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#12019869 - 01/04/17 11:56 AM Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky)
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
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Loc: New Braunfels
I had just a few hours to fish this morning and thought it was good weather to catch a few trout. Cold, cloudy, and just windy enough that there wouldn't be a whole lot of other fishermen on the river. I was right on both counts.



I fished Huaco Springs and caught this little guy after the first few minutes of getting my line wet. There was only one other fisherman there and he left just after I arrived, almost as if he was waiting to be relieved of duty.

It was a good morning. I caught a few more fish before reluctantly packing it in to head back home and get a little work done.
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#12020113 - 01/04/17 02:13 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Will you are living the dream. cheers I was going to fish the springs but decided to hit the creeks during this warm spell. hmmm The three creeks I fished were on fire! flame Caught plenty of nice Bluegill,Longear,and even a couple of nice bass. clap This cold front and the one coming in Friday will really change things up! hammer Nice trout and keep catching em. hooked
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#12020644 - 01/04/17 06:21 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: banker-always fishing]
1960texan Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Will you are living the dream. cheers I was going to fish the springs but decided to hit the creeks during this warm spell. hmmm The three creeks I fished were on fire! flame Caught plenty of nice Bluegill,Longear,and even a couple of nice bass. clap This cold front and the one coming in Friday will really change things up! hammer Nice trout and keep catching em. hooked


Thanks Chuck! It was cold this morning, but getting a fish on the line seems to warm me up a bit!
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#12022682 - 01/05/17 05:05 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
1960texan Offline
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and, I just realized that the trout pictured above is my first fish of 2017! woot
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#12022686 - 01/05/17 05:09 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1812
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: 1960texan
I had just a few hours to fish this morning and thought it was good weather to catch a few trout. Cold, cloudy, and just windy enough that there wouldn't be a whole lot of other fishermen on the river. I was right on both counts.



I fished Huaco Springs and caught this little guy after the first few minutes of getting my line wet. There was only one other fisherman there and he left just after I arrived, almost as if he was waiting to be relieved of duty.

It was a good morning. I caught a few more fish before reluctantly packing it in to head back home and get a little work done.


I though you were a fly fishermen.
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#12022754 - 01/05/17 05:40 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: Smurfs]
1960texan Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels
Originally Posted By: Smurfs


I though you were a fly fishermen.


Not exclusively. I just started fly fishing again after many years. If there's more than 7 or 8 mph winds I break out the spinning gear.
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#12022773 - 01/05/17 05:46 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
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Originally Posted By: 1960texan
Originally Posted By: Smurfs


I though you were a fly fishermen.


Not exclusively. I just started fly fishing again after many years. If there's more than 7 or 8 mph winds I break out the spinning gear.


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#12023548 - 01/06/17 06:53 AM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
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Always love taking a "fishing day" off from work. Nice post and fish. woot




Side Note: What type of bait (s) were you using?

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#12024634 - 01/06/17 03:05 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: Laker One]
1960texan Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Always love taking a "fishing day" off from work. Nice post and fish. woot


Side Note: What type of bait (s) were you using?


I was fishing with a small white Roostertail. I've had great luck with those, also the black Roostertails, gold bodied Mepps with silver spinners, and Panther Martins. I caught a nice holdover trout this morning on the Panther Martin while waiting for the TPWD truck to show up.
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#12026759 - 01/07/17 08:22 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
Flags Offline
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You call that cold? This was 10:00am in Paris Tx this morning. Note all the white stuff.



OK. I know it isn't a fish but it sure was fun anyways.

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#12026990 - 01/07/17 10:28 PM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: Flags]
1960texan Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels
Originally Posted By: Flags
You call that cold? This was 10:00am in Paris Tx this morning. Note all the white stuff.



OK. I know it isn't a fish but it sure was fun anyways.


I've always thought that as long as it has to be cold, we may as well have some snow to look at!

Side note: Was this a bow hunt or rifle?
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#12027235 - 01/08/17 08:28 AM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
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Registered: 03/09/16
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Originally Posted By: 1960texan


Side note: Was this a bow hunt or rifle?


Rifle on an MLD tag. They are good until Jan 31 in Lamar County. This was the 2nd deer I took off the place and the freezer is now full. I'll be trout fishing again later this week now that the grocery shopping is done. This deer will be burger by the end of today.

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#12027305 - 01/08/17 09:04 AM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: Flags]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Flags
Originally Posted By: 1960texan


Side note: Was this a bow hunt or rifle?


Rifle on an MLD tag. They are good until Jan 31 in Lamar County. This was the 2nd deer I took off the place and the freezer is now full. I'll be trout fishing again later this week now that the grocery shopping is done. This deer will be burger by the end of today.




Deer meat is hard to beat! food
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#12027315 - 01/08/17 09:09 AM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Poboy K. Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 136
Loc: DFW area...( can walk to Lake ...
Cold weather is what I associate with cold smoking meats and trout fishing.

Unfortunately, at 14° there is a layer of ice between me and the fish, but it ain't thick enough to walk on!


Edited by Poboy K. (01/08/17 09:11 AM)
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#12029037 - 01/09/17 04:58 AM Re: Trout Fishing in the Cold (Playing Hooky) [Re: 1960texan]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9725
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: 1960texan
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Always love taking a "fishing day" off from work. Nice post and fish. woot


Side Note: What type of bait (s) were you using?


I was fishing with a small white Roostertail. I've had great luck with those, also the black Roostertails, gold bodied Mepps with silver spinners, and Panther Martins. I caught a nice holdover trout this morning on the Panther Martin while waiting for the TPWD truck to show up.




Thanks! Rooster Tails are great baits for trout and sunfish!

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