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#6374331 - 07/07/11 01:50 PM Who's the best bass fisherman you know..
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For me, it would be two old timers.
Ohter Hamilton 82-yo, and the long since past Mr. Taylor, he owned Taylors Lil Big Horn marina and bait shop on Lake Winnsboro--- taught me how to back then.
They shared their knowledge of the lake and tackle with our eager young minds (my brother and me) and we ate it up like candy. I recall that was around the late 60’s early 70’s time frame, not a lot of high tech stuff back then.
They seemed to have a lot of instinct and common sense with worms and stick baits, we couldn’t believe how many fish they’d catch…But they did.
We owe a lot to those two men, they helped shape my brother an me into what we are today.
That ain't say'n a lot, but they tried. LOL

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#6374335 - 07/07/11 01:51 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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#6374385 - 07/07/11 02:03 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SFAbassguy]
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dang thats a toughie!

I gotta go with my brother the Manther...no sucking up here, when that guy is on the water he is sticking toads!
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#6374394 - 07/07/11 02:04 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: krawlin 47]
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#6374399 - 07/07/11 02:06 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: fouzman]
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Gary Dobyns.
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#6374412 - 07/07/11 02:08 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: krawlin 47]
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Originally Posted By: krawlin 47
dang thats a toughie!

I gotta go with my brother the Manther...no sucking up here, when that guy is on the water he is sticking toads!


The Manther! I still think thats the funniest thing ever!

Ive seen this guys website! rolfmao
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#6374417 - 07/07/11 02:08 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SFAbassguy]
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I've only been doing this Bass fishing for about 4 years (I'm 62)
and 98% has been at Fork, so my views are limited. But from the people I know I think Tom Redington is pretty darn good.
His knowledge and insight is obvious if you read his reports.
He loves what he does, and respects the sport. He's a true amBASSador to fishing. And he's brought in a bigun or two,..
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#6374451 - 07/07/11 02:15 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: JIM SR.]
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#6374469 - 07/07/11 02:19 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: fouzman]
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#6374549 - 07/07/11 02:32 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Jersey Dan
Deion sanders


Thats some funny $&%T right there... rolfmao...He lives down the road from me and that pontoon boats he fishes out of takes up half the lake, so he certainly has the water covered! He's a good guy and I like that lake of his!
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#6374561 - 07/07/11 02:34 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Jersey Dan]
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#6374566 - 07/07/11 02:35 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Jersey Dan]
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#6374578 - 07/07/11 02:37 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: chambers_jason]
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#6374589 - 07/07/11 02:39 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Brent Homan]
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fouzman I assume because my grandfather (Ysavel Medina) died 20 years ago. He was pretty awesome.

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#6374631 - 07/07/11 02:47 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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noideaOK it would be Chuck Turner in Emory,there's only one problem.He has a Real Job, rolfmao If your ever in Emory,check out Service Marine.In his office he has so many plack's from tournaments there's hardly any room left,and he still keeps them coming. Hands down he is the most consistant winner on Lake Fork which is a slot lake and thats not a easy task. flehanWhen it comes to electronic's and fixin boats,he's a Wizard! hide2This is what he looks like in the mornings hide2
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#6374636 - 07/07/11 02:48 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Gary Dobyns.


Here's a towel Ronnie. Something brown on your nose.

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#6374638 - 07/07/11 02:48 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Lake Fork Guide Tony Clark]
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#6374646 - 07/07/11 02:50 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: guacamolebass]
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#6374647 - 07/07/11 02:50 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: guacamolebass]
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Either Chuck Norris or "The most interesting man in the world"!


Only 2 guys I know who's pillows are always cool on BOTH sides.
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#6374678 - 07/07/11 02:56 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: riceman]
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#6374694 - 07/07/11 02:58 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Okie Poke]
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I am gonna go with my grandfather. No one knew him here probably and thats OK because he is the reason I started fishing and that means a lot to me. He could catch 'em anywhere on a crankbait and never used electronics or fancy gear. heck all he ever threw were "plugs". He never fished a tournament and never took himself too seriously when it came to fishing but he was a fishing machine when he was on the water.

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#6374719 - 07/07/11 03:02 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Eric Gandy]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Gandy
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Gary Dobyns.


Here's a towel Ronnie. Something brown on your nose.

rolfmao
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#6374726 - 07/07/11 03:03 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: VanWho]
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I don't know any pro's, but locally I would have to say Scott Dean. I don't know him well, but he is familiar with my $$$.
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#6374786 - 07/07/11 03:14 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Okie Poke]
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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
RedRanger

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#6374822 - 07/07/11 03:20 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: JPeel]
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I have two also Billy. My dad when I was a teenager used to take me out in our old stick steering boat on Whitney and I would watch him chunk that old spinnerbait and at night listen to stories about him fishing Possum Kingdom and other lakes in the 50's. He would usually wade and throw topwaters aroung old cedar trees etc back before they had alot of lures and no soft plastics.
Also my old buddy Robert Hargrove. I have spent a lot of time with him in a boat and the thing about Robert is that he is not just a fisherman who has fished lakes since the 60's but he is an all aroung outdoorsman. He seemed to see things you couldn't see and sense things that only someone in tune with nature could. He just grew up in the outdoors and that was a part of him. Too bad he has had to put up with his staph illness for over a year now that has kept him from doing a lot of things.
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#6374827 - 07/07/11 03:21 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: JPeel]
Revoman Offline
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My Grandad and another man I grew up fishing with, Carl Gumm. Carl loved to bass fish way before it got popular. He would catch some great fish out of his tube with homemade cranks and spinners. Carl was a diehard fisherman. We miss you Gumbo.
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#6374830 - 07/07/11 03:21 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
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kelly jordon!

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#6374843 - 07/07/11 03:24 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: jeremy fishalot]
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#6374875 - 07/07/11 03:30 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: senko9S]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
my dad and grandad. taught me everything I know about bass fishing

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#6374918 - 07/07/11 03:38 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: senko9S]
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Originally Posted By: senko9S
Hollice Joiner

I know/knew his Mom amd Dad, he's from Winnsboro. Won a lot of tournaments, along with being a top guide for many years.
That's a good one David thumb
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#6374932 - 07/07/11 03:40 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: VanWho]
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Originally Posted By: VanWho
I don't know any pro's, but locally I would have to say Scott Dean. I don't know him well, but he is familiar with my $$$.


Good choice. I would also add Russell Cecil

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#6374941 - 07/07/11 03:42 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Eric Gandy]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Gandy
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Gary Dobyns.


Here's a towel Ronnie. Something brown on your nose.


LOL!! Stan called and said the same thing. WOndering where my free rod is at!!!??!!! lol!!
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#6374956 - 07/07/11 03:45 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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BVD a.k.a Ben Vaughn or Kevin Marshall.

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#6374959 - 07/07/11 03:45 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Originally Posted By: Eric Gandy
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Gary Dobyns.


Here's a towel Ronnie. Something brown on your nose.


LOL!! Stan called and said the same thing. WOndering where my free rod is at!!!??!!! lol!!


It is probably not where your looking!!

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#6374963 - 07/07/11 03:45 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TIM CLINE]
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how would you know? is that how you operate ? I betcha like "noodlin",too ! weird man.
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#6374965 - 07/07/11 03:46 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: notgood]
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Robby Rose....always had a pattern.
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#6374980 - 07/07/11 03:49 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
TIM CLINE Offline
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
how would you know? been there?


Well, I am guessing since you have not found it chances are it is not there.

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#6374982 - 07/07/11 03:49 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
Eric Gandy Offline
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Loc: Sachse, TX
Originally Posted By: Fish AKA Jerry
Robby Rose....always had a pattern.


if the shad was a flickin,
fish he was stickin

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#6375032 - 07/07/11 03:57 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
how would you know? is that how you operate ? I betcha like "noodlin",too ! weird man.


How many times can you edit your post in 5 minutes? And it would be more like palpation than noodlin and no I have never done it.

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#6375066 - 07/07/11 04:01 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
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Loc: Marble Falls
Mickey Delamar, retired MISD Athletic Director, now resides on the beautiful and ever growing shores of Lake Fork.
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#6375070 - 07/07/11 04:01 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TIM CLINE]
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Edwin Evers, Tim Harp, Scott Dean, Chris McCall in no particular order. These guys have been good for a long time.

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#6375098 - 07/07/11 04:08 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TIM CLINE]
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#6375120 - 07/07/11 04:11 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Check's in the mail, Ken.
rolfmao rolfmao

I have been fortunate enough to fish with a few fellow bass anglers from here on the forum, all of whom are far better anglers than am I. From tackle selection, technique, presentation and overall knowledge of the species for any given season, I am always blown away. With regard to who the best is, thats a difficult question; specifically, one who I know. My knowledge of great anglers is limited at best, however I would have to say Mark Pack. Simply an abundance of knowledge and skill, and more importantly.. still realizes and conveys that fishing is to be FUN.
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#6375139 - 07/07/11 04:13 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Ride-or-Fish ®]
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#6375146 - 07/07/11 04:14 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Eric Gandy]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Gandy
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Gary Dobyns.


Here's a towel Ronnie. Something brown on your nose.


Towel heck, Give Ronnie some mouth wash. smile

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#6375150 - 07/07/11 04:16 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Z520 Cranker]
Alan Denson Offline
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Originally Posted By: Z520 Cranker
Originally Posted By: VanWho
I don't know any pro's, but locally I would have to say Scott Dean. I don't know him well, but he is familiar with my $$$.


Good choice. I would also add Russell Cecil


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#6375194 - 07/07/11 04:23 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Alan Denson]
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Evan O'Brien Hands Down..




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#6375214 - 07/07/11 04:28 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Lake Fork Guide Tony Clark]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 583
Loc: yantis,tx
Originally Posted By: Fishinguide
noideaOK it would be Chuck Turner in Emory,there's only one problem.He has a Real Job, rolfmao If your ever in Emory,check out Service Marine.In his office he has so many plack's from tournaments there's hardly any room left,and he still keeps them coming. Hands down he is the most consistant winner on Lake Fork which is a slot lake and thats not a easy task. flehanWhen it comes to electronic's and fixin boats,he's a Wizard! hide2This is what he looks like in the mornings hide2


I would have to say overall would be Richard Mcarty,Rick collis,Tony Clark....And I agree with you on Chuck Turner on slot lakes as he is my partner and I have been there for many of those plaques...Hands down one of the best out there on Fork. And a very good friend as well.

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#6375215 - 07/07/11 04:28 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Doug E. Fresh]
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Zeeter. If you don't believe me, just ask him! grin
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#6375236 - 07/07/11 04:32 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Loc: Grapeland TX, but Waco for now
As far as out right fishing, not relying much on electronics, no Internet practice, and web help, no fancy equipment and $50K bassboat, I would have to say Billy Bass. I met him a couple of times talked to him and watched him fish. I really think that if he was born 50-60 years later, he would be right up there with KVD. I consider I know or at least knew Billy Bass, met KVD but can't really claim knowing him.

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#6375242 - 07/07/11 04:33 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: sandegr]
Greatwhitefather Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
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Loc: Lewisville, Tx. 75067
Gene Snider!

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#6375265 - 07/07/11 04:39 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Okie Poke]
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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
RedRanger
OMG

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#6375269 - 07/07/11 04:41 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Kenny aka (rodbender1)]
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ok here I go no certain order...... Brady Winans, Scott Dean, Scott Wenzel, Billy Burton sometimes, Ummmmm me,,,,, lol sometimes I'm good lol, and a guy a lot of people call junior not of his full name though he fishes flw now

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#6375332 - 07/07/11 05:01 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Zach Starling]
Zeeter Offline
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Loc: Texas
Keith Combs is a guy I hated to fish against and now he's big time.....

Different guys at different lakes.
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#6375398 - 07/07/11 05:20 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Doug E. Fresh]
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Originally Posted By: Doug E. Fresh
Evan O'Brien Hands Down..




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#6375416 - 07/07/11 05:27 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
MudMan Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 199
Loc: Houston
Me. I am the only guy I know that can catch fish behind me.

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#6375535 - 07/07/11 06:10 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: MudMan]
RMOROTT21 Offline
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Posts: 528
Loc: Princeton, TX
Dont know them personally but Russel Cecil and Dicky Newberry are prolly some of the best in tx

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#6375820 - 07/07/11 07:56 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
sexyshad Offline
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Posts: 4067
Loc: Huffman/Lake Houston
KVD but don't know him, I would say my Dad he seems to catch fish no matter what time of the year and what the fish are doing.

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#6376414 - 07/07/11 11:39 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: sexyshad]
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well being from West Texas at the time I started bass fishing, my first fishing partner was one of the best out there. He was Robert Branson. The other guy that I would include in any West Texas fishing conversation is Jackie Touchstone from Big Spring.I doubt any of you East Texas guys have heard of either but they could hang with the best of them.

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#6376498 - 07/08/11 01:03 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Zeeter]
picklefork Offline
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Posts: 583
Loc: yantis,tx
Originally Posted By: Zeeter
Keith Combs is a guy I hated to fish against and now he's big time.....

Different guys at different lakes.


Don't sell yourself short Zach...If you had the same opportunities keith has had...who knows....

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#6376501 - 07/08/11 01:07 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: machinist]
LSUfan Offline
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Loc: flint,tx
I would like to say my Dad, he never tournament fished but every Wednesday and a few Sundays he would drive the 3 hours to Fork and fish. Sometimes he would be in his bass boat but springtime he had his pirogue in the truck smile We would always get funny looks when we pulled up to the hotel with that thing in the back but it was a deadly combination back in those days! He has countless pictures of 10+ lb fish, and one over 13. He also would take his good buddy from Marshall with him during the summer months to night fish and put his buddy on a 17lb a few ounces fish back in 1990 I think. It's very interesting reading all of his old notes and maps on the lake and I learn something new every time he goes with me up there. We still get excited just talking about the spot where several of those big fish came off of (my biggest fish until last year came off the same spot a week after the 17) I was blessed to be brought up hunting and fishing and I hope I can pass it on to my kids as well as my dad did for me.

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#6376555 - 07/08/11 04:18 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Doug E. Fresh]
Cameron Offline
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Originally Posted By: Doug E. Fresh
Evan O'Brien Hands Down..





Only with Evan O'Brien...it is fins down.

Bass would bow if it was possible...
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#6376565 - 07/08/11 04:43 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Cameron]
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I don't know him personally, but EoB seems like a great stick. His videos taught me a lot about personal confidence in a bait and sticking with it.
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#6376583 - 07/08/11 05:36 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Kenny aka (rodbender1)]
Ken A. Offline
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The gentleman that started this thread has taken my money more times than I can count! lol
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#6376713 - 07/08/11 07:19 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Okie Poke]
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Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
RedRanger


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#6376813 - 07/08/11 08:04 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
The gentleman that started this thread has taken my money more times than I can count! lol


Actually Ken i think it was Kay that took all of your money,Billy just netted the fish ..........sorry Billy had to tell it like it is....Besides Kay was the best catch you ever made..........

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#6376895 - 07/08/11 08:30 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Stan Browning]
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Originally Posted By: Stan Browning
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
The gentleman that started this thread has taken my money more times than I can count! lol


Kay was the best catch you ever made..........

I have to agree Stan, well said..
Com-on now Ken...My life got easier when you stopped fishing Media... grin
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#6376999 - 07/08/11 09:00 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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#6377188 - 07/08/11 09:55 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: charlie haralson]
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Catfish Johnson he is unbeatable on White Rock Lake



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#6377194 - 07/08/11 09:56 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: charlie haralson]
Helm Hammerhand Offline
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Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 393
Loc: Hallsville, WhatleyBrother, LO...
Big bro Brad

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#6377309 - 07/08/11 10:20 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
The gentleman that started this thread has taken my money more times than I can count! lol


So has his wife!!!!! rolfmao

Fun thread to read for sure.

One of my favorites to learn from for sure is my buddy David Gillham...I love it when we get to fish together.

Charlie Haralson is a stick, Lance Vick is a stick, and that Addington guy can fish as well!
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#6377317 - 07/08/11 10:22 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
For me, it would be two old timers.
Ohter Hamilton 82-yo, and the long since past Mr. Taylor, he owned Taylors Lil Big Horn marina and bait shop on Lake Winnsboro--- taught me how to back then.
They shared their knowledge of the lake and tackle with our eager young minds (my brother and me) and we ate it up like candy. I recall that was around the late 60’s early 70’s time frame, not a lot of high tech stuff back then.
They seemed to have a lot of instinct and common sense with worms and stick baits, we couldn’t believe how many fish they’d catch…But they did.
We owe a lot to those two men, they helped shape my brother an me into what we are today.

That ain't say'n a lot, but they tried. LOL


I would like to say me, but that would not quite be the truth. When I first moved to Houston to work for a new employer, the President of the Company introduced me in a staff meeting and the first question was whether or not I played golf.... I said "Nope, I bass fish". One of the sales people told me she would introduce me to her husband, who ate, slept, and dreamed about bass fishing. Not long after that we were introduced, and the next weekend we fished together. Chuck has a Masters Degree in Fisheries biology, used to work for TPWD, and is every bit as good a fisherman as the game he talks. Heck when he was working on his Masters, he spent a whole summer on Table Rock on an internship with the Corps of Engineers, where he worked at night and fished in the day (He said he slept in a tent the whole summer). Chuck Mulford is without a doubt the best fisherman I have ever had the privelege of knowing. He is a considerable Smart Arse, but when it comes to chasing "ole line sides", he's as good as I've ever seen.

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#6377344 - 07/08/11 10:26 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: KingwoodCat]
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The best bass fisherman I know is a bigger bass.

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#6377472 - 07/08/11 11:03 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: blooper961]
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Posts: 1587
Loc: Belton, Tx
Keith Combs. The guy can flat out catch em'. Eats, drinks, and breathes nothing but bass fishing. Scary good.
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#6377582 - 07/08/11 11:29 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Bullet20XrD]
Feljum Shwarper Offline
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Registered: 03/13/07
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Loc: Salado, TX
I dont know anyone else personally except those i fish against on the area lakes. It would be hard to give an honest opinion because i pay attention to whats going on in my boat and not others. Having said that you do notice who wins and who dont,yea, is it luck? Probably not, experience and hard work pays off in the end. So, that being said i would have to say me...lol...Just dont watch anyone else!

Sorry

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#6377609 - 07/08/11 11:35 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Feljum Shwarper]
RKT Offline
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I have not fished with any touring pros but the best fisherman I have ever fished with is Tom Mayne from the Tyler area. I fished with him on Palestine and it was unbelievable and very educational.

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#6379517 - 07/08/11 08:24 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RKT]
Tom Redington Offline
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Loc: Lake Fork
Mark Pack is as good as I've fished with in deep water. Especially for suspended bass--few bass fisherman can consistently catch them--but Pack casts off the back of the boat a lot of times and swims and hops jigs through them and whacks em. Catching fish after fish out of the middle of the lake where none of the rest of us even bother to cast. I've fished with Scott Martin some and he is in a whole other league. He grew up learning from his dad and spent some summers hanging with Hank Parker's kid. Gee, wonder why he is so good?! wink The most instinctive guy I have been around. Mention your secret lure to him and he'll tell you all the positives and negatives about it before you can even finish talking about it. Here in TX, Russell Cecil is always smashing fish and in the hunt, no matter the lake or the bite. If he didn't have such a successful business, he'd be a force at the highest levels of the sport. Ditto for the Burns brothers--they don't get to practice much but still always seem to smoke them when they do.
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#6379596 - 07/08/11 09:09 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Tom Redington]
J C Outdoors Offline
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Rich Dalbey is one of the most consistant anglers I know. No matter the lake or time of year he will boat his share. Fish's as a non-boater in the EverStarts and the Tour. Consistant money winner and has a great local partner David Gillham who can always carry his share of the load.

Best pro I have fished with was Chris McCall on Toledo Bend, he put on a clinic for me that day. I learned a lot about the way he attacked his water. Would really enjoy spending a week in the boat with a guy like Chris.

Best up and comer would be Little E-Eric Wright, still young and has a lot to learn but loaded with raw talent. I think Eric is about 3 years from being a top contender in the EverStarts.

My kudos to IceMan Chuck Turner as well, if the fishing is tough he will get it done 90% of the time. Most patient fisherman I know.

Honorable Mention: My son Chris could have been a real threat if he wasn't so darn good looking and would have kept his head in the game. He was putting it on most of my friends and often myself when he was 14. Had a good future but got sidelined by tall skinny blondes from age 15 and up. Now he makes me proud as a hard working dedicated husband and father of 2 beautiful children.

No doubt there are more but this is enough for now.

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#6379800 - 07/08/11 10:20 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: J C Outdoors]
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The best I have fished with is Charlie Harleson.
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#6379951 - 07/08/11 11:31 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
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I am a better fisherman than REDRANGER

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#6380103 - 07/09/11 12:57 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: bugsbunny]
Boog Offline
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 1810
Loc: Amarillo,TX
The two best fishermen I know are two brothers up here in Amarillo. Greg and Justin Daniel. I swear they have tortured me for years with their fishing success and their crazy antics. They are not pros but they are dang good at catchin bass.
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#6380171 - 07/09/11 05:06 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Boog]
Ken A. Offline
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All joking aside, I have fished with some great fishermen through the years. Richard McCarty, Brian Duplechain, Gene Snider, to name a few.

Back in March I had the privilege to fish with Alton Jones back and he was not only an incredible stick but also a great guy. Standing shoulder to shoulder with him I was reminded how wide the gap is between weekend fishermen like myself and an Elite Pro that makes his living fishing at the highest level.

I was in awe of his fish catching abilities all day long. It was a great day for sure!



Edited by Ken A. (07/09/11 05:11 AM)
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#6380355 - 07/09/11 08:37 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
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#6380391 - 07/09/11 09:13 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
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Loc: GunBarrel City Tx
First My Grandfather who taught me plain and simple with cane pole. Second the one I have been married to for 42 years taught me what I know about fishing tournaments against some of the best people in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#6380498 - 07/09/11 10:04 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
Gitter Done Offline
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
My father and his good friend John Wilmore. Both of these men have caught their share of big Bass and have taught me a lot. They have both gone on and are fishing the Great Lake above. fish

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#6380695 - 07/09/11 11:34 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Gitter Done]
Bass Raptor Offline
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Loc: Castle Hills, TX
There's a pretty good stick in this area by the name of Elroy Kruger. cheers

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#6381062 - 07/09/11 02:24 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Bass Raptor]
chilli31 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 296
Loc: Allen, Texas
Chick childress of Clearlake Ca
He passed on in the early 80's
But he was the only man that I knew could constantly catch double digits almost every cast

He taught me a lot about fishing that lake
I grew up on clearlake and I know I can out fish any pro that fishes that lake !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#6381145 - 07/09/11 03:00 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: chilli31]
mercury2 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 177
Loc: carrollton
my grandson, he is 11 years old now, his biggest 13lbs 6 when he was 7 years old, cought at fork. he will be in the middle of the boat between my son and i and out fish both of us. and that is no bull. and i love him every much along with the rest of my grandkids.fred c.

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#6381545 - 07/09/11 05:27 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: mercury2]
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My Father: 83 yrs on July 14th
Pictures from this May 2011, on my semi annual trip to Lake Fork. Unfortunately, we only get to fish together 2X per year as he lives in Quitman and I live in AZ.

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#6381792 - 07/09/11 07:40 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: azbass]
SMOKE ON THA WATER Offline
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 153
Loc: kemp tx
i have to say steviejoe smith. i bet he could build a house with the wood, from all the plaques, he and trudy have racked up. seriously!

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#6382075 - 07/09/11 09:47 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
El Jigro Offline
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jack w. , wimpy, roy, jason, richard l.,dinty, houge,cook. and me. eric ...pay attention

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#6382432 - 07/10/11 02:06 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
brad07 Offline
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Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 33
Loc: tyler tx
id have to say my grandfather. i swear that man can catch more fish than me using a old wooden plug with oversize spinners on both ends than i can with anything!...... and yes ive tried the wooden plugs he uses and i can never get a strike??? it doesnt make sense to me but the man knows how to catch em i guess!
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#6382438 - 07/10/11 02:19 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Kenny aka (rodbender1)]
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Loc: NRH, TX.
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#6382547 - 07/10/11 06:34 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Matt Wilson aka Juice54]
James Biggs Offline
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Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 1766
Loc: DFW area
Leslie Kennedy. He is without a doubt the best I have ever been in the boat with. He is a very well rounded angler who can catch them everywhere he goes. He is also a great teacher of the sport.

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#6382675 - 07/10/11 08:06 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Stax®]
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#6382949 - 07/10/11 10:08 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: o9rady]
519VX Offline
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Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 115
Loc: Texas
Thanks for the kind words Mark. Your check is in the mail. LOL They say that even a blind hog can find an acorn every now and then. I would probably have to say that Russell Cecil would be my choice. Of all the people I have shared a boat with, I believe without a doubt that he could be just as dominant on the FLW Tour or Bassmaster Elites level. I would also have to give a big shout out to my team partner David Gillham. Great fisherman but an even better person.

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#6383047 - 07/10/11 10:44 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: 519VX]
Eric Pottkotter Offline
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Registered: 08/03/08
Posts: 199
Loc: Flint, Tx
Bill and Hub Coleman. I have fished with many of good fishermen in the past 42 years, even a few Elite Pros, but Bill and Hub could figure the fish out anywhere.
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#6384581 - 07/10/11 07:00 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RedSkeeter]
T. KISOR1 Offline
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Posts: 41
When i was growing up my Uncle Keith as I got older started fishing with Ranger Holly and Pete Hernandez both are great fisherman and are always on some pigs and have taught me alot.

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#6390785 - 07/12/11 11:35 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: RKT]
Fishenstein Offline
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Originally Posted By: RKT
I have not fished with any touring pros but the best fisherman I have ever fished with is Tom Mayne from the Tyler area. I fished with him on Palestine and it was unbelievable and very educational.


Did Tom pay you to say this? lol

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#6390790 - 07/12/11 11:38 AM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Fishenstein]
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#6392211 - 07/12/11 05:05 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Fishenstein]
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If I would have paid he would atleast had to write a couple of paragraphs I like to get my moneys worth. Lol
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#6392318 - 07/12/11 05:33 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Tom Mayne Guide Service]
DEREKG Offline
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Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 763
Loc: Red Oak, TX
Billy Dyson. He taught me alot when i first started bass fishing

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#6392427 - 07/12/11 06:04 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Stax®]
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EOB, KenA, and baylorbassguy (Barrett)

seriously
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#6392430 - 07/12/11 06:05 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Baylor_Guy™]
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Thad Rains.
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#6392437 - 07/12/11 06:07 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: TBassYates]
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 478
Loc: DFW Texas
Bill Wilcox's ability to scout out a lake and FIND fish is the best I've seen. He is definitley the best deep water fisherman I know. Couple that with his comittment to practicing, and he has to be one of the best I know. Everyone takes off from their hobby a little bit in their lifetime, but Bill has NEVER took a break! Through jobs, kids and a few (or alot) of divorces; Bill still gets on the lake almost everyday. Wether its a smallmouth tournament in Canada (where he currently is) or a TV show filming, or practice for a simple kids tournament to a serious Bass Champs event- he is always going at 110%. I dont know anyone who can hang with his relentless pursuit of the bass. Even during practice days he is the first one on the water and the last one off before dark. I still call him the Cal Ripkin of fishing.... A true Iron Man. Plus he's old......
Also as a springtime bed fisherman, I got to go with Cody Bird. Even at the risk of him reading this and calling me to offer his freakin autograph.
As far as adaptability to changing conditions on the lakes- My man Alton Jones gets my vote.
If we are talking about catching big fish, then I say Speedy Collett. Some may say he has an advantage because he knows every tree, rock, and Mexican on Falcon, but you still have to get the big ones to bite and more inportantly, land them in the boat. Speedy has a technique like no one elses and and I've got to spend many days with him doing what he does best. He's also the best teacher for young angler's I've ever been around. My 12 year old son Braxton has become quite an angler catching big fish (10.5; 8.12; multiple 6 & 7's) because of the way Speedy works with him. Speedy is a great ambassador to the future of our sport through the young people coming up.
That's my list of guys that I would say are my role models.
Jeff


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#6392908 - 07/12/11 07:56 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Jeff Gilbert]
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since I am more of a big fish person than a tournament person, I'd have to say Randy Oldfield



Big Bass McClendon second though

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#6392958 - 07/12/11 08:06 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: adam_p]
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Originally Posted By: adam_p

Big Bass McClendon second though


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#6393092 - 07/12/11 08:43 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: John175 ®]
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Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Thad Rains.


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#6393477 - 07/12/11 10:14 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: Baylor_Guy™]
adam_p Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 5650
Loc: Ray Roberts
Originally Posted By: Baylor_Guy™
Originally Posted By: adam_p

Big Bass McClendon second though


#1 in our hearts


absolutely

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#6435305 - 07/24/11 01:44 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: El Jigro]
FisherMen Offline
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Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 761
Loc: Abilene, Tx
Originally Posted By: El Jigro
jack w. , wimpy, roy, jason, richard l.,dinty, houge,cook. and me. eric ...pay attention


paying attention... been paying attention and one thing I have figured out... big difference between fishing and catching! Seems like all I do is the fishing part! hahaha!!

+1 on the list!! (and about 100 other guys....)
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#6435466 - 07/24/11 03:00 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: FisherMen]
stratos caster Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 63
Loc: whiteoak,tx
I'll have to say my uncle Jackie Walker. He could probally catch fish in the city swimming pool.

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#6435524 - 07/24/11 03:17 PM Re: Who's the best bass fisherman you know.. [Re: stratos caster]
374 Trigger Offline
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Registered: 04/19/11
Posts: 893
Loc: Burleson TX/DelRio
Some of the greatest Texas bass fishermen were Tracey Woods, Tom Butler, Jackie Hewlett, and Johnny Mayes.

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