Archive for February, 2011

Feb 28, 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Took out Dan and Pete today. February is in the books and hope it blew out today as the wind just kicked my butt today. I nearly ran out of battery today. We did not catch a bunch of fish today but we sure had some quality fish. 8 lb 10 oz the biggest but we had another 7 pounder and several six pounders I caught some nice fish that are not pictured. I think we had about twenty fish today and none under 4 pounds. We stayed deeper today the only thing is the bite was had to detect. Both Don and Pete had on some big fish they just did not land them.

Feb 26, 2011

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Out with Less and Mike this was their last day of three. We went south again because we did so well down there yesterday. It was a little winder so we stayed in the protected pockets most of the day. Less got on another monster and it came off at the boat while Mike was trying to grab her. He redeamed himself after that catching a 10 lb 7 oz another personal best . He broke it three time while he was here but it should have been five times. Mike got a nice fish as well a 7 lb 9 oz. We boated 29 fish today. I lost a pig as well I got her out and up but my hook twisted straight out and she came off at the top of the water. We left our shallow bite about 1 pm and went deep but that did not work for us today. We would have caught more if we had stayed where we were at because we left the fish biting, but hindsight .

Feb 25, 2011

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Took out Less and Mike again today and we headed South. On our first stop I set them up on a hole and they caught twelve Mike had seven and Less caught five. and all of them were over five pounds including Less’s personal best a 7 lb 4 oz. He would better that personal best later with a 9 lb 4 oz post spawn fish. I give them a 12 fish head start as we began to have a contest. Mike caught 18 Less caught 17 and I caught 15. I damn near caught up but the spot I give up on the first hole got me. As you can see we caught the hell out of them today and what was good most all of our fish were over five pounds today we caught 50 fish today and 40 of them were over five pounds and at least twenty were over 6 pounds. I have already been ask what depth and I will tell you the truth from 1 foot to 30 foot. We did have to make an adjustment on presentation but it began to pay off big time. Mike at one time had three for three cast an 8 lb 4 oz a 7 lb and a 6 lb 5 oz. It was crazy out there today.

Feb 24, 2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Took out Less and Mike today. I knew the north wind was going to hit so I put in north and stayed in the river today. We started out good and on some quality fish deep. We stayed on that pattern till after lunch and then we had to go shallow and flip the stuff. Mike caught his personal best a 10 lb 3 oz and some other good fish . Less had just lost a big fish just befor Mike caught his 10 pounder. Less set the hook and said man this is a big fish about that time she broke him off. The fish came up and jumped out of the water just in front of the boat with the bait still in her mouth and Mike and I got a great look at her. She was a bit bigger than the 10 pounder we had just weighted. This fish was in the 13 to 15 class of a fish . Less was sick for a while after that. We had several 5 to 7 pounders also today. I caught 4 nice fish on a crank bait and just loved it. I also caught 3, 5 pounders on a spinner bait if you can believe I threw one. We did not just hammer numbers of fish but we caught a bigger quality fishing deeper.

Feb 22, 2011

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

This spawn has been beating me up so I was complaining to Buster about it and as you can see he was really listening to me. He did not even want to get up with me. I took out Ken and Greg today and as I have been doing for the last week is we hit the stuff and went to work on the spawners. We were catching a few and seeing alot more and they just was not interested much as to what we were offering. After about three hours or so of this and catching 2 to 4 pounders I said bull shit and told Ken and Greg we were going to try deep for a little while and if we did not do good we could always go back to the dink fest. Well my first two spots did not produce a bite but my next two we hit the mother load. We started catching some quality fish including this 11 lb 8 oz brute that Greg caught and yes it was his personal best and she was 26 ” by 20.5″ and he is going to get a replica made. Speaking of replicas My lake record will be at Falcon Lake Tackle tomorrow so if you are in town go by and see here she is a beast and just a beautiful fish.

Feb 21, 2011

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Did not go out Sat and Sun I had some boat issues. I got them fixed and went out Monday. I took out Gary today and the weather was nice so I went main lake on the Mex side. For some reason the back water there was off colored and we got bit but not as much as it has been. I found some 74 degree water but it was the color was off. We did make a move more north and found some clear water and found some fish but it was getting late and we headed back. All in all it was slow for me. We caught about 20 and had only a couple of quality fish.

Feb 18, 2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Took out Brad and Chad today . Back in the stuff we went. We got back in some nasty stuff and the fish were in there by the numbers. At time we had to clean the boat out to keep fishing. We caught a bunch of fish and had some good ones mixed in . It looks like a ton of people have came down to fish and they hit a good week because it is warm and the water temp is good. I sure will be glad when this spawn get over and I can get back out deep. This is about to ware me out LOL.

Feb 17, 2011

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Took out Darrell and Abe today. We did not even mess with a deep bite today. They told me they could flip so we hit the brush. We juist hammered and hammered the fish today catching over 60 fish and a few good ones as well. I had enough wood in my boat to make a big fire. These fish are on the bank and I mean you cannot get shallow enough. We all ran out of plastics and started using anything we could find and it did not matter.

Feb 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Took out Mike and Wanda again today. We fished the river due to the wind. I started out on some of my deep stuff but as expected we had to go shallow to get bit. We caught a few nice fish but most were bucks. The water temp is going up nice and with the full moon as well I guess I will stay shallow for the next few days. I am ready for these fish to get this spawn over with so I can get deep on them again.

Feb 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Took out Mike and his wife Wanda today. We tried to get the deep bite but only caught a few, so on to the flipping bite we went. We started catching them but as most of the time they were bucks. Wanda had the best one on that we saw about a 7 pounder but it got the best of her and came off. The big females are far and few between latley as I do not think they got eating on their minds right now. I did find some 64 degree water ant that is where we caught most of our fish. Do not get me wrong I love to flip but it is not the best way to guide because most people I take out have not done it and Well you know what happens. We caught about 20 or so and then I went out deep again but we did not get on them just a few and some bites that we did not connect on. I have them again tomorrow and I hope we get a deeper bite and can keep Mike and Wanda out of the brush.