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Messages - Don Hanselman

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Outing Chat / Re: Sunday morning in the West bay marsh
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:10:50 AM »
Nice, I need to get a Yak too... Looks like fun!!

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Here is a video of Yak fishing under Galveston Causeway at night... I have done this many times out of my boat, chucking Mirrowdyns into the lights and caught limit in a hour.. I will be going to do this with my fly rod.. any takers call me 713-816-0884,  after I retire on 27th June...So get ready...The lights on all pylons but only a few are "ON" --When the causeway was new all the lights were "ON" an you could fish more freely...Now you have to get on you spot quick...at Sun down or go early in morning..like 1 to 2 am...and fish to Sun rise...

The best bite is on a slow out going tide...with light winds,not good on a ripping tide...and windy... Good in winter also..
 It's going to get hot soon an the fishing slow down during day.  But excellent under lights at night..  Checkout website.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHiKsaeJ8



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Outing Information Only / Re: Fence Lake - June 21st, 2014
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:57:45 AM »
 :-[  Sorry, I want be able to make this one... Fishing ABC tournament in POC..with brothen-n-law.. Next trip..

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Outing Chat / Re: Sunday morning in the West bay marsh
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:53:55 AM »
Nice!! Like your flies too...

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General Discussion / Fly Fishing in a Pravate Pond
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:48:12 AM »
 :)  I was invited out to a private pond to fly fish for bass and perch..little did I realized they're were catfish in this pond too... I started out with a 5wt fly rod and after the third break off. I went and got my 8wt. rod with a 15lbs test tippet..  Tied on another whoolley bugger an as soon as the lure sunk about a foot the line rips off again,but this time he didn't get away...Full meter was pegged...

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Outing Chat / Pink Catcher Pattern
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:10:26 AM »

This fly has caught three reds and 2 flounder so far...

Pink Catcher By Don Hanselman
Hook - #2 Gamakatsu
Eye- Chain EYE
Thread-  I use 100% clear on all flies to prevent of collection thread colors.
Feather- Hot Pink Saddle Hackle around eye..
Flash-Aggie Krystal Flash
Top body-  Hot Pink Zonker Stripes
Tail Hot Pink Craft Fur.

Opional to use lead thread for weight..and also for body filler I use parachute line out side casing...works great for hold a rattler..

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Tying Chat / Pink Catcher Pattern
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:00:22 AM »
Hook - #2 Gamakatsu
Eye- Chain EYE
Thread-  I use 100% clear on all flies to prevent of collection thread colors.
Feather- Hot Pink Saddle Hackle around eye..
Flash-Aggie Krystal Flash
Top body-  Hot Pink Zonker Stripes
Tail Hot Pink Craft Fur.

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Outing Chat / Re: Bull Reds, Jack Carvelle, on a Fly??
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:39:38 AM »
My day will come...I have caught meny of them at POC Jetties and some in Galveston area too.  On conventional rod they will wear you out,,,can amagine on a fly.--most a half hour fight..

 :)



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Outing Chat / BASS MASTER OPEN on Red Rive out of Shreveport La.
« on: April 25, 2014, 05:47:35 AM »
Our son is in top ten fishing in the three day  Bass Master Open In  Shrive Port La. on the Red River
He is fishing his second day today, Wish him luck in making the cut and stay in top ten…hopefully for a win..
http://www.bassmaster.com/tournaments/2014-bass-pro-shops-central-open-2-presented-allstate/leaderboard
 :)

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General Discussion / Re: TFF 2014 Auction Announcement
« on: April 17, 2014, 05:20:11 PM »
I have a Gravity Inversion Therapy Bed to donate. It only a month old.. Value at a $100.00

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Outing Chat / Picture of Mason's Stripper
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:13:09 AM »
 :) 25 lbs,,on Lake Amistad, fishing with his dad, Ray Hanselman.  Here the pictures

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Outing Chat / Lake Amistad, Del Rio, TX
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:10:24 AM »
My grandson, Mason, at age 6 caught his biggest stripper  weighted 25 lbs. on Sunday 13th. fishing  with his Dad, Ray. 

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Outing Chat / Bull Reds, Jack Carvelle, on a Fly??
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:24:11 AM »
 :)  OK> for fly fishing for the bull reds and big jackcarvelle at the Jetties... I have a 10wt rod and a big reel..I know how to catch these Bull Reds on conventional..but I would like to learn how to catch them on fly rod , twenty pound plus reds and Jacks.  I have caught them in 5 to 15 of water along jetties...So, what do I use for tippet an what flies to use... I will be happy to take any of you pros with me and show you were these big reds  are if you show me how to catch them...with a fly... These bull red are like a bull, when they run , they will give you a workout... so will the Jacks...   One of things on my bucket list...!!

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Outing Information Only / Re: Port O'Connor Jetties - May 31st
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:08:52 AM »
Planning this trip too.. samething I will take people with me.. try to catch big reds and jackcarval on fly at the jetties.  I have caught many big reds on 2oz jig with Gulp shrimp tail jigging in 30ft of water around the edges of jetties with trolling motor on a moving tide.. 2oz rattle traps works too...casting paralle to bank with 20# brade with a bass flipping stick,  I think a 10wt rod and heavy flie would work as well...never tried but will do this time. I have caught these big reds maybe six feet from bank in about five or six feet of water.  Do catch big trout sometimes. I have landed a fifty lbs tarpon at the jetties, fishing for trout, also forty plus pound Jack Carvelle fish....be fun on a fly... bring you lunch!!!:)

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