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Sunday, September 14, 2014

To A River This Round!

Headed up to Oklahoma on a whim to the Lower Mountain Fork River at Beaver Bend State Park for a chance at some Rainbow Trout.

Since the trip was last minute, stopped by the Beaver Bend Fly Shop for some tips and to pick up suggested fishing flies and other tackle. Good information about fishing the Blue and Red Zones to include special regulations like the Name and License Number Tag for your stringer.

Interesting place with a number of little, wild Rainbow Trout caught and released, a Stocker Rainbow Trout caught and kept, and then a Bruiser Rainbow Trout hooked but lost while attempting to land it.  Also, caught and released a Brown Trout (first one ever!).

Did see others catching some nice fish, and then watched several rises where the little, wild Rainbow Trout were actively feeding on something rising to the surface. Took the aquarium net out and dipped it in the river; guess... tiny "somethings" that looked smaller than a size 26... tried several midge patterns and had several takes using a size 26 Trico just could not set the hook in time.

Oh well, still lotta fun going to a new place!



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Friday, September 12, 2014

Allen Fishing League!

For those in the local area, the City of Allen is starting up a fishing league! Check it out when you get a chance!

Allen Fishing League - Video Channel
Allen Fishing League - Facebook


The Allen Fishing League is designed to develop your child's passion for fishing and to add some fun to their game. League consists of five weeks and five mini tournaments. Stop by Joe Farmer Recreation Center to pick up your angler's packet before September 22 and may the best angler win!
Cost: $25Age: 12 years+Location: Offsite/JFRC
Meeting times: Mondays September 22 - October 20
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Online registration code 44203 (Optional)
Meeting times: Mondays September 22 - October 20Time: 5-7 p.m.
Online registration code 44203 (Optional)


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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Texoma This Sunday Afternoon

Put in at Lighthouse Marina on Lake Texoma this afternoon. Had to play it by ear for a little while as the rains passed through. Once things cleared up a little, launched from the Personal Watercraft Boat Ramp. Nice looking sandy beach and a shallow "flats" like area that looked promising.

Trolled with a Jig and Fluke and hooked up with a Largemouth Bass. Kept at it with a couple missed strikes, and then switched to a Rat-L-Trap. A Smallmouth Bass went for the Rat-L-Trap, and then no more strikes. Finally, went with a Slab and Jig Rig and had a Striped Bass take the Slab!

So, ended the trip with three fish - a Largemouth Bass, a Smallmouth Bass, and a Striped Bass. All were small but going to count as a Texoma Slam(?)... :-)



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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Jug Lining This Morning

Did some Jug Lining this morning at Lake Lavon. Put in at Little Ridge Park by the Power Plant.  Baited up with Shad and then waited for about a half-hour before the first bite. 

Turned out to be a Catfish that went 20". A few more strikes and missed hook sets, and then had another Catfish take that went just over 22". Then, had a little Catfish strike that we let go. Kept at it for a few more, and managed to get a Catfish that went 19"!

Overall, action was slower than other trips but Catfish seemed larger this time. Fun morning!




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Monday, September 01, 2014

Texoma at Eisenhower State Park This Round

Went Kayak Fishing yesterday for a chance at some Stripers. Launched at the boat ramp in Eisenhower State Park. Before launching though, stopped by the Marina Store and checked out the large Carp and Catfish that lurk nearby. Paid the $1 for the "fish food" and fed the fish. Bruisers are still there; unfortunately, they were the closest we came to a Bruiser this round.

Fished all day and saw lots of boaters, wind picked up later as well.  Worked the rocks along the shoreline and caught a 15" Smallmouth Bass after several hours without a strike.

Kept working the shoreline as well as deeper water without success for the remainder of the day. And then, while heading back to the boat ramp, notice fish were chasing the small minnows in the area. After a while casting to them, had a strike and a miss, and then short after the miss had a really skinny 18" Striper take the lure!

Had used Rat-T-Traps, Diving Crankbaits, Slabs and Crappie Jigs, and almost every lure in the tackle box. What finally worked... Blue/White Jigs that we bought from Dave's Ski and Tackle several years ago!

Overall, had a fun time. Sure beats work, and had another good workout. But, did see a couple of instances that reminded us to be careful on the water.

  • Someone was troubleshooting their boat; would not start. Was resting against the boat dock. Their kids were sitting in front of the boat on the dock. Engine started and was in gear. Boat went rammed the boat dock and nearly ran over one of the kids. Close call. Luckily, no one was hurt.
  • Jet Skier was on his jet ski towing a capsized jet ski. Not sure what happened but it looked like no one was hurt as well
Also, stopped by Denison Dam Tailrace to check out the water flow. Did not see fish, and noted the sulphur smell from the Lake turning over. Included some video in the clip below.

Till next time... Good Luck and Good Fishing!



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Afternoon Round... Went Kayak Fishing

Decided to do some kayak fishing this afternoon. Opted for Collin Park Marina as we never been there before. Boat ramp was really busy and the parking area was packed.

Luckily, was able to use a parking area near the picnic/beach area. A short portage later, was in the water working the Tire Reef that surrounds the marina. Glad the kayak weighs only 38 pounds!

Fished the area for about two hours; action was slow with one missed strike and one little White Bass. Still had a fun time; even got a workout in!




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Craft Fur Streamer This Time

Fished Bethany this morning. Late start; had some work to be done before we could go fishing. Used the 5-Weight Fly Rod and a Craft Fur Streamer we made earlier this year. Managed three Bass and a missed hook set this round. No Bruisers with the smallest one being a scrappy Fingerling Bass!



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Crankbait Again This Round

Fished Bethany again this evening. Same setup as yesterday - a crankbait. Ended up catching several Bass; did miss a couple as well. No worries. Good to wet a line before the start of the weekend!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Crankbait This Round

Fished Bethany this evening. Had a short while before the sunset; managed to catch several Bass, missed a couple of Bass, and then hooked into a nice Catfish! All went for a crankbait!




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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Another Round at Texoma

Decided to give Lake Texoma another go this Saturday morning. Put in a Highport Marina, and then paddled out to one of the Lake's islands.  Set up with a tandem-rig with a Rat-L-Trap on bottom and a Tube Fly Jig above it.

Caught little Stripers, a Catfish, and Gaspergou. The Stripers were caught trolling, sight casting from the kayaks, as well as wade fishing from the shallows. At times, had schools of Stripers boiling around us while wading!

Lots of fun, and had a great workout too!



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