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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kayak Fishing : Fork 5/14/18

Report from Lake Fork…!


I had a good day on Fork, Monday. No big ones but more action than I've had in a while. Caught 7 in the two to three pound range on hollow belly swimbaits real shallow, two on 5 inch flutter spoon in 18 feet of water, and one on topwater. Spent the first three hours of the morning wondering if I would get skunked before finally trying it out deep and getting some action. I was just drifting around timber looking for bait and working it under them. Paddling back upwind and repeating.

Thought I might have done better if I'd stayed with it but it was a beating to fight the wind and have to constantly paddle back into position. Between paddling and getting spoon stuck and fighting waves to get it back with plug knocker it got old fast.. When I finally got hung up and couldn't get it back I was done with that kind of fishing as I only had the one with me. Forgot to put the ones I had just bought that morning at Joe Spaits Tackle Factory, in my kayak.

Covered a lot of water fishing shallow back up Little Caney. Picked up a few scattered here and there but finally found an area with shad swimming around on the surface and caught a couple real quick and lost a bigger one. When I saw an alligator come swimming into the same cove... it was like a sign for me stay put. Didn't get a picture as it went to the other side of the cove when it saw me and I figured I would catch up with it later but it disappeared in the vegetation.

The key for me catching was to only fish around the shad when they came near to shoreline vegetation as it didn't seem like they were getting chased in the middle of the cove. There were three or four schools on top for hours. Wished now that I had stayed longer but kept thinking I should try deep again once the winds laid down later and fished the last two hours of light where I started the day.





No complaints today and I'll be back there next Monday.


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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Grapevine report 5/12/18

One from Grapevine!



Searsay: Grapevine report 5/12/18

Hit up the north side of grapvine today early - decided to bank it instead of boat or kayak since wind was going to be brutal. Must of hooked over 30+ whites in about 1hr with my father and son - it was an absolute blast. Also got my 2year old daughter in on some fish (though her attention span was a bit short - she had a blast catching her first fish). A lot of smalls but a good number were keepers - we threw back anything under 13" as I wasn't looking to fill the freezer - just enough for lunch.

We then went to get some shad(had been using artificial)... And my first two throws were to far out... Caught no shad but got a 17in bass and two carp - all released safely. Had to throw the net at the shore (2-6") to catch shad - couldn't see them due to how rough the water was from the wind. My son had a blast seeing the shad swim against the net.

We had a number of people (both on shore and from boats nearby) catching bass mixed in with the whites. Saw one guy drag in what was easily a double digit bass that put up a spectacular fight.


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Kayak Fishing : Texoma

Good to know!



hurricanecraig: Texoma

Fished Texoma this morning from 6:30 until about noon. Water was 61 degrees. We launched at Eisenhower state park. I was trying to catch black bass but caught crappie and striper before I caught my first ever smallmouth before leaving. It was tiny. All in all we had a great time.



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Tuesday, January 16, 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
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.


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.




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.



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.



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.


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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