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#3647624 - 07/01/09 10:22 PM Trinity River report
ccabal Offline
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Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 2697
Loc: Garland, TX USA
Fished the E. Fork of the Trinity above Ray Hubbard today, with Cliff.
We got on the water at around 6:00AM at the Hwy 66 ramp and got to the mouth of the river around 6:30, right when the sun was just appearing. It was beautiful out there at that time, and we saw some shad activity. We cast poppers in the area but got no hits. Then I saw a big splash real close to the reeds, and I got a good cast with my white popper right in the area, and it got smashed by a pretty decent bass. The bass had real nice coloring, more orange than green in its coloring.
We kept working the area close to the mouth and nothing happening, so we went furthur. It looked like the fishing was beginning to pick up, we pulled in 4 or 5 small bass, Cliff also caught a black crappie, and I caught a nice bluegill. Then it quickly shut down. It was real slow for the rest of the morning, as we worked further up the river. We did catch around 12 nice size bluegill that Cliff kept. There are some pretty nice bluegill in there for sure. Later we caught a couple more small bass, and I had a nicer bass mouth my fly, but I missed the hookset. Later as we were working our way back out, I saw a fish by a log that I was sure was a carp at first, but then noticed the interesting tail. It was a bowfin. I quickly try to cast my marabou muddler to it but got it hung up on top of the log! bang
The bowfin spooked away. Oh well.
It was a bust from a species perspective. My main purpose was to try and catch at least of few of the following species for the txfishes.com contest:
- bowfin
- crappie(white/black)
- gar
- redear
- white bass
- yellow bass
- carp
- warmouth
All these fish we had either caught or seen the last trip there. I struck out. Well gotta try again I guess.

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#3647640 - 07/01/09 10:26 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: ccabal]
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I cant get logged into txfishes for some reason (more than likely operator error) ans it doesnt really matter, I doubt I'll catch enough to be a contendor... so here are my present entries (3 from Red River & 3 from another place)

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#3647654 - 07/01/09 10:29 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
ccabal Offline
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That's a good start Mike!

Hey how come the "politically correct" name now?

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Fish on the fly For 2012:
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Green Sunfish
Bluegill
White Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Yellow bass
Redear Sunfish
Channel Catfish
Freshwater Drum
Longear Sunfish

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#3650340 - 07/02/09 04:54 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: ccabal]
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i've matured
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#3650365 - 07/02/09 05:00 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
Txredraider Offline
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Now what would you want to go and do something like that for?
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#3650400 - 07/02/09 05:10 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Txredraider]
Jackmack65 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/08
Posts: 1637
Loc: Allen, TX
Still sounds like a pretty good day. Sorry you missed the species you were looking for... but at least you got some fishing in.

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#3650446 - 07/02/09 05:24 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Jackmack65]
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I didnt miss any species, actually that was secondary, I wanted to catch a bigger a Striper, but the Buffalo & Blue Cat were unexpected & a bonus.. that blue was my first catfish on a flyrod and I guess breaking the ice was needed, I was fishing for sunfish yesterday with my 3 weight when I caught a 3 lb channel cat. Dont mean to hijack this thread (I'm more mature than that)
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#3650455 - 07/02/09 05:26 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
Jackmack65 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/08
Posts: 1637
Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: B A B
I didnt miss any species, actually that was secondary, I wanted to catch a bigger a Striper, but the Buffalo & Blue Cat were unexpected & a bonus.. that blue was my first catfish on a flyrod and I guess breaking the ice was needed, I was fishing for sunfish yesterday with my 3 weight when I caught a 3 lb channel cat. Dont mean to hijack this thread (I'm more mature than that)


Ah. Sorry, I was talking about Christian's go at the bowfin. I have been causing confusion wherever I go today. Must be Thursday.

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#3650479 - 07/02/09 05:36 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Jackmack65]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
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Originally Posted By: Jackmack65
Originally Posted By: B A B
I didnt miss any species, actually that was secondary, I wanted to catch a bigger a Striper, but the Buffalo & Blue Cat were unexpected & a bonus.. that blue was my first catfish on a flyrod and I guess breaking the ice was needed, I was fishing for sunfish yesterday with my 3 weight when I caught a 3 lb channel cat. Dont mean to hijack this thread (I'm more mature than that)


Ah. Sorry, I was talking about Christian's go at the bowfin. I have been causing confusion wherever I go today. Must be Thursday.

sorry I should really stay on topic... yes, a bowfin would cetainly be a great catch for the HotterNHell contest there wont be many of those caught, especially on the fly.
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#3654184 - 07/03/09 09:58 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
ccabal Offline
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Registered: 11/21/01
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Loc: Garland, TX USA
Well a blue cat on the fly is a great catch.
I may have to break out the cut shad and spinning rod to go after blue cats.
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"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us"
John1:14

Fish on the fly For 2012:
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Green Sunfish
Bluegill
White Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Yellow bass
Redear Sunfish
Channel Catfish
Freshwater Drum
Longear Sunfish

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#3654233 - 07/03/09 10:07 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: ccabal]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
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Registered: 02/08/08
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Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: ccabal
Well a blue cat on the fly is a great catch.
I may have to break out the cut shad and spinning rod to go after blue cats.

Blue cat came at Red River and from what I've heard is not all the unexpected, funny thing is I had never caught a catfish of any kind on a fly until that one, and then yesterday I caught a 3 lb channel cat on a woolly booger while fishing for sunfish on my 3 weight.
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#3654337 - 07/03/09 10:30 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
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A 3lb kitty must have been pretty interesting on your 3wt. Did she give your line a good sliming in the process?
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#3654397 - 07/03/09 10:41 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Txredraider]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
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Originally Posted By: Txredraider
A 3lb kitty must have been pretty interesting on your 3wt. Did she give your line a good sliming in the process?

not so much as the carpet in my boat...I went to car wash * sprayed it down & after it dried there was still a catfish dried slime spot bang yea, it pulled purty good on my bream rod.
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