October 24, 2008
By Glenna Noret
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The TWFF finally made it to Bandera and the beautiful Medina River. No Ike to stop us this time! The weather was crisp and beautiful, and the water was cool and crystal clear. This year’s drought limited our fishing to wade fishing, but the numerous low water crossings and access at Muller’s Ark gave everyone plenty of opportunities to test their skills against perch, bass, and catfish.
Mike and I checked out the wade fishing Friday morning. It was a little cool and we chose to use our waders. Probably a good choice since the temperature was in the high 40s! Although we had scouted out every low water crossing between Muller’s Ark and Medina, we only fished at Muller’s Ark. We caught a couple of small perch and one bass before Kelley Kazura joined us. Kelley caught a couple of small bass within the first 30 minutes of fishing before she decided she needed to warm up since she wasn’t wearing waders. Roz Orr and Frances Estes got there Thursday evening and fished Muller’s Ark Friday. Roz landed a really nice bass off the dock. Betty Burleson and Linda Love also were there early checking out the area and doing quite well in their fishing efforts.
Friday evening started off with a great Mullet Mixer held at the River House at Muller’s Ark. We had a great bonfire, great food and great friends. We even had the Muller’s Ark donkeys visit us.
Saturday morning started off slow with everyone waiting for the temperatures to rise before braving the water. Several folks gathered at the River House and Jim and Kerri Stephenson helped N. J. Menchaca rig up her fly rod for the first time. She even caught her first fish at the dock on the Muller Ark lake! A special thank you to the Stephensons for helping a new member learn the ropes!