Saturday, August 02, 2008

Fun at the Coast

We had a nice visit from Mrs. Bocks (AKA Robyn) as the summer neared a close. Since Tracy and I have been talking so much about the fun we've been having in Matagorda County, Robyn agreed to give it a try. She was familiar with the beach as we had taken a couple of trips last year but this new "fishing thing" that Mom is into sounded intriguing. We decided to try the pier in Palacios on Friday night and then do some kayaking on Saturday after having lunch at Spoonbills.

The trip to Palacios was fun but the fish weren't cooperating. We caught several tiny gafftop off the wall before dark and even though we all caught a few sandies, the wind continued to blow making casting lightweight jigs difficult. There were more folks on the pier than usual and we called it a night before it got too late.

Saturday turned out to be the hottest day of the year and the water was quite a bit lower at Three Mile Lake than it had been the previous week. We saw a fellow kayaker back by the lake that needed a jump and after getting him back on the road we launched for some paddle lessons and some kayak fishing. Here's Robyn in the Magic. She did great despite the heat and low water.

Somehow I seem to have a knack for making the first kayak trip challenging for the special women in my life.

Tracy found a cool spot under the umbrella while Robyn and I paddled. She took her turn and we fished as Robyn got caught up on some reading but the fish had moved into deeper water before the tide fell. This spot had become landlocked since last week so we'll wait for the next storm to bring the water up again.

We finally gave up and went out to the beach for some cooler breeze. Tracy and I fished but only caught hardheads and a whiting or two.

The day turned out to be a success even if it was too hot and the fish weren't biting. We even stopped off for dessert at Spoonbills on the way home. Can you say key lime pie and tiramisu?

1 comment:

Bawana said...

When you say its hot I pay attention! Looks like fun, every trip is an adventure.