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missmolly
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01/11/2019 08:12AM
His bait shop sold and he's going fishing instead of telling others how to catch fish, which he's done for half of forever!

Hip-hip....
 
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ellahallely
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01/11/2019 08:54AM
Nice!!!
Jackfish
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01/11/2019 10:12AM
Attaboy Jim!
Pinetree
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01/11/2019 10:41AM
Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass.
missmolly
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01/11/2019 10:59AM
Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."

What grinds my teeth pert near down to the gums is the fact that Jim hates the "scaly rats," but he's the only bwca.comer who's caught a 24-incher. God is a comedian.
Jaywalker
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01/11/2019 11:08AM
Congratulations, TGO!
andym
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01/11/2019 11:47AM
Congrats
01/11/2019 11:51AM
This is great news! I’m really happy for Jim being able to move into the next phase of his life! Now He can devote more time to creating handcrafted crankbaits called Crapalas, learning to play the accordion and volunteering with the DNC! (Don’t Nock Crankbaits)
HowardSprague
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01/11/2019 12:24PM
Congrats TGO! I know it's been a p-i-t-a at times, glad it's done. Enjoy everything!
The Great Outdoors
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01/11/2019 12:36PM
Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."

YUCK!!!!!!
DanCooke
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01/11/2019 03:17PM
May you be able to enjoy your retirement for many years.
LindenTree
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01/11/2019 03:25PM
The Great Outdoors: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."
YUCK!!!!!!"

Congrats TGO.

BTW, I stopped into your business last fall hoping to see you. It was in the afternoon so I was not expecting good chances for a meet up since you had told me I need to be there in the AM to catch you.
01/11/2019 03:57PM
Enjoy watching other people get harassed for trying to operate a legitimate business.
I mean, enjoy retirement Jim! Or are you opening up a pizza joint or something?
The Great Outdoors
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01/11/2019 04:27PM
LindenTree: "The Great Outdoors: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."



YUCK!!!!!!"



Congrats TGO,
BTW, I stoped into your buisness last fall hoping to see you.
It was in the afternoon so I was not expecting good chances for a meet up. since you had told me I need to be there in the AM to catch you."

Had many health issues from mid August until we closed on September 30th, so wasn't around.
Brian took the reins and carried the shop by himself for which I'll forever be grateful. :)
ozarkpaddler
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01/11/2019 06:31PM
Congratulations!
nooneuno
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01/11/2019 06:55PM
So any info on who is taking the reigns on this runaway show horse? We made a deliberate effort to stop every time and buy our bait at TGO's for no other reason than to support the man in charge. (okay also because we could fill up on any liquor we needed without moving the truck, but I digress. Congrats.....
The Great Outdoors
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01/11/2019 07:09PM
missmolly: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."


What grinds my teeth pert near down to the gums is the fact that Jim hates the "scaly rats," but he's the only bwca.comer who's caught a 24-incher. God is a comedian. "

I thought it was closer to 25 inches, but by pure accident and not with any intent on my part to put that "disease" on my hook!! :)
01/11/2019 07:31PM
Congratulations on your retirement and sale of the business, GTO. We wish you many years of happy relaxation on the lake.

The Spartans
missmolly
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01/11/2019 08:22PM
The Great Outdoors: "missmolly: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."



What grinds my teeth pert near down to the gums is the fact that Jim hates the "scaly rats," but he's the only bwca.comer who's caught a 24-incher. God is a comedian. "

I thought it was closer to 25 inches, but by pure accident and not with any intent on my part to put that "disease" on my hook!! :)"


Great. Now I'm going to grind through the gums and down to the bone.
01/11/2019 11:37PM
where am I going to go now to get my Burntside laker fishing reports and intelligence insulted?;)

Seriously though congrats Jim! And I hope your health is fairing better these days so you can enjoy retirement!

tg minus the o
PS feel free to email me your cell phone number;)
01/11/2019 11:47PM
Congratulations Jim! I've really enjoyed the time we've spent in your shop and the instructions you gave my young boys is something they still talk about every time fishing in the BW is the subject. Best wishes with your future endeavors.
01/11/2019 11:51PM
Congratulations and best wishes!
The Great Outdoors
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01/11/2019 11:56PM
tg: "where am I going to go now to get my Burntside laker fishing reports and intelligence insulted?;)"

I'll quit after you finally drill a hole in the ice next time you're Trout fishing!! :)

PS-Cell number 218-235-1096
Stumpy
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01/12/2019 12:15AM
????????
Not much else to say, other than...
God bless in your retirement !
bwcasolo
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01/12/2019 07:36AM
congrats, and thanks for all the tips and advice, and licenses.
PatrickE
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01/12/2019 07:57AM
Jim,
It was a pleasure to get a chance to meet you this past June and pick your brain over coffee. It was one of favorite parts of my trip up to Ely. I remember you mentioning the shop was for sale. Much to my disappointment, my wife wouldn't go for it. Something about the weather being different than Orlando. Congrats on the sale and hopefully the new owners will be as genuine as the previous.
- Patrick
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01/12/2019 07:57AM
missmolly
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01/12/2019 08:44AM
PatrickE: "Jim,
It was a pleasure to get a chance to meet you this past June and pick your brain over coffee. It was one of favorite parts of my trip up to Ely. I remember you mentioning the shop was for sale. Much to my disappointment, my wife wouldn't go for it. Something about the weather being different than Orlando. Congrats on the sale and hopefully the new owners will be as genuine as the previous.
- Patrick "


There's no higher praise than "genuine."
01/12/2019 09:54AM
Congrats TGO. You did a fine job with your store. It was always clean, the bait was lively and you tried to help people catch fish.

I wish you the best in retirement.
overthehill
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01/13/2019 10:11AM
Wish you the best Big Daddy. It just won't be the same in Ely, but at least you may have time to throw more lures out of that bushel basketfull you secretly love! BWahahaha!
God Bless You Mac. oth
Basspro69
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01/13/2019 11:34AM
Congrats T G O now you don’t have to worry about losing business when you tell Packer fans what you really think :-)
The Great Outdoors
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01/13/2019 08:52PM
Basspro69: "Congrats T G O now you don’t have to worry about losing business when you tell Packer fans what you really think :-)"
I don't really want this to say this, but the Packers are the Smallmouth Bass of football!!

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! :)
01/14/2019 07:01AM
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yogi59weedr
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01/14/2019 01:48PM
I'll still bring ya deer sausage from Illinois for fishing info,congratulations Jim.
01/16/2019 10:11AM
Congrats! All the best on the next big thing!!
Jackfish
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01/16/2019 11:11AM
The Great Outdoors: "I don't really want this to say this, but the Packers are the Smallmouth Bass of football!!

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! :)"

That must make the Vikings the lutefisk of football. bah dum bump. :)
Pinetree
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01/16/2019 11:18AM
Did I hear right? TGO is going to start up a smallmouth bass guiding service,he knows where the big ones are at.
The Great Outdoors
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01/16/2019 05:25PM
You mean right where they should be, in the garbage can!!! :)
The Great Outdoors
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01/16/2019 05:26PM
Jackfish: "The Great Outdoors: "I don't really want this to say this, but the Packers are the Smallmouth Bass of football!!

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! :)"

That must make the Vikings the lutefisk of football. bah dum bump. :) "


Actually the Packers could also be the lutefisk of football, really stink up the place, and hard to swallow! Bwahahahahahahaha!! (bah dum bump!) :)
WhiteWolf
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01/16/2019 07:10PM
3Ball: "Congrats TGO. You did a fine job with your store. It was always clean, the bait was lively and you tried to help people catch fish.


I wish you the best in retirement."


+100
Pinetree
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01/16/2019 07:37PM
The Great Outdoors: "You mean right where they should be, in the garbage can!!! :)
"


That was a good one.
missmolly
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01/16/2019 08:18PM
Pinetree: "Did I hear right? TGO is going to start up a smallmouth bass guiding service,he knows where the big ones are at."

Ironically, he does.
QueticoMike
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01/17/2019 10:00AM
The Great Outdoors: "missmolly: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."



What grinds my teeth pert near down to the gums is the fact that Jim hates the "scaly rats," but he's the only bwca.comer who's caught a 24-incher. God is a comedian. "

I thought it was closer to 25 inches, but by pure accident and not with any intent on my part to put that "disease" on my hook!! :)"


Did you mount it? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ........Congrats on the sell!
The Great Outdoors
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01/17/2019 01:08PM
QueticoMike: "The Great Outdoors: "missmolly: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."

What grinds my teeth pert near down to the gums is the fact that Jim hates the "scaly rats," but he's the only bwca.comer who's caught a 24-incher. God is a comedian. "

I thought it was closer to 25 inches, but by pure accident and not with any intent on my part to put that "disease" on my hook!! :)"

Did you mount it? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ........Congrats on the sell! "



No I didn't, but may have thought about it IF it wasn't the first year and day, that C&R went into effect in September!!
If I did mount it, would do so only as a trophy as to how much garbage I took out of the lake in one sitting!! Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!! :)
mgraber
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01/19/2019 02:20AM
The Great Outdoors: "Pinetree: "Good going now you will have plenty of time to catch that big Smallmouth bass."


YUCK!!!!!!"


LOL! Congrats Jim!
northallen
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01/22/2019 10:18AM
Congrats and all the best.
Wishing you calm waters, the wind at your back, and tight lines.
missmolly
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01/25/2019 08:54AM
Hey, TGO, are you loving retired life? I have to keep working for another 4 years, so I must retire vicariously.
The Great Outdoors
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01/25/2019 09:49AM
missmolly: "Hey, TGO, are you loving retired life? I have to keep working for another 4 years, so I must retire vicariously. "
Hey MM,
Loving it, healing up from a few surgeries so I can be ready to fish the first opener in 35 years.
PS-I feel your pain!! :)
missmolly
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01/25/2019 05:59PM
The Great Outdoors: "missmolly: "Hey, TGO, are you loving retired life? I have to keep working for another 4 years, so I must retire vicariously. "
Hey MM,
Loving it, healing up from a few surgeries so I can be ready to fish the first opener in 35 years.
PS-I feel your pain!! :)"


Your reply has me grinning. Heal well and fish, fish, fish!
 
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