Fish with Ish – Okeechobee Here I come Headin’ East in the Cocoons Rig!

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IshBlogI’ve picked up my Ranger Z521 and Yamaha 250 SHO from Liquid Wraps in Phoenix, Ariz. after they installed my Cocoons wrap, and now I’m headed east; Okeechobee here I come.

I’m caravanning with Brent Ehrler, which makes it nice to have someone to share the miles with. It’s a long way to the other side of the country, and traveling in pairs gives you some backup in case something happens.

We’ve got about three more days ahead of us, and once we get there, I’ll find a body of water to go play on until practice officially opens. I’m getting excited about the tournament season starting, and I want to rip some heads.

Like I said last week, I was at the Sacramento ISE show working for my sponsors, Ranger, Yamaha, Lowrance, Navionics, Daiwa and Team Bass Adx clothing line. My deal there was to work their booths, meet people and take part in the Bass Round Table seminar, as well as do one of my own.

The round table was on Saturday, and the place was packed; The round table was cool, I was up there with National pros, Skeet Reese, Papa Mur (John Murray) and Cody Meyer. Gary Dobyns was there from the west, it’s always interesting to hear his perspective.

They pass the microphone through the audience and ask us questions, we all take our turns answering them. Sometimes the back and forth gets a little heated between us. I think the audience digs it.

Sunday’s crowd; not so much. I know football playoffs were a big deal, but I thought it would be bigger overall, but oh well; I was there to meet and greet. The slow day on Sunday gave me the chance to do some filming for my sponsors, I went into the Lowrance learning center with Tshombe Moore, my local Navionics rep and filmed a whole deal on how to use Navionics features for planning and on the water.

Well, I’m staring at the windshield of my Cocoons rig burning up the miles and the cell phone minutes. When I talk to you next, I’ll be on Okeechobee – Later.