Monday, August 30, 2010

Oh So Close Again....

You might have saw the post I made about the 5th Annual Chad Morgenthaler Special Olympics Benefit Tournament, well, it took place last Saturday and I finished 2nd.  It took 18.32 I believe to win, and I had 17.12 so it was another good bag of fish, just not good enough.  But, I feel very blessed to generate a little revenue to keep me going. From that standpoint, the tournament was a success. 
On a side note, I believe I overheard someone say that in five years, this event has generated over a hundred and thirty thousand dollars for the Illinois Special Olympics. 
Lord willing I'll leave Saturday morning for Lake Tawakani near Dallas, TX for the third PAA Tour event.
God Bless,

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fifth Annual Chad Morgenthaler Special Olympics Tournament Aug. 28th

The fifth Annual Chad Morgenthaler Special Olympics tournament is scheduled to take place on August 28th, this coming Saturday to be exact.  It is always a great event.  If you live in the Southern Illinois area, come out and compete.  There is a pre-tournament meeting on Friday evening that includes an auction and a dinner, as well a lot of door prizes.  Registration runs from 3pm-5:30pm with the meeting starting at 6pm.
If oyu can't make the tournament, don't miss the weigh-in, which will take place at 3pm at the Sailboat Harbor in Wayne Fitzgerald State Park.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

PAA event at Lake Norman is over!

Well, the second stop of the PAA Tour is over, and I bombed in this one.  I finished in the low 70's, not where I wanted to be, but it's where I was.  I ran into a little difficulty on the way to Norman, about 6:30 a.m. on the way there, I sheared four lug bolts on the wheel of my trailer and was stuck at mile marker 89 on interstate 24.  I managed to get to Lake Norman and only missed one day of practice.  In the little bit of practice that I did get, I never figured anything out.  Well, not anything of any substance.  So it's oof to Lake Tawakani in Garland, Texas for the third tournament of the series, Lord willing I'll get thigns figured out down there.  I'd like to give a special thanks to Mike Walker of Phoenix Boats for helping me get my rig back into operating condition.  Mike was able to contact a local boat dealer, Mid-South Boat Sales and get my boat in for repairs early Monday morning.  So thanks to the crew at Mid-South and thanks Mike.
God Bless,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

PAA Tour gears up for second event of 2010

The PAA Tour will hold its second event of the 2010 season next week at Lake Norman, near Charlotte, NC  
I started the season off with a middle of the pack finish (56th place) at Lake Cherokee, so I need pick it up a little bit at Lake Norman.  There would be no shame in a top ten finish!  lol.  Seriously though, my intentions are to try and figure out what the fish are doing, fish hard, give the glory to God and let him take care of the fine details.  I'm sure it will work out like it is supposed to, hopefully like I'd like it to.  I'll keep you posted on how its going.
God Bless,