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David’s Most Excellent Sugar Lake Adventure

David came to Falcon Lake and fished with me back in October of 2013. He had a trip of a lifetime which included a personal best 8-01 lb walrus as pictured below.



Fast forward to January 29th, 2016. David is back only this time he has a serious Sugar Lake itch that he needs to scratch. David didn’t just beat his personal best once……he beat it twice.


Here is his 9-13 from Saturday.



David decided to do his best Jimmy Houston impersonation……hey he was at Sugar Lake after all.



…….And the second time he beat his personal best was nothing short of epic and a true fish of a lifetime.



His new personal best, after today, now sits at 11-15. I blacked out multiple times throughout the epic fight. Seriously blacked out……we saw this beast multiple times and I will be the first to come clean and admit this. I thought it was 13+ when she first came out of the water. She was just so damn massive. If David makes one wrong move with that fish or I don’t net her on the first try she would of been gone. Check out the hook placement.


Yes, that is all that was connecting that fish to David’s hook. David and I trembled with excitement for damn near 30 minutes after boating that Mega Walrus. I still am getting goosebumps as I type this.

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Here are few more of David’s fish from the last three days. We boated so many quality fish. It was rare to set the hook on a fish that was under 4 pounds. Sooooooo dag gone fun.

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The second day we decided to eat fried fish. We almost didn’t catch enough eaters (under 3 lbs), but as you can see yours truly delivered….lol, I was the only one who caught eaters. David was too busy catching Walruses and Jr. Walruses. Here is a pic with Juan holding our dinner. And speaking of Juan…..that guy is so freaking awesome at what he does, which is everything. He always has a smile on his face and works as hard as anybody on this continent.


Gracias amigo. And speaking of thanks……….A trip like this on Sugar Lake would not of been possible if it weren’t for so many people helping me along the way. I’m going to get a lil sappy or soft or whatever. Some of these people are, in no particular order: Tommy Law, Jimmy Behnken, Carlos Olivares, Buck, Noe, Ray, Artemio, Juan and last, but certainly not least Sir James. I texted James on the 24th and asked him to go on another scouting run with me…….a serious one and I know he has a lot of irons in the fire right now, but he knew I was sweating a bit about the quality of fish I was on after our last scouting run. If he doesn’t head over with me Monday this type of trip would not of happened. We found the motherload and it paid off.






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