Archive for June, 2015

June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

20150625_070959_resized20150626_164251_resizedWell Joe and I are on the last remodel before I return to Falcon to do my other job. This one is one I had to evict and man it was a mess. We as you can see in the pictures , it had a lot of shit in it. Plus these pigs that were in it destroyed to house from on end to the other . this one will take us a while . We spent 11 hours the first day just cleaning it out. 11 hours yesterday just replacing all the electrical they ripped out and today we will tackle the plumbing that they ripped out. They kicked holes in all the walls and left a pit bulldog in the house for the lasts week they were there and , well you just could not believe what damage that did. I did get them evicted and also on this one I filed charges for destruction of property as well. We plan on having this one finished by the end of the week and yes like all the others I have it rented already , to a very nice lady. I know that all my reports have been mostly about the estate , but I will be back to the fishing very shortly. Please bare with me , as you must know that this has to be done.

June 26, 2015

Friday, June 26th, 2015

20150624_180815_resized 20150624_180828_resizedWell three dumpsters full and 7 days of hard work Joe and I turned this disaster into a doll house. Joe and I have remodeled four homes in 30 days . When we first looked at this house , my first thoughts was to bulldoze it down, but they always look bad when they are full of trash and filth. I still can not understand people that have no pride and live like pigs. We start one more today that is another disaster and it will be the last one I do , so I can return to Falcon and do a little fishing. I am so ready to get back on the water. I hope my clients understand that I had to do this just to keep my Mom and Dads hard work to have this estate and bring it back to where it was while they were living. Like said my first love is Guiding and I am sorry it had to take a back seat for this adventure. I did probably loose some clients over this and I do thank the ones that are understanding. Most of this is behind me now and I will start to being more of a Fishing guided than a slum lord. Thanks .

June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

20150616_173606_resized 20150622_154921_resizedWell I have been in Abilene since the 25th of May so just about a month. Joe ( my helper) and I are just about finished with our 4th remodel. I finally can see daylight. Picture is a dump full of stuff out of one of my houses that I evicted a tenant . The thing is that was dump number two. The other picture is the floor we laid in the kitchen and utility room. I had not planned to be in Abilene so long this trip, as I still have my guide trips to take care of. But this had to be done and I had to be here to do it. Thanks to the ones that I had to reschedule. I will be back to being a fishing guide come the 13th of July and I guide everyday till the 26th when I have to return back to Abilene. My schedule is really full with both worlds right now. But I do Have one day in July , July 20th is  open, and one day  in Aug. Aug the 13th is open. Sept is a little better as I have the 15th ,19th, 20th , 21st, 22nd, 23rd,24thm and 25th open. Most all my trips are on Sugar as it is a better bet for quality , but I still love to guide on Falcon as well if you are interested. Both lake are great, but Sugar is just flat better right now. Give Falcon a year or two and you will not have to go to Sugar for the quality. This note is for the ones that are going with me to Brazil , Peacock Trip. I need your Apps NOW as we need to get your flights BOOKED . The flights are low priced now and we need to get them booked. Call me and I can get you hooked up with the agent. Thanks from Your Fishing Guide and Slum Lord LOL.

June 13, 2015

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

20150612_132906_resized 20150611_150329_resized 20150608_171844_resized 20150608_171915_resized 20150612_132144_resized 20150612_132328_resizedJust to let you know what we have been up to. First of all Sheretta and I were in Bandera yesterday to see a good friend and great man , Bob Stevens , laid to rest. Bob will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure knowing him. While we were in Bandera , by the looks of the picture above Sheretta has met a knew man. Being part Cherokee , I guess she was attracted to him. We did return to Abilene instead of Zapata, as I have a lot of unfinished business with the estate. I was to guide all next week on Sugar and Falcon, but thanks to some understanding clients I had to reschedule them. I sure do miss being on the water as of late , but this estate really needs my attention NOW. I posted a few pictures of some of the houses I am remodeling . The good thing is as soon as I have started these three , I have rented them so I have to get them ready.  I really enjoy the remodeling , but my first love is to Guide clients onto big fish and I promise you that as soon as I get this estate under control , that my butt will be back to the fishing . I gave up construction to do my love of fishing and guiding and please bear with me through this time and I will be back shortly. Falcon is in really great shape and in time it is going to be great again. Sugar on the other had has finally settled  down on the water intake and has dropped about 10 % and is going to be fantastic this summer.

June 10, 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

I am still in Abilene up to my elbows in work. Just wanted to let everyone know that we lost a great man yesterday. For the ones that knew Bob Stevens knew how great a man he was. Bob and I had some really great times on the water on Falcon and if I needed something , he always came through. He was a big man and even had a bigger heart. Bob fishing slowed down the last few years so he started making rods, to give him something to do , because he just had to stay busy. He made some really great rods and I am proud I have a few. I will retire them , because Bob is officially retired and in a better place today. We will all miss he dearly. How is the fishing up there Bob. I know that is what you are doing.

June 3, 2015

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Just to let you know I am still in Abilene and will be here thru Sat. My days are very limited on the fishing trips , until I get this estate in order. I did want to let you know that I have a few dates open , if you want to go fishing. As last year I want to do all my trips on Sugar , because it is a lot better chance to catch quality fish. I will do trips on Falcon as well, and Falcon is good on numbers , but the consistant quality is just not there as of yet. Here are some dates I have open if you are interested on Fishing Sugar or Falcon. June if full , July 13, 20 , and 25th open . Aug 13, 22  open , Sept 14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25  open. With my busy schedule please book early . As I get this estate in order , it will open up my schedule even more. Also as most of you know I am doing Peacock trips to Brazil and our trips in Jan are full . For the ones going on this great trip I need your applications turned in. We are booking flights NOW .