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Eventful Weekend for Chad Lyden

Posted Monday, September 30, 2013 by cnull in Kayak Fishing Blog

What an awesome weekend spent paddling around the marsh of South East TX.So I hit the water Friday in search of some tournament fish for an upcoming Lone Star Kayak Series tournament but all I managed to find was high water, east winds and three little redfish that were extremely hungry for my Gulp! Shrimp, hanging under a popping cork.

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Saturday was one of the best days I've had on the water in a really long time. I had the honor of being invited by Joe Winston with Heroes On The Water to help out with a group of our military veterans he was bringing from Houston to fish some backwater marsh lakes.

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We launched from some private property directly into lake and began our adventure of trying to put these guys onto some redfish before the wind was to pickup. We fished hard and did a lot of paddling but it just wasn't in the cards for catching fish that day. Joe had set up a shore lunch, which was provided by Monica and John, who own the Bon Mon food truck here in Beaumont. They brought some awesome chicken salad sandwiches for the guys.

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After lunch most of the group hit the water again for some afternoon fishing. I on the other hand had some family coming to visit so I had to go. I sure hope they were able to find some afternoon schools for those guys.

Tight lines and bent rods

Chad Lyden

lydenca@yahoo.com