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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fly fishing Lake Texoma

More details on Texoma's action!



mickfly: Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma

Most of my fish were caught deeper -- 300 grain sink tip and a countdown from ten to 30 seconds, depending on where they showed up on the fish finder. But when they were up, it was just cast and strip, as fast as you can. Going back tomorrow for another dose of this fishing medicine!



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White Bass on Lavon!


Great report on the White Bass action on Lavon!


Just after 10am launch from Lavonia South, graph lit up.  Within minutes plenty of surface action all around. 


No pictures because I don't keep Sandies.  Despicable. spiney, awful tasting fish, but fun to catch & release. 


Doesn't anyone post anymore?  


p.s.  Went out Wednesday 06-21 and Sandies were on the surface around 1:30 about 1,000 yards west of RR bridge (east of Hybrid point).  Used the big motor but they were gone by the time I got there.


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fly Fishing : Fly fishing Lake Texoma

Promising report on stripers at Texoma!



texoma1231: Fly fishing Lake Texoma

I fly fished on Thursday and Friday of this past week on Texoma in the Little Mineral area and had a great time. There were so many fish on top last Thursday that I could not believe my eyes. These were not big fish but there were so many and they stayed on top long enough that 5-6 fish could be caught before they went down. The stripers were 12-13 inches long and there were plenty of sand bass mixed in the schools. Most of the schools came up in the area of the Lighthouse Marina and moved up and down the banks from there. Actually they were all up and down that side of Little Mineral.

I had two 6 wt fly rods. One with a small top water popper and one with a small white clouser. While the fish were up I would catch them on the popper and when they would go down you could still catch them on the clouser. The fish were feeding on shad that were about 1/2 inch long so it was important to have a fly about that size. I caught as many as I wanted to catch. I think the cloud cover helped to keep them on top Thursday. Great day on Texoma. All fish returned to grow for next year.


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fly Fishing : Re: Denison dam

Good to know!


texoma1231: Re: Denison dam

I fly fished the river below the dam this morning. Water came on at 8:00am and they turn it off at 10:00pm the last few days. I do not think that it will change until the lake goes down a foot or so. I also fished there yesterday morning when the water came on and the fish were feeding on the surface just above the pylons as the water comes on. They are generally in the middle when this occurs but can be right at the bank. It is easy to see that these fish are in the 5 lb range with some larger fish mixed in. The best opportunities for fly fishing are on the Texas side when they are generating.
No need for sink tip ling you will stay hung up more often that not. White clousers are a good choice but most any color will work. They need to be about the size of a threadfin shad.
You will have plenty of company this weekend but will also have a chance at some great stripers!!!

Tight Lines




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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pedernales at Stonewall

Report from the Hill Country!



1960texan: Re: Pedernales at Stonewall

I was just at the LBJ State Park a few weeks ago and caught a few bass and quite a few sunfish on an olive wooly bugger. I was wading at the foot of one of the dams. Easy access and no entrance fees.


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Guadalupe River

Report from the Guad!



jonesy_84: Re: Guadalupe River

Like others said go sooner than later. The water is fishing great right now. Lots of big bows and eager smaller browns in certain areas. Good luck! Heres a couple from last week.



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Friday, April 28, 2017

First Trout On The Fly

Always good to see trout on the fly!



1960texan: First Trout On The Fly

I'm still new to fly fishing in general...I've caught plenty of sunfish and several bass on the fly, but until this morning have hooked but not landed any trout. I wanted to change that before the weather got hot enough to overly stress the fish, so I woke up early to hit the lower Guadalupe just below Canyon Lake Dam. River was flowing at 278 CFS and the water temperature was holding at 62 degrees.

It took a while to get that first strike and when it finally happened I was so surprised I tried to set the hook too late. That snapped me out of my daydream and a couple of casts later I was ready when this one hit the brown wooly bugger I was drifting:


It put up a nice fight, and after posing for a quick photo was released back into the Guadalupe.

I've learned a lot by paying attention to what others have shared on this forum. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge.

Now I've got to figure out nymphing.


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FW: Watched Forum: Fly Fishing : Re: Over lining?

Lots of discussion on this concept on the boards!



RexW: Re: Over lining?

Originally Posted By: Jim Ford

But I have seen posts claiming that the author overlines all fly rods. Beware of that guy's advice.............

I agree with this comment. The person giving that advice may not be fishing the same way you are.

There is no "one size fits all" for up lining or down lining a rod. Personal preference, equipment, wind, fishing conditions, casting skill, and fly size can all play a part in the decision of what line size to use with what rod.

Here's an example, when the bass are holding close to the bank and fishing from boat, a 20 to 30 foot cast may be all that is needed. Well, a 9 ft rod + 8 ft leader and a 30 foot cast means that only 13 feet of fly line is outside the rod tip. Up lining a size or two to a heavier fly line can help load the rod and make casting large, wind resistant bass size flies easier at these short distances.

Trout fishing has similar situations, a heavier line size may make it easier to cast heavy nymph rigs that consist of 2 or 3 weighted flies, plus a few split shot, plus a Thingamabobber style indicator. On the other hand, you might want to down size the fly line when casting a single dry fly in calm conditions for a gentler presentation.

Basically, match your equipment to that day's fishing situation.



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Monday, April 17, 2017

Rowlett Creek 2016-2017





Fishn4Deer(PatrickSharp): Re: Rowlett Creek 2016-2017

I saw 1000000 shad this morning and no fish but gars.. didn't see anyone else catch anything except one guy almost caught a snake bite. He freaked when I yelled snake and it was less than a ft next to him lol



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Monday, April 10, 2017

Colorado Bend State Park - 2017

Quick report on Colorado Bend State Park…



waitinforabite: Re: Colorado Bend State Park - 2017

Took boat out there last Tuesday water was way up and still rising. River was rushing and full of debris. Ended up with a couple whites and a 20lb carp. Think the high water messed up the sand bass but ill be back this thursday. May just target cats.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Streamers help on the LMF

Good tip for the Lower Mountain Fork!



robert hunter: Re: Streamers help on the LMF

If you go zone two when the water bottoms out after generation throw a white Zonker. Shad that go through the turbines will be in a smaller space and the fish feed heavy right when it bottoms out! They know to save their energy till the baitfish are in the least amount of water to chase them.



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Rowlett Creek 2016-2017

White Bass at RC!



J.Money: Re: Rowlett Creek 2016-2017

Female with big tummy full of eggs. They are running. Tight Lines.




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Red River Rendezvous - Jan 27 - 28

Something to think about and do for this weekend!




HicoHunter: Re: Red River Rendezvous - Jan 27 - 28

The Rendezvous begins tomorrow, Friday January 27, at 12pm in the Recreation Hall at Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma. The Red River fly fishers will have dinner provided on Friday evening. Hope you can come join us for a weekend of tying, casting, fishing, eating and visiting. Go to www.rrff.org the Rendezvous page for more details.


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Lake Somerville

White Bass action at Somerville…



GC2656: Re: Lake Somerville

Finally made it to the Yegua yesterday morning and did pretty well. Water was still a little muddy, but ended up catching about 40 white bass and keeping 24 over 12" (7 females).



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Guad below canyon damn

Good info to keep in mind for the Guadalupe…




mickfly: Re: Guad below canyon damn

As a former president of GRTU who has fished the leases for 20 years, i can tell you that despite the advice given above, the Guad is not wadable at 600 cfs, especially for anyone without an intimate knowledge of the river. It might be possible to arrange a shuttle thru one of the local flyshops. Also, you should know that Saturday is the winter meeting of GRTU, so there may be extra fishers on the river.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Beavers Bend Report from TFF...

Fished below where to upper foot bridge used to be, down to a place we called the Christmas Pool ( that was a long time ago and I don't think it's called that anymore- certainly not after the flood). The river is just littered with fish. There are a lot of fast, shallow runs now that I like to fish with a wooly bugger. I like to skip it on or just below the surface in the fast water and watch the trout smash the fly. You miss a lot more than you catch but it's fun to just watch the strike. I landed twenty and probably missed three or four times that many. It's just crazy right now and the weather is ridiculously nice ( ran the air conditioning in the camper last night). 


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Crappie at Lake Lavon

Here is one from today about Lavon and the Crappie bite…


Pressure really effected the fish and they were just not comfortable. With water temps getting cooler them shad will be balling up in deeper water and migrating the creeks in the afternoon when the water temps rise.

On those days when the fish be skittish, fishing deeper can produce better results. Just have to adapt and try sumpin else. Its a rare occasion we get skunked on the Lady....but it is not so rare for us to have to change tactics from when we started to chase ole Pepe LePew away. The only thing that will help is TOW. Been fishing the Lady since 1978 so have learned a thing or two.


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Catfishing at Lake Lavon!

Liking this update!

Last weekend had different results all 3 days, 

Foggy day 1 and 2, temp was 48 to 52, wind was not consistent. Bait was shad

Day 1, deep water, fish some humps but they were not there, started drifting and was able to pick off 15, Here is a pick of a triple 30,26,25.

Day 2, mid depth, fished creek channels and timber, landed 7 biggest were 23, 33.

Day 3, started deep on humps caught 20,18, move to mid depth and stopped catching.  

We need a lot colder temps to get these cats to stack up. 


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Rowlett Creek 2016-2017

Fished RC this morning and crazy enough there are a other people who braved the winter chill. Managed to land a handful of small crappie and missed a lot of thump, can't even feel my fingers. Met Jimmy along the way and I too managed to land a sand bass. I totally did not expect that but the only keeper of the day, a thick 12 incher. If you dare brave the winter chill tomorrow wear a lot layers, the bottled water I brought with me was chilled. Be safe everyone and tight lines!


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