Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Hxmarich, Viet Crew, JCRFnH, buzzn, Mike 25
100389 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 80152
Pilothawk 70591
hopalong 70425
JDavis7873® 67364
FattyMcButterpants 60336
Manchu 59462
John175 ® 58779
Tritonman 54976
Derek 54883
SkeeterRonnie 52158
facebook
Forum Stats
100389 Members
60 Forums
830698 Topics
10887951 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#3647624 - 07/01/09 10:22 PM Trinity River report
ccabal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 2708
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.

_________________________
John 5:24 Very truly I say to you,whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life,and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

Top
#3647640 - 07/01/09 10:26 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: ccabal]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 21964
Loc: East Texas
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)

_________________________

Top
#3647654 - 07/01/09 10:29 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
ccabal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 2708
Loc: Garland, TX USA
That's a good start Mike!

Hey how come the "politically correct" name now?

_________________________
John 5:24 Very truly I say to you,whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life,and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

Top
#3650340 - 07/02/09 04:54 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: ccabal]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 21964
Loc: East Texas
i've matured
_________________________

Top
#3650365 - 07/02/09 05:00 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
Txredraider Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 5705
Loc: Athens, TX
Now what would you want to go and do something like that for?
_________________________

"The best trips are not planned."
Written here, and used by permission of, SBridgess.

Top
#3650400 - 07/02/09 05:10 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Txredraider]
Jackmack65 Offline
Extreme Angler

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.

Top
#3650446 - 07/02/09 05:24 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Jackmack65]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 21964
Loc: East Texas
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)
_________________________

Top
#3650455 - 07/02/09 05:26 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
Jackmack65 Offline
Extreme Angler

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.

Top
#3650479 - 07/02/09 05:36 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Jackmack65]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 21964
Loc: East Texas
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.
_________________________

Top
#3654184 - 07/03/09 09:58 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
ccabal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 2708
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.
_________________________
John 5:24 Very truly I say to you,whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life,and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

Top
#3654233 - 07/03/09 10:07 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: ccabal]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 21964
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.
_________________________

Top
#3654337 - 07/03/09 10:30 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Bass Bug®]
Txredraider Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 5705
Loc: Athens, TX
A 3lb kitty must have been pretty interesting on your 3wt. Did she give your line a good sliming in the process?
_________________________

"The best trips are not planned."
Written here, and used by permission of, SBridgess.

Top
#3654397 - 07/03/09 10:41 PM Re: Trinity River report [Re: Txredraider]
Bass Bug® Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 21964
Loc: East Texas
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.
_________________________

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide