…..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…….
Just now getting around to writing yesterdays report. Got the case of the LAZYs last night to be honest. We launched here on the North end of the lake and even though Brad could only fish a half day I still ran him all over the lake and showed him as much as I could. We talked a lot and caught a lot of fish in two areas and absolutely nothing in all the other areas I showed him. The lures were the same except he had a spinnerbait that was pretty dang hot and it had a silver skirt with silver blades. Not exactly the gold on gold on gold I’ve been throwing, but it sure did catch fish. Weather is nothing short of spectacular today…..might take Boody and the girlies out for a lil action.
Stats on the day:
5 hours fished
11 bass caught
4 on squarebill
3 on spinnerbait
4 on baby brush hog
5 lb big(I caught it on sq bill)…..a lot of dinks 3 lbs and under….waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay under.
Thanks again for another fun trip Sir Elmo.
I picked up a job at the boat ramp two days ago. Brad is new to Falcon and I will do my best to give him a crash course in short order tomorrow.
….Mike. Thanks men and I’m glad everyone had a good time. All three boats certainly had their moments of glory, laughs, and opportunity over the last three days. In the end that’s all you can hope for. What a great group of fellas…..having fun is a way of life for those guys.
20 bites or so
11 boated and all bucks
1 walrus bite
all fish came from the baby brush hog
Back at it again tomorrow with my man ELMO……his first trip of 2015 is on the horizon. I will have the details and particulars tomorrow.
That title doesn’t do today justice. We had 6 big bites and boated just the one. We found a drain that had some pre-spawn fatties laying in it, but they didn’t want to leave without a fight and fight they did. One of the break offs was my fault no question about it. I told G.W. to boat flip a 6 pounder. I had no idea it was that big….thought it was a 4 lber until she showed herself right by the boat when G.W. tried to do the boat flip. G.W. and Mike are both upgrading to 20 lb test fluoro tonight. These men have a chip on their shoulder and will be ready to settle the score with these walruses in the morning. The last two days these guys have started each morning out by telling me…..”just in case we forget to tell you later, we had one hell of good time today”. Pretty freaking cool and yes, a good time will be had tomorrow.
Baits: Baby Brush hogs in W/R with 3/8 oz sinkers and that is literally the only thing that caught fish for us today. We threw the blade off and on with ZERO success.
Where: Thick stuff….both new growth and old growth in 2 to 5 foot of water.
When: Unlike yesterday…..we got bit here and there pretty much all day.