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Bob and Grandson Logan’s Falcon Lake Adventure

And I do mean adventure. We kept the boat moving quite a bit today in efforts to keep Logan’s interest level up as the fishing today was as expected after a major tourney….tough. We made a long run South and the put the trolling motor down and made 1 cast. Logan asks, “what are those?” Then I hear em…..a swarm of killer bees. Needless to say I told them to sit down as calmly as I could and we got out of there without incident. Scared? you bet. I am highly allergic to normal bees let alone those monsters. It was an impressive sight no doubt, but one I can do without seeing ever again. Our first stop produced a near Jr. Walrus as Bob had one to the top and nearly to the boat before she spit the 5xd back at him. That was our only big bite of the day. We got onto a point and Logan’s first cast with a crig he catches the one pictured below. I thought we had found the holy grail. We ended up catching three more fish there, but even if you put the 3 of them together I don’t think they would of weighed a pound.

 

My hats off to Bob. He loves that boy and certainly not afraid to show it. Grrreat road trip and adventure with Grandpap. Something that young man will talk about for years to come.

 

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Jay

 

Scott finally…….

….got to see some tough fishing on Falcon Lake. I honestly thought today was going to be the best day of fishing for 2015. We were having a pretty good day till the wind picked up and I have no idea why that shut our bite down, but good grief did it ever. We went over 3 hours during one stretch where we didn’t boat a fish. With all the gloom and doom aside I still had a chance at 2 walruses and neither found their way to the net. #$%&ing crankbait fishing. Cranking open water is one thing, but cranking tree tops is another. You have to horse em to the boat or the fish will weave you a sweater in the top of a tree. The classic damned if you do and damned if you don’t. My string of not getting walruses to the boat is bordering on ridiculous and getting beyond old. The last walrus I boated was the 9.65 on March 27th.

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Still had a great time with Scott which is always a guarantee regardless of the fishing. Thanks again my man…..see ya soon.

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Basschamps predictions:

 

1st: 23.79 pounds

check line: 14.93 pounds

Lunker: 9.43 pounds

 

Good luck to all that fish…..be safe.

 

Jay

 

 

 

A+++ scouting day again, Scott is BACK!, A look ahead…..

I went out today to put in some work. I posted a lot of the events on Facebook and I posted that one of my goals was to eliminate water. I spent the first 3 hours today without a bite. Eliminate water? Check. I finally ran around and found 3 areas that had plenty of fish. Especially one area in particular where I just pounded the fish. I don’t normally pound an area, but I wanted to see if I could at least get a 3.5 pounder in this location. One fish after the next came to the boat with the biggest and this is no joke…1 lb. Another boat moved into the area I was fishing so I decided to leave and let him try and catch a bigger fish. Made a few more productive moves and one in particular that should pay dividends for me when I take Bob and his 8 year old Grandson out on Sunday. If you want to check out the ramblings and pics from today head on over to Facebook and check em out.

Gracias!

http://www.facebook.com/highstakesbassin

 

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Today was a wild day on the phone. I had 5 people going back and forth with me in regards to booking tomorrow. Scott won the phone tag competition and will be in the z522 bright and early…..yes, that Scott.

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Scott is quickly becoming a major share holder here at highstakesbassin.com. He has had some great trips this year including the one yesterday. Scott has been down here 4 or 5 times and has seen a different area of the lake every single time. Tomorrow will be no different and looking forward to him taking it to ole Falcon Lake yet again.

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April of 2015…..

…..is nearly in the books. I have the 30th still open if anybody wants to send April out with the some fireworks.

 

May and June of 2015….

…..are both starting to show signs of life.

 

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Summer time here on Falcon Lake is in my wheelhouse. If you like deep structure and chunking big cranks and carolina rigs for big offshore girlies drop me a line and lets get you on the books.

 

Cya tomorrow,

Jay

 

Batshit crazy

batshit crazy

 

Two words could not describe the day Scott had on Falcon Lake any better. Last week, I’ll come clean……Justin thumped me pretty good. Scott took it to another level on Falcon Lake today. Russ and I just had to laugh towards the end as he yanked one squarebill fish after the next at our second to last stop. My only complaint on the day is that we didn’t have a single walrus bite. That is VERY unusual as I have been getting 2 to 5 per trip even on bad days. Today was a goose egg in that department. We caught only 2 dinks today though and the rest were fun quality 2.5 to 4.5 pound fish and a lot of them. Heck I even whacked some fish on a Zoom Horny Toad frog!

 

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Always good seeing Scott and Russ.  Thanks for supporting the Highstakesbassin family!

 

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Two perfect weather days….

juuuuust opened up! Thursday and Friday are now open due to a rescheduling. If you have been wanting to hit Falcon with some perfect weather look no further. Bring the big guns….shad and cat spawns = walrus hunting.

  

Blessed and fortunate (If you are looking for a fishing report Basschamps folks….stop reading, this ain’t one)

I want to lead this report off by saying that my Dad is back to work and hard at it today. Not even a month removed from having a new hip put in. Classic Dad and God knows I love him. Mom was the typical ROCK that she always is….ready to step in and do whatever it takes for her family and man. A true champion in every regard and God also knows I love her dearly. Well done Mom.

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It’s not by accident my Mom and Jaime are in the middle standing tall. Love that picture.

 

Last week was an incredible week. It saw a good friend boat an 11 pounder.

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It saw a father/son duo BATTLE a handful of Falcon Lake Walruses and will be back to taste revenge!

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The end of the week saw a lot of friends come together for a great time on Falcon Lake.

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Standing up front with his back turned is Justin and left to right…..Danny (web guy and great friend) Laura (Danny’s Guuuuurrrrrrrl), Russell (Justin’s brother and airboat driving P.R.O.) and James from Falcon Lake tackle. To say we had a good time would be the understatement of a young 2015. When I showed up with goggles there was a nerd comment or two……

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Notice the guy up front looking straight into the never ending bugs hitting us at 35 mph with a smile on his face.

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Danny is going to throw together a video of the events in the coming days that should be worth a view or two. Now I know I said Danny, Laura, and I were going to hit the water bright and early after a 2 hour catnap from hunting.

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That didn’t happen, but we did hit the water for a few hours in the afternoon. We didn’t boat a bass, but had two giants kick our crankbaiting AZZZZZZZ.

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Noticing anything missing from that Spro? That big ole girl made short work of that o-ring. Now let me come clean and be perfectly clear. We DID NOT see that fish and Laura caught a catfish in the same spot on a 10xd. No, that is not a typo either. That cat crushed the 10xd…..straight BOMB of a hit. Danny also boated a catfish in a different area. The catfish spawn is starting to fire up and that is JACKPOT city for huge bass. They love the catfish spawn as much if not more than the gill spawn. I have spots that year in and year out bass go to specifically targeting these smaller spawning cats. It’s gonna get silly. I, once again, lost an absolute beast on a Norman Deep lil N. It was caught on film and the temper tantrum is certainly made for a bloopers reel near you.

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I am still holding out hope that the GoPro caught the fish jumping out of the water as it spit the crank at me. Big ole gal.

 

Those of you that finished reading this whole post, love ya…..you are the reason I am here. See you all soon.

 

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These two cats are two of the biggest reasons Highstakesbassin is where it is today. My man Danny is “The Man Behind the Curtain” here on highstakesbassin.com and what a job he does. Thanks for everything Danny….what a great pic.

 

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Jay

 

First game of the double header is in the books…..

……Carey and Casey caught the heck out of the fish and also found out why we don’t use 12 and 14 pound test line here on Falcon. The 0.5 to 3.5 pounders like the one pictured were not hard to handle, but the 4 walruses were and we batted .000 %. These two had a great time the last two days. I can damn near promise you that they will bring some BIG sticks with even BIGGER line on em the next time they are down.

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The second game of the twin bill will be played at night. The goal? 8 foot alligator gar……lofty goal? sure, but they are out there and we are fixing to go head up. I highly doubt I will have a write up on this site til tomorrow following my guide trip with Laura and Danny.

 

Check out Facebook tonight, as I will be running “in-game” updates while on the gar hunt. Should be a good time.

 

https://www.facebook.com/highstakesbassin

 

Send a  like my way if you get a chance.

 

Jay

 

A phone report

The Mrs. has the computer on lockdown so I’m finger %#*@ing my phone over here. Fishing was not as good as I had hoped for and we had to run all over God’s wet Earth to put our bites together. Strange day weather wise and we are fixing to get punched in the face again by yet another storm. Back at it tomorrow!

   

       

Mega Walruses

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Those two hit the boga grips at 11 even even and 9 1/2 pounds. Justin and I spent the day on a semi private little lake called Camelot Bell. I try not to come across as a braggart on here because that certainly isn’t the intent whatsoever. Camelot Bell is a CROWN JEWEL of Texas and an invention by Mr. Mike Frazier. The two hours that I spent with Mike were as much fun as the fishing to be honest. To see the level of passion and dedication for raising giant deer and bass was jaw dropping. Successful people, regardless of profession, just don’t happen by accident that much is a fact. I will be back on Falcon in the morning with a father/son duo. The weekend will be incredibly busy with a Bass trip Saturday, then I am guiding for gar Saturday night and into Sunday morning from my clients Airboat. Not just any airboat…..lol.

Check out the vid on the boat:

 

Justin and his brother brother heard about ole NESSY from the other day when I had a potential state record on while fishing with Scott. We are going to go looking for her and the events will be video’d as my webman Danny is on his way down for the festivities. After the gar battles we will be back on Falcon Sunday bright and early shooting more video only this time video of Danny’s girlfriend horsing in Walruses on a 6xd.

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Jay

 

 

Another A+++++ day scouting on Falcon Lake…..

You can read and listen about a few of the happenings from the day on Facebook. Here’s a link and if you don’t have Facebook sign up and send me a “like”

 

https://www.facebook.com/highstakesbassin

 

Gracias!

 

May/June/July might get a lil silly around here in short order.

 

Jay


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