Archive for February, 2019

Feb 25, 2019

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Well as I said . Sheretta and I were going to go out and do a little Crappie fishing. We got into them to say the least. The Boy went along , as he is just getting into fishing. He learned what was going on right off the batt, and he wore his little tail out today, as you can see by the picture. I have installed the new Panoptics Livescope on my boat. This thing is so good, at time it is unbelievable. We caught 20 slab crappie in just a couple of hours. The cool thing is that I saw everyone of them before we caught them and watched most of the eat the jig. I am still learning how to fine tune it , but on auto it is just pretty darn good. Next trip out we are going to go after the bass , We have plenty of fish in the box for now.

Feb 24, 2019

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Well the first Bass Champs is in the books. Jan on Amistad was canceled due to weather . This one was not much better wind wise, but it was what it was. North wind was predicted up to 30 MPH, but I do not think it got over 20 and it kinda laid about 1:30 so it made the run in better for some. Kenneth and I had to abandon our plan and resort to just go fishing and grind it out in some protected area.  We did not burn $5 worth of gas. We caught plenty of fish the problem all of them were just cookie cutter 4 pounders and we ended up with 19.23 for our best 5. That was good enough for 15th and a check. It took 34 and change to win and congrats to the winners. A good buddy of mine from Abilene got 2nd and big fish with 26 plus and a 10 lber for big bass and he also got the skeeter bonus of $3500. So they took a load of cash back to Abilene with them. There was a 151 teams fished this one and I am already planning to head to Amistad to get ready for the next one. Damn it sure is nice to have a boat again. Sheretta and I plan on staying here in Zapata for a few more days and chase the crappie around a little and maybe a bass or to. I will let you know how we do.

Feb 18 2019

Monday, February 18th, 2019

I just finished fishing a week on my old stomping grounds Falcon Lake. It was a up and down week as well . We saw 72 degree water when we started and two days later it was 59, and than back up to about 66 to 68 where we were fishing. The boat Tim and I bought ,worked to perfection and the electronics were just off the chart. This new Garmin Panoptics Livescope is everything advertised and then some. Tim is a friend of mine in Abilene that I play golf with and he wanted to learn more about fishing , especially bass fishing. So I told him we had to have a big bass boat to fish Falcon and Amistad. So we got a boat and here we are. As you can tell by the pictures , We caught a few nice fish and a bunch of big ass crappie. The crappie came on the two days that the water temp was low. I want to thank all of you that have contacted me about Guide Trips. I would love to take you out , but I am just not ready. First of all I do not really like to guide during Feb during the spawn, because the fish are just to unpredictable with the weather and the crowds that arrive here every year in Feb. I do plan on Guiding some , but only when I am on the and they are set on a deeper pattern. I have had a bunch of  you wanting to go, but as my regular clients always knew. Do not book a trip till May , June, July, Aug and Sept . If you want a better chance at catching a good number of big fish. That is when I will guide. Both Falcon and Amistad and Hubbard Creek. I will be off the water all week as I will Fish Bass Champs come Sat. with Kenneth.