Dave Lefebre – Super Bowl Let Down Family and Okeechobee Wrap Up

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LefebreBlogSteeler mania is officially over, now I can start growing my fingernails back and focus on fishing a little more, lol. Three turnovers, tough penalties, a couple of bad coaching calls, and we still almost pulled it out in the end. And a 52 yard field goal attempt with a kicker that just shanked an extra point….What? That alone could have been the difference had they punted, but it is what it is and I’m done dwelling on it. Sickening, I could have puked again!

We are on the road in Georgia somewhere, about 15 hours from Erie, PA. We would have liked to stay in Florida considering the weather, but we have to get home. Anne’s Mom broke here leg a while back and can’t walk and her Step Dad, who she’s really close with, just started chemo and radiation treatments last week for throat cancer. We need to help out.

Dave_Lefebre_Okeechobee_PairThey actually live next door to us and Hank is the one who keeps our driveway and sidewalks clear in the winter, and take care of our yard in the summer. Cancer has invaded our lives lately and it’s just not a good deal. It seems so unfair when you consider the type of people like my Grandma, who passed away a few months ago, and Anne’s step dad, Hank are. They are the nicest, most caring kind of good people imaginable; it just doesn’t make complete sense to me.

I recently donated an autographed jersey to benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and plan to do as much as I can to help in this area in the future. I am so thankful the way the jersey auction turned out. A thoughtful guy named Lealand bid $1130 for my 2010 Chevy jersey, all of which will go directly to St. Jude’s…Awesome!

I plan on signing another jersey for the cause later this week and being more involved moving forward. If you’re interested in bidding, or even donating, please don’t pass on the opportunity. There are several more angler jerseys and other items up for bid. http://shop.ebay.com/bassfan2/m.html

As far as the first FLW Tour event, It was nuts as I’m sure most of you know by now. It was a record-breaking slugfest and quite honestly, I’m happy to get out of there with a good finish and solid start to the year. A top 10 would have been great, and I had the bites to do it, but like I said, I’m just so glad to get out of there alive.

I finished 36th with 41-06 over two days and caught most of my fish on my new Kinami “D” Bug. On the first day of practice, and my very first day in a boat in 2011, I caught a 32-34 pound limit and didn’t even set the hook on everything. It was the best day of my life, and I bet at least 20 other guys who fished Okeechobee last week can say they had their best day (or days) ever. It was an amazing deal and a trip I’ll never forget.

Kinami_D_BugTo read my recap of the Okeechobee event go to flwoutdoors.com, and for more about our trip and travel experiences, check out… “On Tour with Dave and Anne” Presented by Chevy. http://ontourwithdaveandanne.blogspot.com

Talk to next week when I’ll be back on the ice.