Big Bend National Park


Fog Day

Adventure Location: Rockport, TX
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Seafog was the main obstacle this morning to getting out and around. When the OFM set to fishing at the harbor, the fog was so thick we could not easily see the pier just across from where we were standing. 

The OFM caught another undersize trout like in the header and chunked it back in. Then we worked our way up and down the bulkhead in frustration as it was totally futile fishing. The worst part was the condensed salt fog water on the rod and the OFM’s hands. It was actually dripping off his hands it was so dense. The handling of the rod was slippery at best. When we finally quit, we stopped at a water faucet and washed the rod, reel and OFM off with drinking water from a boat slip faucet. The OFM had wisely left the camera in his jacket pocket so it did not get saturated with salt water from the fog.

After the wonderful Walmart sandwich for lunch, we did some more fishing in Fulton Texas with no hits at all. The weather had become very sunny and nice down there but the fish stayed away.

The rest of the day was spent trying to do something worthwhile but, as usual, the OFM was a total failure at that. However it culminated in a badly needed hour long nap which in itself can be a pretty good way of trying to have tooooo much fun.

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