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#11940272 - 11/18/16 10:47 AM A well deserved Record Catch!
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Louis Almaraz who lives in the Nueces Canyon! I met Louis back in July who was sitting under a tree by the Nueces River. He was reading his mail. Louis shared with me information which paid off on the Nueces River and other water bodies in the Nueces Canyon. Louis at the time had never fished freshwater and only had fished salt water. Louis rigged up some poles that he had and started fishing with me over the past months. He has become a very good friend of mine. This past week while fishing the Camp Wood Creek in Real County Louis caught a very nice TROPHY RIO that was 9.10" in length. Photos of the fish were taken and the records application was completed and sent to the Texas Parks&Wildlife for the Rio Grande Cichlid Catch&Release Record for the Camp Wood Creek. Louis lost a bigger Rio that was 10 plus inches earlier. Louis knowledge of the Canyon is remarkable and his neighbors have the up most respect for this man. Meeting and making friends with a man like Louis in simply a honor! To me this is what fishing is all about. Meeting GREAT people while fishing. It just don't get any better! fish



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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#11940304 - 11/18/16 11:09 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Loc: Diana,TX
Congratulations to Louis on his catch, and to you Mr. banker-always fishing for your new friendship! We can never have enough friends, especially those that wet a line with us! rockon
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#11940320 - 11/18/16 11:16 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Loc: San Antonio tx
great fish great friend congrats on the record Louis
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#11940404 - 11/18/16 12:07 PM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2669
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Meeting and making friends with a man like Louis in simply a honor!


I couldn't have put it any better. Louis invited me to fish his land, stay in is house, eat his food, etc. within the first 3 minutes of meeting him. True salt of the earth, give you the shirt off his back kind of guy. It was truly an honor to meet him. The type of person we all wish to call a friend.

Congrats on the record, I hope he sets a bunch more.

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#11940471 - 11/18/16 01:10 PM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Kongrats Mr Louis Almaraz cheers

Nice fish...hopefully I can get into those Rios down south!

Are they pretty good eating hmmm
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#11940734 - 11/18/16 04:35 PM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 191
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Great guy, congratz!!

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#11941301 - 11/19/16 04:15 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: Action_Jackson]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Action_Jackson
Kongrats Mr Louis Almaraz cheers

Nice fish...hopefully I can get into those Rios down south!

Are they pretty good eating hmmm




I do not eat Rios but they are a good eating fish! People who eat them say they are pretty good! thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#11950826 - 11/25/16 08:57 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9456
Loc: San Antonio TX
Great post Chuck! You summed it up by saying "Meeting great people is what fishing is all about" and just about all people who love and respect the outdoors are GREAT people! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Louis on his record Rio. Nice way of getting into the record books! woot



Side Note: What bait was Louis using and how deep was the fish. Also is the Camp Wood Creek a deep water creek? Did you guys catch any other records? hmmm

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#11958014 - 11/30/16 05:14 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: Laker One]
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Louis was using the bait of Champions! WORMS! He was fishing at a deep pocket on the creek which was about 5 feet deep! thumb



We also got a LMB Record and a Rio Weight Record! clap
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#11966732 - 12/05/16 07:03 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Congratulations Louis on your Rio record! You Sir are living in a great place!




Chuck: Have you seen any snakes while fishing the Canyon? Also has Louis seen many?

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#11976296 - 12/10/16 04:23 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: Gitter Done]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Congratulations Louis on your Rio record! You Sir are living in a great place!




Chuck: Have you seen any snakes while fishing the Canyon? Also has Louis seen many?






Have not seen any but they are there! bolt

Curtis. Camp Wood Creek is a spring fed creek in Real County. There are some deeper pockets of water that are 4 to 6 feet deep where we were fishing. Louis caught his fish in about 4 feet of water. As for other records there were two more. Large Mouth Bass weight and Rio weight. : cheers

Got word yesterday that TPW was getting the map location of the creek to add it to their records page. thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#11979669 - 12/12/16 09:09 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Thanks Chuck. Always watch out where you step!

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#11994412 - 12/20/16 05:22 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Very good advice. thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#11996360 - 12/21/16 08:27 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Louis was using the bait of Champions! WORMS! He was fishing at a deep pocket on the creek which was about 5 feet deep! thumb



We also got a LMB Record and a Rio Weight Record! clap




Awesome! woot

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#12003883 - 12/26/16 05:16 AM Re: A well deserved Record Catch! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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