A Fishy Failure

I excitedly drove to Beavers Bend SP in Oklahoma on Saturday. I really wanted to get fish observations, especially a trout. When I got there, I realized that I was unprepared. First, I needed waders to walk to around the river and find a deep spot with fish. Second, everyone was catching the fish with flies. I only brought nightcrawlers and a roostertail because that's how I catch the trout at the Kilgore fish pond. However, Beavers Bend isn't Kilgore.

I walked along a bank until I found a deep spot and decided to try for anything that would bite. I baited one pole with a nightcrawler and used my other one to cast around my silver roostertail. I caught nothing. The water is so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom, and I didn't even see a fish swim by. I must have been in the wrong place.

I'm going to get some waders later. I learned a couple of years ago that the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens gives free flyfishing classes. The next one is February 16th and I'm going to go. https://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/visit/specialevents/flyfishtx/

I'll go back to Broken Bow in the spring and try to fish the lake above the park, which has species that Texas doesn't like the walleye and the smallmouth bass.

The next day I went to Caddo Lake SP, determined to get just one fish observation for the weekend. I caught nothing. A carp bit my hook at one point, but escaped. The other park visitors didn't get anything, either, so I didn't feel so bad.

I'm going to Martin Creek Lake SP this weekend, which has active fish all year because it's a warm power plant lake. Hopefully I will catch at least one fish for iNat.

Αναρτήθηκε από cosmiccat cosmiccat, Ιανουάριος 29, 2019 0132 ΠΜ

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I love love love your fishing stories, Crystal. :)

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