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March 2013, White Bass... Upper Guad - Cancelled....

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Matt and I went fishing with Brent Hodges, from ReelFly Fishing Adventures Saturday, 2013-02-09, with the plan of scouting out the area for the TFF.   Brent worked hard on getting us onto fish.  Some of the techniques we used would be frowned upon by the purists. :)

We arrived in front of the fly shop at 0715 after a 3 hour drive from Katy, and started assembling our gear, and getting waders on.  Brent showed up, boat in tow, at 0745, ready to go.

A short road trip to the launch and we were on our way, across the lake.  The boat launch Brent originally wanted to use didn't have enough water to put in.  His Beavertail (R) had no problems with the glassy water.

The trip up the river itself had to be taken slow.  A lot of the trees that are normally under the water were exposed, even in the middle of the channel.  We actually saw one boat hit something hard, and come immediately down off of plane. 

The plan was to go up the river as far as his skiff could take us, and then wade.  A few of the locals had already made it that far and had staked out the river as their own.  This wasn't a show-stopper since there was plenty of river to fish.  Using this as our starting point, we started blind casting was Brent used the trolling motor to guide us downriver.

The weather was perfect for fishing, a light drizzle, and cool (58°), but not cold.  A couple of thin layers followed by a rain jacket and waders, and we were comfortable enough.

We caught a Varity of fish.  White bass, stripers, black bass, crappie, and catfish, all on flies.

One of the more interesting sights was watching a large pod of catfish slurping something off of the top of the water in an eddy.  The is when we wished we sould have brought one of Matt's carp flies.  Of course we had to make a few casts into these feeding fish.  I even had one one for a few seconds.....

I used a 5wt with a full sinking line for most of the day.  Matt was a bit more adventurous, and was trying out almost every one of Brent's rods.

The fly of the day was a greay and white clouser swith a silver nose.  See the photo of the destroyed fly.  The catfish was caught onthe white/char bendback.

We found one area that every time we drifted through we at least got a bump, but most times it was "Fish on."

You can tell by the attached GPS track that we went through the same area many times.

More details, and pictures when I get them in hand, of this trip to follow....


No takers?  Let's go ahead and pull this trip from the plans. 

I still plan to head up there that weekend.  Kayaking and fly fishing.


Trip Cancelled

So what about a Bayou Bash down on the White Oak PUCK!  I hear a couple of the guys are coming over this weekend to give it a try.  We could go do it next weekend...not this Im too busy with the house but next should be good for me.  Last year we had a terrific turnout.  What is your schedule like? 8)


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