Wednesday, 3-12-14 I had a chance to fish with a former
wrestler of mine. It’s been a while since he was on the team. As matter of
fact, It’s been a while since he graduated from high school as he is now a
dentist and often to busy to hang out. However, he had a free day over
The weather forecast was rough with 30 plus
mph winds. He has limited days to fish and this was his only free day so we
decided to “suck it up” and look for a place to fish I thought would be
sheltered from the wind. We hit the Lake Livingston Dam. We arrived late
in the morning and people were leaving with stringers of white bass. They
claimed the bite had stopped and they were calling it a day. Just our luck, we
arrived shortly after the bite. Beggars can’t be choosers, so we unloaded
the kayaks and hit the water.
The action was slow but I was able to grind
out 5 white bass in a wind protected finger protruding from the main river.
After a while I talked my buddy into heading
to the main river and checking out the dam. The wind was miserable. It took
forever to pedal against the gusting wind. Once we arrived close to the dam I
noticed schools of hundreds of large buffalo sitting right below the surface. I
cast my small jig heads in front of the fish and allowed the current to drift
my bait into the school of fish. It was only a moment before I was hooked up with
a monster fish.
The wind was so strong I had to go close to
shore just to take my pictures.
These aren’t normally something I would fish
for, but they were certainly fun to catch. I think I ended the day with roughly
12 buffalo. Only a few were over the 24″ minimum length required for
Even my former wrestler, Ayham, was able to
get in on the action.
Despite the wind and weather we ended with a
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