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#10889234 - 06/02/15 03:56 AM Frio Rio
Blues Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1797
Spent the weekend at neals lodge, below Garner state park, on the frio. The river is in the best shape I've ever seen.

The fish were spooky and would bolt if you walked up too fast. So we did a lot of "sneak" fishing, my youngest called it.

All fish were fat and very healthy. Started with some nice long ear and finished with Rio.




Seems the presentation they liked the most was the "get in there with them" technic. They won't spook nearly as bad from swimmers because they see them everyday, maybe?? That's my story for getting out fished anyway.





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#10889239 - 06/02/15 04:07 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
Blues Offline
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All fish were caught under a float in the current breaks with night crawlers, around a dozen crawlers an hour at one point...little fish ate us up. Every rock and snag that broke the current was holding fish, getting them to bite wasn't always easy.

Caught 50 to 100 fish a day most being small





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#10889256 - 06/02/15 06:06 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
Blues Offline
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Only bluegill?? of the weekend.

Daughters first Rio. She's one up on the boys now...



Want to thank you guys on the forum for posting how and where you're catching them. Gills are sometimes over looked and are a blast to catch when you're dialed in, it's literally non stop action which is awesome for the kids.

Thanks again guys

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#10889326 - 06/02/15 07:09 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
J-Moe Offline
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Great pictures and report. What an outstanding way to spend the day with the kids. Well done thumb

By the way, those are redbreast sunfish and not long ear sunfish. Long Ear actually have a shorter, broader ear with white on the edges.

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#10889345 - 06/02/15 07:29 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
jeffnsa Offline
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Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 975
Loc: floresville
Great pictures. It looks like you and the kids had fun and that's all that matters.

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#10889425 - 06/02/15 08:10 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: J-Moe]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
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Originally Posted By: J-Moe


By the way, those are redbreast sunfish and not long ear sunfish. Long Ear actually have a shorter, broader ear with white on the edges.

Thanks for the ID. I'm still learning all the gills.

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#10889438 - 06/02/15 08:15 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39502
Loc: Universal City Tx.
coolphotos One Word! "OUTSTANDING"!





Side Note: Good times,life time memories,and nice fish. Love them Rios. rockon
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#10889613 - 06/02/15 09:24 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Blues
Originally Posted By: J-Moe


By the way, those are redbreast sunfish and not long ear sunfish. Long Ear actually have a shorter, broader ear with white on the edges.

Thanks for the ID. I'm still learning all the gills.


LOL, most of us still are. I have a Perch Species thread that's about 10 pages long and I still get confused.

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#10889848 - 06/02/15 10:50 AM Re: Frio Rio [Re: J-Moe]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Keep reading the post in this section and you will learn a TON! thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#10890784 - 06/02/15 04:41 PM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3875
Loc: South Texas
Those are the kind of days we all fish for right there. Great trips, post and pics, Blues! thumb
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Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

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#10895492 - 06/04/15 02:20 PM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10374
Loc: San Antonio TX
Having great times with family is what it is all about. Looks like some super fish. Nicely done.




Side Note: I have fish that river several times all on the fly. It's a great place to fish and relax.

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#10908606 - 06/10/15 12:24 PM Re: Frio Rio [Re: Blues]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 9896
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nothing beats fun times on the water with family. Good job "Blues"!

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