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#10685421 - 03/10/15 05:04 PM A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up)
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Myself and Mike "USMC_GY" fished the Salado Creek on our way home from a South Texas scouting adventure the other day. We fished from 2pm till 4pm and the bite was good. Caught a bunch of nice Redbreast in the 7 and 8 inch range. Also some nice Bluegill in the 7 and 8 inch range were caught. Rounding out the catch were a few small bass. The creek where we were at is in very good shape. The bite is only going to get better. Fish were caught on worms and small jigs. Fish were in 2 to 5 feet of water. Float and bottom techniques were used and all fish were released to fight again.Prior to fishing the Salado we had a GREAT LUNCH at Tom's Burgers located at IH 37 and Dunlop Road in San Antonio. Early season creek fishing. It just don't get any better! fish



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#10685513 - 03/10/15 05:39 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Nice going Chuck & Mike!

Redbreast are a really cool fish, love how they look.

I have only caught a few and never one in Dallas, but all were on topwater with a fly. They were in pure attack mode and boiled as soon as the fly hit the water. Awesome
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#10685565 - 03/10/15 06:00 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: Fitz®]
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Thanks Andrew. cheers You are going to have to make some time and come down here a get a few. Looks like a SUPER spring and summer is ahead of us! rockon




The Sunfish will really be showing off their colors the next few weeks. coolio
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#10685626 - 03/10/15 06:16 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Good looking fish, Chuck & Mike. One of these days, I need to hookup with you guys.

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#10685810 - 03/10/15 07:07 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: Bob9]
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Originally Posted By: Bob9
Good looking fish, Chuck & Mike. One of these days, I need to hookup with you guys.

Bob
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Invite is always open Bob. Thanks for the reply! cheers
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#10685825 - 03/10/15 07:10 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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What kind of small jigs did you use if you don't mind me asking.
I generally break out my fly rod to target gills and I've managed a few on small cranks but rarely throw jigs.
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#10685920 - 03/10/15 07:37 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: FWBanger]
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"FWBanger" We were using the Berkley Micros and the Strike King Crappie Thunders 1 3/4". thumb Blue white for the micros and Chartreuse/black for the Crappie Thunders. Both worked like champs. hooked
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#10686115 - 03/10/15 08:32 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Great job guys!!! I've never fished for them with small jigs. I bet that's fun. Add another fishing hole to my list of places you have to take me, LOL!!

I fly fished today. Only caught one hybrid sunfish. But I caught 9 bass. The small bass started biting a few days ago and they kept biting right through the cold front. That's a great sign and I expect the sunfish will be following suit within a week or so.

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#10686237 - 03/10/15 09:14 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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And that's how you do it! rockon

Did the scouting trip turn up blank?
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#10686645 - 03/11/15 01:02 AM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: J-Moe]
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Thanks Jamie and CK for the replies! cheers Jamie: The Sunfish bite will be getting better each day. Looks like a GREAT YEAR is shaping up! All of my fishing spots are looking good. coolio CK: The scouting trip was good in that we found some good spots for some shallow Crappie Fishing during their spawn. hmmm It was to cold that day for the fish to be in shallow water! eeks To answer your question we did not catch a fish. bang The Salado Creek came through for us! clap clap
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#10686800 - 03/11/15 07:01 AM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Great going y'all! I especially like those Redbreast, I need to get out to the Hill Country this year and catch some. I hope to finally do some fishing just by me on Friday.
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#10688614 - 03/11/15 07:17 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: Peytonator]
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Originally Posted By: Peytonator
Great going y'all! I especially like those Redbreast, I need to get out to the Hill Country this year and catch some. I hope to finally do some fishing just by me on Friday.


Did you know that Redbreast arent restricted to the Hill Country? I used to think they were I had never caught one, only knew of them, until I caught some last year from some creeks out East. What city do you live in?

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#10688635 - 03/11/15 07:23 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: Fishing_4_Life]
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Originally Posted By: Fishing_4_Life
Originally Posted By: Peytonator
Great going y'all! I especially like those Redbreast, I need to get out to the Hill Country this year and catch some. I hope to finally do some fishing just by me on Friday.


Did you know that Redbreast arent restricted to the Hill Country? I used to think they were I had never caught one, only knew of them, until I caught some last year from some creeks out East. What city do you live in?


The only other place I have caught them was in a creek/river near Glen Rose TX. May have been the tail out of Wheeler Branch
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#10688641 - 03/11/15 07:24 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: J-Moe]
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Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Great job guys!!! I've never fished for them with small jigs. I bet that's fun. Add another fishing hole to my list of places you have to take me, LOL!!

I fly fished today. Only caught one hybrid sunfish. But I caught 9 bass. The small bass started biting a few days ago and they kept biting right through the cold front. That's a great sign and I expect the sunfish will be following suit within a week or so.


NO PICTURES! bang hammer

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#10688657 - 03/11/15 07:32 PM Re: A nice bite on the Salado Creek! ( Creek bite picking up) [Re: Fitz®]
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Originally Posted By: Dfitz


The only other place I have caught them was in a creek/river near Glen Rose TX. May have been the tail out of Wheeler Branch


I have caught them in Montgomery County and San Jacinto County so far. I freaked out the first time I caught one since I had only heard of them and saw pictures online lol. I caught a 9 and a half incher too, blew my mind. I just read about Wheeler Branch this week. Never knew of it. I plan on trying to fish that lake to catch Walley because TPWD stocks it with them every year and Ive never caught any since there are such few places to catch them in Texas.

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