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 man.
Here’s a look at a small 8 point that I hope to see in the coming years.
I also got to spend a few hours with two great high school buddies as well. It’s been 24 years since we were in high school together and we still get together once a year and share some great laughs and talk about yesteryear like it was yesterday. The three of us are all married with kids and all have a lot of the same daily challenges that make life unpredictable and great. Love those fellas more every year.
I have fished a handful of days in between and around all of my trips. The common theme has been terrifically warm weather and a very inconsistent bite. We’ve had a 27 fish day down to a 9 fish day. We have not boated a fish North of 4 pounds either and really don’t believe we’ve had a big bite. Normally this time of year we are targeting the spawn. (both pre and spawning fish) This year has been much like December of 2012 and 2013…..the offshore bite is still the only way to consistently get bit. Will that change in the coming weeks? I doubt it….I think the offshore bite will remain king until February. Two major factors have lead to this…..#1 we didn’t pick up a lot of water during our late summer early fall tropical season. When we pick up 5-15 foot of water it pushes the fish shallow into the flooded new growth. It also kicks off the spawn. (mother nature knows how to take advantage of the “new lake effect”) #2 our air temps for the most part have remained above average for this time of year. (lows in the 60’s highs in the 80’s) With all that said are there some big bass being caught here on Falcon? Absolutely……as always Falcon has “jackpot” spots out there. Problem is they are VERY VERY few and far between currently. I have several jobs coming up between now and the end of the year and looking forward to each one.
I hope everyone reading this has a terrific Holiday Season with friends and family.