….and we boated 0, zero, nada. I know “the one that got away” stories are getting old, but goodness. We didn’t have a problem boating the 1-3 lb dinks lol, ugh. In all seriousness I am going to have to downgrade the fishing of late. I really believe a lot of these fish are in transition right now. Can you still stumble on a pile of fish right now? Sure, absolutely……but the fish are not coming from every bush like they were a couple of weeks ago. Clay has to cut his trip down a day, so tomorrow or bust…..well until the next time he comes down. hahahaha.
1 nine lber, 5 eight lbers and 3 sevens…….only 1 problem. Those fish were not out of my boat, ugh. The past two days when I should of zigged, I zagged and when I should of zagged, I zigged. A prime of example of this is when I zigged into a gill net coming off plain first thing in the morning. Barnum and Bailey’s circus hour was in full effect.
Here is a pic of Ryan jumping onto the motor to free us……
Later in the day I backed the boat into a road bed and yanked the prop and got the rest of the disaster out of there. Gill nets are a fact of life on Falcon, but it still sucks when they find a prop.
After the crazy start we found the fish biting and Justin got us on the board with fish pictured below. (6.50 lbs)
We added a fish in the 5 lb class (not weighed), but the rest of our fish were of the 1 to 3 lb variety and I really don’t believe we had a single ELITE level bite all day. Thanks again fellas for the opportunity!
Total fish: 13
Best 5: about 18 lbs
Kicker: 6.62 (pictured)
Ryan and Justin battled today. I had a feeling that the bite might be a little tough with this Northern that came in. I didn’t even get a rod out of the locker as I wanted to be sure not to take a bite from these men. They caught fish on the usual suspects with no surprises. Ryan had a fish on at the end of the day that would of changed a tough day into a memorable one. We don’t know how big the fish was….we never saw it, but if it was a bass she was no dink. lol. I have these fellas for one more day and I sure hope to get them on some active fish.
My goal today was to check as many of my spots as possible….both of the shallow variety and deep. The deep bite still is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off. I hit some of my prime time stuff with absolutely ZERO bites. I deep cranked and trigged flukes, senkos, and 10 in plum power worms. The good news is that the shallow bite is still pumping out fish and a lot of them. I only put one fish on the scales today and was mainly an eyeball check….I guessed the fish below to be around six and half pounds. The official weight was 6.52…..my eyeballs are pretty well calibrated I would say..lol.
I caught 2 others that were in that 6 lb class, but most of the fish were of the 5 lbs and under class like the one pictured below.
The shallow fish were all caught on spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and senkos……no surprises. I am booked the next 5 days with repeat clients…..can’t wait and I sure hope all this gas I burned today on scouting pays off for them.
Final stats on the day:
Gallons of Gas: 37
Total fish: 21
Best 5: about 27 lbs
Mike from Michigan shot me an email the other day and he wanted to show me a Michigan Walrus he caught! Check it out!
Here is a pic of Mike, Chris, and Paul from back in May…….they had a MONSTER 3 day trip that was topped off by Paul’s 10.64.
Hey Mike my May is wiiiiiiiiiide open 🙂 You fellas take care and come see me again soon.
I was able to get 4 of our best fish on Gopro from the other day…..I thought I only caught 3 of them on tape. The Gopro battery situation should be improved, but I digress…..enjoy the video Falcon Fans!
I still have some November dates open…….if that shallow water slugfest video looks like fun drop me a line!
We had a school fundraiser the other night and Sierra decided to challenge the bull!!! lol…..
Scary stuff right there…..lol.
….Keep finding their way to my boat. If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times. I am blessed to say the least. Today was another great day on Falcon. David could do no wrong for the first 2 hours it seemed. He was a straight up fish catching machine. Today’s problem was the lack of big bite. To my knowledge we only had one giant on today. It was my turn to get abused and I sure did. Please folks, if I can give you all one piece of advice right now….bring HEAVY equipment. 25 lb fluoro is the MINIMUM that should even be attempted to be used right now. I was using 25 lb fluoro when that beast broke me off….now mind you did my line probably have a nick or two from going through the jungle crap? I am sure it did and that’s why you need the heaviest line possible and check it often. For spinnerbaits and chatterbaits I am using 65 to 80 lb braid thanks to a recommendation from Tommy Law. I am still using 25 lb test fluoro on my plastics and if I stay in this crap much longer I will have to go to an 80 lb braid main line to 40 or 50 lb fluoro leader. It’s heart breaking to say the least to be under powered and lose a potential fish that you have been hunting for years.
Drive safe David and build a snowman for me when ya get home…..lol.
Well David broke his personal best not once, but twice today.
The photo says it all…….a straight up classic moment that shows the pure joy that a green fish brings to us all.
Congrats again David on your new personal best!!!
David’s secret weapon from today:
and check out the monster he caught on a swimbait!
hahahahahaha……..what a great day to be alive. A classic line from David after he caught the 8.01. “Hey man, I still have one more day of this!!”
Chad who is a very, very good client of mine had to cancel his trip for Thursday and Friday. That’s right this Thursday and Friday is now open. If you want a simply amazing experience on Falcon grab those two days…..I am pretty sure you will not regret it. lol.
…..No 40 lb sack today….did we have the bites to stomp 40 lbs? Yes, easily….. I was just happy that the big bite returned. I unfortunately caught the kickers today. (three 7 lbers) Those fish were not the biggest fish on. I really feel for David, he had an absolute BEAST on that just straight beat him up. Mr. David was in Falcon Lake Tackle buying 3 spools of braid and a back brace….lol. Round two tomorrow and boy do we have some wind issues on tap. 39 mph wind gusts….y i k e s!!
Oh and don’t ask how many we caught……I tried to keep track and for the first 5 hours it was easy. We only had 9 fish…..the last 3 hours were nothing short of nuclear.
…..and today was certainly no exception. Yesterday we probably had in the neighborhood of 11 to 13 big bites in which we boated 5. Today we had one big bite and Danny got beat convincingly. Now we did catch a ton of fish, but 2 to 4 pounders were the ones that were hungry today. I was pinned into one spot and was not able to move around at all. I made the decision to run the Bullet and it was a poor one. Wind gusts were much stronger than what I had anticipated today. We had to stay hidden from the wind and that limited us in a big way…..we called it quits around noon as Danny had to head home to San Antonio and change into Nacho Libre. (Halloween Party) Had a Grrrreat time Danny, as always.
Schedule update time…..My next available date after tomorrow is November 13th. October is completely booked up as of 9 o’clock tonight. I don’t have many November dates either, drop me a line if any interest you. Thanks Falcon fans.
This is my boats first 40 lb stringer in some time and I don’t like to talk about should a, could a…….but this could of been much bigger. Problem? The problem is simple……look at the pics. Every creek you go in…..find the nastiest stuff you can locate, roll up your sleeves and go to work. Oh and a BIG rod and HEAVY braid helps a great deal. You want to flip and pitch? come on down……you want to throw a blade? come on down. You want to see if your tough enough for these beasts on THEIR turf?
No Weenies allowed……lol.