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Capt. JP
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Post by Capt. JP » Thu May 01, 2008 11:24 pm

Made a road trip from Katy to the western edge of the hill country. Pretty good trip with most of the bass caught in the deeper holes using a sink tip line. Very clear water as I found out the hard way. Stepped off into what I thought was 2 feet deep and wound up drowning my cell phone that was in my shirt pocket. Only saw one other person on the river and he stayed next to the crossing. I walked a good ways and found fish in every deep run with numerous bass and perch in each one. Saw some huge catfish but never caught one.
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Post by LabRat » Fri May 02, 2008 7:04 am

Very nice!
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Post by d ayer » Fri May 02, 2008 9:10 am

Specific spot not required, but what river?

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Post by Capt. JP » Fri May 02, 2008 4:12 pm

Nueces above Uvalde. I walked the river Friday afternoon, floated on Saturday, and walked a bit Sunday Morning. There are a few low water crossings to explore but you sometimes had to walk a bit to find fishable(deeper) water. I would not make another float at this time due to low flow and I had stiff head winds all day. Most of the fishing on the float day consisted of paddling up and then parking boat and wade fishing. Not to mention all the boat dragging. Made for a long day but was worth it.
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Post by Ron Mc » Mon May 05, 2008 12:53 pm

Last summer, we had an amazing day above Barksdale.
At any tree making shade over the river, we caught about 50 bass.
It would start with the 6"ers and steadily increase in size as the feeding frenzy ensued, lasting about a half-hour. We caught bass up to 22".
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Post by TrentW » Tue May 13, 2008 9:08 am

The Nueces river has to be one of the clearest in TX. It is one of my fav. rivers to run out to when gas was $2 a gallon.
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Post by Ron Mc » Tue May 13, 2008 10:55 am

we need to talk Jimbo into a run

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Post by Jimbo Roberts » Tue May 13, 2008 9:46 pm

I'm ready! Waaaa Hoooo..... I feel like Harrison Ford playing Han Solo in Star Wars coming to the rescue..... "Now blow this thing kid and let's get out here!" I've been thinking about many places from last year: North Fork, Sabinal, Nueces and the roads that take us there. We also need to hit the Frio this year! We need to go soon! Jimbo

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Post by CSJ » Wed May 14, 2008 9:34 am

Last time I drove through there to the Frio, they had a fence completely across both sides of the bridge.
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Post by Ron Mc » Wed May 14, 2008 9:44 am

none of those creeks are navigable, so the landowners are fully within their rights to fence it - we need to send Jimbo with a peace offering. (I also didn't post the name of that creek here when I posted those photos..)
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Post by CSJ » Wed May 14, 2008 12:07 pm

Oops...sorry.

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