Day 1- We launched at the 973 bridge outside of Bastrop and It was a great place to get under way I haven't seen water that green in a long time! (picture below) The water was unusually high and the current was moving faster than normal since they were releasing water from a damn further north of the river ( not sure which one) DNR and Mrover start catching fish pretty quick since this was indeed their backyard they knew it better than any of the rest of us! (pictures below) We made a couple of rest stops so that we wouldn't be at the island too soon and have to be stuck on those hot rocks until the sun went down. (pics below) Everyone was getting a bite or two and landing fish here and there until finally it came down to me being the only one still with that black and white coat on and finally after a backlash i got undone I lifted it and the fish popped it while it was bouncing in the current. Kind of a cheap way to get it but at that point I took what I could get. I did land another one a little better sized later in the day but I'll have to get the pic later when it's posted on here. Everyone caught a few fish and we still ended up getting to the island a little too early just find out there was someone already there. Luckily it was a couple of guys we met earlier and they didn't mind sharing the island with us so we rested for a little bit and then set up camp and started cooking dinner. (pics below)
Day 2- was a hot one, even hotter than the day before. It could've been partly because we all already got burnt and then taking down the tents and camp always sucks when you know you're going home. Mrover caught three bass standing on the bank before we even got back in the boats and I hooked one that showed me his mouth and back and then his backside as he spit the hook. When camp was torn down and everyone was ready we all hit the water and started on our way back. It was a rough day fising wise and I think we all broke off more lures than we caught fish. Even the pros didn't catch as many as they did the day before. We did find a cool little place off of the river to go into since the water was up but no fish were caught in there that I saw. after a quick cool down in the river we started back and passed little webberville park to the takeout at DNR's house who was nice enough to let us park there and take out. I want to say thanks again to DNR and Mrover for showing us newbies around on their home turf that they are very lucky to have in their own backyard. I think I speak for everybody when I say we had a great time and can't wait for the next trip!