Check out this big Peacock Bass that Larry Larsen bagged on his last Rio Negro trip. It couldn’t resist a Tru-Life, seven-inch Swimbait. Note how deep the Daiichi, Bleeding Bait 7X Trebles are in his mouth. Peacocks naturally strike an “injury”. Please visti: http://www.peacockbassassociation.com for more info about these incredible fish. You can also join the association while you’re there. I enjoy their monthly, on-line magazine myself.
Mark your calendars for February 19-21. Please stop by booth number 2508 to say howdy and see what’s new for 2010. You can find additional information at:
Speaking of tournaments; the first Crappiemasters event will be January 29th & 30th at the Harris Chain of Lakes, in Leesburg, FL. The Lake Monroe tournament follows the next week in Sanford, FL. More info is available at:
The Crappie USA trail begins at Lake Talquin, in Florida on January 23rd. A full list of events is at: http://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Trail.cfm
Big Cat Quest will post their schedule as soon as their new site is up.
All three of these trails are FAMILY events. Perfect for husband-wife or father-daughter teams.You don’t have to have a wrapped boat or wear billboard-like shirts to fish these tournaments.
This is the number one thing we like about these trails and we encourage you to try one in your area. Besides, local anglers have the advantage over the pros.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and memories of “Black Friday” in my dad’s tackle shop are still fresh in my mind. Shoppers would walk into our store and you could hear their sigh of relief that it wasn’t as crazy there, as the mall down the street. The coffee pot was always on and the mood was laid back. Mom would pound the register as dad and his team would assist the customers. It was…fun.
Another tradition that amused me was how often the “boys” of a family would go on a big fishing trip on Black-Friday. After a day of the men hanging around eating and watching football; mom would be more than ready to be left alone to shop, in peace.
Grandpa, dad and the boys would show up at our store early that morning, ready to get out of the house. I envied them.
However you celebrate the holiday, we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. Please remember our troops in your prayers.