2013 Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam
Falcon Lake - Zapata, TX, Mar 21 - 25, 2013

Life of a camera boat driver

9:37 am CDT, Mar 23, 2013 | By Steve Wright

Darrell Garza would rather be fishing Falcon Lake this week, but he's
having some fun as a camera boat driver for Steve Bowman. That's
Garza's iPhone photo of Cliff Crochet landing the 4-pounder earlier
this morning - the shot where the bass is visible over the top of the
outboard motor, framed by Bowman's orange shirt.

 

On Thursday morning, we were following Bill Lowen when he set the hook
while flipping shallow trees. Garza was looking through his iPhone for
a photo opportunity when Lowen's jig came flying behind his boat on
the missed hook-set and hit Garza in the chest. Garza hadn't seen it
coming. The incident brought a smile to his face. He thought it was
pretty cool to catch some Bill Lowen shrapnel during the course of
battle.

 

Garza fishes Falcon often. He said he's got a photo of him and his
wife fishing between pews inside the well-known flooded church house
on Falcon. At certain water levels, it's possible to get a bass boat
inside the church.

 

And it's been interesting for Garza to see which pros have ended up on
some of his best Falcon Lake waypoints.

 

Garza is from Pleasanton, Texas, near San Antonio, which is known as
"The City of Live Oaks and Friendly Folks." Garza fits the billing in
the "friendly folks" category. And he's getting pretty good with that
iPhone camera.

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