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Enrique and Arturo battle a fickle Falcon.

Falcon is without question fishing better in the morning right now. Back to back days where we started very strong, but limped to the finish line. The quality today also took a major hit. We caught 38 fish today and a lot of 0.5 lb fish and under. Our best baits were baby brush hogs and 5 inch senkos…..I know shocker. Folks if you are fishing with me on Falcon in the near future it is a must to have a Mexico fishing license. I quite simply do not have enough fish on the U.S. side for a full day of fishing. I need to be able to fish both sides right now to have a shot at a productive day. If you do not want to buy a Mexico license please email me or text me so that we can talk about expectations. The first pic below is Enrique with our best deep fish.

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The pic below is our best shallow, pitching fish of the day.

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As you can tell by Enrique’s electric smile…..we had a great time today. Enrique and Arturo are just now really getting into bass fishing and more specifically bass fishing on Falcon Lake. To say they have the bug would be a mild understatement.

 

I am off to Sugar in the morning for a three day trip with a Father, Son, Son combo. The weekend weather is looking nothing short of awful. These men sound hardcore and trust me they will need to be.

 

Jay

 

A great three days with my man Charlie comes to an end.

When my caller ID reads Charlie it puts an instant smile on my face. I have a lot of return clients that I look forward to seeing throughout the year. Charlie certainly fits that bill. He comes to see me 3 to 4 times a year and a good time is ALWAYS had. He has seen some terrible fishing here on Falcon and he has seen some epic fishing as well. Here is a snippet from our text convo from earlier today….

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Needless to say Charlie had a damn nice trip this go around. Here a couple of good fish from today. My fish had a 9 pound head, but a 4 pound body. That ole gal might not see another spawn.

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Back on Falcon for one more day before a three day trip to Sugar. I gotta say I have had a great time here on Falcon recently. Once again, a shout out to Mr. Steve and……

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See ya tomorrow.

 

Jay

 

 

Charlie and Charles in charge go timber jacking

It was a tough decision to make…..DEEP rocks? or timber? We chose to go after a big bite today and we went into the timber. Both Charlie and I had our shots. I never saw my fish, but we saw both of Charlie’s fish. Sure fire walruses. (both jump offs) It wasn’t all gloom and doom for us though. Here are a few nice fish from my man Charlie.

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One more day on the books with Charlie. He will be flying solo tomorrow……..I think Charlie will be bringing along his axe, flannel, and steel toe boots.

 

Jay

 

 

Charlie and the bass factory re-write the record books……again.

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Charlie and his dad Charles got themselves into a whackfest here on Falcon Lake. We hit the century mark around 1:30. We went looking for a bigger bite the last hour and a half. Charlie got that big bite, but she destroyed him and Charles had a good one on as well and it destroyed him too…..lol. Catching fish in the jungle is a different ballgame than catching fish out in open water. We could not of had a better time. Here are a couple of pics that give you an idea of what we were pulling off this rock pile today. We didn’t hit anything bigger than 3.5 lbs.

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Listen, there are some monsters being caught right now on Falcon Lake…..just not out of my boat. I want to thank Mr. Steve, Dora, and Billy Bob for throwing me a bone today. It is VERY much appreciated. Those three are blasting giants right now. Check out these two walruses from Victoria(Dora) yesterday.

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Check out Mr. Steve’s crew from today…..

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Yes that’s a DD…..10 lbs 1 oz. Congrats men!

****I want to be perfectly clear here…..these fish were not caught from my boat and not caught because I helped them in any way. These folks are helping ME right now on Falcon Lake and I’m very appreciative.****

 

Jay

 

What. A. Day…..Falcon Lake sets new “clicker” record.

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There it is…….I have caught 100+ fish before in a day, but it was an estimate. Today was no estimate. We caught fish everyway possible today. Our best bite for the first 6 hours of the day was baby brush hogs doodle socked in Retama. Kenny was relentless in the timber and bushes. He would dip that brush hog 2, 3, or 4 times into the same target before he would get bit at times. You remember Kenny? Think back to October and my incredible honey hole. Remember?…..No? Well, here is a reminder.

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Fast forward to today…….we had between 21 and 24 on the clicker (don’t remember exact number) heading to our last stop. At one point we had 44 fish on 49 casts. (plus minus) This rock pile had more fish on it than I have ever seen on any lake…..anywhere. At 3:30 we were still literally catching fish on every single cast. We were at 65.

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I told Kenny that we were going to go for 100 and around 5 o’clock we hit the century mark. Here are the two best that came off the rock pile.

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Those two were also our best for the day as well. We had about an 18 lb best 5 bag. To say Kenny was pumped up would be the understatement of the century. What. A. Day.

 

Jay

 

 

A cancelation day……

….I felt bad for Terry and his friend, but the weather when we woke up was nothing short of awful. Terry told me this morning that he wanted some picture fish. Getting picture fish is not an easy accomplishment right now by any stretch and my hats off to those who are doing it on a consistent basis on Falcon. You combine that with a TERRIBLE cold front and of all things a strong WEST wind with no Mexico side option? I’m sorry, but a re-schedule was their best option. Could I have taken their 500 bucks today and stuck em in a cove? Sure, but that’s not how I operate. (unless you want to go out regardless of weather…..like my crew from Monday.) Speaking of not taking money…..I went into the Dollar General store Monday night to buy some supplies for my Sugar trip. I walked up to the counter and proceeded to find money on the ground…..we ain’t talking 3 bucks either. Try $320…..I walked up to the cashier lady and told her that I found some money and if anybody came in and could tell her how much I would come back in and give it to that person. Well last night I went back in and sure enough a gentleman came back in and said he had lost $320 dollars. I went back home and got the money and when I returned to the store he was there. You would of thought he won the lottery and could not believe I did what I did. It was a great teachable moment for my girls. I have always pounded in their heads that you never take what’s not yours or what you haven’t earned. Glad they got to see that on a larger scale.

 

Once again this year I have donated a trip to the CAST for kids foundation that is currently being auctioned off at www.texasfishingforum.com. It’s a great cause and a great friend that is working hard behind the scenes. Mr. Jimmy Behnken was a great guide down here and a damn good friend. He is now a Regional Director for this wonderful foundation. Check out the link.

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Here is the actual link to the auction. So far my man Troy is in the lead with a $500 dollar bid right out of the gate. Don’t be afraid to give him a run for his money.

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I will be on Falcon in the AM and very much looking forward to it…..the traps, dingers, and baby brush hogs are loaded and ready.

 

Jay

 

Billy Bob Thornton and Dora Dora the Explorer do Sugar Lake.

It was a challenging three days to say the least. If you remember Wayne and Victoria were supposed to head to Sugar with me a couple weeks back, but I got scared by the 25+ mph wind forecasts. As it turned out those winds never hit and they would of had a wonderful couple of days with very little wind. Fast forward to Tuesday. Weather looking great…..we pull into our first cove and start whacking and stacking. Wayne put what I thought would be one of many walruses in the boat.

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Then? My trolling motor dies……done, nada, finished. Soooooooooo back to Zapata we go to get my back up. The trolling motor fiasco cost them the best 4 hours of fishing of their entire trip because it wasn’t long after we returned the winds hit and I’m going to tell you it was BRUTAL. The electricity got knocked out Tuesday night and we woke up to 40 + mph North wind gusts Wednesday morning. NON of this was forecasted. Soooooooooo we sat around waiting for the wind to give us a shot and by 1 o’clock I just couldn’t take it anymore. We were going to get on the water one way or the other. Was it a questionable decision? Yes it was. We fought our way to a protected cove and fished for about 4 hours. Victoria did manage to boat a couple of Jr. Walruses and believe you me…..I was proud of those fish.

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Sorry Victoria!!!!!! Got ya blinking on that last one. Still a good pic.

 

Day 3 rolls around and the three of us are like a bunch of caged animals. We gave it heck and caught plenty of fish, but man the big girls were among the missing. Here is Victoria with another JR. Walrus from todays efforts.

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We caught 53 fish and most were under 3 lbs. Yes, we did fish Sugar Lake and I’m sure glad I fished it with these two. They were world class and I know I throw that around a lot, but it’s the truth. I would of given anything for these two to have a banner Sugar Lake experience. Mother Nature and Minn Kota had other plans unfortunately, but these two never, not one time complained and kept firing away until it was time to head back to the border. So you’re wondering about the title? Wayne is a dead ringer for Billy Bob Thornton….I’m serious.

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and I’m pretty sure I got that look a few times after telling Wayne 173 times that I caught an 8 lber in “that tree”……lol. Dora the Explorer you ask? We were eating dinner one night and I could not pronounce our food’s name correctly. Victoria corrected me a few times…..so I started calling her Dora the Explorer….

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Ok, Ok, Ok……I guess you had to be there.

 

I am booked 6 out of the next 7 days here on Falcon Lake before I return to Sugar a week from tomorrow. This will be my longest stretch on Falcon for 2016.

 

Jay

 

 

 

 

35 mph winds, 26 fish, 2 walruses, 20 dinks…..

……on Falcon Lake. Yes I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Seth and his Uncle David win the iron man award for 2016 so far. I’m serious….the wind blew and I mean it blew HARD. We had very few options to fish and these guys never waivered and never quit firing away. Seth had the opportunity at an elite level fish today, but she came unglued in fine rattle trap fashion. I was fortunate to get my walrus to the net as shown below.

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That’s my best Falcon fish of 2016. David had the magic touch today and really kept that trap hot most of the day…..even in the gale force winds.

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These guys were top notch and I am so happy Falcon threw them a bone……they deserved it. Back to Sugar in the AM with Wayne and Victory. See ya in a few.

 

Jay

 

 

A tough @#$*ing day on Falcon Lake…….

…….oops I meant Sugar Lake. Man is that tough to say, but it’s true. It’s been three months since I had a bad trip on Sugar and boy did I straight up lay an egg for Clay.

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Told ya. I have excuses that I could use, but man I hate excuses especially when I know I got Clay into some great areas and the fish just didn’t bite. Nothing more nothing less…….we will turn the page. I just hope Clay comes back to Sugar with his Dad next time and we can write a better chapter on Sugar Lake.

 

I will be on Falcon tomorrow…..yes I’m serious this time. I WILL BE on Falcon with an Uncle/Nephew duo. 35 plus mph wind gusts are expected.

#guideslife

 

Jay

 

 

 

Tim and James take detour and head to paradise for the day.

Tim and James were supposed to spend the day on Falcon today. We got down to the Dam and the Sugar Express wouldn’t let me hang a right at the blinking light. It was on cruise control and before you knew it we were at Sugar Lake.

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You ever have a day where you could do no wrong? James had one of those days as you can see by the pics. The only thing James did wrong was sending the text “honey I want you to know I’m in Mexico and if you don’t see me again I love you”. He did that as a joke…….but folks learn from my man James. Don’t do that…..your significant other will not find the humor in that.

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We started the day pretty slow and still ended with…..

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Tim and James were awesome and I’m glad they got to experience a day in paradise. I have another single day Sugar trip on the books for tomorrow. Wind, wind go away.

 

Jay

 

 

 

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