Originally posted by: dbassman55 on 1/14/2007 11:15:09 AM
My parents and I rent a cottage for a two week fishing vacation (usually in June) on a medium sized 150 acre lake in lower MI. I have gone almost every year of my life. This year my main fishing buddy canâ€™t make it, so Iâ€™m looking for someone to go along and fish with me. You will have your own room and everything is provided except your fishing equipment and if you want something special. I love this lake and look forward to this trip all year! It is located about 30 miles West of Kalamazoo, MI.
There is one catch though (no pun intended)â€¦ Iâ€™ve been a C-4/5 quadriplegic for the past 28 years as a result of falling from a tree at 15. Iâ€™m paralyzed from the shoulders down and fish with an electric fishing reel that I operate with a slide bar on a headrest, someone has to cast out for me but I take over after that. Iâ€™ve fished ever since I could hold a pole & after my accident just had to find a new way to do it. Check out my website: (DansFishinHole.com) for a video segment that our local news station did on me in 1998 and a Fishing with Roland Martin TV show I did in 1984, so you can see how I actually fish. Thereâ€™s been some modifications, but itâ€™s still pretty much the same. Most of the picâ€™s on the site are from the lake we go to.
I like to go with a partner +/- 10 years of my age (43), so hopefully weâ€™ll have quite a bit in common and have an enjoyable vacation.
I live in South Bend, IN and am always looking for new fishing partners. I have my own 16 ft. pontoon fishing boat with a 40 horse Yamaha on the back and Minn-Kota trolling motor on the front, which I trailer & pull with my van. I like to fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and about anything else that bites, but my favorite has to be bass.
Please message or email me if youâ€™re interested.