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#11522720 - 04/05/16 08:22 AM Buffalo on the Fly
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2887
Loc: Brenham, TX
I have been doing a lot of fly fishing below Lake Somerville dam for white bass, hybrids and crappie. The small mouth buffalo stack up thick below the dam. In the evenings they will chase shad and be jumping out of the water like largemouth bass. Twice during the last month I have had them take a fly. Both times it was pulling the fly slowly across a submerged sand bar. I'm using a slow sinking bead chain clouser that remains suspended in the water column when I pull it over the shallow sand bar.

I caught a 5.9 lber last month that I registered for a Yegua Creek fly rod record. Then I caught a 29.5 inch, 14.1 lber on my 4 weight fly rod this weekend. I am submitting paperwork for a new record this week.




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#11522837 - 04/05/16 09:30 AM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
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Very nice. Grats on the records.
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#11523535 - 04/05/16 02:37 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Creekflyfisher54 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/16
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Loc: Hill country
Would you happen to fish with mr. Tedrick?

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#11523616 - 04/05/16 03:09 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: Curt0407]
J-Moe Offline
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Originally Posted By: Curt0407
Very nice. Grats on the records.


Thanks

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#11523617 - 04/05/16 03:09 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: Creekflyfisher54]
J-Moe Offline
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Creekflyfisher54
Would you happen to fish with mr. Tedrick?


Yes sir, that is me.

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#11523677 - 04/05/16 03:32 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
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#11523984 - 04/05/16 06:49 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
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Congratulations on both a nice fish and a record fish. cheers Good job. clap clap clap





Side Note: Would have loved to have seen that fight! boxing
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#11524786 - 04/06/16 07:52 AM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
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Thanks Fitz and Chuck

Yes Chuck, it was a battle. I was using 6 lb. tippet on my 4 weight rod so bullying him in wasn't an option. I had to let him run 3 times. Then when I finally got him up on the edge of the sand bar he tried to run again so I had to jump on top of him, LOL. Pulled the fly from his mouth and drug him up on the bank.

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#11526289 - 04/06/16 06:34 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: banker-always fishing]
Gitter Done Offline
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Congratulations on both a nice fish and a record fish. cheers Good job. clap clap clap





Side Note: Would have loved to have seen that fight! boxing




Plus #1. I wold have also loved to have seen that fight.

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#11526590 - 04/06/16 09:23 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks Gitter Done

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#11534714 - 04/11/16 01:06 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Topp7 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
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Loc: Arlington
Chase shad??? usually when spooked they will run across the top, and or when spawning or just for fun. If they are chasing shad it wouldn't be to eat them

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#11534787 - 04/11/16 01:28 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: Topp7]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Topp7
Chase shad??? usually when spooked they will run across the top, and or when spawning or just for fun. If they are chasing shad it wouldn't be to eat them


Thanks Topp7, I was told that was what they were doing, I know better now. They were all over the shallows jumping and they actually eat the fly so I assumed that this is what they were doing as well.

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#11535182 - 04/11/16 04:00 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Topp7 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/12
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Loc: Arlington
The other night a spooked up about an eight pounder and he rocketed up on the bank. I have also had them smack the boat. I would say i'm jealous, I would love to catch one on the fly.

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#11536475 - 04/12/16 08:36 AM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
WOW! That had to be a super nice fight. Congratulations on your record fish! woot

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#11538565 - 04/12/16 08:52 PM Re: Buffalo on the Fly [Re: Laker One]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2887
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Laker One
WOW! That had to be a super nice fight. Congratulations on your record fish! woot


Thanks Laker One

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