I just finished up with a three day trip here on Falcon with Doug and Justin. We had a great time and caught quite a few fish as well. The weather got us a little today as I do not like the lightning . Falcon is alive and well and is loaded with fish and the future really looks good if we can hold this water. I am off to Abilene in the morning and I hope I can finish up with the remodels this trip. I have trips starting on Sugar come Oct 12th. I have had a few days come open in Oct I need to fill, so if you want to go get in touch with me. I have Oct 19,20,21,22, 23 open. Being on Falcon for the last 5 days has been fun and I have got to fish from one end to the other , so I have figured a few things out so Falcon or Sugar I will be ready for either one.
Wow we caught a bunch of fish today on Falcon. I found something on Falcon I have not seen since 1993, Hydrilla. Yes Hydrilla. Let me tell you the fish were loaded up in it as well. If this is a start of what we had in 1993 this lake will be so great . I can still remember in 1993 catching over 100 per day and big ones. I had Doug and Justin again today and today we fished the brush more today than yesterday and caught a lot more fish as well. I still can not get them to use a bait caster with heavy line and heavy rod. they are doing fine on the 2 and 3 pounders , but Doug has lost a few big fish. I fished them all over the lake today as I wanted to see if I could find some more grass. I will be back on the water with them for their last day and I hope I can get some pictures of them instead of me.
Took out Doug and Justin today here on Falcon. We were to be on Sugar , but with my boat trouble and no passport for Justin we decided to stay here and fish Falcon these three days. Justin got off to a great start going up 7 to 0 on his dad and also catching his personal best , one that pushed 4 pounds. Doug started making a comeback later in the day and I lost count but they both caught a bunch of fish. The one thing about Falcon , you are going to catch a lot of fish. the size is not where I want it to be , but it will get there. Justin did loose a nice 6 to 7 pound fish right at the boat that would have been a better personal best and Doug also lost a big fish today. I have these two for two more days , so we are going to up the big fish stats. I have beefed up their equipment and this should help landing a bigger fish when they get one on.
Back from Sugar with Mike and Gary. Jay went with me and fished J D and Neal. I had boat trouble in the tournament here on Falcon this past Sat , so I knew that I could just Idle around on sugar and have to stay within site of the ramp. That is all I did. It did not mater as we just hammered the fish and caught some really big ones as well as over 150 in a day and a half. In fact Mike , Gary and I caught 60 today and we were off the water at 10 am as I had to get back to get my boat fixed for the next 5 days of guiding. The big news on this trip was Mike had a trip of a lifetime catching a 10 lb 2 oz the first day and today catching his lifetime personal best a 11 lb 7 oz beast. Mike has fished with me for years and has caught 15 over ten pounds with me here on Falcon, but never had caught one over 11. Well that hump is over and now he wants a 12. Mike plans on getting a replica of boat fish mounted together as a table mount and I do not blame him as these two fish were so pretty and fat.
Well the tournament is over and I am beat. Kenneth and I did not get off to a good start the first day, as we had boat trouble and had to come back to the ramp after a couple of hours , to change over to another boat and that cost us some time. When we finally got back on the water it was to late to go where we had laid out a plan to be . So we cut our areas down. To make things a little tougher on us . I had not been on Falcon for months, as I am doing almost all my guiding on Sugar. Today with a good boat we ran our plan without a hitch . We started out way South and worked our way back north all day. The fumbles we had yesterday hurt us as we came back with the biggest stringer today and big fish for the day and ended up in second place. The leaders just had to much on us to make it up. But all said I had a great time and Kenneth was a great guy to fish with. I am headed to Sugar in the morning so I will let you know how it goes.
Back from Sugar. Just spent the last three days with Robert and Kathleen on Sugar Lake. They have been fishing with me now for 7 years and this was their second time to go to Sugar. Last year it was so windy that we just about could not fish. This year the weather was great and it paid off for us. I was happy with the number of fish that we caught as we boated over 200 on this three days trip. The big fish were tough to come by , but as you can see Kathleen had several. If Robert and I would have helped here in the big fish department , it would have been better. The main thing is we all had a blast and the food down there is just great. I have a little tournament on Falcon Sat and Sun and will return to Sugar come Monday. Jay will be helping me Monday and Tuesday on Sugar as I have a group coming in. It is going to be fun. You need to come down and get you some .
It sure is good to be back in Zapata. It seems like it has been forever to get back to this great place. I have worked and have got the estate back in Abilene in pretty good shape. I still have some work to do but the most of it is done. I will spend the day getting my boat ready for my trips to Sugar lake. I start on Sugar Wed and will fish it thru Friday. A good friend of mine has talked me into fishing a tournament here on Falcon Sat and Sunday. He knows I have only been on Falcon three days since the end of April, so I will be winging it , that is for sure. With me being on Sugar till late Friday I will not even get to fish the two practice days. One thing for sure , I will have fun as I love the competition of fishing tournaments . I can not wait to get on Sugar come Wed as it is still brim full , but it is not running over and has seemed to settle out . Robert and Kathleen came last year and caught two of the windiest days that I had on Sugar last year. It was just about impossible to fish. This year they are here later and the weather and wind looks great. I look forward to having a great post , so be sure to tune in . I will take my computer with me as Sugar Inn has service now . So I am going to try to post every day.
It has been a while since I have written a report. I am still here in Abilene, but I will be headed back to Falcon come Monday morning. I start back to fishing on Wed and it will be on Sugar lake. I just wanted to let you know that we have had a spot come open on our second Peacock bass trip. this trip is scheduled for the 15 thru the 22 of Jan. I you have been following me on my post than you know that this year I am doing my own trips to Brazil with Charlie and Mark. We have bought all new equipment and have made a deal with Brazil for the best boat and guides. Not only is this the best of best you can get for a Peacock Bass trip it is also the best priced . At only $4000 all inclusive ,except air fair. If you want to go , do not miss this chance. Call me or email me if you have any questions.
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.