Bass Pro Shop Saltwater Team Report
I new when I left the house on my way to Goose Island State Park that it
there was going to be something go wrong. There was a ground haze and I just
had "that feeling". Probably the same feeling a Jumbo Jet pilot has when the
shiver runs through his plane as he drops an engine. When the shiver ran
through my truck this morning, I knew it was nothing good. As I eased around
the back of the truck, two blown and smoking boat tires. What's worse, both
were on the same side. No limping to the ramp on one tire today. Nothing
but the full "knock down, drag out, road side, knuckle bleeding, tire change"!
I got both wheels off but I couldn't get the four way between the hull of the
boat and the spare to get the lugs off. Thanks to Don and Petra Shultz with
Green Hornet Guide Service in Rockport for the assist. Don pulled over and
said "Petra's on her way with some tools". Word had gotten out that a fellow
guide was "Bowed-Up" on the side of the road so they sent the First Cavalry!
To make a long story short, I finally got to Goose Island limping on one
tire; left the dock an hour after the other boats in the party; SLAMMED A
FULL BOAT OF TROUT TO 22" ALONG WITH 2 REDFISH TO 26". I was so PO'ed by the
time we got to the fish, I though we were going to have to beat them half to
I probably moved the boat 20 times today. The fish were broadly scattered
but the bite was decent once more than three fish schools were located. The
action should have been much more concentrated given the outstanding shape
the Bay was in today. Pre-frontal lockjaw? Who knows.
If you want to talk fishing, give me a shout via e-mail at
Capt. Kris Kelley
1-888-618-4868 Toll Free
The only FULL TIME 24/7/365 licensed professional fishing and waterfowl
hunting guide in Seadrift, Texas. Running San Antonio Bay, Espiritu Santo
and their environs hard since 1994.
Sponsored by: Bass Pro Shop; Team Avenger Boats; Suzuki Motors; Aeriform Port
Lavaca; Baumann Propellers Houston.
Team Coastal Guides: Capt. Mike Patterson; Capt. Brett Phillips; Capt. Paul
Thompson; Guide Miss Wendi; Guide Mike Gaines