Just got back from Sugar Lake. I had Ron and Dustin for day one and two and I had Jackson and Nick for day three and four. This was a very fun trip as they all knew each other and had a little tournament going on. the deal was who had the biggest five fish stringer when they fished with me. I did not fish a lick and that was just ok with me. My fish would have not counted and so I did not want to get in the way of this massive bet. It was close and very close and came right down to the wire. Ron and Dustin ended up with five that went 38 lb 3 oz , a pretty good stringer as most of you know. Well Jackson and Nick pull it of in the last hour to get a 38 lb 9 oz stringer . All the fish were weighed on my scale and no fibbing was allowed . To make it hard , Dustin caught a fish that was 6 and a half pounds that we took a picture of and he let here go before I had weighted her and there smallest fish in their five fish bag was a 5 lb 15 oz fish , they would have had 8 to 12 more ounces for their stringer had that had not happened and would have won the huge and I mean huge prize. I took a lot more pictures of a bunch of quality 6 to 7 pounders , but I put up enough for you to get the idea on how sweet Sugar is. We caught 100’s of fish. These guys were great and we had a great time.
Just back from Sugar Lake. Wally and I went down for a day and a half , so that I could do a little scouting . I have a bunch of trips starting Thursday and wanted to be a little more prepaired. Well , mission accomplished . I made myself fish most everything I did not already know was holding fish. This was the only way to find new and better things. If you go and do the same thing over and over again, you never learn. The first day we really struggled to get a big bite , catching only three fish over 6 pounds. Today it was a little different. We had a big sack and caught a bunch of big fish. I had several not pictured and Wally had a few more . Now I can catch 100 fish a day on Sugar , if that is what you want as a guide trip, but I am not geared that way. I want and will target big fish unless you want something less than that. I know it is different strokes for many folks. If you want to fish and catch a few big ones than give me a call. I have done my homework on Falcon and on Sugar and I am pretty sure I can get that done for you. I have been fishing these two lakes for over 40 years and I am still learning more and more about them every time I am on the water , that is still why I love to fish and put clients on fish. I will be at Sugar come Thursday for a four day gig. See you when I get back.
Just got back from two days on Sugar. I had just Scott the first day and Dal came down and fished the second day with us. These two guys just love to fish and are a blast to fish with. We caught a ton of fish both days. Sugar right now is just crazy on the numbers . There are a ton of big fish in the lake but there are billions and billions of small fish in there now . Right now it is about 20 little ones per big fish. However I did get a little more dialed in and on day two we caught a lot better quality fish. These two are really fired up about Sugar and have made plans to be back in June and July. I really look forward to adding them to my client list. I was to guide here on Falcon Sat but Luis is ill and had to reschedule . I did not mind as I need to give my nasty boat a detail. After have over 500 fish put thru it in Five days it is very nasty . I will return to Sugar come Monday and I can not wait.
Wow is all I can say. Nelson and I just hammered them today on Falcon. Nelson was my first trip on Falcon in several months. We just caught a ton of big quality fish. We did catch a few small ones early while I was looking a the lake trying to figure the new level out. I got out of the little fish and from about 10 am till we quit , we caught mostly fish 4 to 8 pounds . I lost one about 10 right at the boat after I had her whipped and was leading her to the net . Right now form what I have seen Falcon is really fishing great. We boated about 85 fish today and had a 34 pound stringer that should have been a lot bigger. We should have culled one of our 6 pounders with a 10 and . Our biggest today was a 8 lb 3 , but I think we had 35 fish out of the 85 over 5 pounds and a lot of 3 to 4 pounders. I will be at Sugar in the morning for thur and Friday and back on Falcon come Sat.
It is sure great to be posting a fishing report again. It has been a while since my last trip. I had Jared and Ryan the last two days on Sugar. The wind was a little tough on us, but we did manage. I was happy about all the actions as we boated about 200 fish in two days, but I was very disappointed in the over all quality per number of fish. An 8 lb 2 oz was our best fish of the trip and we did catch a few over 6 pounds , but most all of our fish were just fish. Catching 100 fish a day, does not make it a good trip when you are paying me to put you on big fish. I fished about 45 different spots in two days , just to try to get off the 1 pounders , but it did not matter where and how deep we went , the little bastards are everywhere. Like I said we fished about 45 spots and we caught fish on every single ones of them. from 3 foot to 22 foot deep. I did catch some nice fish on a crank bait and they did not really want to throw one. I guide here on Falcon tomorrow and then back to Sugar come Thurs and Friday.
It has been a while since I have posted . I have been busy here in Abilene . It is as green as I have seen it in a while around here , due to all the rain we have had the last month. My pond is full and the water is clear as bath tub water as you can see the picture of a bass on a bed. I have managed to put about 30 bass in the pond while I have been here. I did not get to do my dozer work before we got all the rain. I did however did the clean up and brush removal around the pond . When the water goes down this summer I will start on the enlargement project. I plan on doubling the size to about 4 ac. and make it a lot deeper. I am headed back to Zapata in the morning to get back to work. I start my trips on Monday on Sugar Lake and have pretty much a full slate of trips for May and June. I do however have a few dates open and will be happy to take you fishing on Falcon or Sugar . My schedule is up to date on this site if you want to know the open dates. May is the start of my favorite time to fish Falcon and Sugar . Both these lake are going to be good this year . Come get you some.
My pond here at the house is running over the spillway. The big rain came before I had time to do the dozer work. It will have to wait till the water goes down . I have really got the pond stocked just in time for the spawn. I have about 10 adult bass and yesterday I did a walk around and seen some on beds. I also stocked the pond yesterday with 6 pounds of live crawfish. Three months ago I stocked it with shinners and they have spawned and there fry are everywhere you look. I plan on having a class fishery right here in my front yard. Once I get all my dozer work done the pond will be about 4 ac . I also am going to make it a lot deeper. Lets talk about my Peacock trips for next year. I have one boat full and working an another boat . I still have some spots open and they are only $4395 per person. That is about $1000 cheaper than all other trips to Brazil. I is also the best you can go on for the bucks. We have a great boat , and crew and the best equipment as well. This trip is slated for the 14th of Jan thru the 21st . Now is the time to make plans. I am returning to Zapata on the 7th of May and plan on being there the rest of the month doing guide trips . I still have a few dates open if you want to smack some big bass get in touch with me.
Sitting here having a cup of coffee and watching it pour down again this morning. I have had 6 inches of rain this week and it is still raining. I had to cancel my dozer work that I had scheduled for Monday as my ponds are full and running over. I have planned out to do about 40 hours of dozer work and build a diversion dam and tie both the upper and lower pond together giving me about a 4 acre pond here at my house. I have stocked the upper pond with 20 Florida strain bass. Three months ago I stocked it with bait and they have spawned and the pond is just full of minnows. The upper pond is clear and I have seen bass on the beds , so it will not be long till this pond will be very well stocked . I just wish I could have got this dozer work done two weeks ago as with all this rain , the ponds would be tied together and full. But I am sure not going to gripe about the rain as it is very well needed. I took the day off yesterday and went to Coleman Lake again and it has caught 4 to 5 feet of water since last week and is still coming up. Looks like it is going to be full in a few days. I really had a good day , well I only fished 4 hours and caught 8 really nice fish including one that pushed about 6 pounds. I caught most of my fish with the blade , but the two big ones came off of docks flipping a creature bait. The upper end was too muddy to fish so I stayed on the lower end in the clean water . This lake is just full of quality fish and I look forward to spending time on it in the near future. I plan on getting to Hubbard Creek next as it is my favorite lake in this area and is catching some much needed water as I speek. I have another week or so up here in Abilene and then I will be back home to Zapata chasing bass on Falcon and Sugar, all next month. Sugar is on fire right now and I can not wait to get on that special lake . If you want to come , get in touch with me . I have some open dates in May to fill.
The projects just keep on coming here in Abilene. I finished the tree house for the grandkids as promised , then I notice the dock that was built in 1986 was in bad shape so I redid it as well. Today Sheretta got me in the house putting up a window treatment . I got to say it turned out nice. You ask me about fishing , well I did fit a few hours in Thursday, as the weather was so nice , I just had to go. I went and spent 5 hours on one of my old time favorite lakes Coleman. I caught 8 fish and lost 3 more . This lake is really a pretty lake and is full of good fish. I will be spending some time on it while I am up here in Abilene. The weather up here has not been very good and today it is really going to get rough with heavy wind and rain and some hail. Forecast for all next week calls for rain. I have decided to do some work on the old pond , as it needs to be dredged out . I am also going to increase the size as well and make it a whole lot bigger and deeper. I have already started stocking it and plan on having a world class fishing pond out my front door in the very near future. I am booking quit a few trips starting in May , but I do still have a few dates open , if you would like to fish Falcon or Sugar get in touch with me.
I am setting here this morning having my coffee , getting ready to go play golf with my friends. I have been hard at it. I have finished another house in the estate and have it rented out to a great couple. Also I have started to work on a tree house for the grand kids. Sheretta and I have been blessed with seven grandkids and , this was a promise to them back in December. Well it was time to get it done. They all have seen the progress over the last two day and they are all very excited. Today and tomorrow is golf days , so I will be back to work on it come Monday. I did take off from work Monday and went to one of my all time favorite lakes Coleman. I found the water temp to still be a little cool at 62 but I did find some fish and caught several. No real big ones yet, but they will be there soon. As most of you know I will be in Abilene till May and plan on taking trips nearly the whole month. If you want to go , get in touch with me as I still have a few dates open. May and June are big months for me and I plan on being on Falcon and Sugar most all the days in May and June. Also I have a few spots left to fill on my Jan 21 thru 28th Peacock trip. At only $4395 , you need to give it a try.