I decided to sign up for a fun online tournament hosted
on 321fish.com. The tournament was setup for Texaskayakfisherman.com members.
The tournament runs from Dec 1st – Jan 15th.
This is a busy time of year for me with
teaching, coaching and the Houston Boat show all coming up. I decided to use
the few days I have available and apply them towards the tournament.
I met up with a few friends at an undisclosed
bay system along the mid-Texas coast that usually puts out some hefty trout. We
launched shortly after sun rise and made our way out to the desired reef. As
usual we were searching for shell near deeper water.
The weather forecast called for very low
winds and a decent/mild Texas winter temperature. It was a slow couple of hours
in the beginning. The fish were hard to come by. As the day went on, a front
blew by bringing cloud cover, cooler temperatures and a slight breeze. This
seemed to stimulate the fish bite.
I kept grinding away, but they all seemed to
be lacking the size I desired.
I fished most of the day, from morning until
sun set. I ended with approximately 30 keeper sized trout. the sizes were
not what I needed. My largest trout of the day was just under 21″.
I just could not finds the big trout. one of
my buddies on the other hand was having some better luck. he landed a few
in the low to mid 20″ range. I watched as he constantly kept taking pictures.
We were both using pink Corkies (slightly
different shades). However, I was using the original Paul Brown Corkie, while
he on the other hand, was using the Fatboy Corkie. In my opinion the Fatboy
Corkie seems to sink at a slower rate. I’m not sure if it was the lure
difference, skill or luck, but he caught larger trout than me on this day. His
largest was 25.5″.
Operationfish.com signing out,