Hit the Llano for some paddling during the Mason roundup. Hot but a good time was had.
Here is me and my new catahoula/border collie pup
My girlfriend taking a jump off the bluffs
Obligatory sunset shot
Got to hit the Colorado one afternoon in the heat. Ran into DNR on the Garfield side. Good to see him
The pup went along too
Did a float with some friends and their wives. Some great fall scenery!
My girl enjoying the float
Mostly a lot of fall scenery shots. Enjoy! (BTW the fall weather blew in a little rainstorm. The girls got chilly so we found a sheltered spot and made an impromptu fire to warm up by. Used driftwood, toilet paper, and some alcohol hand gel. Lit it with a lighter I always carry. Never know when ya might need it even on day trips.)
November--Colorado River 20 mile trip (Montopolis to Webberville)
Took some friends from work for a 20 mile overnighter. Unfortunately we had to fight a post cold front weather pattern with a low pressure system feeding rain. But we went in the middle of the week so we had the river to ourselves! fishing was slow the first day. Took me all day to reach double digits.
By the Walnut creek area
Making our way down the river
The weir dam. As expected the fishing was better below
If you were curious as to what color jig to use...here's the answer
Chris did a good job of muscling this guy out of the thick stuff in the rain
The bass were small the first day too
After 13 miles of paddling the first day, we slept well. We had to set tents up close to block the wind gusts that night.
The fishing improved the next day as surface and water temps warmed back up.
Todd caught a drum on the jig! He has the touch for the gaspers
Snakes out for the tan
The afternoon fishing improved
Chris caught him a nice 3# plus Largemouth
Finished the day hauling yaks and pulling a truck out of the mud
Played hooky one day...the weather was just too good not to get out there. Did a quick weekday run down from Austin Colony to Onion Creek and back up. Caught a dozen. Not bad for an afternoon.
Snakes thought it was a nice day too
Caught a nice chunk Largemouth on the jig. Almost 19 inches
Love the fall sunlight
Don't get out much on the water anymore. But I am thankful for the nice times I've had when I have went!