Guadalupe River

Santa Clara - California

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  1. Details: Hybrid Striped Bass

    Haven't posted in a while, too much work, not enough fishing. I managed to get out and catch this keeper and 2 undersized stripers fishing the discharge directly ...more below canyon dam. Casting up into the discharge and stripping fast back across and down current. Loads of fun on the fly! When you hook one they run strait into the current to try to get away! ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz!!!!

    1. Drew72 0
      Sweet! Giddyup and go git 'em. Nasty weather heading our way. Had been planning a salt trip for Sunday, but it's looking brutal.
    2. Chris Skinner 0
      @Drew72 headed south in about an hour, thinkin the wind might be a little rough today, but it ain't gonna stop us!
    3. Drew72 0
      Nice! Have fun and good luck. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
    4. Chris Skinner 0
      @Drew72 lol amen to that brother! Today was day 6 of 8, but I'll be in Port A this weekend for a kayak tourney, total length for top 2 trout and 2 reds, should ...more be fun!
    5. Chris Skinner 0
      @solorider4o8 they like big flashy flies moving fast!
    6. solorider4o8 0
      Nice I've been wanting to catch one on fly
    7. Drew72 0
      Great way to get back into it 🙌. Watch out, too much work will make you old before your time!
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  2. Details: Largemouth Bass

    balmy morning, water temp 65, saw a surface strike and threw to it and this 3.75lbs chuck hit it hard. 21 inches long.

  3. Overcast and cold, 33°F on the water this morning. Light NE breeze, water stained, flowing at 303cfs. Another fish from yesterday. All lit up and showing off ...more her colors. It's hard to beat it when the trout are actively chasing your fly!

    Rainbow Trout

    1. Gus Cardenas 0
      So did you use a kayak or waders ? I have been hunting for these guys , nice catch.
    2. Chris Skinner 0
      @Drew72 @Noahseeley @seaturtles @LCraig thanks guys! @viper160 down stream from Rio raft
    3. Gus Cardenas 0
      Where on the Guadalupe did you catch your trout ?
    4. Lincoln Craigge 0
      That's a pretty one
    5. Sean Wilms 0
    6. Noah Seeley 0
    7. Drew72 0
      Great colors!
    8. Chris Skinner 0
      @BigBuckMD I wish they were native lol, but no, these are this year stockers from GRTU, we do get some great looking holdovers though!
    9. BigBuckMD 0
      Wow pretty one ! Are they native to that river or stocker hold overs ?
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  4. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    Overcast and cold, 33°F on the water this morning. Light NE breeze, water stained, flowing at 303cfs. Well my first day of the 2016-17 winter trout season was ...more a winner! Managed to land 18 myself on everything from nymphs, to dries! Also took one of my bosses along for his first ever fly fishing trip, got him on his first rainbow(s) 5 total, and first fish on the fly! Great start to the season!

    1. Noah Seeley 0
    2. Chris Skinner 0
      @Drew72 haha very nice!
    3. Drew72 0
      Understood. Same reason I'm heading out again on Monday 😉
    4. easton Armstrong 0
      Nice rainbow
    5. Chris Skinner 0
      @Drew72 I try to avoid the river on the weekends, it gets too crowded, but I'm off work Monday, I'll likely be out there
    6. Drew72 0
      Awesomeness! You hitting the river some more over the weekend?
    7. Chris Skinner 0
      @Drew72 started off looking like a really slow COLD day, but once I got em patterned out it was a great trip!
    8. Drew72 0
      Nice work! 👊
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  5. Details: Guadalupe Bass

    very cold day, ice on my line when I started! they where only bitting finesse presentations all day. caught this one across the bank and he had a buddy about the ...more same size follow him up the hole way! water was very clear.

    1. mlinville84 0
      oh, forgot to add that he was about 12 inches and a whopping .80lbs!
  6. Details: Largemouth Bass

    1. Taylor Glover 0
      cool fish. looks like a guadalupe bass for sure though
  7. Details: Redbreast Sunfish

    1. mlinville84 0
      good to know, had a beautiful orange belly that didn't show up as well in the shot
    2. pocfishin 0
      Pretty sunny. Nice. Actually a redbreast sunfish.
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  8. Details: Smallmouth Bass

    decent smallie, about 15in, on a bps baby bass popper and bps micro ul rod with pflueger trion and 6# mono

  9. Details: Largemouth Bass

    3.25lbs largemouth on a Berkley lightning rod and shakespeare catera reel with 10# braid and 6# fluorocarbon leader.

    1. mlinville84 0
      yeah I like using light tackle in the river. The six pound fluorocarbon is barely visible and the river is super clear. I'm also using spinning gear so it matches ...more nicely
    2. BassKisser 0
      6lb line? wow! Once I switched from 9 to 15lb I can't imagine going back. Good catch
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  10. Details: Blue Tilapia

    Yea baby! The first of many I hope!!!

    1. Noah Seeley 0
      Nice award
    2. Chris Skinner 0
      @bassaholic13 thanks bud!
    3. David Fairchild 0
    4. Chris Skinner 0
      @Vincentbanuelos oh yea, my biggest is maybe 8-9lbs or so
    5. Vincentbanuelos 0
      I go out there every weekend and feed them about 5 cans of corn. Makes for amazing carp and catfish fishing.
    6. Vincentbanuelos 0
      @cowboy713 15.03lbs @ 31.25"
    7. Chris Skinner 0
      @bankfisher thanks bud!
    8. Chris Skinner 0
      @Vincentbanuelos haha what's your record? I've caught a few on the fly over the years
    9. awesome man way to go
    10. Vincentbanuelos 0
      Ugh.. I'll be mad... stupid sensor
    11. Vincentbanuelos 0
      @cowboy713 come with me out to Placid and get a carp on the fly. I got one on the rod. If you break my record I'll be pissed lmao
    12. Chris Skinner 0
      @ReelGame @King_Fisher @Drew72 @AndyM thanks guys! Gotta get my foot into the records somehow! Hopefully there will be many more to come!
    13. Chris Skinner 0
      @dbrod yessir I certainly did. Tilapia on the fly isn't exactly an easy mark
    14. dbrod 0
      You submitted a tilapia record...
    15. ReelGame Saucedo 0
    16. King_Fisher 0
      That's awesome!
    17. Drew72 0
    18. Andy M. 0
      Sweet dude, great job nice catch
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