Sunday, February 04, 2007

Turtle Bay

Saturday finally came and just like a couple of 9-year-olds with new toys, Paul and I had the boats loaded up and headed to the coast early in the morning. It was still a little cool but we were dressed for it and ready for our first saltwater fishing adventure in the yaks.

Me and "Spot" are going to get along fine. I really like the balance between stability and speed that are the characteristics of this kayak and I really am enjoying the upgraded seat and the rudder.

We arrived at Jensen Point for the launch about 7:30 and it was brisk but the winds were light and there was a promise of the sun breaking through the clouds.

We fished all morning and Paul connected with a redfish. I didn't get any fish slime on my hands but had an exceptional time paddling and fishing from "Spot".

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Jensen Point Boat Launch

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Captain Paul with "Mango Salsa"

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Captain John loading "Spot"

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One Happy Fisherman

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Wading the Oyster Reef

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Seeking the Prize

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Pelican's Pier


After lunch we loaded up the boats and drove through Palacios to the upper end of the bay where the Tres Palacios river runs in. We launched at Carl Park off FM 521 and paddled up the river aways to check things out. The river was fresh from the recent rains and we explored a side slough where we found some feral hogs working in the brush. We never got close enough to get a picture but could hear them like they were in the boat with us.

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River Traffic

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Looking For Lunch

All in all it was a great day and yes - Tracy you were right on - I did spend the whole day fishing. You know me better than I do myself!

2 comments:

Bawana said...

Great Post, looks like a fun time was had by all.

eatmorefish said...

We need more "fish" in the fishing pictures!