John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular

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

Where:
Damon 7 Lakes,
3533 CR 4,
(Old Damon W. Columbia Road)
Damon, Texas 77430

Trip Description – Typically in April:  Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday) 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.

 

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.  

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 typical. 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.

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

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

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