Ed grew up in Chicago. He still lives there. But he has fallen in love with Pickens County. He comes to fish in the rivers and the lakes as often as he can. He has caught several bass that exceed 8 pounds. He dreams of catching one that surpasses 10 pounds. He knows that they are here. His time will come.His goal is to grow his business over the next five years, find a buyer, and move to Pickens County. He has not yet decided whether or not to seek to buy a place on the river, or one with a bass lake. The concept of being able to fish daily and catching great fighting fish provides motivation for him.
While Ed does not eat the fish he catches, he turns them back, he tours the “eating places” of the county each time he comes and orders fried catfish. He loves the taste of those which were grown on aquaculture farms in this county and nearby.