Just back from Sugar Lake. I had a full week this last week of Aug. I had three different trips and they all were great. I took Darrell and Andrew this Sat and Sun to wrap the week up . This is Darrell third trip and Andrew’s second trip with me to Sugar this year. The weather the first day was great , but today we had a little wind to deal with . We caught 50 fish the first day and 28 fish today. We had such a great first day , we decided to hog hunt a little deeper today for the first 2 or 3 hours and well it did not take long as Andrew caught his personal best a 10 lb 2 oz brute of a fish. It was before 7 am and I had to put it in the livewell for 15 to 20 min so it would be light enough to take a good picture. What a way to start the day. This fish was Andrew’s second personal best on Sugar Lake . He caught a 10 lb even on his last trip. We had a best five 40 pound bag both days , but today Andrew had one by himself. Andrew and his dad had a little bet today, well I will just say the Darrell is a little light in the back pocket after today. Aug had come and gone and what a month it has been. Folks it just does not get much better than the way Sugar is fishing right now. The bad thing is I have no trips booked down there for the next two weeks, so I guess I will just go whack them by myself. Somebody had got to do it.
Well I just got back from Sugar Lake . I took Ron and Dustin down for a two day trip. We could not have had better weather HOT and CALM. Just what you want when fishing Sugar Lake. We really smacked the big fish on this trip. On day one we boated 34 fish and our best five went 44 lbs anchored bay a 10 lb 7 oz brute. On day two we boated 40 fish our best five was 41 lbs anchored by a 10 lb 3 oz. Most of our fish were 5 pounds and up. I tried to keep count and I think we had 20 fish over 7 pounds. Our big 5 for the two day trip I do know we had 2 over 10 pounds and 3 over 9 pounds. I want to say something to some of my regular clients that have fished with me in the past . I am open damn near the whole month of Sept and with the fish that I am on right now and have been on for a while I can not believe that I am not full for Sept. This time of year is as good as it gets, I need some trips . I have made a ton of trips to Sugar Lake since April and have had absolutely no trouble. So get in touch with me and lets go have fun like the ones that have been. I leave again in the morning with clients and this will be their third trip to Sugar with me this year. Again I am sorry about all the pictures , but I culled all I could.
Just got back from a three day trip to Sugar Lake. I took Jerry for his very first time. I do not think he was disappointed. Jerry and I just flat out hammered them . The fun part is that we caught most all of them on cranks. Jerry and I boated 77 fish in three days and the great thing we did not have 10 fish under 5 lbs. Most of them were 6 to 8 lb 11 oz our biggest , but we had three over eight on day two. Jerry had not fished a crank very much, but he learned real fast how to land these mean fish , after he lost some big fish. Cranking is my favorite way to catch them and man was it fun. Since there was only two of us I got to fish quite a bit. Let me tell you if you like to catch quality fish like no where else than you really need to book a trip with me to Sugar Lake. If the weather is good I am going to smack them. This time of year is the best time to come , because it is hot and the wind most of the time is light and that is just what you want on Sugar Lake. I have Sept days wide open , so PLEASE give me a call or get in touch with me off my site. I leave for another two day trip in the morning so I will post another report Friday. Sorry about all the pictures I could not cull any more.
Out with Tim and Smitty again today. We hoped for a little less wind today and we finally got that after lunch today. We fished hard for several hours and caught fish , but all on the small size. Finally late in the day after the wind had let up . I pulled up on a main lake point and , BAM they had back to back doubles and Smitty with another personal best. They whack on them for a while catching several. After that slowed down , I hit another point and we caught about 5 more on it. they boated about 20 fish today. I really enjoyed fishing with these two and I always like it when I introduce someone new to the sport. I think Smitty really liked bass fishing.
Wow I worked on Falcon today for a change. I took out Tim and Smitty today. Tim has been here before , but Smitty had not. In fact Smitty had never caught a bass before. Well it did not take him very long as he was putting up personal best after personal best. The wind was not helping today as it was very brutal out there today. We hung in there and my new batteries got a good test today and they held up , no problem. We boated 18 fish today and lost several more . I have them again tomorrow and hope to get a little breck with this wind.
I spent the day working on My boat . I pulled out all the batteries and changed over to a lot bigger batteries. I have been running out of batteries the last few times when I have fished out in the wind. This will not happen again. The set up I have on my boat will allow me to fish out in open water with 30 plus MPH wind no problem. I am now running 5 batteries on my system to assure that I will have the power to stay out all day in the wind. Tomorrow I plan on cleaning up and servicing my boat. Looking at my schedule , I am full for the rest of Aug , but Sept is wide open. Sugar or Falcon is fishing good . Sugar is better on the bigger fish average. This is a great time to come fish either lake. Usually it is hot and not to much wind ,unlike what I just dealt with the last couple of days. Give me a call or contact me on this site and lets go fishing, while it is hot and good.
Took out Brett and Ryan the last two days . We quit early today and blew off tomorrow due to the wind. We braved it on day one and boated only 14 fish for our efforts. Today we braved it out there again and had 22 today . I had no trolling motor by 1 pm both days. We caught a few good ones . The wind forecast for the next few days looks bad , so I think I will stay ashore and do some boat service and honey do’s . I felt bad for these two to hit such crappy conditions . We will make up for it next time.
Back from Sugar lake . I took Tony and Tim down to Sugar for a Two and a half day trip . Sugar is just getting better and better. Sorry about all the pictures, but I could not cull down any more. Tony had been to Sugar about 10 or so years ago ,but Tim had never been. Tim had a heck of the day on day one catching a 42 lb best five by himself and he lost the biggest two. He still got two personal best a 8 lb 10 oz and a 9 lb 3 oz on day one. Tony kicked in on the second day catching a 43 lb best five for himself . We had a heck of two days catching 99 fish in two days . Tim had his mind on catching a DD so today we decided to go out and fish till 10 am and I told him we were going to hit a bunch of spots I have caught some 10 to 11 pounders on. Well guess what Tim got him a DD on our third spot . This is now his third personal best on this trip His fish was 26.5″ by 17 ” and weighted 10 lb 1 oz He will have a replica made of her. We caught 10 more in the 6 to 7 pound range and headed home a 10 am. I am booked up the rest of Aug , but September is wide open. I tell you if you want a treat you need to come. I head that way again in the morning for another 3 day trip. I can not wait.
Took out Eric and Kipp today. We got off to a late start as I wanted them to crank a little early. Kipp got his personal best a 6 lb 8 oz . But after that only a couple of little ones . Eric did catch one a little over 3 pounds on the crank. We hit the texas rig next and it was on as they had a double on our first stop. Now this was only a 4 hour trip and I felt a little rushed but we did the run and gun thing all the way from the dam to the tigers and back. They caught about 15 fish and lost about that many more. Typical Falcon Trip n, bunch of rats and one or two nice fish. I here Sugar Lake calling my name. I will be off tomorrow and to Sugar Thursday.
Glad to finally get back home. It has been a trying ten days off. Billy and I just flat out got our butts kicked on Amistad. We had a very good practice day Thursday . We located several groups of fish on Thursday, even though they were small , at least we thought we could get a limit of small fish. A limit of small ones would go a long way in this tournament. Friday we practice all day deep and had no luck at all. I boated one fish on Friday and pulled the hook away from another . This was all I think I had all day. Billy might have had a couple of bites as well. So the first day of the tournament we decided to go to our shallow small fish and get a limit. Billy got back to back bites and I loose a weigher at the boat. after that first 5 min on our starting spot we did not get another bite. We move around too all the spots where we caught them Thursday and we got a few bites but nothing like it was Thursday. Billy finally put two weighers in the boat and that would be the only fish we weighed in in the tournament. I had not been on Amistad in several years and I have never seen it this low. It is really sad to say the least that this lake is in this kinda shape and the fishing is so tough. Ray Hanselman won the tournament blowing everyone away. He has guided on Amistad for a bunch of years and had it figured out I thinks he won by over 12 pounds . Other than him , it was a struggle for most of us. When it rains It pours . I rush back last night because I was to have a trip Monday, Tuesday, and Wed on Falcon. Guess what , NO SHOW . People just do not understand or care.