Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
After lots of preparation the OFM was finally ready to get after the wade fishing. My fear of stingrays is still very strong so lots of careful sliding of the feet was done. The chosen location was at the Light House Lakes Park on the shrimp boat channel. Yep it really is for shrimp boats and here is one.
The Truck was backed into the needed position for easy access to my equipment and the water. TheOFM took his sweet time getting all his gear in place but sooner or later the procrastination had to stop.
|That belly is better than a life jacket!|
Fishing was great. Catching was pitiful. In the three hours of wading there was only one bite. A strong pull and then slack resulted in a lure bit off as if the fish knew exactly where to bite and be safe.
When my body was tired enough the Team headed for the Castle. It amazes me how worn the constant small wave action coupled with the uneven footing makes me. A very hard core totally passed out nap after lunch was wonderful.Of course we went back for a second session in the afternoon. This session was only an hour and a half. Still not fish bites at all to interrupt my wading efforts. This second location was on down the road a ways from Light House Lakes Park. It is on the road to the barge terminals. The Truck was backed in through a large mud puddle and parked. It was time to suit up again and get with the program. Here is the start point on the shore.
Just before the Teams gave up for the day, a picture from out in the channel was taken. This was in a little deeper than mid-thigh water. Yep the deeper water gave me balance trouble but at least a good picture was taken.
Then it was back to the Castle and rest. Even without catching any fish, the new experience of wade fishing proved to be another good way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.