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#11568800 - 04/27/16 10:42 AM The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo
FishyB Offline
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Howdy All,

Just did a post on the past week about the Brazos River and our lucky trip to fly fish on Monday. Check it out and if you like it, let us know and even follow!
https://bassknucklesfishing.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/the-brazos-river-fly-fishing-yo-yo/

Yes, there will be a video coming in the next couple of days hopefully!


Edited by FishyB (04/27/16 11:28 AM)
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#11569031 - 04/27/16 12:29 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Nice report Brent.Awsome fishing.
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#11569113 - 04/27/16 01:06 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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How to do get the text and phone notifications from BRA? Nice post. Got the itch to go.
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#11569204 - 04/27/16 01:37 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Awesome report. What a fun time!

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#11569209 - 04/27/16 01:39 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Hi David,

Great question and if I thought about it, I should have put that in my post!

If you go to your specific USGS Station, the page looks like the one below. If you notice under each graphic, you will see a WaterAlert link. Click on the link and create your criteria for the alert. You have to do this for each graphic for the station, in other words, you want to set a height notification, then click on the WaterAlert under the height graph; if you want one for water flow, then click on WaterAlert under the CFS graph.



For the BRA phone calls or text messages; they only send out notifications if there is a change from normal releases. So if it is a routine and normal scheduled release, you will not get notified only in cases like rain, etc.... that have caused the BRA to decide they need to let water out. WARNING: You will get notified at anytime, like 5:00 AM, LOL! Call BRA at 1-888-922-6272 and tell them that you would like to be added to the notification call program; they will fax or email you a form that you need to fill out and sign, then fax or email back to the BRA. It takes a couple of days for them to get you entered into the system.
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#11570128 - 04/27/16 09:03 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Super report. Thanks for sharing. cheers
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#11570588 - 04/28/16 07:29 AM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Thank y'all for the kind words.

The yo-yo continues. They had opened a gate yesterday and now shut, but with more rain in the forecast.....I am betting we will see another surge in water flow Friday and Saturday.

Makes for some nice fishing though on the back side.
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#11570838 - 04/28/16 09:33 AM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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A little off topic but what weight fly rod are you using on the Brazos?

I have a 5 wt and an 8 wt and was wondering which would be more suitable if I ever make it out there.

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#11570885 - 04/28/16 09:53 AM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
FishyB Offline
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j_hirn2 - We have used both actually.

The sand bass are really good right now and would be a lot of fun on the 5 wt. We had 8 and 9 wt rods this last trip, were targeting the big stripers; but we have caught 15 pound striper on 5 wt out there too.

Just depends on how big of a gun you want to take the gun fight and probably on what size bug you plan on throwing. smile


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#11571773 - 04/28/16 04:47 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Planning to go out Sunday after church...hoping the cfs is favorable
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#11577649 - 05/02/16 07:54 AM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
FishyB Offline
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Trenton - Did you make it out Sunday?? smile Inquiring fish minds want to know!
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#11578193 - 05/02/16 11:53 AM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Flows were right around 250 cfs which is what seems to be the sweet-spot, enough water to fill all the good areas and just enough to wade around comfortably. My 3 buddies and I fished mainly below the boundary wire casting towards the dam and were all 4 bent up with sandbass one after the other for at least 4 hours! Was hoping to get into some stripers with some meaty streamers I had tied up but no one seemed to be catching any (even the bait chunkers with there surf rods hahaha!). Stuck to the clouser variations and caught so many sand bass my arms are sore this morning (even the little guys were fighting like crazy). Seemed they would hit anything Chartreuse or White and wore out a few of my clousers to the point that there wasn't much left besides the bead chain eyes and thread wraps. Managed to catch some larger sandbass on our way out in the pool below the guard shack at the dam entrance around 7:30. They seemed to be stacked up everywhere and made for good fun, hoping the striper bite turns on in the next few weeks.

Should have took some pictures to share but honestly we were all catching so many fish at the same time no one bothered to get any.

Anyone else make it out this weekend???


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#11578291 - 05/02/16 12:26 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Awesome Trenton! Yeah, that's pretty much what we found last Monday. Like you, would love to have one more good run at the big striper this spring! We had the same problem with pictures / video last week too, didn't have time to really stop and shoot much, lol. Sore arms from catching fish is always a good thing. Thank you for the report.

We were tied up with prison ministry and prom Saturday, so that took care of fishing, lol. Hopeful to get out this up coming Saturday.
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#11578362 - 05/02/16 12:43 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Well my buddies and I caught striper well into the heat of the summer (June and July) in the same exact area so don't count them out yet!!! As long as the rains keep coming and the cfs stays steady they should bite all summer if its anything like last year.
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#11592070 - 05/09/16 02:14 PM Re: The Brazos River Fishing Yo-Yo [Re: FishyB]
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Just got a phone call from BRA and a text from USGS, one flood gate open, running 9,100 CFS. This is great news for the sand and striped bass!!
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