Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
Several chores were finished today. The first one gave me a chance to check out how the new pier was progressing toward being ready for fishing. When the Teams left in February the pier seemed to have a lot left to do. It was a surprise to find it finished and being used. It is a very nice pier that actually is a jetty protecting the harbor from silting up so quickly.
A nice parking lot leads to the walkway on top of the jetty. They did a really smart move when they installed culverts in the dead end of the area to allow some flow into and out of the dead end of the basin. It is a nice L shape with lots of fishing room. From near the elbow looking in toward the harbor you can see how nice it was done.
My path went out to the very end to see what there is to see. Standing at the end looking back toward the parking lot allows you to see your vehicle. In this case the Truck is visible slightly to the right of the end of the jetty.
While still at the end of the jetty a picture was taken back along the channel side of the jetty. Along this side you can cast out into the harbor channel in your search of fish. There was the head of a very large gaff-topsail catfish resting in the rocks. If someone took the meat home they had some very good eating.
Between the old jetty across the channel and this new jetty there will be some very interesting currents and eddies created. Over the next few months it will be a challenge to figure out exactly how to fish this area and the new currents.
Of course there were plenty of shore birds along the rocks. This particular egret was very comfortable with me being very close with the camera. It is a small bird and the best that could be found on the internet using my memory it is a snowy egret.
This jetty/pier will definitely be the site of some future efforts at trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.