Matt B. and I left Katy about 0515, coffee in hand to get up to Satler to fish with Brent from ReelFly. One stop at Buc-Ees for breakfast and more coffee, and we got there in record time.
Chilly morning dictated waders and wind jacket. And as we flew across the water with a 42degree wind, it was still cold. Blind casting, watching for birds, watchers the other anglers, drifting, trolling, nothing was working.
All morning without a solid connection. As we moved into the river proper, this striper hit. It was to be the only fish of the day. Full sink line on a grey and silver Clouser.
Nobody was catching any fish this day, even the few that were using live bait. High winds, clarity of the water, and who knows what other factors led to the slow fishing.
Brent worked hard for us. We didn't get off the water until 1900.
A quick visit to the shop, a Dr. Pepper to celebrate the fish, a cold beer, a lot of talk about the Devil's River trip coming up, and once again on the road.