Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dream Big - Fishing in Australia

Have been reading some motivational books lately...  and before you say "oh brother"... let me say this:  I hate gimmicks.  If I'm reading a motivational book I can assure you it's not written by Zig Zigler.  I want real motivation.  Things that are not just a pep talk where they say "YOU CAN DO IT"...  where you don't know what they think "you can do".   No, the books I read usually hit home hard and point out things that show me real life situations where my thinking is wrong.

The kind of motivation anyone needs is to see what you are doing wrong so you can improve. You can't fix something in your life unless you know what you are doing that is either hurting you or slowing you down.

So back to the subject of dreaming big.  There are three books I've read lately: Procrastinating on Purpose, Take the Stairs, and The ONE Thing.  Two are by Rory Vaden and the One Thing is written by Gary Keller (and Jay Papasan).   These books have fundamentally changed how I look at my life.  Yes, I've always been a big thinker but I never did anything about it.  Had great ideas and then didn't follow through.

Well, No more!  Australia here I come!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How come you always catch fish?

Recently my wife and I went fishing on the Llano River with some friends.  One of my friends' was acting amazed at how well I catch fish and how I rarely miss catching something every time we go fishing.

One of the things I told him right away was "It's all about being in the right place at the right time".  On this one occasion it couldn't be more the truth.

We'd gone all day fishing and were heading back having only caught small fish.  Nothing significant all day and I knew they were all wanting something to eat for dinner besides hot dogs (I was not looking forward to hot dogs either!)

So on the way back to the landing, I decided I better fish the weed beds with my buzzbait.  It was very late afternoon on a September day, which in Texas means it's still fairly warm - usually low-90s.  But this day was cooler.  It was in the upper 80's. The water was still cool and I knew that as soon as the shadows came over, the big bass would be moving into the shallows earlier than normal.

Sure enough, I couldn't have been more right for a change. I was hitting the weed beds but many of them were very dense and it was hard to get my buzz bait into them.  I finally came across one of the weed beds that stuck out into the deeper water further and the last 2-3 feet were more sparse allowing me to drag my buzzbait through without snagging up.  I saw this as a perfect opportunity.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mason Texas Here We Come!

We are finally getting to go back to Mason, TX again.  We enjoyed our trip out there last time with so much that we decided to go again.  This time it's for at least 3 days and maybe 4.

We are hoping to make the trip from the campground down to Simonsville Road the first day.  But the river might be too low.  If so, then we'll just paddle down to the first area where the water gets too low.

The second day we intend to go upstream on the James River side of the island.  This has been one of our favorite spots because of the size of the largemouth bass we've encountered up there.

Hopefully we'll find at least one day of good fishing.

Just wanted you all to know as I won't be posting anything till we get back - mainly because there is no internet out there.  In fact, the cell phones will be in "camera only" mode.  Otherwise known as Airplane Mode. There's no cell signals at all.

Yes, no one can call me for any reason, good or bad.

Ahhhhh..... I can't wait!

Tight Lines Y'all!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Are you taking time apart?

Cliche's about fishing are common.  We like to joke about how important fishing is to us.  To the casual bystander, we appear to be a lazy crowd of ne'er-do-well's who go fishing when we have better things to do.  Little do they know...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Guadeloupe bass video is up!

I know most of you pay attention to Twitter as I have a feeling most of my viewers are coming from Twitter.  But for those of you who are not aware, I posted a new video to the YouTube collection.