July 29, 2020
This round we talk about cast nets and catching bait... shad in particular. Recently, we learned we could freeze shad for use at other lakes. That said, it's has been hit or miss catching them. But, we do have a few bags ready to go for our next fishing trip.
Do check out this week's podcast where we talk about where, how, and why we cast net for bait!
July 21, 2020
Posted an earlier video that shows the items we like to keep at the ready in our kayak fishing jacket.
As a follow-up, decided to grab the jacket and show the items we currently have pocketed away like... a whistle, extra line, multi-tool, etc!
Do check it out!
July 14, 2020
This round we provide another update on the Team's fishing activities this past week! Temps are in the 100s but somehow we have made the effort to continue fishing or at least do things related to fishing.
We started out making much needed repairs to our Cast Net, broken braille lines and temp fixes were hindering our abililty to use fresh shad for Stripers, Gar, and Catfish!
Next, the GoFish Camera arrived, have started fish scouting local ponds with some promising results. Hope to twaek our rig to get better action shots and clearer video of the fish.
And then, the Saturday trip to Lake Lavon made for some fun times catching Catfish on juglines for the Beer Batter Fish Fry that evening... plus a nice Gar went for one of our lines; fun time playing with that one before finally releasing it.
Have more things - fishing things, to do this next week. Do check back for another update!
July 7, 2020
This podcast we recap the July 4 Weekend's activities where we headed South to New Braunfels and Gruene to fish, kayak, and tube a river or two as well as have some tasty food and have a margarita or two or three or more... LOL!
June 29, 2020
This podcast we talk about three lessons learned from our recent trips to Denison Dam. It's a short podcast compared to others but we feel others could benefit on the lessons learned mentioned in the podcast. Do check it out... and Good Luck and Good Fishing!
June 21, 2020
This rounds iFishNews Fishing Podcast we talk about micro fly rods that we use for micro fly fishing on our local ponds. Several DIY rods we have made by converting Pen Rods, repurposing a broken fly rod, and building one with an ice fishing blank and wine corks for the rod handle.
Recently, courtesy of a Viewer's tip to use practice fly rods from Orvis and Redington, we have started mounting 2wt and 4wt fly reels to make a micro fly rod.
Simple zip ties to hold the reels to the rods makes for a quick conversion to fly fishing rod instead of practice rods!
Below is a link that shows how we converted a Pen Rod to a Micro Fly Rod:
Additionally, here is a past video where we caught a nice catfish using the re-purposed broken fly rod: https://youtu.be/I16KkjXkbcI
Also, here are links to Amazon showing the practice fly rods we converted to micro fly rods:
Redington Form: https://amzn.to/3esIjV2
Orvis Practicaster: https://amzn.to/2YkqMbD
June 12, 2020
day, temps were in the 90s and the river was flowing while they were generating power. Next day, cold front rolled in, dropping the temps to the 60s. No power generations, minimal water flow... able to observe what a difference a day makes - specifically, the river and the change in water level. Do listen in on the Podcast, or check out the video version on our YouTube Channel - COAF Field Team!
June 4, 2020
This round of iFishNews Fishing Podcast discusses the Foam Spider and Scud. Been having a challenging time with Bluegill that were tight lipped... fish were guarding their nests and opted to ignore almost every fishing fly we presented them.
That said, the Foam Spider and Scud made a difference in getting them to strike! Do listen in on the podcast or check it out on YouTube!
May 25, 2020
Another iFishNews Fishing Podcast is posted. This round brings more questions and answers in a follow-up Q&A session with YouTube Viewer and Facebook Follower!
Lots of info that may be of interest to those thinking about juglining and striped bass fishing!
Do check it out... video and audio versions are posted!
May 17, 2020
Answering the mail this round from a YouTube Viewer. Questions on the jug lines we use and other details that may be of interest to listeners interested in Jugline Fishing for Catfish. PS... do check back on YouTube, hope to have the video version posted in the next few days!