On the water by about 9. Got to meet Axman and friends at the ramp so the day was off to a good start. Light to no wind and overcast. Looked like it might be a day for the ages. Headed North and fished North Island to the cross and Soldier Creek. Deadsticking. First fish was slightly over. Threw it back because we knew there were more and better ones to come. Well that did not turn out to be the case. Kept 20 box fish and only caught 2 overs which we returned to the lake. Marked lots of fish but they didn't seem to be in the mood. Splashed, thumped, prayed, wished, Tried lots of colors. Bubble gum and electric chicken produced the best, but the best was anything but consistent. Off the water by 4pm. Not sure if it was tough for everyone. Only other boat I talked to said they only caught 2 fish all day. Made me feel a little better. Maybe it was just tough day. I always enjoy a calm winter day on Big Tex.
"If you wake up breathing congratulations, you have another chance,"