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Client who watches river monsters too much…

…. Lol. Took out Jody and bobby again today for another falcon lake guide trip. I had these gents yesterday afternoon for 3 hours. Jody is a regular of mine and wanted to go back out for a half day today. We started out seeeeeeelow. 3 fish in an hour slow and dinks. We made a long run north and did we ever hit the mother load. These fellas had been getting their teeth knocked in on some giants the past day or so. Well, Jody slammed a big ole girl and again she slapped him in the mouth. This time Jody said enough is enough. He took it personal and went after her and yes I mean went after her face to face for an exchange of words. (see pics). She just missed the 10 mark, but man that was an entertaining battle. Please folks I do not advise EVER going into the water after a fish. Please don’t…. Lol. Jody’s friend bobby had the worst heartbreak DD story I’ve seen in a while about an hour later. I was the co-star in this film. It was not a 5 star flick either. Bobby hooked this walrus in open water and had no idea how big she was until she showed us at the boat. I dove for the net and it was caught in the cooler.(I had just grabbed a water… Ugh). I got the net unhooked in time to see her one last time before she headed back down to davie jones locker for good. I hate blowing a true monster like that for a client. Dang net, I should of just bear hugged that dang thing.

Oh and Jody hand lined a nice chunk too. Lol (see pic)

Total fish: 32 (4 hrs)
Best 5: 33 and change
Kicker: 9-11 pictured below


Well, after pulling off a double booking (full day, then half day) and getting boat ready for tomorrow’s trip it’s just about time to turn in for the night. Fishing was very good today between the two trips. The full day trip saw a lot of very small fish, 0.5 lb to 1 lb stuff. We also had a few big fish as well. I caught one at 8 and a half, mike stroked a 6 and change, with randy pulling in a healthy 7, with a few 4’s and 5’s mixed in.

The half day afternoon trip was outstanding. No big fish, but only a handful of runts. 3-6 lbs was the norm and a lot of em.

All fish today came in water less than 15 ft and most cases under 10.

Full day trip stats:

Total fish: 46
Best 5: 32 and change
Kicker: my 8

Half day afternoon stats (3 hrs)

Total fish: 43
Best 5: 28 and change
Kicker: 6-11

Nearly a 100 fish day…. Falcon, gotta love it.

Also congrats to a good friend and sponsor.  Billy from scores the win in the guaranteed 3k lake view inn open. Not one but two tens weighed in.

Velano to dam to salado….

I need to buy stock in valero. We caught plenty of fish today in all types of depths and structure. There was one common theme…..small. Oddly enough once again the blade was far in away the best producer not just in numbers but size too. Silly. I have the same group tomorrow. We will give the blade a very large workload early and often again tomorrow.

Total fish: 40
Best 5: 25 lbs
Kicker: 7-8

A good time yet again…..

Took out clients from two days ago again, but only for a half day. We caught a mess of fish, but unlike yesterday we had the small fish at the dinner table. To my knowledge we didnt get one elite level bite. We stayed shallow and threw big falcon flukes at em all day. Most fish were in that 1-3 lb range. Matt did manage a 7-1 and a few 5’s. I caught one around 6 and half on a spinnerbait no less…. Lol. I have not caught a spinnerbait fish in over a year. Scott caught plenty on the blade as well.

Total fish: 23 (4 hrs)
Best 5: 28 and change
Kicker: 7-1 pictured

If the first half was a success…..

…..I really don’t have words to describe the afternoon session. Silly?, crazy?, remarkable?, insane? Just pick one….. Ah heck. The second half day was


We pulled into a ditch that was loaded and I do mean loaded. My clients crushed em up to 7-13. I actually got in the act as well with a “small” 8. And the pictured fish below. I don’t normally take pics of my fish with clients but they insisted and we all thought for sure it was a DD. It tipped in at 9 lbs and 13 oz though. Great fish and was the biggest fish that they had ever seen. Great group of fellas and they are already booking trips in the coming months.

Total fish: 21 (3 hrs)
Best five: 40 and change
Kicker: 9-13

1st half success……. 2nd half coming

Took a big group of fellas out today for a falcon lake guide experience. Most of the party only wanted to fish a few hours. (they own the falcon lake nursing home). I had another guide help me with this trip. We all had a great day catching around 40 fish between the two boats. Big fish was an 8-13. We caught several 6’s and a lot of good 3-5 lb chunks. We banged the wood today harder than Paul Bunyan himself. Gonna do an afternoon trip with two of the fellas that wanted some more action. Will have a second half report after we are done.

Total fish: ~40
Best 5: 32 and change
Kicker: 8-13 no pic taken on my phone :-/

Texas teacher schools fish….

Took out Scott and Matt for a falcon lake guide trip. Matt was the superstar today. He caught the kicker and the rest of our five fish sack. We cranked deep and then went deeper. We got beat up pretty good. Waves over the boat? Check. Walls spinning? Check. Having visions of titanic? Check. Advil? Check. What a great couple of fellas though and we will go back out for half a day Thursday and give em heck again, but can promise ya we will be targeting water less than 30 ft…. Lol.

Total fish: 16
Best 5: 29 and change
Kicker: 7-4

Temperature check

Went out today for two hours to check on some fish here on the north end. It didn’t take long for me to realize that, yes they are still there. I caught one pushing 7 and another just missing 10. (9-6). I only caught one dink, the rest were 4 pounds or better. Back to work tomorrow, the wind looks menacing. Gonna have to be creative with the game plan for sure.

Fathers day….

Well my day of being treated like a king is nearly over. Wait a sec….. my beautiful girls treat me like a king everyday. If I have said it once I’ll say it 1,000 more. I am blessed beyond reasonable explanation. Growing up I had a great father who always put me first. He set aside nearly every friend to go hunting, fishing, bowling, and practice countless hours of baseball with me. Both of my parents always put my interests first. I strive everyday to do the same by my family and kids. Thanks to those that have fished with me, support me through sponsorships, read this blog, follow me on twitter and read my posts on the texasfishingforum and bbc. To all you dads out there, happy fathers day and keep fighting the good fight. As a former educator and father of two our future depends on solid male influences.

God bless,


Another day, another personal best for client

Took Lisa, Chris, and Jackson for a falcon lake guide trip today. The morning bite started out fantastic with 5 fish boated including an 8-14 bucketmouth by Jackson. We also lost just as many and all fish were quality. After that first hour we had to put our hard hats on and go to work. Nothing came easy until the last hour of the trip. All heck broke loose and we boated a five lb’er every cast it seamed with me mixing in a 7. Lisa just missed her personal best today when she boated a beautiful 6 lb chunk. I am off the next two days, but will have a fathers day post tomorrow. I am blessed to still have my dad…. Can’t wait to get him back down here. Might give him a free trip for fathers day 🙂

Total fish: 21
Best 5: 32 lbs
Kicker: 8-14

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