Brett, what became of LOD after Jim couldn't make a go of it?
Guys looking for bass fishing around Houston...You can't go wrong with Brett or Steve. You're not going to find anything else that can compare to their set ups down here.
Jim came out in good shape. He's a good fella. But LOD got to be more than he could take care of. With all the crazy issues around being in business and not being a spring chicken...O'bumblercare among them. He sold the place then took a job (with benefits) as manager of it. Kinda like having your cake and eating it. But it belongs to a family and is no longer a commercial operation.
Kinda sad for me, There was no LOD until I came to Danbury and built it (with a lot of help) on the Zwahr farm. Mike Wood and I. Every old time bass fisherman you can think of stopped by, Jerry Dean (I used to write articles for him), Kieth Warren, Jimmy Houston, you name it. For a time it was one very cool place.
I'm right downstream on Austin Bayou now at what is known as the "LeCompte" place. Four lakes and several hundred acres of duck ponds. Nice place to fish, hunt, take pictures, go for hikes, ride your buggy, whatever makes you happy in the great outdoors. Less than an hour from Houston.