August 30

Just returned from a two week vacation to my wife’s family farm in Illinois. The great thing about farms, is that they have farm ponds, and thats where I spent a lot of time! Their pond has a great bass population, and not much fishing pressure, so the catching was good. I only took a topwater frog and dropshot, but that was plenty to catch those bass. Powell Rods shipped my father-in-law a 703, and that was perfect, thanks Keith! The best lesson I learned was that I tend to fish too fast sometimes. Those pond bass really liked things slowed down, especially in the heat of the day. Now I can start concentrating on Roosevelt for the FLW event. With no slot limit, it should be a great event, and the city of Payson is really gearing up for it. Next Tuesday, Sept 7, I’ll be at Anglers Marine in San Diego, should be a fun night. I’ll post some Roosevelt reports as soon as I get up...

August dog days

Not much happening this summer. Did fish a night derby with superstar Tommy J, and we finished 3rd with 12lbs, great time! I’ve had some guide trips on Pleasant, and the fishing has been spotty, but the fish are as healthy as I’ve ever seen them when they do bite. I’ll be doing some trips to Roosevelt to prepare for the FLW in September. Many of us will be attending the Payson bass celebration on September 18th, so if you are close, come on up to cool Payson, should be fun! I will also be at the FINS seminar in San Diego, on September 7th, a cookout and bass talk- sounds good! I’ll keep you posted on Roosevelt conditions as we get closer, stay...