My last day on Falcon until May was straight up awesome. New personal best? You bet….check out Ronnie’s 8.51 lb Falcon Lake walrus.
That wasn’t Ronnie’s only walrus…….
IF and that’s a big IF the wind doesn’t blow 30 mph the fishing here on Falcon is borderline spec freaking tacular. It’s been a looooooooong time since I’ve been able to say that with a straight face.
So I stop in to shoot the @#$% with the fellas at FLT and James goes around the counter and grabs two hats. He goes to hand me em and I tell him I’m not interested in a new hat……..he proceeds to say mine is starting to look a little rough.
Man I love that dag gone green hat and trust me she ain’t going anywhere. With that said I am going to give that beautiful red billed sombrero a shot manana.
John at Dean’s Marine in Odessa has seen the exact problem with my SHO 2 other times and has been fixing SHO’s for years. Here’s hoping he can fix mine. I will also be getting new carpet, a remote drain plug, and a few other small items fixed. When I get the boat back she should be brand new and ready to finish 2016 strong. I’m back on Falcon tomorrow for the last time this month. 18 and a half hours round trip…..I’m hitting a pillow.
……….we left it on the trailer today. I like to keep things positive on this website and will continue to do so today as well. On the first day Jeff told me that he didn’t want his picture on my site, something about his publicist not allowing it. Sooooo no worries. I’m going to post the pics that I was able to crop out their likeness and still be able to see the fish pretty well.
The first day was pretty slow and was really tough to find active fish.
The second day was arguably the best day I’ve ever had on Sugar.
…..the quality was fantastic with very few fish that were under 2 lbs. Our three biggest went 8.13/8.50/9.52.
I’m off tomorrow as well and I will be making a long road trip with my z522. I have to get that thing back to 100%. I have a great client that highly recommends these folks for SHO work. I can not wait to turn the page on that motor. It’s been down for nearly 4 months……and speaking of turning the page? I am going to turn the page on this trip too.
Love ya Highstakesbassin family. See ya in a few days.
Report to follow mañana after we return. Travis and Jeff have one more day in paradise.
I took this pic at our first stop of the day. I sat there for a few seconds and gave many thanks. One of the most beautiful pics I’ve ever taken on the lake.
The fishing you ask? I didn’t do a very good job putting these guys on fish today. Pretty simple. If you can own a 104 fish day you better be able to own a 16 fish day as well. It wasn’t my finest hour today……made several errors from a tactical standpoint that really hurt. I wanted to fish areas that either had too much wind on em or I just couldn’t get to. I kept trying to shove a square block into a round hole all day. We fished the Salado most of the day and our best bait was the spinnerbait. I really believe the main reason the blade was our best bait was because of the gale force winds that we fished in all day. It was tough to feel a t-rig. These guys are kicking around the idea of a Sugar trip in the not so distant future. I hope I get that opportunity.
Take care guys.
Today was about working out some kinks and showing Cliff as much as I could about his new toys. All I can say is wow. This boat is EXACTLY what I would buy. Same colors….same motor….I would probably go Humminbird/minn kota on it and that’s just a probably. Cliff’s last boat didn’t have side imaging and I wish I had somebody take a pic of his face when I showed him his first house on that big ole HDS 12 Touch screen. We accomplished a lot today and caught a few fish to boot. He’s off to Arizona in the AM and won’t be back till November unfortunately. Here are a few pics of his new whip.
Thanks for the Job and the Steaks Cliff. I really appreciate your continued support of Highstakesbassin and see ya in November!
That’s a pic you don’t see everyday here at Highstakesbassin.com. A bass CHOKING a jig……A BASS CHOKING A JIG. Sorry, I liked saying that so much I had to write it again. I told Hugo that the bass weren’t on jigs. He said nonsense and proceeded to catch the only two Walruses of the trip on…..you guessed it, a jig.
But Jim wasn’t to be out done by Hugo. I told these men that catching a bass on a top water plug on Sugar Lake couldn’t be done.
……Mind boggling I know. These guys walked more dogs this morning than a sequel of 101 Dalmatians, but that was the only one that would come out and play. Thankfully I pulled my bet off the table this morning.
Most of the bass this trip were like the ones pictured below….3 to 5 pounds.
Had a great time with these men and can’t wait for them to walk the dogs here on Falcon! Thanks again guys and hope to see ya again soon.
Looks as though I am going to have a day off tomorrow. My Monday cancelled and these guys moved their trip up a day to take advantage of the great weather. After tomorrow I will be working everyday until I head to Vegas. I have a feeling I will be sleeping more than I will be playing blackjack. The 18th and 19th of April are now booked and so is the month of April.
My pillow is calling……
Chris broke out the cellphone “clicker”. I honestly think Chris caught 65 of those fish. That damn baby brush hog of his was unstoppable. Now listen did we catch a shit ton of 0.25 to 2.5 lb fish. Ab so freakin lutely we did…….but we certainly caught our fair share of solid 3 to 3.5 lb keepers too. Check out these three Jr. Walruses and if Chris would of held that one out juuuuuuust a lil farther we could of called her a Walrus. Clay was the one today that had a straight up game changer on, but when you are trying to horse ole Wendy Walrus out of her tree house a lot has to go right and I hope it goes right in a few weeks.
These guys were awesome from start to finish. NOT one single time did they question me or ask to do something different. They stuck with baby brush hogs and 5 inch yum dingers the whole time…..and they had two monster days here on Falcon Lake. These guys are set up…..they are on a 25 to 30 lb bag for their tourney and I wish them the absolute best. I can’t thank them enough for their support and generosity. Thanks for putting me in your corner men.
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That’s Chris in there……now I gotta keep it real. I was in my 100 mph suit till 11:30 today, but that pic was too damn funny right there. It was down right frigid this morning. I know, I know……South Texas P#$%ies. No argument here and you can call me what ya want. It was nice in that big ole 100 mph suit….you can believe that.
Today wasn’t about catching fish. Clay and Chris are down this weekend to increase their knowledge of Falcon Lake, not just for the upcoming tourney, but also long term as well. Even though today wasn’t about catching fish we still whacked the tar out of em and had damn good time doing it. We had a 23 to 25 lb best 5 bag and broke an absolute STUD off in the brush. We also caught just one dink in my best spot. Go freaking figure. I have these guys again tomorrow and will be fishing an entirely different pattern.
The mowing, golfing, and fishing everyday caught up with me. I was in pretty bad shape today. My neck was screaming at me……I got home took some meds and passed out. We are gonna do more stretches tonight than a Richard Simmons power hour and hopefully we will be ready rock in the AM.