Monday, November 30, 2009

Athens, Purtis Creek and Mckinny

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving, we sure did!

Emalie and I went to Athens on friday and had a pretty good time at the freshwater fisheries center. The cold water made many of the fish reluctant to bite, but we each caught a quite a few fish.
My first cat on the fly!
Nice green sunfish

Athens is a blast..the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is like a playground!

On Friday afternoon we scoped out Lake Tyler East and West but came to the determination that we would wait to fish there...

Saturday morning I woke up and mad my way to Tyler State Park. The park is beautiful and reminds me of Daingerfield in its basic shape, size of lake and facilities. The only thing missing was the fish, so I left empty handed.

Later in the day we stopped at Purtis Creek State Park and saw a number of fish crashing the surface, probably a few Bass here and there engulfing some unfortunate thing. Emalie managed 3 fish, of which she reminded me repeatedly on the way home...

Sunday I woke up and went to my spot in Mckinny and....I TORE IT UP!!!
Managed to land 26 fish and lost another 5 or so...
The fish were all really light bluegills and nice redears:

Not bad for a couple hours in rainy 40 degree weather!

Monday, November 23, 2009

tied a few flies

I'll do this post a little out of order. ..

On saturday evening I was watchign some movies with Em and I decided to break out the vise. I wanted to tie a few variations on the Humbug sol by

The ones they sell are a little fat for me, alot of material...I wanted to tie some heavier ones that were at the same time a little leaner.

I will post my creations tommaro, but for now I leave you with a picture of the one that caught the fish. Its amazing something this ugly look edible.


The bream fishing has slowed down. I noticed quite a few bass this weekend but they were so tuned into the glass minnows that it has been difficult to get their attention.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Circle 10 Charity Shoot

Spent the morning at a charity shoot for the Circle 10 Council.

The glorious team 11B!

l 2 R:
Me, Ross, Joan, Bedford, and Nathan


Monday, November 9, 2009

Mckinny Gills and Lots of Bass

I went out to Mckinny early on saturday and caugth a few nice gills. On Sunday me and Sterling went back and got into a few fish again.





Sterling (the best man at my wedding) with a Crappie: "Hey dude I caught a bass!"

Going to try to fish somemore this week...sometime?
Drake Films tour on Wed
Got a Sporting clay event on Thursday
Mabye going deer hunting this weekend with pops.

Busy bee.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This is Fly

I don't usually go in for the whole "online magazine" but this is awsome.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spooktacular Fishing

On friday I had to head out to Arlington to pick Emalie up from her moms house, prior to that I stopped at a new place I found in Flowermound. I managed to hook 25+ sunfish of various pedigree and had a good time doing it.

On sunday morning I took advantage of the great weather and hit up my normal spot in Mckinny. I was able to land two really nice bass, and saw about a dozen others. The water is very clear and the fish are predominantly feeding on glass minnows. I had luck watching them crash the bait fish and then throwing my popper right into the frenzy.

I took Emalie back to Flowermound on sunday evening and she caught a mess of panfish. Then we got Panda Express!