It is cold as heck in Abilene I am sure excited about heading back down South come Sunday. I will be in Zapata Monday the 12th and will stay until the 22nd . December is a great month to get a fish of a lifetime. The weather is a factor and will effect the numbers when it is a north influence but you still have a real shot a some monster fish as they are in a pre spawn stage and they when you find them are big and fat. This fish pictured was just a sample of that when the weather was cold and nasty. We caught several more big fish on this trip last Dec. The thing about Falcon and Sugar is the water temp usually is still pretty good even if the air temp is cold. Fronts hit , but do not last very long usually only a day maybe two on a real bad one. But all said it is still a lot warmer they than where you probably live. I have the 14,15,16 booked with two guys from VT I know they will think it is summer time on Sugar next week. We all three are excited to get on Sugar for the three day hog hunt. I have offered a little discount on the days I have left in Dec because I am going to fish with or without you during this trip back down. Call me or Text or email me I will do a hell of a deal on a three day booking right now , I just want to get you down here and on the water. I have all the tackle so all you have to do is come. I will also be open for trips right after Christmas as I plan on being back to Zapata Jan 4th thru the 15th. I leave to Brazil on the 19th and will return the 30th and plan on being open for trips on Falcon and Sugar all of Feb as well. Both Falcon and Sugar will really be good this coming year and I plan on being there for most of it. I have this estate I have been working on now for two years done and I am for sure ready to get back to what I love to do. Fish my butt off every day if I can.
It is cold here in Abilene and I am ready to head South to get into a much warmer area. It get cool in Zapata, but it usually does not take it but a day or two to get back in the mid to high 7o’s . The water temp down there is still around 70 and very seldom fall below 6o. I still have a few days in Dec that I want to fill and now is the time to get out of the cold and head south. I am booked up thru the 16th but I have the 17th thru the 22nd open if you want to come . Also I am going to throw in a little incentive to get you to come for bookings on the 17th thru the 22nd I will do Falcon Trips for $400 and Sugar trips for $500 a day . if you book a three day tip I will do better than that depending where you want Falcon or Sugar. As most of you know Sugar is fishing better than Falcon , but both are still good. Let me know if you are interested.
It has been a few day since I have posted. I had some problem with my internet. I am glad to get it fixed . I still have some dates to fill for Dec . I have Dec the 10,11,12 13 17,18,19,20 21, OPEN if you want to come get fishing in. I will also have the first two weeks in Jan and all of Feb . Like I stated earlier I plan on being on the water a lot more this year. I am also planning on teaming up with a good friend and great fisherman to fish Bass champs this year . I will miss the first tournament on Amistad in Jan do to me being in Brazil so Kenneth will fish it solo and he will do well. I really look forward as I will get to fish two on Falcon and one on Amistad.
Even though we stayed at home for Thanksgiving and it was just Sheretta and I. She cooked a hell of a feast. We are still full form it and the left overs for the next few days. I had planned on Fishing, Hunting or Golfing today, but with 30 to 35 MPH winds I did not do any of the above. So I built me a chipping range today. It is marked off with 10, 20 and 30 yard markers and has two target buckets at 15 and 25 yards. I can just see the money that is going to be won and lost when I have my friends over to do a little gambling game of chipping. I still have some days in Dec starting on the 10th if you want to do a little fishing. I hope everyone had as good a Thanksgiving as Sheretta and I did. Sometimes it is good just to be alone and at home on Thanksgiving.
I just wanted you to see a few pictures from Dec 2015 on Sugar lake. Dec is a great month on Sugar , where I can target big fish in a pre spawn pattern. I am going to have some date as I sure want to be on Sugar during this time . The bookings are starting to come in as I just booked the 7,8, and 9th. that leaves the 10th thru the 20th open if you want to come and catch some beast. Just look at the fish and how fat they are at this time. I just came from a trip on Sugar about a week ago and I the last day of that trip really dialed in the bigger bite. That is why I am wanting to get back as soon as I can. If you can not make it in Dec , I am going to be back down right after Christmas and do the first two weeks in Jan as well. I do not leave to Brazil until Jan 20th so I have time to guide about the first two weeks of Jan. Also as stated before I have the Estate in Good shape and will be open for Guiding on Falcon and Sugar all next year and I plan on it being like it used to be before I had to take care of this Estate here in Abilene. I look forward getting back in the boat with my good friends and clients. I know that the time I had to spend on this estate has cost me , but my goal is to get back to what I love to do full time again. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone .
It is just about time to eat that turkey. Sheretta and I will just spend that day at home this year in Abilene. We really did not want to travel this year, so it is going to be a little different than being with all the family and grandkids. It has been a very busy year for me with the estate and trying to guide as well. I am so looking forward to this coming year , as I am freed up so I can get on the water a lot more. I am going to guide in Dec this year and have opened up the 7th thru the 21st. I booked the 7,8,9 so that leaves the 10th thru the 21st open. Also I will be guiding in Jan as well the dates for that are Jan 3rd thru the 14th as I do not leave to go to Brazil till the 20th. If you want to fish get in touch with me . Starting in Feb after I return from Brazil I will be open almost anytime , so make your plans and get on the books .
I had a little trouble with my site but this is a post from my trip Thursday on Falcon. Jason and I did not catch a good day on Falcon as the wind was just brutal. I did catch a nice fish early and once the wind hit us we had to abandon the open water deep bite. Jason did catch a nice heavy 4 pounder . After we got off the open water deep bite , our size went down. I was to be on Sugar Lake Friday, Sat, and Sunday , but a non caring client did not call or show up. What he does not understand that this is my livelihood and he for sure screwed with that. I drove 450 miles one way to take him out and he did not have the dignity to at least to give me a call . So with that said I will spread his name to all the other guides , so at least it will not happen to someone else , because I will not take his booking again. I had this guy not to long ago and we smacked the fish down at Sugar , that is why he rebooked with me. Well lets move on to another subject. As all of you know I had to deal with my parents estate after my Mom passed Aug of 2014. It has been a brutal job, but now the work has been for the most part complete and this frees me up to do more and more guiding. Guiding on Falcon and Sugar is what I want to do first , being a slumlord comes in 2nd now, thank God. So I will be able to start booking trips like I want too. I am off till after Thanksgiving , but open in Dec and the first two weeks in Jan. and all of Feb . March, April etc are ready for your trips. Thanks for all of you that have stuck with me during this trying time and good luck to the ones that had to move on. I know this job up here in Abilene has cost me , but it had to be done . Thank you for all of your support, I am so grateful for that as I have had great support for a few people. I hope to have the chance to be on the water with everyone again.
Just back from Sugar . I had Todd for three days. After two day of 100 fish days and not really any size to speek of. We final dialed in today and caught some really nice fish . We had about a 41 lb stringer today anchored by a 9 lb 14 oz and a 9 lb 12 oz . We caught most all the big fish on the hammerhead jig today. I did catch a few nice ones on the crank as well. I will be on Falcon tomorrow and back to Sugar Friday, Sat and Sunday. You still have time to book a day or two with me before I head Back to Abilene.
Just a few pictures of my place in Abilene I have been working on. The picture of the brush is to show you what this driving range looked like when I decided to do it. Just to show what a little elbow grease and seed , water and fertilizer will do. Also I have increased my little pond by a few acres and built a bridge so we can cross to each side. Once we get it full all the pond will be connected and be about 3 to 4 acres. I have been stocking it with some really nice fish. I stocked it with bait about a year ago and since then I have put about 60 bass from 1 to 4 pounds in it. I have pictured an example of the size that went in it. I still have some dozer work to do next spring , when I connect the two sides of the pond together. I will be returning to Zapata next week to start my guide trips I have on the books. I am looking forward to getting back on the water down there. I have been fishing these lakes around the Abilene area and let me tell you they are in great shape and are loaded with some nice quality fish.
I did brave the 25 MPH wind and went to one of my favorite lakes Coleman. Coleman is still just about full and this lake has some great cover. The water temp is still in the low 70’s and mostly clear. I caught a bunch of fish yesterday, but my size was down a little from last week. The wind played a big roll in that. I had a great flipping bite last week on a bunch of quality fish . Yesterday I went looking at the creek arm of the lake as it was well protected from the wind. I found plenty of fish but they were small. After lunch I headed back to the main lake to the area where I have been on them. I caught a few , but they were not holding in the brush like they were last week. I caught a few , but not like before. I needed to get back home before 5 so I decided to fish my way out of the pocket that I have been whacking them in. As I was about half way out I made a cast in the middle of the pocked , and bam it was on. I caught 5 on the way out and they were all just out in the middle of the pocked. This wind moved them out of the bushes and they were just roaming around today. I just looked at the weather that we have coming in and looks like it is going to hit about 4 pm today. Looks like I get to go again today . I told you I have a sickness LOL.