Fishing Spicewood Springs makes one either a better caster or cusser, take your pick. We used our 1# and 2# rods and fished narrow runs and pools created by cascading waterfalls as Spicewood Springs wended its way down to the Colorado River. We hiked farther up than we ever have and were not disappointed. We netted fish that have probably never be caught before. Small, yes, beautiful, absolutely, and so unafraid that they swam up to us and nipped at our waders and boots. Where we fished packed like sardines on the river, here we fished just ourselves often times taking turns because the creek was not wide enough for two side-by-side. At times sheer granite walls surrounded us, and at others, wild oaks, cedars, and shrubs. Drop-offs and small waterfalls gave birth to each of the pools we fished, and due to the rocky bottoms, the waters were always clear until the mouth of the creek.
Cody hooked up with the bigger fish using the CodyBuggers, and I chose to fish the GirlieBugger. Our fish were measured by ounces not pounds, but Cody landed several Bass nearing a pound and Bluegill in the 5-7 ounce size. After suffering zero catches for the White Bass, the small Bluegill satisfied me due to their beautiful colors, including scarlet eyes, and feverent fight. A 6 ounce Bluegill can put a bend in a 2# rod like a 10 pound Bass can put in a 5# rod! 1.1 pound tippet, 2# rod, and a floating line made for an excellent fishing trip in a majestic, solitary setting.
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