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Lake Navigation

Stay in a Creek channel.  It does not matter whether we are talking main lake Rio or Salado or Tiger or your favorite creek or ditch.  There are some hardwoods that are coming into play that are on the edges of all the major creeks right now including the main river channel.  I went out with a friend today who hit a hardwood tree just off the main channel.  The end result?  A missing ear on his prop.  The prop lasted until our final run to the boat ramp and then it looked like a Mike Tyson/Evander Holyfield fight…..ears optional.  Please be careful out there….if you get turned around and are confused as to whether you are in the channel, shut it down.  Figure out where you are and proceed.

What about the fishing you ask?  Well for me Falcon is fishing dang tough at the moment, mind you I have been mapping lately more than fishing.  With that said when I do wet the line I have to watch paint dry in order to get bit, at least out deep.  I am working 5 out of the next 7 days…..I hope all of the homework I have been putting in pays off.  We will see tomorrow morning at 6:45 when we pull up to our first spot.

In the classroom the past couple of days…..

Been sharpening my pencil and doing more homework the past two days than I did all four years of college.  Of course my homework now is slightly more enjoyable.  I took a class called History of Sports, yes I am serious History of Sports.  I felt so guilty when I signed up for that.  Ever hear of the expression too good to be true?  Um ehhhhhhhhhh, BINGO!!!  If I hadnt had a mother that specialized in study habits and had the patience of Job himself, I would of failed that like a Michael Irvin piss test.  Ok enough about college…….where was I.  Ah yes, I have been scanning and mapping the past two days and I really believe I have found some great deep water spots that sooner or later are going to pay big dividends.  It all comes back to that “P” word and no not the Michael Irvin “P” word, I am talking about patience.  The fish out there are not wanting that bait to move more than a few inches at a time.  The c-rig has not been the ticket at all.  Very sad for me to say, but its the truth.  T-rigged flukes and flukes on the Ball n Chain by paydirtcustomjigs.com has been the ticket and I’m serious, move the bait seeeeeeeeeellllllloooooooow.  We are talking, “hey my finger nail just grew 1/1,182 of an inch” type slow.  I have one more study hall tomorrow, then its exam time and back to work.  My mom would be proud that I am not just “winging” it.  There are some navigational issues that will be discussed in tomorrow’s blog.

Jay

Deep water vs trees in 10ft

This was not a split decision by the refs today. Once again trees with a decisive win. We started deep today and boated 5 fish in 4 hours. Quality? No. Up to 4 lbs. We went to the trees for the last 4 hrs and caught 19 fish. Quality? Not bad, up to 6-1, but several others in that 5 lb range. Of course we got beat up a few times, but that is jungle fishing. No clients for the next 3 days. I have some kids on the books over the next couple of weeks, so gonna break out the spinning gear tomorrow and see what I can get going in preparation for those trips.

Total fish: 24
Best 5: about 26 lbs
Kicker: 6-1 by Danny (pictured)

Beautiful day to be alive on Falcon Lake

Luckily for me I have a regular of mine on the books for this weekend. He has seen much better days than the one we had today. We got a late start today as he drove from San Antonio and worked a full day yesterday, so we gave him an extra hour this morning. We decided going in that we were going to go deep and stay deep regardless of the results. Eh, um, eh, ooooops. 6 hrs, 3 bites, 0 boated fish. One potentially nice fish that put Danny in the trolling motor, but luckily I shut the Tm down before that braid got serious. My worst decision since going live with the business. We hit some great deep water locales from 20-30 ft LOADED full of rocks with creeks and deep water going every which way. Bait fish? Check. Bass? Check. Results? F- Momma said there would be days like this. (and dad too…. Lol). I finally relented and headed for a creek that was loaded full of timber in that 3-10 ft. range. In our final two hours we put 9 in the boat with Danny catching a 6-8 kicker. I broke two big fish off in typical jungle fishing fashion. Check out the swim jig he used to catch the kicker. Great way to break in the new irod swim jig rod he brought down! Danny wants to go deep again tomorrow…… This guy is hardcore.

Total fish: 9 (that is not a misprint and no I didn’t leave off a zero… Lol)
Best 5: 23 and change
Kicker: Danny’s 6-8 (pictured)

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Beautiful day to be alive on Falcon Lake

Luckily for me I have a regular of mine on the books for this weekend. He has seen much better days than the one we had today. We got a late start today as he drove from San Antonio and worked a full day yesterday, so we gave him an extra hour this morning. We decided going in that we were going to go deep and stay deep regardless of the results. Eh, um, eh, ooooops. 6 hrs, 3 bites, 0 boated fish. One potentially nice fish that put Danny in the trolling motor, but luckily I shut the Tm down before that braid got serious. My worst decision since going live with the business. We hit some great deep water locales from 20-30 ft LOADED full of rocks with creeks and deep water going every which way. Bait fish? Check. Bass? Check. Results? F- Momma said there would be days like this. (and dad too…. Lol). I finally relented and headed for a creek that was loaded full of timber in that 3-10 ft. range. In our final two hours we put 9 in the boat with Danny catching a 6-8 kicker. I broke two big fish off in typical jungle fishing fashion. Check out the swim jig he used to catch the kicker. Great way to break in the new irod swim jig rod he brought down! Danny wants to go deep again tomorrow…… This guy is hardcore.

Total fish: 9 (that is not a misprint and no I didn’t leave off a zero… Lol)
Best 5: 23 and change
Kicker: Danny’s 6-8 (pictured)

Mapping and Game planning…..

Well spent the day on the boat, but not in the water.  My client for the weekend was gonna fish a half day in the afternoon today with me, but was unable to get off work in time.  Soooooo we will get after em hard Saturday and Sunday.  I have some mid lake and South end main lake spots that I am very much looking forward to hitting tomorrow.  We are going to start deep and hopefully stay deep and hit some rock ledges that should now be in that 20ft to 25ft range.  Big C-rigs anyone?  We will also be throwing the Ball-n-Chain from Paydirtcustomjigs.com.  Big Falcon Hogs and Falcon Flukes from tlcbaits.com will be on the menu.

If Falcon is on your mind give me a call or drop me an email.

Jay

Weather

I decided to lay low and listen to my body and take the last two days off and stay off the water.  Looks like my July is starting to fill up and want to make sure I keep my neck strong and healthy for when my clients get here.  The wind looks much better for the next several days.  I will be doing a lot of mapping and scanning tomorrow.  I have one of my regulars fishing with me over the weekend and he is also the website guru who is taking over my website development.  If you are thinking about building a website do not use godaddy.  What a pain in the backside and VERY poor quality.  I am very excited in the direction my website is heading now.  The word “fun” comes to mind.  We will give it heck the next several days and should have some decent reports over the next 3 days.

Jay

First trip of July

Had a half day on the books today and wow what a way to come back from a little vacation. Lol. Windy? Um yeah. The couple I took out had spent the last two days down south, so I wanted to show them a different look. Bad move. The north end of the lake for the most part is mud from recent rains while I was in Vegas. Dirty water generally doesn’t phase me here on falcon. We hit 4 of my best spots on the north end and only two were really fishable due to the heavy winds. The one spot which was nuclear with a squarebill, just a week ago drew the collar minus a tilapia. We started there and went there later and amazingly not a single hit from a bass. The water was the cleanest there as well. The only thing I can think of is the wind/waves were just too much for that area. We did battle and managed to catch some fish and all but one was over 3 lbs with a couple of 6’s mixed in along with a few 5’s. Every single fish was caught on a deep diving crank today.

Total fish: 11
Best 5: 27 and change
Kicker: 6-8

July dates….

My little break in the action is nearly over and will be working Monday. I have a lot of open dates for July. The fishing for the most part has been very very good. Come on down for as much fun as legally allowed in 110 degree heat.

Jay@highstakesbassin.com

Last trip for June goes out with a bang!

Took Ed and Jerry out for a Falcon Lake guide trip today. Once again the fish were a step ahead of me to start. It didn’t last long though. With two fish in the boat (1lb dinks) we made a run to a creek in the middle of the lake and yeah it was on like 1986 Donkey Kong. We were catching a ton of fish, but most in the .5 to 4 lb range. That changed when I boated a monster. I was more than ticked off that she bit me instead of them and quickly removed the hook and got her back in the water. (she was an easy 9). My clients got into the big fish act shortly there after. With three 8 lbers between the two of them. I caught one more nice fish that went 8-3 to round out a nice 40 + pound sack. Great way to end the month. If you are thinking about heading down give me a ring at 956-754-0626 or email me at jay@highstakesbassin.com. July will be a great month to get after em and I still have some great dates available.

Total fish: 53
Best 5: 42 and change
Kicker: 8-14 (not gonna count mine here)

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