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My wife has followed the COP’s facebook page for me. Yesterday, they opened the trail. Today they opened the lake. At noon she text me a screenshot of the announcement. I told my co-worker and he called me a “day wunner.”

Not only did make it on Day One, I think I was the first legal watercraft on the lake since it was closed. Wicked NE outflow had me digging for the main lake point. I looked for the grass, but guess what, while no one was looking the city sprayed the lake and this time they did it right: there is NO hydrilla. Even the pond weed is brown and dead. The upside is this will allow an explosion in the zebra mussel population. Way to go.

Austin Energy did the same thing at Decker. Pre-COVID there was plenty of nice heathy hydrilla. The manager’s come up with a contrived reason to close Decker and Pflugerville then spray then living crap out of the grass. They’ll wind up scraping mussels for years to come.

The lake was a white capped chocolate mess with every species of dead grass washing up on the windward shore. I was the only fool making a go of it. A kite boarder readied his kite and kept looking to the west. I don’t fish here with a yak very often, so I tried to make the best of it while nervously looking over my shoulder at the ominously looming and bolt firing thunderhead to the west.

My phone chirped and I knew my wife was texting me to get the heck off the water. Just one more cast...

There is one more constant to report. I mistakenly thought that after not seeing a lure for two months I would catch one on every cast. Well, this is Pflugerville and you cannot force-feed these bass. They eat when THEY want to eat. Can’t wait to get back!
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Thanks Bassin. I had a good run, catching bass five days in a row from four different bodies of water, including an eight pounder. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at “Lake St. Augustine” tidying up the yard so I can focus my efforts on the upcoming weekend.
 
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