Another New Species Caught

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Jimbo Roberts
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Another New Species Caught

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:34 pm

Well my forearm is finally starting to function after a long bout with tennis elbow. It's not 100% but it certainly can stand some light flyfishing. I was thinking about fishing the Llano, but I slept through my alarm and it was well after 9 when I got out of bed. I really should have it wired to dump a bucket of water on me when it goes off, I need to work on that. Well even with the Guadalupe just flowing 60cfs, at least it is close, so I would run up there for some afternoon fishing.
I started out fishing the big pools around Mountain Breeze. The river was not too crowded, but the water is easily slited up at these flow levels. I moved up the bank fishing small poppers at first catching Perch and the occasional Bass.
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The catching was slow like it usually is during the middle of the day with all the tubers splashing around and doing what comes natural while floating down a river.
About 4pm I moved downstream to fish the River Bluff area. The first good move I made was switching to a Dragon Fly nymph. On the first cast I hooked and landed a nice Goggleeye.
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It was the first of four I caught in the area.....
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One was about 11-12", one of the biggest I've ever caught. Unfortunately, I left the fish in the water while getting my camera out and it slipped the hook. A few minutes later the river made up for it with a nice smallie.....
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Working down river I added a charteruse prince as a dropper and it too paid off....
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The catching was definitely improving now that most of the tubers were off the river.....
While fishing a great little hole I had another little tap. I set the hook. At first it felt like I hooked the bottom, but then it started to move downstream in the current. Just a steady slow move downstream. I was fishing 3X to the dragon fly and 4X to the prince so I decided to put some heat on my prey or I might loose to the current downstream. Slowly I stopped it's downstream march. I then turned it and now I had it coming towards me. Then it poked through the surface and there it was, another first for me on the Guadalupe.....











































I'm not sure if it is a new species, but it was nothing like I've seen before. It definitely was a large mouthed critter.....
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I think I will name it Ped Magnus Guadalupano.
Jimbo
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bhigdon

Re: Another New Species Caught

Post by bhigdon » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:03 pm

Jimbo, have you tried behind Rocky Beach?

Jimbo Roberts
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Re: Another New Species Caught

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:17 pm

I haven't fished Rocky in quite some time. I know there are fish there, but of course someone told me that it is best fished from a boat. Hint Hint.
Jimbo

bhigdon

Re: Another New Species Caught

Post by bhigdon » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:21 pm

We need to do a float next week if you can. I been scouting some great spots.

fichef
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Re: Another New Species Caught

Post by fichef » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:22 pm

As always, another great story from on the water Jimbo. No one uses the hook of suspense like you.
Ambiflydexterous:

The ability to tie a nail knot, or any other of several fly fishing knots, equally well with either hand.

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