Friday, February 27, 2009

Let's Get This Party Started!

It is finally here - the first weekend of fishing with Texas Bass Couples, West Region.


This month we are fishing Lake Brownwood. Saturday February 28, registration will be at Hook & Anchor Marine from 4 to 6 PM. If getting to fish isn't reason enough to come out and register, how about hamburgers? Schwan's will be out during this time cooking hamburgers and Tommy and Pam will have plenty of fixins' to go with them.

If you can't make it out Saturday, they will also hold a registration at Mountain View Lodge from 5:30 to 6:45 AM Sunday morning.

Hope to see you all there! And just for funzzies - if you come out to register because you read it here, let Pam know! I'm just curious if anyone really reads this thing!!!!

Happy Fishing!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not the Final Note

Well I had planned on writing one final post on the Bassmaster Championship telling you all about the wonderful time we had and all the things we did. I was going to tell you about all the autographs we got. But I'll tell you what - I am tired! All the excitement of the weekend and the long drive home last night has got to me and I am ready to go to bed. So this will be my next to the last post. I will try to get all my pictures together and make a Scrapblog.

I will give you a couple of pictures though.

Of everything we did and everyone we saw, I must admit, this was my very favorite thing. I not only got to get Hank Parker's autograph and a hug, but he took my phone away from me and started talking to Katie. It was so fun and he was a really great sport.

Sarah and Traci - this is Hank Parker!

Now I had to borrow this next picture from Their photographers have much better equipment than I do and are in great places to get these shots.

Being there for the final weigh in. I was awe struck. It was so wonderful watching Skeet Reese raise the trophy above his head and take the winning lap with his family in his boat. And I like his new hair style too.

To see more pictures of the entire tournament, head on over to or keep checking back here and I will try to get a scrapblog together of all the pictures I took.

Oh, and one more thing, last night I noticed a hit from Kalamazoo, MI. Do you think it could have been him, KVD? The world may never know!

And no, I didn't win the boat either!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

So Much Fun at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic

Just one word -


We are having so much fun!!! Friday we slept in and didn't go to launch but we did go to the Expo and weigh in. What fun. This morning Frank and I did get up and go to launch. So amazing! Tonight we went to day two weigh in which is also elimination day. They cut the field from 51 to 25. To my dismay, Kim and KVD were cut but how amazing to be here when the first woman is competing against the men at the big show! When you consider she finished the day yesterday just behind Kevin VanDam, you can see this is a sport where the women are on a level playing field with the men. As one of the women put it "the fish don't know if it is a man or woman behind that lure". That is so true.

Tomorrow is day three. Frank and I are going to get up a little earlier and hit the launch again. It won't take as long because of the narrowed field. Then back to the Expo and hopefully KVD will hand me the keys to the boat he has been competing in all year. I am sure I will win it (lol)! After that it will be weigh in and the long drive home.

Pictures - yes I am posting this without pictures! Yes, I do have pictures. As a matter of fact, I had to go to CVS and drop them from my cards to disc because I was running out of room on both of my cards, but the computers at the motel won't let me work with my pictures! So I will have pictures as soon as I get home!

So much more to tell you all, but you just can not imagine how much fun we are having. So much fun, we already trying to figure out how we are going to afford making this an annual trip!

Shreveport/Bossier has been a fantastic host. Even with this being the last weekend of Madi Gras, we have not run in to crowds and traffic the way we thought we would. All of the people that we have talked to that call this their home could not be any friendlier! If I wasn't so stuck on Texas, this would be a great place to call home. Thanks Ya'll!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2009 Bassmasters In Shreveport/Bossier City

We made it!!! We are in Louisiana all checked in the hotel. Yes we have been to the casino. I left Frank there (I know, not smart) but I am already out for two very good reasons - the cigarette smoke makes me terribly sick and I have already lost money! Neither of those are my favorite things so I decided to come out and find me a computer and start surfing!!!!

The tournament starts in the morning. If you get up early enough (and I know you do if you are interested in the tournament), watch "Mike and Mike In the Morning" (or set your DVR like I did). They are doing their show from the launch site in the morning and Frank said he is going to do everything he can to get on the show. This is frightening for two reasons 1.he can act pretty weird sometimes and 2. it is Mardi Gras here. Don't look for me! I will be in a good position to take pictures just in case he really does achieve this task.

It has been a fun trip already and I plan on having plenty of pictures, but I don't want to hold up this computer any longer (not that there is a waiting line - I think everyone but me and the employees are in the casino).

I will check in soon!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Louisiana - Here We Come!

As you can see from my counter - the championship is drawing near. We leave in the morning (EARLY). If the hotel has a guest computer, I will try to post some from the tourney. If not I will get something posted next week.

I am sure I will have a few pictures to share too!