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Troy Jackson


So Long

Mon, May 01, 2017

After six years here on I’ve decided to strike out on a new blogging adventure with my own website.  It is up and running so going forward you can find my two cents worth of cyberspace at the following address:

I can be reached via email through the site as follows:

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Similar to my contributions here on, the new website will largely focus on fishing.  I’ll continue, in my biased opinion, to provide the best, longwinded fishing reports on the internet when I get on the water.  Plenty of other fishing content as well that touches on the common thread aspects of our hobby whether you are walking the bank of some pothole or speeding across an expansive reservoir in a souped up bass boat.

The Top 5 project will also keep rolling as that is a favorite feature of mine, can never have enough fish stories, right?  Hope those who have elected to participate will continue to deliver some new catches to the new address and perhaps we can eventually recruit some more anglers.

Lots of ideas, adventures and some new wrinkles on the horizon under the banner of outdoor activities including a plunge into a variety of social media platforms.  Looks like I’ll finally get some “friends”, hopefully, and gotta learn about hashtags, tweets and get me a story.  Oh, boy…good thing I’ve got some kids who can explain this stuff to an old IT guy.

Facebook: Troy Jackson Outdoors
Snapchat: tjoutdoors

Before I sign off, I would like to thank Jeff for the opportunity to ramble about pretty much anything that came to mind.  I’ve had a good time, gave it the best I had as frequently as time allowed. 

Made some new friends and had some new adventures so thanks also to anyone who has taken the time to tag along, read, comment and contribute.  It’s an interesting gig and the feedback has always been appreciated as it is rewarding to discover a common thread with fellow outdoors enthusiasts.  Ultimately, if I got anyone to start a conversation with friends or family that began with “Do you remember that one time…” or “If he thinks that was something, he should have seen…” then I have achieved some measure of storytelling success.

And speaking of comments, my final picture posting will reflect one of my favorites that referred to all of “Troy’s little bass.”  Yep, I got a long memory.

Last Little Bass

And as a final, lyrical flourish, in the words of Carol Burnett (sort of):

“I’m so glad we had this time together
Just to have a laugh or tell a fish story
Seems we just get started
And before you know it
Comes the time we have to say
So long.”
(Note: substitute a hookset for the ear pull.)

Best of luck and talk to you later at  Troy.


Say it ain’t so!!!

Posted by bw on May 01

Thanks for your contributions Troy.  Really enjoyed the trapping stories.

Posted by buckbull on May 01

Troy, I always enkoyed your columns.  Ill follow your new site.  Mr. Lampe has a good site and it will continue to do well, but its like a well liked neighbor is moving.  Rock on, buddy!

Posted by Robby on May 01

Troy, New site is cool buddy. Ill be following ya.

Posted by WhitetailFreak on May 01

Thanks for some interesting blogging good luck on you new adventure!

Posted by BIGPOND on May 02

Consider myself a multi-species angler, but I’ve been on a bit of a LMB jag for awhile, and I’ve always enjoyed your column when I read it in the past so,
Saved your new site on my favorites
followed you on Instagram @teamflanneloutdoors
That thumbs up pic with the squeak Mcgee would make a great first instagram post.

Posted by mohican on May 02

Thanks all for the support.  Will have plenty more trapping posts later this year with current focus on intro, fishing and Top 5 as well as trying to get a grip on leveraging this social media stuff.  Look for some more attention to those aspects as the month progresses.  Hope you can stop by and talk to you later.  Troy

Posted by 13bass on May 02

Hate to see you go! But hey we can always share your new stuff via social media! Best of luck in the new venture and more so with the maze that is social media these days - makes my head hurt most days LOL Good Luck Good Fishing!

Posted by G on May 08

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