The spawn is on

By Capt. Bill Watkins

Two weeks ago, my son William, called me and invited me to go on a one morning bass fishing trip on San Rayburn. When the call came, I was on Sabine lake with three guests catching speckled trout, red fish, and a few flounders. I hardily accepted the invite as I do not get a lot of time to bass fish anymore, especially around spawning time. That day was raw, with a stiff east by northeast wind blowing but the catching was pretty good anyway. By the time, we left the bay at 2:00 pm the wind had switched to the southeast and warmed considerably.

The next morning at dawn, we launched my son’s bass boat at Caney Creek Park on Sam Rayburn. As we idled away from the ramp the thought came to me about how really great it is to be able to fish such a great fishery as Sabine Lake one day and then be able to fish one of our great inland reservoirs the next. You have got to love Southeast Texas.

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