Big Bend National Park

11/12/20

Flat Fish

 Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Date: 11-12-2020
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The OFM awoke to a swollen and very sore right ankle. So a good dose of ibuprofen was taken and back to bed for a little while to let the medicine get to work. About a half hour later we got the lazy bum up and headed for the fishing areas.

By the time we got to the wooden pier, the maintenance crew was hard at work finishing a job started last January. All of the pier had had any and all trouble spots replaced except the ramp up to the main deck. It is only about a nine inch step but the pier is supposed to be wheelchair capable so they replaced the soft sloped ramp with new treated wood.

As the OFM was there watching and visiting with the workers he kept his lure in the water “fishing”. Suddenly he had a fish on and the fight started. When the fish was finally brought to the top, it was a nice size flounder. Now we had a real trouble. November is a special season for flounder here in Texas and the OFM had no idea what the special rules required. His rule book was back at the Castle!

Neither of the workers were sure either. OK a quick jerk and the flounder was gone away. When we got back home we looked up the fall rules for flounder. It turns out we could have kept the flounder. Oh Well, it will be out there making more flounder for us so it is not a bad deal after all.

The rest of the day was rather laid back to rest the injured foot. We have no idea what happened but tonight it is doing very well thanks to the good careful care it was given during the day.

We fished a lot but no more fish were caught and did not walk the areas anywhere close the the normal amount. We met several nice new folks and had some great conversations. It was a great day of trying to have tooooo much fun.

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