I was the only one to show up for this trip. It seems that the 2nd Annual Brays Bayou Carp-A-Thon – October 28th drew more folks.
TBARS cabin that I stayed in has 4 beds, a king, a queen, and 2 twins. An ADA ramp leads into the cabin I rented.
We may want to think about reserving a LA State Park cabin next year, unless I can arrange this cabin again.
Arrived at about 1730, and started getting gear ready.
Dinner at 1900, cooked on a real stove.
No cell phone coverage, or internet of any kind.
Woke up at midnight to a inside cabin temperature of 65°F. A little tinkering with the thermostat and things warmed back up.
I brought my kickboat this year instead of a kayak. This is like fishing from an easy chair, and is very stealthy.
The battery only lasted 4 hours for the trolling motor. Meaning that the range of this kickboat is ony about 3 miles. See the GPS track for total area covered.
LMB were the only species caught on this trip. None of them were monsters, but the bite was consistent all day.
I cast at a few gar, but no hook-ups.
The flies that produced were Clousers, and bendbacks, in light and dark color schemes.
On the water by sunrise, 0700, and off the water by 1500.
It was 43°F in the morning, warming up to 55°F by the time I stopped.
The wind was non-existent at launch but picked up by the afternoon, making rowing a challenge.
Water clarity was amazing. There was even diver’s training (Dive Toledo) right across from the launch point.