Adventure Location: Rockport Harbor, TX
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The OFM loves to experiment with fishing gear. Lures, reels, rods, fishing line or anything to do with fishing are worthwhile targets in his exploits. So this morning we were trying out using fluorocarbon line for fishing. The second cast out had a hard headshaking hit. Then the fish released the lure. The lure had several tooth marks on it. One pair of tooth penetrations left pyramid shaped tooth holes.
The trout have narrow more needle like teeth. Our best guess was another Spanish Mackerel hit, bit and ran.
Although the fluorocarbon line works just fine, it sinks too fast. Quickly it was apparent that the jig lure would go to the bottom too quickly for our fishing in that location. Several hours of try out was given the new line but in the end we re-spooled the yellow braid back on the reel. The fluorocarbon line will be excellent for plastic worm fishing on Falcon Lake and Amistad Lake. It is now in storage for any freshwater fishing that it would be an excellent application of its characteristics.
In spots around the harbor are grass patches. In some of the patches wildflowers have been planted. Many of the plants are in bloom at this time. Most of the bluebonnets are of the normal bright blue, like the one tattooed on my ankle. However today we spotted a couple of “otherbonnets” growing in the patches. This is the first time in the memory of the OFM that bluebonnets were not blue.
Even though the fish did not co-operate it was a good effort at trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.