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About Me
I'm the editor who oversees the HSGameTime Web sites for The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV.

I graduated from the University of Texas in 1990 with a degree in journalism.

I mostly fish Lake Arlington, some on Joe Pool and other DFW-area lakes.
How passionate are you about fishing?
over 100

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Finished fifth at Cedar Creek on 10/04/08

Couldn't find enough big fish and finished fifth out of 23 teams at the Cedar Creek tournament. Our best 7 weighed 8.4 pounds. Winner had 9.6.

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

081608 Finished third

Finished third out of 27 teams in the Lewisville crappie tournament. Seven-fish limit weighed 8.980. 10.4 won it, 9.7 was second. Big fish was 1.8 something weighed in by the second-place team. Our two biggest went 1.60 anda 1.56. Split $180 with my partner.

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

05/31/08 Lake Arlington

Looks like the bigger fish are about to get on their post-spawn brushpiles pretty soon. The last couple of trips I've caught 8-9 really good ones. Probably could've had a lot more in numbers if I'd go back to shooting docks, but I'm looking more for quality.

Windy as heck early this morning. Even tossed back a 12-incher thinking I wouldn't be able to hang very long in that kind of wind. But it died down about 10-15 mph a little after… Continue

Posted on May 31, 2008 at 6:43pm — 4 Comments

052108 Lake Arlington

Fished with a buddy from our crappie club from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Probably caught 75 or so, with about 1/3 keeper sized, but we released everything. Only 3-4 were over 12 inches though, so not many big fish. Caught around 40 under docks in 7 feet of water and the rest off a couple of brushpiles in 8-9 feet of water. All fish caught on 1/16th oz. jigs rigged with either Panfish Assassins or RoadRunnder Turbo Tails. Those Panfish Assassins skip real well under a dock.

The spawn is… Continue

Posted on May 23, 2008 at 2:25pm

051808 Son joins the 2-pound club

My son caught his first 2-pound crappie this morning on Lake Arlington. The last time I checked, the lake record was 2.05. This one weighed 2.02. Too bad he missed it, but dad sure is proud!

Posted on May 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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At 8:40pm on August 20, 2010, Dana Bidlake said…
admiring your pile of fish. Have a fishy day
At 11:54pm on May 19, 2010, Stevie Ohlarik said…
No problem. I had this account for over a year and never added anyone. Fish on!
At 7:37pm on May 6, 2010, B Coletti said…
hi carl =) no problemm
At 3:50pm on April 5, 2010, Kristina Taylor said…
My pleasure! Nice fish your son caught there! :-) Never tasted crappie. Is it like bass??

K :-)
At 10:34am on February 15, 2010, RedFlounderBass said…
Those "Racing -Stripe(Blacknose)" Crappies are fun to catch....A friend in Mississippi calls them Magnolia Crappie;Prob because they catch some big as a tree!lol
At 12:44pm on January 31, 2010, RedFlounderBass said…
Thanks for the Comment!
At 3:32pm on January 22, 2010, Lorie said…
Your welcome, great pics of all the crappy' to fish for them they are great fighters and lots of fun to catch.
At 6:07am on January 13, 2010, Rob said…
thanks for the comment on one of my many crappies this year.i kinda stumbled onto this spot this winter that has been nothing short of amazing for crappie and pike!
At 5:23pm on December 20, 2009, Jen Lindner said…
Of course!
At 11:37pm on October 19, 2009, Lindsay said…
No...thank YOU :) I love your crappie pics! I've never seen crappies so creatively displayed!! LOL!!

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