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The Brazos #12696126
03/30/18 04:51 PM
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I took my wife up to Hillsboro meeting her sister and as they continued on to Fort Worth for a few days I hopped on over to the Brazos river below Lake Whitney. Life has been overly demanding lately so some time on the river with just my fly rod and a few flys was very welcomed.



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Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12696610
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Great video. Lot of nice fish down there, as you well know now!


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Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12696620
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Thanks for sharing! I just got into the fly fishing world in December and am loving it...I'll definitely have to make a trip to that section of the Brazos.


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Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12696717
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Awesome, thanks for sharing

Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12696751
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Nice gaspergou.

Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12696879
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Thanks for sharing. I have kayak fished that section of the river. How much time do you have to get back if they blow the siren indicating a water release? You were between the river and the steep cliffs and I donít remember there being any good escape routes.

Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12699185
04/02/18 01:18 PM
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Nice fish. That was me casting in the shallow water. I was testing a new spey rod. Trying out a couple of different lines before I take it West.

Re: The Brazos [Re: Budd] #12699799
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Originally Posted By: Budd
Nice fish. That was me casting in the shallow water. I was testing a new spey rod. Trying out a couple of different lines before I take it West.

Small world Budd! I wondered why someone was fishing that shallow run.. testing a new rod explains it!


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Originally Posted By: PowerLizard
Thanks for sharing. I have kayak fished that section of the river. How much time do you have to get back if they blow the siren indicating a water release? You were between the river and the steep cliffs and I donít remember there being any good escape routes.


That is the new risk with the extra turbine coming online a while back. I understand that the whole power plant responds automatically to demand and will startup without much notice when the power grid needs the extra power.

I assume from past experience that there is room to walk back if they run the turbines with something like a 4 foot rise but you got to be quick and probably willing to get wet.


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Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12702204
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We were down there fishing a few weeks ago and a guy from the Corps of Engineers walked up to us and told us no one was allowed to walk or wade the river below the dam since there was no grace period between the horn blowing and the water release starting. He asked us to leave and since we weren't catching any fish we packed up and left before questioning him any further. He did say that if you accessed it from private land you could walk the bank, but that if you came from either parking lot you weren't allowed near the water unless you were launching a kayak or canoe. I was going to call the game warden and see if it is an actual rule or if the Corps guy was just blowing smoke, but I never got around to it. He said they had to rescue a guy from a tree a few weeks before that when he got stranded when the water came up.

Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12702577
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I had the same experience. They have really screwed up a nice fishery. Took away one of the few places the general public can access this river.

Re: The Brazos [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #12703859
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Originally Posted By: McKinneyLonghorn
We were down there fishing a few weeks ago and a guy from the Corps of Engineers walked up to us and told us no one was allowed to walk or wade the river below the dam since there was no grace period between the horn blowing and the water release starting. He asked us to leave and since we weren't catching any fish we packed up and left before questioning him any further. He did say that if you accessed it from private land you could walk the bank, but that if you came from either parking lot you weren't allowed near the water unless you were launching a kayak or canoe. I was going to call the game warden and see if it is an actual rule or if the Corps guy was just blowing smoke, but I never got around to it. He said they had to rescue a guy from a tree a few weeks before that when he got stranded when the water came up.


It's a rule. The COE Rangers are federal law enforcement. I don't like what they have done there but it is for everyone's safety that they have stopped allowing wading by the dam.


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Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12703964
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B.S. if itís for everyoneís safety, they should close the park and ban boating there too. Iíve fished there for 30 years and live in Whitney. Most incidents involve some kind of watercraft. Not to mention all the incidents in the lake.

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Originally Posted By: Budd
B.S. if itís for everyoneís safety, they should close the park and ban boating there too. Iíve fished there for 30 years and live in Whitney. Most incidents involve some kind of watercraft. Not to mention all the incidents in the lake.


I agree. I have no problem with closing an area, as long as it is closed to everyone (such as the area immediately south of the dam that is clearly marked). It is picking and choosing who can use it that bothers me.

Re: The Brazos [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12705790
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Great video as always glad to see you out on the water bud.


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