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.
The biggest event that occurs at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is the fireworks display.
While I regret that Hurricane Arthur impacted property and caused some vacations to be shortened at the beach last week, I do appreciate what it did for bass fishing on Kerr Lake last Thursday afternoon.
As we celebrate the birth of our country this weekend, I want to say how fortunate and blessed I am for the days spent on the water with my beautiful child bride, Susan, just like we’ve done many times for almost 40 years.