July 17, 2008
By Cynthia Sudds
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Junction Texas and the lovely Llano River supplied everyone with a beautiful weekend of fishing and friendship. The town opened there doors to TWFF again and everyone had a great time.
Friday started out shaky when it was discovered the park we all normally meet at on Saturday was closed due to bridge construction. Mary worked her magic to get the word out to just about everyone about the change in our plans. Dos Rios was gracious enough to allow us to use there conference room again to all gather together. Rick Wilson of Fredericksburg came out to join everyone at the Mullet Mixer and give tips on fishing and kayaking the Llano.
Saturday was a gorgeous day (though hot) and all set out to fish. Many decided to float down while others choose to wade in various places. Walter and Susan Curry of South Llano River Lodge offered the use of their facility for a lunch stop. Many of us took advantage and fished along the banks of this very beautiful place. At lunch, everyone gathered to talk about the day thus far and to discuss what was working on the water. Walter and Susan set up a delicious table of cookies, snacks, tea and fruit salad. Some choose to pull out here, others continued on down to Flat Rock low-water crossing.
Later Saturday evening, we all were treated to a delicious dinner of fajitas, beans, corn bread and margaritas at CAVU Canyon Ranch hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Kistler of the Junction Eagle, and CAVU Canyon. Better than the food was the view and the company of 30+ TWFF members and new found friends from Junction. A donation was made from the TWFF members to the Junction Meals on Wheels as gratitude for the great meal we were given. Roz brought many great items for the silent auction that went very well also.
The fish were not jumping out of the river for us but quite a few were caught including bass, sunfish, and a few Rio Grande perch. The Llano was clear, cool, and wonderful. The people and town of Junction were wonderful! Everyone appeared to be having a grand time. All around this was a great outing for all.