By Mike Bischoff
New Head Hooker
Fishing is starting up and Hookers are back from hibernation starting March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Our first post-hibernation program will be a Hooker favorite -- Michael Richardson of Lake Livingston Adventures. As many of you know, nobody knows more about fishing than Michael and nobody loves to share that knowledge more than Michael. You have a fishing question? You can bet that Michael will have an answer.
We will also kick off the “Fishing with Michael” dates. We will schedule two trips with Michael when you can fish Lake Livingston with other Hookers for $100/angler. These trips are lots of fun and a great way to enjoy fishing the lake for white bass at a shared price. Michael provides the boat and the expertise, equipment if you need it, and cleans your fish. We will schedule 6 anglers per trip.
Hookers will also have a new Head Hooker -- Mike Bischoff. Mike is taking over from George and Ruth Hollenbeck who started Hookers in 2010. Mike grew up in rural Kentucky and had a 50-plus year career in the downstream oil business. He has been a South Texas resident for the last 30 years and an avid salt water (inshore) angler before retiring to Livingston four years ago. Cary Purdy convinced Mike of what a great opportunity Hookers would be. George and Cary will support Mike as he gets familiar with our local stumps and sandbars. Ruth is retiring. At the new meeting place we will no longer need a head greeter, the role Ruth has played all these years, greeting people at the door.
The Hooker meeting schedule is the same – the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The new meeting place, First Presbyterian Church at 910 N. Washington Ave. in Livingston, is very handy, easy to find, and has a meeting room with great facilities and plenty of room to social distance or whatever. The Hooker member list is the same, but if you have a new email address you should check to make sure your membership is up to date (its free).
Come and welcome the new Head Hooker Mike Bischoff, our favorite guide Michael Richardson, sign up for the Fishing with Michael trip and greet your angler friends.