Freeport December 4th

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Freeport December 4th

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[img]Launched at 07:40. Water very low, streaky green. Caught a hefty mid slot at 08:00, current was almost nonexistent. Fish was in about 12-18” water and went for a black and tan redfish crack. Moved around some, caught another redfish, 22” same depth, same fly. Tide started coming in more. Caught a small flounder, then one about 16”. Flounder came on hammertime in 2-3’ of water. Moved around to a secondary drain that was about a foot deep. Saw a redfish coming towards me along the edge in 6” of water. Tossed the fly over about 35’, fish swam by it without seeing the fly. Picked up and tossed the fly 20’, fish was maybe 6-8’ away from the fly and closing .When the fish closed to about 3’ from the fly, I gave the redfish crack a little nudge, the redfish went for it! Yippee, that was fun. Another hefty mid slot. That was about 9:30.

5 fish total. Home by 10:30.
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:clap: :clap: Nice!
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Great detailed report and pics Karst! Good to know they’re out there still being caught shallow. Your reports about fly fishing in the yak makes me want to get a fly rod myself. Maybe one day I’lol take that challenge on


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OldTownYakBoi wrote:Great detailed report and pics Karst! Good to know they’re out there still being caught shallow. Your reports about fly fishing in the yak makes me want to get a fly rod myself. Maybe one day I’lol take that challenge on


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Fly fishing can be a lot of fun. There’s a bit of a learning curve on the cast and line management deal, but it isn’t so bad really. A big part of the battle is finding fish so if you can already do that you are well more than halfway there. Everyone learns differently. I’m a visual learner. Show me a how to video and I’m going to get it pretty quick. Make me read a how to book or take a how to lesson, forget about it. Books by the experts only confused and confounded my efforts, that’s how I initially started my efforts to learn, but realized what I should be doing was watching videos of good fly casting. That’s when I got it. Maybe you have similar wiring. Maybe in person lessons are your thing. Everyone is different in how they understand the world.

The fish can miraculously find little fly offerings even in our often less than perfectly clear water. Fish have spider senses. Fly fishing lets one make some presentations that might be really hard to pull off with the other gear. I like to do both the low profile baitcasting rigs and the fly gear now. There really are situations that fly fishing catches more fish and sometimes it’s the other way around with baitcasting rigs working much better. Sometimes, fly fishing can be a pain in the neck too. Some days, it is the most fun ever.
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Re: Freeport December 4th

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Kars,
finally settling down around here - I owe you a couple of attaboys on great outings, nice fish, and great reports.
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Absolutely, y’all look like everyone had a great time down on the Arroyo. Glad to see some life on TKF. I’m glad to be fishing again. Hope to have something to report again before too long.
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