Bill Fondren strolled up with a big grin. “You ready to catch some fish boy?” “Oh yeah” I replied as we shook hands. My Texas adventure began. We walked into the Stump restaurant for a cup of coffee and sat at a table full of his friends. After a dozen introductions, the bull began to fly. All were sage characters.
Later, we drove on to Tiger Creek Lodge. This lodge rests on the shores of Lake Sam Rayburn. Built for anglers; it features simple rustic accommodations with all the conveniences. You can beach your boat and charge it while you sleep. There are handy charging stations in the front of each room as well.
The lodge also features a huge “den” with a big screen TV, tuned to the Weather Channel. The dining tables and couches offer a place to eat and relax. Rooms are as low as $85.00 per night. Group packages for parties up to 22-people include two meals a day. The giant outdoor pavilion would be a great choice for one of those meals too.
The next day, we met again at the Stump restaurant for a quick breakfast. We wanted to evaluate the weather as well. The radar revealed the rain would clear as we launched. We got lucky.
Bill chose to trailer the rig rather than run the 22-miles up the lake. Sam Rayburn offers over 538 miles of shoreline. That is a lot of water to fish. A guide with 27-years of experience is good choice.
The rain ended before we launched. Bill’s G3, tunnel-hulled boat skimmed the shallow waters with ease. We were fighting white-bass just 10-minutes later. The white bass preferred the red-white combinations of Road Runner lures and they tore up Reality Shad Buffet Rig. We quickly lost count of the fish we boated and released. Bill said the crappie bite would begin in two-weeks and was more fun than the white bass. Awesome!
Two anglers can fish with Captain Bill for as little as $400.00. Each additional angler is $50.00. Bill can fish up to eight in his other boat. This other craft is a giant G3 Pontoon.
The day ended at “The Stump”. I enjoyed a massive club sandwich with the largest onion rings in Texas.
Dessert included a slice of BS and a bowl of sage advice.
Give Bill a holler at 409/381-1397 to book your Tejas adventure.