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by Ron Mc
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Jon boat Report 8/6 Jones Creek
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Jon boat Report 8/6 Jones Creek

Thanks for the report. The boat looks like very useful conveyance. I grew up fishing the sloughs along AP causeway from a 14' semi-vee. we need more fishing. My buddy Lou was at his son's in-laws condo across from PA airport earlier this week. A neighbor there offered to take him out. They staked th...
by Ron Mc
Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Medina River 08-06-2022 - It Ain't Pretty, Y'all
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Medina River 08-06-2022 - It Ain't Pretty, Y'all

This has Never happened before in history. The Medina, the Blanco, the Colorado have never before looked like this. Before the drought that began in 2004, the Guadalupe stopped once on record, just above Rebecca's Creek, where the Trinity aquifer takes flow off the river - Once in 1955, the drought ...
by Ron Mc
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Medina River 08-06-2022 - It Ain't Pretty, Y'all
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Medina River 08-06-2022 - It Ain't Pretty, Y'all

thanks for posting smiles - breaks my heart to see it.

We need Harbor Island, and we need a potable water grid to the hill country that works like the electric grid.

San Antonio and Austin need to buy land at Indianola for Pass Cavallo discharge.
by Ron Mc
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Copano Thieves
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Copano Thieves

About 10 years ago, I was spending a lot of time in Corpus, and had some free time, where I would visit the pawn shops looking at antique firearms. Several times, I ran across the same teenagers with a cache of rods and reels to sell to the pawnbroker. No question they were sweeping the canal neighb...
by Ron Mc
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Standing and fishing
Replies: 30
Views: 1025

Re: Standing and fishing

Josh sight fished a couple of small reds standing on his Stealth 15 this day.
It was an 18-kt blow, and having the drift sock out limited the boat pitch freedom to some extent.
Not me.

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by Ron Mc
Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Tiki 7/15
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Tiki 7/15

Thanks for the report and photo(s). Enjoyed it.
by Ron Mc
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Freeport Area Marsh 7/3
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Freeport Area Marsh 7/3

just found this - thanks for the good report
by Ron Mc
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Amazon $33 Fly Fishing Challenge?
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Amazon $33 Fly Fishing Challenge?

In most fishing tackle, Get What You Pay For is an axiom. Fly tackle, on the other hand, can go to silly extremes - we were just discussing $700 fly reels on FFR. Ebay used to be the world's garage sale, and patient auction sniping could get you quality used tackle, or even stashed unused tackle, at...
by Ron Mc
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22

you're welcome - Tobin's lures are great, too.
by Ron Mc
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22

Great stuff.

Tides have a way of concentrating bait at outlet-side eddies. That, of course, draws gamefish.
Tobin made a great video on tides, and offers it gratis on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8H0c6pOm2g
by Ron Mc
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Forum Issues
Replies: 38
Views: 14560

Re: Forum Issues

welcome back
by Ron Mc
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: My Churchill Bayou Mods
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: My Churchill Bayou Mods

windage and elevation

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by Ron Mc
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Upper Guad...
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Upper Guad...

not much of the forks is suitable for a gunship (this is the confluence of the forks).

Most of it is busting and wading.

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and well worth the effort
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by Ron Mc
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Lighthouse Lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Lighthouse Lakes

Thanks for the report Jim.
Also for the details on Harbor Island parking.
I've seen the falling tide at Marker 1 pass blowing out like a river.

We've also caught jacks on the channel slope when spring and fall tides bring them up Aransas Channel.
by Ron Mc
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: How to fix leakage - Fishing Kayak?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: How to fix leakage - Fishing Kayak?

The worst boat of all time for taking in water is the Emotion Fisherman.
That giant floor hatch was made to stash full-length rods - more like float them.
Lou loves this boat, and takes out a big sponge.

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by Ron Mc
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Targeting gar on fly rod
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Targeting gar on fly rod

They're hard to plant a hook, but I've landed a few long-nose gar on cats whisker (Tiemco 5363 hook). They make astounding aerials - like tarpon. https://i.imgur.com/jjTGciv.jpg We have a favorite spot to sight-fish them down from Center Point Lion's Park - they mill in the shade overhang on the far...
by Ron Mc
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: New to Fishing
Topic: Relearning fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Relearning fishing

I couldn't be more hooked on finesse tackle. I'm a 48-y fly fisherman, and have caught well over 100 species on fly rod in rivers and salt. Finesse tackle pretty much makes the fly rod obsolete for all except trout fishing moving water. These are my hill country creek boxes - nothing in them weighs ...
by Ron Mc
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: New to Fishing
Topic: Relearning fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Relearning fishing

Onski326 wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:20 am ,,,
That's all for panfish/crappie tackle? Nice little selection for sure!

They work on river bass, white bass, crappie and bluegill.
But I actually put the box together for Guadalupe tailwater rainbows.
by Ron Mc
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: New to Fishing
Topic: Relearning fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Relearning fishing

This is a loaner box for my spin fishing friends.
I made the single-hook spinners and barbell cats whiskers - the soft jig bodies came from Academy.
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My last outing with UL bait rod, spoon was the most productive lure.
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by Ron Mc
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: New to Fishing
Topic: Relearning fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Relearning fishing

,,,That's what leads me to this post. I sold off most of my fishing gear back then and don't have much now. Looking to restock the tackle box and was wondering on some favorite 'must have' lures to run out and pick up... For fishing small water and panfish on light tackle, you Must visit here https...
by Ron Mc
Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Brazoria County Surf 6-4
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Brazoria County Surf 6-4

Surf fishing is manly sport, but you can make it part of a nice day at the beach.
We used to turn it into a Cedar Bayou campout, catch cut-bait in the bayou during the day.

I don't think it's about TS Alex, already off North Carolina and heading toward the Grand Banks.
Thanks for the report.
by Ron Mc
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Kayak Fishing Christmas Bay Freeport TX
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Kayak Fishing Christmas Bay Freeport TX

cool photos - thanks for posting
by Ron Mc
Tue May 31, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Time for a New Kayak??
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Time for a New Kayak??

You didn't tell us anything about your boat. Since you mentioned San Marcos, TG Kayaks runs a livery and rental there, and used to repair kayaks as a service, but their insurance made them quit offering repair service. Certainly has nothing to do with the quality of repairs. If you're looking for ju...
by Ron Mc
Tue May 31, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Well I'm Back - Part II
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Well I'm Back - Part II

Gaff-top is serious slime. I filleted one once, and the meat was really good, but tough to "stick to it" so to speak.
Thanks for posting.