Me and my brother went to the Brazos by Rochelle's yesterday. Not being there before we really didn't know what to expect. We got up early and arrived right at sunrise hoping to get some fish on top water. Didn't happen! The fish decided to sleep in. We decided to go upstream from Rochelle's first so that we could float past Rochelle's when we were done and and take out at the end of the camping area. We fished for about an hour before we finally figured out some lures that they wanted. I caught my first few fish on a Fire Tiger shallow diving crankbait. Then for some reason they didn't want that anylonger. I switched to a Lunker City 3.25" Shaker in Fire Tiger(not on their web site anymore). I fished it on a small spinnerbait head. They seemed to like that but I thought I could do better so I switched colors to Avocado Red Flake w/ Chartreuse Tail.
The bass just loved this color. First cast I fought a nice bass to the boat only to discover that it was only holding onto the tail and was not hooked. It proceeded to let go and laugh at me before swimming away. But after that it was game on. They were mostly dinks but we did get a few decent ones. Both Large and smallmouth and even one drum.
When I went to net this bass he jumped off the hook and landed 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the net. I managed to lunge forward enough to get him and somehow managed to stay in the boat.
Caught this nice one right under the bridge while running the small rapids.
Overall I would say it was a nice day but I am not sure it is worth the 2 hour drive since I can get to my favorite place in Oklahoma in about 2 hours. It is a beautiful float and if I wanted to do a long day float then I would go back out there and start at the damn and float to Rochelle's...if the water was flowing. Oh...and the water was flowing a little so that was nice.