Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rough Creek!

Rough Creek was awesome as always, but I had a great trip this time!
Caught at least 200 crappie, Mostly on Lake Fork Live Baby Shads on my hand poured heads.

Great hunt, even with it being in the 30s that morning, We shot 5 pheasant, 7 Chukars, and 39 Quail

Biggest bass of the trip was only 6lbs. I forgot to weigh it with the bait in the mouth so it was more like 7

Jonathan came on Friday- the best day by far. I got at least 30 crappie and a few bass. I caught on a Briminator and an Electric Blue North Fork Nymph

We got out on a boat about half through the day

We were about to go to the paluxy and then Dad suggested we go to another pond on the Rough Creek property. It was 100% worth it. First cast- 2lb crappie! topwater action on the Sage Largemouth! For Comparison- the handle of the largemouth is 7 inches. That's a 15.5 inch crappie!

Then another one right at 2.3!

Best we could have wished! I got 4 crappie all over 2lbs and 1 2lb bass.

Jonathan got a bunch too. I'll post a link to his blog entry whenever he posts it. all the better pics are on his camera.

Went back today, I got 2 bass. The biggest was a little under 3lbs

Had some visitors come over to see what I was catching.

The fly- a black and red Flaming Hooker 

Awesome landscape- Cactus and Prarie Grass

Monday and Tuesday

I fished the secret spot on Monday and got 2 Buffalo. Only got a picture of one, but it was a really cool goldish color
Then I moved to Andy Brown Park and got a bunch of bluegill and a few bass on a sz 14 gold bead hares ear. Lot of fun on a 2wt 

 Then Jonathan and I fished the Library pond until dark. I got 5 or 6 bass on a Morrish Mouse.

Tuesday I got up early and went to the drain. I tied a little black zonker pattern. It worked! I got 6 bass then 1 at the library before I went home.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rough Creek inches closer

3 days until we leave, I can't wait! the weather's killing me though. It's a nice 70 in Coppell right now according to my Ipod. While we're there,, a cold front is going to drop that into the 30s. Jonathan and I might be wading a frozen pauluxy with the thursday night low in the 20s. I don't care. i've got warm stuff and I can handle it!

And- Check this out
Great thread on the TFF. Proper fly porn and fish porn in my book.

I could use a little salt therapy soon. Closest to that is slinging flies at golden bonefish at the secret spot tomorrow morning. Haven't seen a carp on the fly in a while. After catching all the dreaded Troots yesterday I need to got some carp slime on my rod handle before it becomes too trouty.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trout day

As winter approaches the trout come- TPWD stocks trout all over Texas and Oklahoma stocks several water bodies as well. I went over to catch some trout for the first time since January. Heres the report--

I headed over to the blue river first. I fished around Areas 3 and 4 then headed over to Area 1. I started out throwing a hares ear with a zebra midge as a dropper and ended up throwing about every fly I had. Dries, soft hackles, buggers, streamers, worms, nymphs, all without hope of getting anything. No one was catching so I just got in the car. We drove up to Turner Falls to try for some 'fresher' stocker trout. I got up and rigged up my 4wt with a soft hackle and walked up to the falls. Grandpa walks downstream a ways while I fling flies around the trout I see. There are some really big ones stocked this year, I saw a few that might go 23-25 inches. I got 1 12 inch trout and a little super washed out colored longear below the low water crossing right next to the falls.
Then, I heard my name being called so I gathered up my stuff and walked over to Grandpa who is calling me. He just happened to have found an immense school of trout willing to take flies. I fished the school for 2 hours and 42 minutes landing 39 trout up to 16 inches. I caught on a Cat's Whisker (gray/white), San Juan Worm (dark brown w/ 1 split shot), woollly bugger (olive size 10) trailing a zebra midge (size 14), BH Electric blue North Fork Nymph (sz 10)and even a cap spider for a short time.

in this picture you can see the school, see all the brown oblong shapes?

Fished below this pool for another 15 minutes landing a few trout and losing a smallmouth of around 2lbs then got back in the car for the hour drive back to Whitesboro. A good day in my book.

I got
Rainbow Trout-42
Golden Rainbow Trout-1
Green Sunfish-2


Monday, November 15, 2010

Few updates

Gat a few updates for you guys, watch out!

1.  the PBF&F website is STILL under construction!

2. This weekend is my next trip- First time on the Blue River, Oklahoma. I actually want to get a trout and a few smallies, but the carp are supposed to be catchable there even this late...

3. Thanksgiving week brings the 7th annual Rough Creek trip. I want a repeat of last year!

and that's just a few of e'm! I could post pics of 5lb plus bass all day from here.
Next Friday- Jonathan's meeting me out at Rough Creek for some big bass and crappie then we'll run over to the Pauluxy River and check it out for some late season bass and sunfish.
Saturday- Hunt at rough creek. Gonna get some new pheasant skins. My hunt is scheduled for EARLY saturday morning.

Later tonight I'll get a few pics of my fly boxes while they're clean and tidy (just spent a week tying a lot of flies and reorganizing my flyboxes)