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#11970720 - 12/07/16 07:19 AM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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Registered: 01/30/15
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Loc: Leander
Nice stringer of crappie! I have never been to Yegua. Might need to give it a shot.

Were you fishing brush piles or just cast and retrieve for the crappie?

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#11971288 - 12/07/16 11:23 AM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
Green Fish Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
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Great report and nice creel of Crappie.

What was the average size of the Black Bass you caught? Was that 15" the biggest, or was that the average?

Thanks.

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#11971768 - 12/07/16 04:11 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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The lake has come up a little more than a foot over the last week with a good release from the dam into the spillway. That means the Yegua is dumping lots of floodwater into the lake and that there is current enough to guide the whitebass into the creek. We are setting up very nicely for some great whitebass/crappie fishing this winter and coming spring.
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#11971797 - 12/07/16 04:25 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: KurtActual]
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Registered: 04/06/03
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Originally Posted By: KurtActual
Can anyone drops some pins on a google map for a noob future-kayaker like me to navigate to Yegua Creek? PM if needed. Thanks in advance


I have tried using google maps on my phone and a handheld GPS, but I still seem to miss the mouth of the creek. In the open lake there are some sticks marking the channel but the creek mouth can be a mystery unless you know what to look for. You can drag across a sand bar into the creek channel near an old dead tree. There's also a trot line with a blue jug on it marking the dragover spot. Warning. that trot line is loaded with hooks.

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#11971802 - 12/07/16 04:30 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: Harleyrockstar]
fishr3 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
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Loc: Katy,TX
Originally Posted By: Harleyrockstar
Were you fishing brush piles or just cast and retrieve for the crappie?

All fish caught by cast and SLOW retrieve. The bite was almost undetectable and I lost a few fish due to poor or late hook set.

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#11971822 - 12/07/16 04:42 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: Green Fish]
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Loc: Katy,TX
Originally Posted By: Green Fish
What was the average size of the Black Bass you caught? Was that 15" the biggest, or was that the average?


The bass were probably 15" average. That 15" bass pulled like a much bigger fish. Catching a large mouth bass on a crappie jig and light tackle is a blast, but I bring a net so I can land bass more quickly. I would use a larger lure and heavier tackle if targeting larger bass. I caught bigger bass on Yegua in October. You can see the big one that got away in my video from that trip.

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#11973425 - 12/08/16 12:02 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
Green Fish Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
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Wow...you caught a bunch of Bass in that creek...nice video and thanks for sharing. I've never fished for Bass in that creek but will definitely have to give it a try.

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#11975847 - 12/09/16 06:20 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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The LM bass fishing in the Yegua prior to 2011 was pretty good most any time of the year. The 2011 drought killed the creek and it has taken 5 years and two record floods in a row to rebuild the population to what is now the best bass fishing I've ever seen up the Yegua.

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#11976245 - 12/09/16 11:20 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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Registered: 01/23/05
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Loc: DFW, Texas
That was a really good video of the drought. Amazing how close you got to those pigs.

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#11977563 - 12/11/16 07:10 AM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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Nice fish. Good job. woot

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#11978414 - 12/11/16 05:53 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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thanks for the report

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#11979516 - 12/12/16 08:00 AM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: hook-line&sinker]
fishr3 Offline
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[quote=hook-line&sinker]The LM bass fishing in the Yegua prior to 2011 was pretty good most any time of the year. The 2011 drought killed the creek and it has taken 5 years and two record floods in a row to rebuild the population to what is now the best bass fishing I've ever seen up the Yegua.

Amazing video footage of your trek across the lake and up the creek. As usual, you find something good (wildlife viewing), in something most would consider all bad (drought). I was working in Alaska 2011 and didn't have to deal with that drought. Thanks for sharing. I hope you keep shooting stuff with that Canon.

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#11981912 - 12/13/16 10:53 AM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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Registered: 01/02/03
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Thinking about kayaking up the Yegua Saturday morning but the weather forecast is really odd.
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#11981936 - 12/13/16 11:03 AM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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Registered: 02/19/14
Posts: 43
Loc: Austin
took Monday off and went to Nails Creek SP. i intended to paddle up the Yegua but with a strong headwind and water coming over the top of my yak, i decided to take a left turn and head up Nails Creek instead. ended up catching 15 with a mix of bass and crappie. most caught at the corner where Frog Pond cut meets the creek. brought a couple home for fish tacos

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#11982138 - 12/13/16 12:27 PM Re: Another good day up the creek [Re: fishr3]
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Registered: 02/09/07
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Dang Someone needs to put the hammer down on some hogs there in the wma!
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