New Year’s Eve tends to make folks look back. It seems natural for me to reflect on this family business and certainly our angling friends.
Along with three world championships, Judy Wong was inducted into The Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. We are so proud of Judy and all she has done for the sport of fishing.
Wally Marshall AKA Mr. Crappie, (also a Hall of Fame inductee) won the Crappiemasters, Truman Lake event with his teammate, Jeff Neuman. Way to go boys!
Big fish of the year honors went to the husband-wife team, James and Debbie Haynes. Using a Road Runner with a green-chartreuse tail, they bagged a 3.21 crappie for the top honor. They have caught even larger crappie on Grenada Lake and hope to win the Crappiemasters, big fish again in 2011.
Captain Bouncer Smith bagged the “Most Tagged and Released Atlantic Sailfish” honors for the third straight year. His hook of choice is the Daiichi Circle Chunk Light in the 3/0 size.
Nathaniel Samsel battled his largest blue cat. The 60-pound monster fell for a skipjack, rigged on a Team Catfish, Double-Action hook.
Wes (the boss) instituted a “mother mold” program for Road Runners. He has invested thousands of dollars to insure lure quality, well into the future. Wes also took the initiative to devote several hours a day, working in the warehouse. His hands on approach allow him to see production and quality issues, first hand.
We are blessed more than I can put on this blog so I will stop here to say “thank you” and wish all a Happy New Year. Blessings, -TJ