Saturday, November 11, 2017

November.......To Warm

11-11-15

Unfortunately the fishing has been slow and not much to report. Its mid November and was 80 degrees today, Crazy. The fishing has been slow the past few outings, but was able to get this decent striper today. I have been hoping for better fishing but I think the unusually warm weather so far this fall has been slowing the fall bite. It should be picking up once we receive a couple hard cold fronts. 


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crawdadding for fall bass

I've always liked throwing a crawdad pattern in the fall for bass. The fish really seem to key in on them. I was throwing a pattern I picked up at Orvis the other day. I really like it, I would probably trade out the silver/nickel dumbbell eyes for gold or copper colored ones. The fish didn't seem to mind.


  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Harvest Moon Carp

9-17-16

The moon was big and bright this morning with a of blue wing teal flying around at first light. I started the morning off throwing a crease fly for bass along the edges of the flats. Caught a couple decent largemouths. Once the sun got up enough to spot some carp I switched out the crease fly for a carp pattern. It was an extremely still morning and there wasn't a ripple on the water. I saw plenty of fish today but they were extremely spooky. The wind never really picked up and the fish stayed cautious all morning. I was able to trick a few of them but not gunna lie would have liked to have had a few more eats.    





Monday, August 21, 2017

Carpsucker

8-21-2015

Yep that's what their called. They are an interesting looking fish. For several years I have seen them in this creek near the house, tossed a few flies at them but never spent much time messing with them as I was always chasing bass and the variety of sunfish found in the creek. Today started like most days I had bass and sunfish on the brain. After seeing numerous River Carpsuckers swimming around I decided it was time to finally catch one of these guys. Just like their name they are very similar in appearance to a carp but have a sucker like mouth and a sucker like lack of interest in chasing a fly.  Literally you better get the fly within a 3" circle of their mouth. After to many attempts to count I came tight with one. They don't fight like a carp or any of the redhorse suckers that I have caught. So I can say I caught one and added it to the list of species I've caught on a fly. Personally don't see to much of a reason to every specifically target them again as they just didn't do to much on the end of the line. But as always its great being on the water and getting a few fish to put a bend in your rod. I also caught a little bull head which is also a new species for me on the fly.




Friday, August 4, 2017

POC

Had a great 2 day trip in Port O'Connor Texas. We fished offshore with Capt. Steve Barnes like we do every year. Had two great days of flat seas. Day one we caught kings, red snapper, amber jack, barracuda to 24lbs, and cobia to 44lbs. Day two we caught kings, red snapper, and sharks. Yes all fly fishing. And yes you can catch red snapper and amber jack on a fly road out of 100-150' of water. It takes specialized sink tip lines and heavily weighted flies but is very doable. We hooked into a number of big fish that we could not turn and ended up getting broken off in the wrecks. These were big fish that heavy rods like the TFO bluewater series got doubled over on. We had some great king action on day two were we had fish chummed up right behind the boat. must have caught a dozen good kings in the 15-20lb range in a short amount of time.







Sunday, July 16, 2017

Good Day On The Flats

7-16-16

Its been to long since I've been able to chase come carp. The lake has finally dropped to a fish-able level. Hit the water with my buddy Justin. The day started off slow as we had some cloud cover that put to much glare on the water to really be able to see any fish. The sun burned the cloud cover off a little after 8am. Once the sun allowed us to see, the fish had no problem showing themselves. There were also of hex's in the trees along the waters edge. I was fish a hex nymph and Justin was fishing a bonefish bitter. I think we each landed around 6 fish before heading to the house by lunch time. I did get to test out the new rig I recently picked up; a TFO 7wt Axiom and put the new Orvis Hydros on it. Overall I was very happy with the the way the rod cast and the Hydros drag got to be tested out a little bit. Its a very light rig and will likely be one of my new favorites.