The feeling of freedom is still vibrant in Texas - People are friendly, sky is so blue it is striking... there is so many lakes to explore that a life time of fishing will not be enough to explore these waters!
Everything started by a nice flight from the "Big Apple" to Dallas, I have been really lucky to take a nice aerial picture of Lewisville Lake, located north of Dallas Fort Worth (see below)
After a little scouting here and there I decided to approach these big waters on a different angle... The fishing season is pretty much over in North Texas, the water is damn cold and based on recent reports I will have a heck of a tough time to land a fish...
For many, this reports combined with the cold would be enough to stay home... luckily I don't give up that easily and exploring new places is my thing... preferably by running / scouting. I feel like exploration in a car is not as fun... you are going to fast to really capture the essence, the particularities of a place - you can't really get it...
My strategy was based on a "top - bottom" approach: follow a creek to the lake. Pretty simple plan, and pretty crazy exploration since it is muddy as hell. It was well worth it at so many levels...
The pictures below are a summary of my Texan exploration - Discovering the forgotten creek.
|Following the Creek Part 1|
|Following the Creek...Part 2|
|The mouth of the rivers merging in the lake!|
|Going Dirty - Texan Mud is hard to beat!|
|White Bass - Fresh water cousin of our beloved Striped Bass|
|Bass are everywhere in Texas! Protecting water one step at a time|
|A Small Mouth Buffalo Carp - They love nymphs!|
|A LM Bass - Eating nymphs designed for Trouts :)|
|Crappie are a lot of fun to catch|
|The Alligator Gar!|