Anyone fish the Neches River?

Discussion in 'TEXAS RIVERS TALK' started by FlashGordon, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. FlashGordon

    FlashGordon New Member

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    I've been wanting to go kayaking on the Neches off highway 79 near Jacksonville. Just wondering if anyone fishes any of the Neches.
     
  2. FlashGordon

    FlashGordon New Member

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    Apparently not many do. Wanted to tell you I took my 13 yo son kayaking on the river this past Saturday. Put in on hiway 79 just west of Jacksonville. Went upstream about 2.65 mile by the GPS. Nice leisurely ride. Only had to port past a tree one time. 2-3 other times it was a tight fit to get under/around a tree but we did! Saw a couple of old trotlines so some fish. Also, saw several fish surface - never could tell what they were. One thing I was wondering about: we saw what looked like tracks of something that had been drug down a white sand beach. Nice sunny spot so I was was wondering if they could have been gators? Couldn't make out any footprints, but no human tracks either.
    Great trip. If we ever do any fishing on the river, we'll let you know.