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Old 05-03-2011, 09:14 AM
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I waited too long to go hit this section of river.

A front came through and cooled things off a bit, so I got to take it easy hitting the road, and grabbed some machacado and horchata.
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Being a few miles from the headwaters, I figured it would be skinny, but there was even less to it than I expected
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Don't matter, the fish were plentiful, even though the top half was all sunfish,
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And then the bass showed up hungry, and some were quite pretty
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A little river can still cut big rocks
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After fishing down a long curved section, I had a long straight walk back to the car. It was a little unnerving to not see my car until I was almost back to it. (wasn't 100% confident in the legality of my parking spot)
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But, I decided I wasn't done yet, grabbed two beers, and hit the section upstream from the crossing I parked at. The best bass of the day was all of 80' from the car.
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That ended up in a big swimmin' hole pool pretty quick, but was a gorgeous little section, and still produced 30 fish or so.
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Even though I did break off a 5lb+ catfish, it was still a damn fine day of head clearin'. 80+ on a 3wt is a fine time.

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Old 05-03-2011, 09:54 AM
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BigCliff: Thanks for the trip report, that is a very nice looking area (good to see something besides snow or leaveless trees). Congrats on the great looking fish! Like you said it must have been fun on a 3 wt.

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Like Larry I'm all about that no snow and green stuff The day looks like it was a beauty Cliff, plenty of fish, warm weather, cool water and some beer back in the cooler. The pictures are great and when you put up a bunch like this I feel like I got to know the place.
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Great report Cliff...for sure a nice place to fish
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Great report and pics! I agree with you comment about those bass being pretty! They sure get colorful down that way. I love mixed bag fishing like that and the day you described sounds like getting close to heaven for sure!
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Nice day! Hey, is that a cichlid in pic #12? milt.
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Nice report, good day of solid fishing. I am in Ohio and have a bunch of family in Oklahoma and Texas and have fished some areas but I have never seen a fish like that before from the wild it looks like a cichlid, as Im a geek about aquariums and have seen African ones in an aquarium but never seen one with such a tall body like that one. Care to share about it if you know more about it? Thanks!

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That indeed is a Rio Grand Cichlid that Cliff caught. It is a blast to catch. You would swear it lost 6" and 1/2 pound after you land one. The fight is great.

Nice report Cliff. Days like that are definitely are one of the pleasures of living in Texas in the spring.
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Nice report Cliff. Thanks. Looked like a fun day.
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Great looking spot...looks like some of the places I used to sneak off to go fishing when I was a kid. I felt like nobody had ever been there before.
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