texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Amy12345, hosaey, MBennett90, Champion1996, Mmatula
119242 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
hopalong 121,182
TexDawg 120,151
Bigbob_FTW 96,187
John175☮ 85,984
Bob Davis 83,464
Pilothawk 83,295
Mark Perry 72,610
Derek 🐝 68,344
JDavis7873 67,416
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,040,675
Posts13,985,473
Members144,242
Most Online39,925
Dec 30th, 2023
Print Thread
FishTales: Bastrop to Buescher #7531522 05/15/12 03:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,145
H
hook-line&sinker Offline OP
TFF Guru
OP Offline
TFF Guru
H
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,145


I made my way back to Bastrop and the Colorado river again last Saturday to find the river had turned to chocolate milk with all the rain last week. A minor change of plans for Gary, Bill and I found us on the north shore of lake Bastrop to do a little fishing and kayaking. The fishing was not so good and the lake was very busy so I left the park to visit my brother at their new house in what use to be a pine forest before the wildfires last September.

To see all the damage up close and personal is still very upsetting. Much of the forest is completely void of living trees with just the slim tall blacken dead pine trees reaching skyward. Only the oak trees are showing signs of life as green leafy sprouts grow from the base of the trunk in stark contrast to the bare exposed earth and black burnt timber.

[Linked Image]

I had not driven the park road between Bastrop State Park to Buescher State Park in several years and was very curious to see the terrain and what was left of the parks forest.

To say the least it will be a very long time before there is a pine forest growing in that part of the country as most of Bastrop State Park looks like this below. Just a whole lot of bare ground and dead pine trees.





>)));> Wishin' I was Fishin' <;(((<

“Personnel is the most vital and important aspect of any industry.
If you’re just going to grind them up, it’s not going to end well for anybody.”
SCOTT REINARDY


Re: FishTales: Bastrop to Buescher [Re: hook-line&sinker] #7532186 05/15/12 06:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 18,297
H
Hookem Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
H
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 18,297
That fire sucked.

We took the drive a few months ago. Reminded me of some burnouts we'd see in the backwoods of Ontario.



Re: FishTales: Bastrop to Buescher [Re: hook-line&sinker] #7534780 05/16/12 04:21 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,145
H
hook-line&sinker Offline OP
TFF Guru
OP Offline
TFF Guru
H
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,145
When the dead pine trees are cleared and enough of the oaks bush up a bit more, the ground will begin to grow weeds and plants again replacing the black and brown bare earth with green life. In a few years there will be something in place where all those tall pines once stood..



>)));> Wishin' I was Fishin' <;(((<

“Personnel is the most vital and important aspect of any industry.
If you’re just going to grind them up, it’s not going to end well for anybody.”
SCOTT REINARDY


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3