I'm in a similar boat as Rob. I haven't gone fishing in like a decade. I live by the coast though, and my family's land has ponds and a bayou on it. Lots of bass, catfish, and perch. Some snappers, sheep's head, and other random gulf fish from salt water fishing.
I grew up on the coast, next to the mouth of a major river. Couldn't swim at the beach though because of the undertow.
The closest McDonalds was an hour or two away. Good times.