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Hill Country River Redbreast! #14290629 02/20/22 08:53 PM
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Was able to find some active Redbreast at one of my favorite hill country rivers. Fish were playful ahead of an approaching cold front . Caught about 25 Redbreast in a three hour period. Fish were all in the 7 to 9 inch range and were healthy and full of fight. Fish were holding close to grass and weed beds in 3 to 6 feet of water. Also caught a few Bluegill in the 7 to 8 inch range to round out the catch. Fish were caught using worms with a bottom technique. The river was in good condition with a good current and the water was clear. All fish were released to fight again. Fishing the hill country. It just don't get any better! fish



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Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14290636 02/20/22 09:02 PM
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Nice Chuck...super clear waters & some colorful friends...

Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14290644 02/20/22 09:08 PM
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Thanks Steve! So far the water bodies I have been fishing are in pretty good shape. We can always use some good rain especially further south! thumb


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Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14290666 02/20/22 09:30 PM
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Nice color on those fish this far ahead of the spawn. Looks like a good day was had.

Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14290678 02/20/22 09:40 PM
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Thanks Curt0407 for the reply. The clearer the water and condition of the water body, the nicer the colors is what I have been seeing throughout the years. Usually late February and March the sunfish will really start showing off their colors. thumb


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Awesome Chuck, very bright and colorful redbreast! clap


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Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14290821 02/21/22 12:06 AM
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Thanks Yesenia for the reply! cheers


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That looks like a lot of fun. thumb

Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14291574 02/21/22 09:14 PM
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Thanks Barry for the reply! cheers


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I see cypress trees hide2 nice variety of gillz Chuck cheers


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They are starting to get their festive colors on for sure! Excellent catch and report, Chuck! thumb


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Re: Hill Country River Redbreast! [Re: banker-always fishing] #14305420 03/05/22 02:57 PM
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Thanks Leo, Torry, and Tommar for the replies. cheers I know its early into the year but the Redbreast have been more active than the other sunnies. thumb


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Great stuff Chuck! What's your bottom technique you mentioned?

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Originally Posted by Lino_NTX
Great stuff Chuck! What's your bottom technique you mentioned?




Thanks for the reply! cheers When I use a "bottom technique", it is simply casting a worm threaded on a size 8 or 6 cricket hook where ever I think a fish is going to be. Edges of grass/weed beds, sunken timber, brush piles, overhanging tree limbs, etc. Once on the bottom I retrieve it. The speed of the retrieve depends on how aggressive (active) the fish are. If the fish are not active or non aggressive it is usually a slow retrieve. If they are active and aggressive a medium to fast retrieve. For bottoms that have a lot of snags, dead weeds/grass, etc I will usually use a float. Over the years I have gotten lucky, and have caught some pretty nice fish from the bottom. I enjoy fishing from the bottom the best. hooked


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