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by bassackwards
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Local Creek Fishing Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 3625

Re: Local Creek Fishing Pics

It's an FF756--one of my favorite rods for bass fishing on small streams.
by bassackwards
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Local Creek Fishing Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 3625

Re: Local Creek Fishing Pics

Ed always jumps straight to the explicit fish porn. A few more pics from the same trip: http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff156/bazakwardz/FishingWithEd/P4160921.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff156/bazakwardz/FishingWithEd/P4160920.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff156/bazakwardz/Fi...
by bassackwards
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fence Across San Gabriel
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

Re: Fence Across San Gabriel

You probably are right about the purpose of the fences. I found a passage from a book called Texas Whitewater that mentions floating the river from Liberty Hill to Georgetown. It said you could go under the "sweep away fences". That's a pretty good indication that a very long stretch of the river is...
by bassackwards
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fence Across San Gabriel
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

Fence Across San Gabriel

I noticed that there is a fence across the north fork of the San Gabriel. Does anyone know how far up the fork is considered a navigable waterway? The river alternates narrow sections with pools that probably are 30 feet wide, and the banks are probably at least 30 feet wide in most places. Who coul...
by bassackwards
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Joe Robinson's Ultralight Spinning Concept
Replies: 19
Views: 12405

Re: Joe Robinson's Ultralight Spinning Concept

Cress, those are some very impressive fish--especially for ultralight spinning tackle. When are you coming back to TX? I usually catch more fish with a fly rod than with UL spinning tackle. Maybe it's my lack of spinning technique. Maybe it has something to do with the shallow water that I typically...
by bassackwards
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Reimer's Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

Re: Reimer's Ranch

The road to the upper parking area was no problem for my Honda Fit. Some people were spinning out further down the road, so I opted not to go any farther. After hiking down the road, I saw that I probably could have made it all the way down. The trick would be to stay out of the deep ruts. The fishi...
by bassackwards
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Reimer's Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

Re: Reimer's Ranch

Thanks for the info. Do you hike all the way up to Hamilton Pool Rd from Reimers?
by bassackwards
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Reimer's Ranch
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

Reimer's Ranch

How fishable is it without a boat? I'm tempted not to bring my kickboat. I heard that they don't let you park near the river anymore. I also heard that you can drive down to drop off your boat, but the road may be rough. Are the roads OK for my Honda Fit?
by bassackwards
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Catching Carp
Replies: 13
Views: 5862

Re: Catching Carp

I have seen both suckers and carp in the Colorado. Jumping tends to indicate that they are more interested in spawning than eating.
by bassackwards
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: San Gabriel
Replies: 0
Views: 4020

San Gabriel

I did some scouting at Tejas Camp yesterday. The river is still barren from drying up over the summer and getting scoured by more recent flooding. The water was extremely clear, and the only signs of life I saw were 2 carp half a mile downstream. The lake has backed up to the first deep section belo...
by bassackwards
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What are you tying for the Guad this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 6113

I tie those red sparkle nymphs with small red wire for the body on a size 16 or 18 scud hook. They aren't that different from the disco midges. Maybe the trout think they are emerging midges.

Are there scuds as far down as Rio? What size is most common?
by bassackwards
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What are you tying for the Guad this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 6113

What are you tying for the Guad this year?

Dave Whitlock got me thinking about Red Fox Squirrel Nymphs to imitate scuds and larger mayflies. I'm also going to tie some thread midges, RS2s, and sparkle nymphs. BTW, what the heck do trout think red sparkle nymphs are?
by bassackwards
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Llano river nymph tips
Replies: 17
Views: 10040

Try a Briminator: http://www.texasflyreport.com/patterns/ ... aspx?id=26

You can dead drift it like a nymph, swing it like a soft hackle, or strip it. They rio grande perch will devour it.
by bassackwards
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Tejas Lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 3630

The water is usually low, slow, and barren by this time of year. The south fork of the San Gabriel at 183 is a better bet. There have also been some good reports about the fishing downstream from the dam at San Gabriel park in Georgetown.
by bassackwards
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: San Gabriel @ Granger Scouting Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 3165

I fished Circleville last weekend. It should be pretty good now that the weather has warmed up. Look for all the cars parked on the side of the road and follow the stairs down to the river. There are some good open spots for casting on the other side of the river. I saw someone catch a nice crappie....