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#11587464 - 05/06/16 03:43 PM Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1690
Loc: Austin
Some really nice gills from Lake Travis: It takes my weighted fly so long to reach the proper depth I can literally take a nap during its decent...
my 9"
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My nephews 91/4" He has really caught the fishing bug...poor kid spends all his money on gear lol
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Ashley's deep water Long Ear.
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Ashley's many Guads
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and of course our "kiddo" Jake with his unique colored gill
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My 9.1/2"....stretch as I might could not make it 10"
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Some spots are just way to deep for any fly and I had to pull out my old Hooligan Jigs lol...we are averaging appx 50 to 75 fish each day with the vast majority of sizes being in the small to 8" range. Its easily a 4 to 1 ratio of Bluegill over Redbreast. Try as we might Redear are just non existent even though its clearly their habitat. Worried they may not have made the drought. If the "meat hunters" do not clear out our holes Im looking next year to produce quite a number of trophy sized "Gills" perhaps even a few Redbreast as well. We have also enjoyed the numerous Guadalupe Bass what a beautiful fish...Ash has caught Gaspergoo's and a few channel cat here and there. I would have NEVER given Travis a chance prior to the floods and here we are an 1/2" away from Trophy Bluegills....
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#11587583 - 05/06/16 05:09 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
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coolphotos Good times,solid post with some solid fish! Great day on the water for sure. cheers




Side Note: Great seeing Travis in good shape again! thumb Also have you ever caught a Rio on Travis? noidea
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#11587603 - 05/06/16 05:22 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1690
Loc: Austin
Chuck, that has been the primary subject on the boat...I would have to say yes it could happen as they are certainly endemic both east and west on the Colorado...That drought though they would have never survived I don't think. Their habitat was 70' out of water at the worst. Sadly Im gonna say it will be years before we see a Rio outta Travis. However you will be the 1st to know. Caveat: on the upper end towards Marble Falls or up the Perdnales possibly ????
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#11587636 - 05/06/16 05:45 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
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Thanks Kent. I have caught some nice ones on the Colorado River in Marble Falls. I have fished the Perdernales River a bunch around Johnson City and Stone Wall and have not caught any Rios. Water there really looks good for them. Will be fishing that area soon. thumb




Side Note: Pulled some nice Rios off of LBL last year! coolio
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#11588000 - 05/06/16 10:06 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
Terrific post!
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#11588194 - 05/07/16 07:12 AM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9201
Loc: San Antonio TX
Great post! I have fished both Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake but never Travis. Maybe some day I will get the chance.




Side Note: How deep is Lake Travis?

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#11588224 - 05/07/16 07:41 AM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Laker One]
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2043
Loc: Austin, Tx
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Great post! I have fished both Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake but never Travis. Maybe some day I will get the chance.




Side Note: How deep is Lake Travis?


There are places in the middle of the channel that are a couple of hundred feet deep.
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#11588610 - 05/07/16 12:19 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2613
Loc: Brenham, TX
The fish should be moving shallow with this next full moon. Then the fly fishing becomes fun on the main lakes. You'll find those 10" plus trophies soon.

Thanks for sharing.

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#11589066 - 05/07/16 06:36 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Bob Landry]
Laker One Online   content
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Great post! I have fished both Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake but never Travis. Maybe some day I will get the chance.




Side Note: How deep is Lake Travis?


There are places in the middle of the channel that are a couple of hundred feet deep.




Thank you Sir! That is one deep body of water!

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#11599427 - 05/12/16 01:18 PM Re: Some Lake Travis Bluegill Love [Re: Bob Landry]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8713
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Great post! I have fished both Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake but never Travis. Maybe some day I will get the chance.




Side Note: How deep is Lake Travis?


There are places in the middle of the channel that are a couple of hundred feet deep.




One very deep lake for sure. Great to know even when the lake level was very low there are still some deep pools that were remaining.

Side Note: Enjoyed the post and pictures. Good job Team Hooligan.

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