Knuckles and I met up with Strong and Mike Mendez on Saturday morning below PK Dam on the Brazos River before the forecasted nasty weather was to hit. Definitely thinking that the weather change had the fish confused and not as crazy active, comparatively speaking with other trips. It was a warm morning with rain forecasted for the afternoon and cooler temperatures. The wind was a beating from the south between 10 to 15 on average.
Fished the second pool, which resulted in several nice stripers weighing in between 3 and 5 pounds; however, this quickly turned off early morning. We worked down the chute towards the brush pile with no good results; an odd occurrence.
Decided to work back up to the second pool, but walked along the west bank and cross back over between the first and second pool on the rocks. An interesting perspective, given that a person would typically cast across towards the west bank into the channel; certainly deeper.
Drove down to the highway 16 bridge and parked on the west side of the river and walked north, back up towards the dam to the first big pool. This was strictly blind casting towards north and nothing was interested. The cool thing was that we had never gone out to investigate this stretch, so it was fun to walk down along the old bridge and check it out.
Thinking the kayaks would be fun to head north from highway 16, fish then head down south a ways. The flow was a little over 300 cfs, so it would have been a little interesting, but doable.
The good news is, there are still some nice stripers to be had below PK Dam and it gave Knuckles and I a chance to get out and throw our new TFO Professional II rods and Lamson Remix 3.5 reels. Hopeful to get back down the weekend after Christmas.
This wasn't a picture heavy or video trip, but here is one picture.
In case you are interested, here are some videos of previous striper trips in November.https://youtu.be/-93f9OnkKoUhttps://youtu.be/4Bm7CUIbH_c