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#11872077 - 10/09/16 01:11 PM Slow Sunday on Town Lake
MassAction Offline

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 132
Went out to a new spot out at Town Lake here in Austin. I had really high hopes that the cooler temperatures would lead to more activity but things were really slow going. I started out with big poppers and streamers but after striking out I figured it was time to start small and work my way back up the food chain. I tied on Bennett's Rio Getter hoping to score a sunfish and avoid the looming strike out. I casted out near the shore and felt a big tug on my line. Next thing I knew I had landed my personal best Rio Grande Cichlid. Landing a big rio has been a personal goal of mine since I moved to Austin. I see them in all the waters around Austin but they have proven quite elusive for me on the fly rod. Landing this bruiser made a tough day worthwhile. Pictures just don't do these fish justice in terms of their beauty.

#11872903 - 10/09/16 09:45 PM Re: Slow Sunday on Town Lake [Re: MassAction]
McKinneyLonghorn Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 837
Loc: McKinney
That's a great fish. I still need to catch one of those.

#11873095 - 10/10/16 05:34 AM Re: Slow Sunday on Town Lake [Re: MassAction]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 43391
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish and Congratulations on your PB! cheers

Love those Rios! hooked

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11873610 - 10/10/16 12:02 PM Re: Slow Sunday on Town Lake [Re: MassAction]
Robert Hunter Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3879
Nice fish

#11883080 - 10/16/16 12:11 PM Re: Slow Sunday on Town Lake [Re: MassAction]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1693
Loc: Austin
that is a perfect beast!!!!
" Used to Chase giant's on Lake Austin & Town Lake "

#11883095 - 10/16/16 12:32 PM Re: Slow Sunday on Town Lake [Re: MassAction]
Hunter498 Offline

Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 288
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Great fish!!


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