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We hooked and landed a lot of quality fish today on Fall River. My clients Gene and Roger hadn't been on the river since 1998, which was about when I started guiding up here. There was a good callibaetis hatch in the morning and Roger landed several very nice fish on nymphs. Gene had a hot streak fishing streamers after lunch and landed 21" and 19" rainbows. Roger finished up with back-to-back hookups on nymphs.
The evening fishing was very good also. The hex hatch is still going strong and we had at least two dozen grabs on our big dry flies.
I had a great day on the Lower Sac today with mother/daughter duo Margo and Lily from Marin. Lily had never caught and landed a fish all on her own until today. Lily figured out the drift boat casting and mending technique right away. Her first two fish were a little on the big side and got away right at the net. Throughout the day she managed to land 4 wild rainbows and one giant Sacramento sucker. Margo did very well also.
The fish were hitting smaller flies (size 14 and smaller) for the most part today. I saw a few caddisflies but not much bug activity overall.
I just got back from a last-minute trip to Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, Texas. I got them all set up with LodgeRunner.com, my software package for fishing and hunting lodges. The lodge owner, Captain Chris Martin, treated me to a day of fishing and I had a blast. Bay Flats Lodge is located about half-way down the Texas coast, about a 3 hour drive south from Houston. They have over a dozen guides that specialize in redfish and sea trout. The fishery down there is incredible. There are endless shallow flats that are teeming with redfish, sea trout, and many other species. I spent a day wading and started off on an ankle-deep sand flat and would have sworn I was casting to tailing bonefish. They were actually tailing redfish, and I started hooking them as soon as I put on a shrimp pattern. The tailing fish were mostly small ones 16" or so, but there were a few mixed in that were much larger. I landed one about 21" and broke off a really big one. Later in the day I saw a lot of fish crashing bait on the surface, so I switched over to a small saltwater popper. I had a ton of action with that thing. The skipjack, which look and act like baby tarpon, would hit it before I even had time to strip it. I landed a few of those, broke off another big redfish, and landed a sea trout on the popper. I almost always had targets to cast to and made blind casts the rest of the time. The wading was pretty easy. There are a lot of sand flats and a lot more weedy flats. You could wade for days on end out there. The guides say that the fishery is productive throughout the entire calendar year.
I wholeheartedly recommend this fishery and Bay Flats Lodge. The accommodations are very nice and the lodge has great food, a great management team, and excellent guides. I can't wait to go back.
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