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High Stakes Bassin Corona update (April 5th)

I hate to have to do this, but I am postponing all trips through May.   Two main reasons this is being done: 1.) Wife works in the medical/therapy field. Her patients fall into two categories…..new borns and the elderly.(who recently fought off a stroke) 2.) My oldest daughter Sierra has struggled with respiratory issues her whole life including an …

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Coronavirus and the current state of High Stakes Bassin dot com

Well here we are. I was sincerely hoping that the words Corona or Coronavirus or Covid-19, or whatever else you wanna call it, would not of needed to be put into print here on these pages. The reality for me is that my end of March and my entire April has canceled. (except for 4 days in April that are …

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Numbers are waaaaay up and a new whip

Falcon is spitting out some serious numbers of fish right now. Problem is the quality has taken a nose dive……at least in my boat. We caught 71 the other day without a single fish over 3 lbs. Now that right there is awfully tough to do here on Falcon Lake, but by God we did it. With that said each …

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8 years in the making and Falcon showing signs of life.

8 years ago Laura (at the time was Danny’s girlfriend) bought him a guided trip here on Falcon Lake with me. The three of us had a terrific time. Both Danny and Laura caught personal bests that day, but it was the one that got away that would bring Danny back to the border, trip after trip after trip. For …

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Slow beginning to 2020 moves forward……slowly.

A couple of weeks back I thought the fishing was fixing to explode. I took my girlies out for a few hours and every damn species in the lake was biting. Here are some pics from the carnage.       As you can see …..Sierra had a day including a carp on a crappie rig. For about 30 seconds …

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Louisiana’s Finest and Sweet 16

Well the three day trip with Rusty and Ron has come and gone. Always look forward to their trips from the time I get the text that they’re coming to the time they’re in my boat. The fishing was as advertised. The first day and last day was a grind, but the middle day turned into a whackfest out of …

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Bass Champs results and the week ahead.

The results are in BOLD.   Alright…..tis the season for my Basschamps predictions which I enjoy doing year after year.   Winning best 5 fish stringer: 26.73 lbs The team of Salvagno and Marbach paced the field with a very nice winning stringer of 26.20 lbs.   Big Bass: 11.14 lbs (not caught by the winners and would not surprise me …

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Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllloooooooow start to 2020 and the first Basschamps prediction of 2020.

Slow? Yeah you bet…..in more ways than one. As of this writing I have had 0…..nada….no jobs. Much of that is my fault to a degree. When folks call me and the first words out of their mouth is…”Hows the fishing Jay?” I will always shoot my clients as straight as possible. Good, Bad, or UGLY…..and right now Falcon is …

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HIGHSTAKESBASSIN.COM 2019 – A Year and Decade in Review

8 years……8 freaking years. I have spent the last several hours going all the way back to my blog days, pre- High Stakes Bassin, reminiscing. I won’t lie….a few tears were shed and a lot of laughs too. Zapata, TX has blessed my family with sooooooo much. I wish I had pictures of everyone in this town that I see …

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Family time

I have been all over the map since my last post. First up was a cruise with Jaime and the kids.   We had a terrific time and the family quality time was a perfect 10 out of 10. The next stop was Erie, PA to visit my folks and sister and to do a lil hunting with the ole …

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