I have worked with Royce Simmons in my work for Texas Fish & Game for many years now. His reports have been that the white bass fishing action is unbelievable lately and that if God ever made a fish for kids to catch, it would be the white bass! My father-in-law, Joe, made arrangements for a post-school year/early summer fishing trip for himself, Jackson and myself at Richland Chambers Lake with Gone Fishin’ Guide Service. Jackson is 7 years old and this was his first big boat and big lake trip.
The rain was a bit of a concern but we took a chance and braved it anyway and didn’t get very wet at all. Man, am I glad we did! The whites and hybrids were boiling all over the lake feeding on shad which made the fishing more like catching as you couldn’t throw a lure out and not catch a fish or two at certain times. Some of the rigs we were throwing had both a jig and a slab tied on which meant bonus fish at times and fighting two white bass, hybrids or both at the same time is an awesome feat! We limited out on whites by 10am or so that morning and Mr. Royce did a fantastic job cleaning all the fish for us. I have fished with my fair share of guides over the years and must say Mr. Royce put us on some great fishing action. I have never been on a guide trip so successful before! If you live in or around Texas and want a fun trip, I highly recommend Royce and Adam Simmons.
Gone Fishin’ Guide Service: http://www.gonefishin.biz/
Below are some photos of our trip. I also talked about this trip at the beginning of our latest TF&G Podcast. Listen below!
Take a kid in your life fishing and enjoy all that God’s outdoors has to offer! Thanks for watching, reading and listening!