Saturday, September 24, 2005

Running From Rita

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 on my return from Salt Lake City, Hurricane Rita (at that time a Cat 5 storm) was on course to hit the Gulf Coast of Texas at a point 50 miles due east of my house. We decided to leave town on Thursday morning and a "short" 16 hrs later arrived at our destination of Comfort Texas. It was a long trip and the storm turned north so shortly after we left we could have turned around and would have been fine. Too bad everyone else along the Gulf Coast was also trying to head west and there was no open roads or gasoline availabe to retreat back to home!

While stuck for three days in the Texas Hill country may be tough for some, I found that parts of Cypress Creek still had enough water to sustain the local perch and bass populations. These may have been the same fish I caught earlier in the year!




Perch and bass caught on a white Roostertail.





Fisherman's View - Texas Style



Bass on a black worm rigged "wacky worm" style.

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