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#13594357 Jan 05, 2018 at 02:08 PM
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Been away for a few months. I kind of stepped away from gaming a bit to focus on fishing and I just never really got the MMO desire back again. I am getting ready to embark on a new tournament trail this year in the hopes of becoming a semi-professional amateur bass angler lol. Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hi, Happy New Year and all that. Miss you all (even Oakos)!
AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13594385 Jan 05, 2018 at 02:36 PM
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#13594357 Randal Thor wrote:

Been away for a few months. I kind of stepped away from gaming a bit to focus on fishing and I just never really got the MMO desire back again. I am getting ready to embark on a new tournament trail this year in the hopes of becoming a semi-professional amateur bass angler lol. Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hi, Happy New Year and all that. Miss you all (even Oakos)!



Happy fishing, sir. Haven't lost my MMO desire just don't have one I'm interested in atm (at least for a while until the new stuff launches). So I can relate. Don't fall in. 😅
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#13594386 Jan 05, 2018 at 02:36 PM
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Hey HT! Good to hear from ya and keep those lines tight!
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#13594415 Jan 05, 2018 at 03:12 PM
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I'm fairly new to things around here, but as a fellow angler (not competitive by any means), I say best of fluck - slay 'em!
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#13595106 Jan 06, 2018 at 05:47 AM · Edited 4 months ago
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#13594415 Hex Iskalien wrote:

I'm fairly new to things around here, but as a fellow angler (not competitive by any means), I say best of fluck - slay 'em!



Hey Hex, nice to meet you. Appreciate the well wishes! Make no mistake, I'm more of a really avid enthusiast myself but I did used to enjoy tournament fishing and my neighbor that I fish with kind of got me back into it last summer with some small weekly jackpot tournaments at our local lake and we did win some money in those. The ABA season was already over by the time we started fishing together but he's been bugging me all fall to sign up this year. First tournament is next weekend at Lake Okeechobee. The competition in ABA is a little bit of a step up from the local Wednesday nighters but so are the cash prizes. We'll see how it goes!
AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13595109 Jan 06, 2018 at 05:51 AM
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#13594385 Kratuk wrote:

#13594357 Randal Thor wrote:

Been away for a few months. I kind of stepped away from gaming a bit to focus on fishing and I just never really got the MMO desire back again. I am getting ready to embark on a new tournament trail this year in the hopes of becoming a semi-professional amateur bass angler lol. Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hi, Happy New Year and all that. Miss you all (even Oakos)!



Happy fishing, sir. Haven't lost my MMO desire just don't have one I'm interested in atm (at least for a while until the new stuff launches). So I can relate. Don't fall in. 😅


I haven't totally given up gaming. I just have been avoiding MMOs because I feel like the time investment they require to be competitive is more than I want to invest right now. I've been playing the hell out of this ARPG called Grim Dawn though. If you like games like Diablo, you should definitely check it out. VERY well done game.
AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13595116 Jan 06, 2018 at 06:00 AM
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Hey Hat! Good luck in the tourney, there is a bit of a gap before any decent mmo comes out so if you are half the fisherman you gaming skill was, you should do well :).

And Happy New year to you also.
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#13596632 Jan 07, 2018 at 01:17 PM
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I miss you Hat! Fishing.....I guess that is a good excuse. Golfing would be better though.....
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#13596775 Jan 07, 2018 at 03:05 PM
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#13596632 Mersy wrote:

I miss you Hat! Fishing.....I guess that is a good excuse. Golfing would be better though.....



Aw, that warms my heart Tor! I actually did play golf the day after Christmas (gotta love Florida haha) and let's just say that my golf game isn't going to win me any money any time soon!

As for fishing, my buddy and I were just out this morning doing some scouting in preparation for the tournament on our home lake in 2 weeks and I caught this one:

AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13597786 Jan 08, 2018 at 06:46 AM
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Nice!!!! You have to let us know how the tournament turns out!
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#13598470 Jan 08, 2018 at 04:54 PM
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#13597786 Mersy wrote:

Nice!!!! You have to let us know how the tournament turns out!



Damn, I was hoping if I didn't do well that I could just never mention it again but now you've taken that option away!
AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13608739 Jan 15, 2018 at 03:50 PM
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Ok Tor, here is your update :)

As you can see from the attached photo, I ended up with 9.12 pounds for my 3 fish (co-anglers can only keep 3 fish) and that was good for 10th place out of a field of 52. It was kind of a tough day with a cold front coming in and while I had my 3 fish limit by about 9am, I didn't have any good ones. I was sitting on about 4 to 4.5 pounds when my partner decided to try a new spot around 1:30pm. We ran over to the new spot and after about 15 minutes I got a bite on a Speed Worm, leaned back and swung on it. I knew right away it was a decent fish. It didn't take long for it to surface and my partner said "man, that's a giant!" Giant was probably a little bit of an overstatement but it was just under 6 pounds and got me in the top 10 and a small pay day of $125.

Any time you get a check it's a good tournament and seeing as it was my first tournament at this level in many years, I was very happy to get paid, especially since I was looking at not even being in the money until I got that last fish. Got another tournament this weekend up here on my home lake so hopefully I can get another top 10 finish!
AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13663427 Feb 20, 2018 at 02:25 PM
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New update on my foray into tournament fishing. After a disappointing 41st place (out of 86) on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes last month, we headed back down to Lake Okeechobee this past weekend. I ended up finishing 14th out of a field of 56, just missing the money by 2 places and .49 pounds. I had several fish on that would have put me in position to get a check but I lost them all 😡 I picked up a lot of points however and with 2 top 15 finishes under my belt I am currently sitting 5th overall in the Florida South division standings. Here's a pic of where I was on the leaderboard and my big fish (5 pounder!) for the tournament.



AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13663562 Feb 20, 2018 at 04:46 PM
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You know what they say: Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll have no time for MMOs, because the outdoors and fishing are awesome.

Good luck!!
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#13663610 Feb 20, 2018 at 06:02 PM
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That is awesome Hat! It also looks very warm and I'm freezing my ass off, so basically, I'm pretty jealous. I hope you are having a great time. 😄
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#13663641 Feb 20, 2018 at 06:40 PM
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#13663610 Mersy wrote:

That is awesome Hat! It also looks very warm and I'm freezing my ass off, so basically, I'm pretty jealous. I hope you are having a great time. 😄



Don't feel bad Tor, it was only like 85 degrees that day 😜
AKA Hat Trick, AKA HT, AKA Pete, AKA Bass slayer!

Stupid Pet Tricks (Stam Warden and current main)
Randal Thor (Stam Sorc before Stam Sorcs were a thing, now relegated to crafting)
Hat Trick (Stam NB and my namesake)
Oceans-of-Tears (Magicka NB and the most badass Argonian ever!)
Far Dareis Mei (Supposedly a Stam Templar but she just makes glyphs)
Highly Combustible (Magicka DK and afterthought)
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#13663804 Feb 20, 2018 at 09:11 PM
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#13663641 Randal Thor wrote:

#13663610 Mersy wrote:

That is awesome Hat! It also looks very warm and I'm freezing my ass off, so basically, I'm pretty jealous. I hope you are having a great time. 😄



Don't feel bad Tor, it was only like 85 degrees that day 😜


Nice fishes.... I am with Tor though. I am so cold right at this moment and you suck.


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We grow old because we stop playing"
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