|Posted on February 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM|
On The Lake
Date: December 28, 2011
Lake Level: Two Feet Below Normal Pool
Surface Water Temp.: 37 Degrees
Clarity: 2 Feet
The best part about the Riss Lake Fishing Club, in my opinion, is the friendships that have grown out of this organization. I have had the privilege of meeting and getting to know many of the residents here at Riss Lake and enjoy the social aspect of the club as much as I enjoy spending time on the water.
As a result, I have had the opportunity to learn new techniques and to fish other lakes with club members. Some of my most memorable trips are: catching giant wipers with Larry Chamber at Blue Springs Lake in the hot August sun, trying my hand at fly fishing with Dwight Orr at Taneycomo this past Fall and getting “schooled” by Brent Frazee during our regular club tournaments.
I also enjoy introducing neighbors to bass fishing, especially Charlie Gocken, Jeff Black and my buddy Greg Kays. Living at Riss Lake is really ideal for anyone who loves to fish as much as I do!
Earlier this month I was invited by a club member to fish a world-famous “Trophy” Lake outside of Dallas, Texas. This was actually my fourth trip with Neil O’Brien to Lake Fork to spend a weekend with the guys, eat a lot of great food and catch some very big largemouth Bass. Howard Schapiro came along to keep us honest and ended up catching the biggest bass of his life as well.
While Texas has suffered record drought, the fishing has not been affected at all. Over the course of two and a half days, our group landed fifteen bass over five pounds including three that were over eleven pounds and several in the eight to nine pound range. Naturally, we released all of these fish and took pictures for the bragging rights.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally surpass the ten pound mark for a largemouth bass. My fish weighed 11.04 lbs and the fight was exciting to say the very least. More than once I wondered if I would ever get this fish to the boat. Fish just don’t get this big by being stupid. Not to be outdone, my friend Ken hooked an 11.5 pounder fifteen minutes later in the same spot. It was cool to be the one who landed his buddy’s biggest bass ever!
The fishing club has given me the chance to share moments like these with friends and to create memories for a lifetime. I encourage you to get active in the club this year and join in the fun.
See you on the lake!
Avid Angler and Co-founder of Riss Lake Fishing Club
Marty Perrea 816-550-2909
Larry Chambers 816-804-5945
Brent Frazee 816-516-4744
Derek Weber 620-232-1718