Its been over two months since I stripped and waxed the boat. Been crazy around here. (in a very good way) Soooooo the boat is going to get some major TLC on my day off. Looks as though I have a client from Kistler Rods coming in tomorrow. An unexpected trip, but word traveled fast that I had a few days off. I am certainly not complaining. I will have to make sure my z-bone is on the deck when I pick em up…..lol. I will show some before and after pics of the ole girl later on. Might have to put my 8 year old to work.
10 mph today…..x2. These dang meteorologist have not been helping with my preparation. Goodness that makes for a fun ride back to the county. We stayed a little more dry today though. We went deep today, all day. T-rigs, c/rigs, ball n chains, and deep diving crankbaits. The big girls did not bite, at least for us. We boated a couple 6’s and 5’s, but the rest was in the 1-3 lb category. Still was a fun day. They have 2 more days of fishing left on their own. Gene did catch the longest 6 lb bass I have ever seen. That bass had also just recently been attacked by an alligator gar. Check out the pics!
Total bass: 23
Best 5: about 25 lbs
Kicker: about 6 lbs (Genes two)
Not much to report. I stayed off the water and did some maintenance on the boat, wrote a report for bassboatcentral.com and texasfishingforum.com (will post it tonight) and did some yard work. I am back to work tomorrow. Then it’s 6 days off. If you want a day or two over the next couple of weeks call or email me. There is a good chance I can get you in.
Well we went walrus hunting today and wow did we get into some big ole bass. Did we get all of em? Nah….. But Makayla put her hard hat on and went to work. She caught not one, but yes two 9 lbers today. We caught 19 fish today in about 4 hrs of action. We stayed deep all day and threw shaky heads, c-rigs and deep diving cranks at em. I really enjoyed my time with the three of them and look forward to doing it again in the not so distant future. Sure is refreshing seeing an 11 year old girl so into fishing and wanting to hang with her ole man. I can only hope and pray that my lil angels go down that same path. Well done Josh and April.
Total fish: 19 (half day)
Best five: about 38 lbs
…..yes parkas. As you read yesterday the wind was howling and we had quite the wild ride in. Wet? Um yeah…..we had baitfish swimming in our boat. Sooooooooo I go to pick up the crew today at the sunbridge and they all come out wearing?…… You guessed it. Parkas. Very funny and great way to start the day. We went mid lake and fished timber and we caught 15 fish and decided to just fish half a day due to the wind kicking up again. None of us were too eager to have another Finding Nemo experience. No monsters today like we had yesterday, but quite a few chunky fun fish. Makayla and i jumped out to the early 3-1-1 lead, but we got a little cocky and before we knew it her dad switched to a spinnerbait and the rest was history. Our biggest was caught by April today. None of us knew how big she was and I was caught with my um eh….. Socks down. No net and tried to lip her. FAIL. I had tomorrow off, but they want to do another half day with me. I’m pumped and very appreciative as well. We are launching from the park and will be walrus hunting. Stay tuned.
Total fish: 15 (half day)
Best 5: around 21lbs counting April’s fish
Kicker: April’s 5 lb’er
Forecasted wind for today? 14 mph. Actual wind speed? 24 to 30…..easy. I love it when the weather man swwwwwwings and misses like that. Guess where we were today? Yep, we ran south and fished deep allllllllll day. The ride back was a new personal best for the boat in the most speared waves category. We trimmed the motor down and plowed through em as apposed to smacking through em. Wet? Um yeah, Sea World had nothing on us today. We did not catch very many fish today. We did manage to get both Josh and his wife April new personal bests, but other than that it was slow for us. We will be hitting timber tomorrow and I hope I can do a better job with getting makayla on some fish. She boated the first fish of the day and it was seeeeeelow for her the rest of the way.
Total fish: 11
Best five: about 24 lbs
Late blog entry…. Been veeeeeerrrry busy today. Had the day off today and hit the water early with my neighbor and did a lot of scouting. We had a great time today and when I go out with him it’s not about catching fish, it’s about fellowship. Did we catch fish you ask? Why certainly. We got off the water early so that I could spend quality time with the family and rip apart the front of my boat. The U bolt that the winch hook attaches to broke on me about a month ago. Ranger sent me a new one and I finally got around to throwing it on there. See pics. Back to work tomorrow. I have two days on the books with parents who brought their 11 year daughter with them to experience falcon lake. They are certainly in the running for cool parents of the year award. Taking families fishing is something that I take great pride in being successful at. I will have a full report on how we fare tomorrow.
Well no 100 fish day and no 40 pound sack either, but did we have a good time? Um, you bet ya. Casey stroked 53 fish yesterday if ya remember. Today you ask? 5….. and one spongebob squarepants. Hey it was alive. Casey was still pretty happy at the end of the day as he now has a new personal best which tipped in at 9 lbs 6 oz. Everybody caught at least a 7 lb’er today…… even Wes and hell his bro law kept telling him all day that he didn’t. Classic bro law 101 right there. The numbers game was won by Chris and he had that in the bag when he literally boated 12 fish in the first 30 minutes this morning. We fished half the day deep in rocks and the other half in timber. The star lure I guess has to be the sexy shad chartreuse 6xd crank that caught the walrus. Certainly blessed to have such great clients and these fellas were certainly no exception.
Total fish: 38
Best 5: 36 and change
Total walruses: 1