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.
I back in Abilene after fishing the tournament on LBJ. Kenith and I had a great time and a great place to stay and do a little cooking out as well. Now about the tournament , we are still scratching our heads as to what this lake put out. We going in thought it would take about 35 lbs to win, and we did have about 31 pounds , but Patrick Starns and his partner just kicked everyone’s butt to say the least , with about 53 pounds. Come to find out he was bed fishing and had a bunch of big fish on beds located. Kenith and I caught plenty of fish as we fished a more post spawn pattern and fished deeper points and humps with grass on them as most all the other teams were doing. I did have just a great time as I always do when I get to go fishing. I am back to the grind here in Abilene trying to fishing up where I can spend a lot more time on the water.
Here it is the last day of March. As stated in one of my post I am going to be in Abilene the whole month of April. This will get me done on the estate and free up my May and June for guide trips on Sugar lake. These two months are my favorite to be on Sugar lake and Falcon. Sugar will be my focus , but I will do trips on Falcon as well. Speaking about fishing I am going to take a break from the slum lord business this weekend I have a championship tournament on Lake LBJ. Kenith and I qualified for this tournament back in Sept on Falcon . I have not been on LBJ but Kenith has and knows it well. Lets talk a little about Peacock Bass Fishing. If it is on your bucket list , now is the time to go. I have an unbelievable trip slated for Jan 14th thru the 21st of 2017 that will be the best of the best. It is at the rate of $4395 per person , that is just about a $1000 less than an other outfitter in Brazil. I have been on this boat 3 times and it is first class to say the least. We also have our own tackle on this trip , that is far better than the rest of the boats. I will only take 14 on this boat and I already have 8 booked to go. I also have other weeks slated , but this one is the special priced one. Please get in touch with me if you are thinking about going, and have any questions about the trip. Peacock Bass fishing is something everyone needs to experience , at least once in there lifetime. It is just that special.
Wow did I ever make a deal with my Brazil Contact on a great boat. I have made a deal on a medium size boat , that I have been on twice. This is a great boat because it is not to small and not to big. I am offering a great deal on this trip , but you have to respond very quickly. I am only booking 14 people on this boat slated for Jan 14th thru the 21st 2017. The price for this trip is only $4395 per person , all inclusive with the exception of air fair to Brazil. Like said I have been on this boat twice and it is just a great boat. I still have the Jan 28th thru Feb 4th Elite trip that I am offering . It will have 10 spots and they are $5295 each. Please call , text or email me if you have any questions. Time to plan you Peacock trip of a lifetime.
Ok let me try to clear the air . I have had several emails from clients about me not guiding anymore. I do not know where the hell this rumor has started, but it is not at all the truth. I as most of you know had to take the estate over here in Abilene when my mother passed away in Aug. Yes it has taken a lot of my time off the water to say the least, but I still have managed to guide most every month on Falcon and Sugar. I have got about 90 % of the work complete. I have decided to take the month of April off from guiding so that I can finally complete the last 10 % of the work that has to be done. This will open me up to the upcoming May thru Sept to be on Falcon and Sugar for the best of the best time of year. For the ones that know me , I love to guide year around , but May thru Sept is my favorite and the fish are so much more settled into a predictable pattern. To make it up to the ones that I had to put off this last year , due to my schedule. I am going to offer a deal , that you need to jump on. This is for Sugar ONLY . I will do trips for the month of May for $2000 for three days and they will be room and meals included, for two people. My plan is to book every day in May as this is a great month to be on Sugar. With the monster fish showing up already this year . It will be the best you have seen yet on Sugar. Get your dates in the books . I know I am ready are you.
Well I am back in Abilene. I am going to take April off from Guiding as I need to get finished with my last remodels . This back and forth between Zapata and Abilene is not getting it done. This however will let me get finished and will open up to where I can guide the whole month of May. May thru Sept is my prime time to be on Sugar and Falcon. Both lake will be really good this year and Sugar , well it will be off the charts. It is time to get your days booked as I plan on filling up very quickly. Also I want to let you know that the planning for the Peacock trips to Brazil are in full swing and I already have an elite group full on the week of Jan 21st thru the 28th. I am working on another week now. Call me or email me if you have any questions. I have two types of trips this year and they range for 4995 to 5295 per person all inclusive except airfare.