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Dave Kelly:
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
When:   28th April, 2012 (Easter is the 8th, Auction is the 14th, MS-150 is the 21st) 
Where: Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx
Start Time:   0700 hrs
End Time: Dark, or later   
Trip Leader:   “Puck” Don C. Puckett
Phone:   281-865-3216       
e-mail: Use PM on forum if you don’t already have Puck’s e-mail.   

Trip Description:  Join us for the annual chance to capture the Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 28th of April at Damon Seven Lakes.

A catch log will be given to all at sign-in, and a drawing from those will take place for all of them turned in by 1830 hrs, for a special set of flies and case.

Fishing from the shore but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

Participants will also receive Mike’s package of special flies.  He will give these out at sign-in to those signed up by the cutoff date 5 days before the event (Midnight of the 23th of April). If somebody has a better wording for this tell Puck.

The longest sunfish (micropterus salmoides do not count) will be the winner of the trophy.
Largest bass, most bream caught, and most flies lost to trees will all be noted.

Lunchtime is at noon, 201204281200.  Be late = be hungry

How to sign up: Sign Up On Line Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
How to get Damon 7 Lakes waiver forms: Download here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information. Give to Mike when you sign in at D7L.

Cost: $45 per TFF member (children and D7Ls members $5).  This includes lunch and drinks.
About the area:

Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

This is the date, 28th April, 2012

We did inded have some conflicts!  Easter is the 8th, Auction is the 14th, MS-150 is the 21st.

Max participation is my goal!

I'll bring it up again at the meeting, just to make sure we have the word out.


John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Winners :

2012 April 28th 2012?
2011 Martin Weir
2010 Terry McCafferty
2009 Martin Weir
2008 Dave Steffek
2007 Chris Reyes
2006 Ralph Havis
2005 Mike Siegman
2004 Gerard Alan Witte
2003 Clark Thornton
2002 Rob Nelm
2001 Rob Nelm
2000 T. Lyons
1999 John Beck
1998 Bill Waldron
1997 ?
1996 Richard Dean
1995 Richard Dean
1994 M.R. Thomas
1993 Beth Tichich
1992 Lee Pinion
1991 Ron Poppe
1990 Albert Richter
1989 Tianne Breitenfeldt
1988 Corey Rich
1987 Tony Woods
1986 John Scarborough
1985 Mark Hollier & Dave Hayward

Add your name to the list. April 28th 2012 @ Damon's Seven lakes. The longest recorded sunfish (micropterus salmoides do not count) will take this spot. 0700 Hrs. until Dark. Lunch @ 1200 hrs. Set of flies to all who register on the TFF web before Midnight April 23rd. For directions use http:/// (G.P.S. will put you 3 miles North)

We have 8 people signed up this morning, 2012-03-26-0640.

If you can't use the sign-up sheet, let me know.


I've been doing a little "pre-fishing" out at D7Ls. 

The big bluegill were on the beds with the bass hanging out at the edges.



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