Hiya Texans! I'm been enjoying this fine site for a while now, and thought I'd join up and introduce myself.. I'm 52 and live in upstate NY.. Like most of you, I live for the outdoors, and I fish both fresh and saltwater..build my own rods, and I fish for everything from Bluegills, to Steelhead, to Tuna.. and everything in between.. Our Catfishing is limited to small to medium sized Channel cats.. but I love chasing big Blues and Flatheads when I get a chance..which is usually in the form of winter trips to the Santee-Cooper lakes in SC.. I'm currently visiting my Sister who lives here in Frisco, and I'd love to get out and take a crack at the cats in Lewisville, Lavon or one of the other lakes in the area.. I drove down, so I'm packing plenty of tackle..but I left the boat home... In past trips down here, I've rented a boat at Fork.. which is still an option.. but I was really looking forward to targeting Blues in some of the other lakes this trip.. so.. I'd greatly appreciate any tips y'all may be able to provide in regard to stuff like a reasonably priced boat rental, good shore spots, places where I could drop the net on some bait, etc..
I also see that some of the guides offer "open" seats on charters.. I would love to jump on one of those trips.. I'll be here through the 1st, and am available to fish any day except Thankgiving, and Dec 1st(Sis's birthday) ..so any guides with an opening , please shoot me a PM.. . anyway.. sorry for the long post, and I thank you all for providing such a helpful resource with this site, and for any future assistance!