Thanksgiving and Trophy Trout Fishing

Posted by stephen on November 26, 2016

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I want to start off by saying that I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  We are spending our weekend in Northern Arkansas for Beau’s birthday this Monday.  There is a trophy trout stream below Norfork Lake that is only open to fish if you are under sixteen, so Beau wanted to take full advantage while he still can.  We went last year and he managed some really nice fish on 2 8 weight fly rod which is quite the fight on the light rod.  It’s been a busy week thus far, but we’re happy to be able to spend some time together up here around Norfork.


Atchafalya and Red River Recap

Posted by stephen on November 8, 2016

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These past two months have been the busiest I can remember; I had five events in that time span to close out the 2016 season.  Since then, I’ve been kind of winding it down.  I got to watch a great World Series and now I’m in Kansas for my annual deer hunt.  Before we know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a new fishing season.


A Chance to Do Something Special on the Red

Posted by stephen on September 28, 2016


We’re just about ready to kick off the second Bassmaster Central Open at the Red River tomorrow and that means a couple things; the first is having the chance for a back to back to back win on the Red.  This river system has been very good to me in the past and I feel like I have a chance to do well every time we come here.  The other story for this week is the opportunity to make the Classic.  With the Elite Season over and two Central Opens left we are still very much alive in the hunt for a Classic berth and what better place to start than the Red.

Take a Vet Fishing

Posted by stephen on September 5, 2016


Official practice in LaCrosse, Wisconsin has started and this is the final event of the regular Elite Series season.  I left early on Saturday morning after sticking around Friday to see my son’s golf tournament.  I’m proud of him, he’s in ninth grade this year and made his high school team.  The two of us had been doing a lot of golfing in between our event at the Potomac River and now.  


Way to go Beau

Posted by stephen on August 5, 2016


I couldn’t be more proud after finishing up our week in Mylan, Tennessee.  My son Beau and his partner McCoy won the Junior Bassmaster Championship yesterday on Carroll County Lake.  We arrived late last Friday after driving through a storm.  The boys were excited and bouncing off the walls when we got there, but they were ready to fish.  Last year they struggled at the tough fishery, so it’s that much more gratifying for them to get the win this go round.