Ya'll have probably been thinking to yourselves, "Dat boy done gone an got
plumb losted on his way back from duh outhouse." Then again, you might
have been saying, "Good riddance to bad writing." Well, whatever your
thoughts on the matter, we are back and are chomping at the bit to start
seeing your smiling faces at the camp again.
For the past fifteen months, HFC has been embroiled in a court battle over
the land where our main camp is situated. From a truly ignorant beginning
in the workings of the Venezuelan judicial system, I can now qualify for a
doctorate in the same.
Headwaters Fishing Club is extremely happy to announce that as of February
1st (2005) we will be again accepting reservations for the finest
year-round fishing available anywhere at our main camp. For the past
decade we at HFC have been producing more numbers and trophy size peacock
bass than any other fishing camp we know of in Latin America. An HFC
client, Larry Jackson, currently holds the unofficial Guri Lake peacock
bass record with a 25lb 6oz monster caught last July from our temporary
camp to his credit. It also goes without saying that the HFC food and
service will remain as good as ever, since both our cook, Joanna, and
Joseph, the famous HFC butler/waiter, are still on the team. Although the
dates of February 4th-11th (2005) is already booked up, there are many
quality dates available for you to come see us and try your luck at Latin
America's most ferocious fighting sportfish, the peacock bass.
For those who haven't heard, Lake Guri finally filled up to maximum depth
for the first time in four years. This translates into fantastic topwater
peacock bass action in all the many shallow coves surrounding the HFC camp.
The low water of past years had forced the majority of the peacock bass to
migrate far out into the main lake itself, but with the high water now
available the fish are returning to their old stomping grounds. We at HFC
know this area well, and, as always, our guides are ready to put their
clients on the trophy fish of their dreams.
It would be erroneous to state that there aren't certain entities on Lake
Guri who wish we would disappear forever, since HFC has always been the
benchmark by which all other camps per man hour fish production and client
satisfaction were judged. All I can say to these folks is, "We're back,
and we're going to be better than ever." As has been our practice in the
past, we will gladly work along with anyone acting without malice toward
us, but will confront with all means at our disposal anyone who wishes to
harm to our business. We expect a certain amount of misinformation to be
spread concerning our reopening, but anyone wanting the straight poop just
needs to ask us directly, and we will answer any of your questions
concerning this matter.
My family are planning a huge celebration party for when I finally leave
the house for the camp. It can truthfully be said that I wore out my
welcome at home about ten months ago. Lately I have been having to drag
one of the pups out of the dog pen to taste my food before each meal out
of fear of someone poisoning me. It seems as if every time I stroll
through he house now, all you can hear are doors slamming and locks
turning. I do believe I'm good at being a parttime (a.k.a. A day or two
every few weeks) family man, but my presence on a daily basis has
definitely brought out the homicidal tendencies amongst my family members.
Go figure, huh?
Folks, we at HFC need your support to continue providing for you the
action a fisherman's dreams are made of, so please contact us with your
proposed trip dates and let us help plan your dream fishing trip. It just
doesn't get any better than this.
Ya'll have a safe and happy holiday season, and we hope to see each and
every one of you soon.
Steve Shoulders, December 21, 2005