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david rowsey

HOOKED UP WITH Rowsey

Upper Laguna/ Baffin

David Rowsey has 20 years experience in the Laguna/ Baffin region; trophy trout with artificial lures is his specialty. David has a great passion for conservation and encourages catch and release of trophy fish.

Telephone 361-960-0340 Website www.DavidRowsey.com Email david.rowsey@yahoo.com

86 | July 2016

The popularity of bay fishing is amazing to me. I get it, and understand the passion as well as anyone. I just never dreamed so many would “get it” in my lifetime. Living within a half mile of Bluff’s Landing Marina, I usually make a spin by there on Saturday, my day off. Trucks and trailers are in every conceivable parking spot imaginable. At the end of the day I’ll usually get a couple of calls or a quick text stating something to the affect, “Man, I can see why you do not fish on Saturday!” If there is any upside to it, I guess it would be watching the antics as unseasoned boaters load their boats back on the trailer at the end of the day. Some humorous and harrowing things take place at every boat launch on the Texas coast. So, one day last week I jumped in my truck to load my boat on the trailer after my charter and a guy in a small SUV had already backed down. As I was approaching the ramp I noticed the guy had backed in unusually deep and still in reverse. The bumper of the vehicle was out of site and the water line appeared to be halfway up the back doors. The trailer was nowhere to be seen under water but that did not deter the guy that was preparing to load his boat.

BAM! Right into the SUV’s back windows and doors. Smashed windows, crushed rear door, and a wave of water to the interior for good measure. Folks…you can’t make this stuff up. Summer storms have been keeping things interesting on the water. Trying to speculate the night before whether you are going to be stormed out has made us all amateur meteorologists. Many of my clients come in from larger cities throughout the state and it is sometimes like rolling the dice trying to tell them to make the drive or not. It is really hard to make the go or no-go decision the day before when the weatherman is “predicting” the “likelihood” of thunderstorms. It really comes down to the last minute, checking radar apps early in the morning, and deciding on the spot. As a matter of fact, I’m writing this article while I should be fishing. Today’s forecast was terrible, so we rolled the date over to another day. Wouldn’t you know it? Only a spatter of rain and blue skies. Fishing between storms has been really good. Any reasonable weather day has allowed for lots of catching with some big summer trout coming to hand. Getting a mixed bag is easy enough most days

July 2016  

The July 2016 issue of Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.

July 2016  

The July 2016 issue of Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.