I visited my usual haunts on the Paluxy this weeked; a stretch between big rocks and the Brazos and an area down stream of Dinosaur Valley State Park. I consider this my river. I have visited it since I was a kid and have fished it a couple dozen times in the last few years. It is beautiful and rarely dissapoints. That was the case this weekend.
This was the largest bass of the day, I hooked a 4 or 5 pounder but my #10 nymph couldn't keep the connection for me!
I rigged up a popper dropper rig with a # 10 Solar Flare Boogle Bug and a 3 foot section of 3x fluorocaron ending in this new bead headed Bee fly. It really did the trick on the sunfish in the deeper sections. I caught around a dozen Black Crappie and about as many chunky Red Ears.
After lunch I made my way to a different section of the river that was only around 2 feet deep and gin clear. The number of fish was amazing. Suckers, Carp, 4 species of sunfish, catfish, large mouths and spotted bass and turtles everywhere... The best part of the day was stumbling on a colonial nesting site of red ears. Site casting to big, spooky sunfish in a foot of water was awesome.
Check out those colors...
Stop bugging me
Crawfish, its whats for dinner!
In the shallow water this natural colored hares ear worked well
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