: Fairwell fellow WC Boaters
03-15-2010, 01:42 PM
Team Walleye Central,
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t visited here much over the last year… Well, I am going through a messy divorce and the time has come for me to divorce you too :). I went through the hardest moment of my life this morning and sold “SuziRang” (on Walleye Central of course!) and “most” of my gear this morning (You ever seen a 35yr old guy sob in tears?). I have other priorities now which I must focus on, coupled with the expense and reduced income of what a divorce does for you… I needed to rearrange my priorities and the logical side in me said the boat is out of the picture :(
I wanted to send a thank you to you all. I am not the guy who chats and posts on line, but walleye central and all of you here really had me hooked. I was referred to this site years ago to get feedback on the 1850 Reata, is how I started. I sure got more than I bargained for and have learned a tremendous amount over the years from many of you. For that I thank you!
It has been a lot of fun and hours and hours of entertainment here… Someday in the future I will have my life back under control and will get back into this world, but until then, thank you and happy boating to you all and wishing you a healthy, happy life for years to come!
03-15-2010, 01:54 PM
I wish you good luck and if you are ever in Green Bay hit me up and we'll get you on the water..
03-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Bunzey, hang in there. I went thru the same thing about 15 years ago. At about the same age. Went from fishing 100 plus days a year, fishing the PWT, MWC and numerous small tournaments, fishing promotions, owning a new prototype boat each year, 14 sponors, to no boat. It was a major life change. But a few years later and most everything is back to normal. With a new girl friend that loves to fish. It will all work out for you.
Very sorry to hear it but can't imagine you wouldn't have internet access in your next life - at least at work. It might help to maintain some connections to places/sites/things/people you enjoy even though it seems like everything else is turning upside down.
Been there and luckily I have still managed to keep the boat. I wish you luck in the future and things will get better for you. You will be back on track and hopefully we will hear from you in the future.
Best Wishes Bunzey,
But, you don't have to own a boat to visit Walleye Central!
You don't have to give up what you love just because your life changes. You just have to change how you do what you love.
Rich or poor...fishing is fishing and can be done at all levels....from boats or from shore.
It's not the toys that makes fishing what we love...it's the doing.
Keep doing it, and your life will work itself out. If nothing else....it will keep you sane in this whacky world. :cheers:
Take care and I wish you all the best in your future, I have a strong gut feeling you will be back to fishing once you take care of everything you need to do.
If you ever get to Buffalo NY and want to fish, you have a seat in my boat
03-15-2010, 06:31 PM
hang in there...................this too will turn............if you're ever on lake erie near port clinton........you'll have a boat to fish.............best of luck.............
03-15-2010, 06:55 PM
Good Fortune and Godspeed to you Bunzey!! I went through a divorce over 6 years ago and I feel your pain. Don't fear!!! It will get better. I am very, very recently remarried to a wonderful woman who loves the water and fishing as much as I do. If you are in the Joliet Illinois area look me up and we can wet some lines!!!
03-15-2010, 07:32 PM
Juls had some great advice........and as you noted, you're 35 years old with much of your
life in front of you.....don't give up what you have a passion for....many folks here will get
you out on the water, and then there's the "get-togethers" where you can get reunited.
I understand not having much money in the budget for fishing, though it's not about the
newest or biggest boat.....many times I've seen the guy in the 14' or 16' alum fishing boat
with a 9.9 or 15 hp come in with their limit, while the guys in the big rigs claim they did
the "C&R" all day (right.......ha).....maybe, but I know better cause I've been in some of
those rigs on days when it ain't happening.
I wish you well with your new start.....keep looking up !
Bunzey, I was divorced in 1993 and I had to sell my boat, give my house away, and lose part of my pension.
I am now retired and have a nice house and boat.
Things will change for the better! It takes some time!
May God bless you,
03-16-2010, 09:11 AM
Thanks for the kind words folks. You're right, I'll stop back in from time to time. I guess I just know, as evident from since this started a year ago (and consequently hardly used the boat), I just won’t be around here often, and felt the need to say a sort of goodbye and just a thank you. And yes, I see my light at the end of the tunnel and will certainly get through this, no worries. Heck, with the boat gone, I got to pull my vehicle into the garage last night which was quite nice… I forgot what that was like LOL.
Thanks again and now I’ve got a journal of contacts to look up whenever I travel the country :)