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The 6/1/09 – 5/31/10 “Big Fish” Contest is underway.  The biggest fish for the season wins a free trip for two!

Current  Big Fish Winner
3/9/10 Rick Hoegger
13 lb 14 oz Bass
Watermelon Red Flake Super Fluke, 28 inches long, 21 ½ inch girth
 

 
2/6/10 Mike Everhart with a 13 lb 10 oz caught on a citrus colored crankbait.

2/5/10 Sam Grooms caught an 11 lb. 8 oz fish on white spinnerbait.

2/4/10 - Bob Griggs caught an 10 lb. 6oz fish on a watermelon red super fluke.
 

10/29/09 – Lorenzo Henderson caught a 10.3 lber today on a Gord Green Salt Craw.   


 

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4/29/10
Debbie, we had a great trip.  543 fish in 3 and ½ days of fishing.  13 fish over 5 ½ lbs, a 10 lber and a 9 lber as well.  Weather was great… temps in 70’s and low 80’s.  A little windy for the first day and ½ but we still caught fish.  Food, service and lodging were excellent…. Can’t imagine a better trip.  The Fluke and Lizard were the mainstays of baits, watermelon red and watermelon red candy.  Also caught some on spinnerbait, crankbait, finesse worms, and brush hogs.    Derek and Luis did a great job taking care of us as well.  Again we had a blast.  First class all the way.

 

   

Big Fish List 3/15/10 – 3/25/10

 

3/15/10

   
Rick Hoegger   13 lbs 14 oz Red Super Fluke  Girth 21 ½”, Length 28”
     
3/16/10     
Wally Blume  5 lbs 10 oz    Sexy Shad Rattletrap ½ oz
     

3/10/10

   
Hadley Robertson 5 lbs 2 oz  
Barry Beaman 6 lbs 1 oz  Spinner Bait
     

3/21/10

   
Hadley Robertson 6.8, 9.8, 9.4 & 2 over 5   Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Mike McDaniel 7 lbs 4 oz  
Rick Price  7 lbs 3 oz   Spinner Bait
Barry Beaman 5 lbs 4 oz     Brush Hog
     

3/22/10

   
David Woods 10 lbs 12 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke
     

3/24/10       

   
Tom Nilssen 6 lb 10 oz Spinner Bait
Jim Moore  5 lb 12 oz Worm
Jon Evans 7 lbs 8 oz     Spinner Bait
Tom Nilssen   6 lb 10 oz  Brush Hog
Tom Nilssen  6 lb 7 oz Brush Hog
Tom Nilssen   11 fish over 5 lbs  Spinner Baits & Spooks
Jon Evans   12 lbs Spinner Bait

3/8/10    
Brad Murdock 6 lb White Spinner Bait
Tracy Taylor 5.1 lb Watermelon Lizard
     
3/7/10    
Brad Murdock 10.7 lb White Spinner Bait
     
3/6/10    
Tracy Taylor 8.4 lb  
Tracy Taylor 8.2 lb White Spinner Bait
     
3/5/10    
Tracy Taylor 7.1 lb White Spinner Bait
Travis Taylor 8.6 lb Watermelon Lizard
David Litteken 6.3 lb Spinner Bait
Brent Howell 5.2 lb White Spinner Bait
Tracy Taylor 9.2 lb Watermelon Lizard
David Litteken 10.2 lb Watermelon Lizard
     
3/4/10    
Brian Barnes 5.1 lb Crankbait
Brian Barnes 5.7 lb 13" Manns Jelly Worm

2/2010
Sam Groom’s 11 lb 8 oz and 10 lb 12 oz fish!

   

2/23/10   Please look for us on Facebook.  Search Hacienda Las Palmas.   You will find current fishing reports and comments from our guests. 


2/25/10  Big Fish List for 2/18/10 - 2/23/10  
2/19/2010 Dennis Stockard 6 lb 5 oz Watermelon Super Fluke
2/19/2010 Jay Brasher 7 lb 1 oz Chartreuse Spinner Bait
2/19/2010 Jay Brasher 5 lb 4 oz Chartreuse Spinner Bait
2/19/2010 Jay Brasher 8 lb 10 oz Chartreuse Spinner Bait
2/19/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 8 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/19/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 4 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/19/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 2 oz Chartreuse White Spinner Bait
2/19/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 7 oz Chartreuse White Spinner Bait
2/19/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 2 oz Chartreuse White Spinner Bait
2/19/2010 Ralph quit weighing 5 lb fish at 10:30.
2/19/2010 Tom Austin 5 lb 2 oz  
2/19/2010 Tom Sanders 5 lb Watermelon Super Fluke
2/20/2010 Jay Brasher 10 lb 3 oz White Spinner Bait
2/20/2010 Ralph Laster 6 lb 8 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/20/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 9 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/20/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 8 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/20/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 8 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/20/2010 Tom Sanders 5 lb 4 oz Watermelon Super Fluke
2/20/2010 Vic Hood 9 lb 2 oz White Spinner Bait
2/20/2010 Vic Hood 5 lb 7 oz White Spinner Bait
2/21/2010 Dennis Stockard 5.1 lb Crankbait - Black & Yellow
2/21/2010 Ralph Laster 6 lb 4 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/21/2010 Ralph Laster 8 lb 14 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/21/2010 Ralph Laster 7 lb 4 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/21/2010 Ralph Laster 6 lb 8 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/21/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 14 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/21/2010 Ralph Laster 6 lb 4 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/21/2010 Dennis Stockard 7.2 lb Crankbait - Black & Yellow
2/22/2010 Dennis Stockard 6.3 lb Crankbait
2/22/2010 Ralph Laster 6 lb 5 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/22/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/22/2010 Ralph Laster 5 lb 9 oz Watermelon Candy Super Fluke
2/22/2010 Tom Austin 5.8 lb Green Lizard
2/22/2010 Tom Sanders 6.2 lb Watermelon Super Fluke
2/22/2010 Tom Sanders 6.1 lb Crankbait  
2/22/2010 Tom Sanders 5.5 lb Crankbait
2/22/2010 Tom Sanders 6.8 lb Crankbait
2/22/2010 Tom Sanders 5.6 lb Spinner Bait
2/22/2010 Tom Sanders 5.4 lb Spinner Bait

2/10/10-2/14/10  Big Fish List for Steve Wilson Group
Madison McConaughey 5.2 lbs.
8.6 lbs.
6.5 lbs.
Crankbait
White/Chartreuse Spinnerbait
Green Flake Ocho
Roy Wayne Greer 10.7 lbs. Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Brad Young 7.7 lbs. Watermelon Red Senko
Terry Stanley 5.0 lbs.
7.7 lbs.
6.1 lbs.
Crankbait
Crankbait
Worm
David Muirhead 5.2 lbs.  
Burl McClendon 6.13 lbs. Crankbait
Tom Behanick 5.1 lbs.
5.3 lbs.
5.6 lbs.
Crankbait
Watermelon Red Trick Worm
Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Frenk Behanick 6.1 lbs. Watermelon Red Super Fluke

2/13/10 - Roy Wayne Greer caught this 10.7 lb bass on a Watermelon Red Super Fluke
 


2/6/10  Big Fish List for 1/08/10 – 2/06/10

1/8/2010 Bill Spaid 7.2 lbs Brush Hog
1/9/2010 Tom Nilssen 8.12 lb Brush Hog
1/9/2010 Tom Nilssen 8.1 lb Brush Hog
1/10/2010 Bill Spaid 7.8 lb Brush Hog
1/10/2010 Bill Spaid 7.2 lbs Brush Hog
1/10/2010 Tom Nilssen 7.12 lb  
1/10/2010 Tom Nilssen 7.10 lb  
1/10/2010 Tom Nilssen 7.4 lb  
1/5/10-1/10/2010 Wingrove Group 8.5 lb, 8 lb, 7.2 lb  
1/11/2010 Bill Spaid 5.3 lb  
1/11/2010 Tom Nilssen 7.4 lb  
1/11/2010 Tom Nilssen 6.12 lb  
1/18/2010 Gene Klaasman 5.4 lb  
1/18/2010 Jack Roberts 8.6 lb  
1/27/10 - 1/31/10 Ninde Group 6.13 lb & 3 over 5 lb  
2/2/2010 Mike Everhart 6 lb Red/White Crankbait
2/2/2010 Mike Everhart 5 lb 2 oz White/Chartreuse Spinnerbait
2/2/2010 Mike Everhart 8 lb 2 oz Black/Silver Crankbait
2/2/2010 Mike Everhart 6 lb 2 oz Black/Silver Crankbait
1/31/2010 Doug Carson 5 lb 6 oz Watermelon Red Lizard
2/1/2010 Mike Everhart 8 lb 9 oz Spinnerbait
2/1/2010 Mike Everhart 8 lb 4 oz Spinnerbait
2/1/2010 Sam Grooms 6 lb Black/Silver Crankbait
2/1/2010 Sam Grooms 6 lb 1 oz Black/Silver Crankbait
2/1/2010 Sam Grooms 6 lb 9 oz Spinnerbait
2/1/2010 Sam Grooms 5 lb 9 oz Spinnerbait
2/1/2010 Sam Grooms 9 lb 7 oz Spinnerbait
2/3/2010 Sam Grooms 5 lb 3 oz White Spinnerbait
2/4/2010 Bob Griggs 10 lb 6 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke
2/4/2010 Bob Griggs 5 lb 6 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke
2/4/2010 James Hensley 5 lb 8 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke
2/4/2010 Jo Ellen Carson 5 lb 6 oz Chartreuse Spininerbait
2/4/2010 Jo Ellen Carson 5 lb  Chartreuse Spininerbait
2/4/2010 Kevin Sullivan 8 lb 8 oz Green Fluke
2/4/2010 Sam Grooms 5 lb 3 oz White Spinnerbait
2/4/2010 Sam Grooms 8 lb 6 oz DT10 Crankbait
2/4/2010 Sam Grooms 7 lb 7 oz DT10 Crankbait
2/4/2010 Mike Everhart 5 lb White Spinnerbait
2/5/2010 Sam Grooms 9 lb 3 oz White Spinnerbait
2/5/2010 Sam Grooms 8 lb 7 oz Rapala DT Crankbait
2/5/2010 Sam Grooms 11 lb 8 oz White Spinnerbait
2/5/2010 Sam Grooms 5 lb 3 oz Crankbait
2/5/2010 Sam Grooms 5 lb 2 oz Crankbait
2/5/2010 Sam Grooms 10 lb 12 oz Crankbait
2/5/2010 Mike Everhart 6 lb Crankbait
2/5/2010 James Hensley 6 lb Finesse worm
2/6/2010 Taylor Haycox 9 lb 7 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke
2/6/2010 James Hensley 5 lb 4 oz Watermelon Red Finesse
2/6/2010 James Hensley 5 lb 1 oz  
2/6/2010 Dave Tumbas 6 lb 6 oz Bill Dance
2/6/2010 Tom Townsend 5 lb 4 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke
2/6/2010 Don Antrim 7 lb 2 oz Bomber Crankbait
2/6/2010 Sam Grooms 5 lb 3 oz Crankbait
2/6/2010 Mike Everhart 7 lb 13 oz Citrus Crankbait
2/6/2010 Mike Everhart 13 lb 10 oz Citrus Crankbait
2/6/2010 Bob Griggs 7 lb  Watermelon Red Super Fluke
2/6/2010 Bob Griggs 5 lb 5 oz Watermelon Red Super Fluke

 


1/13/09   We arrived at the lodge Friday January 8th.  The temperature was hovering around the 50 degree mark with north wind.  We fished for 4 hours and caught one 8lb, one 7lb, and around 25 other some 3-4lbs, so not bad.  The next morning we woke up to a low temperature in the mid-high 30’s, so we delayed going fishing until 8am.  It was still very cold, but with the sun it felt a little better.  We still caught 25-30 fish, with an other 8lb, and a 7lb.  Sunday morning it was brutal, the low was around 26 and with a light north wind the wind chill was in the teens.  We did delay the fishing until 8:30am, it was still well below freezing, but the sun was out, so we decided to give it a go.  We ended up with a 7lb, 6lb, 5lb and around 15-20 others. What a cold day!!  Monday morning the low was 45, it felt like shorts weather, the sun did not come out all day, and it ended up in the mid 50’s.  We caught 2 seven pounders, and 10-15 others.  Tuesday the low was 50, and we thought today is the day, then the rains came.  The temperature did not move all day.  We caught 1 five pounder and 25-30 others.  All the fish were caught on Watermelon/Red brush hog’s, except the last day, when we only threw spinner baits in the river.   All in all, I felt we did very good considering we hit the strongest cold front to hit the lake in 8-10 years.  The fish are very close to beginning the spawn, the better fish we caught were all staging to spawn.

Tom N., Oklahoma


9/1/09  Opening weekend at Hacienda Las Palmas was fantastic.  We had 3 different and new groups hunting and all of them shot a lot of birds and had a great time.  Most have already re-booked the dates for next year.  It has been a dry year.  The birds are congregated around the remaining grain fields and eating native seeds in the brush then flying to water.  We have had some rain in the last few days and we anticipate the birds to start coming out of the brush and start feeding on the milo. We will keep posting throughout the season.
Ed Freeman


6/23/09  Check the Lodge's new Facebook page.  Become a Fan!  Search for Hacienda Las Palmas.  We look forward to your comments and photos.

Debbie


4/9/09  Big Fish List for 3/23/09 – 4/9/09

Harry Bell 7.0 lbs Crank Bait
Harry Bell  6.4 lbs  Watermelon Senko
Doug Wyckoff  6.8 lbs Watermelon candy plastic

Bobby Griggs  

8.0 lbs  Watermelon plum plastic

Tom Nilssen 

8.2 lbs Watermelon red Brush Hog

Paul Combs

7.0 lbs  Citrus Bug (Blue/Chrome)

Adam Bell

5.10 lbs   Chug Bug (Blue/Chrome)

Butch Silveous 

5.4, 7.2, 9.2 lbs  Watermelon Red Worm

James Hensley 

6.11 & 8.10 lbs   Watermelon Red Lizard

Randy Seawright 

7.0 lbs  Super Fluke

Roy Greer

5.2 lbs  Watermelon red Fluke

Brad Young 

6.1 lbs   Watermelon

Tracy Taylor

6.0 lbs   Senko

Cody Brumley

6.1 lbs   Watermelon Red Lizard

Tracy Taylor 

7.0 lbs       Watermelon Lizard

Brent Howell 

5.4 lbs  Top Water

Phil Regan 

7.0 lbs   Watermelon red Super Fluke

4/10/09
Mike,
Now that I am back in Tupelo and catching up on all the work issues I missed last week , I wanted to stop and say Thank You. Last week Ronny and I had a Great Time while visiting you and the Lodge. I was telling Ronny on the way back, this is always a good trip, but this year it seemed even better. Everything we could have asked for, was already taken care of for us. The food and accommodations were suburb. Even the other guest seemed like part of our group. I am not sure how you arranged to get the lake levels up this year , but I never thought I would see water at the dock and someone fishing in the dog kennels.   

I am fortunate to be able to travel and visit other fishing resorts around the country, but I can honestly say from Florida to New England to Out West, you and your team stand out on top. I know our misplaced luggage was not your fault, but you and your staff provided us with everything we need until several people had changed their schedules and went out of their way to get the bags to us.  

Saying all of this, simply to say a BIG Thank You to you and all of those at the Hacienda for a Great Time. Looking forward to when we can visit again. Until then. 

Sincerely,
Steve Maners


3/20/09  Big Fish List for the past month

J.P. Pritchard 

5.7 lbs Fluke
Jim Smith   6.2 lbs                  Lucky 13
Charles 5.9 lbs Sweet Beaver
Michael Ingram  9.1 lbs Brush Hog
Rodney Ray  7.5 lbs  Watermelon Super Fluke
Randy Keerney   7.91 lbs  Fluke
Joe Dilg  5.2 lbs  Watermelon Senko
Rell Tipton   7 lbs 10” Senko
Dick Black  5.10 lbs Red Crank Bait
Dick Black  5.6 lbs Yellow Crank Bait
Denny Griffin 5.15 lbs Watermelon Worm
Mike Everhart  6.1 lbs Spinnerbait
Don Antrim 12.4 lbs  Lizard
T.J. Moes 7 lbs Watermelon Red Flake
Mike Sikora  5.6 lbs  Crank Bait
Chris Seago  5.25 lbs  Crank Bait
Sam Mayhew  5.5 lbs  Crank Bait
Sam Mayhew  7.4 lbs  Crank Bait
Sam Mayhew 8 lbs Crank Bait
Mike Sikora  7.2 lbs Crank Bait
Rodney Thomas  9.12 lbs   Crank Bait
Rodney Thomas 12.89 Crank Bait

3/12/09 I have attached a couple pix from the trip. I am in the first holding my biggest of the trip, which paled compared to that monster Don caught! Don is in the second pic with the trophy won for the “Pepe’s Professional, Very Professional!” Award that will now be given annually for an auspicious fish story, of a catch or otherwise!

Thanks so much!!
Sam Grooms


Big Fish List for the past month    
Tim      7 lb 8 oz Watermelon Red Lizard
Kevin Bell   7 lb 1 oz   Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Mark LaBarge    5 lb 8 oz   Watermelon Red Lizard
Warren Hess  6 lbs  Red Flake Zoom Lizard
Doug Carson 12 lbs 8 oz   Watermelon Red 8” Zoom Lizard
Gregg Carson  5 lbs  Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Becky Carson 5.2 lbs     Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Becky Carson 7 lbs   Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Jo Carson  5.1 lbs  Rattletrap
Ken Carlson 6 lbs   Watermelon Wackie Worm
Ken Carson   7.1 lbs    Watermelon Wackie Worm
Patricia Mesker 8 lbs   7” Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Ralph Laster 7 lbs 15 oz  Watermelon Red Super Fluke
Jim Flynn   6.3 lbs Watermelon Red Fluke
Hunter Fite 5 lbs   Rattletrap
Jim Flynn    6.3 lbs Watermelon Red Fluke
Bill Fite 6 lbs   Wounded Spook
H. Anderson  5.12 lbs    7” Watermelon Red Super Fluke
J. Marlar    8 lbs  7” Watermelon Red Super Fluke
T. Zummo 5 ½ lbs  Spinner Bait
J. Marlar 6.4 lbs  Watermelon Super Fluke
J. Marlar 3 – 5 lbers  Watermelon Super Fluke
J. Marlar 5.25 lbs   Watermelon Super Fluke

2/17/09 Ed/Mike, 

As a first time visitor I can't begin to tell you how impressed I was with your operation. Mike and the staff did a great job of making sure everyone and everything was taken care of with our group. I am counting the days until our next visit. Once again, GREAT JOB!!!!!

Kevin Bell


1/24/09  Ed / Debbie,

Accolades of praise and tribute go to you and the staff of La Hacienda Las Palmas.

Our visit last year was superb but you guys were able to surpass even our highest expectations again this year.  What an absolutely perfect stay and series of outings we had while guests at your lodge; which is an incredible treasure.  I only wish you could have been there to see the smiles that were ever present on ours and our guest’s faces.  The rooms, the meals, the hunts, the fishing, the guides, the staff; were all excellent. Everyone was happy and they are all ready to return. 

Thanks again,

Ray Nelson


1/8/09   Debbie, 

Our trip was nothing short of spectacular. Everyone involved was very focused on one thing – our desires / needs. The hunting was great, the meals were wonderful and the people were second to none. Thank you for the exceptional experience. 

Tom Bulthuis


   
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