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John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:49:27 PM »
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.
      
 
Directions: http://www.mjacompany.com/map-big.html
 
About the area:  http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html


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
BBB
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.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 06:48:18 PM by Dave Kelly »

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Re: April Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 06:12:21 AM »
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.

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« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 04:40:05 AM by Puck »
To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 09:52:45 PM »
 
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:///www.mjacompany.com/map-big.html (G.P.S. will put you 3 miles North)

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 04:41:32 AM »
We have 8 people signed up this morning, 2012-03-26-0640.

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

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 09:27:32 AM »
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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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 05:09:24 PM »
Imagine That! So how did your Trip with Scott Null go? Post in the saltwater chat ok it's too fresh over here.
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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
14 signed up

The day is coming up faster than you think.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 09:17:51 AM »
I've got yellow spiders tied!

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 02:33:03 PM »
S1Bs in orange!

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 07:31:02 AM »
Accardo Miss Prissy poppers are no longer in production. 

Anthony J. "Tony" Accardo

History of the flies from Terry and Roxanne Wilson


If you have a stock of them, they are great little poppers that work well for this event.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 02:24:16 PM »
anyone willing to give up recipes for PGPP, or SOB flies.... how bout that magic fly that golden is using on white oak bayou....?

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 04:03:32 PM »
PGPP

S1B

Tying instructions from other sites.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 11:03:15 PM »
All the recipies for the flies Puck has listed can be received if you email Mike Arnold @ sevenlakes@consolidated.net . List the ones you want and I will send them to you.
PGPP= Pete's Gurgle Pop Popper
S1B = Sam's Oone Bug
BBB = Bream Busting Bug

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 11:40:16 PM »
Puck,

Harry was out with David Lemke on Sunday after the auction and he has found a substitute for the Miss Prissy. Ask him where he gets them. He had a whole bag of them.

Mike

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 05:50:10 PM »
It's Sunday 21st and 28 have signed up. Those who sign up before 2315 hrs on the 23rd and turn in the waivers at sign in will receive a set of five flies that are productive on the lakes. Bring your own favorites. Your cooperation will allow me time to tie the remaing flies, plan the amount of food and water to have at the event.

See you at the monthly meeting this Tuesday to answer any questions,

Michael J. Arnold