Took out Wayne and Sherman today. We started up shallow and never had a bite for about three hours. I decided to go out and try the deeper bite and bam Wayne connected right off the bat. Now we did not just hammer the fish , in fact it was a slow bite , but we did catch a few nice ones. I think this is going to be the beginning of the outside bite coming around. I know of a couple other guides that caught a few deep today as well. One thing for sure is that I am ready to get out of the shallows for a while. I will be fishing mostly deeper from now on until something changes. The bite out there is just a better quality bite. The biggest fish today was caught on a deep crank. Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Off again today. Looks like we are going to heat up a little starting today, and the weather looks good for the next few days as well. I will be back to work Thursday and look forward to it. This year is sure being a difficult one for everybody to figure out. Falcon is fishing tough , but there are several reasons for this. First the weather this year has been an extreme cold one for sure with our water temp at one time reaching 49 degrees . I have only seen this number twice on Falcon since 1971 . If you look back to last spring the fishing was a lot better, but the fish were way more assessable , as we did not have the cove in the lake like we do this year. Now do I think Falcon has the numbers in it that we did in 2011 and 2012. Hell no, but we still have plenty. Lets look at last Feb and March , First of all we were lower and they were dropping this lake like a rock and the fish were more on the edges , making it a lot eaiser to get to the fish. This year starting in Sept we coming up like crazy from over 40 foot low and flooding all the new growth of brush and weeds and grass from our wettest summer in a while. When this happened the fish left the structure and hit the shallows . Come Oct if you were not up shallow throwing a Spinner Bait or flipping shallow , you were not catching fish. The fishing was good. Now here is something that I can not remember ever seeing on Falcon . this Lake has continued to climb up inch by inch since Oct and is still inching up as I writhe this. Jan and Feb is a time that this lake always starts to drop and that is what is so different this year. Last year the dropped this lake somewhere around 15 foot From Jan thru March, which pulled all these fish out on structure and on the edges. Last year we did not have a good survival rate on the new hatch and therefore we do not have the numbers of small bass in this lake. This year will be a different story and the fingerlings will have a better chance to survive , making it better in the future . We still have plenty of fish , and if you have been here and looked at the mass of cover they have to hide in, it can be overwhelming , there are a lot of places on this lake that a boat can get to. There were ton and tons of Crappie caught last year on this lake and nobody can catch them this year , Guess where all of them are at as well. Falcon will get a lot better than most people think as soon as this spawn is over and the lake starts to drop as well and when it does you will want to be here. Now I want to talk about Fishing Reports on this Lake. There are several Guides or Tackle Shop owners post fishing reports on a regular basics . I for one read them all. In my opinion , there is only two that I fill are a true fishing report . and That is My Report and Jay’s Report. We both post every day we are on the water and most days , like today when we are not. That is why we call our Report a Fishing Report. It is not a Catching Report to only let you know on the days We catch them. Some people think when we post a bad report that it hurts our business, Well I think I can Speak for Jay and I about this . If either one of us goes out and bust our ass and have a bad day and it keeps you from booking a trip on Falcon or with us that so be it . I think it is Jay and My job as guides to tell you like it is and not blow smoke up your , you know what . We both are dedicated to this lake and its well being and want you to come knowing what to expect and most of the time will deliver for you.
Looks like I will be taking off the next three days. This is a nasty front and by the way it looks I will not be back on the water till Thursday. This kind of weather, makes me want to go back to Brazil , Peacock Bass Fishing. It is always warm there. Speaking of the Peacock Bass Trip . I am hosting two trips next year . Jan 2 thru 10 and Jan 9 thru 17. We have the first trip full and are working on the second trip and it is filling up fast . We do however have some spots left. We plan on having everything set by the end of this month, so we can book all the flights and get the best rates. This is a trip of a lifetime , so do not miss out . For more info on the outfit that we are using , you can click on the link at the bottom of my main page . Amazon River Adventures. or give me a call , or email me your address and I can send you a brochure .
Well I had the day off . With a look at the weather coming in tonight I might have the next couple of days off as well. This front that is coming looks to be a nasty one. The fish really have not been on the bite the last two days , but they just might bite today with it hitting 90 degrees just before the nasty front hits. Just a reminder about the Peacock Bass Fishing Trip to Brazil. If you are wanting to go , you need to get in touch with me. We plan to have both trips full by the end of this month. The reason to get this trip booked early is to be able to get a good price on airfare. The trip dates are Jan 3 thru 9 and 10 thru 16. It is a trip of a lifetime and the best offered on the Amazon.
Took out Dewayne and Rex today. These two are from my old home town of Abilene, Tx. I have known them for a long time and have fished with Rex several times. Today was just another grind day on Falcon. I started us out right off the bat with a nice five pounder on the blade. That was the only blade bite we got. We went to the plastics and did not do well with them either . We tried a little of everything , but these fish would not eat for us today. We boated just 4 fish today and had about that many more bites. Falcon can really bite you right now. I was catching some nice fish before this last little front , and I did not expect it to change anything, but it did.
I took out Mike and George again today. After yesterday and a fair day in the nasty weather , I thought we were going to whack them today. Well I was wrong, Falcon kicked our butts today. We had Five bites all day , one really big one that George broke off and one 4 pounder that he put in the boat. That’s It , we had a one fish day. I do not know if my fish have moved or they just did not bite today. We even went out deep and checked some of that today. I will be back at it tomorrow and hope to find something going on.
Took out Mike and George today. It was a little nippy today, but I did not think it was going to change much of what the fish were doing. Mike got us started in a big way with his first ever Falcon Lake bass that hit the scale at 8 lb 5 oz. I thought that it was going to be like my last couple of trips . Well we caught plenty of fish , but never could get another big fish. George did break a big one off. Other that that we did not get a big bite the rest of the day. We did catch several 3 to 4 pounders , witch keep us focused . I have them again tomorrow and hope to have a better big fish day.
Well I got the day off due to a weather postpone. David and Ross made the right choice to stay off the water today and I will take them Sun as they are going to hang around to go out with me . I seem to have a little something figured out on what the quality fish are doing and I really do not think this front will affect them , or I at least hope it does not. Falcon lake is still coming up a little each day and that is really odd this time of year , as they start to pull water. I been here a long time and this is really a different pattern for this time of year. In my opinion I think this will hang up the post spawn fish as they will not want to come out of the cover. The off shore post spawn will not be as good on structure until we start to drop. As long as we are moving up in level the fish will stay up. In this case I am still targeting mostly post spawn females in a few spawners very close to the same areas. Most of our big fish form the past couple of days have been post spawn.
Took out Charles and Randy again today. We were going to have to work to do as good as we did yesterday. Well Work we did as it was a grind all day long. We did not catch as many fish as yesterday but man when we go a bite it was a good one. We fished pretty clean today, but Randy really lost a fish today that he had all up and around the boat. I had to man the trolling motor so Charles was trying to land her . She jumped up beside the boat and broke his line . If we had used a net we would have got her. She was just like the other three big ones we caught. We had three over 8 pounds today and two more in the 5 pound range to make us with about 35 pounds for our best five. A little later in the day Randy and I both lost the same fish or there were two 8 pounders in the same place, she kicked both or butts. 40 pounds alluded use again today, but damn these fish are tough when they are in the bushes.
Well I was back to work after having the weekend off. I went out and did some much needed scouting Sun . and It really paid off today. I had Randy and Charles today and we really smacked the fish today and some big ones . Charles had the biggest with a 9 lb 3 oz and followed it up with a 8 lb 4 oz , not far behind was Randy with a 8 lb 7 oz . He also had a 6 lb 10 oz and our smallest in the bag was 5 lb even. That makes a 37 lb 8 oz best five. Now we should have destroyed 40 pounds as we broke off three more big ones , anyone of them would have put us over the 40 pound mark , which is damn had to get on Falcon right now. We caught a bunch of quality 3 to 4 pounders as well. The big one came on the blade , but the rest came on plastics. I have them again tomorrow . If you are wondering about the picture of us three all holding a fish. The picture was taken by a friend of mine. We had a boat move in on us and we caught these three fish in about a five min span and I did not want to weight them and take a picture while they were intruding so I put them in the well for about 30 min until all was clear. We put them back where we caught them as they were not more than 10 yards apart.