Fishing on Lady Bird Lake has been pretty good this past spring. I ran a promotion on “Living Social” and sold 80 trips on Lady Bird! I was pleasantly surprised by the numbers, and I would like to thank every one who supported me. I have met some great people, and they seemed to really enjoy seeing the ever changing Austin skyline from a new angle. The “boardwalk” section of the hike and bike trail is shaping up nicely, and Shoreline and Riverside Drive’s are really undergoing an amazing transformation!
This past week I had the pleasure of guiding Maverick and Annette. Maverick is 6 years old, and was an absolute pleasure, as was his mom, Annette. Annette is a Fifth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and runs a “dojo” in North Austin http://www.kickaustin.com/
Maverick had done some saltwater fishing in the past, and brought his tackle box along for the ride. It would come in handy later. We fished for a couple of hours, and it was pretty slow. Annette had a couple of hits, which I think surprised her! I have to remind myself not every body fishes 3 or 4 days a week, and setting the hook isn’t a “natural” thing! Oh well, at least she got a tug.
Maverick had an early morning, and soon announce he was ready to go. Nap time! Good thing he brought his tackle box. I asked him to open it up and show me some of his gear, giving Annette a chance to fish a little longer. I really enjoyed my time with them, and hope they will come back soon!
After they departed, I headed to the SE section of the lake, to do some exploring. I rigged up a “Spot Remover” with a “Jackall Flicktail” worm, and caught a couple of bass. Pretty technical, finesse style fishing, and not for every one.
Until next time, tight lines!