You are a class act...what I heard from you
in class was already at least 10 times more than what I would
have taken away and been happy with!
I am a very studious individual by nature, and
I've never been attracted to the newest/ flashiest stuff. Sound
fundamentals is where it's always been for me, in life in general
and fishing by extension. Bruce Lee once said he's not afraid
of the guy who knows 10,000 kicks, but of the guy who knows
1 kick and has practiced it 10,000 times... Your teaching approach
reminds me a lot of the second, which is why I have enjoyed
your materials so much.
The seminar gave me a very solid exposure to
what I want to do to continue improving, and I am very grateful
Thank you again for everything, and I hope to
meet up with you again.
Be well my friend,
Wow! The Keeper Gyotaku prints just arrived
at my house. They are beautiful. Thank you so much. You and
Heather did the magnificent speckled trout justice. Not many
prints or paintings do what you two have done with this incredible
Got the book [Productive Places and Patterns]
and wanted you to know, I haven't been disappointed. It's very
informative and useful....I appreciate you sharing your information,
as it's helped me to better plan my fishing excursions and think
about patterns and places, taking into consideration whatever
variables are at play. Your book has revitalized my fishing,
and I am eternally grateful.....Bruce Robertson
Just wanted to drop a quick line and say thanks for a GREAT
seminar. I really enjoyed it and learned a ton.... I want to
THANK YOU for sharing all your hard-earned knowledge. I am new
to fishing, and it has been very frustrating trying to learn....
You have provided me a road map to build my knowledge......Tim
I wanted to say thank you this morning....I have learned a tremendous
amount from you over the past couple of years, and it's really
starting to pay off. I caught this fish at 6:10 am, when we
were just beginning to see. She weighed 6.5 pounds and measured
28 inches. Definitely my personal best for POC.
Our plan was to fish the bright moon setting in knee deep water.
Best of all, she was caught on a MirrOprop. I have really been
fishing this bait since you informed me about it and have caught
more trout and reds mixed than I ever have on any other topwater.
We returned the next morning to catch a 26 and 25-inch trout
under the same conditions.
I ordered the Advanced Trophy Trout Tactics DVD. You are the
reason I release the big ones now. I live in Destin, FL [where]
I incorporate the techniques I learned from you about Corkies,
and I've had incredible success. I released 9 trout over 26
inches last year. Where I am from that is huge! I wanted to
say thanks for the lesson.
I have to tell you...I have not been able to put the book Beyond
the Devil's Elbow down. Loving it! You have an amazing ability
to tell your story so I can picture it in my mind. I have highlighted
sentences and paragraphs that speak to me in a profound way.
It has been years since I have read a book so engrossing.
Thanks for your instructional videos! Both these fish were caught
and released on the same trip.
I wanted to let you know I caught my
second 30 inch trout using the method you taught me in the recent
charter we had at the begining of the month (May 2011). By far
the biggest trout I have caught in the summer, it was caught
on a Texas Chicken Corky using 12 rapid twitches followed by
a short pause. Thanks again for the lesson and the great experience
I had in Texas.
Would like to thank you for one of the greatest fishing days
of my life. Not only were the fish we caught awesome, but the
many things I learned from you will help me the rest of my fishing
My fishing buddy caught our first double digit speck on a Fat
Boy today. Using your techniques from the video, he hooked and
landed this 33 inch, 12 pound, 3 ounce fish... We tagged and
released her, and she swam off with gusto. The fish was caught
(in Virginia)... in about 5 feet of water on an edge of a flat...
We use your twitching technique in the video followed by a long
pause to allow the bait to sink in the cold water. That is when
they take it most times. Thanks again for the video. It has
opened a whole new level of Monster Speck Fishing to us.......Tight
Lines, Sheldon Arey
Just wanted to thank you for a great trip. We had a blast. The
thing that was most impressive to me was your willingness to
teach your technique throughout our trip. You are the best guide
I have had the opportunity to fish with; your attention to detail
and ability to focus those around you was great to witness.
Thank you again for the awesome trip and all you do for our
fishery by promoting catch and release.
Heres a picture of my personal best, a 31 inch, 10.25
lb. fish which I caught using the Corky technique you taught
me on the charter last summer. This was one of 5 fish I caught
this morning (2/21/10) over 7lbs, all using the same Corky technique.
Using the techniques and tactics you described
in the video, my buddy and I went to Christmas Bay and hammered
the trout...including this new personal best 28 incher....Just
wanted to thank you for making that video worth every cent and
giving me a new outlook on wadefishing tactics (and showing
[how] to work Corkys).
I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the materials you
shipped to me. I have watched the DVD, I have read Tricking
Texas Trout and I am well into Waters Wild.
P.S. The Phantom is awesome!
I would like to thank you for the [August} trip and you putting
me on a quality...picture fish. You certainly live
up to your reputation as a teaching guide who puts
forth a 110% effort, and I went home a better angler for having
fished with you.
Well definitely do it again.
I received the DVD [and] give you an A+ on all segments... was
not disappointed, nor did I feel that you held back on sharing
your knowledge. The graphs on the lure selection...[were]...
informative. That segment alone is worth the value of the DVD...
The Phantom portion(s)...[were]... excellent.
Wanted to thank you...for your inspiring and
informative articles in [TSF magazine] and also the books you
have authored, I have [both] of them and couldnt help
but read them in one day....what you really have given me is
a sense of confidence.
You are the man Kev!!! We won first place with
an 8 pound trout and a 6 pound red. Both fish were caught in
[the spot you showed us]. The trout was really exciting for
all of us. I caught her on a dayglo Fat Boy... She was 28 1/2
inches and 7 1/2 pounds (they add 1/2 pound for live fish).
She was the biggest fish of the tourney, including the reds.
We beat 19 pro boats and 18 amateur boats. Both of our fish
were released alive after the weigh in. Thank you so much for
your help and your knowledge. I really enjoy fishing with you...
I think my bass fishing days are coming to an end. Saltwater
is the best.
Thanks, Will Truss
Thanks...for helping me catch [this] great fish with your reports,
articles and personal instruction on charters.
We had a great time on the water with you last week. I will
never forget catching those three big trout on the same day.
We really appreciate the way you give us tips to help us when
we are fishing. You are a true professional!
My name is Kody Cator and I'm currently deployed over here in
Iraq. My folks sent me a care package with some fishing magazines
and a copy of your book Waters Wild was with it. I think they
picked it up at the Texas Hunters & Sportsman's Expo in
McAllen. We've lived down in that area since 2002 and have done
quite a bit of fishing in the Laguna and are still learning
as we go.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your
book and let you know that I had a great time reading it. The
stories are great ones and some great learning points to go
along with them. My fiance, who is over here with me, is reading
it now and loves it as well.
Thanks for you time and your book,
I am having one of the best trout years that I have ever had.
I can honestly say that reading your articles and books has
made a big difference in the size of the trout that I am catching!
You have taught me how to target the larger trout and I have
seen the results. Thanks!!!
My buddies and I are looking forward to fishing with you in
early February. We cant wait.
Back in October, I bought your book, Tricking
Texas Trout, for my dads birthday. Hes not a book
reader, but he did read your book and he really enjoyed it.
I started reading it this week and Im almost done. Its
Thanks for another wonderful trip, I really enjoyed myself and
I think we did quite well for the conditions that were presented
to us. You are indeed a first class guide.