Congrats to our team mate Britani Lolley for gracing the cover of this months Texas Outback Magazine! Photo by Capt Sutton and article by Capt Sally! Find it in the hill country at Bass Pro, Cabela’s and other fine outdoor shops!
There's certain things that only kayak anglers are able to really appreciate. One of them is the feeling of seeing the mouth of their first 30+inch trophy trout come out of the water as she's trying to shake your hook. You feel the tension on the line and its sharp teeth against your leader, and for what seems like an eternity, you hope and pray that it doesn't break your line. Actually landing said beast and being able to hold it in your hands while admiring its beauty in all its splendor is another feeling of its own. On this day I was blessed with the privilege of experiencing all of that myself and it was epic. Some people pay hundreds of dollars, some travel hundreds of miles to have the opportunity of catching a trophy trout and it is a truly satisfying feeling to catch my first true trophy trout off a kayak. As kayak anglers we have to battle the weather, the tides, the mistakes, and the paddling. Mother nature can sometimes be unforgiving but in the end, the sweat, the heartbreaks, and the prayers are all worth it. Furthermore, it is awesome to have moments like these with others who share the same love and respect for the sport as you do. @cruz_m_e was nice enough to take some time from his swearing to take these pics and capture this unforgettable moment for me, thanks bro. This trout maxed out the 31 inch measuring board and had an inch of tail left. I will never forget her, and although it was amazing and she was my first, I sure as hell hope she isn't my last.
Hooked up on trout all morning in Indianola, unfortunately I only got to toss two keepers into the cooler. Then somehow had a decent slot red get off the hook. Not too bad for a totally new unfished spot that I just decided to try on a whim at the last minute due to the marina being packed.
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Livin’ the South Texas dove hunting dream at BBR&G with #teampatrickoutdoors and the crew on Baffin Bay!