Tuesday, April 29, 2008


"I'll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands for You are who You are no matter where I am and every tear I've cried You hold in your hand You never left my side and though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm ."

From Casting Crowns "I'll Praise You in this Storm"

Thank you Lord for encouraging words when it seems that life is nothing but one big storm.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Life worth living


See that smile? Anytime I talk to him that's what he does. Then he does that little "a a a goooooo" which we have determined is a laugh. This little guy has grabbed hold of my heart and not only mended all the broken parts but has put a huge amount of peace and joy in it as well. When our kids were little I worked all the time and never really experienced the joy of playing with a little baby. Now Granny and I work nights so that we can babysit Christian while his momma works days. We are loving it.

There's only one problem. I think he's trying to tell me something because I walked up on the porch the other day and this is what I found.


Three months old and already got a pole in his hand. What's a Grandpa to do?

I say "REJOICE". Thank you Lord for this little angel that has made an old Grandpa and Grandma's life worth living. Amen.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Something different for a change

I decided last Thursday to do something different and went to the Red River to do a little striper fishing. Thursday afternoon I caught 20 stripers and 2 LMB. BIG FUN let me tell ya.

Striper - 3 to 3.5 pound range


Large Mouth Bass - also 3 to 3.5 pound range


Okay so I decide to go back on Sunday morning and try some more. I caught around 12 nice stripers and 1 LMB.

6.5 to 7 pound striper


another striper in the 4 pound range


Not too bad for a change of pace.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


The crappie should be moving in to spawn real soon. that means MEGA crappie for a few weeks. then they will move out a ways into the 8 to 10 foot water and that means MEGA crappie. The bite should be good until around November. Yes, that's a long stretch but oh the fun we will have.

Saddle up for the ride folks.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I'm Back !!!

The weather has somewhat turned around and the bite is on.
A friend turned me on to a little creek and I gave it a try yesterday.
I was fishing my 3wt fiberglass and using some #8 olive wooleyboogers and red and silver swimming minnow flies. I caught 3 nice sunfish.