I had Tommy and his Son Austin today here on Falcon Lake. These two started out on fire…..quickly boating their first Texas fish.
Then some bad luck hit….they each broke off a monster apiece. Then the REAL bad luck hit…..Tommy tweaked his wrist on one of the hooksets that followed and it pretty much ended his day around 9 am. BIG TIME BUMMER. I added to the break offs later in the day. I stuck this big ole gal in the middle of the jungle and got her turned and coming out when she broke me off. GUT PUNCH. There is some good news from today though…..these two still got to spend some grade A+ father/son quality time and my man Austin has a certified personal best now that went 5.49 lbs. Next stop…..the 6 lb club.
I am off tomorrow and will be sitting in a dentist chair. I have a fractured molar. Epic Shitshow is inbound.
I have two days open for the rest of this month. (23rd and 25th) My next availability will not be until July 11th and 12th (Monday and Tuesday). If I can get you out there drop me an email, text, or call.
There are a few people trying to put together a Thursday night Tournament here on Falcon Lake. I was asked to participate when I can and to be honest I wasn’t planning on fishing them. I don’t want someone to EVER think I would hold out on them on a guided trip because of ANY tournament. I understand the implied conflict of interest. Sooooooo I reached out to Mr. Steve and decided if he wants to fish it with me I’m in………you can rest assure that Steve and I don’t give two rips about the money. This gives us an excuse to hang out and I like it.
If you want info on these Thursday night get togethers give James a call at Falcon Lake Tackle.
That title pretty much says it…..we caught plenty of fish today and some damn good ones too, but I’m gonna tell ya these men worked for every fish they caught. Let’s check out some nice Falcon fish porn.
This trip was their annual father, son, son trip to Falcon. Been fortunate to have em in my boat for the last 4 years and can only hope and pray for many more years to come. Happy Fathers Day Bill.
Today was a great day on Falcon Lake. The opportunities were there for a straight up EPIC day as well. We jumped off two sixes, a seven and Roy had one that we all wish we could of seen. Was it a catfish?, Alligator gar?, foul hooked talipia? we will never know. My money is on a mega walrus. We caught fish from 4 foot to 12 foot today. Hot baits were the 6xd (chartreuse blue back), plum powerbait, jig, apple plum mag II, and a 5 inch senko. We caught em in bushes and trees, pea gravel, and rocks. The best bite without question was in the morning. We boated 26 in the first three hours. The last 5 hours we caught fish at every stop, but we never got back into the mother load. Tomorrow looks very promising from a wind perspective. I feel like a kid the night before Christmas. I live for wind forecasts without gusts.
(that monkey cracks me up)
To nobody’s surprise February gets the first call of 2017. I’m sure January, March, and April dates will not be far behind. There was some crazy good fishing early in 2016 and I look for the same in 2017. I’m on Falcon with the Nagy crew for the next two days. The champ is back. The current Highstakesbassin record holder makes his 2016 debut.
I just updated the pics on the WoF page. Go check em out if you get a spare moment. Click on the pic to enlarge. Here’s the link.
My next three jobs are on Falcon Lake and I’m gonna tell ya if the dag gone wind doesn’t blow 20 plus she’s fishing damn good right now. I’ve got the 3 amigos for two days starting on Thursday. Love these guys and sure hope I can deliver a couple memorable days for them. My man David from Colorado got his replica back a few weeks ago from his 12 lber. Here she is….
Beautiful mount right there David! Plenty of space on that tree for a 13 too.
Cody had a goal……..get into the DD club. An 11.10 lb mega walrus later? Mission accomplished. We hit 81 on the clicker today and I have no clue how many 3 to 5 lb fish we caught. Silly. Cody followed the mega walrus up with a 7.96 lb “regular” walrus.
Now listen…..Cody got a lot of help today from his friend Chance. Ole Chance took it for the team all day. If there was a fish under 3 lbs in the area he damn sure caught it.
Thanks for the trip guys and very much looking forward to round two in the not so distant future.
I have had some incredible trips to Sugar……and now you can put these last two days with Kendra and Ryan right in with the rest of em. Was the fishing insanely good? Yes it was……but the friendship, the laughing and just plain hanging out with two great people was even better. I’ve had Ryan in my boat I believe 5 times now and this was the first time Kendra came down to fish with him. Ryan is a lucky ass dude…….and yes I told him that and think he knows it already, but wanted him to hear it from me. It was great seeing these two torch the fish and have such a great time doing it. We caught 157 fish in two days.
With Kendra breaking her personal best with a 7.49 pound walrus!
Day 1 we caught A LOT of 0.5 to 1.5 lb fish. Day 2? Maybe 7…..incredible turnaround in the quality category. Big fish of the trip was a 9.16 caught by me. I know, I know……..I get the dumbass award this trip.
I absolutely despise catching a walrus with clients, let alone the big fish of a trip. The only thing that would of been worse is if it would of hit 10 lbs.
All kidding aside these two would of loved seeing me boat a ten…….it’s me that would of needed Dr. Phil’s number. Here are a few more great pics from a great trip.
(Ryan was holding my 9.16)
Thanks for the job Ryan and your support of highstakesbassin. Can’t thank you enough…..hope to see the two of ya again in the not so distant future.
As all of you know I lost my IPhone to Falcon Lake. On top of that I had a glitch in my Icloud that wiped out my a lot of precious family pics and vids. Mr. Steve, Sierra and I went to Nuffy’s for a lunch date and Mr. Steve took a pic of Sierra and I. Not a bad first pic on the reel if I don’t say so myself.
Had plans to head out with Mr. Steve today, but my neck gave me a talking to around 5 this morning. It told me to stay out of a boat today. I listened. We are back to Sugar for a two day gig in the morning with Ryan and his wife Kendra. The last time Ryan was on Sugar with me he boated his first ever public waters 10 lber. Justin and Ryan just flat put the hammer to em.
After Ryan’s trip I am taking Chance to Sugar Lake on Sunday. Here is a look at the rest of the month of June.
I still have some great dates available before we turn the page to July.
Summer = great offshore potential and some great fishing opportunities. Bring the camera….I have the sunscreen and water!
August and September on the border can be as explosive as they come. You don’t have to look far to see fine examples of that. Check out a couple Walrus fests from last August and September.
If the above looks like a good time drop me an email, text or call……2016 is just starting to heat up.