This is a post which is open pandering for a fish identification. Over the weekend I was fishing off the Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. It was about one in the morning and just a little after high tide. I…Continue reading
Whenever I am out on Lady Bird Lake, dangling a pole in the water, or inflating the kayak before a long day of cooking in the sun and reeling in bass, there is always someone who comes up to me and asks, with a look of total amazement, “There are fish here?”
The Austin Fishing Team knows that there are fish everywhere. We have been exploring the ponds, creeks, and lakes of the Austin, TX area every week. We know which creeks have what fish. We know which Texas state parks have water this time of year.
And we would like to share our experiences with you.
The foam Gaga Spider takes all the delicious, buggy elements of sub-surface nymphs, and combines it with the fast and furious top-water action of a foam spider. Ingredients: size 14 to 18 dry fly hook beige thread small plastic barbell…Continue reading
When the weather’s right, the fishing team will head down to the old Colorado River for a little swimsuit fishing. Now that I’ve had some more experience with the Colorado, I would have to compare it to Lady Bird Lake,…Continue reading
Most people know Bull Creek as the Austin park that’s constantly getting closed to swimming because of dangerous levels of fecal bacteria. But for those of us with fly rods and a penchant for urban assault fishing, it’s a collection…Continue reading
For a while now I’ve been fascinated with the stretch of the Colorado River downstream from Lady Bird Lake. At one point, my friend Peter Gabriel and I planned on taking a float trip down the river from the Montopolis…Continue reading
I caught a decent sized bluegill on Lady Bird Lake recently, pictured here against the backdrop of the Holly Street power plant. I caught it about an hour or two before sunset, coaxing it into rising to a hand-tied foam…Continue reading
I think I’ve finally glutted my appetite for spring fishing. At least I’ve slightly dulled the hunger. This Friday marked the second week of continuous after-work fishing. I tried covering new ground from last week, although I was limited by…Continue reading
I’ve been in Austin for ten years, but I hadn’t known that if you went far enough up the Barton Creek green belt, you’ll find a permanent stretch of water. It’s essentially in Westlake, just a ways up Capital of…Continue reading