The Friends We Meet Along the WayBy Jackie Vogen - February 1, 2008
Fishing is my passion, and I'm constantly searching for ways to broaden my horizons. Through fishing clubs, reading, researching, and surfing websites, I've gained knowledge. And, my thirst for knowledge is what led me to Lake-Link website in 2006. My only intention at that time was to use Lake-Link as an additional learning tool; however, Lake-Link has become my number one outdoor resource.
One of the greatest attributes of surfing Lake-Link has been networking with other fishermen. And, it's not difficult to come across other fishermen who share in a common interest. With all of this said, it isn't any wonder that Chitowncrappieman and I hit it off; as we both love to chase crappies. We both live in the Chicagoland area, and through Lake-Link, we've become friends. Chitowncrappieman has devoted most of his adult life chasing crappies. He has the insight and the passion when it comes to crappie fishing. And, if you've ever had the opportunity to chat with Chitowncrappieman, then you're aware of his vault of knowledge when it comes to crappies. Through our conversations, we've discovered that we both like to fish on Kentucky Lake, where he has over twenty years experience. We're always exchanging pictures of crappies that we've landed, and I have to tell you that he's caught plenty of nice slabs over the years. I'm looking forward to getting out this year and fishing with him.
I've also made many friends through a fishing club that I belong to, and two close friends that come to mind, are Betty and Marge. They both are avid fishermen and enjoy getting out every chance they get. My friends are both very knowledgeable when it comes to fishing and they've been fishing for many years. I have to give credit to these gals, as they both have landed some nice trophies over the years. They both have a wonderful sense of humor, so it's no surprise when they're around that laughter fills the air. We've taken many fishing trips together and it's always a pleasure to fish with them both. One of the things that I admire the most about these two friends is their love for the sport.
On a personal note, fishing has provided me with an opportunity to broaden my circle of friends; after all, we share many of the same dreams. Enjoy the sport, and remember many friendships are formed between people who have a common interest. So get out there and fish; you can never have too many friends.
I Love what I'm learning and I'm learning what I Love to do. I LOVE TO FISH!