Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
Hydroids are here now was the announcement on TKF. Hydroids make small painful holes in your body while you are in the water. Here is a picture of the painful results.
That happened Easter weekend. You can read a lot of information about them at this site.This afternoon it seemed like a good idea to head on over to Lamar Peninsula and Goose Island SP to see how things are over there. The area looked good with a very healthy population of mosquitoes.
When checking in at the ranger station, a shot of this nice bluebonnet was taken. They are a favorite flower of mine.
After riding around in the park and seeing that things are in good order, it was time to head for the pier. In the water around the area are lots of jellyfish to keep the hydroids company. As for me my body will stay out of the water for now.
The pier had a couple of folks out on it. A little visiting here and there was making it a pleasant time over the water. Finally the decision was made to try my hand at fishing. It took a few minutes to get my technique right. The weather was wonderful as you can see from this next picture where a pile of fish was caught.
How big a pile you may ask? Well they were all speckled Trout. Each was a copy of the previous one. Each one was a half inch too short to be legal. The lure that worked was a 4” paddle tail on a quarter ounce jig head in electric chicken coloring. The final count before my one tail was shredded so bad it could not stay on the jig head… 7 fish on the pier and 3 early releases just before getting the fish over the handrail. There are no pictures because they would only make BillyBob feel bad and we have to take care of our old friend.
Yep loading the pier walkway with fish while others watch and don’t catch anything is a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.