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.
I quickly caught a Rio Grande Perch on a popper, but he was quicker than the photographer. This guy wasn't though.
River got prettier as it got skinnier.
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-
Good times on a 5wt.
Oh yeah, can anybody explain this? The cactus really was growing out of a dead tree-
Very pretty little run with a few fish in the pool at the bottom.
Another storm was coming in, so I headed back to the car. Had this gorgeous site waiting for me near the car-
Not my most action packed day on that river, but still good stuff. Big fish on a 5wt are damn fun.