Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
The fishing pier at the local marina was glad to see the OFM Fishing Team. The weather was nice and the temperature just right. The only thing missing was fish. It is an important part of catching fish to go to where the fish are located. So the OFMFT headed to where the fish are usually ready for catching.
A left turn in City of Aransas Pass heading toward Port Aransas got us into the fish catching territory. BUT the B&R Flats parking areas were mostly flooded with bay water. A few “dry” spots did exist but were already occupied. This happens often during the year.
This is a well-known fish catching area. On weekends it gets very crowded. Today it was not so crowded due to the ground being covered with a few inches of saltwater.
We chose to go across highway 361 to the Light House Lakes Park. Then we took the right turn to go to the east end of the park and park. From there we walked across the dirt/sand/mud to a channel to do some fishing. The area is usually productive when fished from a yak but even wade fisher folk have some good catches here.
Something was eating the tails off my lures. Finally it was hooked and landed. There was not much fight to the fish. When the OFM could see the fish, it was UGLY. These are called Lizard Fish. The teeth in that mouth are second to none in the fish world.
By now it was time to go find lunch, so the Teams headed back to Rockport and Whataburger. The Teams thought the adventures were over for the day. WRONG AGAIN AS USUAL.
The OFM got a wild hair late in the evening to get the Yak out for a first trial. So the Truck was loaded and away we went. The closest place is the launch at Little Bay near the marina. It was also a good place since the wind was blowing from the water to the shore at that launch point. We got all set up to get out and see how we get along with the new boat.
The launch went easy and the OFM’s feet did not even have to get wet. The new Yak is well behaved and moderate in all areas. The foot well stays wet and the seat area holds about a ¼” of water. About a mile of paddling was done in all directions. Some acrobatics were tried and the Yak behaved very well. It is a pretty good boat for about half the price of most name brand yaks this size.
We did not take a camera or any other non-essential items out with us this time. The OFM needed to practice being in a boat again and was afraid we might go swimming unannounced. We did not even come close.
After the loop around the area, the Yak was loaded in the Truck and a wet OFM drove the Teams back home. It was a Grande Finale to another day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.