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 27th, 2019
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Damon 7 Lakes,
3533 CR 4,
(Old Damon W. Columbia Road)
Damon, Texas 77430
N29.2524671 – W95.7412050
End Time: TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader: “Puck” and Russell Cowart
Phone: Puck: (Two ate one) 865 thirty-two sixteen; Russell: (7I tree) 2O ate tree tree 2O
e-mail: Puck: doncpuckett(at) gee male dot com; Russell: rcowart (at) eprod 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 27th 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: Damon 7 Lakes Day Wiaver
Waiver forms: Required Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.JSSFS HHA 2019
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.
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.”
• 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
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
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 5 volunteers.
These volunteers will have their fees waived for the day.
2 people as Cooks
Cook 1 = John E.
Cook 2 = Steve T. had to cancel. Don H. stepped up
2 people as Cleanup crew
KP1 = Scott F.
KP2 = Jerry (Skip and MK’s son)
One person to help RC manning the sign in table from 0645-0930 (Q)
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, 2019-04-27-0700am”
The fishing is starting to pick up. Saturday, 2019-02-16, we landed 46 between the 3 of us fishing.
I am working on fly boxes for the participants. My plan is to have 45 boxes ready for the first 45 folks to sign up on the Evite link. Special flies, and boxes, to the cooks, KPs, and sign-in desk workers (5). If some of our group would like to supply 50+ flies, of one pattern, to the event, they would be greatly appreciated.
I’ll do KP cleanup. More if needed.
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Bring your Air Force. Dragonflies should be out and can be Yvette effective. I’ve had good luck w/size 6 thru 10 dragonflies.
We have our cooks and KPs.
I need one more “Greeter,” to help RC handle the sign-in table
Slow day yesterday (2019-04-11). Robert stopped counting at 30. Puck and Nilo were trying to catch bluegill, but the pesky bass wouldn’t leave the fly alone. Between the 2 of them, they boated 46 fish, mostly bass
As of 2019-04-14, we have 15 signed up. That leaves 30 sets of flies unclaimed.
Wednesday, the 24th, is the last day to sign up via EVITE (http://evite.me/qvPbCFGKh6) I will pull the counts Thursday morning for food, and flies.
2019 John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
Bring a folding chair if you have one. We have plenty of tables, but if you want a dependable place to sit, bring it. “Puck”
From the pictures I’ve seen, the winner, so far, Is Don Hanselman, 10-1/2″