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Rio Grande Cichlids #13521042 04/16/20 07:07 PM
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Any suggestions on places to fish? Would like to take this of my bucket list of catches.

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Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13521161 04/16/20 08:39 PM
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I have caught small ones in the south San Gabriel river in Georgetown. Other rivers that contain them are the San Marcos, Guadalupe, San Antonio, and Colorado rivers. There are Rio experts on this site. And I am not one of them lol.

Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13521235 04/16/20 09:36 PM
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I have caught nice Rios from Georgetown (San Gabriel River) all the way to Brackettville TX.( Nueces and W. Nueces Rivers.) Creeks with good current, Rivers, and Lakes in these areas hold good numbers of Rios. Guadalupe River, Colorado River, Llano River, San Marcus River, etc are some good bodies of water that hold some nice Rios. Good luck and let us know how you do! thumb


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Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13521346 04/16/20 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bigworm
Any suggestions on places to fish? Would like to take this of my bucket list of catches.

Where are you located and how far are you willing to travel?





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Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13521484 04/17/20 01:26 AM
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I've caught them in Brushy Creek and Lake Travis.

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Thank you all for the replies. I live in Fort Worth and willing to travel as south as San Antonio. Several options provided within that range. Thank you all again!


Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13523409 04/18/20 11:07 AM
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I'll second Brushy Creek in Roundrock, probably one of the easiest bodies of water to access coming from DFW area. This creek also has been big ones and they are easy to find, they look like little sheepshead sitting in the clear water. They are a real hoot on the fly or on super ultralight gear.

I just started learning them last year. Think small when targeting them they have little mouths.

Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: banker-always fishing] #13523595 04/18/20 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
I have caught nice Rios from Georgetown (San Gabriel River) all the way to Brackettville TX.( Nueces and W. Nueces Rivers.) Creeks with good current, Rivers, and Lakes in these areas hold good numbers of Rios. Guadalupe River, Colorado River, Llano River, San Marcus River, etc are some good bodies of water that hold some nice Rios. Good luck and let us know how you do! thumb






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Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13524903 04/19/20 03:58 PM
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The only thing I know about Rios is what I have been reading in the Bluegill Section. They are warm water fish. You can find them from Georgetown all the way to Laredo.

Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13525538 04/19/20 11:26 PM
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Here's a Brushy Creek Rio.

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Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: Bones72] #13525918 04/20/20 07:35 AM
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That's a beautiful fish I would want to throw in my aquarium

Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13526087 04/20/20 12:41 PM
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The smaller ones I imagine would be better for aquarium stuff and they tend to be more colorful in my opinion.

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The blue spots positively glow on the little guys. The stripes also seem to be more well defined.

On a side note this guy was caught on one my poor imitations of Bankers favorite bait.

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Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: bigworm] #13526103 04/20/20 12:54 PM
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Nice Rio Bones72 cheers


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Are they good to eat? I've never heard anyone mention them as table fare.

Re: Rio Grande Cichlids [Re: deucer02] #13546240 05/05/20 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by deucer02
Are they good to eat? I've never heard anyone mention them as table fare.


Yes they do eat good.


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