Adventure Location: Near Rockport, Texas
The OFM received a good or is it bad, anyway a lesson on using hip waders today. The previous times he has used the waders he did not go very far from where he entered the water. So having bare feet in the wader boots was just fine.
Today was a new era in wade fishing for him. He walked over a half mile barefoot in the waders for the fishing effort. Of course he did not catch any fish. Here is the area where most of the walking happened. That is not him in the picture. It is a real fisherman instead.
His final destination was the other side of the bridge. BUT on the way there the error of his ways became apparent. Socks are required on his feet when using the waders. By the time the Fishing Team got to the bridge the OFM’s feet were screaming at him. The walking stopped and he just stood in the water casting lures for a long time. But it could not be put off forever; the long painful walk back to the Truck had to be done. And done it was at v e r y s l o w speed.
After arriving at the Truck and putting away the fishing gear, the painful process of getting the waders off was begun. The good news is the blisters had popped and were not many in quantity. Tonight a warm bath for the feet and some antibiotic ointment on them should help the recovery pace. No, we will not be showing photographic evidence of his stupidity.
This evening we headed out to check the harbor area for fish catching. The Little Bay area is known for good catching of speckled trout. This pair of fishermen were enjoying the nice 75 degree, sunny weather.
The Teams have learned this lesson well. Bare feet in will never again be allowed to interfere with trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.