Monday, May 16, 2011

Poor Poor James

If you have a days work
And a good word
And a nights rest
After keeping
The company of your friends
And a woman
To greet the morning with
Then you are blessed
You are blessed above all men

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Was Sealed In A River Bend

I visited Lake Murchison around noon on Saturday. I used the jonboat to visit some areas of structure I identified on a previous trip, and allowed the wind to drift me about a half mile down the western shore. I was mainly using my 8 wt with a #4 white boogle bug popper, with a small size 8 bendback minnow as the dropper.

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One of the bigger bass of the day

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As before the alligators were out in force...
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obviously not a fan of the Boogle Bug

As the afternoon wore on I switched to my 6wt with a full sinking line and visited a few humps and areas of submurged timber. The black crappie were all holding about 11 feet down, a few feet above them I got into some nice blue gills.
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I used various small wooly buggers, white, brown and chartreuse being the most effective...
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Biggest Bluegill of the day

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New breathable Tailwaters hat (thanks Travis!) and new digital camo Buff...also a nice crappie
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After letting the fly sink for about 30 seconds and slowly raising the rod, I hooked up with a few nice red ears in the deeper part of the lake...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Drive This Seven Inch Stake Through my Philadelphia Heart

I drive alot. My commute to work takes 45 minutes, both ways. I drive a couple hours to go fish every weekend. So I spend alot of time in the car listening to music. I have a pretty big and varied record collection and I am one of the few people I know who still buys CDs and Vinyl. Mabye once a week from now on I plan to post a record I like and some info about it. The internet is big and if you are interested I am sure you can find a sample of these bands.


Ink & Dagger, Self Titled

This is one of my favorite post-hardcore (I hate the term too) bands and albums.

Released after the death of Sean McCabe, it is a complex, jamming and unique record. There are not to many things that sound like Ink & Dagger and they influenced alot of great bands.

I own all of their albums and most of their 7"s, but this last one is my favorite. Released on Buddyhead 8 or 9 years ago...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Time to use my soap box

If those of you who are members of Texas Fishing Forums, would be so kind to go vote in the April FOTM poll under the fly fishing forum... I would be very appreciative.

You will find my wonderful Warmouth photo as well as many other nice pix by other members. Let your conscience guide you...

but that is a very nice Warmouth.....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good, Better & Best

Good: Eating Fogo De Choa on Friday night with clients and family

Better: Having one of the best days of fishing in my life on Saturday

Best: Going to sleep on Sunday with the news that Osama Bin Ladin has assumed several thousand degrees Fahrenheit in perpetuity

Every once in a while we are blessed with a day of fishing, that when communicated to others makes us feel guilty at our good fortune. I am going to call it good fortune, rather than Skill because no one likes a braggart.

I spent Sun-up to Sun-Down on Saturday at Camp Cherokee, pulling the rare 200+ fish day out of some prime East Texas realestate. Me, a jon boat and some gators...

Found a few beds while stalking the shore, the big coppernose were colored up!

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#6 Boogle Bug, a Mouth Full!

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I spent the second half of the day in a jon boat...

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God bless "Structure" ...side note, I love the Rio "Small mouth" line..

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This girl literally caused the jon boat to spin 180 degrees.

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Hooked up with 4 or 5 of these this size, only managed to land a couple...

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Last fish of the day...

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A wallet, belt, 2 boots and 4 back scratchers...