This catch is smoking hot

Jun. 22, 2013 @ 08:01 PM

After nearly 32 years of marriage to my beautiful child bride and smoking hot wife Susan, I have finally found the woman of my dreams.

Not only can this woman catch fish, landing a big bass on a Carolina rig last Saturday in a tournament to help earn us a top-five finish, but she doesn’t mind working either.

Sunday while I was out fishing in a team tournament with Mark Robertson, she cleaned up the downed limbs from the recent wind storm, shoveled gravel to fix a washed out spot in the driveway, cleaned the house and washed clothes.

Then she was at the tournament weigh-in in Clarksville, Va. backing the boat trailer down the ramp like a professional truck driver using only the truck mirrors for guidance. This was down one of the middle lanes of a four lane boat ramp with other trucks going up and down on either side of her.

After the tournament was over she had cheese and crackers, peanuts and juice waiting for me in the air-conditioned truck with a pallet made in the back seat so I could take a nap while she drove the two-hour drive back to Walnut Cove.

Then when we arrived home she presented me with two beautiful handmade fishing lures that she and the kids (actually adults) had gotten me for Father’s Day.

And did I mention that she’s smoking hot too? Wondering who she is? It’s my beautiful wife, Susan, and I am the luckiest man in the world to have her as my companion and partner in this journey through life.

This weekend the fish were biting all three days. Susan and I had the fifth-place finish Saturday in the couples tournament and then Sunday Mark Robertson and I caught around 30 keepers on the way to a fifth-place finish in Brandon Grays tournament with 13 pounds even.

I lost two big fish on crankbaits early in the morning, and one was a big one around 5 or 6 pounds that would have really helped. But that’s the way it goes.

I did land an ugly 10-pound flathead catfish that hit a crank bait and had me thinking I was going to make up for the two bass lost earlier. The catfish was just barely hooked in the whisker, but did I lose that one? Noooo, but the big bass? Yesssssssss. Arrrrgh.

I also want to thank Gene Martin and Charley and Rita Holland for inviting us to the annual fish fry Saturday night. As usual the food was fantastic and the company even better.

Kerr Lake fishing report – Bass are biting crankbaits, jigs and plastics in 10–20 feet of water. Stripers are schooling and can be found from Satterwhite’s Point to Henderson Point.

Upcoming area tournaments – Next weekend there are two Angler’s Choice team tournaments on Kerr launching out of Occoneechee.

Next week’s report – Results from the BFL Kerr Lake tournament Saturday.

Tip of the week — Study topographical lake maps (available at Vanco Marine) to find likely spots for fish to hang out.

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