Fly Fishing reports and info

Apr 05 2022

Sean Polk

Fry

Member Since :
2013
Number of Posts :
7

Greetings everyone!

I’m Sean Polk, a local fly fishing guide with Tailwaters Fly Fishing in Dallas. This year I’m guiding on PWF properties and this is the spot you can find my reports and other info on fly fishing for bass.I have 20+ years of fly fishing experience with most of that spent chasing bass and other warm water species in north Texas.

If you have in questions on flies, techniques, casting, or anything else fly fishing related, please feel free to post them on this thread or shoot me a DM.

If your looking to try fly fishing or need a casting lesson, I offer a specail rate for PWF members. 

Apr 05 2022

Sean Polk

Fry

Member Since :
2013
Number of Posts :
7

Trinity Lakes – Covington April 2

Today was a father and son intro trip. David and Anson are beginners and this was their first shot at fish on the fly. We arrived in the morning to blues skies, lite winds and water temps around 62*. We started at Comanche and fished the shore for 30 mins with hopes of fiding some shallow bass. We didn’t have any luck on the shore, so we drifted the timber in the middle channel and immediately hooked up with a few cull bass in the 12 inch range. The fish took charteuse/white clousers fished deep. After 1.5 hours, we picked up and moved to Goose Lake (the guys caught a few more on the shallow flat near the pier while I loaded the boat) The winds started to increase, so we ended up drifting the middle of the lake and picked up two more bass. Both fish were overs in the 2 lbs range and released to be caught again. We then moved to Arrowhead to try fishing the timber. This proved to be the best lake of the day with several fish in the 2-4 lbs range caught in the trees. We switched to a heavy Meat Whistle fly in olive. The best techniques was to cast past a tree, let the fly sink, and then strip it back to the boat. 

Over all we had 8 culls and 6 overs with the biggest right at 4.

Apr 05 2022

Sean Polk

Fry

Member Since :
2013
Number of Posts :
7

Originaly Posted By Sean Polk

Trinity Lakes – Covington April 2

Today was a father and son intro trip. David and Anson are beginners and this was their first shot at fish on the fly. We arrived in the morning to blues skies, lite winds and water temps around 62*. We started at Comanche and fished the shore for 30 mins with hopes of fiding some shallow bass. We didn’t have any luck on the shore, so we drifted the timber in the middle channel and immediately hooked up with a few cull bass in the 12 inch range. The fish took charteuse/white clousers fished deep. After 1.5 hours, we picked up and moved to Goose Lake (the guys caught a few more on the shallow flat near the pier while I loaded the boat) The winds started to increase, so we ended up drifting the middle of the lake and picked up two more bass. Both fish were overs in the 2 lbs range and released to be caught again. We then moved to Arrowhead to try fishing the timber. This proved to be the best lake of the day with several fish in the 2-4 lbs range caught in the trees. We switched to a heavy Meat Whistle fly in olive. The best techniques was to cast past a tree, let the fly sink, and then strip it back to the boat. 

Over all we had 8 culls and 6 overs with the biggest right at 4.

Riley Lake – Gilmer April 3

Today was another beginner trip in east Texas. I met Nikki and Dan at the gate to Riley Lake and we made the drive to the lake tucked back in the pine trees. The lake is a beautiful setting and looks like the perfect east Texas lake with tall pines and slightly tea stained water. We spent some time casting on the dock and then launched the boat and began fishing the cove near the house. Fishing started slow as they got used to casting and learning how to work the fly. The fly of the day was a baby bass clouser with pink eyes. It seamed every log on the lake had a crappie on it. We caught over a dozen crappie and 4 tiny cull bass. It appears the crappie are spawning and the bass haven’t moved up shallow. The water temps was 62* in the morning and warmed to 66* by noon. The trees in front of the house seemed to be the hot spot with 4 crappie caught in 4 casts.