Friday, July 31, 2009
Brazos River Fishing Trip July 2009
This is a little belated post, I started it last year after the trip and just thought I publish it because the pictures are nice.
The Brazos River above the city of Waco, below the Lake Whitney dam, is a very nice stretch of river and a great bass fishery. Down in the Houston area where I live, the Brazos River is a red muddy river that doesn't reach out and grab the interest of most fly fishermen. But this section below Whitney shows none of the characteristics seen as the river reaches the Gulf Coast.
I have fished here several times with local guide Chris Shafer, but I've always wanted to give it a try without a guide. I've tried it and I think I prefer the guide.
I led at trip in July with my club, the Texas Fly Fishers, and fished the section of the river about three miles above Ranch Road 2114.
Here are a few pictures of the trip. No fish porn, but there were a few nice largemouth bass caught.
Because the trip was in late July, it was really HOT.
We stayed in the Cottage at Dick's Canoe at the FM 2114 bridge - http://www.dickscanoes.com . It's a nice place and well worth the price, especially if you have a group for four or less.
Because this post is belated, I thought I should add that we attempted to do this trip this year - 2010 and we were washed out. This is a tailwater section of the river and the Corps of Engineers like to generate. So, if you plan on fishing here, check out the USGS water data website. Here's a sample of the Brazos River at Aquila http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?08093100
Fly fishing lessons in Houston Texas at http://www.texasflyfishingschool.com