2016 Texas hybrids on fly action was epic because of heavy spring rains and flooding that caused the dams to release water that triggered the hybrid bite.
The rare occurrence of hybrid bass, or palmetto bass, making their way all the way from Lake Lewisville to the end of the line at Lake Ray Roberts dam happened in 2010. It was a phenomenon that was on for a few days and done. It is very rare and requires many different variables to combine into something akin to a lightning strike. As of 2013, this has not happened here again – to this size and quantity. I caught the largest hybrid that would have been recorded for Texas, on fly rod, (here the previous day) before I took a few friends out to show them the action.
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I am a professional photographer, writer and fly fishing guide in North Texas, USA. Feel free to click around and read more in depth! I believe you will find the ten years of information here valuable. I know fishermen have a reputation as bald faced liars, but I am a journalist first. Therefore, I cannot tell a lie. The good, bad and ugly - all are covered here where Fly Fishing Culture on the Skids originated.