After breakfast in south Austin last Saturday, we decided at the last minute to go back to the Packery to do some night fishing. We had a blessed weekend to say the least.
We got to the jetties around 4:30pm Sat. No Mullet to be found for my net. We had no bait. So we sat and watched people around us for a while. A small boy was fishing for and catching pin perch nearby. He generously gave all the pin perch he caught. Thank you to that gracious young man and his family! we gladly used them for cut bait. The boy and his family left just before dark. We used up all the bait shortly after.
Around 7:30pm (just after dark), We were just sitting there wondering whether or not to go to the bait shop to "buy" some mullet or shrimp. As I goy in my truck and was about to drive away, a couple of gentlemen came off the jetty and blessed us with about 1-1/2 dozen live mullet. Thank you gentlemen, whom ever you are! You blessed us with that bait. We are grateful! Now on to the fishing!
With our small headlamps we began fishing the channel side near the beach. Then, the bright light turned on across the channel from us! We immediately thought... It's trout catching time. About that time, a nearby camping crowd began playing great music over a PA system. Now we had awesome music. thank you to those folks! we enjoyed that! Now all we needed was some reds or trout.
I am sad to report... We fished until 1am. All we all we caught were hard heads and tiny sandies. But the Blessings we received were awesome! We couldn't have asked for more. The wife and I slept in the truck right there on the beach. Old school style. LOL.
Sunday. we woke up and got some breakfast tacos and coffee. When we got back to the jetty there were plenty of mullet. We walked out towards the end of the south jetty and fished. we caught two Spanish macks. Most folks were catching Spanish Macks or hard heads. I saw only 1 keeper red caught all weekend. We left around noon. We were able to "pay it forward" with our left over live mullet to a group of young men, and a young couple that had no throw net. They were not able to catch bait. It felt good to pay back the blessings we received.
Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. We'll be back in a couple weeks.
tight lines all!
Shut up and fish!