The girlfriend and I headed down to Austin this weekend. She wanted to explore the swimming holes and creeks you guys have down there, and I did too, though for very different reasons. I hadn't fished in Barton Creek before, though I found it similar to the Paluxy we have up here near Dallas -- largely shallow clear water. I really enjoyed the sight fishing aspect, though I spooked wayyyyy more fish than I caught. The big ones in particular saw me long before I saw them or could get a cast in. Generally I watched them swim away from me. The smaller 8-10" fish were a bit more agreeable, and I landed several.
Second stop was downstream a ways, and upon reaching the creek bed, I thought I might be in trouble.
Fortunately we persisted and after a mile and half or so we found some workable water.
Just downstream of where we were fishing the creek vanished into the limestone. But because of that the fish were pretty much stuck in the low water and there were a LOT of them in a small area. Got another few bass to hand, though the larger models were yet again not cooperating. Also landed my first Rio on this trip.
Additionally, we got a new waterproof camera to play with. I'm still learning, but our first couple efforts aren't bad! It's cool to get a new angle.
White/chartreuse Clouser was my most successful fly as usual, but I also had luck with a bluegill color deceiver and I got a decent 12" bass on a big deer hair frog pattern.