posted on July 01, 2012 19:44
Let's be fair Jay Koshkin grew up on Galveston Bay and had fished all his life---Chad Virnig had fished but not as much growing up in the north and Robert Carter -- this was his first time but he caught the biggest fish. Jay excelled from the git-go and finally switched to a bait caster and was throwing just a live shrimp and a hook as well as everyone else with a spinning reel. Lot of grass in the first place we tried (too bad because it had been giving me a lot of fish. Had rained just before daybreak and the water was murky--soon turning to muddy. Hit a bunch of spots taking a fish here a fish there. Worked our way up to the Arroyo and near Marker 9 Robert hooks something big turns out to be a Black Drum at 26 inches (largest fish of the day by the novice. Thought about going to Mansfield but a couple of black clouds changed my mind and headed back south hoping to hit our first hole but to no avail ( other boats knew I had been doing well there and had moved in--- HAPPENS.) Stopped a little north and took a couple more trout and Chad hooked a nice flounder that didn't quite get in the boat. Our bait was about gone hit one more spot at Marker 69 lost one more good trout and caught a few throwbacks.-----Tired and out of bait headed to the dock.
FOOTNOTE: The black clouds that kept me from going to Mansfield turned to be a front that dumped up to 5 inches of rain in some areas near Brownsville--the Island and Port Isabel got close to 3 inches LUCKY Huh! Just beat it to the dock.
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