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Reel 'Em In Tournament Recap

Reel 'Em In Tournament Recap

The inaugural "Reel 'Em In" tournament was a great success for us here on Lake Fork. The tournament day was filled with fun, food, live auction, and scale jumping fish!  Special thanks to FLW for bringing their weigh-in trailer and taking care of the weigh-in for us on Saturday.  A total of 92 pounds 10 ounces of fish were weighed in with a top payout of $3,000.00 and $750.00 for Big Fish.

The following are the top 7 (paid) spots

  1. Tommy Climer - Tony Climer              7 - 8     $ 3,000.00   Big Fish $750.00 = $3,750.00
  2. Steve Hodge - Shawn O'Malley         7 - 6     $ 1,500.00
  3. Al Jordan - Paris Nelson                     5 - 12    $ 1,000.00
  4. Randy Scott - Dan Scott                      5 - 1       $ 800.00
  5. William Curff - David Sawyer              5 - 0      $ 600.00
  6. Curtis Keller - Logan Slaughter           4 - 14     $ 400.00
  7. Chris Gilroy - Chad Schramme            4 - 13     $ 250.00
Bella was our youngestfisherman

Bella was our youngestfisherman

1st Texas Team Trail- Sam Rayburn

1st Texas Team Trail- Sam Rayburn

Dad and I fished our first Texas Team Trail of the year this past Saturday.  Even though we didn't bring in a huge bag, we were able to bring in 5 for 14.26 lbs. We finished the day 91st out of 360 boats. Not having a ton of time on the water really doesn't help our cause, but at the end of the day we were able to figure out some things that allowed us to bring in a limit to weigh in anchored by one good fish that was around 5.5 lbs. All in all it was a great day to be on the water and more memories made!

SKOL Vikings win against Bears

SKOL Vikings win against Bears

Yesterday was another huge win for our ball club! Not only was it a divisional game, but it was the first time that we were able to have a season sweep of our divisional rival the Chicago Bears in quite a while. Moving forward, we have to get ready for the New York Giants. As a defense we have to continue to do what we did yesterday and that is all 11 guys doing their job and being where they have to be when the call is made. We also have to create turnovers to get the ball back in our offenses hands.  Offensively we have to take care of the ball and sustain and finish drives. We've shown that when we are able to do these things then we can play with anyone in the league.  We can't be satisfied with where we are and having the opportunity to make the playoffs. We need to push hard now and Try to win out so we can win the division and make a strong playoff push. This team doesn't have the attitude to be happy with just making the playoffs, we want to be champions!  We can only do that by working harder, being smarter and being more disciplined than our opponent. we have to outwork, out hit and out run our opponent. Skol Vikes!

The Brian Robison "Reel 'Em In" Foundation

The Brian Robison "Reel 'Em In" Foundation

Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Brian Robison to launch

The “Reel ‘Em In” Foundation

Proceeds to benefit and K9s4Cops

Eden Prairie, MN – Minnesota Vikings Veteran Defensive End, Brian Robison is excited to announce the formation of his charitable organization, The Brian Robison “Reel ‘Em In” Foundation.  The mission of the Foundation is to positively impact those in need through partnerships with existing organizations.

 

The Brian Robison “Reel ‘Em In” Foundation is focused on fundraising to support needy individuals, families and existing charitable organizations. The goal of the “Reel ‘Em In” Foundation is to engage with local communities in Minnesota and Texas and give back to those who need it most. Each year, the Foundation will select a cause or organization to align themselves with which will be the beneficiary of the funds raised. “Our Foundation will continue to research and evaluate organizations and groups on an annual basis that are identified as struggling and are in desperate need of our help,” said Robison.

Brian and his wife, Jayme, have always been very active members of the community and have spent years brainstorming a suitable concept for this Foundation and they are excited to announce their plans for the upcoming year. “For the 2016 year, we are excited to align our foundation with a remarkable organization called K9s4Cops,” Brian Robison said. “Both Jayme and I have personally been touched by this organization and are excited to announce our partnership.”

 

K9s4Cops provides K9s to law enforcement agencies, school districts and college campuses across the United States. In four years, K9s4Cops has unleashed approximately 100 K9s to 68 agencies and 12 schools in 28 states. Their dogs have helped make arrests and locate narcotics, explosives, weapons and cash. Not only do these highly skilled and trained K9s provide invaluable detection abilities, but their diligent service allows their human partners to make it home safely to their families each night.

The Brian Robison “Reel ‘Em In” Foundation will host two annual fishing tournaments, one in Minnesota and one in Texas. The first Fundraising Fishing Tournament will take place April 9th and 10th on Lake Fork in Texas.  For more information, please visit www.brianrobison96.com.

 

About The Brian Robison “Reel ‘Em In” Foundation

Founded in 2015, the Brian Robison Reel ‘Em In Foundation is on a mission to provide financial, emotional and physical support for those in need. The goal of the Brian Robison Reel ‘Em In Foundation is to impact the lives of more than 30,000 people by the end of 2016. For more information, please visit www.brianrobison96.com.

About K9s4Cops

K9s4Cops envisions a safe communities and schools patrolled by law enforcement with highly trained K9s ready for action. We believe that a lack of funds should not be the obstacle for any agency working to keep our streets safe.

Reflections from Denver

Reflections from Denver

This past weekend we were able finish up the first quarter of the season; playing the Denver Broncos, unfortunately we came up on the wrong side, losing 23 to 20.  I was very proud of our team, I thought we fought really hard against a very good Denver Bronco team.  On Saturday I was able to get out and go to the Eagle Claw factory, it was quiet an experience.  I was able to see how they make the hooks, everything from treble hooks, crappie hooks up to Trokar hooks.  It was cool to see how they do their shipping, storage, and just run the factory.  I had a blast there with the guys meeting those behind the scenes and have a new found respect for what they do.  I am looking forward the bye week and being able to do some fishing with some friends and coming back to this next 12 game stretch and hopefully give our team a playoff push.

Fishing Soothes the Soul

Fishing Soothes the Soul

I spent a little time on Bryant Lake in Eden Prarie the other day to decompress a little and wet a hook.  I was using the brown or black and yellow Strike King KVD Sexy Frog and flipping in about 1.5 foot of water in the lily pads.  I also flipped the Strike King 4" Rodent in green pumpkin with purple and gold flake. Then when I went a little deeper, I used the Strike King Rage Thumper worm in green pumpkin.  I use the Dobyns Rods, Lews reels, Gamma line, Trokar hooks, and Strike King Lures.   Nothing beats a little time on the water to decompress after a big game or a long practice.

Thoughts on our win Sunday against the Steelers

Thoughts on our win Sunday against the Steelers

As you were able to see Sundaynight, the Minnesota Vikings were able to kick off the 2015 season and what better place to do it than in Canton, Ohio where the Football Hall of Fame is located. We were able go in the night before and see the Hall of Fame; it was such an awesome experience to be a part of.  Going in and seeing the history and the guys who paved the way before you; it was a tremendous honor to know you are part of that brotherhood.  As you were able to see on Sunday we played the Pittsburgh Steelers and were able to win with a score of 14-3.  I thought our defense did a very good job of holding our opponents to only a field goal.  Even when we faced adversity, I thought we stood up and played great.  Our offense was also able to put up a few points and be able to drive the ball down the field a few times.  All in all, I think we still have room to get better, but as I have said before I have high expectations for our team and I think Sunday was the first step in that direction. Now we have to just continue to work hard every day and good things will happen.

 

Photo Credit: Minnesota Vikings Media

Photo Credit: Minnesota Vikings Media

7/28 Do you know db?

7/28 Do you know db?

The fishing community has welcomed me with open arms; it is amazing at what a family the bass fishing community is with one another. At the Bassmaster Classic this year (2015) in Greenville, SC, I got to experience first hand how the family of bass fishing operated when working in the booths of my sponsors. I met a guy that I had heard a lot about, a writer, a true lover of the sport and the sportsmen in bass fishing: Don Barone. Don, of course, first thing lets me know he is a Bills fan, but after talking with him a while, I could see the passion in his eyes for what he does with the sport of bass fishing. Don is one of the founders of Tackle The Storm, which puts fishing rods, reels, and tackle back in the hands of children in areas that have been devastated by tornados. Don is a self-employed writer who travels with the Elite series tournaments, he is working towards having his wife, Barb, travel with him next year. To do this, he has created a really cool mobile app. It is in the Google store and ITunes store, check it out, it is 1.99 (a one time fee) and the proceeds will help put his wife on the road with him. I have the app and would recommend it to you as well. Here is what you look for when you go to the app store:

Check it out! It has some really cool content and is updated frequently!

 

Also check out Don's Tackle The Storm foundation; they raise money and collect gently used fishing equipment at BASS events and put rods, reels, and fishing tackle in the hands of children who have lost everything due to a storm torn area. This was put together right after the tornados in Alabama. They have since been to Moore, OK, and Arkansas areas hit by huge storms.

www.tacklethestorm.com

https://www.facebook.com/TackleTheStorm?fref=ts

Training camp, pads go on today and the beat up starts

Training camp, pads go on today and the beat up starts

We are in full swing with training camp: pads are on and the hitting has begun. We are working hard, pushing ourselves to the limit, and it feels good! Thanks to all the fans that showed up at training camp, we do this for you, our families, and our team. Temps are in the mid 80's and the sun keeps us hot and our bodies pumping!  I drink a 33.8 oz bottle of Qure Water when I get up to jump start the hydration process.

*photo credit, Vikings Media

*photo credit, Vikings Media

Fishing Post

Fishing Post

Brian Robison grew up in Spendora, Texas, surrounded by prime bass fishing water. Brian’s father, Jimmy Robison, was an avid fisherman, so naturally Brian took an interest in fishing from a very young age. At about four years old, Brian vividly remembers casting lures with his Dad in the family’s backyard pond in Texas, at least three to four times a week.
 

As Brian got older, his interest in fishing, specifically bass fishing, only increased and it eventually became, as Brian would say, an “obsession” of his. As a teenager, if he wasn’t at school, spending time with his family or playing football, he was almost certainly fishing. Having grown up in Texas, Brian was surrounded by some of the best bass fisheries in the country! At 32 years old, Brian has fished nearly all of the lakes in Texas, but his favorites are Fayette County Reservoir, Lake Fork, Lake Conroe and Lake Houston.


After playing football at University of Texas, Brian was drafted in the 2007 NFL Draft to the Minnesota Vikings. Even with his exciting NFL Career ahead of him, Brian couldn’t abandon his passion for fishing. This southern fisherman even started fishing the lakes up in the Minnesota, which required him to acquire a whole new set of skills. Brian also grew to have a fondness for the northern smallmouth fisheries, like Lake Minnetonka and Mille Lacs.


With so many fans that idolize Brian as an NFL Football Player, Brian looks to professional anglers and fisherman as idols. Kevin Van Dam, Cliff Croche, Gerald Swindle, Clark Rheem and DJ Rojas are some of Brian’s mentors and fishing buddies.


While Brian does have some experience fishing in competitive tournaments, he still admits that he has a lot to learn! However, once his time in the NFL comes to an end, he surely does expect to expand his competitive bass fishing activities and hopefully join the professional circuit.

First Football Post

First Football Post

Today is the first official day of camp. Getting ready to make this season happen! I hope you will follow along and share my journey though 2015-2016 Viking football. Thanks for being part of my website.