Friday, February 08, 2008

East Fork Whites

Spring is in the air and the white bass are beginning the annual run upstream to spawn. That means fast action on the East Fork of the San Jacinto river near New Caney.

Today it was "Two Pauls and a John" setting out for a mid-day paddle with white and chartreuse curley tailed grubs, roostertails, roadrunners, and a plethera of other delectible morsels designed to trik the whites.

Paul H. and I met brother Paul at about 9:30 and after a drop off and vehicle shuttle we were underway. There seemed to be more folks out today than usual and it's no wonder as the sky was blue and the sun was warming everything up to the mid 70's.

It is a challenge fishing in moving water when all around are twigs, branches, roots, and other bait stealers overhead, behind, or just under the water in the exact spot that you want to fish.

We caught several fish even though they were scattered and slow to bite. These fish fight like a much bigger fish and since we were using ultralight rigs it was a lot of fun.

Here is a short video that captures some of the trip.


Bawana said...

Gotta love that video, I feel like I was there. going in right now to dry off and wash the fish smell off of my hands.

Paul Batchelder said...

You got some great shots. I will send you some I got of you!