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Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) #14138953 09/23/21 07:12 PM
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Fished "God's Country" the Nueces Canyon on three different water bodies and found some "Drag Pullers"! Caught a bunch of hungry Rios and had a blast. It was great making a road trip to places where I have some fantastic memories. Got to say hello to both Leo aka Gar 1970 and Yesenia aka Pot Licker. I fished the canyon for two days and caught a bunch of BIG Rios and some nice Redear. Caught over 30 Rios all in the 9 to 11 inch range. The biggest Rio was 11.75". Biggest Redear was 10" even. All fish were healthy, fat, and full of fight. Water was crystal clear and the fish were biting ahead of a approaching front. Fish were caught in 4 to 5 feet of water close to heavy grass beds. All fish were caught on worms with a bottom technique. All fish were released to fight again. Catching some "Drag Puller Rios" deep in the Nueces Canyon. It just don't get any better! fish


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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14139074 09/23/21 09:21 PM
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Those are some fatties !

Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14139100 09/23/21 09:44 PM
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Thanks Steve! thumb


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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14139166 09/23/21 11:09 PM
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You caught some nice Rios Chuck! cheers
It was nice seeing you and thank you much for the card. I've been good about it and haven't opened it. breakdance

Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14139189 09/23/21 11:36 PM
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Great looking fish Chuck. By the looks of this report and some others that I have seen, the big freeze did not hurt the Rios as badly as it could have.

Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14139232 09/24/21 12:17 AM
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Nice fish! Looks like you had a great time. thumb


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great post Chuck cheers you caught some huge Rios especially the one in the third pic! thanks for coming to the ranch and visiting with us. its always a pleasure having you over fish


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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14139389 09/24/21 02:48 AM
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Thanks Yesenia, Curt0407, F4 "Gator", and Leo for the replies. Yesenia: Monday is right around the corner! partyon Leo/Yesenia: Why would you want to fish anywhere else, when you have the West Prong Nueces River! "Home of the Biggest Rios in Texas"! rockon Curt0407: The "Big Freeze" took it's toll on the Rios in a lot of water bodies where I fish especially in Boerne, Fredericksburg area. The freeze also set their nesting back. I saw Rios still guarding nest this trip. I also saw pods of them feeding preparing to the upcoming winter. Prior to the past couple of week, I had only caught a few Rios. Was very pleased the last couple of weeks about the numbers of Rios I was starting to catch. Hopefully we get a good bunch next year.
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An almost 12” Rio!!! eeks

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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14140498 09/25/21 01:28 PM
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Awesome post Chuck! coolphotos cheers

Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14148591 10/02/21 11:15 PM
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Thanks Tommar and pop r for the replies. cheers


Tommar: Yes Sir and that almost 12" was fat. Wished I would have weighed it! bang


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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14149705 10/04/21 12:56 AM
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Awesome Rios Chuck cheers


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Awesome Rios Chuck cheers

Yes indeed. We’ll see when they pull their disappearing act.


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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14162769 10/16/21 05:40 PM
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Thanks Andrew and Torry for the replies. Torry: Yes Sir it will not belong until the Rios will go into "Hibernation Mode"! hide2


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Re: Drag Pullers! (BIG RIOS) [Re: banker-always fishing] #14169886 10/24/21 01:37 PM
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Those are some SLABS Chuck. flehan


Side Note: Did not make a canyon trip this year. Will plan on one next year for sure. How were the conditions of the water bodies? noidea

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