Keller Bay 7/16/12

Fish Catching Travel

Well my weather luck continues.  I have been waiting for this weather system to break so I can do some serious fishing.  So Tuesday Keller Bay was up.  I have not been to Keller in quite some time, but if I had thought the wind direction through a little better I would have gone somewhere else.

The wind was blowing some, surprise surprise, and it drizzled on and off that morning.  According to the radar it cleared some around noon, so I headed out.  When I got there the the wind was blowing straight down the bay.  There was huge thunder storm close, over Port Lavaca, and so I sat at the ramp for a half hour until I was sure I wouldn’t get fried.  I finally headed to the south end, near the back, over some grass flats.

Topwater got me nothing, plastics the same.  The only thing I could get a bite on was a Rage Shrimp on a popping cork.  Three came over the side in 3 foot of water, but that was it.  After giving up on that area I headed to one of my favorite spinnerbait banks at the mouth of the bay to catch a redfish.  After fishing the whole thing I had a total of 1 bite, and I think it was a flounder.

Next was the east bank along the pasture leading back to Olivia.  I drifted with the wind covering from 1 – 5 feet.  Again the only thing that produced any bites was the popping cork.  I caught 2 more trout on a long drift in an area where I usually catch them.  The storms continued to blow by, the wind was blowing harder, and I finally decided to call it a day.

The plan had been to wade as soon as I found some, but it was not to be.  Clearly it is a much better bite in the morning.  After 5 hours, and 5 small trout, I surrendered.  That will not happen in the morning.  Our storms are on the way out, and I plan on spending the day on the bay tomorrow.  Hopefully the results will improve dramatically.  Who knows, there will maybe some pictures to go along with it.

So you take the good with the bad.  I have had a good run this year, and it was bound to slow down with the summer doldrums.  But as I said before, I am not sure if the fish are in the doldrums or is it me?  Thanks for reading my stuff and keep stopping in, I am sure the quality of the reports will improve.

Good Luck and Tight Lines

About Redfishlaw

I am a retired attorney who just loves to fish. I was a freshwater guide for about 20 years and now have moved to the salt. I am not the greatest fisherman, but I am committed. So if you love fishing, and want to learn what little I have to offer, stop by anytime.
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