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#11925709 - 11/09/16 12:36 PM Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy).
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Had the honor to fish with two very DEDICATED ANGLERS who both were fishing with fly-rods. I was using my trusty ultralight combo rig with worms. Jamie aka J-Moe and Alan aka Hunter 498 fished solid from 8am till 5pm. We caught a nice variety of fish while fishing the Nueces River. Bluegill,Warmouth,Tilapia,Bass,Longear,Redear,and a few Green Sunfish rounded out the catch. The morning bite was the best. Really had to work during the afternoon bite. Fish were caught in shallow water holding close to weed and grass beds. Fish were also caught by deeper pools hanging by grass beds at drop offs. Jamie and Alan both were continually changing out baits trying to get a consistent bite. Both anglers had "Pin Point Casting"! The river is in great shape with good current. The water was crystal clear. After a super day on the Nueces we headed to our motel rooms at Fort Clark Springs and then a great dinner at Mamas located in beautiful downtown Brackettville! Fishing the Nueces Canyon watching two super Fly Anglers at work. It just don't get any better! fish


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#11926326 - 11/09/16 06:46 PM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2942
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks, as always, for the kind words, hospitality and flat out incredible day Chuck. I still feel like a 10 year old every time I grab the fly rod. And this was another one of those truly special fly fishing locations. Thanks for always sharing and teaching me something new every time I fish with you as well.

It was great to finally fish with Alan. It's always great for me to fish with another fly fisherman. And Alan is not only a fantastic fly fisherman but a great angler in general.

I spent a lot of time fishing the shallow water vegetation with light and medium weighted flies. I was throwing it into the weeds and dragging it through the tops of the weeds catching bluegill, warmouth and small bass.

On the other hand, Alan headed off exploring and found a great little redear hole. He was fishing in a deeper hole with much more current. He kept experimenting with heavier flies until he found the right combination. He also kept repositioning himself until he could get that fly right in the seam and down to the fish. He ended up knee deep in mud and chest deep in water, LOL. But it paid off, he caught several Redear over 9 inches and had the trophy of a lifetime redear escape his grasp. It was what fly fishing is all about and I was able to experience it with him. That was special.

We also got to meet Lewis and take a tour of the river on his property. There was a blue hole that was one of the most magnificently beautiful sights I have ever seen. I'll never forget that brilliant color.

Thanks guys, I had a great time.

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#11926501 - 11/09/16 08:29 PM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
Hunter498 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 233
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
What a great couple of days! I had the pleasure of fishing with Jamie and Chuck and had a blast. It's great to sit down in person with the people you meet on this forum! I appreciate Chuck setting up the trip and sharing his incredible knowledge with us. In spending the day with Jamie, I can see why he is such an accomplished angler and a truly great person! I can't wait until the spring time so we can renew our friendships and share our experiences!

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#11926673 - 11/10/16 05:14 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Great times fishing the canyon are hard to beat! Love fishing that part of Texas! texas
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#11928766 - 11/11/16 10:03 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1280
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Nice pics and post as always

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#11938079 - 11/17/16 05:36 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: gar1970]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Leo for the reply! Can't wait till we meet up again and fish "God's Country"! thumb
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#11944280 - 11/21/16 07:49 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10506
Loc: San Antonio TX
coolphotos I can't wait till April! You guys really know how to "press the fishing button"! Looks like an awesome place to fish with some nice fish as well. Great job guys. woot




Side Note: How deep were some of those deeper holes?

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#11954418 - 11/28/16 05:15 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Curtis for the reply. You all will have a GREAT time. As for the deep pockets there are a bunch of them through that river. They look to be anywhere from 8 to 10 feet deep. Some have heavy weed beds and others do not. Current flow is good also. thumb



Side Note: Alan or Jamie may have something to add! hmmm
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#11968894 - 12/06/16 08:32 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10105
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Great post Chuck and a super job to all the anglers. Love the pictures. Some of God's Country for sure!



Side Note: Are the fish patterns any different there than the patterns of fish on other rivers?

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#11977782 - 12/11/16 09:40 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
progolferv1 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/16
Posts: 171
thanks for the post

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#11988958 - 12/17/16 04:23 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: progolferv1]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Gitter and progolferv1 for the replies. cheers Gitter: Depending on the river's size and location I would think would play a factor on a river fish's pattern. As for the smaller rivers like the Nueces,West Nueces,and Sabinal I would think during the warm/hot months they would be swimming the shallows looking for food and hanging around at the ends of rapids or current waiting to ambush insects or small fish. During the winter or colder months I would figure they would be close or in the deeper pockets of water hanging on the bottoms or ledges. Just my two cents. thumb
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#11996395 - 12/21/16 08:44 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10506
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Thanks Curtis for the reply. You all will have a GREAT time. As for the deep pockets there are a bunch of them through that river. They look to be anywhere from 8 to 10 feet deep. Some have heavy weed beds and others do not. Current flow is good also. thumb



Side Note: Alan or Jamie may have something to add! hmmm




Thanks Chuck. I can't wait till spring! woot

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#12006152 - 12/27/16 02:11 PM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: Laker One]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Thanks Curtis for the reply. You all will have a GREAT time. As for the deep pockets there are a bunch of them through that river. They look to be anywhere from 8 to 10 feet deep. Some have heavy weed beds and others do not. Current flow is good also. thumb



Side Note: Alan or Jamie may have something to add! hmmm




Thanks Chuck. I can't wait till spring! woot




You will have a GREAT time! thumb
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#12006886 - 12/28/16 03:28 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: banker-always fishing]
Hunter498 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 233
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
It really seems that each river has its own personality. The ambush points and habitat look the same but each has its own secrets which are fun to figure out when your out there!

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#12015473 - 01/02/17 05:15 AM Re: Fishing the Canyon with Two Super Fly Anglers!(Picture Heavy). [Re: Hunter498]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39804
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Hunter498
It really seems that each river has its own personality. The ambush points and habitat look the same but each has its own secrets which are fun to figure out when your out there!






100 percent right Alan! thumb
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