John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2017-04-08-0700 (date locked)

When: April 8th, 2017 (2017-04-09-0700)

Damon 7 Lakes,
3533 CR 4,
(Old Damon W. Columbia Road)
Damon, Texas 77430
N29.2524671 – W95.7412050

How to sign up:
1.  Evite link
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. or e-mail the trip leader.  (doncpuckett(at) gee male dot com)

Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:   “Puck”
Phone:       Two ate one 865 thirty-two sixteen
e-mail:   doncpuckett(at) gee male dot com

Trip Description:  Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 9th of April (date is confirmed) at Damon Seven Lakes. Fishing from the shore, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.  Camping the night before is available, and is encouraged.  We have permission.

How to sign up:
1.  Evite link
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. or e-mail the trip leader.  (doncpuckett(at) gee male dot com)
4.  You must have a day waiver for Damon 7 Lakes to enter the property Friday night, or Saturday.  You can get it here:jssswaiver7l

Waiver forms:  Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.Waiver form link

Cost:  $40  for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues.  Cost per angler is approved, and it does include lunch.  Special pricing for kids, students, and non-fishing spouses.  Contact “Puck” for details.


Our volunteer (John P.) will be set up with a sign-in station at the warehouse building from 0700-0900.  If you come in after 0900, chase down the sound of “Fish on!” to get signed in and squared away.

About the area:  “Damon’s Seven Lakes is a beautiful one-of-a-kind private fishing club located in Damon, Texas just west of Highway 36 between Rosenburg and West Columbia. Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurance. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last three years.”

Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Water, snacks (We need to have our cooks for lunch lined up).
• 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
S1B, 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 covered picnic area (to be confirmed).

I need 3 2 more volunteers.  
These volunteers will have their fees waived for the day.
2 people as Cooks
Cook 1 = Michael Midyett
Cook 2 = Joseph Flowers

2 people as Cleanup crew
KP1 = MK’s daughter

John P. (VP) has volunteered to man the sign in table from 0645-0930

Does anybody know where the trophy resides?  I haven’t seen it in a few years, and we may need to make another one.  Remember, “No pictures = no proof”

We again have permission to camp the night before.  I highly recommend it.

19 thoughts on “John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2017-04-08-0700 (date locked)

  1. We have 2 volunteer as of 2016-12-14.
    John P is manning the sign-in table.
    Cook 1 is Michael Midyet
    We still need folks to help out with:
    Cook2, KP1, and KP2.


  2. I tried to put a photo of a “bully spider” here, but that doesn’t seem to be an option. Somebody asked me what they look like. I don’t have a video of them made yet. But I’m sure there are plenty of videos out there.


  3. As of today (2017-02-22) we have 22 people signed up via E-vite, with another 3 that have either volunteered or told me that they are coming.

    Pass the word.
    Bring the family.
    Come have fun with us.


  4. I will try to have a spider and S1B tied and ready for all of the folks that have replied with a “Yes” in E-vite ready for you at the sign-in table. I wonder if we can talk Russell C. into tying enough BBBs?

    22 replied with a “Yes” as of 2017-02-28-0800


    • I’m going to have to put a “no later than” date for the sign-up to be eligible for three free flies. I think April 4th is reasonable. So if you have signed up via email, Evite, or phone call, by then, I will put your name in the hat for 3 hand tied flies, Spider, S1B, and BBB.

      If you join us and still need flies, D7Ls has a selection for sale that catches fish, or so Mike assures me.


  5. Tracy can’t make it. I’ll be there in the AM. Have to leave around lunchtime to go to her nephew’s wedding in The Woodlands that evening.


  6. Mike, Matt, Puck, John, and all the volunteers,

    Thanks for a great family day out. Appreciate all the effort that went into this event. We had a great time.


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