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#11668768 - 06/15/16 10:04 AM Goo on the Fly
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3098
Loc: Brenham, TX
On Memorial day Lake Somerville received 21 inches of rain. The maximum lake level is 20 feet above normal. The lake actually went 22 feet above normal and overflowed the uncontrolled spillway for 10 days. It finally stopped going over the uncontrolled spillway so I had to go out and fish the overflow basin. I was hoping to get into white bass and hybrids but ended up catching gaspergou. Oh well, if that's what's biting then that's what I'm fishing for that day.

I finally pinpointed them. They were right up against the retaining wall and on bottom. They wanted a very slow presentation as well. I ended up catching 14 and getting broke off 3 times. Goo are excellent fighters so it ended up being a fun evening of fishing.




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#11668986 - 06/15/16 11:20 AM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Meadowlark Online   content
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3009
Loc: East Texas
Definitely looks like fun!!

You see any buffalo in with them? We have huge numbers of buffalo below the dam on Livingston, especially with big water releases.


Edited by Meadowlark (06/15/16 11:22 AM)

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#11668991 - 06/15/16 11:22 AM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
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Loc: Austin
ANY fish on the fly is fun! Cool place to fish and wow what a day. Great pics and post. Im just waiting for the day to have a goo hit my 3wt or 4wt....
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#11669070 - 06/15/16 11:58 AM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
keebranch Offline
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Loc: Arlington, TX
nice!
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#11669244 - 06/15/16 01:18 PM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Nice Drum! Those guys fight like crazy, and they fight all the way in. I love catching them, one of my favorite fish.
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#11669286 - 06/15/16 01:37 PM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks for the comments guys. I was catching them on a 4 weight Kent. My favorite rod.

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#11669290 - 06/15/16 01:40 PM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: Meadowlark]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Meadowlark
Definitely looks like fun!!

You see any buffalo in with them? We have huge numbers of buffalo below the dam on Livingston, especially with big water releases.


Yes, a massive amount of buffalo. Ben filmed them when the water was still overflowing. Hundreds of them in the calm pockets.

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#11669317 - 06/15/16 01:54 PM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
I catch a lot of them on my 4wt, they are a hoot on that light stick.
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#11672681 - 06/17/16 06:37 AM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41208
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice post Jamie! cheers Lake and water body conditions are improving nicely down here. coolio Fish are very active. thumb Located a Rio spot and nailing em. hooked
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#11673075 - 06/17/16 10:03 AM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: J-Moe]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 169
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Nice catches. You are right about drum being hard fighters.

I was bass fishing once and thought I had a really big bass on. It was stripping drag a fighting like crazy. When I got it to the boat I discovered it was a goo about 2 - 2 1/2 pounds.
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#11673237 - 06/17/16 11:26 AM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3098
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Nice post Jamie! cheers Lake and water body conditions are improving nicely down here. coolio Fish are very active. thumb Located a Rio spot and nailing em. hooked


Thanks Chuck, I'll try to get down there in a few weeks. Got to get though quarter end at work first bang So the beginning of July is looking good.


Edited by J-Moe (06/17/16 02:38 PM)

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#11673379 - 06/17/16 12:44 PM Re: Goo on the Fly [Re: j_hirn2]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3098
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: j_hirn2
Nice catches. You are right about drum being hard fighters.

I was bass fishing once and thought I had a really big bass on. It was stripping drag a fighting like crazy. When I got it to the boat I discovered it was a goo about 2 - 2 1/2 pounds.



Thanks J

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