Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ians Fish

My good friend Ian caught a nice fish today at a local lake. It had a big gut and gave him a nice fight. Congratulations bro! Heres some pictures.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nice Fish

Caught a good size fish yesterday, nothing like the one I caught Sunday, but still good. It was 3lb. 2oz. Used my new scale :-). Heres a picture (good pic. of the fish...but def. not me :-).

Big Bass!

I caught my biggest bass Sunday afternoon. Got some pictures and video on my friends camera, Waiting to copy them over to my computer. But it was around 9 1/2- 10lb. and was a great fight. Heres a pic. ( Pic. doesn't give it justice, ill be uploading the videos soon).

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Rod and Reel

Got a new rod and reel for Christmas, heres some pics.







Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Fishing

My Poppa and I went fishing today. My Grandparents are joining us for Christmas this year. Which means, Fishing with Poppa! I caught a 3lb. and a 1 1/2lb. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any pictures seeing that my phone died. But had a lot of fun, hopefully we can go fishing a few more times before they leave.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saltwater Fishing

Man, Lately Ive been wanting to go saltwater fishing so bad. Although I prefer fresh water, I enjoy going to the gulf for red fish and trout. Even though i didn't get a chance to go fishing in Pensacola this fall, here are some pics of the last two years. Below are picture of both of my bull red's and one of the bonita i caught. Theres also a picture of our triple bull red hook-up.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fishing Yesturday.

Went fishing for few minutes yesterday close by and had a nice fish round 2lb's. Heres a picture.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

K-Life Campout

Just got home from the K-Life Campout, had a blast. We camped over night at Wekiva Springs State Park. We had an interesting time getting cars stuck in the sand and encountering a few deer and two black bears. All apart of the camping spirit:-). Overall I had a fun time hanging with my friends. Special thanks to Donald, Taylor and Beth for putting this on, it was great.


Heres a picture i took of the car in the sand.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Good Fish

Had about twenty minutes to blow today before youth group, so rode down to one of my local lakes and caught a nice 2 1/2 lb. bass on my second cast. Nice fish for such a short day of fishing. Heres a Picture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wet and Cold


Yuck... That perfectly describes the weather we had today. Its dark, mucky, cold and rainy. But good fishing! I had a 5lb. and a 4 1/2lb. today on one of my favorite baits. Caught them within a 10 min. span. Heres me holding both of them.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Morning Fishing

Went fishing this morning and did pretty good I had a 2 1/2-3-3 1/2lb. Ian got a 3 1/2 and two 2lb. So it was a good morning. Heres some pictures of this morning. Can't wait to go again.

On my way to go fishing, hopefully well catch a few...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Awesome Day!


Today me and Ian went fishing and had an amazing day. We were killing it all day long. I ended up with six bass three 2 lb. and a 2 1/2lb. and two 5lb.'ers. Awesome fish the top picture is my biggest. The worm barely hit the water when he crushed it. Had a fun time.





Thursday, December 9, 2010

Double Fluke Rig


Today I was doing some research on a rig called the "double fluke rig". This rig is one that has to flukes on the same line. The way I look at it, you get double the chance of catching a fish, double the action of a regular fluke and you have the chance to catch two fish at the same time! So, its a new thing Ive been playing around with today and as far as i know it works! Caught a nice 2lb. bass this afternoon at one of my local lakes and was so stoked to catch it on my new set up. Heres the fish and a picture of the double fluke rig.

Yesturday's Fishing

Went fishing with my friend Ian yesterday afternoon. Had a blast, although it was so cold and the bass were biting slow, we managed to pull a few out. I had three between 1 1/2lb.-2 1/2lb. not bad. And my friend Ian started us off with a nice 3 1/2lb. bass then later hooked up to a 2 1/2 lb. So over all good day considering the conditions. Had a lot of fun, Hopefully well catch a few more today.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Spirit

This years Holiday Season has been interesting, my beautiful baby sister Hope is enjoying her first Christmas with us this year. Also, Our Christmas tree has been a struggle this year, we normaly have an artificial tree but our tree decided it didnt wanna work this year so we had to go get one. So we went and bought our first fresh cut tree as a family and had a great time doing that. Saturday me and my dad went to target to get lights and such for the house and spent a few hours putting up the lights on the house, I'm so happy the way they turned out. It's not Christmas without lights on the house! Our whole family is having a good time decorating and getting in the holiday spirit. But yah, this year is gonna be a special one with my Grandparents coming into town and Hope being here...It's gonna be fun.

Cold Weather

Is it just me or lately does it feel like its Alaskan weather down here? Man today was freezing! Well, I guess at this time of year its better than an 80 degree Christmas...... I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Holiday Season.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bass Update


Been fishing mostly local ponds lately. Been having tons of fun catching bass and learning more about the sport. Went fishing in one of the ponds across from my neighborhood today, and had a good turn out. I ended up with 5 for today the biggest one on a black spinner bait and the others on my favorite colored fluke. Here's some pictures of my two biggest of the day my 4lb'er and my 3lb'er.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nike I.D. designed cleats.




I designed these on Nike I.D. Super sweet cleats, hopefully i can get them for next season.

Thanksgiving Break

Well, school starts back up tomorrow after a great week off for Thanksgiving. Had a lot of fun hanging with friends and doing a lot of fishing. Met some new friends and had fun getting to know them. Hope everyone had a good break.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving

Man I'm so ready for tomorrow. Can't wait to spend time with my family and eat lots of good food :). Were hangin around here this year and gonna do Thanksgiving alone which should give us some time to spend with Hope and our family here. But, I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving Taylor! ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bass Update




Went fishing today with some of the bro's early this morning and caught some nice fish. Woke up early and rode over to some of our local lakes close to the house. This one is my biggest of the day i caught it at 6:15 in the morning. I ended up catching 6 bass total today pretty good day. I was using a frog top water when he hit it hard and put up a great fight. Really fun day...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bass Brotha!


Heres two recent fish me and my friend Ian have caught. Both are around 3-4 pounds.

Bass Fishing

Well fishing is definitely one of my new favorite hobbies. Its a hobbie that you never truly master because every day you learn more and more about this awesome sport. Its almost like a game against the bass and you. One that you and you only determine your success. Its really fun me and my close friend have been fishing tons of local ponds and lakes and having a great time.

Football has ended.

Well, football has ended and my free time has increased :p. This year was a good year for me as i grew in my skills and abilities. The saddest part about this year is seeing all of our seniors graduate and beginning to move on into the real world. Diego, Alex, Marcus, Kellen, and Bridger...you guys all helped me to see the player i could be and help me raise my game. I am forever grateful for your support and encouragement. I wish you all the best in life.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My 16th Birthday!

Well, im 16...where has the time gone? I had an fun and amazing day, football, fishing, family and friends:-), what can be better? Thanks Mom and Dad for making my birthday so special. And thanks everyone who came and had cake and ice cream with me I had a great time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. I love you guys. Congratulations on your 19 years of marriage. Im so happy and proud to be your son.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WO JV District Champions!

Tonight WO JV had there last game. We won 30-28 and ended our season with a 7-1 record. Amazing year, great players, and great talent. Glad to be apart of a winning team. Good job guys District Champions we did it!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bass Fishing


Been bass fishing some local ponds and lakes. I've been having a great time. Yesterday i caught a super nice bass. It was 3 1/2 pounds and was absolutely a blast to catch.
In the lakes down here we mostly use a variety of plastic worms and flukes depending on the conditions and clarity of the water. Surprisingly, i caught this one on a low diving crank bait that i was working near some grass when it hit.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another win!

West Orange JV won again tonight against Cypress Creek High school. We won 44-0, great game guys JV team season record 6-1!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WO Varsity Game

Well, Varsity did there best tonight against Olympia High School. We lost 42-0 But it happens to everyone. Good effort guys yall fought hard.

Beat Olympia!

West Orange beat Olympia last night 18-16. It was a great game both teams played very well. Cant wait to play Cypress Creek High School next week.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Dad

Congratulations Dad for being inducted into your High school's Hall of Fame last night Oct. 5, 2010. So proud of you, you deserve it.

Here is the link for more information.

http://www.pnj.com/article/20101009/SPORTS10/10090331/Smith-appreciative-of-hometown-hall-honor

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beat Apopka!!!!!!!

YAAAA. Just got back from Jv's game vs. Apopka HS. West Orange won! What an awesome game they were an amazing apponent.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

JV Football Schedule

9/9
@ Freedom HS Freedom High School W 26-6
9/16
@ Colonial HS Colonial High School W 30-6
9/23
Ocoee High School Raymond Screws Field W 36-0
9/30
Dr Phillips HS Raymond Screws Field L 0-14
10/7
@ Apopka HS Apopka High School W 28-14
10/13
Olympia HS Raymond Screws Field W 18-16
10/21
@ Cypress Creek HS Cypress Creek High School W 80-0
10/27 7:00 PM @ Wekiva High School Wekiva High School W 30-28

Glad to be Back

Man Its good to be home. After an incredible three and a half weeks in China were home! As Most of you know we left a family of four and returned a family of five :-). I love My lil sis she everything I could ever dream for in a sister. I am truly blessed that God has placed her in my life and that I have the Honor and Privilege of being her older brother. Shes a gorgeous little girl with an amazing smile and a contagious laugh. I'm excited to watch her grow up and all the funny and exciting times that come with that.

Friday, September 10, 2010

West Orange JV's Win

West Orange JV won last night against Freedom High school. Great game! There was so much rain, but we fought through it an pulled out with a win. Go W.O.W.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Good Quote

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

-Theodore Roosevelt


This quote is exactly where I'm at. I'm in the arena with many who criticize and mock but still have nothing to show for it. Sheer victory is what I'm after and fuels my everyday.

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School

Well, Summers over :-(. We all knew it would go by fast but it always seems to blink before our eyes. I hope everyone had an awesome fun filled summer, i know i did.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Winners vs. Losers

The Winner - is always part of the answer.

The Loser - is always part of the problem.

The Winner - always has a program.

The Loser - always has an excuse.

The Winner - says "Let me do it for you".

The Loser says "That's not my job".

The Winner - sees an answer for every problem.

The Loser - sees a problem for every answer.

The Winner - sees a green near every sand trap.

The Loser - sees two or three sand traps near every green.

The Winner - says "It may be difficult but it's possible".

The Loser - says "It may be possible but it's too difficult".

~~ Author Unknown ~~

I love this because being a winner doesn't have to always be tied in to sports, it can be tied into life as well. You can be a winner at you school, at your job and even at home and with your family. Being a winner means to always strive for the prize, no matter the struggles no matter the problems and issues you may come across along the way. Winners are leaders but sometimes leaders aren't winners that why this means so much to me.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Members

Hey, big thanks to Lawson and Prithy for becoming members of my blog.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Favorite Quote.

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."


Jim Elliot

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Summer

My summer up to this point has been pretty fun. Whats made it most fun is constant activities. whether it be camps or fball conditioning i haven't been bored which is good. Although I'm dreading the end of summer as it approaches us with great speed. In the end, I am grateful that it has been a fun one.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fishing In Crystal River

On Wed. the 7th we went fishing at crystal river and had the best time. We went on Uncle Kevin's boat and caught a bunch of fish. I caught two 18" Spanish mackerel and my dad caught a baby shark. It was awesome. Can't wait to go again! Thanks Uncle Kevin for taking us out we had the best time.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Doe River Gorge

Got back from Doe River Gorge in Tennessee last night, I had such an amazing time up there. The activities were amazing and so were the friends that I met on my journey. Ill Defiantly be going again next year.



SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY D.R.G. BUD'S!!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last day of School

Man, Public school got out yesterday. I have a few days left, having to make up a few days from last week when I was in P-cola. But I'm almost done super close! So stoked summer here gonna be a great time.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pensacola/ Family

Had so much fun the other night. Got together with some family I haven't seen in forever and had a blast. Played baseball with younger cous. and an intense game of spoons with the older fam. :-) Although glad to be home I had an amazing time in Pensacola last week. Can't wait to see all my cousins and family again soon. Love you all!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Emmitt Smith/ ESPN Homecoming

I was given the opportunity to attend the taping of ESPN's " Homecoming " Thursday night. Emmitt Smith came back home to Pensacola Florida to see and thank all those who supported him through out his football career. The show will air August 5, 2010 two days before he is inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Emmitt Smith is an amazing man and role model for people of all ages especially young athletes with dreams of taking their game to the highest level. It was an honor to attend and meet him and his family that night. There is no doubt, it's a night I will never forget.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Break

Can't wait for summer! Chillen and hanging with friends is what I do best.

Graduation

Congratulations! To my cousin Olivia who graduates from High School today. Also to my other Cousin Mackenzie who graduates from fifth grade today. Love you both.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Game Results

The game ended pretty good JV's ended their quarter with a win with 28-7, while Varsity ended in a tie 21-21. Over all Great game very fun and can't wait for summer conditioning!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thursday Night!

This Thursday is the West Orange Spring Football game. West Orange plays Ocoee HS. at 6:00.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Game last night

The West Orange Blue and Orange Football game went well last night. We ended up tieng 7-7 at the end and had some good plays and can't wait for our Spring game next Thursday against Ocoee HS.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blue and Orange game

Tonight is the West Orange Blue and Orange Football game. It's basically were we play each other in a scrimmage under the lights. Admission is $1 and should be a lot of fun.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bikes and Bmx Videos

I finally fixed my bike so happy, i got a new rim and hub PROFILE BABY! and this past week got a new front tire which is amazing and new DK wide bars and new sick white stem. Back to business.
My brother has started to video us so we can make videos which is going well he has a really nice HD camera and the quality is amazing. Other than that football and school is what Ive been up to.

Monday, May 10, 2010

UGHH!! I cant wait for summer!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Guitar

I remember about seven years ago when I got my first guitar. It was an Ibanez Acoustic. I still have it, I took some acoustic lessons for a while and lost interest. Five years later I find myself playing everyday and learning one to to new songs daily. I absolutely love guitar electric and acoustic. Acoustic is so me though it can be whatever you want it to be. It can be rock, country, classical, its the ultimate instrument.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Break.

AAHHHH Spring Break!...Seriously?...Does it get any better?

Monday, March 22, 2010

School Outside

Ive slowly begun to love doing my school work, don't get me wrong still not happy I have to do it in the first place :-) but actually its pretty fun.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Normal?

I was thinking the other day about the topic of "being normal". It stumped me for a second, as it thought to myself "am I normal"? Well, to find the answer to that question we have to know what normal is to find out what separates the normal from the not so normal. Has normal for this generation become playing everything"safe"? Instead of being ourselves and living our lives to the fullest, it seems we put on a mask and become someone else for a while as we put on a show for them, so that we may become normal for those we call our friends? If they are our friends, then why must we become someone else to become ourselves? To be honest I still don't know what the answer is. But I hope that one day normal becomes who we are and not what our friends want us to be.

Austin Brady

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How can it be so cloudy and not rain.......Thats florida for yu.
Awesome, I just set it up to where I can blog on the go through my phone.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ideas

What else should i put on the blog?

First Blog

Finally! I have my own website. this is so cool. :-)