There he is…..I swear he caught three fish this morning before my trolling motor hit the water. Was silly and he had two other stretches today where every cast was a bite, fish on, or boated. Cliff and I caught fish today, but nothing like Gary. Yesterday it was Scott in the zone and today it was Gary’s turn to breath deep within the zone. Here are a few pics of Gary this morning prior to launch.
Ya it got real in a hurry……
I also got into the Jr. Walrus category myself today. We were fishing some hardwoods in 12 foot of water that I have had some great success on when they are in 8 foot of water. I went there to just check if we could get bit and to check the area out on my graph. Let’s just say my graph lit up like a…..
We had 4 solid bites before the fish below inhaled my Yum baby bass weightless senko…….yeah it was a slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow presentation.
Today was a great day on Falcon with A LOT of opportunity for magic and in the end that is all you can ask for. These guys are heading to Sugar Lake with me Sunday and Monday as well. Pretty excited to get the ball rolling down there. Please check my Sugar pricing. It ain’t a cheep date over there and I understand there are cheaper options out there, just like there are cheaper options here. I don’t hide or run from that fact. Those of you that chose my services I certainly appreciate it and will spare NO expense to ensure you have a fun and successful outing whether it be here or on Sugar Lake. Check out my services page below.
An example of my Sugar rates is 2 nights stay, 2 meals a day(breakfast and dinner), 3 days of fishing for 2 people is 800 times 3 days of fishing which comes to $2,400 or $1,200 per man. I will not do follow boats of any kind. A one day trip is still $800 or $400 a man. The best deal without question is multiple day bookings with me paying and taking care of everything.
Around noon Gary asked me if my boat had any tunes…..then Cliff said, “I could go for a lil ZZ Top.” (half joking) That’s when I fired up my ZZ Top station on the ole Lowrance. Hell of a day……
Russ also got into the big fish act with a Jr. Walrus of his own today.
We didn’t catch any monsters today, but for the first 7 hours most all of our fish were better than 3 lbs with only a couple of dinks mixed in. Our last stop, however, had quite a few of the 0.25 pounders. Hey they padded the stats….sort of like bunt singles when the infield is back. Scott got bit hard by the big bass bug on his last trip.
Scott calls that fish I am referring to in the report as “The 20 thousand dollar fish”. That big ole gal that got away sparked the purchase of a Ranger bassboat (which he picks up Thursday) and a new Kistler rod combo. I told ya he got bit hard……lol. You will be seeing Scott and Russ a lot on this report in the coming months both here on Falcon and they are both chomping at the bit to hit Sugar Lake with me in the summer. (if not sooner) Thanks again for the opportunity men, be safe and see you both again real soon.
…..and I made a few main lake stops to check a few offshore goodies. I left nothing in the bag today or gas tank for that matter. Once again the last stop of the day really salvaged an otherwise brutally tough day once again. We had 7 fish heading to the last call for alcohol. We doubled that total at our last stop. I really don’t believe we had a big bite today. I stumbled into the big fish of the day that might and I do mean might have hit 4 and half pounds. (fish slime on camera and hide the knuckles might of got it there….lol.) Steve and Paul were straight up warriors out there and deserved the ending that they got. Even the most hardened of bass fisherman, including myself, would of thrown in the towel. My next scheduled day off is March 22 and 23. I know that my schedule doesn’t reflect that, but man I have to be honest, I got tired of changing the damn thing. April and May are wiiiiiiiiide open at the moment. If you want to be the first to hit those offshore fatties drop me a line.
See ya’ll tomorrow,
Guy and Genifer owned Falcon Lake back in October. Today? Falcon squared up the score. I really did not put together a solid milk run today yet again. Did we all catch fish? Sure, but most of the fish catching came at our last stop of the day. I would of given just about anything to have started there this morning, but it is what it is. These two like the offshore game…..especially Genifer, the Drop Shot Queen. I tried to get that bite going for her today, but it just wasn’t happening. There are some fish showing up offshore, but boy are they few and far between at this stage. The one constant between today and October was the time we had out on the water. One word….fun. I’m sure these two will be back and the Drop Shot Queen will have her revenge, yet again.
I do want to give a shout out to two guides today that DID hammer them. Mr. Tommy Law.
Big Bass Billy
Billy doesn’t post daily, but I am sure at some point he will post about today. Well done men.
I have Steve and Paul from San Antonio tomorrow. They are looking for a big fish and so am I.
I’m writing this report from my phone tonight. This one computer thing sucks and the Mrs. has 3,194 reports and evaluations to write up. I tried telling her that my report was more important, but that’s a tough sell. Oh and each of those above mentioned documents are worth roughly $250 to $435 dollars apiece. My report tonight ain’t worth a plug damn nickel and that’s a fact. As bad as today was and I’m telling you it was bad. (7 out of our 8 hours we went biteless……including the first 4 hours of the day) My man Charlie had his opportunity at a fish of a lifetime. To make a long story short, she broke him off and then decided to go air born twice on the other side of the boat trying to shake the senko. We had a hell of a good hour or so stretch. Spinnerbaits and weightless baby bass senkos were the ticket during that hot period. I’m back at it tomorrow with two of my favorites…..Guy and Genifer.
Well after 3 very good trips out on Falcon a stinker showed up today. Let me leaf through my Excuses Rolodex.
I know what you smart asses out there are thinking…..”no need to go past “B” for bullshit”. There is some truth to that unfortunately, but I will scroll to the “W” and pull the wind card out. I launched down South and got pinned in Salinias and once that North wind got up there was no moving around. All of my Salinias hammer holes have been replaced by DINK holes. I swear and I am dead serious, I could catch 100 fish on a weightless senko right now in the Salinias and when you added all of those fish up they wouldn’t weigh 21 lbs. (do that math quick)
Johnny and Rick will be back at it over the next two days in their own boat. Johnny broke off a big ole girlie on a c-rig today and IF I was a betting man…….
……those men will be making every effort to get their lizard back from that fish over the next two days.
Remember Don from yesterday? I forgot to mention that he is on the short list of who’s who in the HIGH STAKES
BASSINBUCK business. Talk about an interesting guy and somebody that I sure hope my Dad gets to talk to in the not so distant future. Check out some of Don’s WORLD class deer on his ranch. Simply amazing.
Back at it tomorrow.
Don and Tony did some work in the 6 hours they spent on Falcon today. We started out blistering and Don ended the day in Grand walrus fashion. Wish I wasn’t typing this on my phone. Today deserves a better write up. Thanks again for the opportunity men.
Today started out as cold and rainy as it gets around these parts. By the end of the day the weather was nothing shy of spectacular. I was supposed to have worked today, but we decided to shuffle the day to Thursday. I have never had so many re-bookings, cancelations, and bookings in such a short period of time. My hard copy schedule looks like a 4 year old got ahold of it. This is my 4th attempt at writing this report using my phone……Good grief. Don’s enrout and will be ready to whack em tomorrow.
Don’t worry I was fully clothed in Gortex this morning, so no Highstakesbassin cheek shot.
The title says it all. Best day or handful of hours that I have had on Falcon in some time. Instead of running to my offshore stuff at the first sign of a post front, I backed off into that 6 to 10 foot timber range close to where I have had success in shallow. That pattern worked great for my first 3 stops. My last 3 stops of the day using the same pattern came up snake eyes. The damage was already done though and a damn good post front day was already in the books. If you want to check out the selfie of me and one of the Jr. Walruses from today you will have to check that out on Facebook. Sorry, but Highstakesbassin.com is a no selfie zone.