Well well well I bet you're wondering, "why don't he write?" After an extended vacation of sorts I am back in Central Texas and ready to catch some fish! Since my last post, some three or four odd years ago, but who's counting.... I worked on an oil rig, learned to surf, fished all over the Greater Rocky Mountain region, and took a few photos! Now I am back for primetime Texas fishing on the Colorado, San Marcos, and Guadalupe Rivers, so let's go fishing!
Did a two day float down the Gunnison Gorge this past weekend with my uncle and brother. Everyone caught nice fish and good times were had by all. Girdle bugs, streamers, and small mayfly nymphs were the ticket. Hayden Gore and Jake Kepler of Black Canyon Anglers did an excellent job guiding, rowing, cooking, and putting up with all our hooting and hollering. Good news on the home front, Fall bassin' on the San Marcos is just around the corner!!! Contact Gruene Troutfitters and book your Fall adventure today!
No that's not Brett Favre? That's me many years ago, the fall of 2007, the last time I worked a summer in Colorado. Hopefully I can be as lucky this time! This summer I am working at Black Canyon Anglers on the beautiful Gunnison River. The Gunnison is known for it's prolific Salmon fly hatch in June as well as world class Brown Trout fishing. Stay tuned for all the fish porn you can stand........Don't worry I'll be back in October for the best Gruene Trout action of the year on the San Marcos!
People always wonder why I save corks? Nostaglia? Keepsakes? No sir that's what old pictures and love letters are for. I save 'em cause they float! Ck ck really nice... (Say that last line in your best Cousin Eddie voice). Some fellar once went as far to tell me that corks wouldn't float. Huh? I guess he never heard a certain saying, "floats like a cork." Or did I make that up?? Anyway, after a few steps, this is what you get. Kitchen utensils, power tools, and Testor paint were all used, mis-used and abused in it's creation. Slightly unconventional, but so am I???? As for the name, that is a reference to the headache the Gruene Trout will recieve shortly after their gluttony and quick temper gets the best of 'em.
Spring is officially here and we have got two overnighters on the Colorado in the books. Both were done on the stretch from Big Webberville Park to the 969 bridge near Utley. It is a beautiful piece of river about 12 miles in length. Toddy caught the bass of his life, Ethan caught ten bass in one day, one for each year of his life, and a great time was had by all. Next weekend we'll do it again. Contact Gruene Troutfitters to take your own Colorado River adventure.
My favorite time of year is officially here.... Bluebonnet season! Traded the fishing gear this week for the camera bag and tent. I looked high, low, and in between for the perfect bluebonnet vista. Found some nice patches along the road, but never found that perfect field. Lack of winter rain and recent cold fronts made for sub-par growth. I did manage to get some nice close ups and a cool shot of the Llano. If anyone is worried, I did manage to catch a few Blanco Bass on the Llano!