This week is going to be a quick report.
Basically the order of business this past week was small trout.
Monday and Tuesday Ronnie Bose, Jerry West, Mark Brune, and Clint
Hewitt were with me on a trip to Baffin. We made several long
tough wades and mainly caught lots of small trout. Our high point
was when Ronnie had a big trout come out of the water and roll
on a top water taking it under and then letting it float to the
Friday and Saturday were pretty much the same. Friday we waded
Baffin catching small fish and the came back to the King Ranch
shore where we managed to catch a bunch more small trout boxing
around eight keepers.
Friday was my son Stephen's 38th birthday. I can't tell you how
very proud of him I am. He is a good man, fine son, and exceptional
father. From the time he was big enough to hold a fishing pole,
we spent lots of time fishing together. When he was nine I bought
a float tube with a seat in it and dragged him all over East and
West Matagorda Bays. When he was in high school we spent less
time fishing due to his new interests. I always hoped that as
when he had kids of his own he would share some of the things
that I had introduced him to with his kids. He lives in Huntsville
and has a 12 year old daughter, Maci, and an 8 year old son, Hunter,
and a 6 year old son, Luke. Those three kids live to fish and
he takes them fishing at Huntsville State Park where my daughter
in law, Miranda works, every chance that he can. This makes me
very happy and I'm proud of him for exposing them to the outdoors.
Happy birthday to a wonderful son whom I love very much.
This week I get a break from chasing fish and get an opportunity
to talk a lot about fishing. From Wednesday thru next Sunday I'll
be at the George R. Brown at the Spring Fishing Show. My booth
will be in its usual spot in conjunction with our Laguna Custom
Rod booth. I'll be doing a seminar on Wednesday at 6 pm and another
on Saturday at 12:45. I'll be talking about spring and summer
fishing in Matagorda and will be giving away one of our Laguna
Liquid rods to one person that attends one of my talks. I'll also
give away some goodies that some of my sponsors will furnish.
Come by the show and look at our rods and let's talk some fishing.
As soon as the show is over I'll be back in Corpus for four more
weeks of fishing. I've already started booking trips in Matagorda
for this spring and summer. Tripletail should be moving into West
Bay sometime in May and this year I plan on going after the state
record. Last year in the Oilman's Tournament we missed the record
of 33# 5oz with a 32 lb. 7oz. tail. If you want a shot at one
then you need to get on my books early.
If you'd like to be a part of my fishing adventures, call me at
281-450-4037 or email me at email@example.com. You ca also
pull me up on the Webb at www.matagordafishing.com. Have some
great days on the bays.
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If Don or Tim tell you that they will take care of your needs, you can
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