Tag: fly fishing for sand bass

Rare February Fish Flash!

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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fly fishing for Sand Bass on Fly February 2016

With these long running flows coming out of local lakes, I figured it was time to see if all that water combined with this yo-yo weather was producing any fish activity. Sure enough, my second cast with one of my Clousers on a circle jig hook set true in the lip of a large sand bass. There’s more …

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FISH FLASH

Plenty of Texas fly guides make plenty of money booking clients for this kind of action. Do you want me to get you to this spot and show you the techniques that will help you catch these fantastic, I mean LARGE, sand bass, and maybe some great hybrids? Well, I am available and you can contact me by e mail at fly@texasflycaster.com.

If you want to DIY it, go ahead and spend that dime, and go catch some fish! —

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Fly Fishing Lewisville Lake Part 1 — On the Taint

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

fly fishing for sand bass in texasDenton is still a place where you don’t have to go real far to get far. Take the Clear Creek confluence with the Elm Fork Trinity “ditch” as I call it.

Of course you already know this branch of the Trinity, the Elm Fork, ties the chain links of Lake Ray Roberts and Lewisville Lake together, with the dam at Ray Roberts being the outflow, and a very convoluted, oft obstructed and these years very low Trinity running down through the Greenbelt Corridor and “flowing” into Lewisville Lake.

Since we’ve been all over the Greenbelt – in past posts here – and since we are concentrating on every single facet, every orifice of Lewisville Lake, we should start at one spot that has the potential every year, for good sand bass and good crappie action. That place is in the taint. It taint Ray Roberts, taint Lewisville either, but it is where you can get a sense that things are changing in the waterway.

On the calmest of times, with no drainage, the Clear Creek can be placid, without flow, and without fish; a backwash if you will, for Lewisville Lake. And if you know anything about that lake, you know it’s some foul backwashing that comes from there.

However, when Clear Creek does its duty, and drains like a North Texas creek drains – during rain “events” in the spring – it can entice fish to begin their migrational spawning move from Lewisville Lake, all the way up to the confluence, and into Clear Creek and further up the Trinity.

NOTE – I am a strong proponent of catch-and-release of ALL fish from Lewisville Lake. These are some of the most tasty species (sand bass and crappie), but it’s Lewisville Lake. I have taken a few fish once they have had time to be fighting creek currents for a few weeks though. I guess, in my mind, I believe they can be purified by constant fresh water circulation. Please consider, at least, moderating your intake of Lewisville fish.

When I said, you didn’t have to go far to get far, here’s what I mean –

If you drive out north of Denton on Loop 288, and take the familiar 428 toward the north, the first road you encounter is 

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Sand Bass SNAFU – YouTube Are You Listening?

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Uggggghhh! For whatever reason, the de-facto compressor of all things video – YouTube – has chosen to default all videos I upload to the Texas Fly Caster Channel as “Private,” so feel free to watch this video again for the first time, and the best way to get through this (if I’m not mistaken) is to go to YouTube and suscribe to the Texas Fly Caster Channel. If you do that, you will be notified of new videos without having to come to the site – although I would have no clue why you wouldn’t want to visit the site! I apologize for this inconvenience.

Later today I will be running a story on the iPhone 5. Is it the best fly fishing camera ever?

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Sand Bass on Fly – It’s a Texas Thing

| April 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

In North Texas, spring has been an on-again-off-again thing. Today, ambient temps are in the upper 30’s and expected to be in the 60’s for highs. That’s just not right. If you couple these late April weather swings with the continuation of our spreading drought, all I can say is; when someone says they’re biting, you better have your rod loaded and ready to go. My FISH FLASHes that have been going out in April have a shelf life as short as a day, and finding patterns … it just isn’t lasting that long.

There’s plenty of down and dirty ditch creek fishing locally, and more power to those folks is all I can say. The experiences in the stretch I fish are a little less pounded and a lot less crowded. If I can just get work to get out of the way, there’s a lot of fishing to do all over Texas right now. As for the sand bass running here, it was over almost as soon as it started, and there are no crappie following as in years past (so far).

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