John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2018-04-07-0700 (date locked)

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 occurrence. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last three years.”

When: April 7th, 2018 (2018-04-07-0700)

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

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 7th 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: JSSFS Waiver 2018

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

Cost:  $45  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.

Directions:  http://www.mjacompany.com/directions.html

Our volunteer (need one.) 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: http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html  “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
BBB
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 5 volunteers.  
These volunteers will have their fees waived for the day.
2 people as Cooks
Cook 1 = Laura
Cook 2 = Rudy A

2 people as Cleanup crew
KP1 = Scott F
KP2 = ?

One person to man the sign in table from 0645-0930  (Russell C. with assist from JEB)

New trophy in hand.  Remember, “No pictures = no proof”

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

10 thoughts on “John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2018-04-07-0700 (date locked)

  1. I will need to check on the availability of camping, and we still need a few volunteers to cook, greet people, and clean-up.

    I think we should offer this event up to the Texas council.

    Thoughts?

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    • Puck,
      Count me in on this one. I will plan on being there early. I am happy to work at the sign-in desk if you do not have a volunteer for that already. I also think John Slocomb will be attending.

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  2. Puck,
    Count me in on this one. I will plan on being there early. I am happy to work at the sign-in desk if you do not have a volunteer for that already. I also think John Slocomb will be attending. I don’t know yet how many of the Fly Fishing Academy Students will chose to attend. We currently have 9 individuals and have made this an optional opportunity to get some hands on warm water fishing experience with John and I helping them. We will see how many decide to sign up.
    Best Regards,
    Joe

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  3. These volunteers will have their fees waived for the day. But I forgot who my other volunteer was 😦
    2 people as Cooks
    Cook 1 = Laura
    Cook 2 = Rudy A

    2 people as Cleanup crew
    KP1 = Scott F
    KP2 = ?

    One person to man the sign in table from 0645-0930 (Russell C. with assist from JEB)

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