Now it's winter in Texas (for it's worth), time to reminisce the sweltering heat and the fishing season just past. This year I tried to capture a bit more of pictures than before. Gave me more of a chance to brag a bit here and there during the lunch break.
This time around I was doing more of so of an exploratory fishing in and around my hometown. To my surprise I was lucky enough to find some really nice streams close to lakes and man made reservoirs which had some alligator gar, spotted gar, grass carp, common carp, LMB, white bass, stripped bass, freshwater Mullet and Tilapia! Yes, you read that right, Tilapia. Apparently they are a nuisance here in some streams. But mostly if not all freshwater. This should change next year as I am planning to get a Kayak and reach the saltwater flats close by to chase some tailing Redfish.
Since I have been fly fishing through and through, I have had some great opportunity to learn, by learn I mean several heartbreaking long-distance-releases. I had chances to improve my technique, learn the art of moving down stream, which has enabled me to cover a surprisingly long stretch of waters. Last time I checked my Fitbit, it had covered roughly a mile worth of productive water in a couple of hours.
Youtube is undoubtedly one of the best resources out there. Every weekday I used to come home and learn something new. This changed the way I was fishing, the tips and tricks has made me so much more effective on the water. Now I see that I fish more and catch more, read the water better and change my technique to suit the condition round the bend.
Without more adieu, some pics of my catch this season.
Tilapia! Fought well for their size, the big ones actually fought real well for my surprise.
Channel Catfish; caught so many of them that day.
Freshwater Mullet; some of the best fighters out there. Fought like a running train!
I will leave you with my current wet dream of what I plan to spend my future kid's college savings on.
Tight lines fellas!