A healthy river is a beatiful thing- TR

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A healthy river is a beatiful thing- TR

Post by BigCliff » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:33 pm

[report]

I threw together a little jaunt to the Hill Country with Steelrain and a lurker some know as Flaco. I provided them much better grub, beer, and fishing than I'm giving y'all in photos.

We met at the Taqueria for some grub
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and then headed out to my favorite river. It was a little cool, especially when we first dunked our nutz. Steelrain said it was so cold he couldn't feel his bullet holes, and I don't know if that's good or bad.

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I was still finishing my last taco and 2nd beer, so Steelrain got a two fish head start on me.

There were a ridiculous number of fish swimming around us. Loads of sunfish, multiple bass up to 4 lbs, HUGE gizzard shad, and I spotted at least 6 catfish over 22". This river was down to 3 cfs two summers ago, so seeing it spring back in such abundance is a wonderful thing.

Some samples of the better, and more unique-
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I can take a nice photo with a good background every now and then
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That there's the lurker, and he cracked my ass up when he was plunking a small sunfish he caught in a hole where a large bass was hanging out, all while still attached to his 3wt G2.

And he's the least redneck of the three of us.

Token placidity shot
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After throwing at a snooty 5lb bass that didn't like my socks and shorts pairing or something, we went back to the truck and finished off the rest of these-
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We figured a hundred fish between the three of us, mostly caught on top was a pretty damn good day.[/report]
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Re: A healthy river is a beatiful thing- TR

Post by blue ridge angler » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:39 pm

Looks like fun..Nice variety in that river.. :cool
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Post by Ephemeral » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:44 pm

BigCliff-

Sounds like a lot of action was had.

Dig the photos.

Thank you,

eph
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Post by jdub » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:46 pm

BigCliff wrote: It was a little cool, especially when we first dunked our nutz.
Cool? What the fuck, I don't see a foot of snow on the banks...Pussies.
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Re: A healthy river is a beatiful thing- TR

Post by steelrain202 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:46 pm

it was classic, got to use the flies a bunch of yall sent, Cliff let me use his 4wt, cause mine is f-ing AWOL :bomb. it was great heck, I may sneak up there during the week and try for that huge bass we saw in that side water.
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Re: A healthy river is a beatiful thing- TR

Post by BigCliff » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:50 pm

steelrain202 wrote:I may sneak up there during the week and try for that huge bass we saw in that side water.
Dude, I'm tellin ya, that fat girl in the bottom of that last pool before we headed back...

Oh wait, you probably spooked it out and I was seeing the same fish down by the tail of the pool.

Yessir, LARGE.
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Post by Crick Addict » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:32 pm

Are y'all gonna' post the trout pics later? :cheer
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Post by Outside Bend » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:37 pm

I was all ready to hit the local warmwater until 6" of wet, sloppy snow were dumped on us this morning. Y'all suck :cool

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Post by Kylemc » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:14 pm

Nice work fellas.
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Post by Horn_Identity » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:47 pm

Sheesh, wet wading and Shiner blonde. Thats just wrong dude. :cool

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Post by blumpkin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:50 pm

Great TR Cliff, looks like a good time...
Water looks real nice in that first pic.
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Re: A healthy river is a beatiful thing- TR

Post by deerfly » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:17 pm

sooo, lurker dude couldn't even catch a bass with a live bait? And he claims to have redneck in him? Sad, very sad indeed... His name wouldn't happen to be Ron Cass would it?
porcupines are normally peaceful creatures, but Dog saw fit to give them quills

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