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Texas Winter Fishing

by: Lloyd Tackitt , Texas 2/6/2017
Don't know about you, but this is my least best part of the fishing year.  I wouldn't say a bad time of year because I can still go fishing, and even getting skunked I always have a good time fishing.

Yesterday was my second foray out into the river bare legged wading.  It was just a tiny fraction of a bit better than the time before, but not by enough to make it more better enough to want to do it again for a while.  Next time - waders.  No ifs ands or buts, waders will be worn.

I stayed out in the water as long as I could, about an hour.  Not one bite, not one nibble, not one sign that fish had ever been invented.  And yet I enjoyed it.  Couple of guys came by in kayaks and one caught two small bass just a few dozen yards away, so they are in there still - and they can be caught.  Just not by me, not yesterday.

Next weekend, if the weather is decent, waders/me/water.

Hope you all are having a good fishing winter!


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Flyrodn, CO   2/6/2017 3:30:05 PM
Well, it's been a great winter of tying flies. Many dozen. And I've managed to fish/catch a fish every month for the last twelve running, so it's not all bad. But I am ready to put boat in the water again.
 
Dave Mauldin, TX   2/6/2017 6:49:00 PM
Actually, this is my favorite time of year: Total access to 100% of the lakes, with NO pressure, and no pleasure boaters. And I catch them in deep water, ganged up, and ready to bite, especially every third day, just before the next front. This winter has been especially enjoyably, because we have not had any cold weather and the bass are not dormant. It does require good electronics to locate those deep fish/shad. but when you do it can be lights out!
 
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