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#12128659 - 03/07/17 07:50 AM Late Winter Rios !
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
With the very mild winter we had along with last years very mild winter the Rios have been on the the move all winter long. I have been catching a few on several trips this winter. Got these fishing a lake and a creek last week! Fish were holding by brush piles close to the shore in the creek. The lake Rio was holding next to a dock in about 4 feet of water. Worms were the bate used with a bottom technique. This should be a pretty good year for catching Rios. Catching Rios during the winter. It just don't get any better! fish



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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12128815 - 03/07/17 08:44 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish Chuck! You have been nailing Rios throughout this winter! I have not caught any but I have only been using spinning and fly gear. Hope to catch a bunch on my flyrod this year. When will the Rios start to spawn?



Side Note: The local water bodies are looking super good! woot

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#12128902 - 03/07/17 09:13 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Thanks Curtis for the reply! The Rio should start spawning in late March or early to Mid April. They should be moving into shallow water during these months. I would say from late spring till late October you should have a great time catching em on the fly! hooked
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#12129112 - 03/07/17 10:38 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Wow, they have been feeding good all winter. I see a 3 lb. world record in my future grin

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#12129921 - 03/07/17 05:34 PM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Loc: New Braunfels
Nice looking fish, Chuck!
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#12130028 - 03/07/17 06:56 PM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
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Loc: San Antonio tx
Nice fish chuck the last one is a big ol bullhead thumb
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#12137091 - 03/12/17 05:12 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Thanks guys for the replies. Clayton. The one with a bump on the head is the female! Hope to get some BIG ONES this year! Conditions are going to be GREAT! hooked




Side Note: She had already developed the rash they get usually in the late spring and summer! A biologist said they can get the rash if there has been a mild winter which we had! Only effects Rios along with their "War Wounds" (rashes and cuts they get for fighting other fish). eeks
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#12137108 - 03/12/17 06:49 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Hunter498 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/12
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Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Rio whisperer!

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#12139553 - 03/13/17 07:07 PM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: Hunter498]
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Originally Posted By: Hunter498
Rio whisperer!





Thanks Allen! Won't be long! hooked
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#12145273 - 03/17/17 08:58 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [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
Thanks Curtis for the reply! The Rio should start spawning in late March or early to Mid April. They should be moving into shallow water during these months. I would say from late spring till late October you should have a great time catching em on the fly! hooked









Have not seen any on nest yet. I did catch my first one of the year while fishing Mcqueeney. It was a good nine inch. She was in about 6 feet of water by a gravel bed.

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#12148731 - 03/20/17 05:07 AM Re: Late Winter Rios ! [Re: Laker One]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
First of many Curtis! You will catch a bunch of em this year! thumb
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