TRIP REPORT: Blue Roan Bend Outfitters, Private Lake, Sat, July 16, 2022

A great day at Blue Roan Bend.  Fifteen kayakers and float tubers made it out to the 280 acre lake.  We were met by our host, Newell Atkinson, and he gave us a history of the area and a perspective of the lake.  Quite the Texas history surrounding this property and area – an incredibly nice ranch.

After the briefing, all boats and fisherman were on the water by 8 am.  The lake has plenty of area, and our fifteen kayaks/tubes quickly spread out across the lake.  

The weather cooperated nicely.  Very little wind, but goes without saying, quite hot.  The lake contains quite the fishing opportunities.   Deep water, “sand islands”, and lot of shorelines to fish. 

Quite the variety of fish were caught.  Bass, gar, catfish, and sunfish.  The favorite flies seemed to be clouser and wooly booger type patterns, but some fish were caught early on topwater.  We even captured photos of deer swimming in the lake – perhaps to cool off.

The heat drove us all off the lake by early afternoon, with the last people leaving around 3.  Newell was a great host, meeting us early and again as we wrapped up the trip.  He is a wealth of knowledge, and his ranch is a top tier operation.  He provided us with this fantastic opportunity, and it was a great time by all. 

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