June 16 at 1:00pm
GB3 and I had what we hoped to be great sight-casting redfish trip today,launching outta Main St.Shoulda sensed dat something amiss as when GB3 launched his fine flat,the weight damn-near pulled me into Bayou Lacombe and he ran bilge pump quite a ways down Bayou Lacombe,figuring rain water from Christobal plus little rain we got recently MAY have been culprit.Made our way to fine sets of grassbeds,Wifey luckily located fine older Curado Super-Free Bantam mated to Falcon rod and was tossing fine Top Dog while GB3 was working Jann's Netcraft spinnerbait I made and gave him and I looked down in rear of GB3's boat and doggone tackle boxes were a-floating,much to his dismay as well as mine!!!GB3 quickly assessed situation,told me to reach down under motor and feel to make sure plug was in and guess he musta accidentally put boat plug into hole for aerator.He cranked up bilge pump while cruising back to Main St and got me to back up his GMC(doggone newer trucks do NOT require key but utilize push-botton)and I had to hurry the back-down procedure,got de boat safely onto trailer and we saw de issue-plug was NOT in right location-easy fix and I suggested we re-launch and seek some red(emption)!!Headed back to about exact spot where we damn-near swamped his boat and we found fine grassbeds,saw fat stingray and not a fish,other than most likely fat gar dat swiped at my spinnerbait.Damn biting flies making a meal outta both of us,headed back to Main St,but NOT before noticing fine heavy-duty crawfish-style aluminum boat with NO ONE aboard but we spotted fella waving us down and we retrieved his boat that somehow slipped off the landing on Lake Rd!!!Fella was sure appreciative and GB3 and I had good laugh!!!Not sure if I am de jinx or he is but seems like I catch a few on SOLO trips and little to NADA on trips with other folks,go figure!!!Got few teleconferences to tend to,one tomorrow am,one Th afternoon,and might sneak in trip or two,wanna check out trolling motor transducer installation and portable depthfinder installation!!!Have older Lowrance Elite 4X and put her in fine Plano gun box and added 12 v rechargeable battery.Pretty neat installation!!Gotta thank gent who goes by Johnny Reb on another site-met up with him about 3 months ago fishing T-Funky and he showed me his neat trolling motor transducer set-up!!