Friday, April 29, 2011

Ron, Paul, George and Dave

Partly Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 69* and Clear.
I hit the water a couple hours before daylight to catch bait then picked the guys up at 6 at the marina. I was excited about the day, the infamous George Barboza was back on the water with us today after a couple year hiatus. He has been a client of mine for many years and it was good to get back out with him along with his son Paul, Ron and Dave. Since the old man was coming I caught bait prior to picking them up so George could get his rest [Ha...] Anyway I found some fish on my Lowrance and attempted to set up on them. There was no one else in the area so I was taking my time setting up but another guide came buzzing in and stopped about 100 yards from us and decided he was going to fish the small area. It wouldn't have been so bad but I had to do 90 degree turns to avoid his spread! Again, 9600 acre lake, half a dozen boats out at daylight and we have to share an area with another inconsiderate "fisherman". If I didn't have so many baits out I would have gone somewhere else, what is up with people today? Does anyone have a conscience anymore? My guys wanted to run across the water and teach him some etiquette but I believe they did something better, they caught all these huge fish in front of him and his clients. Anyway we went through 65 baits by about 9am so we picked up and went and caught some more bait. We hit a few more areas after catching bait and caught fish everywhere we went. We had a great time today, not just catching fish but enjoying each others company. Now that George is back in the saddle I hope to get him and his buddy's Paul and George out soon. The wind seems like it has been howling for 2 weeks straight now and it was nice to fish a couple hours before it picked up again later in the morning.

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