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| May 16, 2008 | 4 Comments

fly fishing for texas largemouth bass

The Meat Whistle hit square on the thickest part of a large partially submerged shrub with an audible knock, like I was knocking on wood for luck. As soon as it hit the water a largemouth bass roiled it in like a Dyson 


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  1. Dusty says:

    Thanks for the info. I guess I need to get a boga as I must be bad at sight judging. I do not think I have seen any 8-9 pounders, but it could just be me. We should all do a float from Hwy 16 to Hwy 4 on the Brazos and some of those huge guys. Or, if y’all head to the Trinity in Ft.W, let me know. The Elm Fork of the Trinity runs right behind my house and is about 6-8 kilometers down from the Lewisville dam. We could all put in at the LLELA and pull out behind my place. I have seen some good sized ones in there as well.

  2. jhays says:

    Dusty –

    Honestly, a BIG carp for us on the flats of Ray Roberts is 8-9 pounds – I’ve only seen a few +10 in the skinny water (it’s definately a QUANTITY vs. size fishery). Larger ones will tail in 2-3 feet of water and can be stalked with a boat but it’s tough.

    Lake Kiowa (if you have access) has some of the biggest carp I’ve seen/caught – 15 to 20 pounds. The trinity in FW holds some true monsters as well, in fairly shallow water – just west of Hulen/Bellaire intersection – park in the back of the strip mall and walk down the jogging trail to spot fish.

  3. Dusty says:

    Greetings TFC!
    Joel, if I wanted to get into some truly magnanimous carp, where in N. Texas should I be fishing? Shannon and I found some nice ones this past weekend, but I doubt they would stress a Boga more than 5+/- lbs. I have seen some huge ones while floating the Brazos, but I am looking for something a little more local. Can they be found where Shannon and I fished this past weekend?

    Did Shannon share with you le mouche du jour?

    Shannon-How about a carp-tie some time?


  4. Joel Hays says:

    We will catch more carp than you can imagine NEXT Saturday! (and yes, there are THINGS living in that shelter!)

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