July 14 at 9:11pm
Decided I wanted to check out favorite stretch of T-Funky,armed with fair supply of Zoom Speed Worms,black and sapphire(bass can't get enough of these)and hit my favorite T-Funky stretch,launching around 6:00 am(was aggravated as Slab Daddy crappie pole somehow got tangled with baitcaster-tough to see which way to un-twist line dat early,as least for ole eyes like mine!!).Started chunking Zoom Speed Worms and first fish to inhale worm a solid chunk,turned out to be 4.6 lbs,field guestimated it at 5 lbs so decent guesstimate and second fish 3.2,guestimated around 3.5.When I saw size of first chunk,got weak in de knees and prayed dat I would land fish and it almost knocked cover off my smallish Igloo cooler!!Managed one more in bass magnet and then ran into real cool Cajun,Danny,from Houma and he was in fine Ranger with E-Tech(every boater that I have chatted to with E-Tech's absolutely rave bout dem)!!Did also chat with a few guys,also with nice pleasure boat,with E-Tech,and the owner was waxing ecstatic about his choice of engine.Showed Danny and them my fish and they commented that they had never seem anyone land a fish and they were staying at fine camp on bend S of 3 Rivers Launch.Danny and I exchanged tips and spots and think next time we crossed paths,quite a bit S of 3 Rivers Launch,he had boated 8 and I had 6,never did get any more and when we last saw each other,he had his 10-fish bass limit and he was also kind enough to toss me a brush hog,chartreuse,with extremely strong garlic Spike-It on tail.I only managed to have smallish bass chase dat brush hog,might pick up a few at Sunday's Bass Pro Member Appreciation event!Took nice T-Funky scenery pictures and made my way home,wanting to get both bigger fish mounted and found out Kevin Hynes,guy who did world-class job on trophy black duck I shot a few duck seasons ago,no longer does fish!!!Wifey suggested I contact Lake Pontchartrain Veteran,Dr Robert Weiss,to see who he would suggest and he advised me to contact Gus's in Slidell.Made dat call and decided that the fine speck in Gus's,compliments of Dr.Weiss,was all de advertisement and endorsement I needed and Wifey and I made a trip to Sonny Miller's fine taxidermy studio in Crossroads,MS,and he is quite the character.Dropped off the biggest bass,4.6 lbs and 3.2 lbs,respectively and will have them mounted on nice piece of driftwood and will rely on Sonny's artistic touches to display these fine specimens!!!Can't believe my incredible string of T-Funky chunks and can't wait to get fish back from Sonny!!Probably gonna rest my stretch of T-Funky to let it re-charge!!Was certainly a blessed two-day stretch,catching 11 nice bass in two days with a personal best in the mix!!!