One thing I really enjoy doing is to put up an invite on either our state board (texaskayakfisherman) or my local board (austinkayakfishing).
For this trip I posted an invite for a day trip on the local board and had two guys I'd never met before come out and run the river.
I haven't fished this section of river before, I don't know why, it's just 10 miles up river from my favorite run. It's closer to the city and just figured it was more urban than it is.
This is a 10 mile run and took 10.5 hours, about my average trip.
The water was beautiful, clear green, visibility in places was 6+ feet. Just what the bass love on the Colorado.
At the begaining of the trip the river is a little wider than my usual places down river, and the flow is being reduced so we knew right off the bat that it was going to be a long one.
Fine with me, this is the first time since spring that I've had to paddle.
The fishing got started as soon as we hit the water. My first fish on my forth cast.
My new fishing freind from AKF, Rodney, with a nice 17" Guad/SM hybrid -
My smallest - looks like a Spotted? We don't have a lot of Spots and they are mostly small. Ain't it cute.
My biggest, now this is what I came out for. 19.5"
At one spot we could see hundreds of sucker fish with nice bass mixed in, we were sight casting to the bass.
Out of 5 of us I'd look over and 3 of us had fish on.
Who lives here - wood cover on the bank, a nice hole and thick grass.
This is who -
This section has lots of nice sand and gravel bars for camping, you'll see a camping report from me soon.
As you get close to the half way point the river gets narrower and the flow picks up some, just what the Guad hybrids like, and we started to pick up some pretty ones.
Tim with a cool one-
The hybrids don't get that big, they top out at about 17". This one is only 16", but fat and heavy. They definitely fight harder than a LMB the same size.
But who dosn't love a good LMB -
And what do big LMB love?
It was a crazy day, the fish bit from beginning to end, matter of fact we had to paddle stright through the last two miles to get off before dark.
Each of us had at least 50 fish.
Everybody had their favorite bait, silver cranks for some, T-rigs, spinners; always my favorite is the jig.
We fish the cover in the slower moving areas and grass and eddies in the fast moving areas.
Great day on the water.