Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bird watchers can see a rare treat

Bass fishing is slamming on river now. Duck hunters get ready. This second season is when it’s time to whack ‘em.  We now have three pair of bald eagles nesting between Bastrop and the FM 969 bridge. Also, I have a pair of Caracara below my house. These birds are native to Mexico and are not seen this far north very often. They are black with a white chest and redish-orange beak. They are lazy and don’t like to fly unless they have to. For you bird watchers, I have a full plate for you to look at.

Monday, November 26, 2012

When temptation hits, one must fish

The first duck season ended yesterday. The second season opens December 8. We still need a couple good cold fronts to push the bulk of our birds in here. When those birds get here, the duck hunting on this river is as good as anywhere if not better.

I went out after lunch today to build 5 brush blinds on river. I got two blinds done when temptation hit me. I flipped a jig into a brushpile and absolutely wore them out. If you want an arm yanking trip, bass fishing on this river is real good right now. I am on the water every other day watching.

Look for updates on when the ducks are thick.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Looking for a couple more cold fronts

We had a decent morning duck hunting the river. Shot 7 birds, and maybe should have had a few more. Ducks are here, they just haven’t arrived in force yet. We need a couple more big cold fronts to push a lot of numbers in here. If you haven’t tried duck hunting the river, give me a call. It will surprise you.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Now, for a positive post

I have been on the river the past two days. The quality fish have backed off the bank and are hanging on structure in water beyond 4 ft.  The water current and big rocks are key. That can be hard to find right now but it does exist, and where you find it you will find the spotted bass in numbers and quality. We had about 100 head today with about 6 fish between 3 and 5 lbs. Most of the good fish are coming off a crawfish colored jig and a few good fish came from a 6-10 ft. diving crawfish colored crankbait. The jig bite is not aggressive. I had several fish tap it like perch only to realize I had a 4 lb’er, when I set the hook.

The river is very dangerous right now due to low water conditions. I would not even try to run a motor with a prop on it right now. It won’t come back in one piece. If you don’t know the stretch you to fish extremely well, don’t try it.
Ducks are moving in, but are not stacked up yet. Bucks are hot and heavy on doe in this county right now. I had two pairs of bald eagles show up sometime within the last few days on the river. They are truly a sight to see. Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yes, it's still legal to hunt in Texas

Tree huggers have cost me the day lease of one of my bow hunting spots. I have been harassed time and time again on that tract by adjoining landowners. So if you want to bow hunt, come now. I have about 10 days left. The last time I checked it’s still legal to hunt and fish in Texas.

Support your NRA. Support your game wardens and any other group that has anything to do with hunting and fishing. FYI. Hunters harassment act. You can use it if you are being harassed. I have a copy of the statute for any of you that want to read it. Our local game warden in Bastrop county has been very supportive of me and what I am doing. I am very grateful for that.

The ducks are moving in. It’s time to go get ‘em.