Year's ago, in what seems like a different lifetime now, I phished a lotta bass tournament. Had a few sponsers, even had a couple or 3 prostaff boats given to me to use. Won a good bit of money phishing but spent way more that I won. Trying to work, raise a family, phish tournaments and be competive just doesn't work so I gave up phishing the circuits and joined a couple of bass clubs at home. Done good, working outta town all the time interfered with that, then the health problems, forced medical retirement and sitting on my ass at home feeling sorry for myself. The only things I've done in the past 3 / 4 years is play my music, piddle in the garden and watch tv. So now I've made up my mind that I'm gonna start phishing, again. I can't hunt amymore as one of my meds makes me cough a lot and if I walk a lot I cough more. I can cough and phish. I'm restricted to lifting no more that 20 pounds due to hernia's (2) on my stomach directly under the scar from my cancer surgury so I will have to be careful. I am able to sit (stand) in a boat so that's what I'm gonna do. Even went back phishing yesterday afternoon. Phish was running a little smaller but did manage to catch 5 crappie from 3/4 to 1 1/4 pounds. Had a "bluebird day" and the phish was holding tight to the structure making it difficult to get to them in the back of the submerged treetops. Gonna hold up a day or so, rest a little then hit em again. Also, I'm playing music with friends Friday night so I guess I gotta practice a little..