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#12606715 - 02/02/18 07:27 AM Sugar Lake
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1987
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I’ve been out of fishing for a minute (~6 months) I’ve just lost interest but recently got the itch again, so I booked a trip with my dad on sugar lake in mid March through Falcon Heights Motel after reading some good things about them on here.
I’ve never been to Mexico, never fished west of Whitney. What should I expect?
Has anyone fished with Carlos Olivarez on Sugar?
Anyone that has been to Sugar, what was your experience like?
This is a bucket list trip for me!
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#12606731 - 02/02/18 07:34 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
kd Offline
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Registered: 05/23/03
Posts: 152
Loc: Prosper, TX USA
You are going to have a blast. Use heavy line and hold on. Only recommendation is to not venture into town after dark and you will be fine. I have been there 6-7 times and have never been disappointed.

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#12606768 - 02/02/18 07:57 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 1105
Did not stay in Mexico when we went so we were sure to be off the lake and back across the border before dark. Fishing was good. We were there in June. Had good numbers(60+)of 2-4LB fish. No giants though but they are in there. It was pretty cool, we were the only boat on the water besides the net fishermen.

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#12606780 - 02/02/18 08:06 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I know of a couple of people that have fished day trips with Carlos on Sugar--they had a great time. One caught their PB there.
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#12606821 - 02/02/18 08:23 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
AdvTX Offline
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Registered: 01/23/04
Posts: 2902
Loc: Dallas, TX, USA
I'm going in late February for the first time and staying at the lake for 2 nights. I will report back
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#12606856 - 02/02/18 08:41 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
Hog Jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2638
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Good Intel guys , may plan a trip w/brother .

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#12606900 - 02/02/18 08:55 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Registered: 05/05/09
Posts: 7174
Loc: Deep in the Heart of Texas
I've fished Sugar a couple of times with Carlos. Always stay at the lodge for a couple of nights when we go. Carlos knows the lake as well as anyone and he'll put you on the fish if they're biting. Beware the cold fronts! Those bass don't like cold weather a bit. Last time I went I took my personal truck and pulled my buddy's boat. Coming back across at Roma and navigating through that concrete zig zag at the border crossing was tight. Made it with about 2 inches to spare. By far the worst part of the trip.

Baits that worked for us:
Big lizards
Rage Craws (the big ones)
Zoom Mag Utra Vibe Speed Worms
Big crankbaits in bright colors
Big squarebills
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#12607025 - 02/02/18 09:45 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1529
Loc: Southwest Texas
Best lake on the planet if you go with the right person, May 2016 came close to a 50 lb stringer, all post-spawn at the base of the hardwoods. have about 14 days on the lake, dreams come true there!

Pound for pound the best 40,000 acre lake I've ever seen. There are hazards all over the lake with rock if you've never been. They eat peppermints there if your around the fish.


Edited by InTheClear (02/02/18 09:48 AM)

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#12607813 - 02/02/18 04:10 PM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: InTheClear]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1987
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Originally Posted By: InTheClear
Best lake on the planet if you go with the right person, May 2016 came close to a 50 lb stringer, all post-spawn at the base of the hardwoods. have about 14 days on the lake, dreams come true there!

Pound for pound the best 40,000 acre lake I've ever seen. There are hazards all over the lake with rock if you've never been. They eat peppermints there if your around the fish.


I don’t understand the peppermint part. Can you explain a little more?
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#12607824 - 02/02/18 04:16 PM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 3856
I talked to two guides at a restaurant in Zapata last night that just got back in town and one zeroed and the other had one 4lbr. Said it has been very tough at Sugar lately.

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#12607841 - 02/02/18 04:31 PM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
5X3Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 1076
Loc: Porter, TX
Originally Posted By: Ricky Taylor
Originally Posted By: InTheClear
Best lake on the planet if you go with the right person, May 2016 came close to a 50 lb stringer, all post-spawn at the base of the hardwoods. have about 14 days on the lake, dreams come true there!

Pound for pound the best 40,000 acre lake I've ever seen. There are hazards all over the lake with rock if you've never been. They eat peppermints there if your around the fish.


I don’t understand the peppermint part. Can you explain a little more?


Think he's saying they'll eat anything "if you're around the fish"

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#12607958 - 02/02/18 06:13 PM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: 21xs Elite]
AdvTX Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/04
Posts: 2902
Loc: Dallas, TX, USA
Originally Posted By: 21xs Elite
I talked to two guides at a restaurant in Zapata last night that just got back in town and one zeroed and the other had one 4lbr. Said it has been very tough at Sugar lately.


What?? I can do better than that at white rock from the bank.

Someone tell me something good
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#12607967 - 02/02/18 06:21 PM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 16391
Loc: Dallas, TX
Good news—warm south wind at Falcon dam for the next four days peaking at 88 degrees Tuesday

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#12608257 - 02/02/18 10:44 PM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
hawki213 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/10
Posts: 1124
My wife and I have been 3 times with Jay Greishaw for a couple of days each time. Stayed at the lodge each time. The first two times it was off the wall. Flippin the trees one morning was like being in a Jimmy Houston show. We went thru a couple gallon bags of worms. Best bass fishing of my life. This last time in Nov the lake had just filled up. We caught fish but it wasn't like before. The weather down there has been insanely cold and wet for the last 2 months at least. But as Collin pointed out the weather is fixing to change for the good.



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#12608472 - 02/03/18 08:37 AM Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor]
Debra Hengst Online   content
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Registered: 11/04/00
Posts: 2951
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ricky Taylor
I’ve been out of fishing for a minute (~6 months) I’ve just lost interest but recently got the itch again, so I booked a trip with my dad on sugar lake in mid March through Falcon Heights Motel after reading some good things about them on here. I’ve never been to Mexico, never fished west of Whitney. What should I expect? Has anyone fished with Carlos Olivarez on Sugar? Anyone that has been to Sugar, what was your experience like? This is a bucket list trip for me!


Ricky, you and your Dad will have an awesome trip having known Carlos for over 20 years you will be in good hands and he will work his tail off to get you on fish. Please share your story upon return.

http://falconheightsmotel.com/Home_Page.html

Debra cool
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