Teams Location: Falcon State Park, Texas
The storms that came through here again last night were not nice. The OFM Teams did not receive any damage. Maybe that nonsense is finished now.For a change the OFM Fishing Team beat BillyBob to the lake. In fact we were well into fishing before BB got there. But when the fish are calling BB does not take long to rig out Bubba Boat and get to the fishing. Man that guy can move fast when the fish are calling.
Today was an experiment for the OFM Team. We were trying out a very light weight rod to see how much fun it would be with those three to seven pound bass that have been biting. BB had been complaining that his light rods could not get the hook set well in the hard mouth of the largemouth bass in this lake. Well we proved him correct. There were three very nice bass on the line this morning. All three threw the hook with the first leap and headshake. The hook had been set as hard as the rod could be bent to set the hook. Here is the label on the rod.
This is a good rod that has put many speckled trout on the pier in Rockport last winter. Those trout were all a pound and a half or less. It worked well with the soft mouth trout. With these bass it did not do the job. Since it was close to lunch time by now the Team headed back to the Castle for lunch and swap to a stronger rod. This rod is labeled as this.
It had no trouble setting the hook when the foolish bass hit the OFM lures. It was a lesson well learned. The weather was beautiful. Lots of folks were out at the lake enjoying the water with their kids. It is wonderful to see great family activities going on.
Tonight is the last night here on the border of Texas and Mexico. It has been a great time these last few weeks. Everyone has been so friendly it was almost ridiculous. Another trip along the border is in the Team’s future. It has proven to be a perfect area for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.