Good times at Rayburn, and ABF represented in a big way. It was cool to witness Andy and Big Mike win the tourney. Have some pics to share below.
Don and I were not so good- had the big motor blow on us big time the last afternoon of pre-fish. We were on some pretty good fish, so it sucked in a big way. Got a pic below of Don's big fish on pre-fish first morning. We were disappointed to say the least, and almost went home but decided to stay for the evening hang-outs. Tried to get up and troll motor around the take-off on Day 1- caught 1 keep in about two hours and loaded the boat- no grass so we were not feeling it and batteries were toast from staying on high trying to get to an area about two miles away, which we abandoned mid trip due to battery performance. Off water at noon, and had a hell of a burger at Jackson Hill marina.
That evening Big Mike was able to help us figure a way to limp to one of our good grass sots. Thought what the hell since big bass was still a possibility and we would have gone stir crazy sittin' around the cabin all day. Got on the lake and maxxed out a crisp 7.78 mph on the GPS, but after almost 2 hours made it to our closest decent pre-fish hole. Caught 4 nice keeps and lost a toad on a frog. Were only able to fish a few hours, and then our boat was done. Had to get towed in by a guy with a deck boat- he was crazy by the way. Reminds me of most of my family back home in Nacogdoches (deep east Texas) :'( No weigh in for us (late), wouldn't have helped us anyway with a fat 0 for day 1.
Any way it was all in all a fun trip. Then to see the boys cap it off with a win, I forgot my worries.....couldn't happen to two better guys.
Cool pic of the boys riggin' up for Big Sam....
Don's big fish first hour of pre-fish on a swim bait!
Four decent fish for a few hours work on day #2- can't see in pic but my new east Texas deck boat buddy is pulling up to ask if we need help. I think he thought we were the crazy ones for letting the fish go.