Howdy from Fshng84!
The Team has opted to use the StockerTroutFishing.com‘s Weblog to post updates from the field. CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com remains available to Readers; do feel free to navigate the website and its archive!
Additionally, I plan to assume the role as Weblog Admin. Kudos to our former Weblog Admin! She volunteered to help us start this website.
Outstanding job, and we wish you all the best in Austin as you continue your education at the “other school down the road”!
Sincerely, Fshng84 and the Field Team
In keeping with providing updates from the field, here is one from today….
Ice On The Water This Round
NucLaroche and I were debating where to fish last night. We noted two locations were stocked recently in our area – specifically, Ablon Pond in Garland on 8 January and Trinity Park in Fort Worth on 7 January.
That said, when we hit the road in the morning, the freezing temperatures and an urge to have breakfast tacos distracted us.
We ended up heading up Hwy 75 to Denison’s Waterloo Park Pond. It was stocked last week, so we anticipated the Trout would be biting still. And, since the pond was small, we could focus on finding the pattern instead of finding the fish.
Also, there were a couple of taquerias along our route in the cities of Allen and McKinney that we had not tried as of yet. Our goal was to find breakfast tacos served with a red sauce and a green sauce like the ones we get at the Sac N Pac on FM 306 and Purgatory Road when we are down South fishing the Guadalupe River.
When we arrived at Waterloo Park Pond, we noticed a sheet of ice covered parts of the pond; however, the Trout were biting! Both of us limited out, I just took longer to catch a limit by choice of course ;-)….
NucLaroche used Ultralight Spinning Gear and PowerBait to catch his five. I used a 4-Weight Fly Rod to try out a new fly reel bought online the other day.
NucLaroche limited out quickly but the action was slow for me at first. Once I switched from a Size 14 to a Size 12 BH GRHEN fished on a dead drift under a strike indicator, I had a number of strikes but kept missing the hook set.
After limiting out, I used a Tenkara Rod and managed to catch and release one last Trout before calling it a day. The Trout were well within range of the limited distance of the rod.
Overall, we had a fun time fishing despite the cold temps. At one point, I had to break the ice from my rod guides. And, although we did not find the breakfast tacos like the ones from the Sac N Pac, it was good to get outside and fish!
Even better, I met a couple of Texas Fishing Forum Members… a shout out to Stephen and Oscar. It was great talking with you Stephen; hope to see you again in the Field!
And, it was good to see you again Oscar… looks like we’ve crossed paths at the Blue River, Turner Falls, and now Waterloo this season!
To our Readers, here is a video clip of today’s action and a picture of today’s catch. No Bruisers this round but we sincerely believe any day fishing beats work! Till next round…
Good Luck and Good Fishing!