Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
killerfishcustom, Kidswift, ReidGoff, Gary Roberts, Granbry
102696 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82836
hopalong 74347
Pilothawk 73398
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59853
Tritonman 56789
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52444
LoneStarSon® 52203
facebook
Forum Stats
102696 Members
61 Forums
858569 Topics
11263030 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11481811 - 03/16/16 04:12 PM guide mike metcalf
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Is mike still guiding on t.bend

Top
#11482056 - 03/16/16 06:15 PM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
210nasty Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/04/15
Posts: 11
Loc: the bend
No

Top
#11482255 - 03/16/16 08:10 PM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43053
Loc: Houston, TX
Is Mike still fishing tournaments? Had the pleasure of fishing with MM '86-'89. When he still lived with his Momma. Like most of the great bass fisherman from that region, Mike first learned how to feed his family with rod and reel. Fishing for money was easy pickings after that.
_________________________
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

Top
#11482278 - 03/16/16 08:20 PM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5844
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Haven't seen his name in a few years. That guy was absolutely dominant on Toledo and Rayburn. I'll never forget seeing him bring in that monster bag in an Anglers Choice tournament. I think it was 42lbs.

Top
#11482373 - 03/16/16 08:56 PM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
Dubee Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1197
Loc: Godley Tx
He ruled Redman on Toledo in the late 80's early 90's.

Top
#11483015 - 03/17/16 08:23 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
Neal G Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
Two guys were extremely strong in East Texas in the 90's. Mike Metcalf on Toledo (he also won big tournaments on Rayburn and Richland Chambers) and Gary Yelverton on Rayburn/Toledo Bend. Gary passed away during some of his prime tournament years. His house in Ringgold, LA sometimes looked like a boat store with boats he had won for sale.

There are several interesting stories about Metcalf and Gary but there is no sense in repeating them here and starting some sort of conflict. Both of them were outstanding tournament fisherman during their time.
_________________________
Jocko 2016

Top
#11483215 - 03/17/16 09:33 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
tx_basser Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 3665
Loc: Sachse
I was fishing the TTT when it was part of FLW on T-Bend, when he won the tournament with 28 lbs from a borrowed boat. I was fishing with Stan Burgay and watched him catch 25 lbs in a matter of 30 mins... so needless to say I was in awe of those two guys.

Top
#11483383 - 03/17/16 10:59 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5844
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
There used to be videos of those TTT events. Not sure if they are available anymore but one that Mike won was particularly interesting. He accidentally culls without a 5th fish. He looks up and says, oh well, we'll just catch another one. He ends up winning the event.

Top
#11483462 - 03/17/16 11:40 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: Neal G]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7373
Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: Neal G
Two guys were extremely strong in East Texas in the 90's. Mike Metcalf on Toledo (he also won big tournaments on Rayburn and Richland Chambers) and Gary Yelverton on Rayburn/Toledo Bend. Gary passed away during some of his prime tournament years. His house in Ringgold, LA sometimes looked like a boat store with boats he had won for sale.

There are several interesting stories about Metcalf and Gary but there is no sense in repeating them here and starting some sort of conflict. Both of them were outstanding tournament fisherman during their time.


Was Gary the guy who had cancer and passed away in his deer stand ? The guy I am talking about was a hell of a fisherman and I think he may have fished with Metcalf.

Top
#11483544 - 03/17/16 12:29 PM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: Happykamper]
matt williams Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 321
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
I was told Gary passed away in a deer stand. I got in the boat with him once on T-Bend in 1987, early in my career. He took me to a channel swing in San Patricio Creek, looked around for boats in all directions, then said, "you ready to see some fish?" He picked up a Mudbug and proceeded to catch 14 four pounders on 14 consecutive casts. The most awesome crankbait display I've seen this side of Lake Baccarac.

Top
#11483560 - 03/17/16 12:37 PM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: Jaret Latta]
timwins31 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
There used to be videos of those TTT events. Not sure if they are available anymore but one that Mike won was particularly interesting. He accidentally culls without a 5th fish. He looks up and says, oh well, we'll just catch another one. He ends up winning the event.


Lol holy hell. That's pure greatness right there.

Top
#11485255 - 03/18/16 08:09 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Years ago when you could leave the boat while in a tournament, Gary an Mike had 30 lbs in the livewell at 8.30 am , so they went to Huxley bay and had breakfast .I do not think they ever had to cull any more fish and won the tourney.

I knew of one spot the fish were so stacked they would cast in and throw a 5 lber in the boat, not take the fish off the hook , leaving him bouncing in the boat, grab another rod and do it again till they ran out of rods.

Top
#11485315 - 03/18/16 08:33 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: chas1]
breauxmule Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 253
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Watched him, LG Allen, Stan Burgay, Larry Matthews, James Owens, Mike Mills, Gene Lund along with my dad and many other great guides out of Huxley Bay, bring in loads of bass on that old skinning dock. Those guys could fish!


Edited by breauxmule (03/18/16 08:34 AM)

Top
#11485535 - 03/18/16 10:10 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: Neal G]
timwins31 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Neal G
Two guys were extremely strong in East Texas in the 90's. Mike Metcalf on Toledo (he also won big tournaments on Rayburn and Richland Chambers) and Gary Yelverton on Rayburn/Toledo Bend. Gary passed away during some of his prime tournament years. His house in Ringgold, LA sometimes looked like a boat store with boats he had won for sale.

There are several interesting stories about Metcalf and Gary but there is no sense in repeating them here and starting some sort of conflict. Both of them were outstanding tournament fisherman during their time.


Aw come on man, these two guys sound like legends, we need to hear some stories. Just ignore the naysayers.

Top
#11485661 - 03/18/16 11:28 AM Re: guide mike metcalf [Re: Neal G]
BASSNDOOD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 3135
Loc: Pinehurst, TX
Originally Posted By: Neal G
Two guys were extremely strong in East Texas in the 90's. Mike Metcalf on Toledo (he also won big tournaments on Rayburn and Richland Chambers) and Gary Yelverton on Rayburn/Toledo Bend. Gary passed away during some of his prime tournament years. His house in Ringgold, LA sometimes looked like a boat store with boats he had won for sale.


There was one year they won EVERY Team Tournament Championship in the State either together or in the case of two that conflicted with each other, they fished solo and won.

I believe they won 5-6 boats and over $200K in cash that year and never left the State of Texas.

I drew Gary in a Redman on Palestine and noticed he had 5 rods on deck, all with a Black/Blue Jig tied on. We pulled up on his spot, and before I could get my rods untangled he had three 7lbers in the boat flopping on the carpet while he went in after his 4th.

He then told me, "Jim, I'd appreciate it if you would totally forget about this spot." I then told him, "Gary, if you didn't want me to know about this spot, you should have never brought me here!" I do confess, I did go back there about a year later in a club tournament and never got a bite!

Both Mike and Gary were super fishermen.
_________________________
I am The National Rifle Association, and I am Americas Safest Place!

Jan. 20, 2017...The end of an ERROR,

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide