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I called up crapicat and asked if he wanted to get out and chase a crappie or two. Heís been under the weather recently and also suffering from cabin fever. He couldnít get his boat and equipment ready fast enough. We left my house around 10:30 and headed to the fishing hole. We caught fish all day long. My thumb is done. Only one problem, wrong species! I know there was at least 6 crappie in that hole. Well, the bycatch, I would guess hundreds. I wish we could have found more crappie, but it turned out to be a great day. Oh, the big long striped things were a bonus. Managed around 4 before they educated themselves. It was sight fishing at its best. There was a half dozen flies destroyed this day. Cheers!

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And no, I donít care about the location above the picture. Thereís a ton of places like this one.

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Same spot last summer.

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Great report! When I saw "bycatch" I kind of figured it must be some stripers in there.

Sounds like a terrific day.

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Yep...if you want the long version, go over and visit the crappie section...topic, the thumb is done..

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Hey Meadowlark, the stripers were just a tad much for the 5wt z-axis. I will have my 6 next time. I took your advice on stripers thrashing leaders and tippet. These fish destroyed 10 pound fluorocarbon. I changed tippet at least 3 times that day, which is a lot for me.

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Just a heads up everyone, if youíre going upriver from Hamms, be really careful. The water is super skinny past Bee Mountain. Itís about a foot deep across the majority of the river.

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Awesome post! cheers




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Looks like a great trip. Sorry you were bothered by those pesky linesiders.

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Hahahaha! Right! It was like sightcasting to reds! The school had about 15 in it. They were crushing the fly. I need a boat really bad or more friends with boats!

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Jessie10 may be out that way Sunday if your not working. Bono fly and I thinking about hitting ďthat stretchĒ of water. Looks like a great day I may try to educate a few hundred more of them for you. See so that way you can get back to your Crappie fishing! bolt On a side note what floro where you using? You know me and representing seguar Invisix that stuff can get ruffed up pretty bad and still hold strong. I think Iíll pack my little 7í6Ē three wt. to wrestle with those bycatch fish. Should know half of them by name after the last few years lol. All that aside my kind of day on the water congratulations!!!


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I was using Berkley vanish. I only used it because I only have a little bit left. I just bought some seaguar grand max that Iíll be using from now on. You better take an extra rod for the striped fellows. The faster you get em in , the faster you can catch another one. Give me a call.

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Originally Posted By: Jesse10
Hahahaha! Right! It was like sightcasting to reds! The school had about 15 in it. They were crushing the fly. I need a boat really bad or more friends with boats!


You need an airboat or one of those little stand on boats like they run on the coast...with a jet motor...then we could run up the river, give my ďleaky duck hunting wadersĒ a break! dance2

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Originally Posted By: Meadowlark
Great report! When I saw "bycatch" I kind of figured it must be some stripers in there.

Sounds like a terrific day.


It was a great ďcatchingĒ day, perfect weather, as well.

What yíall donít see based on the pics in the post, is how many selfie type pics that were taken...on as usual, I always leave my phone behind...Jesse was just snapping up pics like crazy...finally, I said hey, take a pic of my fish, us with a double, etc...from the posts it looks innocent, behind the scenes, he is secretly trying to become a fish and stream photographer!

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Iíll break out the Nikon, that I donít know how to use, next time! I guess I can shoot in auto mode, boring! Thatís a great idea! Iím going to get that camera out today. Quality pics coming after next trip.

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Iíll give you a shout in a bit you will love the grad max! For the striped fish though I just stay with the 200 yards. ENVIZEX


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I would love to find a stretch of water like that with my fly rod! Thanks for sharing.

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Iíll break out the Nikon, that I donít know how to use, next time! I guess I can shoot in auto mode, boring! Thatís a great idea! Iím going to get that camera out today. Quality pics coming after next trip.


Canít believe you havenít posted a pic of one of those destroyed flies that you were spanking them with an every cast...

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Easy! I canít give away all my secrets. Itís called the flama blanca.

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Easy! I canít give away all my secrets. Itís called the flama blanca.


Keep in mind Robert did... do I need to refer you to the post?... roflmao

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cheers

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Hey when Iím fishing sandbass and see people staring into a fly box like they are trying to match the hatch I laugh. Not able to have a secret fly when you only have one lol. I was hoping yíall were going to get out Saturday with us. I have a feeling Iíll run into yíall pretty quick though.


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My buddy is a meteorologist and he said we could potentially get 3-4 inches by late Wednesday. The water is still cold, but twitching instead of stripping has worked good for me. Iíll be watching for the guy with a handful of white and chartreuse clousers! Hahahaha

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Pink is great for windy days! breakdance

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