Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
atm80mta, Kaleb Stewart, Eagle anglers, huntin_the_thump, Redfishcharterco
105904 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86329
hopalong 78552
Pilothawk 75162
JDavis7873« 67382
John175 « 65057
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58500
Tritonman 57642
LoneStarSon« 53406
SkeeterRonnie 53007
facebook
Forum Stats
105904 Members
60 Forums
804784 Topics
10171092 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12387235 - 08/15/17 04:15 PM Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3920
Loc: South Texas
The wife and I finally got the chance to take the new yak on a river trip. We decided on doing the top part of the Mission Paddling Trail of the SA River. We launched at Roosevelt Park and took out at Espada Dam. It was a good time and sometimes a hard paddle and/or drag, but definitely worth it. We started off with Crickhoppers but, only got a few biters and no takers. Later, when we found a large, shallow rock and gravel flat, we switched to LFT baby shads on 1/16 Kalin jigheads and we started catching Rios and Guad/Smallie hybrids, but the still missing as many as we caught. I switched to a tiny 1" craw soft plastic that I had picked up in Wal-Mart years ago and started landing many more fish including longears. On this same flat, my wife caught the biggest tilapia I've ever seen! She was so proud and she said that fish made her day! We moved off the flat and paddled more down river since wifey wanted to catch some bass. In the middle of the Trail we found deeper holes and caught Guad/Smallie hybrids hand over fist. The biggest being 15" and all of two lbs. I tried some smaller, tried and true sunfish tackle, but the black bass wouldn't lay off, so I decided to switch back to bass gear and go with the flow. All in all, we only caught one longear, but did catch a huge tilapia, a handful of Rios, and more bass than we could count. Great day for us, especially since we rarely get to go out together!

Here are a few pics:










_________________________
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

Top
#12387279 - 08/15/17 04:41 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
gander Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 1458
Loc: Ellis county
Looks like a great time...nice pics too..

Top
#12387341 - 08/15/17 05:26 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
1960texan Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 460
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Awesome post and pics, Jagg! How was it paddling a tandem kayak? I'm on the fence about what to get. A tandem kayak or a canoe would be great for those times when my wife wants to come along, but mostly it would just be me.
_________________________

Top
#12387355 - 08/15/17 05:43 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40813
Loc: Universal City Tx.
coolphotos Great times,nice fish,and some Lifetime Memories! cheers Good job jagg! thumb
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#12387367 - 08/15/17 06:04 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
Fitz« Online   happy
"Nice Guy"

Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8847
Loc: Feeding Time
Awesome trip Jagg cheers That is a huge Tilapia.

Those are some cool Bass, I like their pattern!

I will try to float that section at some point after seeing this post.
_________________________
Don't worry about the mule, just load the cart

Top
#12387499 - 08/15/17 07:36 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 778
Loc: La vernia tx
Love fishing the San Antonio congrats to you both looks like y'all had a blast
_________________________
Psalm:91

Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

Top
#12387530 - 08/15/17 08:06 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
Jaustin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 27
Looks like an awesome trip!

Top
#12387863 - 08/16/17 03:33 AM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: 1960texan]
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3920
Loc: South Texas
Thanks yall! It was certainly fun! grin
Originally Posted By: 1960texan
Awesome post and pics, Jagg! How was it paddling a tandem kayak? I'm on the fence about what to get. A tandem kayak or a canoe would be great for those times when my wife wants to come along, but mostly it would just be me.

That's about where I was, too. Needed an option for single or tandem kayak. It's one of the biggest reasons I went with the Nucanoe Frontier 12. I have an extra bench seat if I want to take my wife, one of my kids or just a friend, but I can take the bench seat off the track and still have the functionality of a single kayak.best of both worlds for my situation.
_________________________
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

Top
#12387865 - 08/16/17 03:45 AM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: Fitz«]
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3920
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: Fitz«
Awesome trip Jagg cheers That is a huge Tilapia.

Those are some cool Bass, I like their pattern!

I will try to float that section at some point after seeing this post.

It was definitely an eye opener, Fritz. Figured she had a rouge cat or bass for such skinny water (3' deep). I could see the bottom the whole time, but the dang thing kept running under the yak every which a way. Didn't really get a good look till it made a run for some boulders down current. That's when I got the net. Thing was the biggest fish of the day at 16". We thought about submitting it for the C&R record after, but we didn't get a pic on the bumper board.

The bass were a new one on me. When we were stationed here 8 years ago I caught a lot more largemouth bass, but now it seems all that we've caught from a handful of trips on the river so far this summer are the smallie/Guadalupe. I thought I remembered seeing that TPWD was gonna make an effort to introduce and make Guads the black bass on SA. I don't know what happened, but for now, the bass fishing is great from Roosevelt Park past the missions.


Edited by jagg (08/16/17 03:49 AM)
_________________________
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

Top
#12387974 - 08/16/17 08:01 AM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10894
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice post! Always love seeing family taking part! woot

Top
#12387981 - 08/16/17 08:03 AM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3063
Loc: Brenham, TX
Excellent post, thanks for sharing thumb

Top
#12388022 - 08/16/17 08:38 AM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10466
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Great post jagg. How long did it take to float that trip?

Top
#12388481 - 08/16/17 02:30 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
Fitz« Online   happy
"Nice Guy"

Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8847
Loc: Feeding Time
Originally Posted By: jagg
Originally Posted By: Fitz«
Awesome trip Jagg cheers That is a huge Tilapia.

Those are some cool Bass, I like their pattern!

I will try to float that section at some point after seeing this post.

The bass were a new one on me. When we were stationed here 8 years ago I caught a lot more largemouth bass, but now it seems all that we've caught from a handful of trips on the river so far this summer are the smallie/Guadalupe. I thought I remembered seeing that TPWD was gonna make an effort to introduce and make Guads the black bass on SA. I don't know what happened, but for now, the bass fishing is great from Roosevelt Park past the missions.

It's a nice change to see Guads, Smallmouth, and Spots.
_________________________
Don't worry about the mule, just load the cart

Top
#12388532 - 08/16/17 03:18 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: Gitter Done]
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3920
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Great post jagg. How long did it take to float that trip?

The whole trip was around 8 hours, but we fished hard. TPWD says it should be about 3-5 hours for the whole thing depending on the flow and this time the flow was moderate at best.
_________________________
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

Top
#12388856 - 08/16/17 07:40 PM Re: Wifey and I on the SA Mission Paddling Trail [Re: jagg]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1337
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Good times jagg! Nice pics and fish.my wife bought us a malibu 2 tandem kayak for fathers day a few years back. Best fathers day gift ever

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide