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#11016680 - 08/03/15 10:27 AM First striper on the fly
TrentonLee Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Well I got to get back on the water for the first time this week since my little one was born and had an awesome morning on the Brazos below PK. Fish were biting from the time we started casting to the time we left. Not a lot of big fish just a lot of fish smallmouth, largemouth, sandies, striper and a few drum. Managed to bring in the biggest fish out of my group with this decent Striper which put up a heck of a fight on my 5 wt.







And since I mentioned it here is a picture of my son as well

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#11016708 - 08/03/15 10:46 AM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
GoodOleG Offline
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Registered: 07/14/15
Posts: 62
Loc: Dallas, TX
Very nice Trenton! My buddy and I hit the Brazos below Whitney yesterday and got into the same sort of action! I lost count after about 25 or so! About an hr before last light it was almost a fish every cast! Heres a pic of the biggest striper I caught! Not amazing size but fun none the less! Congrats on becoming a Dad! Good looking boy! Tight lines ~ G

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#11017137 - 08/03/15 02:09 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
TrentonLee Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
Thanks G...I have been dying to get out that way and fish below Whitney. Buddy and I had a camping trip scheduled out there a few months back but that was right about the time all the rain came and the river was running a little too high so we just fished below PK.
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#11017418 - 08/03/15 04:02 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 975
Loc: Sanger Tx.
Great catch ( both of them )!
Congratulations !!!
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#11018506 - 08/03/15 11:27 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
GoodOleG Offline
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Registered: 07/14/15
Posts: 62
Loc: Dallas, TX
Fishing was great yesterday! Not so much today! They must have lowered the flow cause the bigger fish didn't come out to play! Let me know when you go and I'll try to catch up with you if I can. Thanks Mac! Take care gents!!!


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#11019325 - 08/04/15 12:00 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 557
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Outstanding!
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#11019327 - 08/04/15 12:01 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
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Loc: Texas
I keep hearing about that place, and it looks lie a great place to fling some flies. How is the access there, and are there any nearby RV parks?

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#11020243 - 08/04/15 06:03 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Robert Hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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Rv camping not far on the lake side just a short ride to the river. Lots of smallmouth sandbass and stripers excellent place to fling a fly Jim.
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#11020247 - 08/04/15 06:04 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Robert Hunter Offline
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Congratulations on both your catches Trenton.
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#11021074 - 08/05/15 12:06 AM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Loc: Feeding Time
Nice report, I should get out there and try it.
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#11021231 - 08/05/15 07:21 AM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
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Loc: Texas
Where does one access the river, and are there fees involved? Places to avoid (vehicle security)?

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#11022256 - 08/05/15 01:54 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
GoodOleG Offline
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Registered: 07/14/15
Posts: 62
Loc: Dallas, TX
At the Brazos below Whitney there's access at riverside park on the east side of the dam! No fees and seems to be decently safe. I've had no problems there! I've also seen a ranger patrolling the area. Which makes me feel more comfortable. Everyone I've come into contact with seems to be pleasant and friendly.
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#11022353 - 08/05/15 02:15 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
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Loc: Texas
Thanks! I feel a trip coming on........ What time of the year is best there, and when is bad? Do I need to look for specific water flows? My 2 weight keeps begging me to take it there. I found the RV park; it's plenty close enough.

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#11022403 - 08/05/15 02:28 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
Bass_Bustin_Texan Offline
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Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 26660
Loc: Longview
How did the Allen Trout Reel handle it?
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#11022562 - 08/05/15 03:19 PM Re: First striper on the fly [Re: TrentonLee]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 430
Loc: Arlington, TX
Nice, luv fishing for stripers on the fly. Can't wait for Texoma to get back to normal so I can go after them again.
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