Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Well folks, I apologize for being MIA here for awhile. It has been quite busy over here. But I finally had a chance to sit down and do some catching up on my stuff, so I decided to drop in for a just a second. So far its been a pretty good start to the year, the weather has been decent, our local lakes (Lake Belton and Lake Stillhouse) have both caught a good bit of water from last years drought.
as of today is actually 2ft above pool and Lake Still House is back up to only 10ft Low. Lake Belton
With some good rain in the future I believe that our lakes will be fine and we are in for a great summer full of boating. With drought conditions last year bringing lake levels to an all time low, the pleasure boating slacked off quite a bit which caused a few carry over in our Stingray boat line (see them here http://www.texasboatworld.com/) but so far this year with the lakes slowly climbing our 2011 inventory has slowly been decreasing.
I’m sure that all of our local fishing guys/girls that finally managed to figure out how to fish and navigate these lakes are in part pleased to see them come back up so they can get around without so much worry. However, with the recent influx of several feet of water, the likely hood of the fish being where they were 2 days ago is slim. Now to start over again and track them down once more! Isn’t that part of the fun?
Well I just wanted to stop in and say something about the lakes coming back up but I will not wait so long between next posts!
Friday, January 20, 2012
So it has been a couple weeks since I have been able to find a second to make a post. Now almost 2 weeks after the show we have all had a chance to sit down and actually reflect. This years show went a little different then we or any of the dealers had expected I believe. Unlike a lot of bigger shows, the Central Texas Boat Show is only a three day show. Attendance for Friday was up almost 20% however saturady was about even with last year and sunday was down almost 20%. It seems there is alot affecting the show and we have not been able to pin point whats slowing the show down. There are so many things to take into account, everything from the economy, lake levels, interest levels in boating and so many other things. We are defininetly going to be asking around and try to figure out what we can do to stimulate the boating in our area. Well I just wanted to drop in and give a little update on where we have been and what we have been doing. I will be back soon with a new post on something a little more along the lines of actual boating information!