Monitoring your own “magic spot” is more important than you might think, so today I'm going to explore some local Houston bayous to help you find the right area for you! A word of advice considering the high waters; make sure to never fish in the main part of the bayou after the rain raises the water levels. The ledges become incredibly slippery and if you fall into the water with a running current it will be very difficult for you to come away unscathed.
The first fish of the day feels like it might be a tilapia, and it definitely seems like a big one in this deeper water than usual.
He ended up not being a big as I originally thought, but a beautiful fish nonetheless. Moving forward, I've got a quarter of a piece of bread to use as bait, and I'm becoming more of a fan of leaving the crust on. This is because the crust is rather flaky and falls off gradually, leaving a trail that the fish can follow easily. Just as I started my next cast, I immediately felt another fish on and this one was definitely a bigger one that ended up being a grass carp. This one is a beauty who put up an excellent fight.
I've had a string of decently sized fish so far today, and the next bad boy was very colorful and had an incredible tail. He was bleeding from his lip a little bit due to the hook but he'll be totally fine. More importantly, the website I have been using to look for “magic spots” is Harris County FWS. To help navigate the site, look at a particular area, which for me is Brays Bayou, then zoom in as much as possible. Click for more information and alerts, which will take you to a new screen that details information like rainfall, water level entering the bayou, and historical data. I find this type of information extremely helpful to learn more about where you are fishing and I highly recommend it!
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