Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
August 23, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

Just Get There

A surprisingly good fishing vehicle, back in the salad days.

While channel surfing the other evening, I stumbled across a show called “Bait Car.”  This was NOT the bait-related fishing show I had hoped to see.  (However, it did bring back some memories.)

Unless you are very lucky, transportation of some sort often is required to reach a fishing destination. Before I was able to buy a truck, my fishing vehicle was a Chevrolet Lumina. It had a giant trunk that could accommodate a massive amount of tackle.  According to one sales consultant at #1 Brookville Chevrolet in Brookville, Pennsylvania, today I would have a difficult time finding any sedan that could match the ample storage under the front seats like my Lumina offered. Sometimes (before I was married), even I was surprised with what I found under there back in the day.  (A-hem)

Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Boyd Duckett owned a 1959 Johnson boat before he owned a vehicle.  Pro angler Skeet Reese used to drive an old truck; now he travels in this yellow and black beast.  And you have to love the hilarious Gerald Swindle (another Bassmaster Elite Series Pro) who recalled as a kid arriving at the lake with his fishing rod in a PVC pipe and duct tape rod holder strapped to the handlebars of his BMX bike.

Skeet’s Ride

If you look closely, there is a fishing net in the back. Is this Infinity a “bait car?”


So how do you get to your fishing destination?

Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad living in Oklahoma. Visit him at

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Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad. He says there are “people who fish”… and there are “fishermen”. One of the few things he knows is that he is a “fisherman”... To the point it could be classified as borderline illness. Sharing this obsession is rewarding, therapeutic. He likes to encourage people to “stop and smell the crappie." Enjoys catching fish, but gets a greater thrill out of helping someone else hook up. Born in Florida, but raised on the banks of Oklahoma farm ponds. Now relocated to western Pennsylvania. He has fished, worked, lived all around the US. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State as well... And he met his wife while electrofishing. He has been contributing weekly to since 2011.                                                                                Find out about the rest of Take Me Fishing Blog Authors.

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