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by portalto
Thu May 07, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Help Me Choose a Boat
Replies: 24
Views: 9945

Great discussion . The bottom line is there is no one craft. If you are going to fish often and varied waters you need variety of crafts. I have settled on an Ultimate 12 for Central Texas Rivers and Rocky Mountain Lakes,ie Spinney Reservoir ,the lakes of Grand Mesa,etc. At the coast it is all about...
by portalto
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Riemer's Ranch Whites
Replies: 4
Views: 3562

When the water is this low the best white bass action on Lake Travis is between the narrows and Max Starke Dam. Look on the LCRA website for the accesses. With a kayak or small boat you can access the whole area.
by portalto
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Guadalupe Green Fly
Replies: 12
Views: 9708

The Guadalupana has a body of peacock herl that really seems to work well.
by portalto
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Guadalupe Green Fly
Replies: 12
Views: 9708

That is an interesting and easy to tie fly. I have had good luck in years past on an olive leech pattern in 12 or 14.
by portalto
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Colorado Bend
Replies: 11
Views: 7477

Colorado Bend

The Bend is totally hot with very large fish. About a mile and half above the campground where the shallows begin is jammed with fish.
by portalto
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Heading to Reimer's Ranch in the morning - advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 10016

There is a lot of water out there this year and it is very clear. I don't think you can cross anywhere without getting very deep. You can wade the gravel bar where you first come down to the river and upstream from that it gets very deep. There may be new gravel bars downstream but the river gets a ...
by portalto
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Granger
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

It is a couple of miles from the primitive boat launch to the steps but you can start fishing about a half a mile after launching. It is easy paddling with little current and lots of flora and fauna to observe.
by portalto
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Granger
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

I fished from the bank of the river between Lake Granger and hiway 95. I usually put in my kayak at the primitive boat launch and then paddle upstream. The river flow is less than last year.
by portalto
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Granger
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

Granger

Since I cannot seem to catch any fish on the Guadalupe this year I took myself up to the SanGabriel River below Circleville and low and behold there were white bass there. Caught a half a dozen in a couple of hours. All males I believe from 6 to 13 inches. Let the games begin. The river was totally ...
by portalto
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: cape vs saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 5745

Conranch

Thanks for the info. Talked to Dennis and he explained how you get both a saddle and cape with him. The whole skin. He was very helpful and I ordered a black and a dun which he said really would make Nemes type soft hackles beautifully and took the time to explain exactly how to tie them. Quite a ba...
by portalto
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: cape vs saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 5745

cape vs saddle

Am going to buy a couple of the JV Hens that have been talked about here for soft hackles. All the hen feathers I have already are capes. What would be the difference between capes and saddles for hen necks. Which have you bought and why? The sell both for the same price. Thanks in advance for the i...
by portalto
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: roadkill coastal fly
Replies: 5
Views: 6844

I believe the pattern can be found in the book Texas Saltwater classics by Greg Berlocher.
by portalto
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Tejas Camp
Replies: 56
Views: 45374

No but nobody was spewing when caught. Caught fish til 9 this morning and then didn't see another fish.
by portalto
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Tejas Camp
Replies: 56
Views: 45374

The fish are back at Tejas. Caught around 25 this afternoon. At least half were large. Even caught one hybrid.The water is above the low water bridge down by the lake. You were right about the fish moving back up with an other rain. Good call Ron.
by portalto
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Tejas Camp
Replies: 56
Views: 45374

The whites arer mostly gone from Tejas. I guess the dropping water. Thanks for the cats whisker. Caught 10 on it this morning on the all gray. Just above the low water crossing down near the lake. One big pod of fish above the bridge. Walked all the way back and only saw fish, just a few on the whol...