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#11174159 - 10/20/15 06:57 AM Frio River, Leakey Texas
Lloyd5 Offline
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Has anyone fished the Frio near Leakey, say at Garner State Park or somewhere close? From what I've seen on the internet it looks to be a beautiful place and they stock rainbows in the winter. Wondering if it's worth the drive.
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#11174175 - 10/20/15 07:15 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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I have heard good things about the Frio from my associates who have fished it. (I think associates sounds much better than "hoodlum friends")
Just wonder what the flow levels are like? A call to the park ought to answer that question though.
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#11174259 - 10/20/15 08:18 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: rrhyne56]
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(I think associates sounds much better than "hoodlum friends")

It does, doesn't it? I might borrow that...
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#11174532 - 10/20/15 10:22 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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Doesn't diminish the fact that they are hoodlums!!! hmmm

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#11174724 - 10/20/15 11:36 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Jerry Hamon]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jerry Hamon
Doesn't diminish the fact that they are hoodlums!!! hmmm


Well, no...but doesn't it sound better!


Edited by Lloyd5 (10/20/15 12:59 PM)
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#11174853 - 10/20/15 12:25 PM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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#11175222 - 10/20/15 03:20 PM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
Lane H. Offline
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http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_000...ite_no=08195000

That's the flow data. Seems to be running fairly well.

TPWD posts their trout stocking schedule in mid-November.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml

Garner was stocked last year, but not until December.

I've never been, but my wife has and says the river was fishable ~10 years ago. It's on my list of places to wade this winter, as it's not too terribly far from me.
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#11176084 - 10/21/15 01:39 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
tbates Offline
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Never fished for trout in that river, but I did fish clousers next to lily pads early last spring south of Garner. It's a beautiful stretch of water and extremely clear in some places. You have to be a ninja to succeed with the Guadalupe, and Spotted Bass to catch them. You won't regret fishing that water even if you get skunked...promise.

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#11176144 - 10/21/15 06:32 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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Good info - thanks! From the photos I've seen it looks like a beautiful area.
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#11178342 - 10/22/15 05:48 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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I've never fished at garner it's always too crowded. But I've fished most of the crossings from Leakey to concan. If you're thinking about going you better just get on down there, you won't regret it. It's one of my favorite rivers to fish the color of the water the huge trees and on some stretches a bass almost every cast.

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#11178355 - 10/22/15 06:08 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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And since your down there, the sabinal and nueces are awesome as well.

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#11181764 - 10/23/15 06:24 PM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
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I fished the Frio several times a few weeks ago. Once at Garner and the other two times at crossings just southeast of there. Did well all three times. I was using ultra light spinning gear. The water was crystal clear with good current. Bass,Bluegill,and Tilapia were all caught. Great scenery and a lot of peace and quite. thumb
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#11182307 - 10/24/15 01:14 AM Re: Frio River, Leakey Texas [Re: Lloyd5]
robert hunter Offline
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Been a long time but fished around concan that is one beautiful stretch of river.
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