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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PK Stripers...!


Another report from PK!



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robert hunter: Strippers on a rampage today!

Let me tell you wading was a great deal mor difficult with a generator running today. But the water is very clear so was able to safely navigate through it to one of my favorite positions. I added a third split shot and actually started out with the eight today which I have not taken recently. Shortly into the outing I caught a split shot right at the tip very easy fix but end of the day for the eight. So it was back to the old trusty four lol. I still had a size 6 on it and immediately went to pounding the Sandbass every cast. But seeing as I had been on a fairly consistent striper action I put three big split shot on and a size 2 clouser and I started chunking and ducking haha. I managed 25 to 30 striper today a lot of them very good size my go pro battery was dying so left the camera off and would have to turn it on get off a video to camera to take pics had several really good fish shake back off and go in before I could get a shot. I did get three or four around the 6 pound range but saw several fish that would be pushing 10 caught today and amazing evening on the water I offered going to several people but ended up on a solo mission. That first picture you can see how strait a decent striper will get a four weight and see the lack of people. That poor third fish is what happens when you just dropped a really good fish trying to get the camera going and the one you had in your hand now head stuck you with the gill plate three times already he got a little squished but he was fine lol. All in all an amazing evening on the water if you are not a very experienced wadder right now I would wait.http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/FA8150A9-20C8-4438-8CB5-354BFCC15FB3.jpeghttp://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/7A49B5FF-D667-4AB8-A4CE-553890980F74.jpghttp://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/9DA85253-A62C-462B-88E7-F3E78AEE76D0.jpeghttp://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/5D9B8152-8A7C-418A-8936-106B52451FD4.jpghttp://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/7DE65E43-3F50-45D6-96BA-A2A36B3F296C.jpghttp://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/3105662D-FCA6-429D-A07A-37B604CCF5DE.jpghttp://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/robert_bassman/7F45DDF3-FF49-418E-9BB8-686B74ACE034.jpg




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dinosaur Valley Bassing

Liking this report from Dinosaur Valley State Park!


Glitchmo: Dinosaur Valley Bassing

I wrote this for another forum, so many of you guys probably know all this, but...

If you guys can check my species IDs, I would appreciate it.

Also I just discovered that there's a max number of img links/post here. Good to know.

My girlfriend Christina and I headed over to Dinosaur Valley State Park, which sits astride the Paluxy River.




DVSP's major claim to fame is the plethora of preserved dinosaur prints found throughout the limestone riverbed. There are two kinds of tracks, some from Acrocanthosaurs (like a small T-rex) which are shown below. There are also some from Sauroposeidon (a small apatosaur) but these prints look mostly like round depressions in the mud, so they didn't photo well.




The Paluxy river's other claim to fame (or at least my source of interest) was as an excellent bass fishing river, especially for wading and fly fishing. I still can't get bass to go on topwater, but the chartreuse bugger was slaying them this morning. I actually didn't catch the target species -- largemouth bass. I'm trying to improve on my PB 14", and didn't manage that this trip. But, I did catch three new species, so I'm pretty thrilled with how the day went.

First up was this handsome fellow, which looks like a LMB, but I think is actually a kentucky spotted bass (mouth does not reach past eye). Unexpected, but not at all unwelcome.


Next up were a few sunfish -- these I think are longear sunfish, but they're much lighter in color than any other I've seen. The limestone river bottom may contribute to that.



Next up was the highlight of the day for me -- the biggest fish I caught and my first smallmouth!


I hooked and lost a few more smallish bass as I worked back down the river. Interestingly, most of my fish were hooked on a second cast -- the fish would follow my prospecting casts back in, and once I saw them they would hit a second cast of the same fly in their vicinity -- that's the opposite of how it's supposed to work, but I'll take it.

As we headed out to lunch, I stopped by a bush and landed another longear, though this one had a much darker color scheme.


For lunch we hit a local barbecue joint, which was delightful.


Afterwards, we headed back to the river. Unfortunately, the water temp, which was 75F in the morning had risen to near 90F by 2:00, and I think that really suppressed the bite. I was still seeing fish, but they weren't hitting the fly anymore, and I didn't catch any more bass.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

FW: Watched Forum: Fly Fishing : Stinky fun at PK

Liking this report from Possum Kingdom's Tailrace!


FWBanger: Stinky fun


I fished the Brazos below PK this morning and I smelled the water long before I saw it. It seemed as though they built the dam out of rotten eggs however the fish were definitely biting. I managed one LMB and around 30 stripers and sandies. I only kept one for dinner, "waste not, want not." Most of them were caught on a new super secret one of a kind fly that was hand-tied by a blind voodoo shaman in the dark jungle of Arizona. It took me two years to learn his language so I could translate the name of the fly into english. As best I can pronounce tell it is pronounced; olive wooly booger.

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Below the Dam at Texoma September 15, 2016

Another great report from Denison Dam….

texoma1231: Below the Dam at Texoma September 15, 2016

Fished below the dam at Texoma yesterday. They were running only one generator and that creates an advantage for the Texas side and especially for fly fishing. The fish were only 40 feet or so from the bank. I am guessing but I think that these fish were 3 to 3 1/2 lbs. I caught and released 12 total and some could have been bigger but not by much. Water quality is improving but still not where it should be. It will only get better. Fish were very healthy and in good condition. Fly of choice was a small white bait fish. It can be seen in the photos. No weight on the fly.
If you are just learning how to fly fish, this is a great opportunity to have some success as the fish are (were)in easy casting distance from the bank. Great fighting fish for anyone to catch!!!!

Tight Lines



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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Flies for Brazos River below PK!

Great info for PK!

robert hunter: Re: Flies for Brazos River below PK?

I'll be honest you will have a whole lot more fun and put a lot less to wear and tear on your arm taking the 4 weight. plain white buggers,whitebuggers buggers with a little bit of flash white Zonker's,the only thing I've used all year up there sz 6 chartuse and white clouser. Mylar poppers have been getting serious attention on the surface recently from the striper and sandbass with the cooling Weather. If you have only one split shot and you think your deep enough put on another split shot because you're probably not the fish have been feeding on the bottom except for the ones attracted to the surface with poppers. If you are not getting hung up every once in a while you're not deep enough. A full sink or sink tip line would be very handy right now. Good luck hope you do well.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fly Fishing : Surfside Beach Surf

Liking this report from the Coast!


karstopo: Surfside Beach Surf

Most years, I try to get in several wade fishing sessions in the Surf during the summer around Freeport. This year it has been tough to find the time, but I did a get little window this afternoon. Water was super clear, 3 feet plus of visiblity, and the wind was light out of the southeast but it didn't stay light for long. I waded out to the second bar and fished the 5 foot deep gut inland from the bar.

Casting in the waist deep surf is a little bit of a chore, especially with the 7'6" 7-8wt Cabelas CGR, but that what I had at the ready and the breakers didn't bother me until later when the wind got up. A little rip current had formed and that is where I found some trout feeding. For a time, almost every cast got an eat. I tossed a chartreuse over white Steve Farrar baitfish at them. This one was lightly weighted to ride point up, sort of a test for this variation on a tried and true pattern. Several trout, nothing big, plus a small jack and a couple of ladyfish came to hand. After a while, the increasing wind and surf drove me in. I'm happy I got out even if it wasn't for long. Wading the surf has long been a favorite and wading with a fly rod has made it even more enjoyable.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Denison Dam Tonight

Always good to  get reports from the Lake Lavon Fishing Team!


They now seem to be on a regular schedule of turning on the water at 12:40 pm and turning it off at 5:00 pm on weekdays. The stripers are beginning to school some beginning around noon, but they really turn on when the siren blows signalling the start of generating. They will stay up busting the top for 20-30 minutes and you can have a lot of fun fishing from shore on the Texas side during that time period because they are schooling right next to the shore. Sometimes they will also feed on top right after they turn the water off. They will hit topwater pencil poppers with abandon while they are schooling! I think the siren causes a vibration in the water which causes the shad to start moving and the stripers are ready and waiting for them. Get up there and have some fun, guys!!



The Lake Lavon Fishing Team.


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