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My Boyzzzzz from Illinoiszzzz

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What a wild ride July has been. We started the month with a couple of guided trips on Falcon that saw Elmo catch a fish on every single cast.

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Quawn followed that trip with a new personal best of his own that hit the 8 pound mark.

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54 hours round trip to PA and back with a weeks worth of guiding on Lake Erie mixed in for good measure.

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A couple of days of rest and I was back on the move to Peoria, Illinois and speaking of wild ride……lol.

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Anytime these fellas are in involved it can and will get a lil silly. I am proud of myself to be honest. I hung with these rockstars for 4 days and I am pretty sure I’m going home with the same number of underdrawers that I arrived in Peoria with.

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Oh and speaking of winning.

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Doc and I dropped the atomic elbow on the little Eastern Illinois casino boat. We emptied the tables tray of money not once, but twice.

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I also had the privilege of playing the most difficult golf course in the country….not once, but twice. After losing 16 pro v 1′s day one, I pulled driver out a grand total of zero times day two. I’m telling you I could (and did) stand in the middle of the fairway and piss on the out of bounds in both directions. What did I shoot? Luckily it was a scramble…..otherwise 130 would not have been out of the question. The last course we golfed at was a spitting image of Union City Public Golf Course where I grew up playing. Vaughn was on fire…..and I wasn’t complaining much as he was my partner. Check out this three of a kind.

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Between all of the golf we managed to catch a bass or two (I know shocker)

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and we ate like kings.

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It was great seeing everyone again and meeting Kim and Maddie for the first time. (Vaughn’s wife and Doc’s daughter……a red headed Madison like mine….Pretty cool). I posted a couple funny videos and some pics on Facebook. Check em out if you get a spare moment.


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I am back home with my girlies and ready to hit Falcon hard over the coming months…..

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blessed?, fortunate?, lucky?, greatful?

The correct answer would be E. All of the above

Love ya highstakesbassin.com fans and as always, thanks for reading. See ya down here in paradise soon.



Jay

 

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Highstakesbassin Lake Erie Edition

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I am back home after an amazing week on Lake Erie with some great friends and family. Overall I would grade the fishing a B+ and the weather an F. Seriously, the weather was as bad as you could get for a July in Erie, PA. Cold front which dropped morning temps into the low 50′s? check…..30 mph winds and storms? check. My goal was to get every single person that stepped on my boat a 6 lb smallie. That didn’t happen, but we caught well over 200 smallies and some world class sheepshead as well. Here is Danny and the biggest smallie of the trip that went 5.42 pounds.

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If you are interested in some amazing summer smallmouth action on Lake Erie shoot me an email. There is a very good chance that I am going to add 3 to 5 more trips next year. It was too much fun not to do it again. Check out the in-game posts from the Lake Erie trip on Facebook and while you are there shoot me a “like” on the fan page…..gracias!

http://www.facebook.com/highstakesbassin

 

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We are back in Zapata safe and sound……

 

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Jay

 

Falcon Lake gives up another personal best today…..

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Quawn and I worked hard for everything we got today! But in the end Quawn landed his new personal best without a moment to spare. Thanks for coming down Quawn……had a great time.

 

Read about the day on Facebook!

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Jay

 

The golf course is calling me tomorrow.

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Elmo brings his A – Game to Falcon Lake

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Check out the the updates from today that were posted on Facebook…….fun day of catching fish.

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Jay

The first upgrades to the 521vx are done…..300 War pigs

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I have been buying upgrades here and there for the boat when good deals happen my way. Scott Martin hooked me up with a great deal on a Bob’s hydraulic jackplate…….Universal Mania has some great Bird deals and I went with a 959 Humminbird for the bow…..and I recently bought a new Terrova as well from the fishing forums. Unfortunately the Terrova has needed some repairs and it’s not quite ready for prime-time yet.

 

Well check out the Terrova (my old one) and the 959 install! I went waaaaaaay overboard and bought marine grade wiring etc. and I am pretty pumped up to get this thing on the water. Here are a few pics:

 

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Elmo wasn’t able to get down here until tomorrow afternoon so we are gonna go give it heck Wednesday and then Thursday is Quan and April’s turn to tame Falcon Lake.

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The Mrs. and I watched the new 300 movie Last night……so here is a lil Black Sabath War Pigs remix for Music Video Monday.

Jay

A great day of fishing followed by….

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A straight up beat down on the golf course at the hands of Tommy and James. No sense sugar coating it….I got taken to the woodshed. The worst part about all this? There is a photo of the scorecard floating around cyberspace. Mr. Camera camera got me…….I knew I should of gone fishing again.

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Wow

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Falcon is fishing really, really good right now. Didn’t take me long to figure that out this afternoon. On one hump I caught fish on 17 consecutive casts. (minus a backlash in the middle…lol) I fished for about 4 hours and caught 37 fish. The only thing to really complain about was the quality. I didn’t catch any super dinks, but no walruses either. The weapon of choice was a heavy C-rig with a short 18 to 24 inch leader tipped with a Berkley Powerbait Plum 10 inch worm. I also caught fish on a 10xd (citrus shad), Spro Little John (chart/blue back) and a paydirt custum jig head (ball and chain) tipped with a w/r Mag fluke. The nitro zone depth was 12-15 foot with a depth change and rocks…..I know shocker. I tried both shallower and deeper water in efforts to get a fish bigger than 6 pounds, but no dice. Boy did the wind turn it up to the next level around 5…….other than that, what a fantastic day to be alive on Falcon Lake. I have some dates including 4th of July weekend. Come on down and get in on this fun. I am off to the golf course tomorrow….been a while since I have taken Tommy and James’ money.  I need to get tuned up for my big golf vacation in about a month.

 

Jay

Bought the new hard copy Calendar tonight……

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Out with the old…..

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In with the new…….(girls picked out the new color)

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I always look forward to buying a new calendar every year at this time…..something about that clean slate and getting to mark it up for the first time is fun.

Here is a look at a busy July:

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August through December are wiiiiiiide open. Here are a couple of fish from each of those months last year……great time to fish Falcon for sure.

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If you know you are coming down to fish with me in 2015 (especially January and February) drop me an email or give me a ring. I am starting to field phone calls for those dates already and got my first February booking today.

 

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I am gonna run some water tomorrow in preparation for a busy week ahead. There is a small tourney in town so I will avoid the dam and try not to get too beat up by the wind. I’ll post the results tomorrow.

 

Jay

 

It’s throw back Thursday on FB!

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I will be guiding a couple of days next week here on Falcon. It’s been 1 or 9  days since I have been on the pond, but I will correct that this weekend and I’ll post what I find. The water is still coming up and it looks like we are gonna gain about 5 ft or so. Problem? They are still yanking water from us at a pretty good clip.

 

NORMAL    TODAYS    24 HR     7 DAY    RELEASE
                    POOL      POOL     CHANGE    CHANGE   CFS

ANZALDUAS          104.00    104.22     0.30       0.06     2350
FALCON LAKE        301.20    272.45     0.31       4.28     2013
LAKE AMISTAD      1117.00   1075.48     0.03       4.24     1544

That number doesn't include what Mexico is pulling either.

Jay

Music Video Monday returns! and a look at the graph

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Zapata itself has gotten very little rain with a sprinkle here and there, but West and North of us? A bit more than a sprinkle and it’s showing up in our water levels. The next week ahead holds a lot of promise for more rains……fingers are certainly crossed. Check out the latest water level graph.

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The Jefferson’s don’t have anything on us……..we

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Music Video Monday makes a return visit with a lil Guns and Roses……June Rain or errrrrr November Rain!

Jay

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