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.
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.
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
Hit the water today on my day off with Tlcbaits.com’s Billy Tompkins. We only fished for two hours and did more shooting the bull and talking business than actually fishing. Billy has some very interesting things up his sleeve and I am very pumped to be on the ground floor. We are working very hard to develop a color that will be called “10 lbs or bust” which is my posting handle on bassboatcentral..com and texasfishingforum.com. The ETA for this color should be in the Fall. Stay tuned.
See you on the water…..
Took out brad, Jim and 8 yr old Waylan for a falcon lake guide trip. We started the day cranking and boating several 1-2 lb fish. Then Jim hooked scary fish #1 of the day. After a short fight the bucketmouth beast won and won convincingly, no split decision here….. Broke line as it jumped 10 ft from the boat. Next up was Waylon. He was cranking in his 6xd catching a fish there and fish here when scary fish #2 decided to play. Waylan did an awesome job fighting this walrus, but in the end the 12 lb fluoro was no match with a cinched down drag. Snap. Jim was up again and he fought a tank and lost…. Line? No. Hook? Yes, as in snapped in half. I had to apologize to these gents and tell them that I have been on the worst run with getting elite level fish to the scales. Well the bad luck ended around 1 and we stroked some dang nice fish including Waylan’s 9-13 that he caught on a Criged brush hog in 27 ft of water.
Total fish: 21
Best five: 32 lbs
Kicker: Waylan’s 9-13
…….Another pretty tough bite by falcon standards. We fished deep all day and once again were limited to where we could run. When we did get bit they were decent fish. Not a lot of 1-2 pounders….. Most were between 3-5 lbs. We had 4 gigantic fish on and 2 of those within a foot of being netted. 0-4….. The baseball hall of fame won’t be calling anytime soon. Lol. We have been on a tough run of late with not getting some truly monstrous fish to the scales. Sooner or later the pendulum will swing back. My clients today were again return customers, man that’s cool. Great guys and I’m sure I will be seeing them again soon.
Total fish: 17
Best 5: 25 and change
Kicker: 6-14 pictured
Took out Laura and Danny for a falcon lake bass trip today. This couple can be described in one word. Fun. The fish did not bite today plain and simple. I felt awful that I was not able to move around to some of my better main lake areas, as the wind was just too strong to run and gun. We ran to tigers and hunkered down. Seeeeeelow…. We did manage a 9 lb’er, 2 heavy 6’s, 3 5’s and several other 1-3 lbers. Danny got falcon’ed’ twice today. The one was a real heartbreaker. Typical monster crankbait bass that flops out of the water several times and each time you hold your breath as she shakes her bucket mouth. This one though came unbuttoned right at the boat pulling down and away. Laura did get her personal best today tipping the scales at 6 pounds and 11 oz! I look forward to seeing them again in the not so distant future.
Total fish: 17
Best 5: 32 lbs
Kicker: 9 lbs (unfortunately it was caught by me)
Got the chance to take out 2 clients today that had about 70 years of falcon memories combined. Yes it was a fun day listening to the falcon history channel. We got on a pile of fish with most between 3-5 lbs. Wind was much stiffer than what was called for and it really limited us to a few spots, but those spots were loaded up luckily and we called it a day at 11 o’clock.
Total fish: 33 fish
Best 5: 27 lbs and change
Kicker: 7.3 lb’er pictured
Check out the chunk in the tree.
Today we fished deep and stayed deep until the very end of the day. Our bites as a whole were not nearly as big as yesterdays. Our first 14 fish were in the 0.25 – 3 lb range. After that our quality got pretty dang good. Karl landed a loooooooong PB of 8-9 for our best today. Karl didn’t waste much time getting one bigger to the boat and when I say boat I mean 2 feet from the net. We didn’t get to hang her on the scales though. Karl fought the fish like a champ, but somehow she was able to free herself of that 6/0 hook.
Total fish: around 40
Best 5: 34 and change
Kicker: Karl’s 8-9 personal best