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Brushy Creek is a small river up north of Austin Texas, that travels through Round Rock. I didn't get to fish the entire stretch, but what I fished looked really pretty and nice. The day I fished was slow from what I was told, I did see some locals fishing and asked how they were doing. All of which said it was the slowest day they had seen in a while. Of course as soon as I go out right? Anyway, its a pretty little stream that holds Guadalupe and smallmouth bass, sunfish, carp and rio cichlids. I believe there are some other species as well. I had a great time, even though it wasn't as productive as I wanted. I got to test out a foam hopper I'm working on, and a small crayfish fly im working on as well. Both of which caught fish. I caught some panfish which I think one was a redbreast sunfish but I could be wrong. I did catch a little bass, and Im not sure if it was a Guadalupe or a smallmouth, Im still learning how to identify them. I am new to fishing in Texas, and so I could always use your guys help identifying the fish I catch. Also please help me with figuring out how to catch Rio's. Im not sure the technique. Honestly it looked like they were spawning to me, chasing others off their little nests at least it looked like. Not sure if that's a bad time to fish for them or not. I also saw a snake, and while it could be the non verminous water snake that is common in the area, I am quite sure it was actually a cottonmouth (or commonly called water moccasin). It ducked under a rock before I could get my camera positioned on him so I could not get any video, and I didn't want to go poking around the rock and get bit. I almost stepped on him, I need to remember to be more careful and look where im walking each time I go out.
We caught a really nice Guadalupe bass on this trip, but was it worth it? Both of us dumped, and it was a long exhausting day. Yes, the answer is YES it was worth it, but still a lot of trouble with the kayaks. I actually almost went over the water fall backwards, and Paul dumped going over the rapids himself. The same exact spot spilled both of us. I almost broke both my fly rods and one almost went overboard. It was a crazy mess of a time. But still enjoyable. I was able to catch quite a few sunfish on dry fly and nymphs. I was fishing a dry dropper and got a few on the dry fly and a few on the nymph. So when I filmed this, we were not under quarantine. I filmed this almost 4 weeks ago before the virus even got bad in the US. I want everyone to know that I am taking this situation seriously and am keeping my social distancing. I will be fishing by myself for the next few weeks until they tell us its ok to go in public again. http://youtu.be/Dt4nRBw-tAo
I took a trip to San Antonio, TX and brought my travel 3wt rod with me because I just can't go anywhere without a fly rod in hand. The river I was fishing was the Guadelupe river, just north of San Antonio. It was a great trip, and I was able to bring in quite a few fish. One being a catfish! I know, catfish on the fly! But it was a 3 species trip, and I was able to catch bass and bluegill as well. So the reason I took this trip to San Antonio, was that my wife's sister got married! Congrats to Claudia and Ryan! Anyway, the wedding was one day, and we were there a total of 6, so I had a few days to go try my hand at the river. I tried many spots, and probably could have done better if I knew the river more. Also, the fly rod was a 3wt, so it was tough to get the larger bass streamers out with casts. But it still was a fun time!