- Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:31 am
DandyDon and I fished lower Trinity on MLK day in an area where we have always caught fish this time of year. Both of us skunked in four hours of fishing - not a bite. Tide may have been a little strong, but who knows. Afterwards, we drove around Ft. Anahuac. One boat trailer in the parking lot on a low wind, MLK day. The peninsula is now different. Most of the reeds and vegetation that lined the western shoreline is gone. Rocks have been placed along the shoreline where we used to launch to get into the pocket, and they put up posts and steel cable so you cannot drive off-road to launch the yaks by the shoreline like we could in 2010-2012. And, lest anyone forget, Upper Trinity is so shallow that winter time tides and water levels have the water more than 100 yards from the shoreline. In my view, that area is now very different that it used to be, and upper Trinity is a place I will likely never kayak fish again. So sad.
I went out with Guide Tim Young last June and caught trout in lower Trinity, but it was after big April rains but before Harvey. We caught our fish around the ship channel areas where salinity was better. I am sure Smith Point area will remain productive, but after my last trip, I doubt I will be back anytime soon.