Monday, August 1, 2011

Alligator Gar 5 day update

A quick update on the events upcoming for this weekend.    It looks like the weather has taken a turn for the worse.  This week, high temperatures are between 107 and 110 degrees.  Not exactly what I had in mind for the trip.  That said, we push ahead.

We're launching the kayaks (now 3) in an undisclosed location on the Trinity River and paddling (and dragging)  a short 3 miles upstream.   It is at this location we will set up for the next 24 hours.

We're armed with quality tackle, quality rigs (I hope), a lot of water, and a healthy amount of ambition.

If we are in range for mobile services, we will update from the river, otherwise, a mass update will be provided upon our return.

Monday, July 11, 2011

August 6-7 / Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula).  The largest freshwater fish in Texas, and one of the most primitive.

In August we will make our first *serious* attempt at catching one.

Fishing a murky river, for fish that can make 8 ft, and over 300 lbs, with a mouth full of teeth and a bad attitude?  That doesn't seem out of the norm.  What do we need to make it just a little more interesting?


That should do it.