I launched and paddled across the ICW into Yates Cove, then Yates Bayou, into the little “pond” where the Bayou dumps into. That’s where I had the bites and caught the fish. The bait fish were very active, water was blowing up all over the place, but I just couldn’t get anything to take the bait. I’ve always fished artificial in fresh water and done well, but I’ve never had luck in salt with them. I think nearly 30 years I’ve caught maybe 10 fish on artificial in saltwater. I’ve caught more fish than I could ever count on shrimp (live and dead), just never had the touch with the plastics.
Aside from being nice to get out of the house and actually catching a couple of fish, it was a brutal day. The wind was howling straight out of the south for most of the day, so fishing one area was impossible without dropping an anchor. After fighting the wind all day, the paddle back to Stingarees was straight into it. According to the weather channel app, it was 15-18 sustained, gusts to 23. It was blowing so hard on my way back to the marina that when I stopped paddling to take a drink of water, before I could get the cap off the bottle I was going backward from the wind.
I was debating last night on going to Bolivar or Conroe. I chose Bolivar, but I’m kind of wishing I would have gone to Conroe. Next chance I get to take the Yak out, that’s where I’m headed I think.
No real point to the thread other than to complain I reckon, lol.