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Sugar Lake #12606715
02/02/18 01:27 PM
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Iíve been out of fishing for a minute (~6 months) Iíve 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.
Iíve 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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Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12606731
02/02/18 01:34 PM
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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.

Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12606768
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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.

Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12606780
02/02/18 02:06 PM
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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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Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12606821
02/02/18 02:23 PM
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I'm going in late February for the first time and staying at the lake for 2 nights. I will report back


The day after catching a lot of fish is still a good day.



Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12606856
02/02/18 02:41 PM
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Good Intel guys , may plan a trip w/brother .

Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12606900
02/02/18 02:55 PM
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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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Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12607025
02/02/18 03:45 PM
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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.

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Re: Sugar Lake [Re: InTheClear] #12607813
02/02/18 10:10 PM
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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 donít understand the peppermint part. Can you explain a little more?


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Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12607824
02/02/18 10:16 PM
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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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02/02/18 10:31 PM
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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 donít understand the peppermint part. Can you explain a little more?


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

Re: Sugar Lake [Re: 21xs Elite] #12607958
02/03/18 12:13 AM
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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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Good newsówarm south wind at Falcon dam for the next four days peaking at 88 degrees Tuesday



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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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Re: Sugar Lake [Re: Ricky Taylor] #12608472
02/03/18 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ricky Taylor
Iíve been out of fishing for a minute (~6 months) Iíve 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. Iíve 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.

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