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Variety on the Brazos #7034410 01/10/12 09:37 PM
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Darrell and I had planned a 3 day 2 night trip on the river. We met up Friday after lunch unloaded and headed down,the river was as low as it gets and we did a lot of bottom bumping and and a few drags to get the 7 miles down stream. We saw ducks cranes and eagles but the four legged variety of critters was strangely absent the whole weekend ,no hogs yots deer coon or beavers. Something that was a little strange ,there were 6 in mullet jumping everywhere.
After setting up camp and seining some bait we started wetting a hook.Built a big fire ,put on some steaks and potatoes then broke out the red solo cups and mixed a few drinks,we had a blast but the fishing was slow.
The next morning the fishing picked up a little ,nothing wild just slow and steady.Broke out the chili and chips and had a frito pie at lunch ,that was perfect on a cool day.
The fishing was weird ,90% of the fish came from one spot about 20 yards wide ,you couldnt buy a bite anywhere else.
We did catch a variety ,channels ,yellows , gasper bass
fish gar,turtles.and something unusual for this part of the river some perch .30 plus fish caught
Sat night rolled around and we mixed a couple dogs shot the bull mixed a couple more etc and finaly just rolled the lines in and enjoyed the company and the fire
Sondra had fixed a big pot of taco soup and we chowed down on that and just enjoyed the night. Hit the sack and around three we both heard the fish flouncing on the stringer. The next morning it was gone Darrel later found it with just the two biggest yellows still on it ,must have been a big gator gar from the sign.
Sunday we headed back up river and as we got close to the Falls Kim comes walking down. He help us get all the gear and Boats up and loaded. ( thanks for the help Kim)
No pics from me this trip my camera died , but summing up the trip staying in one spot for multiple days sure is nice . Darrell wore me out again he caught 90% of the fish. I will say this was my most enjoyable river camping trip I have ever been on ,weather was perfect.
Maybe Darrell will have some pics
Ron


Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7035090 01/11/12 12:01 AM
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Nice report. I've always heard that stretch is real good for big cats.





Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7035398 01/11/12 01:27 AM
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I was glad to get to the River Friday as I had a very stressful week. I really did not care wether I caught any fish or not. This was just a get away trip. The River is as low as I have ever seen it (as a matter of fact I peeled a piece of fiberglass off of the bottom of my boat going down Friday. I already have it repaired).



As usual we carried everything except the kitchen sink.





We paddled down about seven miles and found a nice place to camp for the weekend.



The Full Moon was nice this weekend. You really did not even need a lantern.



We always eat good out on the River and this trip was no exception. Friday night was out usual Steak and baked potato (sorry no pics) and for Saturday night Sondra had made us a big bowl of Taco Soup which was most excellent.





We did catch a lot of fish this weekend just none to write Home about. The yellow cat must have had a great spawn because we caught five without ever moving. They were all about 18"-22". Same thing for the Channel cats a lot of small fish this weekend.

Saturday night Ron or myself really felt like fishing so we just kept adding wood to the fire and drinks in our cups. It was really nice to just kick back and shoot the breeze with our feet proped up.



It's getting bigger.



This is the Life.



We awoke Sunday morning to a little more water in the River which made the paddle back upstream easier (believe it or not). Took our time loading up and paddling back to the take out. I had a really relaxing weekend and can't wait to do it again. I usually work very hard to catch fish but it was nice to not really give a dang this weekend.


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greatness. What part of the river were u guys on?



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Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7037277 01/11/12 02:59 PM
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Thanks Ron and Darrell, enjoyed the report. Having done both Whitney and PK stretches, would like to get down that way. First trip will be at 67/Glen Rose. Any one have information on one or two day take out options?



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Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: YakBonz] #7039100 01/11/12 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: YakBonz
Thanks Ron and Darrell, enjoyed the report. Having done both Whitney and PK stretches, would like to get down that way. First trip will be at 67/Glen Rose. Any one have information on one or two day take out options?


If you go below 67, you might want to try "Low Water Canoe Rental". They have trips of various lengths, including a 10 mile and a 17 mile trip. They will provide a shuttle and are very dependable, although this is the off season so that may put in a kink in things. I did the 17 mile and only paid $22 for the shuttle. The building they work out of housed the Ser-Sta-Gro mentioned at the end of John Grave's book.







Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7039525 01/12/12 01:38 AM
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sure is hard to beat the ol brazos aint it



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Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7040452 01/12/12 04:23 AM
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Thanks Roadtrip, that's the information I was looking for. Much appreciated.



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Man that looks like a trip I want to make soon.


Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7040658 01/12/12 05:04 AM
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Great post and pics, guys. Looks like a blast.


Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7040821 01/12/12 06:08 AM
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great post. Until you've experienced the river, you cannot appreciate it enough!

phuck the expensive cars,houses, toys..... when your out ther, all you feel is peace within yourself and your surroundings.


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Not to many places i would rather be then on the Brazos! fish


Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7041022 01/12/12 12:39 PM
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What a perfect way to spend a few days. Thanks for sharing!




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Re: Variety on the Brazos [Re: Tx River Rat] #7053728 01/15/12 08:00 PM
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Hey TxRiverRat, where do yall put in at for that trip? I'm thinking about maybe heading down there soon for an overnite if it's not too far a drive.

*Edit: I think I got it figured out. Put in below 712. Looks like there is a park next to the falls where I can leave my vehicle.







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