Wow did Falcon Save my @ss on this three day trip. I had Gary and Floyd , regular Sugar Lake clients book me for three days on Sugar . Sunday and Monday The weather was great and we just could not catch a fish on Sugar. This lake is catching a massive amount of water and is flowing over the spillway. and it has the whole lake from top to bottom messed up. After the two days and only a handful of fish to show for our hard work, I told them that we could do better on Falcon and lets do the last day there. Well that is what we did and then I pick them up and the North wind is just howling. I ask them if they wanted to go and they were up for it. That was a good move as we just whacked the fish today , boating 48. Now we did not have any big girls , but we caught some nice fish . Floyd was on fire as he boated 23 of them. We did not travel far form the county ramp and from the looks of things we were the only boat on the water. These two guys , just flat out love to fish and have had some great trips with me on Sugar lake , but they worked their butts off and with no complaints and had a great time on the water today. They are already planning another trip in Jan. As for Sugar lake, I will not guide there , till the lake settles down on the water flow . Falcon is a better choice right now as I have really done well on the action and numbers this week. Sugar will be back to its greatness when the water is stable, and I will let you know as soon as she does.
Yea, I get to go to Sugar lake tomorrow. Gary and Floyd gave me a call and wanted to do a three day trip on Sugar. This will be Gary’s third trip and Floyd’s second. We will have a little wind to deal with tomorrow , but Monday looks great and Tuesday a little cooler but ok. I will post on how it goes come Tuesday eve. I still have Wed the 17th and Thurs the 18th open if anyone wants to go fishing. Falcon is spitting out good numbers of fish and the weather looks ok. Wed I had a trip on Falcon and we boated 37 and Sat I went out by myself and boated about 40. I will be off for Christmas from the 19th until the 27th . I have only the 28th open to fish. As I guide the 27, 29 and 30th before I leave on my Peacock trip to Brazil . I want to bring up my Christmas Special gift certificates for the last time before they end Christmas day. This is a once a year deal and whether you want to get one for a gift or just get one for later use, to save a bunch of money. If you are planning to fish with me on Falcon or Sugar this coming year , jump on this deal and save some money. The certificates are good for one year from date of purchase and you can book at anytime. You can also buy multiple days and split them up over different months . All the details are posted on an earlier fishing report , just scroll down and find it. I will be out of touch other than text message , but I will be back Tuesday eve. I will let you know how we do on my report then.
I went out by myself to do a little scouting today. I had a heck of a day catching over 40 fish today. I was by myself so I had to take selfies . My plan was to fish till noon , but I was having so much fun I stayed out till 3:30. I stayed on the north end of the lake , most all day in the Salado. At one time today I got on a hugh school of fish and I got a bite 17 cast in a roll. I did not land but 12 of them, but I did get bit. I caught fish on cranks , both shallow and deep and a ton of fish on the texas rig and I flipped some nice fish as well. I am off tomorrow , but I picked up a three day trip to Sugar Lake starting Sunday. I only have two days left before I leave for Christmas the 17th and `18th that I can fish . So give me a call or Text me as I will not have my computer with me at Sugar lake Sun thru Tues.
Took out David today. It was sure nice to work on Falcon again. David had never seen Falcon before . I told him that he was going to see the whole lake today as I put in at the county and fished all the way down and back. We had a good numbers day as we boated 36 fish for our efforts. We had a chance at 4 big fish today. It was just one of them days the big ones won. I got my A– handed to me on our first stop. This spot is one that I found while scouting Sat and had a heavy 6 pounder off of it. Well it is holding some big girls but they are hard to get out. We took a few pictures just to show what we were catching. No big ones , but still nice fish. If you have not seen my Christmas Special scroll on down to my last post and check it out. Now is the time to save some money if you are planning on coming to Falcon or Sugar next year. I still have some spots open for fishing before I leave for Christmas break, so get in touch with me if you want to go , I will be ready.
I am going to offer a Christmas gift special from now until Christmas day. These gift certificates will be for 1 up to 5 days . The more days you buy the better the price will get. The 1 day on Falcon and the 2 day on Sugar will remain at regular price . 1 day on Falcon $400 and 2 day on Sugar $1000. The deals will be on multiple day certificates . So here are the once a year specials. 2 days on Falcon $700, 3 days on Falcon $1000. 4 days on Falcon $1300. 5 days on Falcon $1600. 3 days on Sugar $1300. 4 days on Sugar $1700. and 5 days on Sugar $2000. Whether you want to buy a certificate for a gift or just planning on coming to fish with me on Falcon or Sugar. Plan ahead and save a ton of money. A certificate is good for one year from date of purchase and you can book your dates at any time. Even my regular clients should take advantage of this deal. Merry Christmas.
As promised I would post again today after I got off the water. I went to the county ramp today to put in and Matt (pictured) was there fixing to put in so I invited him to go with me ,as we were both by ourselves . It just made since to share the gas today as we were both just checking out some water today. I wanted to run and gun all the way to the Dam and back and that is what we did. My first stop was a good one as Matt connected on this nice heavy 6 pounder right off the bat. I got one on and she came off. Matt hooked up with another quality fish and she came off. We left at that point as I was just checking spots for my up coming trip. First stop 4 bites so I felt pretty good about the spot. Our next couple of spots we did not do as well. So on south we headed. We fished spot after spot and did get several bites but no quality fish. We made it all the way south by Noon and we headed back North again. I had a spot that I felt like we would get a big fish on and so I headed for it. I lined Matt up and told him that he might get a good one on there. Matt made a cast and missed one on his first cast. About three cast later he laid into one and she bowed his rod over and broke him off . I caught a pretty nice fish a little after that. Did we catch a ton of fish and a big stringer , No we did not , but Falcon is still alive and well and If you work and grind ,you most likely will have a good day. It was really nice to be on the water today.
Checking the extended forecast , it looks like a good chance of rain come Monday thru Wed of this coming week. , but Thur Dec 11th thru the 18th looks very good with 70 degree plus days with sunshine. This time of year that is what you want to happen To get these fish fired up. This should heat the water temp back up form a low of 60 degrees that we have already experienced . I am open and ready to go fishing during that period , before I take my Christmas break starting the 18th . I will return back to Zapata on the 26th and I have a trip on the 27th , but I still have the 28th and 29th and 30th open , before I leave out on the 31st for my Peacock Bass trip to Brazil . I also want to mention that the Bass Shack is open for rent to anyone coming down and would like a great safe place to stay while fishing Falcon. this place is set up great to handle up to 6 people and is way better that a motel. I will be on the water all day today so I will post later on how that goes. Falcon is still inching up a little each day and we are at 271.97 as I write. Sugar is holding a 124% and I do not see it getting below this for a while as the lake that feeds it is at 112% as well. Fishing report later today.
Check out this video I found from a trip in May of 2011. I was sitting around at the house today and found it and I had forgot to put it up on my site. This really brings back the memory of how it was in 2011. We had three fish over 10 lbs on this day in May. Anyway I thought some of you would get a kick out of it. We will be there again someday soon. Enjoy.
I am back in Zapata. Looks like the front followed me down from Abilene. It was 27 in Abilene yesterday morning and when we got home last night it was still 60 here. This morning it is 46 and wet outside. The good new is that this front is going to be short and the weather looks great later in the week. I will be here if anyone wants to fish Falcon or Sugar during this time. Our Spawn is just around to corner and these big fat females will start to stage up . This is a really a good time to get the big girls . If you want to see how I did last Dec and Jan , just go back in my Fishing report blogs to last year and you will see that we really caught some big fat fish. Falcon is still coming up little by little and Sugar is over full sitting at 123% with the lake above it at 111% . This will keep Sugar full or over full for several months to come. I have not been to Sugar since the 21st of Nov and I expect from what I noticed then that these fish were on the move to a shallow bite . For the ones that like to flip and throw a spinner bait , Sugar will be good for that for the next few months . But as always I will still try to be on the deeper bite and staging females just out from the spawning pockets on humps and secondary points inside. I plan on being here and ready to go until the 18th as I will take my Christmas break and go see family . My rates are still the same . $400 per day on Falcon and $500 per day on Sugar. All you have to do is come I have all the gear and tackle you will need at NO EXTRA CHARGE for the rest of the month.
Bad news is that I got a four day cancelation due to a family illness . The good new is that I am in Abilene , so I get to see my kids and new grandbaby. Also I am just about to head out the door and paly golf with my old golf buddies. Looks like there is a front headed down as it is going to be 77 degrees here in Abilene today and a high of 37 come tomorrow. I should be in Zapata Tuesday eve and ready to go fishing . Contact me if you are interested in a trip. Looks like the weather will be ok later in the week.