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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FLY FISHING EVENTS 2018

 

Great one to keep handy…!

 

 

texasflycaster: FLY FISHING EVENTS 2018

I think I have all the events listed for Texas in 2018 - so far. Are there any more anyone knows about?

TroutFest 2018
February 16-18, 2018

Texas Freshwater Fisheries – Fly Fish Texas
February 24, 2018

Trinity River Water District – Flyfest 2018
March 10, 2018

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Expo
March 10-11, 2018

Ladyfish 2018 Women's Fly Fishing Festival

March 24, 2018

I have the story with more information here - Texas Fly Fishing Events 2018 .I am putting together the tournament list - to publish separately - soon as well. Now that we've killed the word "conclave," maybe it's time to set our collective sites on the word "festival?"

 

 

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

FWFF Fly Fish 101 - for trout at PK dam

Save the dat for PK!

 

 

 

 

keebranch: FWFF Fly Fish 101 - for trout at PK dam

Save the date- Fly Fish 101
On Saturday January 20 from 9:00 am – 12 noon, we will be hosting a free trout lab; that is, you will learn basics for leaders, tippets, and flies for catching trout which are stocked below the dam at Possum Kingdom near Graford Texas. You will not need rods or flies, but will need a valid Texas fishing license to participate.
On hand will be a few casting instructors to demonstrate the basics as well as some "fishing instructors" who will help you learn how to mend line in moving current , adjust flies for the best depth to catch fish, and help you learn the best way they know how to catch trout in the Brazos river.
Lunch will be provided up in the park near Brazos River authority HQ. and for those who wish to remain fishing will continue.
See map below
https://dyst39klnifc.cloudfront.net/images/maps/2017_pk_map_web.pdf
we will meet below dam in parking lot
Bring a friend!

 

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Blue River camp

Great report an pics from the Blue River!

 

Capt. Mac: Blue River camp

Took last Friday off and spent a long weekend camped out at the Blue with a buddy of mine. The object was to celebrate my birthday and to shoot a video. Both were successful. Campfires were poked, whiskey was drank, cigars were smoked, stories were told and trout were caught.
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Spent Friday setting up camp, shooting video and cooking dinner. Pan fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn and ceaser salad. Got pretty chilly Friday night so we slept in a little Saturday morning. Cooked some breakfast and ate huddled next to the fire until it warmed up a little, then we hit the river.

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Fished mostly with olive wooly boogers. Lots of midges in the air and on the water but I didn't want to get to technical with it while trying to shoot. Besides, my fingers were too cold to tie many knots.
Saturday night we sat around camp listening to rain, eating and sipping whiskey.

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My buddy have to leave Sunday at lunch so we ate a big breakfast and sat by the fire until it was time for him to leave. Sunday was my actual birthday so I decided I would hit the river for a short time before I left. I had all the video I wanted but I wanted to catch a trout or two before i left just because a guy SHOULD do that on his birthday. I new of a spot were I thought I could catch one fairly quickly. As it turned out, the spot was loaded. I lost count at tweleve or so, figure I probably got about twenty in two hours.

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af311/mckinzie74/Blue%20river%20camp/20171217_142428.jpg

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I was trying to decide when I should call it quits, head back, fold up camp and call it a trip when I caught this trout I measured at fourteen and a half inches. decided that was a good one to call the trip on.

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Yes sir, a good trip...

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PK Dam Trout

More info on Possum Kingdom!

With the lake full and the flow good we caught almost trout till July this year up by the dam. Many had put on serious weight hope the lake stays full again this year. Tends to be best on the coldest days and a week or so after stocking. (Helps the crowd and let's new fish get acclimated)

 

 

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Monday, December 18, 2017

PK Dam Trout

Trout at Possum Kingdom tailrace!

 

Went out to PK dam yesterday (first time in like 8-10 years), tons of trout from the stocking. They were jumping everywhere, even over my fly line. Caught them on a variety of flies but most were on an olive woolly bugger.
Turned out to be a beautiful day!

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/pics/usergals/2017/12/full-9639-192185-pk.jpg

 

 

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lower Illinois River

Reports so far indicate trout fishing is slow with the stockings on hold due to water quality. Keeping an ear out for any changes. For now, best to fish the upcoming stockings on the Blue River as well as Medicine Park.

 

Also, Pretty Water Lake near Tulsa is reporting Crappie are biting; they have heated docks to help brave the cold temps.  Plus a Trout Derby is planned in November; good to keep in mind when the trout bug strikes!

 

Lower Mountain Fork River

Reports and comments indicate the trout stockings are limited to the upper part of the river near the Spillway due to warm temps. Do keep it in mind for the time being.