Started fishing in 2007\2008 when a friend was looking for a partner. 2007 did not go so well, but first time out in 2008 caught a 37 inch Pike in Cooks Bay...and that was it.
Since then, my big fish have included a 47 inch Muskie (Balsam Lake) and a 6 Pound Large Mouth Bass(Manitolin).
I still would classify myself as a beginner. Always having to ask for advise, and I generally throw the same lures, as I have not really expanded to other techniques (like Tubes, Plastics, etc.).
Update -> Bought my first boat - 2008 Smokercraft Pro Mag 182.