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Old 08-25-2008, 06:29 PM
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Default Gray day on the Medina

Saturday, I headed up to the trusty Medina with plans to use the float tube. Flooding has changed the shape of the river in the spots I was planning to float, so I hoofed it instead. Found a spot I've not fished before, rigged up the short 5 with the line for the long 6 I planned on swingin from the tube, and climbed in.

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I quickly caught a Rio Grande Perch on a popper, but he was quicker than the photographer. This guy wasn't though.

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River got prettier as it got skinnier.

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Got about a mile away from where I started and found a much bigger pool with some deep water and cover off to one side. I tied on a popper to poke in the open spots in the cover, and of course a fleet of 2' long bottom feeders cruise up. Caught a few sunfish on the popper but nothing sizeable.
I went a bit further up and found a shaded spot with less to hang on underneath it. I tied on a brass eyed Clouser colored like a Striper, and after a few casts hooked into this-

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Good times on a 5wt.

Oh yeah, can anybody explain this? The cactus really was growing out of a dead tree-

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Very pretty little run with a few fish in the pool at the bottom.

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Another storm was coming in, so I headed back to the car. Had this gorgeous site waiting for me near the car-

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Not my most action packed day on that river, but still good stuff. Big fish on a 5wt are damn fun.
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Default Re: Gray day on the Medina

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Sounds like a great day on the water!! Nice pics thanks for sharing with those of who have been too busy to get out lately.
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Big Cliff - Great pics...brought back alot of memories. I used to fish the Medina when I was stationed at Kelly AFB in the late 70's.....Being a poor GI I had to find fun on the cheap...my wife and baby son would go with me... I would fish and then we would have a picnic. Now the son is 34...time flies..but your pics brought back some wonderful memories....Thanks
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Cliff is that north or south of hwy 90?

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WAY north. Just upstream of Bandera.
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