No doubt Mary. I just watched a rerun of the Skeeter Basschamps show. Does anyone ever watch that? It comes on VS. Anyway, they where fishing Falcon day 1 winner had 34lbs. Day 2 winner had over 37lbs. BTW, this tournament was held in JUNE not in the spring. Many lakes can throw up big weights when bass are on beds. But not many can in the dog days of summer like this.
Just simply amazing!!!!!
Look at this statement: This year's tournament set a record with an average weight over 3.9 Lbs. Hard to imagine a 4lb bass being the average weight fish.
:boing: I wanna go. I will go. Someday, maybe this fall. I've been on Amistad once around 1969 or 70 but the bass were not anything like that then. I think it was new then anyway. Good grief. Average 4#. That's nearly insane.
The sad thing is if they dont keep up with the management of those lakes, in a few years they will be just your average fisheries again. I've sadly seen it happen to too many lakes over the years. The most shocking one for me was Santee. Who would have thought that a 170,000 acre bass fishery could be as affected by over harvest and bad management as Santee has. I know people may argue and point their fingers at the last pro tournament there and the record it set but truthfully, that was nothing and that was set in the spawn. When the grass was on Santee and the fishery was healthier it was not uncommon to see 30+lb stringers on a regular basis no matter what time of year it was.
The saving grace is that those lakes in that link posted here are in Texas and texas doesnt take fishery management lightly.
I would vote for a Bassholes get together on Falcon or Amistad in a heart beat. In fact, I wanted to go in May but a friend of mine who was going to split costs with me just can't get away from work long enough to go I have a friend in NE Texas who was willing to pull his boat down for us as long as we paid the hotel and boats gas bill. We agreed just didn't work out I guess.
This tournament I posted was on Lake Falcon not Amistad. Not that it makes a whole heck of a llot of difference. They are seperated by 233 miles based on what I see on a map. But either one is fabulous. I found out that Falcon fluctuates more because Texas and Mexico pull more water out of it. Right now it is 27' low approx. Amistad has an underwater spring that dfeeds the lake so it is not as low. I think that lake is more clear also? I know Amistad has hydrilla in it I am not sure if Falcon does?
Yep, one of these days Del Rio or Zapata might be my home :thumbup01: