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Its always nice to get the boat out just as the sun is coming up. There might be a slight fog on the lake. The sun is glowing the sky, but hasn’t made its full appearance yet. The hollow sound of  a boat as it bumps the side of the pier. And the sound of the water as it drains off the trailer, as I park it in its waiting spot, until the time has come that either my arms are too tired from pulling in so many fish, or until the sun makes itself dominant over all species cooking the last of the tough guys who will tolerate just about anything for that old familiar tug.

Tall trees, clean air, early morning frogs mean activity in a full pond or lake. If there’s water, and a slight possibility, most guys I know will hit it. It matters not if its in the city, or in the country, if there is a mud hole and there is a chance a fish is there, step aside, or better yet drop a line. Its such a luxury here in East Texas, we have all kinds of lakes, rivers, and ponds, and areas where fish are running right now as we speak. If you can stand the heat, the fish are hoping all over, the water must be boiling!

On the water with Nate Dean.  Last week it was Nate’s birthday, but here is his report for fishing.

“Well what can I say? It was like one of those nights when you think you have the tournament won, and then at the very end…another team cruises in to steal the glory! Dan and Brandon with 12.14 lbs. Jeff and Jerry weigh in at 12.08 lbs, JD and Cody in at 2.02 lbs. Welcome to all new anglers, no Big Bass at weigh in so the pot rolls over til next week. Thats 3 weeks, as things really begin to heat up fishing-wise, and we’ve started to have a cool wind on top of the water at nights, yall come on out and fish with us!” Each Saturday Night, come fish with us at the working man’s tournament.  Thanks for the info Nate, and happy birthday to you. last week! Yall keep having fun out there on Lake Hawkins!

Here are some things happening around area lakes check out Striper Express Guide Service by calling 903-786-4477

The last tournaments will be happening over the next few months! Get involved before it gets too cold, hahaha!


Early Bird Deadline: September 10, 2018

Entry Fees:
1 Day- $160; 2 Days- $210; 3 Days- $260
(Per person at time of registration)

Bonus Card: $5 per day

Bonus Shirt: $20

Weigh In:
Lake Fork Marina

Texas Bass Couples 2018 Schedule

NORTHEAST REGION: Butch & Cindy Scheppler, Directors
February 11 Lake Fairfield, Fairfield State Park
March 4 Lake Palestine, The Villages
March 25 Bob Sandlin, Shiloh Lutheran Camp/Boat Ramp
April 15 Cypress Springs, Overlook Park
May 6 Cedar Creek, Log Cabin City Park
June 3 Richland Chambers, Oak Cove

EAST REGION: Tim & Angela Brockway, Directors
Feb 4 Martin Creek
Feb 25 Palestine
Mar 18 Cypress Springs
Apr 8 Bob Sandlin
Ap4 29 Tawakoni
May 20 Lake of the Pines

METRO REGION, Jimmy & Chris Erwin, Directors
Jan 28 Squaw Creek
Feb 25 Fairfield, Fairfield State Park
Mar 25 Whitney, TBD
Apr 22 Amon Carter, Selma Park
May 20 Joe Pool, TBD
Jun 3 Lewisville, Tower Bay

CENTRAL REGION: Travis & Pat McCollough, Directors
Feb 10 Whitney, McCowan Valley
Mar 10 Stillhouse, Union Grove
Mar 31 Belton, Cedar Ridge Park
Apr 21 Richland Chambers, Oak Cove
May 12 Lake Waco, Airport Park, Annual Cookout
Jun 9 Lake LBJ, TBD

WEST REGION, Dalton & Carrie Cooley, Directors
Mar 4 Brownwood
Mar 25 Lake Leon
Apr 15 Possum Kingdom
May 6 Hubbard Creek
Jun 3 OH Ivie
Jun 24 Stamford

SOUTHEAST: Jerry & Angie Emshoff, Directors
Jan 27 Coleto Creek
Feb 24 Lake Conroe
Mar 24 Sam Rayburn
Apr 7 Lake Somerville
Apr 28 Lake Belton
May 19 Lake LBJ

LA/TX: Dereck and Tammy Mong, Directors
Jan 14 Sam Rayburn
Feb 11 Toledo Bend
Feb 25 Sam Rayburn
Mar 11 Toledo Bend
Apr 29 Sam Rayburn
May 6 Toledo Bend

TOP SIX TOURNAMENT: August 25, 2018 Lake TBD
Championship, Oct 5-7, 2018 Richland Chambers


There’s always something cool going on in Angling! See you on the water!