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#11281595 - 12/14/15 11:51 AM Report: Stripers Below PK
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Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 292
Loc: Keller, TX
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/-93f9OnkKoU

https://youtu.be/4Bm7CUIbH_c

Tight Lines.
FishyB
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#11281647 - 12/14/15 12:13 PM Re: Report: Stripers Below PK [Re: FishyB]
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Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 907
Loc: Irving, TX
Thanks for the report .. we paddled up Friday and 300-350 cfs is doable. We had no luck either on the deep channel downstream from the pools on Friday. I keep hitting that area based on your video and the large striper your son got out of there. Thanks for the videos and posts.
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#11281666 - 12/14/15 12:25 PM Re: Report: Stripers Below PK [Re: FishyB]
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Registered: 05/29/14
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Loc: Keller, TX
Hey Rob,

I saw your Native on top of your vehicle Saturday morning and was looking around to see if I couldn't introduce ourselves; but when we came back up from the water you had already split. I am sure we will have the opportunity to swap fish stories.....lies, in the future. smile

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#11281904 - 12/14/15 02:54 PM Re: Report: Stripers Below PK [Re: FishyB]
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 173
Loc: Texas
Lol, I was there Thursday, MtnDew Friday and ya'll Saturday.

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#11281927 - 12/14/15 03:03 PM Re: Report: Stripers Below PK [Re: FishyB]
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 173
Loc: Texas
Thursday, I skipped the pools by the dam and went straight for the channel downstream. Caught three 4-5 lbs range. Then I dropped my phone in the river and cut the trip short. Lame.

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#11283244 - 12/15/15 07:47 AM Re: Report: Stripers Below PK [Re: FishyB]
txmark1959 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1160
Loc: Onalaska, TX
Good report and videos......thanks
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#11283496 - 12/15/15 09:27 AM Re: Report: Stripers Below PK [Re: FishyB]
MtnDew Offline
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Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 907
Loc: Irving, TX
HI FishyB,

I had got up early at the campsite Sat and decide to just relax and fish simple smile .. so I walked down to the rocks by the dam and tossed topwater and drifted some perch under ballons . I got some small ones again. When the sun came up I drove down to the bridge, but just to take some pics , relax and take in the view. I talked to a few fly fisherman and nobody was tearing it up so I never worked up the energy to unload the yak smile ..

Hopefully we can meet up some time on the water.

-rob
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