Originally Posted by Iowanian
I have fished since I was a kid. I can pretty much own a farm pond, but I struggle on bigger water. I fish Bull Shoals, without much success.
If I could have 2 baits, I'd take a 7" plastic worm setup with my prefered brand and color combo and a buzz bait, or a Bill Dance Excalibur, baby bass.
The biggest issue has been time...too much work, not enough play, and when I've done much fishing the past 2 years, it has been putting pieces of worms on a princess snoopy rod and taking sunfish off of tiny hooks.
I struggle with rivers, working with currents etc... usually end up just casting near the bank.
Great choices for go-to lures.
Heh, what i wouldnt give to have mine that age again... i'd always set'em up with something similar, but they'd both see me actively casting & decide 'hey! this bobber stuffs a drag!', so of course i'd always set them up & then spend the day pulling hooks out of bushes & trees ahaha. Wouldnt trade those days for anything.