Monday, March 29, 2010

A Good Weekend

Saturday and Sunday were warm and windy here in N. Tejas....

I went out to a pond in Garland where I had previously caught a number of small bass, hoping to catch an elusive Warmouth...

I didn't manage a Warmouth, but I had a good time and caught a total of 7 nice bass...





This is a pretty neat pond, Brian D. a fellow poster on told me about it originally. I came to find out about it after replying to a post where he asked for help identifying a fish ( a Warmouth) that he caught there last fall.

On saturday I was approached by a homeowner and we struck up a conversation and he informed me that when they were first filling up the pond they sucked water through a 4" pipe from the nearby creek. If I am not mistaken the creek White Rock Creek, the same creek they damed to White Rock Lake in Dallas. That beign a natural creek, and the Warmouth being a native fish not usually stocked by TPW may account for it being present in the pond. A 4" pipe would make a nice highway for a fingerling Sunfish.

Late sunday afternoon I revisited the pond behind the Church across the street an hooked 4 more small bass and a blue gill.


It is a really nice pond that extends into what appears to be an oxbow of the main creek that runs through the area.
Nice view of a clouser tied for me by Gene Bethea, he can also be found on

Thanks for looking! Tight Lines!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Damn Bass...

Daingerfield denies me a pickerel once again.....but I got a bass


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Broke in the 3wt

I went to Mckinny and broke in the new TFO Pro-series 3wt. 7'6" of bass slayin' badassarie!

It was my first time using the popper dropper rig I learned from Don at Popper was a yellow foam spider, the droppper one of breambugs electric blue north fork nymphs.




Even little Emalie did some damage!

4 bass and 1 red ear, not bad for a an hour and a half.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Aye Chihuahua!

As some of you know, my crafty wife makes clothes for small dogs!

Go check out her etsy store and outfit your little pup for spring!

Black Light Fly Box

It would be awsome to cast one of these into a group of ravers....
UV Flies

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Upside Down Craw Dad

Recently my good friends at sent me some samples of a new fly, the Upside Down Bream Killer. Its a great fly that rides hook up for those tight spots, looks natural, and comes in a few color combinations; olive, black & red and chartreuse. I had luck using the UDBK this fall in some heavily fished water and so my fly box now has a good supply of them. I suggested to Don that he needed to make one in a rust coloration, something that resembled a small crayfish:

The Upside Down Craw-Dad!
Head on over to and pick one up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It won't be long now...

“No man is really happy or safe without a hobby, and it makes precious little difference what the outside interest may be.....anything will do, so long as he straddles a hobby and rides it hard.”

We wait with baited breath for spring here in North Texas. I need to shake off the cobwebs, put away the video games and hit the water.

Hopefully fishy pictures will adorn my blog before too long?