ftu_top_freeship
view cart
0 Item(s) in Cart
Total: $0.00
account store help my account
store hours and location

‹ Kayak Fishing Blog

Lots of Wind and Even More Buffalo

Posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 by cnull in Kayak Fishing Blog

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 spring break.

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.

 photo d6fcd95f-ef97-41d0-aef9-0b08daefe4d2_zps0a6189c9.jpg

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.

 photo a2426d5d-24a9-4de1-b7a9-09e5db1159a7_zps9188de04.jpg

The wind was so strong I had to go close to shore just to take my pictures.

 photo 4e81f651-935d-499a-af86-ce9566f11f1f_zps4369a946.jpg

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 “kayakwars.com”.

 photo 672ff306-0f47-408b-bdd2-b2157813bf11_zps66e61d82.jpg

 photo 9d5e3a32-c2a1-4bb6-af97-f0bcd7747675_zps99961fd2.jpg

Even my former wrestler, Ayham, was able to get in on the action.

 photo 5d12cbe1-ca99-4fff-9b60-71abc8140bbd_zpsb2074165.jpg

Despite the wind and weather we ended with a fun day.

Operationfish.com signing out,

Todd Hart