June 26: Fish the Colorado River at Bastrop with Kevin Hutchison If you have ever thought about fishing the Colorado River, this is the trip for you. On this trip, we will be led by and will tag along with Hill Country Fly Fishers guide, Kevin Hutchison. We will be fishing mainly for bass and brim. Each participant will receive a fly box with flies courtesy of our host, Kevin Hutchison (Hill Country Fly Fishers). The trip also includes a first class riverside catered lunch. See full post for details
Lake Bastrop - Jan 16, 2021; Day trip, John Eldred We will fish Lake Bastrop on Sat Jan 16; Meet at the Northshore Park boat ramp at 630am. Several of us have made day trips to Lake Bastrop; the lake is very fishable via kayak, canoe, or boat. All are welcome. Sign up via Evite, or call/email John Eldred
Lake Raven day trip, Sept 26. Details to be worked. Fishing can be really good; it can also be very slow. Best time is early in the morning. The campground and lake are very nice...it will be a good paddle.
This little guy was caught on the shoreline of a local pond. He and his brothers are targets for the predators. Match the hatch!
Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it. I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result: Hook: Size 6 Mustad 3366A Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc. Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes Glue: Craft glue or CA Markers for finishing touches.
The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas. The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9. Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in. http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/
A former member of the club, before he moved away, Crawford P. invited us up to fish during the week, so I passed the word out to those folks I thought could go. He could handle at max 5 people, so I tried to target anglers that had kayaks, and could fish mid-week. John E. … Continue reading TFF was invited to fish the Sabine River
The Jan 10-11 outing was postponed due to inclimate weather. LCRA has given us a "credit" to move the reservation to a later date. I am looking at dates near the end of Feb or mid-March. Glen Wells and I took a chance and showed up at the Northshore Boat Launch on Fri, Jan 10. … Continue reading Jan 10th Report: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park
THE WEATHER HAS FORCED CANCELLATION OF THIS TRIP. MAY TRY TO RESCHEDULE LATER Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Kayak/Canoe/Motorized Boat - Lake Bastrop (Bastrop, Texas) Trip Description: Fish Lake Bastrop in the winter; Fri/Sat, Jan 10-11. Kayak, canoe, or motorized boat. Three tent campsites have been reserved for Friday, Jan 10th. (#80, #81, #82) LCRA … Continue reading CANCELLED: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sat, Jan 10-11, 2020
A quick, unplanned trip to fish the Sabine River on the second and 3 day of 2020, below the generators. It rained both days, and it never got very warm, but the fish didn't seem to mind, and it gave us a chance to visit friends. If you want to learn more... I called Crawford … Continue reading 2020-01, Sabine River, generation canal