Basketball FINALLY over!

Basketball FINALLY over!

Andy Dear | Monday, 2 August 2021

Back in May, Jackson decided he wanted to play summer league basketball. I have never really been a "team sport" guy, but when I became a dad in 2008, I vowed that I would support him in whatever he wanted to do, whether it was something I was interested in or not.

We had a talk at the beginning of the season regarding the impact this was going to have on our angling related activities. We both agreed to put fishing on hold for a bit so he could be there for his team mates during the summer league. Honestly, I am glad we made that decision, because he has really grown as an athlete, and their team is really starting to operate as a cohesive unit.

 Towards the end of the season however, he started to remark about the fact that its been months since weve been on the water. I could tell he was missing it like I was. In the interest of full disclosure, it has been a VERY wet summer here in Texas. In fact, as I write this, there is a MAJOR thunderstorm pounding the town just 12 miles to the south of us. Looking back, we wouldnt have had many opportunities to fish much anyway, because most bodies of water around here have been flooded out of their banks.

Last week I rode my mountain bike down to a river crossing close to the house to check the flow, and there were no less than 5 BIG Carp feeding just below the bridge. As the river stabilizes, the Carp fishin should be on fire. Additionally Capt. Freddy Lynch has informed me that in spite of the recent fish kill (due to the freeze in Feb), there are still very significant populations of Redfish in the Laguna that are still as healthy and hungry as they've ever been. As much as I have enjoyed watching Jack play ball, I'm not going to lie....I miss our time on the water more than ever, and can't wait to ghet back out there.

  So, now that Basketball season is over, we have numerous angling adventures on the roster in both fresh and saltwater. This Saturday is Largemouth Bass, next friday is Redfish on fly, and numerous others to follow through the fall.

It seems that Covid is back on the rise in some places, so I hope this Front Page finds all of you and your families healthy and safe.