went for a boatride yesterday,,, which is what i usually say when i go fishing,,,, but yesterday’s boat ride turned into an actual boat ride. to begin with had not been on the water since the end of dux season,,,, so locating fish and fishable water was going to be a challenge. but when we got to that second boat launch and put the boat in the water,,,, we attempt to get some shrimp and,,, surprise,,,, despite an earlier report that there were shrimp to be had,,,,no shrimp. as we kno,,, the ss down the street do not sell bait to jack’s customers,,, so we wait around with a few others who are waiting the arrival of the shrimp which were supposed to be there for 5 am. we left the boat launch baitless after six. we fished pretty hard for most of the morning,,,, amadee,,,, bayou robin,,, lake robin ,,, thenn to four horse,,,, (or is that four whores??? always wanted to know how it got it’s name) little four horse,,, edge of lake campo,,,, wind had started by then,,,, back to four whores and into the bay leading to round lake. not a keeper caught the entire day. stopped at lake john as the last stop of the day. still grassy there so using a cork,,,, and when i was reeling kind of fast right next to the boat i got a strike. apparently that is what they wanted there,,,,, so we started basic cast and retrieve with a cork,,,, caught a few nice trout in lake john. they bit for a half hour or so but that was it. to the boat launch before two. fishing without bait turned out to be an exercise in futility.
what i did notice and wanted to pass on,,,, now i always appreciate the beauty of the marsh,,,,, we saw a very large eagle in flight that was screaming,,, and we saw some dux,,, more dux than i have seen in the marsh,,,, maybe ever. i mean we saw tens of thousands of dux,,,, many in amadee,,,, many many in the four horse area. one “cloud” in four horse must have had over five thousand dux in it. i have not seen anywhere near this type of number for the past twenty five or thirty years. portends well for dux futures. well,,,that is about all i got,,,, beauty in the marsh,,,, as well as frustration.