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Falcon Lake ... Just what I thought

4/13/2008

Falcon Lake. It was just what I thought.

First day of the Lone Star Shootout, and look at the weights. And this will be the worst of the four days.

Man, it was something else. The reason I say this is going to be the worst of the four days is because of the wind, which was blowing 25 to 40 mph.

A lot of guys were blown right off their open-water stuff. But even with backup plans, the weights are heavy.

I'm away from the stage area, but I know Aaron Martens had 42 today and is leading the pack. And I heard the big fish was 13-2.

Can you imagine what might happen when the wind dies? The record fish is 13-9, so that one might fall.

I had a pretty good day, and I caught my fish flipping — anywhere I could find with less than 4-foot waves.

And I was in heavy brush, negotiating saltcedars all day. Saltcedars and mesquite.

When I get out of here, I'll be looking for a new wrap on my boat. My E-21 Carrot Stix wrap now says Carrot Sti.

But I caught a bunch of fish, probably 75 or so total. I was using a10-inch Berkley power worm, and burned a bag of 50.

Tomorrow, I'm going to go out and try some of my off-shore stuff I didn't get to do today. Too much wind.

Oh, by the way, I had 28 pounds, 12 ounces. That was good for 24th place.

I need to get the boat ready and get some rest.

For more information on 2007 Classic champion Boyd Duckett, visit his Web site.