Started the weekend early on Friday with a trip to Surfside. Hit the surf around 6:30 and started throwing tops. I only had a few small blowups so I swithched to an MR-17 and immediately caught a few small smacks. After a few hours of going back-and-forth from tops to suspending, I tied on a Gulp 4" croaker in New Penny. Man, the stupid mullet wouldn't leave 'em alone! In hindsight, I shoulda cut 'em up and used 'em for bait.
Since I had taken the yak with me, I left the surf at 11:00 and jumped across to the bay. I ended the day at 4:30 with two slot reds and a nice 21.5" flounder.
Saturday morning found me and my son on our way to the Creekside show in Needville with one main goal...Chickenboy lures! The guys "twisted my arm" and I bought the show special. By the way, my son thought it was pretty cool when they told him to pick out a color for his own. Hopefully, I'll be able to post up some pics of good door mats caught using the new Morning Glory color. Needless to say, we spent the majority of the day at the show.
We gathered up my lights later on and made our way down to the jetty for some night fishing. We get down there and, first cat outta the rack, my son cracks his nose on the handle of the generator helping me unload it. Well, no blood, no foul...keep going. We get out a little more than halfway and it's pretty crowded. With daylight all but gone, we're setup and ready to go. The crowd starts to thin out and it's looking pretty good...except for the wind.
After about 45 minutes, my 12 year old generator starts sputtering so I unplug one of the lights and it kinda settles down. Well, 20 minutes later, the exhaust is glowing bright cherry red so I shut it down. I let it cool down and fired it up. It ran for another 30 minutes and starts sputtering and glowing cherry red again! Shut it down, cooled it off and cleaned the air filter (felt like an idiot) and fired it up AGAIN and it ran for the next two hours with no problems. Say it with me...Dumb Arse! We caught a few dinks and decided to call it a night since the wind was blowing and the potlickers were moving in. Saw a good number of folks there with lights, but didn't really see much being pulled in. Probably started biting 10 minutes after we left.
It was still pretty good, all things condisered,