Strange headline isn’t it. Well I have never been one to try to duck out of or honeycoat anything that happens to me. It would take a lot of bees working overtime to make enough honey to coat every mess I get into.

Strange headline isn’t it. Well I have never been one to try to duck out of or honeycoat anything that happens to me. It would take a lot of bees working overtime to make enough honey to coat every mess I get into.


I write for your enjoyment and I don’t mind being laughed at or with. What I write happens to me and my friends say, I don’t get enough of my go wrong events in the paper.


I have bragged a little on some things I do and fishing is one I’m pretty good at, I thought. In all of the time I have been fishing and in the Texoma Bass Club for over 20 years I think I could count the numbers on both hands the time’s I haven’t caught at least one keeper bass on Texoma when fishing out of a boat.


Well put another mark on the wall and serve the crow. Texoma this past weekend turned tough to say the least. With two major tournaments last week end plus some smaller jackpot tournaments and Texoma Bass Clubs monthly tournament Texoma was pounded.


For a big lake, Texoma fishes small for black bass. Thanks to all of the major tournaments that have been here most of that water is well known and it’s where most fishermen go.


Our club, because of the two major tournaments, started our tournament an hour early and weighed in an hour late to beat the crowd. At starting time my partner and I were on my honey hole raring to go. It started slow before we got into stripers.


Suddenly we had company as striper boats and competitors from other tournaments showed up. I made several passes up and down the bank with sliver fish hitting, no bass. I moved and everywhere I wanted to fish had boats on it. Remember what I said about it fishing small.


After nine hours of fishing my partner and I had only one eight-inch bass to show for our efforts. I will admit I caught it. Feeling low I perked up some when I found out only one of our boats had a five-fish limit, no one else had more than three fish. Sunday just one fish was weighed in.


The two major tournaments I mentioned fared little better.


CAST Couples had 93 boats fish for two days. Fifteen of them zeroed. Forty-five of them had single-digit weights. The winners did good. Guy and Rosemary Cavazes won with 32.80 pounds. They said their fish came from small, tight groups they had located.


The Media Bass Regional Individual had 38 boats fish two days. They had 25 zeros and only 12 limits — 10 on Day 1 and two on Sunday. On Day 1 104 fish were caught. Day 2 only 61 came to the scales. 5.48 pounds was the big bass.


This weekend the Wal-Mart FLW Bass Fishing League has their tournament out of Highport. Practice has already started and the same areas are getting pounded again. Thursday and Friday weigh-in will take place at Highport, Saturday at the Denison Wal-Mart. The public is welcome at all events.


Striper fishing has got to be good. Tie on a Booyah Buzz Bait and a YUM Money Minnow find windy rocky points, flats and banks. Throw as close to the shore line as possible and hold on as you start the retrieve. That’s what I was doing Saturday and getting bit on.


Cool weather is here finally. I’m looking forward to a Boot Scooting Ball where we don’t sweat while enjoying the fun. Last year in that money machine the way I was grabbing at those bills would have worked up a sweat at the North Pole.