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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 09:27:33 AM »
I really wish I was going to be there, but the boss says I have to meet her in Indianapolis that weekend.  You'll be in good hands with Puck!
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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2014, 01:29:45 PM »
Get your kitchen passes early!

The fish are waiting for us at Bolivar Marsh this weekend.

I plan to be there early enough to set up a coffee pot.

Anybody willing to bring kolaches?

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2014, 01:34:22 PM »
I'm pumped for this skirmish. Is everyone just making a day-trip outta' this experience?

Day trip it is.  Early morning across on the ferry, but avoid it later in the day.

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2014, 02:07:07 PM »
Guys - looks like I  must back out of the Bolivar marsh trip - regrets. Seems I have a grandchild introducing himself to the world this week.

Have fun without me!

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2014, 02:54:59 PM »
OK,

Taking a look at the sign-up we have 8 of us, as of today.  One says he is on the trip, but not signed up yet.

Garland S.  (cancelled out)
John P. (VP)
Kevin M.
Mike M.
Tom A.
Will A.
Puck [Kayak]
Raymond L. [Kayak]

Let me know if we need some more coordination?

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« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 09:30:57 AM by Puck »
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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 06:23:36 AM »
OK,

Taking a look at the sign-up we have 8 of us, as of today.  One says he is on the trip, but not signed up yet.

Garland S.  (cancelled out)
John P. (VP)
Kevin M.
Mike M.
Tom A.
Will A.
Puck [Kayak]
Raymond L. [Kayak]

Let me know if we need some more coordination?

Puck


Oi, Caleb H. will be joining the excursion. He & I are meeting at the put-in at 6 & want to be on the water before sunrise. I'm sure we'll see you guys out there! And we'll definitely grab a bite to eat afterwards. I just wanted to let you know, so you won't be waiting for us

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2014, 08:24:18 AM »
This was an adventure. 

We had 2 early launches, and I haven't talked to them yet to see how they did.

I got lost trying to find the launch site.  Google maps had it wrong.  I now have it as POI in 2 GPSs.  I was not the only one to be late thanks to our reliance on modern electronics.

John and Joe were on the water by the time I got my act together.

Since I brought the HAI I was able to tow Tom and Will to the marsh.  During the tow, I was able to convince Will to use the HAI for a while.  I wish I would have taken a video of that.  He was all over the place, and fast.

The water quality at the marsh was not a good as we needed it to be for flies. The wind picked up, and about noon we tried to make it back.  I attempted to tow Tom and Will back, not very successfully :(

By 1300 I called John to let him know I was off the water and headed home.

If you have stories to add to this, please do.

I only took a few pictures, and one decent video.  I'll work on those as part of this post later.

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« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 06:58:25 AM by Puck »
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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2014, 08:36:07 AM »
To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2014, 03:43:21 PM »
I thought about you guys on this trip. Took the SS out to Chocolate Bay and it was chocolate. SW wind had even SLP area pretty messed up and the wind.... oh well. Got 3 flounder on a hot pink Catch 2000. Left the water around noon.

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2014, 03:47:49 PM »
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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 06:17:03 AM »
Puck that bait jumping, well they were glass minnows and your sail craft was "pushing" the school.  If you could have stopped for a minute they would have probably schooled directly under you for the shade. Little breezy Saturday huh.  I saw Joe's post above. Where's Quigley? Did you all meet back at the marina for lunch?
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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2014, 06:41:42 AM »
Quigley was in Indianapolis this weekend with my wife.
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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2014, 09:16:29 AM »
So... the early starters didn't leave quit so early. In fact, one of them slept in.

I arrived at the boat launch at about 6:30. I called my buddy Caleb. My phone call turned out to be his alarm clock. He lives up in Conroe, so we both decided that he may as well roll back over in bed & chalk this up as a loss. Besides, the rest of the TFF guys were coming, so I could just wait for them. However, hindsight says I should have just gone home and went to bed too.

My SUP is far from being in good condition, and I'm uncoordinated and shaky in waves greater than 2 inches, so I decided to avoid crossing the ship channel. In the morning, I cruised around the shallows just northeast of the boat dock, but to no avail. I just caught me some shucked oyster shells.

The mud was pissing me off, so I decided to cross the ship channel to get to the rocky, sandy island. Once on the far side, I intermittently saw some exploding bait balls. A nice red & white seaducer enticed a beast, but sadly I snapped off immediately after setting the hook -- maybe I just got too damn excited when I tugged the line. I didn't see the fish, but... of course... it felt massive.

In total, I caught 2 fish. The total length of those fish equaled 4 inches... I skewered two unlucky baitfish while stripping through their schools.

Better luck next time

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Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2014, 02:48:53 PM »
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I can just see the majestic waves breaking over your bow as the SS DunkingMidget sets course for points unknown. Howling winds and dangerous rip currents at your gunnels, all to no avail you persisted through lonesome misery into the unknown.  Once you cleared the cape, with a loaded broadside you let loose your tantalizing entrapment into depths of the unknown. Again and again without relinquishing your steadfast courage "Strip, Strip Strip" could be heard during your charge into the unknown.  Never to fail and always to succeed, this vicious pull is met with wrenching muscles dampened by salt encrusted seaspray and championed by the unknown! Victorious and full of valor, the SS Dunking Midget shall return portside better than before heavy with quarry and all to the safety of harbor and away from the unknown!

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