Dr. Jack just emailed and he is having to reschedule his trip to Sugar. He had Monday and Tuesday the 19th and 20th booked. Call, text, or email. I will have my latest Sugar Lake trip report up at some point tomorrow afternoon. If you have Facebook you can check out the damage that Guy and Jon did to Sugar. Spoiler ALERT……it was a whackfest and Jon has a new personal best of 9.56 lbs.
A few holes remain after this week. I have a Falcon trip on Saturday weather permitting. My trip on the 16th is also a Falcon trip. I’m expecting both of those trips to be very good from a fish catching perspective. We should have a few opportunities at a big fish as well, but we will be at the mercy of Ricky Retema. If you like hand to hand combat let’s get a trip set up on Falcon. If you like open water, Sugar is tough to beat right now. Email, text or call.
I don’t like coming across as a braggart and I’ve said that more than a few times here on my reports. With that said……what a way to end September 2015 and to bring in October of 2015. Great times with a great friend.
…….and the 9-2 Walrus that James caught was pretty damn cool too. We caught 89 fish in a day in a half of fishing.
We had very similar results as I had over the weekend. We caught a lot of fish in the fun 2.5 to 4 lb range and I bet we missed every bit as many as we caught. Several times we would have two to three bites a cast……crazy. I have no idea how many Plum Ole Monsters James went through, but he didn’t bring any back across the border with him. He had some silly moments where it was more of a surprise when he didn’t get bit. He started the trip going up on me 9-0! We could not of had a better time. My next job is Tuesday and Wednesday on Sugar Lake. Very much looking forward to showing Guy a great Sugar Lake experience. Give me a call or shoot me text if this looks like a good time and don’t forget about ole Falcon either…….here are a few more pics from paradise.
…..must be the night before a Sugar trip? You bet it was. My Sugar addiction is getting serious. I had two jobs fall through on me. One was for Tomorrow and Thursday….guy was from the San Antonio area and couldn’t find a partner. The other job was from Oklahoma and it would of been a Thursday through Saturday gig. This guys partner’s wife got wind of the plan and said he couldn’t go to Mexico…..ugh. They wanted me to talk to her and I respectfully declined. I need the jobs, but I am not going to try and convince a significant other to let you go. I feel bad for those two, but that’s a line I just can’t cross. Sooooooooooo with the boat gassed up and equipment ready I am still going to go. This will be a “Work” trip……..lol. I love my job. James is going with me on the walrus hunt. I can’t guarantee a 10 lber, but I can guarantee ya that we will whack the fish and have a GRADE A time doing it. Sugar is fishing some kind of special right now and if you want a piece of the action in the not so distant future here is an updated look at October. November and December are wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide open.
My October 10th trip will be on Falcon. Kevin will have a great day. I’m very much looking forward to putting him in the jungle and face to face with an angry Wendy Walrus. It’s a great time to be on the border with a rod in your hand.
If you need to reach me send an email. Service has been very hit or miss and mostly miss over there of late.
Sugar Lake could of given us three DD’s, five 9 pounders, and seven 8 pounders……and I still would of been disappointed. It has been fishing that good. So imagine not even catching an 8 lber? Major bummer on the big fish front. Did we whack on some fish? Yeah and a lot of em, but when your big fish is a 7.68 and the guide catches it……ugh. After catching that fish on the first day I put my rods away and didn’t fish the last two days. The biggest story were the storms that kept us off the water during prime fishing time. Saturday was the worst……we got on the mother load just in time for Mo Nature to kick us off the water for nearly the rest of the day. Scott caught 3 of the biggest fish he’s ever caught including his person best of 6.58. The ultimate kick in the shorts came today at the very end of the day. We ran the heck out of Sugar trying to find Senorita Mega Walrus and I planned to end the day on a spot that has had some major success over the last 7 days. I pull up to hit a spot beside it and guess what? …..guy rolls up, drives over the spot 5 times and throws out a 50 pound anvil for an anchor. Two casts later MEGA Walrus. Then to add a lil more salt to the wound he catches another.
I played the bridesmaid all week. Tommy’s boat boated two DD’s Monday/Tuesday…..Carlos had a client yesterday boat an 11-2 and the final dagger was the guy above. Here are the fish clicker pics from each day. 149 fish caught. 142 of which were caught by my clients. The numbers were great.
Here are some pics from paradise.
Love ya Sugar,
I am now booked October 6th and 7th. I had a great question about when will this great stretch of fishing stop. I really think we will be good through November and when we start getting hit with our more serious fronts and the water temps drop etc, the dynamics of how you catch the fish will probably change. Notice the word probably, because nobody knows for sure. The one thing that will help is consistent water levels. If we get hit by tropical activity then it’s anybody’s guess. My schedule is up to date and I will try and keep it as accurate as possible with the number of people that are trying to fit a Sugar or Falcon trip into their schedule this fall.
This weekend is now booked up. September is nearly shot and in the books.
October still has plenty of room to get a dream trip lined up. Falcon is popping 20 to 25 lb bags with 50 fish days possible. Sugar is just fishing silly right now and is tough to describe accurately for those that have never been. Here is a look at October.
I just got my first 2016 job tonight as well. January 17th is booked up. I also want to remind my tournament clients to book early to get the dates you need prior to any of the big upcoming tourney trails that are coming to town in 2016. I want to be clear…..I work my tail off for every single one of my tournament anglers, just as I do for my non tournament clients. You will get 127.83% effort out of me EVERY TIME out there and we will let the chips fall where they may. If I am guiding on a tournament day or days you can bet your ass that my clients and I will try to win that tourney on that given day. I hold NOTHING back when I am working. I have had a TREMENDOUS amount of success guiding on tournament days. My tournament clients have had a TREMENDOUS amount of success fishing on those same days as well. I know what you are thinking…..why am I bringing this up? I got an email today that really pissed me off. If you have been reading my report for any length of time and/or have fished with me, you know that I am as straight laced as they come. I tell it EXACTLY how it is and don’t back down from what is right. I was gonna post this email and my response, but have decided against it……for now.
Time to get off my soapbox.
CYA in a few days……we are going certified walrus hunting South of the border.
Just got back from a fantastic trip to Sugar Lake Mexico and wow did we blast the fish and before I go any farther. Big Mike, who fished with Tommy both days, had the trip of a lifetime. He boated a 10-2 the first day and then followed it up with an 11-7 today. Check out these two MEGA WALRUSES!
Congrats again Big Mike!! I don’t know how many fish were caught between the two boats. I don’t think I could guess high enough to be honest. If you like wresting giants out of trees you need to get down here ASAP. I’m serious…..this is like Falcon Lake 2011 all over again. Here are a few pics I snapped over the day in a half. Our biggest boated was an 8.52.
Here are a few pics of the Motel……man this place is paradise.
My next scheduled trip isn’t till October. (on the calendar) If you want a truly special trip give me a ring, I have plenty of room to get you in.
I am off to Sugar Lake in the morning to help Tommy with a group trip. Few places in my opinion compare to a Sugar Lake experience. I am packed up and ready to roll. I stopped by Falcon Lake tackle this morning to pick Sir James brain as he was just over on Sugar and caught em really good. It’s my understanding that one of my favorite spots on Sugar is loaded up. Can’t wait to get on it tomorrow. I will try to do a little Facebooking while there with a few updates when service is available.
Well the platinum team trail here on Falcon is in the books. This Trail sure has fallen on it’s face in a short period of time. 15 teams fished this tourney. That is mind boggling. Last year when this trail was announced and pumped up as the premier big money trail in Texas there was a waiting list to fish it. They had a 100 team max per tourney. I am happy to say that my clients finished first and my friend Tommy finished 2nd. Total two day weight for Clint and crew was 45.01. Big fish of the tourney was a 9.04 caught by team Bailey and Starnes. Congrats again men and thanks for putting me in your corner.
Day 1 pic
Day 2 pic
I got a text from Sir James bright and early this morning as he was fixing to go out and whack on some. Ole James has my number out here right now. He smacked me around like a red headed step child all morning. If you are fishing any tournaments this weekend you best stop in and ask James about his secret weapon. I am not going to post it here because it wasn’t me that started using this soft plastic. Heck it’s been over a year and maybe longer since I’ve used these on Falcon. Trust me when I tell ya they were a CLEAR winner today. I would walk in Falcon Lake Tackle and buy every one of em if I was fishing that Platinum tourney……lol. I appreciate James doing what he did for me today. We went up into a creek that I have very little experience with and actually got out of the boat and walked around the area as he explained what the deal was. That info doesn’t help me today and heck it may not help me 5 years from now, but it will. Knowledge is power and you can believe that.
Prediction time for the Platinum Team Trail event that is this weekend. I have a good friend fishing it and a client fishing it. I look forward to seeing these two teams battle for the top prize.
Best 10 (two day event) : 42.46 pounds
Big fish: 7.54 lbs