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09-12-2019, 08:27 PM #1
LPf 9/12/19 Dry Run Redemption
Yesterday, I got to the lake at 4PM, anxious to get out on the placid lake. I considered looking at the KXAN Fake Radar (Sharpiegate, I called it!), but the weather changes every couple minutes so why bother.
I dragged the boat over the rocks and waded a couple hundred feet to get to navigable water. I got out on the mainlake and cast towards the outside edge.
I noticed rain to the east. I glanced over my shoulder and saw rain to the west. I looked south and saw a wall of rain advancing towards me. I looked at the Fake Radar and it was all red.
I quickly reeled in and the trick worm was struck on the way up. The fishing was probably really good, but self-preservation instincts took over. I thought, "Walmart battery don't fail me now!"
I turned the troller to max and made turns for the ramp. I started paddling furiously to supplement the battery. The wind gusted up and whitecapped the lake. I chopped grass and pole pushed until I made the ramp. The pavilion Porta-Potties blew over as I loaded out.
I went home disappointed. To make it worse, it never even rained a drop in Pflugerville. No lightning either. A very dry Dry Run.
Today, I put in at 4PM. I had the lake to myself. The bass were striking. I caught many bass and even had a big'un break off. Off at 7PM.
09-20-2019, 07:24 PM #2
09-21-2019, 03:19 PM #3
This morning, I nearly lost a sandal in the mud as I waded away from the ramp. It was worth the hassle. I caught over ten bass, including a good'un.
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09-22-2019, 12:14 PM #4
Went back to P-ville this morning. I rigged my boat in the dark. I've done this often enough that I can put it all together with my eyes closed, so I don't use any artificial light. The last thing is to drive the truck to the parking lot. I stepped on the gunwale to exit the boat. I heard the unmistakable crunch of a rod breaking, doh!
I parked the truck and walked down to the ramp. I put on water shoes, grabbed the bowline and towed the Pond Prowler to navigable water. At first light, bass were busting. I grabbed my frog rod and cast out to a mat. I heard splintering, so I knew the rod I had broken was an H20 Xpress 7' Heavy. I only paid ten bucks for the rod, but it still sucks.
I had another topwater set-up in the boat. I cast out the SSJr. I lost my balance and undressed the line down to the spool, doh!
I thought maybe I can get them from under the mat. I grabbed my punch rig and a Z-craw. I dipped the Z-craw in the Chartreuse Garlic Spike-It. Then I spilled the whole bottle of Spike-It onto the deck of the Pond Prowler, double doh!
Salvation came from a senko. I caught a beautiful largemouth next to a mat in 12 FOW. Off at 10AM.