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#12397353 - 08/23/17 07:28 AM One Old Bull Rio !
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42243
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Fished the Nueces Canyon and caught this very old "Bull Rio"! She has seen her better days. It will not be long until she will be swimming in that great clear river in the sky above. I had a great feeling knowing that I got probably her only fight and for sure her last fight. The fish was 11.15" in length. As I watched her swim away in the crystal clear water of the West Nueces River,if she only knew that she would be the Catch&Release Record Rio for the West Nueces River. Paper work was sent to the Texas Parks And Wildlife. I had seen a bunch of "Super Nice" Rios swimming in schools. The Rio bite was slow but I did manage to catch a few all in the trophy range. Catching one very old "Bull Rio" in the Nueces Canyon. It just don't get any better. fish


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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12397390 - 08/23/17 08:06 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gander Offline
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Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 1487
Loc: Ellis county
thumb..........very nice...!

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#12397398 - 08/23/17 08:13 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
psalty Offline
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Registered: 04/23/05
Posts: 388
Loc: Kingwood,Tx
Congrats on the grand moment and for sharing!
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#12397404 - 08/23/17 08:16 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 196
Loc: Georgetown
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#12397492 - 08/23/17 09:19 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 465
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Wow! The things that fish must have survived to reach that size and age. Congrats on yet another record!
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#12397551 - 08/23/17 10:08 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42243
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks gander,psalty,RWCAT,and Will for the replies. cheers Plenty of active fish right now. I just pray that we can avoid any major flooding on this pending storm out in the Gulf. If the storm hits our area and major flooding occurs this will wipe out a good portion of the fall bite. We can always use the rain but the flooding is another story! nuts
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12397625 - 08/23/17 10:50 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1430
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Congrats chuck on another record! That rio sure looks old.
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#12397671 - 08/23/17 11:14 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Pot licker Offline
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Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 313
Loc: SW Texas
clap Congrats Chuck!!

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#12397708 - 08/23/17 11:30 AM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42243
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Leo and Yesenia for the replies. Would have gave you a call but was on a tight schedual. Love fishing Gods Country. thumb
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#12398100 - 08/23/17 03:32 PM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9320
Loc: Feeding Time
Thats a beautiful fish Chuck. The stories it could tell....

Congrats on another record cheers
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#12398203 - 08/23/17 04:36 PM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Littlefeather Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 374
Loc: Brownwood, Texas
That's a real beauty! Congrats!
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#12398581 - 08/23/17 08:44 PM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 937
Loc: Sanger Tx.
That's a man's Rio! Congrats!
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#12398634 - 08/23/17 09:10 PM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42243
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Andrew,Littlefeather,and Capt.Mac for the replies. cheers Andrew: Yes Sir if only that fish could talk. She has been through a lot over the years. I am sure she has added plenty of Rios over the years in the West Nueces River! Spring fed pool with plenty of thick weed beds in Southwest Texas is a nice place for a Rio to live. thumb





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#12398707 - 08/23/17 09:51 PM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
dhogdog Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1196
Now that's a nice Frankenstein!!! Way to go Chuck.

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#12398787 - 08/23/17 10:31 PM Re: One Old Bull Rio ! [Re: dhogdog]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 844
Loc: La vernia tx
Originally Posted By: Fitz®
Thats a beautiful fish Chuck. The stories it could tell....

Congrats on another record cheers
Originally Posted By: Capt. Mac
That's a man's Rio! Congrats!
Originally Posted By: dhogdog
Now that's a nice Frankenstein!!! Way to go Chuck.



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