This past weekend myself and 16 friends made our way down East Matagorda beach for our annual kayak/camping trip. We met up Friday around noon before making the short drive down the beach to the spot where we enjoy camping.
Adam treated everyone to a delicious gumbo dinner on the first night from BB’s Cafe that went great with the keg of Saint Arnold Lawnmower that Michael brought. We ate gumbo until we were completely stuffed and then ate a little more. We sat around the campfire the rest of the night enjoying a few drinks along with the cool breeze before heading off to bed.
We woke up the next morning and enjoyed a few breakfast tacos that Tombo had prepared before hitting the water to compete in our 3rd annual lures tournament. Each angler puts two lures in the pot as part of their entry and then tries to bring in the heaviest stringer of 3 trout, 2 reds, and 1 flounder. The winner takes all the lures and the coveted trophy along with a package of Jiffy Pop Popcorn. The lures and popcorn are for the winner to keep while the trophy goes home with the winner for one year and then gets returned the following year for the next winner to keep.
Fishing was pretty tough on Saturday, but everyone caught fish. The winds were blowing around 20 mph and the tides were running about a foot higher than normal which was the complete opposite of last years trip. When it was all said and done, I ended up with a little over 15 lbs. of fish and took home around $200 in lures, the Jiffy Pop, and trophy despite the fact that Charlie planted his Rastafarian Banana (Banny) in my front hatch.
We cleaned a mess of fish Friday evening and enjoyed a fried fish dinner on Saturday night.
I look forward to this trip each and every year, and next year will be no different. A good time is had by all with plenty of good food, fishing, and campfire stories.