Saturday, April 22, 2006

Baffin Bay & The Play

Needville's One Act Play advanced to the Region level of competition which was held in Kingsville yesterday. We decided to go and support the effort and ended up staying in one of the Wild Horse Lodge's bay houses on Baffin Bay.

You have already figured out what this means - Fishing!

We arrived on Thursday after lunch and after unpacking and getting some bait, I got in a couple of hours on the pier before we were to meet our friends for dinner.

JB with the 10 footer.

I had four rods - three were rigged with dead shrimp on the bottom

One was for casting artificials and fishing live shrimp under a popping cork

Croaker - nice colors!

Full from dinner at King's Inn

Evening on Baffin Bay

We had a nice visit from my nephew Paul and his three compadres. They brought two guitars and a mandolin and we played and sang some tunes. Paul has really improved and now plays the banjo, guitar and mandolin and is writing songs. Keep it up Paul!

Time to go to work

This is the time
This is the place
It's all about you, the dead shrimp, and the water

Three nice black drum and a 13" croaker

One of the drum was really Paul's but he couldn't
beat me to the rod when it started jumping!

I'm Watching You!

The light was pretty good and brought up some baitfish on Friday.

I caught several trout but I left the camera in the house!

In addition to being a good good fishing hole, Baffin Bay is also a birders paradise.

We saw a lot of birds and really enjoyed them as our current area is limited to blue jays, sparrows, cardinals, mockingbirds, and hummingbirds.

Tufted Titmouse in flight

This was an Oriole that was building a nest on the house.

Tufted Titmouse looking for seeds

I took my conference call on Friday morning on the pier.

I'm not fishing - I'm on a call.

We watched six one act plays on Friday afternoon. Needville was awarded alternate Advancing Play -third place- as two schools advance to State.

Our gang did a great job and we are proud of you!

This is the last year Needville will be competing in the Region that will meet in Kingsville.

In all, my fishing adventure yielded six keeper drum in the 5-10 lb range, two 15" spotted sea trout, several croaker and undersized drum and trout, and last but not to be forgotten some big hardheads (saltwater catfish).

I guess I'll just have to find another reason to make the trip South next year.


eatmorefish said...

Just so you know, in sales you must be "on call" all the time! The drum look great and I bet they will look even better on the grill.

Vinegaroon said...

Nice black drum fish! We need to try fishing San Luis Pass near Freeport-Galveston. They have overnight camp trailer facilities available, including a place to pitch tents -- Organizing my fishing gear. Can't wait!