We have been camping out at in the Ozarks, at both table rock and Bull Shoals for the last 10 days. It has been great, the weather and the fishing. Table Rock has been hot, the bass are loaded on the points and biting everything, plus all three species. We are heading today to Beaver Lake for the HOOK charity tournament on Friday. Should be a great time, and Amy and TJ are looking forward to a hotel room!
I’m at the Jacksonville airport waiting to fly to Chicago. The Classic was great, working with Angelo and Andy at the River2Sea booth was a blast! Met Jon K from Warrior Mist, he has some great products.
I went to Toledo Bend to look around, and hung out with my old friends, Jim Furr and Ben Matsubu. Now I can’t wait to see Amy and TJ, and get to the farm and our motorhome. Be great to see all of the family for TJ’s early 3rd birthday on Saturday. Then we’ll head back to Florida for the season…..
Well, it’s been a long 11 days as Amy left for a Ragnar race in Florida, and her sister Lynn’s baby shower in Illinois, but TJ and I made out alive! Amy’s back, and now I’m getting ready for the ISE show in Sacramento ( for River2Sea), and the FLW tournament at Shasta. Should be a fun week! If you are attending the ISE show on Saturday or Sunday, stop by and say hello at the River2Sea booth, they always have some great closeout deals. Then it’s off to Shasta for some spot fishing, love the deep water fishing, and just ordered a couple 712 Powell endurance spinning rods to catch ‘em! Looking forward to Cali, I always see a lot of old friends that I never get to see anymore fishing the East Coast.
Happy New Year!!! I’m really looking forward to 2012, and a better schedule for the BASS Elites. Since it’s winter, I’d like to turn you on to a couple great little drop shot baits. I’ve been using two little Wave plastics, the 3.5 tiki monkey and tiki dropper. The monkey is a great crawdad imitator, use the bruised orange swirl on a short leader and it’s a guarantee on a crawdad bite! The tiki dropper is like the old school reapers and are one of my favorite baits. I was using the watermelon/copper swirl all summer on smallies and they loved it! Wave has many great baits and colors, just click the link on my homepage and check them out. Another plus about Wave, they have the best scent on the plastic- almost good enough to snack on!!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!! For a great recap and pictures of our Brazil trip, check out the Dec 27 article on Advanced Angler.com