Sunday, March 23, 2008

joels big bass

a good friend of mine, joel batts, sent me an email the other day of his biggest bass to date. he caught it on a sinko rigged carolina style. pulled it out of a brush pile. the bass weighed 14 1/2 pounds and measured 26.5" long. a monster bass! the fish was released alive and well. great catch joel! keep on fishing and sending me pictures.

Monday, March 17, 2008

weigh in

vince and i took some of the kids over to camp mack to hang out with the lanes while bobby had his finale day weigh in. we had a ton of fun and got to meet a few more pros. fern made good friends with steve kennedy and his dog. It was pretty cool to see the whole espn production thing.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

new toad

so since the price of everything is going up do to gas i decided to try out a new toad. ive used zoom horny toads for years and love them but with current prices im paying about a $1 a piece for them and for a soft plastic lure that rips up and you have to change about every fish, thats just too much. i purchased a bulk of inexpensive "off" brand toads on ebay so i headed over to my old neighborhood to see how they worked. i noticed a few pros and cons that i thought i would share with you. the new toad doesnt cast as far because of more wind resistance and seems to pick up more trash from the water. on the “pros” side it makes more noise (which could be a con sometimes), its cheaper ($.25 a piece) and it seems to be more durable (i used the same toad for all three fish). the really good news is that it catches fish.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

bobby again

bobby ended the first day in 7th place with about 18 pounds. if he can keep it up he will have a good shot at rookie of the year or maybe even angler of the year. will update tomorrow.

in my own fishing news: vince and i fished a tourney today and placed 5th.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

xtreme update

we had an xtreme tourney this morning. we placed 3rd. yay!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

brothers to final day

bobby ended the third day of fishing in 3rd and chris shot from 50th to 5th with a 20 lb bag. the top 12 go on to fish the final day which means the brothers will compete against each other tomorrow. hope one of them can take top honors.

bobby at it again

well the lane boys are at it again this time at the harris chain of lakes. bobby currently sits in 3rd place after weighing in at huge bag yesterday of 26 lbs. chris is sitting a 50th place which isnt great but means he made the cut and will cash at least a 10k check. even robert sr. is getting in on the action as a co-angler and is sitting in 19th place. good luck boys and well done!