Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Fisherman954, Mud Liger, Joe111, EL Mike, onecoolguyhere
102701 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82848
hopalong 74355
Pilothawk 73410
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59859
Tritonman 56813
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52446
LoneStarSon® 52210
facebook
Forum Stats
102701 Members
61 Forums
858692 Topics
11264486 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11496507 - 03/23/16 04:05 PM Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest!
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37125
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Fished the Guadalupe River in a couple of spots and the Bluegill and Rio bite was on FIRE! Caught a bunch of very nice Bluegill in the 7 to 8 inch range along with a nice bunch of big Rios. I caught three Rios in the 10 inch range and one that was just a little over 11 inches. Rounding out the catch were a couple of nice Redbreast in the 8 inch range and a nice bass in the three pound range. All of the sunfish including the Rios were urinating while the hook was being taken out. This means the spawn is not that far off. All fish were released. Fish are very active looking for food before the spawn. All fish were caught on worms using both float and bottom techniques. Fish were found in 3 to 5 feet of water holding by large rocks and brush piles. Was trying to sight fish the Rios but the Bluegill would usually get the bait. It was about four Bluegill to every one Rio. A great early spring day fishing the Guadalupe River. It just don't get any better. fish


_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11496529 - 03/23/16 04:14 PM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
K.G Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 1653
Loc: o
thumb
_________________________
P.B. Blue = 43.5 lb.
Lake Tawakoni, Texas.
January 2, 2012

Top
#11496533 - 03/23/16 04:15 PM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37125
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks K.G for the reply! It is going to be one good year! hooked
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11497526 - 03/23/16 11:12 PM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1099
Loc: southwest more west than south...
nice report as always and great looking fish!

Top
#11497678 - 03/24/16 06:31 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2599
Loc: Brenham, TX
That's a great sign!!! Catching trophy Rios this early in the year. You might just catch that 12 inch Rio this year. Or maybe I'll beat you to it roflmao

Great catch and thanks for the report thumb

Top
#11500365 - 03/25/16 08:31 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Action_Jackson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1256
Loc: Dallas, Texas
WTG Banker an buds!!! Wish we had Rios up this way bang

Looking forward to a great year of bull gills and shellcrackers cheers
_________________________
Katchin krappie...doin surgeries(filleting)...and givin hott grease baths until krunchy and golden brown is what it's all about!!!

"STAY ready for the THUMP"!!!!

Top
#11510457 - 03/30/16 07:24 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: Action_Jackson]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37125
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks gar1970,Jamie,and A.J. for the replies! cheers Getting trophy Rios and a bunch of nice Bluegill in very early spring is surely a great sign for a great year! hooked
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11517483 - 04/02/16 07:35 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9175
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fishing Chuck and getting trophy Rios this early in the year. When will the Rios start their spawn and nest guarding? How will the Rio year be?

Top
#11520240 - 04/04/16 07:14 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Let's go Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 152
Loc: Mesquite tx
Those rios are pretty thumb
_________________________
Its all about that thump

Top
#11520658 - 04/04/16 10:34 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
drrouter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/30/11
Posts: 1702
I haven't caught a Rio in 2 years! Gotta get out there more. Good job BAF.
_________________________
Where I've been fishing:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=204627833673756378136.0004ad4c39123deb682b8

Catch a few cool fishing videos on my YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ananocrag?feature=mhee

Top
#11523646 - 04/05/16 03:19 PM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Fitz® Offline
"Nice Guy"

Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8364
Loc: Feeding Time
Those Rios make my mouth water
_________________________
Don't worry about the mule, just load the cart
RIP Walter

Top
#11524525 - 04/05/16 10:34 PM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1690
Loc: Austin
Chuck, how long does it normally take for those 8" fish to reach 10" during say normal conditions. Also is this an earlier Rio bite than normal?
_________________________
" Used to Chase giant's on Lake Austin & Town Lake "


Top
#11524705 - 04/06/16 06:50 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37125
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks guys for the replies. cheers Drrouter: With the mild winter we had you should catch a bunch of em. hooked Curtis: The Rios should start sitting on their nest by late April or very early May. eeks Kent: Rios grow between 2 to 4 inches a year depending on water bodies and conditions.(Until they achieve their maximum growth.) A 8" Rio should be about 10" in a year if conditions are good. coolio
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11525917 - 04/06/16 03:50 PM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
SK. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 960
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Excellent CATCHN trip for sure....
Those rio's look like they could put up a good fight...
_________________________
jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

Top
#11532076 - 04/10/16 06:07 AM Re: Early Springtime Bluegill-Rio Fest! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37125
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks SK for the reply. Yes Sir Rios are some super fighters! boxing
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide