Saturday, February 28, 2015

Falcon Lake tough as Nails and miserable weather

We had a front move in yesterday and I will tell you it shut down the fishing.  I am sure someone caught them today, but it wasn't us.  Jim and Josh knew today was going to be a challenge and it was.  We started the day off with a few bites and one dink on a spinnerbait.  We moved around trying different area and different baits.  In the end we had a whopping total of 3 fish.  I did managed to catch this 7.5 pounder while fixing my reel handle.  Can you say deadstick?  Two of the fish came when the bait sat for longer than a minute.

When we got back from fishing the highlight of the day was the inch and a half Rib-eyes imported from Houston we grilled.  We had a great time on and off the water even though the fishing was less than stellar.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Good times at Falcon Lake over the past few days

This past weekend  Basschamps was in town and I stayed pretty busy.  The lodge was filled with longtime customers and friends.  We had a good time and some of my customers performed well during the tournament.  Congratulations goes out to Wes on his 6th place finish and CJ and Evan with their 15th place finish,  The heart breaker was Jake and Rob from Dallas had the 5th place weight, but broke down on the way back to the scales and ended up 30 minutes late.  Bruce and his son Bryan were limited due to the weather, but Bruce did manage to catch his new PB. 

We just got hit with another cold front Sunday it was 85 Monday 45 with a stiff north wind.  I am going to go out today and see exactly what that cold snap did to my fish. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Falcon Lake 2-20 Gary and Lupe

Fished today with Gary and Lupe for half a day.  The fishing was pretty tough, but if you slow down and fish the right stuff you will catch fish.  The spinner bait bite was not on today so out came the plastics and we caught fish.  I will tell you that you need to be throwing your bait right in the middle of the nastiest retamas you can find in 2-6 foot of water.  The green pumpkin magic lizard has still be the go to bait.  Today we caught about 15 fish, but we had many more bites that we didn't connect with.  Today is basschamps and I have a feeling it's going to be good.  The tournament will be won in a creek or a spawning flat and I expect to see a huge fish caught again this year. If you head down to Falcon you better have a white spinnerbait, Chatterbait, and a soft plastic tied on.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Falcon Lake fishing report 2-18 Scouting and burning through plastics

Went out with a good buddy today and did some scouting.  We launched south and fished from Tigers to the Dam.  We burnt through about 5 bags of plastics all for fish no bigger than 3 pounds.  I think the scouting we did will pay off over the next two weeks.  I am looking forward to the next few weeks because I believe we are going to see some giants come out of Falcon Lake.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Jeff and Randy conquer Falcon Lake

I had the pleasure of fishing with Jeff and Randy the past two days and I can tell you they will have bruises on their stomachs.  We caught the hell out of fish yesterday 48 to be exact, now many of them were piss ants, but we had quite a few 4s and 5s.  This was their first fishing of 2015 and they started it off right. Today we decided to go for a big bite before the weather busted loose.  We managed to catch about 15 fish.  Jeff put the biggest in the boat today.  Randy and I both had our asses handed to us.  My fish would not cooperate and decided she liked trees better than pictures.  Randy's 20 lb invisx was no match for his fish.  We got off the water when the North blew in and called it a day. 

On a side note Falcon Lake now has a new piece of structure in her.  My damn cell phone!!!  So if you need to call or text me I should have my new phone up and running by the end of today

good luck to all my Basschamp's clients this weekend.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Falcon Lake highs and lows

The fishing over the last 6 days has been good to some people and mean as a hornet's nest.  I have been taking out Basschamps guys so I haven't been reporting per their wishes.  I will say we have had days where we catch 10 fish and see lots of water and days where we 35 fish.  We have put together 25 pound stringers and 10 pound stringers. Our big fish landed was 7.5 and we have many quality fish in the 4-7 pounds range.  I can't tell you how many rats we have caught, but I will tell you the bigger bite is the same as a rat until you set the hook.  I have really enjoyed the guys that I have fished with over the last 6 days and look forward to out next adventures in Zapata.

On that note if you are planning to come to Zapata and are in need of lodging that offers covered boat parking, awesome views of the water, grills, and all the comforts of a home check my schedule  and see if we can make something work.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lake Falcon weather turns nasty, but we still managed to have a good time.

Andre and his Dad Earl came down from Louisiana.  The spend a lot of time fishing the basin and they were excited to fish Falcon Lake for the first time.  They had the two worst weather days in the past 20 to fish, but we still managed to catch fish.  We caught about 20 ( missed about 10) the first day with a 30 degree drop in the temperature, Our biggest went about seven pounds.  The second day we fished half a day and managed 14 fish.  The water temp was 66 degrees 3 days ago, today it was 55 so we were pretty proud of the 14 fish we caught under the conditions.  Earl was throwing a spinner bait and managed to catch our biggest fish today.  He also lost the one that would have went to the scales, instead he got to watch a Falcon monster display her aerial acrobatics and her desire to sling that spinner bait back at him.  I really enjoyed these two and they are already talking about bringing a group down in the future.  I am pumped because next time they will be bringing the black iron skillet and the Gumbo pot. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Falcon Lake was on fire today

Fished today with my brother as it was his birthday weekend and he chose to come fish Falcon. All I will say is that we whacked them. We had an absolute blast. My brother went out John Elway style his last cast was a 7 pounder. We quit fishing at 1230 so he could head back to San Antonio. This was some of the best fishing we have shared together on the boat in a long time. Our best 5 37 pounds and if we landed 3 of the ones that got away it would have easily been a 40 pound day with 2 possible DD's. Stayed tuned as I have clients for the next 5 days and you should see some very nice fish.  

If you are thinking about heading to Falcon now is the time.  I have some opening in February and would love to take you fishing.