Well first of all I had to cancel my Brazil trip so I will be here all week if anyone wants to fish. I had Jimmy and Dan last week and it blew a gail while they were here but we still caught some fish as you can see them in the first group of pictures. Lets talk about today . I had John today and this is the first day I have had that I could run the lake as it was calm most all day. I wasted a couple of hours early looking around , but once I got us in the area I wanted to be in . We starting catching some good fish and we caught some big girls as well. I put the scales on three today a 7 lb 1 oz , an 8 lb 2 oz and a 9 lb 12 oz we had some 4,s and a couple of five pounders I did not weight , but I am pretty sure we hit the 36 pound mark for our best five. I will be here and I need the trips and the weather this week is going to be great for a change.
Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. I was to be on Sugar Lake this morning , but we moved our three day trip to Feb due to the front that is hitting down there today and going to be there thru Sun. I am still in Abilene and let me tell you it is cold up here. I will head to Falcon Sat as I have a full slate next week on Falcon. I start Monday and fish 8 straight days on Falcon. I have as most of you know my Brazil trip the week after my Falcon trips . I have been informed that the river where we fish is flooded due to a bunch of rain and more predicted. They gave me the option to move my trip later so the river will have a chance to come down and make the fishing a lot better than it would be flooded. When the river floods into the jungle it becomes really hard to catch them. I for now have not moved the trip and I have till Tuesday to do so. I have 16 clients to talk and see if this can be done and a date that will fit everyones schedule. I will let you know because if I do not go to Brazil on the 18th I will be open for more trips in Jan. Talk to you later.
Well I tried to load up a video on my site , feeding my fish, but I could not get it to load . I guess it was too large for my server. Anyway I did take a few pictures of them waiting on their minnows. These fish are really growing very fast as I feed them most every day and the pond is loaded with bait. I will be headed to Zapata next week to start my trips I have on the books for Jan. I still have a few days left . Jan 5th and 6th and Jan 16th and 17th is all I have left. Get in touch with me if you want to come down.
Well I was to be in Zapata thru Christmas and until the 17th of Jan guiding , but due to an ear problem I had to return to Abilene to get that taken care of. I will be returning on the 3rd of Jan to start up trips again. I have the 4th and 5th, 8th , 14th,15th, 16th and 17th open if you are interested. I am making a great deal on a three day book . Get in touch with me for the details. Also I am going to be guiding most of the month of Feb and as you know this is a great month to be on Falcon or Sugar. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas as I will be spending it with family and the grandkids. Update: on Trips I just booked the 8th , 14th and 15th of Jan so I only have open the 4th , 5th ,16th and 17th . Still have plenty of days open in Feb.
Just back from Sugar. I had Tim and Jake from Vt. They were on there first Bass adventure and on a great lake to start. We had three days of not real bad weather but for the most it was not comfortable it was cool and misty all three days until after lunch the last day it got nice but still no sunshine. We did good considering the 63 water temp we had to deal with. We caught about 130 fish in three days and a heavy 8 pounder was the best. We did however catch some nice quality mixed in with a bunch of 2 to 3 pounders. I will be here thru Christmas If you want to come fishing get in touch with me I have some days left in Dec and Jan .
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 .