Ultralight spin fishing, aka “threadlining”, has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, not only in the U.S. but in Malaysia, Japan and Philippines. I had the pleasure of working with Joe Robinson, the author of “Piscatorial Absurdities”, who is responsible for my interest in threadlining. In it’s simplest form, threadlining involves the use
Barton Creek starts as a trickle in Hays County and meanders northeast until it ends in Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake) and Barton Springs Pool. Barton Creek flows through mostly private property, and doesn’t get much pressure, except at limited “access” points. These points are usually private as well, and may involve trespass, so
It’s still winter here in Austin, Texas and that can mean temperatures ranging from below freezing to almost 80 degrees, maybe in the same day! On warmer, sunnier late winter and spring days, white bass are contemplating their spawning run. It starts with a few “early birds” being found near creek and river mouths, and
As Lady Bird cools down, invasive Tilapia move into the “warmer, spring fed” waters of Barton Creek. In years past, they numbered well into the hundreds! They will spend most of the winter there, and will spawn in Barton Creek as well. When bedding, they guard their nests, attacking any interlopers – just like a bass!
Cookie’s Place is a private put-in/take-out on the Colorado River. A couple of weeks ago Greg and I put-in and floated down to Cookie’s Place. This section of the Colorado is completely different from other sections I have floated. Lots of big boulder gardens, deep holes, and drop offs! The fishing was great, as was
White bass fishing in central Texas is a “spring ritual”, sometimes! White bass journey upstream to spawn, usually until they run out of water. Unfortunately, running water has been pretty hard to find lately, and so have the white bass. Robbie, Rango, and I first traveled to Horseshoe Bay on Lake LBJ, to check out