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#12751242 - 05/10/18 10:41 PM Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3302
Loc: Brenham, TX
I have only fished Lake Bastrop twice, even though it's only an hour from my home. The first time for bass and the second time for carp. Neither trip was very successful.

Today I decided to take the kayak out there and try for sunfish even though the reports and surveys I read weren't very encouraging. The lake is full of grass so I tied on a top water fly, a Llano bug. I started catching bluegill immediately and it was non stop all morning long. Most were only about 7 inches long but I did catch a couple over a half pound. I also caught 8 bass along the way. All of those under 2 pounds.

At one point I stopped in an area void of grass to try and catch carp cruising around. I threw out a rubber legged dragon and caught a big Rio.

I registered a 9.5 inch / 0.70 lb. Bluegill and a 9.75 inch / 0.80 lb. Rio for new Lake records.

The bluegill got a little beat up because a huge bass kept coming up and grabbing him on my stringer. He actually ate the bluegill 3 times and I pulled him out of the water before he could grab him 4 more times. I couldn't get the bass to take any flies. He was only interested in my Bluegill. It was the craziest thing I ever saw a bass do. He was a monster and each time I pulled him up he would shake his head and let go of the bluegill.

Both fish were released and swam away.



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#12751251 - 05/10/18 11:10 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 43744
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post and fish Jamie! Congratulations on your two new record fish. cheers




Side Note: I have heard that Lake Bastrop also has some nice Redear. hmmm Also as we talked about earlier, that would have been something else if that bass would have gotten your record Bluegill! bang I have lost several record fish over the years but I can honestly say that I never lost one to a bass or any other fish! hammer nuts hammer
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#12751347 - 05/11/18 06:59 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Great post and some nice fish. Congratulations on your Record Rio and your record Bluegill! woot What color flies were you using? hmmm

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#12751349 - 05/11/18 07:01 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 971
Loc: La vernia tx
Big slabs congrats on the records j-moe woot
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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"

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#12751526 - 05/11/18 09:03 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
Vogey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 219
Very nice...I did not know Bastrop had Rios ? cool...Have to check out that lake since it is closer than Fayette...

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#12751563 - 05/11/18 09:37 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: Laker One]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3302
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Great post and some nice fish. Congratulations on your Record Rio and your record Bluegill! woot What color flies were you using? hmmm


Thanks Laker
The Llano bug was all yellow. The dragon is black with chartruese/black silly legs and orange bead chain eyes.

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#12751566 - 05/11/18 09:37 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
Big slabs congrats on the records j-moe woot


Thanks Clayton

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#12751568 - 05/11/18 09:38 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Awesome post and fish Jamie! Congratulations on your two new record fish. cheers


Thanks Chuck

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#12752258 - 05/11/18 08:20 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 43744
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Jamie. I got to thinking. hmmm I think Clayton and Catyakker paid that bass to get that record Bluegill off of your stringer! sarcastic
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


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#12752379 - 05/11/18 09:46 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 971
Loc: La vernia tx
peep jamie I have no clue what chucks talking about hide2

roflmao roflmao roflmao


Chuck I guess you didn't receive your hush money roflmao roflmao


Edited by Wildman of the navidad (05/11/18 09:53 PM)
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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"

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#12752457 - 05/11/18 10:48 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
pop r Offline
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Registered: 09/25/17
Posts: 281
Loc: Dallas,& Freestone counties
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#12752549 - 05/12/18 06:57 AM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: J-Moe]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 11926
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Great post and some nice fish. Congratulations on your Record Rio and your record Bluegill! woot What color flies were you using? hmmm


Thanks Laker
The Llano bug was all yellow. The dragon is black with chartruese/black silly legs and orange bead chain eyes.




Yellow,Red,Black,and Chartreuse have been the colors getting the best results for me. I have been using a small split shot which helps sink the fly a little faster. Getting good results getting the fly down faster. What weight fly rod were you using?

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#12753211 - 05/12/18 10:52 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: Laker One]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3302
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Great post and some nice fish. Congratulations on your Record Rio and your record Bluegill! woot What color flies were you using? hmmm


Thanks Laker
The Llano bug was all yellow. The dragon is black with chartruese/black silly legs and orange bead chain eyes.




Yellow,Red,Black,and Chartreuse have been the colors getting the best results for me. I have been using a small split shot which helps sink the fly a little faster. Getting good results getting the fly down faster. What weight fly rod were you using?


4 weight. I actually did that today for a while, added a small split shot in deeper water.

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#12753212 - 05/12/18 10:52 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: pop r]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3302
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: pop r
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Thanks pop r

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#12753215 - 05/12/18 10:56 PM Re: Fly Fishing Lake Bastrop [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3302
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Jamie. I got to thinking. hmmm I think Clayton and Catyakker paid that bass to get that record Bluegill off of your stringer! sarcastic


I can see Clayton doing that. No worries, I'll catch a 0.8 lb. green hybrid and set every record on the Navidad this year. That will fix him grin

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