Do you love big bluegill?
OK...think about it, guys and gals...a high-end , national TV series that doesn't show redfish in the shallows, trout on the fly, or 270-pound bubbas skating 2 pound bass across the surface on 50-pound braid. Nope, none of that. Instead, we see darkwater Dixie swamps with Abney-like anglers poking here and there with the long pole, selectively harvesting some dandy coppernose, then releasing the brutes. We see Federico on a Texas gem, void of boats due to the late fall season, popping deepwater crackers and rediculous redbreast with refined skill. Another episode has Spoon Guru Bill Modica doing that deepwater, clearwater thing on magnum weight northern strain gills and pumpkinseeds. And check out Tony and those crazy big hybrids that he and the boys are catching ... they look like saucers with fins!
Then, the camera follows Walt Foreman, as he skillfully puts the finishing touches on one of his classic bluegill rods. Toss in Bruce slaying giants at Richmond Mill... that is, if he can keep the 4 to 6 pound bass off of his lures. Meanwhile...Jeff Soto and LedHed are using exacting techniques to get those repulsively rotund coppers and 'crackers at Perris and beyond, in a beautiful, desert setting. Then, we go north, and watch Bullworm jig up some monsters of the north through 20 inches of ice.
Finally, we'll sit down with Tooty and a couple other geezers, and spin some tales over the tying bench as one bluegill slayer after another comes off of his vise. Then...it's back to the real basics, and we watch a group of our children and grand children as Nathaniel DeLoach, Jeffrey Abney and myself haul a bunch of kids around and get 'em going on gills.
Maybe, from time to time, we'll do a show on yellow perch, hang out with John Sheehan and his bluecollar panfishing and soothing guitar licks as a post trip treat. How about that young upstart, Jacob Hill? He would embarass the most of us with his angling skill. And we can't turn down a float tube trip with Jen and Greg as they long pole it for gills and crackers on the prairie waters.
NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A TV SHOW TO ME! ' PANFISH NATION' HERE WE COME!
what do you mean ALMOST??? hahaha we would put heee hawww to shame; hahahaha
HHHHHHHHHHhha HHHHHHHhha Jim and Bob, the only problem with that would be keeping the geezers awake long enough for some input!!!!! I can see em all in recliners now with heads tillted to one side with drool coming out the corners of their mouths now !!!!!!!!!!!! A sight to be hold to be sure !!!!!
hey tooty;; i mmight even get to sell some cockleburrs there to hahahha
HA HA CRAZY CARL AND I CAN SEE IT NOW !!!!!! GILL HAW !!!!!!! LOTS of geezers just sitting around talking about nothin sept fishin , spinning yarns, and occasionally sharing a fly pattern .........
aww it would be priceless to get a show about gill fishing and the fun we have doing it
hey jim;; arent YOU a senior to?? and dicky tabbert?? way i see it half the guys here are seniors!!
and i aint crazy no more tooty;; i got legal papers to prove it!!!hahahahahahahahahahha
NOT TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT but found something of interest on the web today , Jim it's made for us and Carl , Dick and a few others on here check it out : IT'S A WEB SITE CALLED " GEEZER PLANET" absolutely hilarious and lots of funny stuff on it and will find some fishing stuff on it tomorrow if I don't forget !!!!!!!!
Carl I suspect the papers you have belong to someone else cause we know you are certifiable !!!!!!!! Yup CARL I THINK JIM , DICK AND A FEW OTHERS MIGHT BE GEEZERS IN HIDING !!
HEY JOE, I'LM SURE THOSE FELLAS ARE READY BUT CAN'T AND SHOULDN'T DO ANYTHING WITH OUT BRUCES APPROVAL IN MY OPINION ........
WHAT did he say Walt?
This would be fun to watch, sponsorship from locations could pull people in to catch fish like they had seen done on the show,rotate guests with different styles on different waters, it would be fun to watch yall catching and cooking and eating. Althought I could never be a guest in front of a camera, You know, that witness protection thing, I know I would have fun watching yall. LOFR