Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fish log of 2011

It pretty much sucks compared to last year, well I guess I had hardly any time to fish this past year but the average fish was much bigger. I had a new Pb carp at 12-5oz and a new PB Buff at 19-10oz with several new species for me too. I have already caught some nice fish this year and will post them later.

Fish of 2011:

Creek Chubs-7
White Perch-1
Black Drum-1
Sw Trout-4
Atlantic Spadefish-1
River Carpsuckers-1
Channel Cats-16

Monday, December 26, 2011

New PB Buffalo, and a few tiny cats

About a week ago a few friends and I decided to try our luck at the crappie in White Rock Creek, well it didn't go so well so we decided to leave. I recommended a little pond that I knew (Caruth Park) had a few channels and some nice carp in it. We ended up catching a few each.
Talk to the fish
Townsend with a nice channel
Haha, Dylan with a little bullhead.

A few days ago I tried my luck at some carp fishing with Austin at a pond he had been having a lot of luck at lately. I didn't take me long to catch my first common at 6lbs but we then waited a few hours without a fish.Austin started talking to someone on the phone and I quickly got tired of him talking so I went out to a dock to try for some bass. I was gone for maybe 15mins but when I came back my rod was gone and Austin had something in the net while still talking on the phone. I looked down on a buffalo that went 21-2 and I was pissed. Austin took my rod, netted and landed a fish while talking on the phone the whole time. 
Shortly after I had another run and was there to get it. I did end up catching it and it was my new PB at    19-9. This fish made the whole trip worth it.
That was my last fish of the day, but Austin landed another buff and a fat channel cat. The next morning we went to Moore RD. Park for some more carp and buffs. I blanked because I left early but Austin caught this nice one before I left.

I'm leaving tomorrow for camp Cherokee in East Texas. Hopefully I'll get some nice bass and and a grass carp while I am there.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Camp Cherokee, Thanksgiving, and Lefty Kreh

Two weeks ago I did a wilderness survival camp out where I had to build my own shelter and spend the night in it as well as cook your own food and start a fire with a flint striker. I did a little fishing and caught a few bass as well as foul hooking a 30lb grass carp on a red-eye shad that shook itself off.
Yes I really did have to sleep under that. It sucked! I got bitten by every known bug indigenous to the area. 
Biggest bass of the trip.

For Thanksgiving weekend we always head up to Washington DC to my grandmothers house in Alexandria VA. Its not really a fishing trip but I did catch a few creek chub, a bass, and a pumpkinseed in the creek across the street from her house.

For school I have to do a project on an autobiography of our choice. I decided who better to do it on than Lefty Kreh. So I bought his book My Life Was This Big on my kindle. Then I remembered he was actually in town this weekend signing book down at Tailwaters Fly shop and I decided to meet the Legend for myself. I stood in the line without anything to sign but told him I bought an eBook of his and he told me a story of a year so ago where he was stranded in an airport for 7hour. The first thing he did when he got home was buy a kindle and said he doesn't go anywhere without it now. I ended up also getting a picture with him too.   

Sunday, November 13, 2011

First Koi

After years of trying and a few *almosts* I finally caught my first koi. It was a small one at only 4.25lbs but put up a great fight for its size. It ended up being the only carp and run of the day
Dylan and Townsend both caught a few little crappie.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Breckenridge Park

So I found out my little brother was going to this park for a baseball game...I've been meaning to try this spot for a long time so I asked my mom if I can and her response was "So I'm guessing there's a pond there". Yup.
I didn't want to bring any carp stuff since I didn't have much time there so I just took a bait caster and a light spinning rod for crappie. I started casting a LFT live baby shad and within 20casts I hooked something very large. It took off running about 20ft  and immediately I knew it was no bass. Shortly after I got it to the surface and saw it was a chunky carp. Now there was a major problem...I had not net and the bank below me dropped off 5ft and was covered with shrubs and bushes. I had to work the fish 50ft down the bank to a spot that wasn't weeded out and slid down the bank about 4ft to finish the fight. In all it took about 15mins to land the fish.
I somehow wrestled the fish up the bank (thank god it was only 5lbs) and took a quick picture, then slid back down the bank and threw the carp back into the water while almost falling into the water.
 I tried showing how steep the bank was in this picture but it just doesn't give it justice.
I moved all my gear to a spot I could easily land all fish when I saw a big swirl. I threw the jig on top of it and immediately something took off with it but then spit the hook leaving a huge cloud of muck behind it.  There was more activity from carps around this spot but somehow I didn't hook anything else but two small crappie and the bigger one of the pair was camera shy and fell back into the water before I could take a picture. I  never got any bass today.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm alive!!

With school starting in August I haven't been able to do much fishing. Here's a few pics from a couple weeks at the pond on the creek that runs by my house while fishing with a friend. Biggest fish was a 3.5 caught off a ultralite with 4lb line. We had a lot of trouble getting it in through the weeds.

 Last weekend I went with the family to Galveston on the Jamaica Beach canals for a long weekend getaway. Fishing pretty much sucked (at least in the lights) on the canals anyway. I mostly caught those pigfish with a black drum, a hardhead, and a croaker thrown into that. Crabbing was very good an we took plenty home for dinner. One other thing that sucked about the trip was it dumped 8 inches of rain on us while we were there.

Double Rainbow!! Not sure why its not coming up clear on the computer it looks great in the camera?  
My dad and decided to brave the rainy weather an try our luck on the 61st St. Pier. We didn't catch anything huge but got enough croaker for 2 dinners. While we were they a kid his friend, and dad were having pretty good luck I'd say. Yes he really did catch this 35lb red on his own with the only needing help when it was being netted.

All of these were caught in one trap

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A break in the weather (sort of)

Realizing it had been a little too long since I've hit up Austin to go for some carp and upper 70s weather made me go crazy for some fish. Fishing was slow at first with only a few runs that we mostly missed beside a small carp and cat caught by Austin of course an a nice warmouth I got.
We were packing up about to give up when the most amazing thing I have ever seen happened. At once all three of  Austin's rods shot off at once. I reeled one in by myself that ended up being a little six and I count that one for myself and then ran over to Austin who was holding two rods at once and reeled in the smaller of the fish that ended up being a nice little 10.

I have another pic of us with the fish but they are really blurry when i try to upload them on here for some reason. I'll sort this out soon hopefully.

Saturday I'm going with some friends to Lavon for some catfish and drum so I should have some more fish pics before school starts. I'm not looking forward to it.

My fishlog 2011

Decided my fishlog is getting way too long for the tff lol and will only get longer (hopefully), so here it is

Fish of 2012: