01-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Re: West TN Monster Bluegill
Originally Posted by tnpondmanager
I suppose it takes all kinds, including, unfortunately, people lacking a surplus of class. The first time I came to this forum I was simply killing time, as people have been wont to do from time to time on the internet; I saw this thread in which someone in the very same state I live in, was asking where he might find some exceptional bluegill water in said state. It's really beyond me how my responding to that very specific question constitutes such egregious self-promotion the like of which has never been seen.
I didn't come on here and make a general post out of context; I didn't even reply to a thread in which, for example, someone had asked where to catch big bass, or trout, or any other species under the sun. The author of the thread had asked where in Tennessee he could catch "monster" bluegill; I simply told him the best place in the state to catch them.
Beyond that, considering that bluegill are indeed popular among one or two fly rod anglers in this country, I thought the information might be appreciated.
Lastly, if you've never had a guide business, there aren't a lot of ways to let people know about your service outside of forums such as this.
Believe it or not, there are actually fishing forums online where the members act like decent, respectful adults and don't write things to each other that they probably wouldn't say in person. I made the mistake of assuming this was such a forum.
Does being decent and respectful include abiding by the rules of the forum you agreed to BEFORE you completed your registration?
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Before you point the finger at how people are acting on the forum...look in the mirror.
Mike Ridenour...coloring outside the lines since 1959!