Weather: Clear skies, no wind, T-80s
Moon Phase: 62% Moon
Location: Falcon Lake, Texas
Bait: Texas rigged plastics (flukes, senkos, lizards)
Who Went: Rick, John, Hunt and his family, Me
Sunday - We launched the boat about 30 miles south of where we were staying down near the dam on Falcon Lake.
Monday - More of the same and Billy joined us again for the day. Rick landed the biggest fish of the trip with this 7 lb 10 oz beast!
We were all excited about the fish, but again Billy was not impressed! John and I both landed fish in the 5-6 pound range, but never did put anything in the boat over 6.
The best part of fishing on Billy’s boat was the banter back and forth between him and us (mostly John). He made fun of our flimsy Utah rods and tackle the entire time. Even went as far as making fun of the way we netted our fish! Then when John told him he would rather catch an Alligator Gar over a 10 pound bass, Billy about lost it! It was fun giving Billy a hard time and receiving it back 10 fold, but I think by the end John was at his wits end. All in all I thought it was nice to have a local to show us the ropes and some of the best areas to fish. I learned a lot, and fishing deep water structure is something I’m not used to, so I felt like it helped me add one more technique to my repertoire for bass fishing. Thanks Billy! We were laughing as we looked at pictures of the trip and found the one below. It pretty much sums up Billy and John’s relationship. Billy just couldn't quite figure out the Bobber!
John just wandered through Diffee’s fifth wheel (yes he lives in a fifth wheel) and found his bed. Only the bobber! I zonked on Diffee’s couch.
We decided not to stay the night in Zapata and hit the road for Austin around 9 p.m. Got to Hunt’s house at 2 a.m. and hit the sack. Flew out the next morning and were in Utah by late afternoon. This was definitely a different trip than what Rick, John, and I are used to. Usually we fish from sun up until sundown and well into dark, then crash, wake up, and do it all over again. This trip we were a little more relaxed and enjoyed just hanging out. We still did plenty of fishing, but chilled a little more than usual. It was probably the most fun out of state trip I’ve ever been on and we are already talking about where to go next. Until then, it’s back to winter and ice fishing in Utah.
Falcon wasn't the prettiest lake I've ever been to, but it did have its moments, and the sunsets were killer. Below are more pictures of the trip and all our scenery pictures…