Kingfisher 11 started a thread about his 9 years on the site and I cant believe I have been a member for over 8. The time goes by so fast. It got me thinking that although missed the very first M-S outing on the Big Manistee I made quite a few of the other ones and thought some of you might enjoy reliving some of those adventures. Im starting this thread with some of the 2001 outings pictures and if there is enough interest in this one, I will do the same for 2002 outings and so on. For this to work however, I need your help. I have numbered the outings and pictures so when you recognize someone, identify the person, add any comments about the outing and if you have pictures add them as well. It might be fun. I purchased my first digital camera in 2001 and I didnt have a good system for storing pictures so many of the pictures I have taken are lost or in some obscure file I havent found yet. I know I had tons of pictures of our pheasant outing, but only found one. Some of you will recognize some guys we havent heard from in a long time so lets hear what you remember. I think Ralf (Shoeman) organized the first Muskegon outing and I recall we all had a great time. I know that before the night was over, my gut hurt so hard from laughing I couldnt get to sleep. My best reelection was meeting with John (Quest 32A) for the first time. I loaned him one of my float boats and when we started, I remember asking him if he wanted any advice or help. John replied that he didnt so off we went. Ill let him fill in how we did that day but suffice to say it was the beginning of an ongoing friendship and lots of fishing memories. Below are a few pictures. Later that fall we had a Pheasant outing on the east side of the state. I only could find this one picture, but in it is the coolest little dog you would ever want to meet. Otto was a great hunting dog and just fun to be around. The first time I met Spanky and our gang on the Joe turned out to be an awesome say. I was lucky enough to get an invite to fish on the Genuine Raft. As I recall, we all hooked some fish and I learned how to walk the dog. This is Dave and he just showed up again on M-S. One heck of a fisherman and he is still chartering out of Ludington. Ane the captain is aboard. Clay we were steelhead fishing, not lake trout fishing. lol You should see those bibs now. lol We had to let the captian catch one. Fishcthr again. You can't leave this guy alone with a fishing pole or this is what happens.