03-09-13 Freeport Trip

My friend Ricky and I decided to brave the winds today and get a little fishing in. It’s been more than 4 months since I’ve been able to get out on the water so despite the 30+ mph wind we decided to give it a shot.

We left Pearland around 5 am and headed for Freeport. The goal was to find a some protected areas and hide from the wind. We arrived at our spot a little early and had about 2 hours to kill before the incoming tide would start so we went to checkout a marsh that was nearby that I hadn’t fished before. Even on the low tide we were able to go pretty far into the marsh. We made note of where the deeper cuts and larger clumps of oyster were and started making our way back to our original spot. In about a month or two when the reds return to the marsh in full force we’ll make our way back and give this one a try as it looked pretty promising.

We made it back to our spot as the water started to flow in through our drain and the bite turned on. Over the next 2 hours we caught 12 reds between 14 and 18 inches, 1 that went 22 inches, and a 15 inch flounder. Not quiet the day we were hoping for but we were just glad to be on the water. We caught all fish in about 3 to 4 feet of water on Chicken Boy 4″ shrimp in a variety of colors and gulp shrimp in pearl and natural. We kept the two keepers for dinner.

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to the fishing show to stock up.

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