• Saturday Switch Rod Practice at Bethany Lakes…. #switchrod

    By / May 27, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Decided to get a round of Switch Rod casting practice at Bethany Lakes this morning. Missed two Bass but did get two Bass. Lots of fun especially getting distance casts using the one-handed style we like. One Bass went for a Clouser Minnow; the other Bass went for an Olive Near Deere. The two Bass… [read more]

  • Quick Trip to Bethany…!

    By / May 24, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Able to sneak away this evening for a quick trip to Bethany Lakes. Really nice evening with minimal wind. Made for ease of casting the fly rod. Bite was slow but still lots of fun. Caught a Bass and a Shellcracker on a Foam Grasshopper, and another Bass that went for a Near Deere. Bass… [read more]

  • Tied Another Foam Grasshopper…

    By / May 13, 2017 / Fishing

    Tied another Foam Grasshopper to replace the one lost the other day. Having tied it, had to “test” it out! Fun time on a nice Thursday evening!   #foamgrasshopper keeps working! #flyfishing for #bass #bluegill #sunfish …fun times! A post shared by COAF Field Team ( on May 12, 2017 at 3:12pm PDT

  • Foam Grasshopper Worked Again!

    By / May 11, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes, Bluegill

    Had a fun time yesterday fishing Bethany using the 5wt Fly Rod and a Foam Grasshopper. Took a little to find where they were but once found able to catch a mix of Bluegill, Shellcracker and Bass. Did lose the Grasshopper but did get a fish with a Pink Near Deere and another on a… [read more]

  • Foam Grasshopper Again This Round!

    By / May 3, 2017 / Fishing

    Front was rolling in and temps were dropping and the wind was howling. Decided to try fishing Kroger Pond since the Significant Other sent Your’s Truly on a grocery errand… which equates to a stop at the pond at Bethany Ridge Park aka “Kroger Pond”! Managed to catch two Bluegill and a nice Bass. Had… [read more]

  • Green Foam Grasshopper This Round! #flyfishing

    Able to get a round of fishing in this evening. Caught Bass, Bluegill, and Sunfish while fly fishing at Bethany Lakes. Went with a Foam Grasshopper to get them today! Hoping the colder temps are done, and we can get back to kayak fishing!   Able to wet a line and go #fishing this evening…. [read more]

  • Red Damsel Fly Worked Well at PESHS…! #damselflies

    By / March 22, 2017 / Bass, Catfish

    Decided to tie a couple of Red Damsel Flies and fish the catch and release ponds at Plano East Senior High School. Started out with a little fingerling Bass, then a Sunfish, and then a nice Catfish! Fun time… liking the Damsel Flies in purple and now in red, too! Ended the trip with 4… [read more]

  • Another Round of Damsel Flies for Bass at Bethany! #damselflies

    By / March 21, 2017 / Fishing

    Quickly tied some Damsel Flies to replace the ones lost yesterday. Fished them at Bethany Lakes and managed five Bass! Do watch the hook sets and how we are triggering the set by the movement in the fly line!   Log Book Entry: 3/21/17 Location: Bethany Lakes – Main Pond (Allen) Time: 17:30 – 18:45… [read more]

  • Pattern Changed… Damsel Flies Worked This Round! #damselflies

    By / March 20, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Bass seemed to have developed lockjaw on the Foam Grasshoppers. Tied three purple Damsel Flies, and then fished Bethany Lakes later in the afternoon… caught three Bass. Would have caught more but lost all three Damsel Flies! Used short pulls of the line, and then a short pause before repeating. Bass tended to hit the… [read more]

  • Struck Out On the Trinity; Did Get a Bass Elsewhere… #flyfishing

    By / March 19, 2017 / Bass

    Fished the Trinity River this morning in hopes of Trout; no luck with them. But, did see lots of Carp… looked like they were spawning. Sight cast to passing schools and did get one strike but ended throwing the hook soon after. Later, decided to closeout the weekend with a quick trip to Stoney Hollow… [read more]

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