Ish Monroe – East of the Mississippi

Bucks Skeeter Yamaha

IshBlogWell, Christmas and New Years are over with, and I’ve finished a lot and headed east! My Ranger came in and I was on a hard press for a whole week, the only day I took off was Christmas to get prepared; to get ready to go.

About a week ago, I headed down to Liquid Wraps in Arizona and got my boat wrapped; Tim’s awesome! He’s got – how do I put it? He’s a perfectionist and he loves to make sure that my wrap is perfect and looking really good!

Everything is mounted on there, the new Yamaha 250 SHO; I’ve got dual Power Poles; running four Lowrance units – HDS units, got a Sonic Hub, a five, an eight and two tens on my boat this year. I also got in my new rods and reels from Daiwa, and they’re all lined up and ready to go.

I had so much going on that it was hard to put it all together – like I said, I was packing everything for the season, but I had a couple more photo shoots; then Bass University in Shreveport last weekend too. Speaking of that, Hey folks, if you haven’t had a chance, go to either my website or the Bass University link to the website and check it out. It may give you something that you may want to come and see in 2012 – there a lot of good stuff happening there.

I got down to Florida and I actually put in the last part on my boat; I put in the two new batteries. The small Smart Battery, which is a Lithium battery. Yes, I know, Skeet Reese and Aaron Martens are running them and I’m trying to be like them – no! Not trying to be like Skeet and Aaron – I have been thinking about these batteries for a while. They are a whole lot lighter and a whole lot stronger than your conventional batteries, but, I had those put in the boat as soon as I got here.

Other than that, I got a little break in time with my boat; and have been working hard on finishing up some new baits coming from River2Sea. I gotta tell you folks, you don’t even understand how excited I am about the new baits that I have coming for 2012 coming from River2Sea!

After the Smart Battery install, I’ve got a crew from River2Sea coming to Florida to film some video for my new crankbaits and new spinnerbait that are coming out here shortly. The baits are NICE, and the whole marketing campaign is cool; I can’t wait to show it all to you – and I will, at the Classic… Baby; Baby!

Other than that I’m really excited and looking forward to the year – looking forward to the 2012 season.