Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
Some white butterflies were really getting with it today near the Rockport Beach Park pier. There were a few dozen of them whizzing around causing me to waste a lot of electrons trying to photograph them. Eventually a decent picture of a few of them was obtained. Perseverance paid off for the Photography Team.
A long time ago a wild urge hit me and some fish bait was purchased. It has languished in the large tackle box since then. In fact half of it about a year ago was given to BillyBob. A choice was made to try it out for catching fish today. It is bait called GULP.
The fishing line was rigged up with a float, split shot and a circle hook. Then a piece of a Gulp Shrimp was put on the hook. A gentle toss into the water and the Fishing Team was ready for action.Suddenly the float went under and then tore across the water. The line was leaving a wake to make an aircraft carrier proud. The fish jumped out of the water shaking its head. Then tore around the area like a JATO pack was on its back. A couple of more jumps and some tail walking kept the excitement at a high level. Suddenly it headed for a piling next to the pier. There was not stopping this freight train. The Fishing Team got lucky and the rod tip, with a lot of stretch on my part, was able to reach past the piling and keep the line from being cut. A couple of more screaming runs then it was game over for a moment.
From the minute the fish hit the pier deck it was blinding flopping action again for at least a minute. But when it was mentioned to the fish that if it calmed down it would get its picture on the internet, it was immediate stopping of all the action. My foot was placed near to give perspective. The picture was taken.
Here is the promised picture of the Ladyfish. It was then gently tossed back into the water to fight another day. After a few more hits the action died down to nothing.However a pelican starting putting on the next show. It kept at it for over a half hour. The show was lots of zooming around and dive bombing fish in the water. Some of the passes came very close to the Photography Team to make it more exciting.
On top of all that good time, a nice fellow came along to visit. We must have talked for an hour.
Randy was relatively new to the area, so he was filled in on lots of good places to fish. He lives in Kerrville. The next time he is bringing a yak down so he can get really serious into chasing the fish. So if you see Randy around your area be sure and say HI. You will enjoy the visiting.
Wow, all this excitement proved this was a great day or trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.