Well today is opening day of dove season and for the first time in two years I am going to go this afternoon and shoot a few. This trip up here to Abilene has not just been all work. Sheretta and I went to Ruidoso with my sister Carrie and her husband David to do a little golf and gaming. If you have been following my post you know I have been working hard on this estate. I had a great helper , but he shocked me and was stealing from me behind my back. It all caught up with him as he will be spending some time in jail. I have managed to finish one house so far. Work goes a little slower when you are doing it all by yourself. I only have two more to finish and I will have all the big remodels done. I have saved the best for last as these two are a complete disaster . I might need some help on these . Once I have these two finished I will be free to do a lot more fishing , and I am really looking forward to it as Falcon and Sugar are starting to fish great. I am full with trips for Sept , but I have a few open dates for Oct. So if you want to go , get in touch with me , I will be ready.
I am still stuck here in Abilene. Work is going slow as I have not found me a good helper as of yet. Pictured is my new ride. I was not thinking about a new truck as my 2012 250 was just fine. But I had a chance to sell it for a good price , and so there you go , I ended up with a 2015 250 . This trip up here to Abilene is an extended one as I have three more homes to remodel . After this trip I will be freed up to do more guiding. I will be here in Abilene until the 14th of Sept . The fishing has really picked up on Falcon as I have had a few friends down there , and they did very well. Sugar lake is also really good on the bigger bite once you figure out where you can offer your bait without a 2 pounder jumping on it. I just wish there was some kind of limit control on Sugar. James emailed me a picture of some locals on sugar lake and they had about 100, 2 to 5 pounders on a stringer dead in the bottom of their boat. To make things worse , there are three or four of these local fisherman that are on the lake every day doing this over and over and over again. They have no since as to conserve this great fishery for the future. It is against Mex law to harvest and sell bass in Mex , but they have no one to keep them from doing that. I have seen these boats every day on the water and have watched them string up every fish they catch. I just wish there was something we could do. With both Falcon and Sugar this year with very good water levels and a great amount of small fish in them , our future is looking great for years to come.
Back from Sugar Lake . I had Jimmy and Gary for a great two day trip on Sugar lake. We caught so many fish in two days that I lost count. I am getting a few things figured out on Sugar , so that we can get a bigger bite , and I just think the big girls were eating better these two days as well. Sugar is still flowing over the spillway , but she is dropping a little and that will help the fish settle in. We caught all our fish on the Tex rig and big plastics. We had a bunch more fish this time in the 4 to 5 pound range that are not pictured and of course we caught a butt load of little guys as well. I had to cancel my four trips the rest of this week as I have had a thief get into my belongings back in Abilene , so I have to go take care of that. Let me tell you , you can not trust anyone anymore. Let’s just say that I have to find a new helper as well. I will be back shortly and all my trips coming up except a few are on Sugar and I can not wait.
Just got back from a three day trip on Sugar . I had Tim and Jay came down in his boat as well to do a little scouting. Tim and I caught a ton of fish, but most of them were in the 1 to 3 pound range. Tim lost a monster at the boat the first day . The second day he catches a 8 lb 12 oz on our last stop of the day. I do have some good pictures , but I have a new computer and my camera card will not fit in it so I cant download them. My last post were taken with my phone so there was not a problem . I will get the problem fixed when I get back from Sugar as I head down again tomorrow for a two day trip. Jay fished with Tim and I and shot some pictures and video so check his site out and at least you will see a few that we caught today.
Just got back from Sugar Lake. I had Mark and Bob for two days on Sugar and both the weather and the fishing was hot. We did not get a DD but we caught some damn nice fish. The numbers are just crazy over there as we boated 183 fish in two days and today was a short day. the majority are just 1 to 3 pounders , but we would stick a good one every once and a while. Yesterday Bob caught a 8 lb 7 oz on his second cast on Sugar. Today I was a little more dialed in on a bigger bite and we caught several more 4 and 5 pounders not pictured. The air temp was 106 yesterday and 107 today and the water temp was 86 to 91 . I am off tomorrow and will be back over to Sugar Friday for a three day trip. We caught fish on Cranks and Texas Rig big plastics.
If you have a weak stomach or bugs make your skin crawl , DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO. I have seen a lot of nasty, but this makes the top of the list. This guy lived in this house 15 months and according to my brother , that was taking care of the estate then said this house was in great shape. As a lot of you know I took this estate over and started working on it I’m May. Since May Joe and I have remodeled 8 houses and they all have good renters in them now. I started to this guy about paying his rent in Jan and he never came through with the promise to pay. It took me a while , but I finally got him evicted and out of the house this Tuesday. He lived in this house with a wife and two small children and three dogs. Joe and I entered this house on Thursday and , well we did not stay in it long LOL. I called a bug man and he came out and entered the house and came bake out running and kicking his feet and said he did not want any part of it. He said that he had not seen any thing close to as bad as this one in his 25 years of treating houses. I call the city and asked them if I could get a burn permit and they would not give me one. So Joe and I started a treatment on it , that would kill out the demons . I talked to the city and told me he did not have water and electric for the last two weeks . He was turned in to Child Care Service and they did not a thing about this. Folks this is child abuse and this guy out to be strung up living like this. I am still in aw about this one and in fact I really do not know what to do about it. I am not going to talk about some of the other stuff we found , but take my word for it you do not want to know. But I will say he did not take all his dogs with him and they did not survive . I really think this guy should be put in jail. I return to Falcon Sunday and guide all next week on Sugar and I need a break form this . From the chemicals Joe and I put in this house I think it needs a week or two or it would kill us if we went in it any sooner LOL.
Well here I am in Abilene , just having a great time. I had to do a full eviction with writ of possession . as you can see from the pictures , we had to move a lot of crap. This was just one person living in the house and thanks to our system , it took me two months to get her out. She lived in the house for 15 months and had not paid anything when I took the estate over in Jan. I got her to pay a whopping $290 since then. The eviction cost me over $1000 so far just to get her out where I can repair the house. Our law about renter , protects the wrong person. I have to abide to strict guidelines and they do not have to abide about anything. they can even stand there and watch you do all the work and take anything they want and leave you with all the shit to have to pay to be hauled off. Something is wrong with this picture . I have one more of these to do next week and I am hoping they get there own stuff out. The picture of the tires were ate the eviction as well and I will have to pay $4 each to dispose of them as well . I NEED TO GO FISHING>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I am in Abilene working on the rent houses again. I did have a trip on Falcon Friday before I left. My trusty computer crashed on me , so I had to buy me another one and just got it loaded with all my old data . Luis and I had a windy tough day on Falcon. We boated about twenty fish , but all were small. Big fish for the day was a 4.5 pounder. There is a great number of dinks in Falcon right now and the future looks very good, but it is going to be a while. I plan on trying to do most all of my trips on Sugar , as it is a far more better choice and it is so easy to get to that there is not any reason to not fish Sugar right now. I spent the last couple of weeks guiding on Sugar and the numbers are just great. We did catch mostly 1 to 3 pounders , but the wind was just really bad. We did however were able to catch some good ones as well and when I can fish Sugar without the wind that number of big fish will go way up. I will be back to fishing on Aug 10th and It will be on Falcon. I have Falcon the 10th, 11th, and 12th and then it is Sugar for the rest of the month. You will get to see first had the difference between Falcon and Sugar.
Just got back from a three day trip with Tate and Melissa. The wind was just brutal all three days. It did not keep us from catching fish as we boated 157 fish for our efforts. What it did do is keep us from fishing my offshore stuff. I have not been able to fish my favorite most productive spots this trip or the last two trips before that. We did catch a few good fish and a 9 lb was our big fish, but hell you would think with a 157 fish that we would have had more. We did loose a few big ones but that is going to happen when your up on the bank with a lot of brush. Sooner or late the wind is going to stop and Sugar will be back to producing 30 to 50 big fish in a day like it did last year. But I will say one thing for sure Sugar is very very very well stocked with 1 to 3 pounders . They are everywhere.
Well here it is and let me tell you Dave and I are severely wind blown. The damn wind was just horrible this trip. We had no problem catching fish. We probable boated close to 100 fish on this trip , but the size when we had to stay against shore was small. I felt that I knew where the big girls were , but it was so hard to try to stay out there. We finally braved it out there today as the wind was less today than the first two days. The problem is the bite out does not really get good until after lunch and by than the wind was just howling. Dave and I both got are ass handed to us today deep . I did not see mine , but Dave got his to the boat and than see made a dive and broke him off. I will be back at it on Sugar come Tuesday with Tate and Melissa , this will be their first Sugar trip and I hope the wind will settle as I have some big girls located if we can fish them.