Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bass Champs- Falcon Lake

Here's a couple Mexican bass that got a free trip to the US on saturday. Bryan Cotter and I had a bit of a tough day on Falcon, but we did manage one nice one... Bryan caught the fish on the left on a mag fluke outside of Benavides cove. It went about 8.5lbs. I caught the 5lbr on the right on a jig. We hit alot of spots, but had trouble catching the numbers and size we were looking for. Congrats to Terry Oldham and Jaime Buitron... they caught a 9lb average and won it with over 45lbs!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NOT a Longhorn rod!!

Just orange and black.... Phenix X-13 with cactus, a cracked paint reel seat, inlaid quarter, and a little JTob wrap... The pics came out dark because we finally have a little rain coming through.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Club Tournament

I partnered up with Rachel for the first club tournament of the year on Lake Bastrop! Rachel fished hard all day and caught this 19" bass on a shaky head rattlesnake. We had a good day of fishing, and Rachel was quick on the net... We ended up in 4th place out of nine teams, and my 17+ lbs was enough to start the year 1st in the club standings. I was proud of Rachel for putting some good points on the board in her first tournament!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Cheers to 2012!! This last year was one of my favorite years of fishing, and I'm hoping 2012 will be even better. Make a resolution to hit the water more often this year!!!
I am honored to be featured in the Mud Hole rod builders calendar for the second year in a row!! The 15' CTS fly rod was a fun build, and I'm humbled that it got some recognition among some of the best builders from around the world!!
Go catch a giant this year and send me a shot with your Coastal Bend rod in the pic!