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Dave Pullin - Lake Skipper view all Lake Skippers...
My name is Dave, and if I'm not fishing, I'm dreaming about fishing, and if I'm not dreaming about it I'm planning my next adventure.

I've been fishing since I was about 5 years old. I would spend summers in Iowa with my grandfather fishing every day. We would fish for whatever was biting, and mostly I fished with worms and minnows.

Those summers ended when I was a teenager, and I didn't get to fish much at all until I was 20. I never stopped reading about fishing, and when I started back up I wanted to try out everything I thought I had learned. I went out and bought some lures, re-spooled my old gear and tried to catch some fish. Nothing worked... and worse the people I would fish with were catching every time we went out. Of course many of the techniques I was using were for bass... in waters where there were either no bass or very few. When I did catch fish, they were small and didn't taste that great. I now know those "small fish" as stockers. Trout taste just fine to me, but a fresh stocker tastes a lot like the dog food they eat in the runs at the hatchery. Unfortunately I lost touch with my best fishing buddy somewhere along the way, and didn't fish enough for a while.

Fast forward to 2009 after struggling to catch anything at all on lures, I decided to dedicate myself to learning different ways of fishing Kastmasters. After finding success with Kasties, I branched out and found success with most things that I would try. Applying what I learned from lure to lure I can now say that I am somewhat proficient fishing anything that I have in my boxes, although I've only "perfected" a few techniques. I am always up for new things, and even purchased a fly rod last year so I'm learning how to fish that way now too. In 2010 I managed to catch 17 different species of fish, one of these years I'll catch more. That year I caught 15 species on Kasties, but most of the species were caught multiple times with multiple lures.

If you see me out on the water feel free to say hi! I am always up for a fishing story or three, and if you've got kids with you I'm sure my son will keep them entertained.

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