Monday, October 31, 2011

Breckenridge Park

So I found out my little brother was going to this park for a baseball game...I've been meaning to try this spot for a long time so I asked my mom if I can and her response was "So I'm guessing there's a pond there". Yup.
I didn't want to bring any carp stuff since I didn't have much time there so I just took a bait caster and a light spinning rod for crappie. I started casting a LFT live baby shad and within 20casts I hooked something very large. It took off running about 20ft  and immediately I knew it was no bass. Shortly after I got it to the surface and saw it was a chunky carp. Now there was a major problem...I had not net and the bank below me dropped off 5ft and was covered with shrubs and bushes. I had to work the fish 50ft down the bank to a spot that wasn't weeded out and slid down the bank about 4ft to finish the fight. In all it took about 15mins to land the fish.
I somehow wrestled the fish up the bank (thank god it was only 5lbs) and took a quick picture, then slid back down the bank and threw the carp back into the water while almost falling into the water.
 I tried showing how steep the bank was in this picture but it just doesn't give it justice.
I moved all my gear to a spot I could easily land all fish when I saw a big swirl. I threw the jig on top of it and immediately something took off with it but then spit the hook leaving a huge cloud of muck behind it.  There was more activity from carps around this spot but somehow I didn't hook anything else but two small crappie and the bigger one of the pair was camera shy and fell back into the water before I could take a picture. I  never got any bass today.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm alive!!

With school starting in August I haven't been able to do much fishing. Here's a few pics from a couple weeks at the pond on the creek that runs by my house while fishing with a friend. Biggest fish was a 3.5 caught off a ultralite with 4lb line. We had a lot of trouble getting it in through the weeds.

 Last weekend I went with the family to Galveston on the Jamaica Beach canals for a long weekend getaway. Fishing pretty much sucked (at least in the lights) on the canals anyway. I mostly caught those pigfish with a black drum, a hardhead, and a croaker thrown into that. Crabbing was very good an we took plenty home for dinner. One other thing that sucked about the trip was it dumped 8 inches of rain on us while we were there.

Double Rainbow!! Not sure why its not coming up clear on the computer it looks great in the camera?  
My dad and decided to brave the rainy weather an try our luck on the 61st St. Pier. We didn't catch anything huge but got enough croaker for 2 dinners. While we were they a kid his friend, and dad were having pretty good luck I'd say. Yes he really did catch this 35lb red on his own with the only needing help when it was being netted.

All of these were caught in one trap

My fishlog 2011

Decided my fishlog is getting way too long for the tff lol and will only get longer (hopefully), so here it is

Fish of 2012: