Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Eye of the Tiger

This is an LSU rod with a custom "Eye of the Tiger" decal that I made myself. It's built on a Castaway 803 blank. It has REC Black Pearl Recoil guides, Texas algarita/purple resin butt with an inlaid tiger, Castaway reel seat, and a split foregrip. This one's headed across the Sabine river into Cajun country!

TTZ Tuesday Nighter 6/28

I fished the Texas Tournament Zone tuesday night tournament last night with Randy Frederick. We had a pretty good night of fishing. I caught the biggest one on a crankbait about 30 minutes into the touurney, so we had a good start. From there, we picked up 3 more decent sized keepers. We caught tons of little fish, but couldn't find our 5th keeper. One more keeper fish and we would have been in the money... We ended up in 4th out of 15 teams with only four fish... Here's the complete results:

Monday, June 27, 2011

Todos Locos 2011 rod

This rod is going to the winner of the $150 gift certificate that was donated to the Todos Locos fishing tournament. Jason chose an American Tackle AT841-3 piece travel blank. It has Fuji ICYSG titanium plated guides, and a Fuji red trimmed spinning seat. This one's lean & mean...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lake Austin - Big Mama

I hit Lake Austin today from about 8am-2pm. It was a pretty slow morning... but at about 12:15, I got a big bite. I was throwing a bone colored Strike Pro baby buster over a really rough flat that was getting hit hard by boat wakes. I had a couple followers just before this one hit, so I was working the lure pretty fast. When this fish hit, it looked like a bowling ball got dropped in the water. She jumped immediately, so I knew it was a big one. After a long fight, I finally got her to the boat and lipped her. The whole fight, she had another fish that was about 4-5lbs following her. The tail was very worn and bloody, so I think she was on a bed and the other fish was the male. This is the 2nd biggest bass I've ever caught. She went 9lbs exactly and was about 25.5" long.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lake Georgetown

Here's a bass I caught today on Lake Georgetown. Rachel and I spent the afternoon looking for deep brushpiles to fish in the upcoming club tournament. I found a new lure that I really like... it's called a Bubble Shaker from Reins fishing ( I was fishing the green pumpkin All Star color on a 3/16oz Dirty Jigs shaky head... I found some good stuff today, so I'm looking forward to the tournament! Ivie moved me up to #2 in the club... The #1 guy is 40lbs ahead of me, so I have some work to do!!! Three rods on the dryer now... stay tuned for some rod pics!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

O.H. Ivie club tournament

Here's a couple of 6lb+ fish I caught at O.H. Ivie during the Big Sandy Creek bass club tournament today. I fished with Tom Martens out of my boat. We found these fish early before sunrise. They were chasing bait on a big grassy point, and I got 'em on a topwater popper. I ended the day with about 19lbs, and we got 2nd in the tournament! Ivie is a fun lake with lots of big fish. It was my first time out there and I'm looking forward to going back!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

LBJ Memorial Day weekend

Here's a few LBJ fish we caught during a very fun Memorial Day weekend! We had alot of family out at the lake, and had a great time. Mom & I put the hurt on the white bass under the lights one night, and caught a few really nice black bass too. The next night, Steve, Karyn & I hit the same lights and Steve caught another nice one!! The fish were hitting white Lucky Craft square bill cranks on top of green lights. Great kickoff to summer!!!!