Several weeks ago my family took a trip down to Texas to enjoy the finer F's of that wonderful state: family friends and food. Oddly enough, Texas also holds some very nice fishing opportunities so I decided to add that to the list of F's and fish at every moment I could.
My Mom (and sister with her family) lives north of Austin near some great sections of a beautiful creek that I enjoy fishing when I'm in town. This creek holds largemouth bass, Guadalupe bass, bluegill, redear, redbreast, Rio Grande Perch and many other species. My goal was to catch as many of these as I could.
Of all the sunfish out there I think the redbreast is on the top for me. For some reason I just love them - their aggressive feeding and fighting and their natural beauty really stand out. I'm on the hunt for these here in Missouri but haven't found them yet.
After a few days in the Austin area we went up to Dallas to visit my mother-in-law, brother-in-law (and his family) and several friends. I arranged an opportunity to fish with two guys I know from the Ultralight Forum. Les and Jerry are two guys that i have enhanced my gear acquisition abilities with and are both outstanding fisherman. We fished Les' home creek and had a great time.
This was definitely a highlight of the trip.