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#11592856 - 05/09/16 07:14 PM Brazos below PK
foxracerblade Offline
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Registered: 06/09/13
Posts: 210
Loc: Bell County
Is it possible to wade pretty far up or down the Brazos from the HW 16 Bridge? I've never been before and I don't know what to expect but I want to hit that area pretty soon and try to catch some nice smallies. Thanks
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#11592898 - 05/09/16 07:30 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1470
Loc: arlington, tx
its not if they aren't letting out a lot of water but I have a feeling with the rains it is probably running pretty swift. just check the flow data

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#11592913 - 05/09/16 07:36 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
foxracerblade Offline
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Loc: Bell County
Flow data says 260 cfm currently, what is too fast for wading?
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#11593059 - 05/09/16 08:24 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
mbarker68x Offline
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Loc: Killeen, TX
I waded in 330+ on the South Platte and Arkansas rivers up in Colorado. It was doable, but not enjoyable or safe by any means. Wading staff and good spiked wading boots are the only reasons I even attempted it.

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#11593162 - 05/09/16 09:05 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
formula462 Offline
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I would like it under 200

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#11593619 - 05/10/16 06:58 AM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
FishyB Offline
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Registered: 05/29/14
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Loc: Keller, TX
We fished this past Saturday, it was 300 CFS and about 9" higher than normal. If you are in the bigger pools and not narrow water; 300 is okay, but we typically will avoid anything over 300. In fact we prefer to hang at 200, just saying.

Currently the flow is 8,720 CFS and the water is up approximately 9 feet higher than normal. Needless to say, this ain't good! Check out this post on the thread and the blog post as well, it talks all about this stuff. http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...Yo#Post11568800


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#11597564 - 05/11/16 05:40 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
YAKnIT Offline
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Wading up or down from the bridge would be a bit challenging in 300 cfs, mostly because I wouldn't recommend crossing the river. There are spots where you could, maybe, but lots of places where you should not. You could certainly start on either side of the river and work up or down on that side. At the bridge you can access it from the east or west side. A wading staff would be very helpful. As others mentioned, 200 cfs or less would be better. You can also wade up near the dam and work those pools.

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#11597653 - 05/11/16 06:33 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
foxracerblade Offline
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Registered: 06/09/13
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Loc: Bell County
Thanks for the input! I'll keep an eye on the release and maybe I can catch it on a good day during the week
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#11597942 - 05/11/16 08:18 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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190cfs today

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#11598366 - 05/11/16 10:36 PM Re: Brazos below PK [Re: foxracerblade]
spacemonkey Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 49
300 on the brazos below pk is really nothing in my opinion. Very easily waded at 300! One thing I've noticed is you really can't compare cfs from one river to another. There really is no comparison. There are so many variables that play into effect. Each stream has its own optimal flow. For example 300 cfs on the brazos is a nice steady casual flow but you put 300 cfs in a smaller stream or creek then it's potentially a raging flood. It all depends on how big the stream bed is and how much water it's capable of handling. 300 on the Mississippi would be a catastrophic drought and nothing more than a trickle. 300 on the red is hardly anything at all, because they are larger rivers.

Just because one river has a flow of 300 and is difficult to fish does not mean another river with 300 is even remotely similar. You can't compare them. You have to learn each river you fish and what it's optimal flow is.

But to answer the original posters question. Under 300 is nothing on the brazos. I personally would wade it at more than 300 but many may not feel comfortable with that.

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