- Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:59 pm
Thanks to both "frustrated" and "Ms Addicted". I went to the the triple launch today off of Blue Water Highway. It really is a dirt launch, just as you said. No problem launching though, other than it required a bit of wading due to the shallow water. I am used to that.
In my original quest, I was looking for SALT lake. What I really meant was SWAN lake, which, as you know, is immediately West of the triple launch.
I spent a couple of fruitless hours in there. It was the day after a front. Nothing like picking a blue bird day to try out new territory.
Later, though, I ran the Gheenoe (with the electric jackplate way up high) all of the way back to the South end of Swan.
I found one or two schools of reds working the reeds. They were a good ten or fifteen feet back up in the weeds, up against the shoreline. They were blasting shrimp and anything in their path. Backs out of the water, they looked like every great fishing picture should.
With the trolling motor, I was just able to keep up with them. Unfortunately, the Gulp that I had on was on a regular jig head. That jig head caught up in the reeds on the few casts that I threw close the moving herd. The last cast either tapped a red, or caught a reed...because suddenly I was surrounded by fleeing reds. They scampered out to deeper water while I pulled the jig back out of the weeds. Next time, I will be better prepared with a weedless jighead, or a weedless silver/gold spoon.
None-the-less, I found a new spot. My Gheenoe did what a shallow water boat should, and I am still happy.
Now, if it didn't take me over three hours to drive back home to North Houston, I'd be happier. Some wreck on Route 290 jammed up the trip home. Next time I will pay the tolls and go around the city, as I know I should.
Thanks again for the information which helped me find one more neat launch, close to fish-able water.
p.s. Nearly every restaurant or bar, that I passed on the way home, was full of bikers.