I wanted to write about last weekend, and am finally dry enough to feel comfortable with my hands on the keyboard. It was the most miserable day. My rain suit failed about three hours into the constant rain….everything was soaked….and now my Nissan smells like wet socks, wet shirts, wet everything…wet skunk…because I was skunked…and … Continue reading ooooooh that smell….
Woke up, left Clarksville…12:30 ish in the morning, drove to Guntersville for a KBF event. I pulled into an empty parking lot about 4 am and started to question my choice. I had fished the same spot my only other time at Guntersville; recording a mediocre limit, but still expected to see others there. Why … Continue reading No woulda, coulda, shoulda…nope..
On March 9th, I posted a pic from the internet of my first Hobie. It was a Hobie Hustler skateboard from the 70’s, not the original I owned. It was almost the same color as the PA12 we purchased from Caney Fork Outdoors, and I had ridden it for a few summers in Tennessee. See … Continue reading 7th place trophy…….
I am going to share the technique(s) I used during the National Championship; or more accurately, the discussion I had with several folks after exposing the lure I used. Now before this goes on, there are hundreds of ways to do anything….this is just about what worked for me in the location I was in, … Continue reading APR overboard….
I just finished the 2018 KBF National Championship (7th place– shameless self promoting) and thought I would share something I wrote during the week of pre-fishing. Had I not gained a little perspective, I would have crashed and burned…………. _________________ Last weekend, I was all over them…I could do nothing wrong, cast after cast; bite … Continue reading gotta find the right perspective…
My retirement will be welcomed one day; yours leaves me saddened and a little lost. How do you say goodbye to an old friend? What words can be written to capture the joy, the number of smiles that a friend was a part of? When for over twenty five years, we created memories together…went on adventures … Continue reading Berkley Hot Rod and me….
I wish I had time to make a video for the CAKBFG guys today since many have told me they have no idea how to catch crappie and bluegill with artificial bait. I have done it so long...guess I just assumed everyone had an idea how to do it. All I can do is describe … Continue reading Not the only way….
Yesterday, my need to prove something helped me to a 13th place finish. That story…….. I have fished most of my life, starting on our family’s drive to Alaska back in the late 60’s up until this morning (so far). Not really competitively, but just to fish….there had been two tournaments in a boat over … Continue reading Hypothesis…it ain’t me…I can fish…??
I have been asked several times about the duck mounted on the Engel cooler I carry on back of my Hobie. So.......... 2011 I married my Joy. My Joy’s favorite holiday is Christmas. Every year there is a stocking taller than Dishrag full of everything from silly putty to a new camera lens; from magic … Continue reading who gives a duck……
I had convinced myself that I should not fish the Hobie Open; a little voice in the back of my head telling me again and again, “you can’t fish on Ky Lake”. “Dude, you don’t know how to ledge fish….you don’t know where to start fishing big water…you don’t know…” “Shut up!” “Well, you don’t…” … Continue reading ….dude…you can’t….