50+years ago.

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#12503527 - 11/14/17 03:00 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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I still have 2 of those flat bottom boats. Fish back water sloughs and oxbows out of them.

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#12505201 - 11/16/17 07:04 AM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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Registered: 08/23/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Texas, USA
I wouldn't get into a bath tub with that boat roflmao

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#12505654 - 11/16/17 12:55 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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Registered: 03/10/17
Posts: 20
Loc: Graham Texas
I was a charter member of B.A.S.S .I had a Quachita 14 ft with 40 HP johnson front stick steering it was top of the line then.It scares me to think where I was in that boat many a time .LOL
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#12505663 - 11/16/17 01:01 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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Posts: 268
Loc: waco
The pic looks authentic to me. I fished in slews in Arkansas in the early 1940's with my father and grandfather (I am 80 years old). We used a similar boat, no motor; the person in front skulled with a short paddle. The gentleman in back looked like my grandfather if you added 100 pounds. The background is believable. And yes, bass were that big (sorry, Okie). I have a pic of me holding a 6 pound bass caught with a cane pole and minnow,taken in front of a '37 Pontiac. Those were wonderful days. We ate everything we caught due to the times. My only negative thought was that being the kid, I was the designated fish cleaner and that involved scaling and gutting the fish. No filleting!!

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#12505734 - 11/16/17 02:02 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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Loc: Joshua, TX
I still have one.
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#12505834 - 11/16/17 04:00 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
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Registered: 02/26/13
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The year was 1966 and I was 18. Worked in a lumber mill where we planed wood from 1x4's to 18x6x20. Strong as an ox and got paid $1.60 an hour. Owner heard me talking about fishing the White River and sculling the boat for my Dad. Next day he drove up with a 14' john boat and off to the river we went. From that day on we went twice a week and I got a raise to $2.00. Pissed off the other "hands" that I got paid for fishing and made more then them.

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#12505915 - 11/16/17 05:18 PM Re: how many of us old enough to remember fishing boats like these.. [Re: beartrap]
Dean Coleman Offline
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Registered: 10/23/12
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My Dad and I fished many days in an old rig like that.


Edited by Dean Coleman (11/16/17 06:37 PM)
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