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Just spent the past 45 mins making a very detailed, chronological trip report with tons of pics, then right when I finished my computer crashed before I clicked submit. I don't have the time or patience to do another detailed report so here's a shorter one with mainly just photos.

We put in at Hwy 59 in Sugar Land and got picked up by FM 1462 near Rosharon. It was a fun overnight trip of around 25 miles if I remember correctly. It was a beautiful stretch of river that I always wanted to see. Next trip will be from Rosharon to the Gulf but will wait until it cools down a bit first.

Our camp site was just a small sandbar along a deep channel.

Here's the report. Other than the gar (live bait), all fish were caught on dip bait and released, except the ones you see on the stringer at the end....we caught those near 1462 so we had our ride bring an ice chest when they picked us up. Even then we threw most of the fish we caught at the spot back we just kept 4.

We missed another big (5 footer) gator gar on live bait....I guess the hook wasn't far enough down yet.

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Last edited by forager on Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#1944656
Calf Deep wrote:I fished the brazos near sugarland HARD for three days last week from shore and didn't get a single bite, used the same baits you guys did too :lol: If you're looking for a third, shoot me a PM next time.


Haha alright next time we make a trip I'll shoot you a PM, don't know when it'll be though. When paddling the river I was surprised that most of it, including the areas I usually bank fish without much luck, where only 2-3 feet deep. The majority of this part of the river is very shallow, even where it looks deep. We caught all the fish where we found deeper channels around bends in the current. With the dip bait it was constant action. At our two spots we stopped for lunch each day near these deeper channels we might of only stopped for 30 mins-1 hr but still managed 7-8 fish per spot when we stopped. Now I know where not to waste my time bank fishing anymore :mrgreen:
#1944750
Thanks guys. I'll post up an invite next time we do a trip like this, the more the merrier. I'm looking forward to the 1462-Gulf paddle but will probably wait until fall.....It was HOT out there. Also, that trip will probably be a 3-4 nighter due to it being a bit of a ways further....I think it's around 55 miles of river.



Nano-Skiff wrote:Good job. I've been wanting to do that paddle but wanted a report first. You think it's doable in a 1day trip?


I just mapped this trip out specifically and it was 29.5 miles......that's a heck of a paddle for a one day trip. Maybe if you were only paddling and not fishing you could knock it out if you went from dusk to dawn....but I would recommend making it an over nighter if you want to make it more enjoyable. Your gonna have to get out and walk your kayak a few times so keep that in mind too.
#1945644
Cool trip, looks like you caught channel cats during the day and some nice blues at night. I usually fish the river from my yak up a little further from where you put in at. Next time try some rooster tails in grey minnow, casting to the banks while drifting (caught a good bit of my channel cats like that). Next time y'all go defiantly post up, if I can make the trip I would love to go.
#1945671
Mellow-Yellow wrote:Cool trip, looks like you caught channel cats during the day and some nice blues at night. I usually fish the river from my yak up a little further from where you put in at. Next time try some rooster tails in grey minnow, casting to the banks while drifting (caught a good bit of my channel cats like that). Next time y'all go defiantly post up, if I can make the trip I would love to go.


Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a shot next time. I was kickin myself for not bringing any artificials on this trip. I'll probably also bring a larger swim bait set up on a bigger rod next time to cast near the numerous brush and branch piles we passed. A lot of them looked very "flatheadish"
#1948713
Thanks for posting the pictures and report! I went to school in College Station and spent a lot of time on the Brazos. I lived a 10 minute drive from it, and was down there all the time. Those pictures look just like the area around where I lived. Brought back a lot of good memories.

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