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Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:16 pm
by Wolfman57
WEnt out on the trip left Friday 06.04.10. Used Rochelles to drive us off to the dam and load for the trip. This was my first break away from BTB to try a paddle trip with my 10 year old son. We had scheduled 4 days, but were trying to get it done in 3.

Launch area...water was beautiful
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Overall the trip was outstanding. FIshing was SLOW, but they were there. Did not see much golden algae fish kill...it looked NICE.

At the start there is some rip Rap over to the left, fish were all over the place there. Caught an aligator gar, and these...Missed a pic of the Gar cause I was trying to get him off the hook without losing a digit.
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Went a ferw miles the first day, but the water was absolutely Beautiful
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Caught a few more fish on the river that first day..
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Some portions of the riverbed were limestone slabs with cracks in them...hard to see but it looked like a big shrimp boat net.
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First days camp was here.
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Mas wood!
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N ext day was more fishing and paddling...absolutely beautiful
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Wind was pushing against us pretty strong and we made an early camp day 2 here...My son was fishing a ton trying to catch something...Bout this camp he was sitting on the end of the yak fishing.
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He started explaining how fish think and if he was a fish he would fish over there...sure enough..
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We fished a ton that day, nothing but that night we got a little action...small little fellas...
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Great camp area...lots of people on the river Saturday.
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Obligitory YES WE DID PUT sunscreen on our son!
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Day 3 begins with some swift water
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Wildlife giving us the backside
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Lots of Mud Swallows
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we finished up Sunday with the sight of the bridge and our take out spot.

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Wonderful trip. Scenery was beautiful, water was clear...at least for a BTB guy. Fishing was slow. but a great trip to take with my son and I. 20 miles is a lot of distance for the little 10 year old to take. He was a champ.

WM
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Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:18 pm
by yakin ag
Looks like a great trip!

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:27 pm
by eweberdc
Definitely a trip he'll remember. Way to go, DAD!

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:39 pm
by rod dawg
Great job dad. Quality time with your son is far superior than a couple days of slow fishing.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:38 pm
by daveg99
wow nice pictures. Good to see that some bass are still being caught there since the GA bloom. It truly is a very scenic river.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:10 pm
by Mythman
Quality time with the son + a great trip...........doesn't get any better.

Congrats!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:56 pm
by Aggroman
Great photos. Looked like a ton of fun.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:17 pm
by DNR
Very good report and pictures Wolfman.

One of the reasons I'm a paddler now is that when I was about 10 y.o. I was introduced to canoeing rivers.
Seeing your son out there brought back some memories (or at least the ones I haven't forgot yet :lol:)

Thanks for the report.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:11 pm
by CelticKid
Trips like that are priceless.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:21 pm
by fisher of people
Outstanding! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:30 pm
by Hirsch
Great report, a father and his son combined with some great pictures. That is a fantastic combo!!! :D

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:56 pm
by treysdaddy
Way to go Wolfman. Your son will remember this trip for a lifetime! Beautiful pics too.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:33 pm
by Bayskiff
Awesome, A treasure you and your son will never forget. :clap:

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:44 pm
by peterpan
River trips are so nice, each curve of the river, a different surprise, scenary... Good memories for you and your soon! WTG Wolfman!

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:29 pm
by Arnulfo Curiel
:D Awesome trip Craig and Son, thats too cool!!!

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:47 pm
by BurnedThumbBum
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:10 pm
by bowgarguide
Wolf
That was a great report and trip on a special part of the Brazos,but the best part was you shared it with your son.
Ron

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:08 am
by Wolfman57
Guys it was a really neat trip and thanks for the kind comments. I plan on doing this one again.

WM

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:23 am
by Shadow_Fox
Now that is a life time memory. I am sure your son one day will repeat it with his kids. That is outstanding to see parnets spending itme wiht their kids like that and having such a good time with it. I would like to know the details of the in and out points and the person that dropper you off. THis is a trip I wouldn't mind taking myself. Thanks for the photos as it shows so much.

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:58 pm
by larry long shadows
Thats just to much fun.... :clap:

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:04 pm
by Strider
WELL NOW...that is a fine thing :D :D :D

Kim

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:31 pm
by army
Great trip for you and your son. I noticed your camp fire. Has the burn ban been lifted?

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:06 am
by herroutdoors
army wrote:Great trip for you and your son. I noticed your camp fire. Has the burn ban been lifted?

Looks like it was from June 2010..

Re: Brazos RIver by Possum Kingdom Dam

PostPosted:Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:38 pm
by Wolfman57
Yes this trip was from 2010 but fantastic. This year we did the Colorado river

Someone asked the outfitter we used to transport us was rochellescanoerental.com/

They were great although a bit pricey. But peace of mind was worth it