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With end of the 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Season, iFishNews shifts focus to warm water fishing.  Spring is here and fishing reports have been coming in regularly. Do check out the latest videos posted by area fishermen; great action on Bass, Catfish, and White Bass!

Bass


LakeForkGuy's tips on spawning Bass!
Catfish


Fox Sports at Lake Tawakoni!
White Bass


FishTales latest video...!


Great info for Lake Fork's bruiser Bass!


Trot Line action at Palestine!


Action at Ray Roberts!


Video from 2015 showing Bass underwater....


Short video clip but it's a Bruiser from Lavon!


Bedias Creek north of Houston; go to 0:57 to skip the intro.
Fly Tying Suggestions

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Foam Grasshopper ...is a simple fishing fly that is fished dry but eventually becomes waterlogged. It slowly sinks just under the surface when pausing your retrieve and often times it triggers a strike! Tie one in a size 8 or 10 hook for Bass, or downsize it to a size 14 or 16 for Bluegill. For more on tying one, see "Fly Tying - Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper"! Below is a video of recent action using the pattern.




Damsel Fly ...is another simple fishing fly that was mentioned in our last edition. We republish it again to showcase a recent quick trip to the local pond where the pattern was the fishing fly of interest for the Bass in that pond. For more on tying one, see our article, "COAF Damsel Fly".




Other Items of Interest!

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TRWD Fly Fest  happened again this year on the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth.

It was a great time with fishing presentations, fly tying demonstrations, fly casting instruction and much more!

Bruiser trout were to be had with the largest caught during the Big Trout Contest measuring 21"!

The event is planned again next year, so do keep your calendar's open!

For more info, go to trwdflyfest.com!



Fly Fish Texas hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is another fishing event that happened Saturday March 11!

It was in Athens at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. For more details, go to Special Events on the TPWD's webpage.

Also, do check out Fish Tales' video from last year's Fly Fish Texas!




Texas Fly Fish and Brew Festival... combined fly fishing and micro-brews into a two day event!

It was the third fishing event for Saturday March 11 in the area but it ran for two days.

So, Sunday March 12 was wide open for those who attended TRWD Fly Fest or Fly Fish Texas.

For more details, check out there website - Texas Fly Fish and Brew Festival!





Bass goes for a Damsel Fly!
FIELD REPORTS
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