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#12256397 - 05/21/17 09:47 PM A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear !
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40461
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Fished a creek deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and caught some super colorful Longear. The bite was solid for about two hours. Fish were holding close to grass beds in about 3 to 4 feet of water. The creek had good flow,clear water, and was in great condition. The Longear were healthy and full of fight. Rounding out the catch were some nice Bluegill and a couple of bass. Fish were caught on both live worms and Gulp Alive Night Crawlers. All fish were released to fight again! Some very peaceful fishing in the Texas Hill Country! It just don't get any better! fish



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#12256441 - 05/21/17 10:24 PM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1328
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Wow chuck beautiful color!

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#12256514 - 05/22/17 12:04 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3907
Loc: South Texas
The Hill Country's got some extraordinary fish in it but I think the Longar are the most beautiful. Not to mention the fact that the they go thru a couple of color changes most years. Nice report and trip, Chuck!
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#12256574 - 05/22/17 05:41 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Leo and Jagg for the replies! Jagg: You are right on the money. The Longear are the most beautiful fish in the hill country! Also great fighters for their size! thumb Love fishing the hill country! cheers
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#12256610 - 05/22/17 06:39 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Hunter498 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/12
Posts: 258
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Beautiful fish!!

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#12256644 - 05/22/17 07:15 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Fishing_4_Life Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 178
Wow those ARE some amazing colors!

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#12256858 - 05/22/17 09:16 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3004
Loc: Brenham, TX
Awesome looking fish and fishing spot thumb

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#12256993 - 05/22/17 10:15 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40461
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Alan,Fishing_4_Life,and Jamie for the replies. cheers Fishing some SUPER spots with some SUPER results! hooked
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#12257194 - 05/22/17 11:59 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8741
Loc: Feeding Time
Those are some head turning Longear Chuck woot

We don't have the orange belly version up here, it's more turquoise/gold dominant and some of the Rivers in ETX have a deep rust color.

The places you fish are incredible. thumb
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#12257367 - 05/22/17 01:32 PM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 449
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Beautiful, Chuck! As always, nice report and photos.
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#12257425 - 05/22/17 02:12 PM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
BassMajician Offline
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Registered: 02/12/09
Posts: 149
Loc: Lindale, TX
Man, that's awesome!!
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#12260856 - 05/24/17 12:13 PM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40461
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Andrew,Will,and BassMajician for the replies. thumb There are several places I fish that have very nice Longear! eeks Love that Longear Ultra Light Fight! boxing
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#12266592 - 05/28/17 10:46 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10339
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish. Love the colors.


Side note. Wonder why the color tone is so different in other areas?

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#12266629 - 05/28/17 11:22 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Fishbonz Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4391
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Beautiful Country,surroundings,fish... nuff said. banker-always ketchin! Love your posts

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#12270732 - 05/31/17 05:04 AM Re: A Hidden Hill Country Creek ! Nice Longear ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40461
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Gitter and Fishbonz for the replies. cheers Gitter: Water conditions and the area I think are a couple of factors that play a part on fish colors. There is a lot of limestone in that area which helps keep the water crystal clear. Water quality I think is a huge factor on color tone. Just my two cents. 2cents




Side Note: The spawn is the biggest factor! hmmm
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