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Sugar Lake scouting trip……Charlie is BACK!!!!

I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Sugar Lake. It sure was fun to get back down there. My last trip was back in April with Vaughn and Sir Brockinhammer. Sugar at that time was gaining an insane amount of water and changed dramatically from my March trip. I have been wanting to get back to Sugar for a few months, but my schedule here on Falcon and my vacation schedule got in the way of that. Soooooooo off I went to put time on the water.


Day 1

I fished hard for 7 hours. I caught 21 fish. I caught fish on spinnerbaits, T-rigged and c-rigged plastics and DD22’s. Every single fish was a carbon copy of the fish below give or take a pound in either direction of 3 lbs. No big bites for me.



Here are a few pics of Sugar Lake Motel and the dam.











Day 2 rolls around and I am pretty sore after golfing with Tommy on Thursday and fishing hard for 7 hours on Day 1. Tommy asked me to check two areas for him. First area I checked produced 3 fish and one beast that destroyed a perfectly fine heavy wire Gamakatsu 5/0 hook. Needless to say I left after that.


The second spot I checked for Tommy did not produce a bite. It was a big area and I could not locate them. I spent the rest of the day scanning and mapping more or less. I ended up catching 11 with one damn nice bite.



Day 2 was also Tommy’s 60th birthday. We had a heck of a feast and drank a few margaritas as well.

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Day 3….Tommy and Tim invited me to head out with them. I only took out one rod and really didn’t want to take that. My goal was to get a video of Tim or Tommy wrestling with a Sugar Lake walrus. I took a lot of video, but most didn’t pan out except the video below of Tommy flipping a walrus in some hardwoods.




The bite was a strange one while we were there. Often you would square up on a bass and the rod would bow, you would feel the fish then nothing….just like the vid below.


All in all a very fun and productive trip. Sugar Lake is a bass fisherman’s paradise and a privilege to fish.


Next up is my man Charlie for his 3rd round on Falcon Lake this year. So far it’s Falcon Walruses 2, Charlie 0. I’m looking forward to Charlie getting his revenge in fine fashion. He is on the books for tomorrow and Thursday. Cya manana!




U2 comes to mind…..


What an incredible day to be alive and on Falcon Lake. I had 3 goals for today’s trip……


1.) Get the new lefty reels I just bought dialed in.

Mission accomplished and you all know I don’t pimp any products(or very few) because I pay for my stuff just like everyone else. I’m sponsored by my hard work and wallet, but I have to tell you Daiwa’s Lexa reel is seriously bad ass. They are in the same price range as a Revo or Curado etc.


2.) Check two creeks that I have not been in months

The first creek I checked only took 15 minutes to figure out yes, yes it is loaded up and ready to be put into the milk run. I caught two keepers and had one fish bury me in a hardwood of all things. I would of liked to have seen that one, but maybe I’ll get my hook later….lol. The second creek I wanted to check? Good grief it was a battle of wills and I lost convincingly. I spent around 2 hours in there (maybe closer to 3) without a single bite let alone fish. Did I get a tid bit stubborn? you bet. It’s a prime example of why I go out scouting… clients will NOT see the inside of that creek anytime soon.


3.) Probe a few offshore locations with the 10xd

I did not get to do as much of this as I would of liked because of creek number 2 from above. With that said I did pull into an area that was just straight loaded full of fish and I caught em on the 10xd in 23 foot of water all the way to 1 foot of water on a lipless crankbait and everywhere in between. I beat this area to death trying to catch a fish that would of hit 3 lbs. Didn’t happen. A LOT of 0.5 pound to 2.5 pound fish. I’m not going to even try and pretend that it wasn’t fun….lol. Because it was a dag gone blast. This last spot did cause me to be more than a few minutes late picking up the kids from tennis.





You have no idea how bad I wanted to hit my honey holes today, but I didn’t. They are primed and ready for anybody man (or woman) enough to step into the ring. You all know who your opponent will be.


kick in the balls




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Gracias many times over.







An eventful start to August…..

As most of you know I have been holding off the Mrs. for months in regards to buying a new car. Well…….I gave in over the weekend and we picked up a new Mustang 5.0 GT. Hey at least it wasn’t the Cobra. Here are a few pics of the new ride.






It was a bittersweet day for both of us though. The two vehicles we traded in had been in the family for 9 and 14 years. Neither owe us a dime and the memories we made in those vehicles will last a lifetime.




My basswagon going forward will be our Suburban. I hope she has about another 100k left in her. lol. We have a busy week ahead with Madison’s birthday on the 9th and our Anniversary on the 10th. I also have to get my Mexico insurance taken care of on the Suburban. I have some Sugar lake trips looming and I need to get that taken care of ASAP. My next trip appears to be Saturday the 15th. Then the 18th and 20th. I also just got the deposit in for the 29th as well. Plenty of room to fit a day or two in if you are feeling frisky. I can tell you that I am on some big fish right now and with the water starting to drop I think we are going to see a little bit of a big fish bonanza here on Falcon Lake. Oh and speaking of big fish….I would like to congratulate Jeff Mergle. He caught a 10.42 lb MEGA walrus a couple weeks back. Here’s the photo courtesy of Jeff and Falcon Lake Tackle.



Drop me a line if you wanna go hunt down one them MEGA walruses……I happen to know where a few are.








A wonderful July of 2015

What a month and sad to see end. We started out…..



With a lil of…….




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last, but certainly not least we go out with a Joe…..






Bring on August! I’m ready.




Falcon Lake goes vintage…..

What a fantastic day on Falcon Lake with Teo. We whacked em and more 2-4 lb fish than you could shake an ugly stick at. We had 3 walrus opportunities and one of those opportunities was without question a 10 plus lb mega walrus and if I were betting? I would move all in on that fish hitting 11 lbs. Straight up freak of nature.




She straightened up the O ring and now has a treble hook lip piercing. That fish was one of the biggest I’ve seen in a couple of years……just silly big. Teo took it well and to be honest he took it better than me……lol. I know what you are thinking. “He must of been horsing that fish in to straighten that O ring.” You are right he was and that is exactly what you have to do in the jungle. Teo did everything perfectly, but lady luck was not on his side today. I just wish you all could of seen this MEGA walrus tail walking 15 foot from the boat. Not many places on this planet you can go to on July 30th and catch something that you will remember the rest of your life. I am fortunate and live on one of those lakes and live within a stone throw of another. We stopped taking pics of the 2-4 lb fish about 30 minutes into today, but here are a few of em. Thanks once again Teo for the job and opportunity….sure was fun.








THIS is a beautiful picture…..



Look at those wind speeds……



Pretty excited to say the least. I have Teo on the books for Thursday and it will be fun to launch the boat here on the North end of the lake and not have to worry about 3 foot swells before leaving the Veleno.




Charlie goes out smacking and stacking…..

Charlie’s Falcon Lake walrus record after today is still 0-2. Neither of us had a Wally bite, but boy did we catch an insane amount of fish and had a great time doing it. Yesterday we stuck with the traps all day from 10 foot to 1 foot. Today we caught fish from 27 ft to 2 ft and just about everywhere in between. Our main weapon once again was the lipless crankbait. We also caught fish on:

1.) 8xd

2.) dropshot

3.) brush hog

4.) lizard


Thanks for the opportunity once again Charlie. Hope to see ya in November.





At 11:24 PM…..Charlie got the itch and picked up the phone

Let this be a lesson folks…… is…………



I told Charlie to get on down here and let’s go whack on em. I had Charlie earlier this year in March and if you remember March it was a crazy rollercoaster of month that saw a little bit of everything. Charlie caught a pretty tough day back in March, but still had a straight stud walrus get the better of him that would of sent him home champ of Falcon Lake for a day. Today? The numbers were much better for us and Charlie once again go violated by a big ole girl. We had a great time  and have one more day with Charlie tomorrow. So far it’s Walruses 2 and Charlie nada early in his Falcon Lake career. Hopefully we can get a few to the net tomorrow for a photo op or two.




A fantastic start to July…….

I don’t know where to even start to be honest. I got to go up North to hang out with my folks and the highlight of my July is the pic below.



My Pennsylvania/Ohio trip was nothing short of spectacular. I got to spend every single day with Mom and Dad. It had been a year since the last time I saw them. We had such a great time. I am happy to report that my Dad is recovering very well from his hip replacement. Next up will be back surgery and he should be as good as new! Before the back surgery rolls around I am hopeful that I can get him down here for a Sugar Lake trip at some point in late September/early October. Here are a few more pics from my trip with the folks.



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I installed the new Ulterra on the bullet while I was up as well.

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Let me tell ya…..that trolling motor is legit.


After we got back home from our PA trip I had one day to rest up before I headed back out to……



Vegas didn’t treat me nearly as well as she did back in May, but I still love her. lol……. Hey and I met a fellow tribe fan out there!



Things are going to be a little more “normal” in the coming weeks and a lot less travel. I haven’t been on the water in roughly three weeks which is the longest stretch of my career. I can’t wait to get back out there……got the shakes.





What a fun June…..

Could not of had a better day part deux and the catching was great.




Chris was catching em 2 at a time!


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I caught a Jr. Walrus as well….



June is/has always been one of my favorite months here on Falcon Lake and it didn’t disappoint this year either. Thanks for the jobs Chris, take care and see ya next year for another round.


After Tuesday I will be off for the foreseeable future. (as can be seen on my schedule) I will still be answering emails, texts, and calls. DO NOT hesitate to get in touch with me if a summer time Falcon adventure sounds fun. The fishing is good right now and I only see it getting better.


Thanks Highstakesbassin fans……cya when I cya.





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