There was a crowd of boats on the water at sunrise at the new Nutbush ramp when the Anglers Choice Marine North Carolina Division Classic launched this past weekend.
I mentioned in last week’s column that Mark Robertson and I were ready to win Brandon Grays Buggs Island Bass Challenge Classic two-day tournament on Kerr Lake last weekend.
I spent several evenings this week throwing a Frisbee with my five-year old grandson John II. John had an unusual throwing style that was quite effective. He would hold the Frisbee behind his left ear using his right hand and then throw it with great accuracy.
For some reason, I get really nervous and stressed whenever I have an article to complete and there’s a deadline looming. I don’t know why, but I do. Even when I’ve got the whole thing visualized in my head, plenty of time, and only need to put pen to paper. Such was the case last weekend when the story on “Wintertime Fishing on Lake Gaston” was due.
A pair of local anglers had great finishes in the ABA bass tournament on Kerr Lake a couple of weeks ago. Tyler Purcell from Townsville won the event with a limit weighing 10.19 pounds, while Clint Daniels finished third with 7.99.
Mark Robertson and I finished 12th against 28 other teams in the final regular season Buggs Island Bass Challenge tournament on Kerr Lake.
What’s more fun to me than a day of fishing? A day spent riding a Jet Ski with my grandson and namesake John II.
Have you ever found yourself up a creek WITH a paddle?
Susan and I spent much of last weekend helping our son, Jimmie, move and doing some overdue honey–do items. Luckily, there was time for a few hours of fishing on Belews Creek Lake, which is about 10 minutes from the house.
Susan and I had a great time on our recent fishing vacation to Lake Champlain, and I hope I didn’t leave the impression in last week’s column that we didn’t.