Well I go through laptops like most go through toilet paper. My reports are gonna be…..I guess boring, at least till I get back up and running. Today was a pretty dang good day for us. Especially if you take out the 3 hours between 8 and 11. We started out on fire and then not a single bite for three hours. Then all heck broke loose….not one, not two, but three big ole girlies had their way with my men. We only had about a 16 lb bag, but certainly had our shots at glory. Joel and Chad will have their walrus revenge soon enough. I have another trip on the books tomorrow. It will be a show and tell trip…..with a lot of showing and telling. These guys just moved to south Texas and want an introduction to Falcon Lake. I will be in their ride so the ole z522 will remain in the stable for this one.
That was me today at the State Park this morning……lol. I never go through the ticket line in the morning as I have a State Park pass. I simply go around and check in at the end of the day. Well in order to go around you have to drive through a do not enter one way stretch for about 20 yards. At 6 AM its not a high risk proposition to say the least. Soooooooo on I went and blam a state cop was waiting for me and on came the lights.
Luis was cool and saw that I was a local. He sent me along my way so I could get my guys to the water as fast as possible.
The fishing was pretty good today. We had two breakoffs and a retama claimed a big ole girl as well. We still caught a lot of quality 2 to 4 lb fish and our best 5 would of been in that 22 lb range. Speaking of best 5, Basschamps is in town and will be on the water tomorrow. Looks like a great turnout.
Basschamps predictions (5 fish limit this year):
1st place:28.35 lbs
Check line 15.08 lbs
Big bass: 11.45 lbs
Good luck everyone and please be courteous and patient with those sharing the water with you. It will be busy and very crowded in the more popular creeks. I’ll be out there with Joel and Chad for another round. After the two breakoffs Chad is loading up with some braid and can’t say that I blame him.
…..From the river to the dam and back again. I’m beat. Remember my goal for today? Get Linda, Bo, and Ben a walrus. That straight up didn’t happen and didn’t come close to happening either. We caught our first fish with fog still in the air this morning. We were ready to kick some serious Falcon Booty. We caught 1 more fish by the 11 o’clock mark. We then hit a restroom break and made a big move. It paid off and everyone caught fish, but the only problem was size. I just could not get on any sort of big fish bite and not even nice bucks for that matter. We caught several 0.25 to 1.25 lb fish today from 6 ft of water to 12 inches. Our best fish was a damn catfish which hit a flippin jig in 2 FOW. Go figure. I take it pretty hard when I don’t deliver the goods and today was certainly one of those days. I am hopeful in the coming days these three will load up my phone with pics. (I really want Linda to get her a walrus in the WORST of ways) Good luck the rest of the week…please be safe.
Well we talked about the sun up part…..let’s talk about the sun down part. Two friends of mine are in town for a couple of days to fish with me and when I was pulling my boat out I saw them heading to the water to fish from the bank. I dropped off my clients from today and headed back to the lake to see if these guys were game for a little late night rendezvous with ole Falcon. They were more than game. We made a pretty dang long run, but it paid off as these guys started whacking the fish instantly……but wait for it…..waaaaait for it. Yeah once again the bass were size challenged.
…not nearly as productive as the last one, well at least fish catching wise. I launched down South today and man was I pumped to hit my offshore stuff after catching the heck out of em on Monday up on the North end in 20 plus FOW. I spent 3 hours and 15 minutes without a single bite. The frustrating part? I marked bait….I marked bass…I marked my drop shot in front of their face and I could not get them to bite. I really got stubborn and I’ll admit to that. I started out with the 10xd, then crig, then the drop shot. Every single spot I went to was the same story. They are there……you can bank on it. They weren’t there a month ago. You could motor over some prime real-estate and not so much as have a shad fart on your screen. I really believe that front we just got hit with really F’ed the bite up this morning…..especially after reading Tommy’s report tonight. As bad as it was in the morning for me, it was the polar opposite in the afternoon after I moved into the jungle. I didn’t have any big girl bites that I know of, but all of my fish were 2-4 lb fun fish…..nary a dink was caught today.
Fished from 8:30 – 2:00
every single fish was caught on ……you guessed it a baby brush hog. I did throw the heck out of a spinnerbait too. NOT one single bite.
I am back at it tomorrow with Bo, Linda, and Ben. Here is my written goal for them tomorrow.
Each BOAT a walrus.
There it is in writing……check back in tomorrow to see if Goal #1 was met.
…..17 fish caught from 8:30 to 1:00. All under 4 lbs, but only one real dink. So why the major success? Let’s talk about it. I ran to a creek mid lake to try and get on a few fish in there and I zeroed…..yep. ZIP NADA….not even a bite. From there I hit a favorite off shore spot of mine and literally first cast with my 10xd I caught a fish. (it was that dink mentioned above) Now this fish, no joke, was about an inch bigger that the 10xd. I would of taken a dumbass SELFIE of it, but it flipped off as I was grabbing for it. It wanted to be famous and my goodness was that little snot a mean SOB. I threw that 10xd till my dang arm nearly fell off there and not another bite. I grabbed my crig and first cast with that I caught a fish…..lol, then you guessed it. Nothing……Every single off shore spot produced at least one fish. The best spot though was the last one I fished and I wasn’t even going to fish it until my screen lit up like a dag gone Christmas tree. I threw the brakes on and did a U turn and proceeded to whack the tar out of em, but at that time we were starting to get POUNDED by a strong North wind that I knew was coming. Right now Chad and Joel (clients for Friday and Saturday) are like…..(click on GIF)
…lol. You see they have wanted to hit the jungle for three years now and EVERY time they have come down I have them bobbing around in the middle of the lake chunking 6xds and/or crigs. Now before you start a pity party for these two men, realize that they have had some incredible days with me…..just not inside of 20 feet. Notice you don’t see a lot of Shore in the background of the pics below.
Fear not my friends…..I didn’t hit any of the creeks I’m dialed in at. Don’t worry you can continue the Guns N Roses medley.
But bring down the crigs and 6xds just in case.
…..grrrrrreat days to be alive on Falcon Lake and to spend it with Mr. Steve and his friend Jim was just icing on the cake. I thought we had a damn good day to be honest. Probably not quite to the standards of Mr. Steve, but in my eyes we did dang good including a walrus coming unglued beside the boat.
Gonna talk to my web guy this week. Gonna change my website to www.theonethatgottawaybassin.com. I have a few days off here before my next gig on Thursday unless somebody calls me before now and then. I may go down to the dock with a “will work for walruses” sign.
nah, not whack a mole, but whack a bass. Good grief we caught the heck out of em today, but and here’s the BIG BUT. They had three straight up walruses break em off. Just brutal……I could not have felt worse about the whole thing, especially the one that was in the damn net. Hey…..don’t kill the net guy here. I tried to pull off a full on miracle. That big ole girl knit ole Keith a sweatshirt in the retama. The only chance I had was to get the fish in the net and break his line. I got the fish in the net…..broke the line, but she made one last go for gold and got out of the net.
The other two big girlies weren’t as painstakingly close to being hung on a set of scales, but they still stung. Gary and Keith were a lot of fun to fish with today and each one of them throughout the day had moments where they caught a fish dang near every cast. Gary had a June Bug lizard that was just silly good first thing in the morning. I think he caught 5 before the sun was over the trees.
Hit the water for a few hours before this Northern blew in and man what a difference a day makes. We whacked em as good as you can whack em here on Falcon yesterday. Today’s 3 hours produced 5 bites and 2 dinks. We did see a guy in a white Phoenix land a walrus though. Congrats to those fellas……I was going to go over and get the details, but with the front getting closer I didn’t want to waist my guys time. The guys I had the last two days are two of the best tournament anglers in West/South Texas and I consider them both damn good friends. I also appreciate them throwing me a bone and using my services. See you guys in a few…..
What a straight up USDA choice Falcon Lake WALRUS. Not gonna lie…..I really wanted that thing to hit 10 pounds, but she hit the scales at 9.57. Today was a great day for quality 3 to 4.5 fish. Did we catch our fair share of dinks? Sure….just enough to keep us practiced up and alert. I don’t know how many fish we caught. A lot would be fair to say. I have these guys for a few hours again tomorrow.
Got a phone call this morning from George and Robert. They had a few hours to kill this afternoon and wanted me to take em out. We got the fish in short order, but most of the fish were bucks. I did catch 4 females, but all four were the same size. (I weighed the last one for shits and giggles and it weighed 4.49) These guys are big into the salt water game and I gave em both spinnerbaits to chunk. The quality bite came from me flipping a baby brush hog into tight spaces. I was just trying to stay away from their blade bite. If I were fishing a tourney I would get in tight with a t-rig in 0.5 to 5 ft of water. Be patient…….