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Post  smitty on 5/2/2012, 3:39 pm

I have decided to shut this site down so if you have any unfinished business with anyone on this site you better get what ever contacts you need cause when i close it i dont plan to reopen it....

This could happen today or next month its all depending on what the sponsors agree to.

I have been run threw the ringer one to many times and will have no part in it any more....

Running this site i have had to place restraining orders against people i have had death threats made upon me and my family i have been bullied my name has been bashed time and time again well its over I'm going back to fishing the way i always did and thats with real friends and no more INTERNET fishing for me.....

Please do not try to change my mind its not going to happen this is a done deal.......


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Post  whitey on 5/2/2012, 4:07 pm

Sorry to hear it and i can only imagine all that shat involved with running a site .. Thanks for the good times

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Post  JeffL on 5/2/2012, 5:04 pm

Well smitty thanks for all that you did. Does suck to see the site go but I will be seeing you on the sand buddy..
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Post  Menacer on 5/2/2012, 5:18 pm

Sucks to hear man. I thought this was the best fishing forums available its a shame to see it go. Hopefully you do change your mind but if not ill be seeing ya on the sand brotha! fishing
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Post  Zmat on 5/2/2012, 5:31 pm

While I am sorry to hear the news, I respect what you are doing and completely understand. It was nice while it lasted and I learned a bunch of stuff here. I'm sure we'll meet up slammin' stripers in the suds again shortly. Thanks for all the hard work you have put in Smitty.

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Post  Captain Ahab on 5/2/2012, 6:01 pm

Sorry to hear this as it has been one of my fav. places to visit


I understand that you need to do what you need to do and wish you all of the best



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Post  Lbifisherman429 on 5/2/2012, 6:25 pm

I am sorry to see that this is happening.
anyone who wants to stay in touch friend me on FB or email me
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Post  Chunkah on 5/2/2012, 6:34 pm

This is really too bad...this has been a great place to come hang out, gain some knowledge, and participate in swaps etc. I always felt like the advantage of SBO was that it was a bit "smaller" than some of the other sites. This place will be missed and thanks for providing it, while it lasted. That being said, nothing could be worth the bs you've described and you're smart to shut it down and walk away.
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Post  JayDizzle on 5/2/2012, 6:37 pm

It was a good run while it lasted boss. As much as I am sad to see this place go, I totally understand where you're coming from. Thanks for all your hard work in giving us all a place to congregate. I wish you nothing but the best Smitty! I'm honored to call you a friend, and sorry that you had to deal with the bullshit.
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Post  stevel on 5/2/2012, 6:45 pm

Welcome To SBO Smitty back you 100% on any choice you make ...been here with some of the others
for the whole ride ...Its been the best of times and also witnessed some bad times ...through it all you where
there to do what was right ...THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE ....met some great people here for sure and hope
to maintain the friendships that I have obtained here on SBO with them...Smitty your one of the true great people
I have met you would give the shirt off your back to help someone and that my friend is the mark of a great man
Thanks for the memories its been fun...GOD BLESS
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Post  Oldsalts on 5/2/2012, 6:46 pm

Yep Smitty what Jason said hits the nail on the head and really cant say to much more and look forward to fishng with you and our family that we had here on SBO...See you on the sand or water soon my friend...!!!
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Post  SurfChick on 5/2/2012, 6:47 pm

This was a really great site and its sad to see it go. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this site. I learned alot from the site. I respect your decision and completely understand why. I wish you the best and see ya on the beach!
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Post  126andy on 5/2/2012, 6:50 pm

Smitty--Sorry to see this site will be closing. I had a good time here. I'll be watching FB for some more of your aerial photos, You have my email and FB ID if you want to ever shoot the breeze or need anything.
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Post  rider3 on 5/2/2012, 6:51 pm

this is a damn shame.........................But it it is what it is.............Iv made alot of great friends here............Not just friend, but family........Lets stay in touch.............And ill see yas on the sand..........Hopefully..............
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Post  kingfishking on 5/2/2012, 6:55 pm

sad to see it go but I know some of what you went through and can understand why, was a awesome site only one I check everyday lol will be missed by many people.
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Post  Large John on 5/2/2012, 6:58 pm

Peace out!! See ya all on the sand, Thanks Smity
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Post  A.O.K. on 5/2/2012, 7:11 pm

Thanks Smitty, I can understand your decision whole-heartedly.
ya done good!
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Post  Biggestsquid on 5/2/2012, 7:14 pm

Damned shame --- I always figured running a site would be a consuming passion but never dreamt of the adverse implications taht you encountered.

Best of luck and good fortune for you, my friend.

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Post  MarkC on 5/2/2012, 7:28 pm

Sorry to hear your closing this brilliant forum its going to be real hard for me to keep in-touch with the friends Ive made through the chat, i fully back your decision on what ever you decide
And i thank you for being able to be apart of this site even though im 4000 miles away,

Take care and catch plenty

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Post  naspinsz on 5/2/2012, 7:38 pm

sad to see it go but completely understand. thank you for time, giveaways, and wealth of information this site provided.

Look out for me, Raritan Bay to OB3.

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Post  lastfish1 on 5/2/2012, 8:49 pm

Sorry to see this happen. I understand why you are doing this but I don't understand the people who have to threaten you about this site. It's a great site for fishing information and will be missed. Good luck smitty.

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Post  Kevnmary on 5/2/2012, 9:43 pm

Wow. As much as I understand you not wanting to deal with the BS anymore Smitty I can't help but think you're letting that little midget intimidate you. It feels like he's going to win and get exactly what he wants. I can imagine his next posts on Facebook. He's going to be bragging that he and his idiot cronies took down SBO. This really disappoints me. SBO was like home, great people, great community. Maybe someone wants to take it over for you?

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Post  MarkC on 5/2/2012, 9:51 pm

Kevnmary wrote:Wow. As much as I understand you not wanting to deal with the BS anymore Smitty I can't help but think you're letting that little midget intimidate you. It feels like he's going to win and get exactly what he wants. I can imagine his next posts on Facebook. He's going to be bragging that he and his idiot cronies took down SBO. This really disappoints me. SBO was like home, great people, great community. Maybe someone wants to take it over for you?


Well said

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Post  woodwker99 on 5/2/2012, 10:28 pm

Smitty, sorry to hear this. it was a good site. will miss it. Just one favor wait till we find out who won the last give a way.

Tight lines to you.
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Post  striperslayer on 5/2/2012, 10:43 pm

damn thats sad. Ive been here since almost the beginning, and was a kid when it started and felt really excepted as you guys,
and consider alot of you not only friends but mentors. I learned a large portion of what i Know about fishing due to this site,
and no other site out there can compare. Smitty, I'm very sad to see it go but we all understand why.
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