Jeremy Starks lands another Falcon giant. Photo by Jim Gilbert.
Looks like your typical fishing tournament. All the guys were complaining at registration last night saying that they weren't going to catch them. And right now my phone is being lit up by all the anglers' Marshals with pictures of 5- to 8-pound fish. Falcon may not be what it was, but its certainly no Sabine. What will be interesting to see is if these early fish on Day One are coming off beds. Several guys did say they had a few spawners found, but that for the most part it's going to be a postspawn deal.
Elites hit the water for the first day of the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam.
Hank Cherry has a 5-pounder in the boat already, but he's, in his words, "Killing time until the sun comes out and I go to the trees." Cherry had five bites on the first day of practice, two of which he landed — a 10 1/2-pounder and a 7. "Those three others ran off into the trees," Cherry said. "I don't know what they were — bass, catfish, alligator gar — but it was something."
Kelly Jaye's first fish looks to be about 7 pounds.
Well, that sure didn't take long. Want to know the kind of fish Falcon Lake can offer? How about Jeremy Starks, with what can be an 8-pounder in the boat? And looks like Jason Christie has a mule already, too. And those catches, B.A.S.S. fans, almost certainly happened in their first 30 minutes of fishing. Hang on friends! Things are sure to continue heating up for the "hog hunters" down here on the Texas/Mexico border.
Matt Greenblatt didn't have to burn much gas to catch his first fish of the day. He went straight across from the takeoff spot and put a keeper in the boat. "It's not a giant, but why burn all that gas?" he said.
Two things were certain Thursday morning during the take-off of the first day of the 2013 Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam.
The action is starting early on Day One at Falcon Lake.