The "Tininthewind" Has Landed (Zapata, TX)
We are on site at Shady Haven RV Resort, in Zapata Texas. My how things change in one year. We arrived to find the Lake 20 feet lower than last year. This Texas drought is having a profound effect on reservoir levels throughout the State. The picture above is me standing down near the (sitting on dry land) boat docks locking back up toward the top of the boat ramp and just left of center in the picture you can see the nose of the "Tininthewind" sticking out from site 128. Last year I had my little blow up boat parked in the water just in front of the "Tininthewind".
We knew when we left the old home area of Wisconsin/Iowa that we would be heading in to some hot dry weather but "hot" is an understatement. It has been in the high 90's since our arrival with somewhat high humidity. We did arrive in a thunderstorm with heavy rain so setting up while getting a warm water shower was quite interesting.
I didn't quite have everything arranged with out site and coach but priorities are priorities and I just had to get my "Sea Eagle Foldcat Boat" inflated and on the water. Within the first day of fishing and in fact still in site of the dock I caught the nice 7.2 lb bass you see in the following picture. This is a new personal best for me as far as size goes and I expect to break that mark easily in the coming days.
With the Lake 20' low the landscape sure looks different and I will post a group of pictures here to give you some perspective of what it looks like. At the end of the docks there is about one slip still in the water (1 foot deep) and my little boat is able to handle that. You will note I am the only one there as everyone else is having to trailer their boats. I am not sure what I will do should the water drop even further as I do not have the ability to trailer my little rig. Time will tell.
If anyone has more rain than they need please send it this way.