Archive for May, 2015

May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Still in Abilene at my other job. I have never seen it this wet in Texas in a long time. It has rained here everyday , as most of the state. Our lakes all over the state are in good shape and some are flooded to say the least . Texoma for one is about 27 foot over full and flooded. One lake up here in this country I am keeping an eye on. J. B . Thomas north west of Snyder is a lake I fished quit a bit in the 80,s as it had some of the best unknown bass fishing in the state. This lake has not had any water in it for years and years. In fact before all this rain it was less than 1 % . As of now it is nearly 80 % full and TPW has already restocked it from what I hear. As of now I guide on Falcon and Sugar over , and will continue to do so as long as I am able , but with some of my old home town lake getting full , I for sure will pull my boat back and forth and guide on some of these great lakes in the Abilene area that I grew up fishing . Work is going good up here and I plan on being able to head back down next week to get on Sugar for a few days before I start my guide trips . Sugar as you know is still way over full and I want to spend a few days scouting areas I have not been in for years. My calendar is nearly filled up thru Aug but I do have a few dates open . So If you want to go fishing get in touch with me .

May 22, 2015

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

May 22 001 May 22 002 May 22 003 May 22 004 May 22 005 May 22 006 May 22 007 May 22 008 May 22 009 May 22 010 May 22 011 May 22 012 May 22 013 May 22 014 May 22 015 May 22 016 May 22 017 May 22 018 May 22 019 May 22 020 May 22 023 May 22 024 May 22 025 May 22 026 May 22 027 May 22 028I just got back from Sugar I have been there since Monday. I had Ted and wife Dianna for the first three days and Jim and Wayne for one day and just Wayne for a half day today. The wind was just brutal the first Three days with Ted and Dianna , but we smacked some really good fish and Ted with the biggest with a 10 lb 1 oz pig. Ted and Dianna did very well for what we were up against and yes they lost a bunch of really good fish , but caught as good number of fish on day two and three after they got the hang of it after day one. Jimbo and Wayne were really on a good start Thursday and had 15 fish in the boat before 10 am and the mother of all storms hit. The storm beached us for about 3 hours and we did get back out for a few and ended the day with 23 fish. Jimbo had to leave last night so Wayne and I stayed and fished a half day today. the bite was really off today , so I headed to the bank and picked up a flipping rod and bam I caught three good fish , I am pictured with two of the three , the third one was about the same as the smaller one. The flipping bite was on, only one problem I could catch the heck out of them , but Wayne could not flip a lick , so after about 30 min I saw that I was the only one that was going to catch any that way so I went back off shore and we finished our day with just a few more small fish. Sugar is just catching a butt load of water , just look at the spillway in the pictures. they also have all the gates open at the outlet and it is still coming up. I leave for my other job Sun and will be back on Sugar about the 12th of June . I think it is going to be off the charts down there this summer.

May 17, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

May 17 001 May 17 002 May 17 003 May 17 004 May 17 005 May 17 006 May 17 007 May 17 008Back from another trip to Sugar lake. It was just Tom and I for the two day trip. The wind was brutal for a day and a half . Finally about 1 pm today it just flat quit. We had a good trip catching 61 fish over the two days. I really did not get on my open water fish until 1:30 today , but as soon as the wind quit I busted out there and we caught 7 quality fish inn the hour and a half that we had left. I did catch some nice fish , about like what Tom is pictured with. I lost one today that for sure I would have taken a picture with I flipped right in the middle of a bush and showered down on a monster and got her up and out and in open water than she came off right at the boat. I got to look at her several times before she came off and she was in the 10 to 12 range . We lost several fish today that we did not see. I will be back to sugar in the morning and will be there for 5 days so I will post Friday eve. Check back and see how it goes.

May 15, 2014

Friday, May 15th, 2015

May 15 001 May 15 002 May 15 003 May 15 004 May 15 005 May 15 006 May 15 007 May 15 008Back from Sugar lake with Doug and Brent. Sugar lake is at a level that I have never seen before . It is 135% full and still coming up. If we got within a mile of the spill way we could hear the roar of the water going over it. Being said the fish are all over the chart. They are really scattered. We had quit a bit of wind to deal with , but we did and I pretty much fished where I wanted to. We boated 34 fish on the two day trip and had a few nice ones to boot. Doug and Brent learned the hard way as to how strong these fish are as between the two of them they broke off 8 fish in open water. They said as most do that these Sugar fish are the meanest in the world. Doug had the biggest landed on the trip with a 8 lb 4 oz and his personal best. Like everyone I take to Sugar they fell in love with the place. the place is just a great place to go and the fishing just is a part of it. I will be back there in the morning with Tom. Tom has been to Sugar twice with me and hit a bad north cold front both time. It looks like that will not be the deal this time. I figured out a deep bite on Sugar and there is still a flipping bite as well. I did not flip on this trip but about 30 min and caught four fish, three in the 5 to 6 pound range. I just felt it was best to stay deep with Doug and Brent. I for one really like to see a lake full , but damn Sugar needs to quit gaining and settle down a little . I will post Sun eve and let you know how Tom and I do.

May 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

I am headed back to Falcon today and will be on Sugar lake early Thursday morning for a 10 day run on Sugar Lake. Sugar is still flooded , but I expect to get a better off shore bite this time around. Like I said I will be on Sugar for 10 days , but with three different groups so I will be posting between trips. My first post on Sugar will be Friday eve and I know a lot of you want to see what is going on down on Sugar. Be sure and check out my report come Friday. This weather this year just will not give it up as it is in the 50’s here in Abilene . It is the middle of May is it not.

May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Wow it has been a while since I have posted. Just to let you know what is going on. This trip is the one that I had to do the closing on the estate. My lawyer and I have be up to our elbows trying to get all the paper work ready to close. With 64 separate properties to get ready, well just to say the least I have not had time to do anything else. I did have to bump my Tuesday and Wed trip to Sugar as we had to bump the closing to Monday. Finally we do have it ready to close. My Sugar trips will start bright and early Thursday and I will be on Sugar lake for 10 straight days. Once I have this estate deal behind me and in control . I will be able to do more and more trips. But right now this thing is a mess and I will be well ______ and elbows for the next few months. Just another reminder about the Peacock Trips. I still have a few spots left on the third boat and I did have one spot for a couple open up on the first boat . At $3995 all inclusive except flight , you can not get this great of a trip for any less. Also for the ones that are booked I need your forms now. If you do not have a form , contact me so I can get you one. We have the flights with AA on hold, but we have to book them shortly.