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River: Brazos River (Lk Whitney to Waco)

Whitney to 2114

Post By: seang      Posted: 4/26/2017 3:57:08 PM     Points: 50    
A buddy and i are about to head down the river and do some bass fishing.
hows it going out there? what are they biting on?
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 4/26/2017 4:23:02 PM     Points: 18748
Fishing has been good lately. You should watch for water releases, they can make fishing difficult and paddling back up against the current impossible for any distance. There's a gauge at the FM2114 bridge, about 8 river miles below Whitney Dam. The web page for the dam hasn't been, in my experience, reliable - but the gauge is always right unless it is frozen solid. [log in for link]

It takes about 4 to 5 hours for the water to rise at the 2114 bridge after release at the dam. Best fishing level at the 2114 dam is 6 to 7 feet. I fly fish and don't do much specific bass fishing but once in a while I use live bluegills for bass bait. I see people catching bass with the usual bass lures so I'd say whatever works elsewhere is probably going to work on the Brazos.

Lately when the water comes up at the FM2114 bridge it has been starting to rise at about 5pm, which means a more or less noon start time at the dam. That can change at any time though.
 Reply by: seang      Posted: 4/26/2017 9:07:30 PM     Points: 50
Thanks Lloyd.
I plan on doing some fly fishing as well. thanks for the info.
we will be headed down next Friday so who knows what mother nature has in store.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 4/27/2017 7:57:10 AM     Points: 18748
I have caught some small (two to three pound) LMB on a fly that resembles a hellgrammite. Not many of them, but once in a while, they were near logs or brush.

If you see me down there fishing be sure to stop and say hello!

 Reply by: seang      Posted: 4/27/2017 3:38:53 PM     Points: 50
i sure will.
catch you later. tight lines.
 Reply by: seang      Posted: 4/30/2017 7:55:19 PM     Points: 50
i caught a couple small mouth. one on a soft plastic, and the other on wooly bugger. we only fished a mile or 2 down this weekend, next weekend we'll be going all the way down to 2114.

hoping there is some better spots further down. it was mostly really shallow where we were. plus the air boats were out in full force.
 Reply by: seang      Posted: 4/30/2017 8:16:43 PM     Points: 50
my buddy took this pic. watching the airboats...
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 5/1/2017 1:20:59 PM     Points: 18748
I fished Saturday, caught one bluegill. They weren't having what I was throwing. The water is still pretty cool, and the weather has been weird.

Glad to hear small mouth are still in, I haven't caught one in years.

The airboat club was definitely out and about.

 Reply by: seang      Posted: 5/8/2017 11:07:24 AM     Points: 50
we fished from the dam down to 2114 on Friday. started at 830 am, and got to dicks at 815 pm
wow, what a gorgeous day it was. amazing scenery on the way down.
Lost count of how many Bass we caught.

Pics of the 2 biggest.

 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 5/9/2017 1:27:57 PM     Points: 18748
I fished it yesterday, checked the water temp - 80 degrees F. Wow.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 5/10/2017 8:33:06 AM     Points: 84485
im jealous !

great fish and stories!