Archive for August, 2014

Aug 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Aug 23, 2014

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Aug 23 001 Aug 23 002Out with Tim and Smitty again today. We hoped for a little less wind today and we finally got that after lunch today. We fished hard for several hours and caught fish , but all on the small size. Finally late in the day after the wind had let up . I pulled up on a main lake point and , BAM they had back to back doubles and Smitty with another personal best. They whack on them for a while catching several. After that slowed down , I hit another point and we caught about 5 more on it. they boated about 20 fish today. I really enjoyed fishing with these two and I always like it when I introduce someone new to the sport. I think Smitty really liked bass fishing.

Aug 22, 2014

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Aug 22 001 Aug 22 002 Aug 22 003 Aug 22 004 Aug 22 005 Aug 22 006Wow I worked on Falcon today for a change. I took out Tim and Smitty today. Tim has been here before , but Smitty had not. In fact Smitty had never caught a bass before. Well it did not take him very long as he was putting up personal best after personal best. The wind was not helping today as it was very brutal out there today. We hung in there and my new batteries got a good test today and they held up , no problem. We boated 18 fish today and lost several more . I have them again tomorrow and hope to get a little breck with this wind.

Aug 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

I spent the day working on My boat . I  pulled out all the batteries and changed over to a lot bigger batteries. I have been running out of batteries the last few times when I have fished out in the wind. This will not happen again. The set up I have on my  boat will allow me to fish out in open water with 30 plus MPH wind no problem. I am now running 5 batteries on my system to assure that I will have the power to stay out all day in the wind. Tomorrow I plan on cleaning up and servicing my boat. Looking at my schedule , I am full for the rest of Aug , but Sept is wide open. Sugar or Falcon is fishing good . Sugar is better on the bigger fish average. This is a great time to come fish either lake. Usually it is hot and not to much wind ,unlike what I just dealt with the last couple of days. Give me a call or contact me on this site and lets go fishing, while it is hot and good.

Aug 18, 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Aug 18 001 Aug 18 002 Aug 18 003 Aug 18 004 Aug 18 005 Aug 18 006Took out Brett and Ryan the last two days . We quit early today and blew off tomorrow due to the wind. We braved it on day one and boated only 14 fish for our efforts. Today we braved it out there again and had 22 today . I had no trolling motor by 1 pm both days. We caught a few good ones . The wind forecast for the next few days looks bad , so I think I will stay ashore and do some boat service and honey do’s . I felt bad for these two to hit such crappy conditions . We will make up for it next time.

Aug 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

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Aug 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Aug 12 001 Aug 12 002Took out Eric and Kipp today. We got off to a late start as I wanted them to crank a little early. Kipp got his personal best a 6 lb 8 oz . But after that only a couple of little ones . Eric did catch one a little over 3 pounds on the crank. We hit the texas rig next and it was on as they had a double on our first stop. Now this was only a 4 hour trip and I felt a little rushed but we did the run and gun thing all the way from the dam to the tigers and back. They caught about 15 fish and lost about that many more. Typical Falcon Trip n, bunch of rats and one or two nice fish. I here Sugar Lake calling my name. I will be off tomorrow and to Sugar Thursday.

Aug 11, 2014

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Glad to finally get back home. It has been a trying ten days off. Billy and I just flat out got our butts kicked on Amistad. We had a very good practice day Thursday . We located several groups of fish on Thursday, even though they were small , at least we thought we could get a limit of small fish. A limit of small ones would go a long way in this tournament. Friday we practice all day deep and had no luck at all. I boated one fish on Friday and pulled the hook away from another . This was all I think I had all day. Billy might have had a couple of bites as well. So the first day of the tournament we decided to go to our shallow small fish and get a limit. Billy got back to back bites and I loose a weigher at the boat. after that first 5 min on our starting spot we did not get another bite. We move around too all the spots where we caught them Thursday and we got a few bites but nothing like it was Thursday. Billy finally put two weighers in the boat and that would be the only fish we weighed in in the tournament. I had not been on Amistad in several years and I have never seen it this low. It is really sad to say the least that this lake is in this kinda shape and the fishing is so tough. Ray Hanselman won the tournament blowing everyone away. He has guided on Amistad for a bunch of years and had it figured out I thinks he won by over 12 pounds . Other than him , it was a struggle for most of us. When it rains It pours . I rush back last night because I was to have a trip Monday, Tuesday, and Wed on Falcon. Guess what , NO SHOW . People just do not understand or care.