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Highstakesbassin.com 2013 – The year end review.

Twenty thirteen was one heck of great year here on Falcon Lake and for our family. It has been a wild ride for sure and one that would even make Six Flags jealous. Let’s start from the beginning shall we?

 

January – January started out bitter cold. We are talking about the weather AND the fishing. We did, however, have a few days mixed  in that were nothing short of spectacular.

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and who could forget……

 

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February – As you will see, every single month in twenty thirteen had it’s good day and not so good days. February was certainly no exception and really it was one of the worst overall months of the year. We got hit with one terrible front after the other and the only constant was change.

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Through it all we still managed a DD…..here’s hoping we have a “normal” February this year.

 

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March – March was arguably my favorite month in 2013. The Elite Series came to town, my folks came down, The fellas from Kentucky, Cash, and who could possibly forget…..The Gangnam Style Kid.

 

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April – April saw the end of an incredibly busy 4 months where I had weeks, not days without a day off. I held up pretty good for the most the most part, but decided to start taking more time off in the coming months ahead. I had a first in April….a client that flew in to fish with me….as in flew his own plane!

 

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….and somehow these hoodlums found their way down to Zapata.

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May – Spectacular……the fishing was as good as any month and arguably was the best. My Michigan friends won’t soon forget their Falcon experience.

 

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…..and I am sure you all remember this little gem.

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June – June was the first month where my scheduled trips really fell off and that was after a banner May. June certainly didn’t fish like May,but it still had its moments.

 

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July – The highlight of July?  Doctor, Doctor…..give me the news.

 

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August – Fishing was fantastic…..look no further than my man ZORAN!

 

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August was also the month that Boodrow entered the family. He was dropped off at the house……

 

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……..needless to say he hit the jackpot and to be honest so did we. He is a wonderful dog and I can’t imagine this house without him.

 

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September – My folks came down and that makes my month to have em down. Unfortunately my Dad’s back was not up to the challenge, but we did get em a few good ones and really it’s about spending time with each other. Oh and I put a beatdown on em too. (don’t ask how the rest of my Fantasy Football year went)

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October – The pic says it all……

 

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The October rain was a major boost and pushed the MOTHERLOAD of bass into the backs of every creek and to this day has been the best pattern to catch both numbers of fish and quality. It was nothing short of spectacular.

 

 

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November – The fishing got tougher, Madison had her surgery, and I headed to Pennsylvania to spend quality time with family and friends.

 

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December – And here we are….the end of another year. The fishing in December did improve slightly in my opinion from November, but it was anything, but spectacular on most days. I had the least amount of trips since I opened my business. (2 trips compared to 13 last December)  My boat also blew up. December was a challenge to say the least on many levels.

 

Here’s Ricky, once again, with the last highstakesbassin.com WALRUS of 2013.

 

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In closing 2013 was full of it’s ups and downs both on and off the water. Sounds like life doesn’t it? Through it all there has been a few constants.(gotta throw in a Math term….lol)  The first constant is the steady stream of amazing clients that find their way to my boat. It simply amazes me and I can’t thank all you fine folks enough. The second constant is my beautiful wife and two wonderful girlies. I don’t brag enough about the Mrs. In 2013 she opened her own therapy company with the help of an incredible friend of hers down here.

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I believe we are up to 11 employees which include speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, our office staff, and lawyers. Jaime has a work ethic that is second to none and I am not just saying that because she is my wife either. 100 hour work weeks are the norm around here. With all the work she still finds time to be an incredible Mom and a fantastic wife.

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If you have read my reports at all over the last two years you will know who my 3rd constant is.

 

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Without them highstakesbassin.com would not be possible. Like Mick was to Rocky……

 

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……my folks are to me.

 

Well did ya make through the whole review? If ya did I love ya and heck if ya didn’t and you just skimmed down here to the end I still love ya. Thanks for clicking on my reports and reading my ramblings about my life and Falcon Lake. Enjoy a few of 2013’s pics below and see you all in 2014!

 

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BYE BYE twenty thirteen……it was real.

 

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