Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

December 27, 2011

a nice weekend with a grandson

I tried to explain to the kid, that they should pay attention to their elders and they might learn to catch a big fish.


The kid said that sometime an old dog might learn a new trick from a kid

and now get the net.


It was just a little larger than my fish smarty pants.


While I was cleaning and cooking fish, the kid was squirrel hunting.


and then he pigged out on fried cat fish


and then a dog squirrel hunting trip with his buddy, Marvin.


Then deer hunting early the next morning in a nice big cozy heated box stand.


So much for hunting, time for a nap


a nice weekend with a grandson

December 24, 2011

cat fishing with neighbor

Johnny with a nice blue catfish


two of our larger blue cat


nice mess of catfish

August 4, 2011

Lots of small channel catfish on Sam Rayburn

We’re off just after daylight!


Brett catches the first fish.


Garrett, wake up!


And now he is awake.


Another keeper for Brett


fishing is heating up


it’s getting hot (projected to be 106* today)


My fishing buddies are about ‘well-done”

time to go….

Good Time Had By All



You’re a grandpa to remember.

Comment by cb75948 — August 4, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

for sure I am a tired old grandpa,



Yes, definitely a great Papaw!!

Comment by Cindy — August 4, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

July 15, 2011

where are the bigger catfish on Sam Rayburn?

It’s just not fair to the fish.

This is a photo of my ‘electronic fish finder’.

The lines with curves in 22′ to 25′ are fish.

In  this case, they are catfish eating my chum.

Not only can I tell if fish are at this spot, I can tell how deep to fish.

With these units, you can actually watch your bait.


Today’s fishing resulted in only small fish.


I tried 30′, 25′ and 22′.

The results were the same, lots of small fish.


The last Channel Catfish spawn must have been great in Sam Rayburn.

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