So this past weekend my wife and I got to go on a fishing trip with my parents and my and aunt and uncle to Lake Texoma. My aunt and uncle [Bill & Joanie Moore] own a “dock-u-minium” right on the lake. It is a small one room “apartment” with a kitchen and a bathroom. The cool thing, this “apartment” is part of the dock where they dock their boats. So you walk out the front door and you are staring the boat slip in the face 8 feet from you. All I can say is it was great to be that close to the water.
The next morning we woke up at 5:00am and headed to the marina where we ate breakfast [really good country breakfast] and met our fishing guide for the day, we were going out to catch striper bass. There were six of us in the boat headed out [7 plus our guide Chris Caldwell]; according to lake policy – the limit of striper per person is 10 so that was our goal. Chris knew exactly where to take us and within the first 5 minutes we had 10 striper in the boat. I personally caught one within in 10 seconds of dropping my line in the water. We continued like this for a little bit with Chris taking us to different locations on the lake when the fish got sparse. About 11:30am we finally had caught our last fish we could legally keep [60 total] and headed back to the marina. When we got back, we took all the fish and Chris then set them up for us to take pictures with and he then proceeded to clean all 60. To say he was a master would be an understatement – I think he finished all 60 in a matter of 15 minutes.
The trip was to say, the best my wife and I have had in a long time. Spending time with family – laughing – playing cards and dice I honestly don’t think there is anything better!