Houston Ranch visit

Jimmy poses for a Real Magic photo

Jimmy poses for a Real Magic photo

Somewhere south of Sulphur, OK, the Houston Ranch gates came into view. Two Elk raised their heads to peer at the newcomer. They were not nearly as excited to see me, as I was to see them. The Elk continued with their grazing.

The road continued on to a spot where an empty Ranger boat trailer sat. This was the sign to turn left to the Houston home. Sure enough, I could see Jimmy’s signature blond hair through the front window. He and Chris were working, as usual. They stopped their work to welcome me into their home. Chris made sure that I understood where everything was and to help myself.

Jimmy had already begun to edit the scripts for the next day’s shoot. Chris worked non-stop on the computer. We kicked around some ideas, jotted down notes and finished about four in the afternoon.

Jimmy said the magic words; “You want to go fishing for a little while”. We were casting Road Runners for Crappie and Bass within 10-minutes. As the sun began its retreat in earnest, we had 20 fish under our belts. “Not bad fishing for an hour” Jimmy chuckled as he glided the Ranger back into the slip.

The smell of great food enveloped us as we stepped into the house. Chris had whipped up some venison with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, biscuits, and a salad. “Not bad for an hour” I thought to myself. Jimmy quickly blessed the food and we dove in. The meal was incredible. Chris is a heck of an angler too. Did you know she won Bass ‘N Gals angler of the year title, seven times?

While walking dinner off around the front yard the only sound heard, were coyotes off in the distance. The light of the stars made their way through the trees. It was a great ending to a perfect afternoon.

Next week, Jimmy discovers a new favorite Road Runner Lure.

Blessings, -TJ

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About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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