Category «Locations»

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool TX

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool TX Lat / Long:  29.808763  -99.572541 https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples 9 MAR 2019:  The Background After a long week at work, the weekend looked like nothing but storms.  Spring in Texas means predictions are just a guess.  Saturday afternoon was full Spring.  I decided to take advantage of the weather and took …

Waders

This winter I discovered the fact that Texas stocks rainbows in December and January. The water stayed warm late into December but the cold nights have made the Medina and Frio too cold to wade with just jeans and sneakers. Bought some basic chest waders at Bass Pro Shop. For the money it was a …

Garner State Park

LAT/LONG: 29.597752   -99.739986All because of a delayed flight, I discovered trout fishing in Texas. Garner State Park on the west of Bandera County in Uvalde County and was stocked in mid December. This gave me a chance to try my new waders. Bottom Line: Fly fishing was not the way to go. Spoke to a …

TEXAS in the Fall

We relocated from Virginia Beach to the Texas Hill Country to be closer to family.  The past summer was brutal and the Medina River was almost bone dry.  A few deep pools allowed some fish to survive if they were not eaten by the gar.  I caught one gar that was over 40 inches but …

Holland Lake, Fort Bragg NC

Holland Lake Fort Bragg NC Lat / Long:  35.177419  -79.294937 Description: Holland Lake is a managed bass lake located at the northern boundary near the Little River north of Manchester road near Holland Drop Zone. This lake is about 185 yards wide at the northern end and 410 yards long on the west side.  Its …

Crossing the Mississippi

Opportunities present new challenges.  We are returning to Texas.  We saw so much history in such a short time living in Virginia.  The Virginia Beach area was just starting to get interesting fishing wise after obtaining an access permit to the Norfolk Reservoirs for Kayak Fishing.  Of course the opportunity happened after I renewed my …

Airport Lake, Wakefield VA

Airport Lake, Wakefield VA Lat / Long:  36.908556 =77028451 Description: After a few days of storms, I took a chance and drove to Wakefield to fish Airport Lake on the afternoon of 19 MAY 2018.  Bottom line is that the weather held but the wind did not keep me from catching a very nice 17″ …

BIG Muddy, Camp Mackall NC

Big Muddy Lake Camp Mckall NC:    Lat / Long:  35.022959  -79.487717 Description: Big Muddy Lake is a managed bass lake located on Camp Mackall NC. Camp Mackall is an large federal tract of land west of Fort Bragg and South of Southern Pines NC.  Southern Pines NC.  It’s a long way from main post.  Big Muddy is …

Quittapahilla Creek, Lebanon County PA

Quitapahillia Creek, Lebanon County PA  Lat / Long:  40.3243 -76.5126 Description: The Lenape name for the Quittapahilla is Kuwektəpehəle which means: Flows out of the Pines. The Quittapahilla Creek runs 17 miles through Lebanon County and directly passing through the Town of Annville PA.  It empties into the Swatara Creek near Bindnagles Church along Gravel Hill …

Fishing Bowie Pond, Fort A.P. Hill VA

Bowie’s Pond, Fort A.P. Hill VA    Lat / Long:  38.096141  -77.379584 Description: Bowie Pond is a large pond formed from a man made dam that parrallels VA Highway 2 on the western border of Fort A.P. Hill.  Located on the North half of Fort A.P. Hill, west of the road intersection of A.P. Hill drive …

Fishing at MacArthur Lake, Fort Bragg NC

Lat / Long:  35.184027  -79.25778 Description: MacArthur Lake is a managed bass lake located on the west end of Fort Bragg along Manchester Road.   This lake’s dam breast can be seen from Manchester road. This lake is about 285 yards wide at the northern end and 915 yards long on the west side. This size makes …

Chandler Ranch, Independence Creek, Terrell County TX

Chandler Ranch / Independence Creek  / Terrell County TX  Lat / Long:  30.457983  -101.742905  (location of the Ranch) Chandler Ranch Contact Info:  535 Independence Creek Road, Dryden TX 78851 (This is not the physical address of  the Ranch.) Phone:  713.703.6615 email:  Info@ChandlerRanch.com Background: In 2017, I was working away from my family at Fort Bragg …

Fishing Kiest Lake, Fort Bragg NC

Lat / Long:  35.165188  -79.102980   Description: Kiest Lake is a managed for Bass and located South of Manchester on Fort Bragg.  The dam breast can be seen from Manchester Road.  This lake is about 140 yards wide across the dam breast and 450 yards long from the dam to the feeder creek.  Although managed …

Fishing Wyatt Lake, Fort Bragg NC

Wyatt Lake Fort Bragg NC:  Lat / Long:  35.1652 -79.0910 Description: Wyatt Lake is a small catfish lake located South West of the intersection of Manchester and Lamont Roads on Fort Bragg.   This lake can not be seen from the road.  This lake is about 100 yards wide and 400 yards long.  Although managed for catfish, …

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