Saturday, April 07, 2007

Night Fishing in the Yak

After a nice walk with Tracy at Brazos Bend I was eager to head to Palacios and wet a line. The wind had been calm all day and I still had the boat on the Tracker from my trip to Evans Lake.

I arrived at about 8:30 pm and launched at the boat ramp.

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I was using my LED headlight and a C-light on a mast.

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I think I'll find another light for the boat as the C-light was pretty dim and the batteries didn't last as long as advertised. It will be fine to have on my PFD but I need something a little brighter and long lasting for the boat.

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It was pretty cool being on the water at night. I stayed close enough to the piers to be seen but far enough where the long casters could not reach me with flying lead and hooks.

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I found some trout at the light along the seawall by the Baptist Encampment. Catching them from the kayak is a totally different experience. I got splashed and slimed and got to see the fight from water level. I had to manage the line and keep the fish away from the anchor line. It was exciting and added a whole new degree of difficulty!

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I caught four keepers and lost another one at the boat that I think was the biggest of all. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

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As usual, I stayed out too late and by the time I got home, cleaned fish, took a shower, etc. it was time for some shut-eye.

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We're having fish for supper!

2 comments:

Bawana said...

One of these days you are going to hook into something big and get towed.

eatmorefish said...

Nice job brother..get out that Q beam and spot light um!