……and as long as it brings not only the wind, but the RAIN I don’t mind and speaking of wind and rain. We got blasted yesterday. If it weren’t for my wife calling me and telling me to get off the water we would of been in trouble. She was on her way to work and had to pull over because of the blinding rain and hail. It was the first time in her life that she has ever had to pull over along the road and we are talking many, many rain storms and snow storms that she has driven through in her life.
Those are fields to the right and left…..not lakes. lol……
It was an absolute beast of a storm let there be no doubt.
Before Mo Nature kicked us off the lake Scott boated a nice keeper and Dal’s son Danny had a big ole girl wrap him up six ways from Sunday in…..drum roll……
…..lol. I am off for the next several days and that includes typing any sort of ramblings here. Life is fixing to get pretty busy over the coming months. If you want to get any Falcon dates down on the books, the sooner the better. See ya when I see ya Falcon Lake fans.
……that I have fished in all year. I knew the wind would be a factor, but once again the forecasters missed the strength by 20 mph. We saw two young ladies get rescued by the Game Wardens. Those two are lucky to be alive. They both went out in kayaks and when they went out the wind was manageable, but it certainly didn’t stay that way. Glad that this story had a happy ending because being out on Falcon Lake today in anything shy of an aircraft carrier was dicey. We decided to call it a day around noon and to be honest I am glad Troy made the call. The fishing? Well, it started terribly slow and then the wind laid for about 2 hours and we moved into an area that was beyond loaded. The only problem, in typical fashion on the South end, was size. We caught maybe 30 fish in those 2 hours and drum roll……..1 keeper. I will see the whole Nagy clan in about a month. Hopefully we can get a better mixture of bites and quality without having to sacrifice the one for the other.
I have one more day on the books before my scheduled time off and to say I am looking forward to a lil R and R would be a mild understatement. If you want to catch a bunch of fish before I head to break drop me a line…..I have Friday and Saturday open.
Even when I win……I still lose.
Tough day today. Wind was to be single digits to start and get up to 11 mph by the afternoon. The 11 mph did show up in the afternoon, but the single digit morning was more like like 20 plus mph gusts. It was a struggle here on the North end as my spots up here just will not produce in that kind of SE wind. Did we have a decent stringer? Sure…..did we fish a clean day? Absolutely not…..neither Troy or myself will be showing up on any highlight reels after today’s performance. That’s what makes the sport of bass fishing so much fun though and I know one thing, I can’t wait to get back out there with Troy tomorrow. Wind will be a factor, but I know that going in and I believe I have the game plan in place to have a productive day. See ya manana.
…..starts tomorrow. He couldn’t wait til June to get out there. He wanted to get some practice in so that he would have a leg up on his Dad and brother come June. Troy is a phenominal fisherman and he has never had a bad day here on Falcon. Mind you it’s been damn near two years since his last visit. He also is well aware of the current state of Falcon Lake. To say he is ready for the challenge would be an understatement. If anyone can put a 30 to 40 pound stringer together it would be Troy, let there be no doubt. I’ll be running live updates via Facebook. Stay tuned.
……..loaded full of opportunity. Did we cash in every opportunity? Hell no……I’m telling you I am permanently scarred for life because of what that Ricky Retama has done to my clients and I in 2015. It’s just down right brutal.
……and you thought Ricky was a dude? Nah, there she is……that’s me on the dance floor getting my “walrus” on and that’s the same look on my face when she abuses me here on Falcon too.
Sure that looks sooooooooo pretty.
….but it’s not folks, bring braid and big braid. 65 lb test…………………………………………………..please.
We still boated 11 today and most were really nice solid fish between 3 and 5 lbs. The wind was awful and we were very limited as to where we could run, but we made the best of it. I am off for the weekend……had not one, not two, but three cancellations for Saturday all within the last 5 days. Very strange, oh well…….the bowling alley is calling. Have a great weekend everyone.
Yahtzee, homework, walking of the dogs, and Jaime’s 5,872 reports…….that all adds up to this guy writing his report when nobody is home. lol…….speaking of dogs. My youngsters are growing up. Two of the sweetest dogs on the planet and boy are we blessed to have em.
Dr. Jack has had some challenging trips here on Falcon Lake. I am happy to report that this is not one of them. In roughly 10 hours of fishing he has boated over 50 fish. If anyone deserved a start to a trip like this it would be Dr. Jack. He is on his own the rest of the week and hope he continues to whack on them and hopefully have a walrus photo or two and speaking of ole Wendy Walrus…….
Rattle Trap……I caught 1.78 million on that trap yesterday including that lil ole gal. Dr. Jack had a walrus on and damn near to the boat early in the day. He caught some damn nice fish as well….mostly in the 2.5 to 4 lb range including the one we snapped a picture of below.
Mag Zoom Trick worm! and he also whacked em on a Kitech white’ish’ swimbait. (sorry Doc!…..giving away your secrets)
The Cell Mate Spro got into the action with a dag gone nice Jr. Walrus too.
Certainly one of the best days on Falcon Lake in 2015 for this boat. A lot of action and a lot of fun. I am going to take these next couple of days and stay off the water unless my phone rings. I’m dialed in pretty damn good and don’t want to be tempted to go pound on em solo. lol……
See ya when I see ya,
….caught a tough day to fish on Falcon Lake. Luckily our first spot produced. 10 fish on, with 6 boated (3 bass and 3 cats) after that first couple of hours or so the winds kicked up and pretty much shut us down. As many of you know….I’m a gambling man, but when it comes to safety on Falcon Lake I take no chances. We had a fun day all be it short.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful ladies out there. Mom, love ya.
We have really been blessed the last the 18 or so months. Really since October of 2013 and the flood of Laredo. That really signified the beginning of our trend upwards. That and some nice localized rain in June of that same year.
It wasn’t too long ago we were looking at a graph that looked like the one below in April of 2013
257 and no end in site at the time…..scary times? You bet and boy it did the fishing no favors……we are still feeling the adverse effect. As we head towards hurricane season 2015 we are in the best shape for this time of year since 2011. We are all extremely excited. Here is a look at where we are currently.
We have gained 7 ft +/- an inch or two in 2015. With some really nice localized rain ahead in the forecast, the good times keep rolling.
If you are thinking about coming down please don’t let that scare you. Look at the winds…….VERY good and really that’s all you ever look at down here. If the winds are manageable more often than not I will be able to put you on fish. Speaking of being put on fish. Falcon Lake right now is fishing as tough or tougher than it has in some time. With that said I have some great milk runs set up on the North and South ends of the lake at the moment and really can accommodate any wind direction and still produce fish. If you are reading this report and have plans on coming down and “winging” it, stop. This lake will eat you up and spit you out and leave you scratching your head. If you don’t care about catching fish by all means trailer that boat on down and enjoy. If you wanna have any shot of having a successful trip get into contact with a guide and make damn sure they have been on the water in the last month because that isn’t a given, trust me.
Just keeping it real as the kids say.
As far as what’s working:
1.) Texas rig soft plastics. 5 and 6 inch green pumpkin senkos with a 1/4 sinker or greater depending on wind. Mag green pumkin lizards.
2.) Lipless crank baits.
I have probably caught 60 + fish on that exact Xcalibur One knocker the last 3 weeks or so. Problem? size……most of these fish are under 2 lbs unfortunately, but if you are looking for a bite tie one on.
3.) Carolina rigs……short leaders and small baits like flukes.
4.) Deep diving cranks all the way to a 10xd. The typical colors are working…..citrus shad, sexy shad, and char./blue back.
That was the what…….how about the WHERE?
1.)……and the where is the singular most important aspect of catching fish right now. To me Falcon is fishing about the same North, South, or Mid-lake. Your best bet as it has been for months now is to get into a creek and start pitching plastics at the new and old growth from 8 foot to 8 inches. Both are producing fish…..problem? There is soooooooooooooooooooooo much wonderful looking water here on Falcon that is dead as a door nail and that’s a fact Jack.
2.) There are some rock humps, points and ledges that are starting to produce……problem? Finding them and right now I have 4 that are producing like clockwork. That’s not a typo. FOUR(4)….not 40, but FOUR(4). See what I mean about hiring a guide?
Time of day?….meh. You have to grind from start to finish and DO NOT give up till the boat is on the trailer and pulling out of the water.
My June has picked up two more days! and I am certainly happy to see it.
A couple of Highstakesbassin.com Wall of Fame inductees have booked up the 18th and 19th. They are bringing their Dad along for the festivities as well. Very much looking forward to it. Roy is the record holder here at Highstakesbassin with this 12 pound 7 ounce MEGA WALRUS!
Troy also has a 10 pound 13 ounce MEGA WALRUS as well.
If getting after some Summer time walruses sounds like a good time, drop me a line and let’s getcha on the books!
…….scouting run is a bit of stretch. There wasn’t much running anywhere because of some pretty stiff SE wind gusts. Also gonna come clean……I went to a place where I knew had fish and I whacked on em for about 2 hours before I pulled off em and tried to expand the area without much luck. I don’t normally do what I did today, but I had not fished this area since Sam and Dustin. It’s also not the type of fishing that you can just take anybody to. You have to be very skilled with a baitcaster and pitching accurately is a must or you’re just wasting your time. I don’t have another scheduled client till Saturday and he’s bringing his two boys with him. I really believe that Saturday will not be a day that I can fish this area either. If I was a betting man…..and I am, I would bet that we will be in open water Saturday with C-rigs and spinning gear.
Got some very cool news coming shortly. Hightakesbassin has a new partner and very much looking forward to having them on board. Expect several very nice give aways in the not so distant future. If you DO NOT have a Facebook account, get one and send me a like. If you haven’t sent me a like on Facebook and you already have a Facebook account…..what are you waiting for!?!? Get to it and tell your friends. This will not be some worthless old buzzbait that I give away. Trust me…………at Highstakesbassin.com we do it big.