We left the bridge at FM 969 starting about 9:30 and staggered over about an hour and half with every body gathering up for lunch about noon.Meals were devoured standing or sitting in the river enjoying the 78 degree water. I think this is a first, but to the best of my knowledge everyone caught bass with gear from bait cast, spincast, spinning and fly tackle with lures just as varied. That afternoon included multiple swimming/cooling stops with people arriving at the island to camp from about 4:30 to the hard core fishermen close to 7:00. Camping were quickly set and a variety of meals prepared. From a sausage Potatoes O'Brian to freeze dried and MRE's. Lacking a fire a soft LED lantern was set that allowed a circle to sit and visit until about 10:00. From reports all slept well and got moving about 7:00 AM. Breakfast were eaten with visits continuing with no rush to depart. About 9:30 we got off.
Fishing was a bit less serious this morning with more swim time, a long lunch and lading to disembark about 3:30 this afternoon. It seemed all agreed we could have not have wish for a more diverse group in which all agreed were enjoyable and melded well.