August 02 at 10:40pm
Wanted to get out to grassbeds today and me and Bayoubob were planning a trip in his fine flatboat but received a text around 4:15 am dat he was not up to de trip and I totally agreed dat it would not be in his best interest to head out today so I stayed in bed,did some more work on sanding and priming ole Johnson 50 and Wifey and older son and grandson headed to Silver Slipper Casino right after lunch and I watched radar and did my best to convince our 'separation anxiety' chocolate Lab dat she would be a tad much as far as a passenger(unless I used huge canoe)and I wanted to do ole-school trip with one of my fleet of Chapman pirogues(newest one).Headed down Lake Rd to end and chatted with a few folks fishing and NOT catching and told em dat I was MOST likely taking pirogue ride.Did have three rods in tow,one with fine Rapala Blades,one with Zoom Speed Worm,last with Jann's Netcraft spinnerbait(killer on reds/bass)-good thing I had trusty Jann's Netcraft spinnerbait!!!Started off chunking Blades,water was very dingy and nada and switched over to Jann's Netcraft and did take a while but nabbed decent eater-sized bass and swapped over to Zoom Speed Worm,had a few takers but no hook-sets(most likely smaller bass).Water was pouring into marsh,surprised I did not nab more than a solo bass,did see pair of fine trophy mottled ducks and might start seeing teal rockets come first full moon of August!!Was fun,got some work done on Johnson motor cover and can definitely see light at end of tunnel as far as repainting job of entire motor and transom bracket(quite a chore and requiring plenty wet sanding)and lastly,me and CCAguns headed to our deer club early tomorrow am so we might be able to remove/replace Kubota steering gear box(got Abita KC buddy lending us his 4-wheeler and trailer)!!Hope tomorrow brings us right weather to work on Kubota and possibly latter part of week might be decent tide/weather combo!!!