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by cresswellcharles
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Hitting the Hill Country
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Re: Hitting the Hill Country

Jimbo,

Thanks for reminding us of how fortunate we are to have essentially unspoilt waters to enjoy. I really enjoyed your thoughts and photographs.
Cress
by cresswellcharles
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: On the Blanco 8-15-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

On the Blanco 8-15-2012

Differences provide the contrast to identify. Lake Okoboji in far northwest Iowa retains a portion of the 150’ deep glacially carved loneliness natural North American water bodies once possessed. Ninety percent is highly developed, fishing you share with all. We returned to the Hill Country after tw...
by cresswellcharles
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Okoboji-Not the Hill Country
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Okoboji-Not the Hill Country

Ann and I are spending the summer at her family cottage on Lake Okoboji, Iowa. The lake itself is glacially created and spring fed. Record Muskie have been taken from the lake. Fishing off the cottage dock puts you in water 10 plus feet deep. Fly fishing is particularly challenging. There are no acc...
by cresswellcharles
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: On the Blanco Nov 14th 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: On the Blanco Nov 14th 2011

Thanks for the information. Since the forum is for GRTU members only, my thought process was to reach members and non-members, post twice. Now that I'm thinking on the subject, posting twice is a waste. GRTU lease members who might be interested in non-member topics can go there.

Cress
by cresswellcharles
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: On the Blanco Nov 14th 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

On the Blanco Nov 14th 2011

My friend Gary and I fished the Blanco last week. When we left to begin fishing, my river thermometer said 58 degrees. Fishing was pretty good and the day enjoyable. This morning the water temperature was 68 degrees and overcast skies. I thought I would post photos of the day. Common knowledge that ...
by cresswellcharles
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: On The Blanco 4-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3194

On The Blanco 4-14-2011

Dale and Cal arrived at the house in time to be on the Blanco by 9:30. I had previously met Dale on line through this forum. He and his friend Cal are both members of the Waco fly fishing club, and expressed an interest in fishing the Blanco. Days before when I talked to Dale by phone as to how long...
by cresswellcharles
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: On the Blanco, Feb 20th 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 3083

On the Blanco, Feb 20th 2011

I was lucky enough to get an underwater shot. Fly fishing the other rivers in the Hill Country is beginning to pick up. http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/ypiecwc/P2201704.jpg http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/ypiecwc/P2201705.jpg http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/ypiecwc/P220170...
by cresswellcharles
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Joe Robinson's Ultralight Spinning Concept
Replies: 19
Views: 12633

Re: Joe Robinson's Ultralight Spinning Concept

Just to make it clear that I'm not jigging. I'm casting then retrieving at a pace that keeps the flure just above the weed beds, most of the time. The jig hook sits up when retrieved and supplies its own weight. I think the rig 's success in part is there are no swivels, weights, etc.
Cress
by cresswellcharles
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Joe Robinson's Ultralight Spinning Concept
Replies: 19
Views: 12633

Re: Joe Robinson's Ultralight Spinning Concept

I'm compelled to respond about Joe's system. I've used his ultralight set-up since spring. I've been fortunate enough to be at Lake Okoboji in northwestern Iowa since June 11th. I brought all my stuff this year. This is a family owned cottage (Ann's) and I elect not to use the boat. Every morning I ...