Capt Scooby reporting in that GOLD... was found in Toledo Bend Lake, East Texas. 2-4’ of water is all you need to find a Goldmine. Golden Carp on the Fly that is... priceless... when two fly fishermen set two new water body Fish Records in the same day. Boyd Bishop 55+ and Alex Bishop 14
Capt. Scooby reporting in that Alex Bishop at 14 yrs old just landed a new youth Fly Rod record (Mirror Carp)! The carp weighed in at 14.1 lbs and was caught on a simple Mudfish #12 Bean fly on a 10 WT Short Flyer Fly Rod... with Orvis floating line on Toledo Bend Lake, Texas.
Capt. Scooby... Bass/Crappie testing the new 10 WT 7’7” Graphene Fly Rod blank which is paired up with a 10 WT Orvis Floating line and reel. When you walk the shores in the Toledo Bend Lake backcountry and there is NO way to make the standard fly rod cast, try roll casting. It’s easy with
Capt. Scooby was fishing with Mike A. The Crappie were biting on Toledo Bend, Texas on the Fly. The fly used today was a Death to Crappie (chartreuse/black) by Bruce Sublett. We were fishing in 2-6 feet of water. The water temperature was 57-60 degrees. Visibility was green/clear in the back of coves. A Mudfish
Capt. Scooby reporting. Interesting! Watching Alex at 14 years old casting his custom made Mudfish Adventures 10 WT (Short Flyer) Fly Rod. Balanced out with the Orvis 10 WT SL reel. His tight loops and passion for catching Bass on the Fly will soon earn him a spot on the future MFA guide team, Texas/Louisiana.
Capt. Scooby reporting. First rain of the new year on Toledo Bend Lake this morning was calm. Why not try the Orange Black/Gold fly? Rod of choice is a one piece 8 WT Mudfish (Short Flyer) 7’7” balanced out on a Orvis Mirage Reel spooled with Orvis pro floating line. Water temperature is 50 degrees.
Capt. Scooby's Scout and Fly Rod test day! Checking the rods twice before Santa delivers. Water temperature at Alpine Marina is 60 degrees. Water clarity is clear to 2 feet. Marking shad at 25 feet. Running West to 3121 bridge, still marking shad! Water temperature is 57-58 degrees and clear. Further back in Palo Gaucho
It's November 11, 2019 - Veterans Day, Thanking all those who served! Capt. Scooby Scout Day on Toledo Bend Lake, Texas! Launched at Alpine Marina at 7:00 am. Water Temp is 66 degrees, clear, with air temp 65 degrees just before the cold front. Heading West back to the bridge at FM 3121. Water temp
Toledo Bend Lake, Texas Made in America Toledo Bend, 7 feet low...taking the tour.
Capt Scooby's update: Black Bass were enjoying the cooler waters at 80 degrees with air temp 89 and partly cloudy with 3-8 mph winds on Toledo Bend Lake today. Launched the GatorTail at FM 944 with no problems. Fly fished Housen Bay and found clear water all the way back to the start of the