Crappie cool-down on Toledo Bend

As editors who provide around-the-clock tournament coverage at the Bassmaster Elites, Opens and other events, finding time to unwind and get back to the roots of why we love our jobs means sometimes you just gotta go fishing. And that's exactly what B.A.S.S. Times Editor Bryan Brasher and I did following the final weigh-in at Toledo Bend.

Being a crappie fanatic and a dock-shooting master, Brasher tapped into his seemingly endless community of fellow crappie anglers, and managed to find us a place to go fishing Monday morning for a few hours before we had to return to the B.A.S.S. Headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.

Unsure of what we were in for, we met "Ted" in his driveway just a few short minutes from Cypress Bend Resort. I was half expecting him to take us out on his boat, share his waypoints and put us on the fish. After spending a few minutes getting to know one another, Ted told us that we'd be fishing from his dock for as long as we like.

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