I've camped and fished since I was a little kid. I have fond memories of Little Grassy Lake near Carbondale, Illinois where we used to camp at least every other weekend before I was 5 years old through my teens. Crappie fishing was a big part of those weekends. Hundreds would be caught each time! I can remember fishing when I was about 8 or 9 on the bank at the lake. A little pond slider was swimming around my line and I was really excited to see it. All of a sudden it actually took my bait. I ended up reeling it in and taking it home as a pet. That was probably a highlight in my youth that contributed to my love for fishing and turtles to this day.