Post by thecroflys on Jan 24, 2021 15:18:52 GMT -6
Got a chance to go there yesterday, so I got up early, loaded my car and left Dallas at 6:00am. Got there about 9:00am and stopped by flyshop. Berta said river is good but to be careful when wading because the change the controlled flooding caused in the riverbed. Fished evening hole and hickory with euro setup. Really giving this a go. First thing I noticed is that the river was crystal clear and the river bed exposed all the beautiful colors from the rocks underfoot. It really made me think of a freestone in Colorado. River was really busy and fishing was tough. Didn’t see anyone getting much of anything. Once I had enough of the crowds, I went back downstream to the car. Hadn’t caught anything yet and it was now about 11:30am. Ditched the euro rig and set up a traditional indicator with a biot pmd nymph under an indicator. Went to the hickory bridge and it only had two fishermen on that section and about 8 people fishing bait from the bridge. Only one guy had two fish on the stringer. Another guy I met in the lot indicated someone was catching a few in the deep pool further downstream. But before that I figured to try the deep trough under and past the bridge. I landed 5 with two good size fish. All rainbows. Lost several more including one that was a break off during a run. All in all made me smile and I was grateful for the moments. Took off about 2:00pm for home after a quick lunch of coffee and trail mix/chex mix. Here’s some pictures. Water level is back to normal. Entire river is available (stop logs out still) and you can walk across the river ar swim beach.
Good stuff! Water looks beautiful. I've been starting to take these short day trips from DFW. Worth the drive to reload your batteries. I feel like driving to go fishing is also kinda good to the brain