Went to Palacios with my dad yesterday. Was going to be a falling tide all day according to the port Lavaca buoy. Tide was running a ft high due to wind
Wind was 10-15 knots - the prediction was 5 - 10
Scattered drizzle all day and overcast all day.
Air temp 50 at launch time 8:30am rising to 60 by 2:30pm.
Water temp was 55 - 58 depending on depth.
Got to test out my new equipment! Fish finder installed and rudder installed. I'll post some pics later in the rigging forms.
Launched at Cash's creek, took a very long paddle to Palacios river (1 mile, almost not worth it heh).
Depth of cash's was 3'.
Trolled 1/4 oz jig head and caught nothing.
Got to the river where it was deeper 4 - 6 ft max though. I was hoping it would be deeper and trout would be schooled up in the deep. Trolled 3/8 oz, tossed lures all over the place with no luck. Burned way too much time at the river with no bites happening (2 hours there and only covered maybe 0.5 mile).
Traveled up to another creek at the north side hoping for some reds. Depth there was 2 ft and a little warmer. Looked for any signs but saw nothing, did see bait though. Turned around maybe too soon but was thinking my dad wouldn't want to keep going cause he was tired.
Exited back to the river and burned some more time...
Went to a marsh area right outside cash's creek Very shallow ,<1 ft. Water little warmer. No dice though but I didn't explore the whole shoreline looking for reds. My dad was beat before this point so was trying to make it back to cash creek. I did see some larger fish moving when I paddled over some spots. Might have been mullet or catfish I figure cause they didn't bite my jig head.
Head back to cashes and then to out launch area. Trolled the whole way with no bites.
We packed up at around 2:00, made way to Palacios for a launch at grassy point bait to try by the rocks and oysters, but they were closed due to Harvey. Argh!
Went to public launch and it was late and my dad was tired so we just dock fished for a bit and called it a day. Lost a hook, slide weight and egg cork for my troubles on the oyster shell
Worst part of the trip is the fact I can only go fishing about once a month. Sigh... Wish I lived closer to the bay.