Bay Fishing, A Three Hour Adventure.

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Here’s a fun afternoon.  Trying to stay clear of Spring Breakers, a group of us from our park headed off on a group fishing expedition.

Located on the mainland side of the bridge between Port Isabel and South Padre Island, we met at the Dolphin Docks.

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It is located across the street from the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which was built in 1852.

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At 2:00 PM we boarded our boat for a three hour tour.  Thankfully the boat wasn’t the SS Minnow.

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We headed out and went under the bridge and moved north in the bay.  The bridge is undergoing maintenance and upgrading to a sturdier structure.  A few years ago, a barge hit the bridge and two center sections of the span dropped into the bay.  Ferries were placed into service while the bridge was repaired.

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We had a hazy view of South Padre Island. They are hard to see, but there are the constant planes overhead toting signs for the beach-goers.

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Finally we anchored and began fishing with an endless supply of shrimp for bait.   We lined the rail and waited for the ferocious bites to ensue.

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Unfortunately for us, no bites.

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Others were luckier.  No huge fish, but one lady caught a stingray that put up quite a fight.    Most of the fish caught were fairly small, but some people might have made a meal of them.

As a group we were able to negotiate a price of $8.00 a piece instead of the normal $20.00.

After we were safely back in port, we headed to the island to have dinner at Daddy’s, one of our favorite restaurant.

2 Responses to “Bay Fishing, A Three Hour Adventure.”

  1. Sister says:

    Loved seeing your elbows!!
    Jenelle

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