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New PB Buffalo + other recent catches! #13534811 04/26/20 08:04 AM
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Haven't posted in a while, mainly due to the fact that we haven't been able to get on the water much due to the closures & quarantine. However, we have managed to get out to a local creek (that is secluded enough to visit) a few times over the past three days. This creek also happens to be one of our favorite local waters for both carp & buffalo, and has produced some monsters for it's size in the past. We've landed several PB's from this creek in the past, and this 3-day session was no different!

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Barely an hour into the second day, after a crazy fight, I landed my new PB smallmouth buffalo. In my personal experience, buffs have always put up a fight, but have always tended to fight in a more lethargic and less acrobatic style than carp, with fewer runs. But this guy ran like a big common, and had me convinced I was hooked into a new PB carp until he surfaced. But I'm just as happy with a new PB buffalo! Caught on a piece of bread under our signature TX-style carp float rig.

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All three of these commons were also caught on bread under our float rigs.

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And while we have caught several buffs in the past on our spinning combos, I hadn't managed to land one on a fly rod... until now! Although, to be fair, I wasn't actually "fly" fishing... I hooked him by freelining bread on a #6 hook tied to my fly leader. But hey, if it works, it works! Not to mention fighting a buff on a fly rod is quite an experience! fish

Re: New PB Buffalo + other recent catches! [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13534888 04/26/20 11:59 AM
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Very nice. Looks like a great way to practice social distancing. thumb

Re: New PB Buffalo + other recent catches! [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13535266 04/26/20 06:18 PM
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Solid post and some solid fish. Also HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on you PB! Good job. cheers


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Re: New PB Buffalo + other recent catches! [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13535481 04/26/20 11:23 PM
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Great story! thumb


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Re: New PB Buffalo + other recent catches! [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13536035 04/27/20 02:43 PM
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I use hair rigs and conventional gear for buffs and carp in Ray Hubbard, but I fly fish for carp in a smaller, muddy, local lake. Using flies has been really stuff...I don't see anything fish...it's too muddy. So a couple of days ago, I started tossing out some boiled corn, and using my fly rod with an unweighted hair rig baited with a couple of pieces of corn, and a yarn indicator to watch. It's worked great, and maybe I'll catch a buff this way if there are any in the little lake. The larger carp are a blast on the fly rod. The fly rod lets you cast with minimal weight, and the indicator kind of moves around in the breeze, dragging the corn.

Re: New PB Buffalo + other recent catches! [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13536528 04/27/20 07:43 PM
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Nice!


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When I am over complicating something please kick me in the face. Hard.

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