I got a text from Sir James bright and early this morning as he was fixing to go out and whack on some. Ole James has my number out here right now. He smacked me around like a red headed step child all morning. If you are fishing any tournaments this weekend you best stop in and ask James about his secret weapon. I am not going to post it here because it wasn’t me that started using this soft plastic. Heck it’s been over a year and maybe longer since I’ve used these on Falcon. Trust me when I tell ya they were a CLEAR winner today. I would walk in Falcon Lake Tackle and buy every one of em if I was fishing that Platinum tourney……lol. I appreciate James doing what he did for me today. We went up into a creek that I have very little experience with and actually got out of the boat and walked around the area as he explained what the deal was. That info doesn’t help me today and heck it may not help me 5 years from now, but it will. Knowledge is power and you can believe that.
Prediction time for the Platinum Team Trail event that is this weekend. I have a good friend fishing it and a client fishing it. I look forward to seeing these two teams battle for the top prize.
Best 10 (two day event) : 42.46 pounds
Big fish: 7.54 lbs
Wow did these two fellas straight up WHACK the fish. The best part about today is that they had a chance to have an epic day, but the big girlies won today. I’m not going to lie I was pretty scared around 10am. We had maybe 6 fish in the boat? and not a lot going on. I made a few moves and we got on em in a big way. Falcon was starting to worry me. Things just were not coming easy for me the last couple of weeks and then the start to today was awful. Sure am glad we finally had a Falcon Lake nuclear explosion. Oh I also want to give my friend some credit today. I am sure you all know who I’m talking about…..lol. I went back to his lil honey hole at the very end of the day and we whacked on em there pretty good. Ya gotta love bass fishing, zero yesterday to 10 today in about 15 minutes.
Here is a pic from the da jungle……Tarzan didn’t have anything on these two men today.
Had a great time today on Falcon Lake. Was the fishing great? Nah and it really wasn’t even good to be honest. The fellowship with John was certainly the highlight of the day. John has been in the fishing industry for years down here in South Texas and he has been there and done that. I really enjoyed listening to his stories and thoughts……the day flew by for sure. John brought his own boat for the next 2 days. I really think the bite will be much better than today going forward. We fished a spot that a good friend of mine told me about (who will remain nameless…..lol) and we zeroed on that spot. Sunday my friend stroked 40+ off of it and most were keepers. That’s why bass fishing is so rewarding and fun. I don’t know how many fish we caught today, but John said midway through the day that we had caught more fish than his last three trips combined…..sooooo it wasn’t a total loss in regards to the fish catching and I guess my biggest disappointment was that we did not have one single walrus bite. I’m on the books again tomorrow……can’t wait.
Thanks again John,
1.) Run the z522 and be sure it’s ready for Monday and Tuesday’s trip.
Mission accomplished here. I love my 521vx, but nothing compares to the Rolls-Royce that is a z522.
2.) Get Jaime a fish.
This is a big ten four as well…..she beat me pretty good with the ole rattle trap. She had one about 4 lbs beside the boat that I would of taken a pic of, but her guide wasn’t able to corral it before it came unbuttoned.
3.) Boat a walrus.
Not cool……..I had one in the 8 pound class bust that swimbait. Of course I had to hear about it from the peanut gallery about horsing the fish.
Cya all Monday if not before.
…….upon further review, maybe it wasn’t. The schools around here don’t believe in Labor Day so the girlies went off to school today. So I figured the Mrs. and I would go out and whack on some. She proceeds to tell me that she is going to Laredo to work and that she doesn’t want to fish in the bushes anyhow. Geeeeeeeeze…..tough crowd.
If you remember last Labor Day Jaime pounded the big fish, but notice there isn’t a lot in the way of bushes in the background…..lol.
Sooooooooo I cleaned up the 521vx and started pulling all of the gear out of it. I am headed to Boerne to pick up the z522. Heck I hope I remember how to start the dang thing. Feels like I haven’t been in it for 2 years and not the 2 months that it has been. Looking forward to getting her back to Zapata and in the starting rotation. With that said I can’t ask anymore out of my back-up boat. It’s an absolute privilege to have that in my carport ready to go at a moments notice.
Give me a holler if wresting these walruses in the bushes sounds like a good time. My Friday has just opened up for what it’s worth.
We caught a break today in the weather/wind department. They were calling for gusts into the 20’s by ten this morning. That certainly never happened and we were able to run all over. My game plan was flawless until I made a big move to a creek that I’ve had all to myself for months. Yikes!!!!! Packed…..seriously packed, like every boat on the lake packed. The fishing was pretty good today with quite a few keepers and ole Genifer had Wendy Walrus on for about ten feet. She was tail walking that big ole girl through the jungle when she spit the trap. Yeah it was a bummer. Guy still has nightmares of his behemoth that jumped off on him last year. It’s what brings ya back to this wonderful fishery. Can’t thank you two enough for your continued support and Cya soon south of the border!
I have been wanting to talk about something for literally months and continue to forget. Guy texted me last week or so about booking today. The number popped up and I had to ask who it was. He was like hey you don’t have my number?!?!(half joking) I was embarrassed trust me, but truth is I’m on my 4th phone in 12 months and have had my numbers, contacts, and accounts totally wiped out 3 different times. If you are a client/friend of mine and haven’t heard from me in a while I’m not ignoring you! Lol…….99% chance your number got whacked by the revolving door that is my cellphone situation.
and quite a lot of em. Not one single quality bite, but it certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort and quality of places hit. My man Rolando moved his Tuesday to Thursday, but then I had to move him from today. Hopefully sooner rather than later I will get Miss Daisy and Rolando out there on Falcon. I ended up taking a couple of return clients out and have to tell you that today was a grind. Wish I could spin it differently, but it is what it is. We fished in retama from 3 to rocks in 23 feet and everywhere in between. Our best bait was a lizard, which is certainly no surprise. The brand of lizard, however was a surprise. It was far and away our best bait whether we were in the rocks, timber, or bush. Thanks again for the opportunity men. I am back at it again tomorrow with two more regulars of mine and I can’t wait to see em again…..always a great time with Guy and Genifer.
Last night at one juncture it looked like we were headed for an all day deluge.
So around 10 o’clock last night I texted Rolando and told him that we better move our trip to Thursday. I feel bad because now Daisy, his wife, won’t be able to go walrus hunting with us. Last time I had these two in my boat my motor blew up……lol. So we are only thinking positive thoughts and wanted to avoid a potential weather fiasco. Thursday is looking great. After I stopped pouting today I decided to put a lil bling on the new (to me) Basswagon.
Looks official now.
We had a tough bite on Friday, especially in the late morning to early afternoon. Today was no different for Rodney and Austin. Don’t worry I found an excuse. It falls under the letter S in the excuses rolodex.
Here is a pic of the culprit.
That out there on the horizon is the super moon and that damn thing has the bass eating like crazy at night. Check out the point in the pic…..it wasn’t long ago the water was all the way up to the tree just right of the super moon. Grrrrrrrrrrrr…..
Ok let’s talk about the morning bite. We were one of the first to hit the water this morning and wow did we blast the fish early. We are talking 50 plus in about 3 hours of fishing. It was just borderline stupid……pure bedlam. Rodney had the hot rattle trap and he could not reel that thing back to the boat without at least one fish. The good news once again today was the quality. Our biggest fish weighed in at 5-10. (was an eye check…..I had it at 6 lbs.) We had two others in the 5 lb class as well, but a slew of fun 1.5 to 3 lb fish. No big girlies came out to play either and there was absolutely no offshore bite for us……as in 0 bites. Well I’ll take that back, we did have one bite and it had our hearts racing for a brief moment or 3.
That beast was lurking in 21 foot of water……major bummer. Here are a few more pics from today’s action.
Amanda thanks for hooking these men up with a great trip!
Been too long since Mr. Steve and I got to hang out and catch a few fish on Falcon……..hate it when life gets in the way of fun, but it is what it is. James was also along for the ride today and man did he smack us around a bit. That plum ole monster of his was the hot bait for sure. After we got off the water I went and bought 4 packs. Mr. Steve did catch our kicker today.
Me?…….well depending on who you ask I got skunked. Now if ya ask me I caught 3. (shook em off at the boat….lol) The bite wasn’t nearly as good today as it has been over the last two plus months. I am looking forward to my job tomorrow and have a few tricks up my sleeve for the festivities. Stay tuned.