...on the new forums trying to get used to them.
That's a fish out of water
When I was a kid, I pan fished all year round. Had plenty of public places to go and land owners were much more likely to allow us kids to use their private ponds. I stopped fishing about 20 years ago, not for any reason but just kind of lost time & interest in it. This past year I started up again and had forgotten how much I miss pulling in a big, fat bluegill with my ultralight rod & reel. Top water lures are my favorite for bass, love when they jump out of the water on the first strike. I'm 2 miles from the shores of Lake Erie and have a handful of friends that would gladly take me out on their boats for walleye, perch, etc but give me a pond or a shallow river I can wade through and I'm happy as a dog with 2 tails 😎.