Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Swamp Rod!

This rod is built on a Phenix X-12 composite blank. It has graphite in the bottom 2/3 and glass in the top 1/3. It has Fuji 3.5 micro guides and a purple resin/Aggarita wood butt. It's going to Lance Dupre, the owner of Swampland Tackle. He'll be using it to muscle redfish out of the Louisiana swamps!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keith scores a New England Stripah!!!

I've been trying to get Keith to take some pics of his exotic catches on his Coastal Bend travel rod during his circumnavigations of the globe, and he finally came through! Here's a stout Newport, RI striper he scored under the lights on the back of the Plan B with a chartreuse bucktail.... How 'bout them apples??? That's a heck of a striper fishing boat!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Coastal Bend Rods wins Shallow Sport Tourney!!

Congrats to Tim O'Brien for winning the Shallow Sport Owners Tournament on South Padre with his new Coastal Bend Rod! Tim's rod is a Phenix s700l blank with a soft touch seat, split grips, and a wicked chartreuse/black color scheme. Tim had an epic day on the water and caught over 30 reds up to 28" and this massive 30" trout! Way to represent!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This is a BLACK bass!!

This is the weirdest bass I've ever caught! It was out of Lake Austin and was caught under a laydown... This one was lucky it wasn't double digits, or i'd have been real tempted to hang it on my wall!! It's still swimming out there somewhere!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Senko rod headed to California Delta

This is a Rainshadow RX8 XMB 843 blank built with titanium micro guides. This one went to a customer in California. He'll be using it as a Senko rod for bass in the California Delta.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

RN Spinning Rod

This rod is the second of a pair that I built for Steve Guillot, a RN out of Corpus Christi. This was a spinning rod built on a 7'6" Phenix blank.

5/15/10 Lake Travis Cat!

Here's a cat that I caught on saturday... I was fishing a deep ledge with a jigging spoon and this guy hit me. Not a big cat, but it was a suprise to catch him on a spoon. Caught 2 bass (1 keeper) and saw lots of tilapia on beds. I havn't done much catfishing on Travis, so this was a bonus!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Arroyo City 5/6/10

These are some of the fish from my trip with dad on thursday the 6th. We launched out of Arroyo City and found a little sweet stretch of water near Three Islands. We had steady action on Gulps, baby busters, and plastics. The trout were 24" and just under 27". We caught a limit of trout and a couple bonus reds. On friday, I fished with James Williams out of SPI and we had a mad skipjack session out in front of the island. On saturday me and Travis went out and caught 13 trout and 7 reds. Good times in El Valle!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Longhorn rod with cactus butt

This rod is a Phenix S700M blank with burnt orange and white thread and a cactus butt with a Longhorn coin inlay.

Lake Austin Wed night tournament 4/28/10

These are a couple of bass that Bryan Cotter and I caught during the TTZ tournament on 4/28. I caught the fish on the left on a Chigger craw out of a fallen tree, and Bryan caught the other one on a fluke. These were our only two fish, and we ended up 5th in the tournament.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lake Austin Bass 5/1/10

Here's a couple of Lake Austin bass caught off the jonboat in Bull Creek. The both hit belly weighted watermelon/red flukes.