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Messages - Don Hanselman

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Outing Information Only / Re: REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:14:03 PM »
I plan on leave around noon of the 8th... If I need to go sooner let me know...If anyone wants to ride from Alvin,TX  call me 713-816-0884, I will be by myself an with the boat.   I will pick up boat on Tuesday in Port  Isabel.. I bought a 10 WT. TFO for the tournament and can't wait to try it.

Tales For 2012 / Big Red at POC
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:55:39 PM »
Went jigging for reds at POC.. and caught this one...only one of the day...slow bites...

Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom Release Day
« on: October 19, 2013, 12:08:34 PM »
If you go again next year let me know I would like to help...I was in Denver working this year and couldn't. 713-8160884..

Outing Chat / POC BIG REDS
« on: October 19, 2013, 12:05:20 PM »
When down last weekend to fish with conventional rod and reels. For big reds.... We usually catch five or six big reds on a trip, but only caught one about 25-30lbs on a jig with gulp. I need someone to help me catch a big red like this on a fly rod...any takers.. I know were to find them but the only draw back is that they are in15/ 30ft or so of water..

Tales For 2012 / Find the Perch
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:59:29 AM »
I wanted to do some fly fishing in Port Lavaca, TX.. found a park off main drag with a pond.. Did catch any bass figure they were all caught out since it was a park... I started with a hopper that I used in Denver for trout... It worked, the perch loved it...See if you can find the perch in photo... all of them were this sizes.. should be monsters next year if they are not all caught.

Tales For 2012 / Re: Attacked by an Allagater Gar
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:53:02 AM »
Way back when, I went to a friends Grandmas' home in York Town,TX to fly fish on York Creek that ran thru her property... We caught all the above including gars on fly rod...was a blast.  To top this off was Grandmas' cooking--never had cornmeal fried chicken with smashed potatoes and gravy. So good..!! Nothing like old country cooking an friendship... Nice Pictures and story.

Outing Information Only / Re: October 2013 - Anahuac - Trinity Bay
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:42:06 PM »
Sorry, I gust got in town tonight, I had to return my boat back to factory for repairs down at Port Isabel.. Should be ready at end of Oct.
I will not be out this weekend.   The weather is not to favorable.  I fished Lavaca River today and it was slow.. my friend caught a 27 " red and two 3lb trout...
Good Luck tomorrow. 

General Discussion / Re: Tip leader for Trout,Redsand Flounder.
« on: October 03, 2013, 07:41:24 PM »
Thanks for info... Will try all of them and see which one I like..

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About You / Re: Colorado Boy Learning the Texas Ways
« on: September 28, 2013, 07:16:50 PM »
Welcome... I just finish working a job in Denver over a two years of learning how to fly fish the streams and rivers around Denver area. Really got a workout.. Decker, Blue River, South Platte in Littleton.  I have a 22.5 Shallow Sport with a casting deck in front for both fly fishing and bait casting .  I'm learning to improve my fly casting and catch more... I have been a bass pro for fisherman for fourteen years and grew up on the Texas coast know alot of saltwater fishing places... I call anything over 5 feet of water is deep..My favorit bait casting lures is the She Dog (top water) and Mirrow Lure( jerk bait) and some plastics.  Be happy to show you some bait casting too.  good to know all types of fishing.

Damon's Seven Lakes / Fly Fishing at 7-Lakes Today
« on: September 28, 2013, 06:46:33 PM »
 :)  Caught a bunch of small fish on a parachute hopper today...Fun day and here is a few fishies!!

Fly Fishing Gear / Re: WTB a 10 wt ??
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:42:17 AM »
I think about a 10 wt also.. How would I know which to use..slow or fast...?

General Discussion / Re: Backup for Venice trip on Nov 7th thru 10th
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:55:01 AM »
If you have room, I would like to tag alone...I fished down there a few years ago with bait casting and top water lures on our own and caught limits of trout and reds each day..all on top water..She Dog -char/silver side..need a couple extras..very much fun...Now, Fly fishing would be even more fun...

General Discussion / Re: 8lbs 6oz Catch of the Weekend
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:50:27 AM »
 :)  It's a "KEEPER" !! CONGRATES!!

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