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Giants of the Canyon ! #13692083 09/05/20 08:35 PM
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Made a trip deep into "God's Country", the Nueces Canyon. Fished several locations before finding the "Giants of The Canyon"! HUGE RIOS ! Had to walk on some steep river rock bank but it was very much worth it. Also had to fish in some showers throughout the trip. It was overcast the whole time but still very much humid and hot. Caught about the thirty GIANT RIOS all the 10.5 " to the 11.5" range, fat,healthy, and very full of fight. Most were drag pullers. Rounding out the catch were about 20 more fish including Hybrid Sunfish, Redear, and Large Mouth Bass. The Hybrid and Redear were all in the 9" range with a couple going right at 10". The bass were in the 12 to 15 inch range. Had one bass that had to be at least 6 to 8 pounds chasing a 10" plus Rio that I had hooked and was reeling in. Fish were located by a drop off leading to a deeper pocket of water. Fish were all in grass beds and the water was clear. Rios were traveling in schools of about 15 fish each. All fish were caught on ultralight tackle using worms. All were released. Left em biting. I then drove over to Leo's "Gar-1970 and Yesenia's -Pot Licker" house where Yesenia had made an "OUT OF THIS WORLD" Spaghetti and Meat Sauce lunch including fresh French Bread, salad, and fresh lemon aide. For desert a fresh baked coffee cake. Fishing the Nueces Canyon and meeting up with good friends. It just don't get any better! fish


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Re: Giants of the Canyon ! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13692105 09/05/20 08:54 PM
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Chuck...Those are some beautiful Rios...I want the address to Leo & Yesinias restaurant ! It sounds like a 5 star place smile

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Good on you..... That sounds like a trip of a lifetime. Very cool!!!! I lost many memories following my stroke. Some of those type of memories can't be purchased back with bars of gold. Treasure them for as long as you can. I would say I'm jealous but that would mean I'm just a human. Snub that!!!!! Congratulations instead roflmao

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Way to go sir. Good fishing, good friends, and good food makes for one heck of a rewarding day.

Re: Giants of the Canyon ! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13692164 09/05/20 10:44 PM
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Thanks Steve, Steve Bob,and Curt0407 for the replies. cheers Steve: Yes Sir Yesenia is one SUPER cook, not to mention, Super Angler, Holds many of water body records, catches BIG fish most of the time, and oh yea makes baits that catch anything that swims. The address of her restaurant is "Deep in the Hart of the Nuecess Canyon"! flehan SteveBOB: Yes Sir "Life Time" Memories are PRICELESS. God has given me many. By his loving grace I hope to make a lot more. angel2 Curt0402: You are 100 percent RIGHT! cheers


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Thanks for sharing - those are some beautiful Rios. cool


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Those are some niiice rios Chuck! It was really nice visiting with you and having lunch. Glad you enjoyed my spaghetti. thumb

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Thanks Scoundrel and Yesenia for the replies. cheers Yesenia: The next time I visit I was going to take you and Leo to the Pizza Palace. After your fantastic lunch I am having second thoughts. hmmm Might just have to go to Uvalde for a steak dinner! thumb


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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Thanks Scoundrel and Yesenia for the replies. cheers Yesenia: The next time I visit I was going to take you and Leo to the Pizza Palace. After your fantastic lunch I am having second thoughts. hmmm Might just have to go to Uvalde for a steak dinner! thumb

Chuck pizza is my weakness id rather have that over steak anytime thumb

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The Rio master strikes again bow_down
What a great day to catch that many trophy Rio's on one trip! I regret not walking down and fishing with you bang
Thank you for having lunch with us! We really enjoy your company and listening to your stories cheers


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Great story, beautiful pictures, fantastic fish, good friends. What more can you ask for. smile

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Sounds like a great time.

Thanks for sharing...enjoy reading your stories!

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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Great story, beautiful pictures, fantastic fish, good friends. What more can you ask for. smile


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Re: Giants of the Canyon ! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13701071 09/15/20 02:34 AM
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Thanks Leo, Barry, HitEmTrue, F4Gator for the replies. thumb Leo: The next time I will have Rick aka Catyakker with me. Yesenia: I will buy at the Pizza Palace! thumb


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Sounds like an epic trip! Congratulations! cheers You've got some great friends and found some great fishing! Thanks for sharing the story and pics.

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