The event was the 2nd Annual Texas Best Fishing Forum get together. The event officially started on Saturday morning so we had all day Friday to do what we wanted. We got there and immediately got bad news. I had overlooked calling for a reservation and they were completely booked. Therefore, we were forced to make a decision to leave or camp in the overflow. We chose to camp in the overflow. The overflow is a parking lot with picnic tables and a fire ring for each space.
Oh, did I mention NO electric or water?
We setup and it started getting HOT.
So, we went to Sanger and bought an 8x8 canopy which helped a bunch.
It was then time for some dinner. I fired up the charcoal and when they were
hot I put the potatoes in the coals to begin baking. Patty seasoned up the steaks.
After the potatoes had been in for a while I started the steaks. They turned out
great. Tender and juicy with just the right amount of seasoning.
I got up Saturday morning really early to get on the water at sun up and the wind
was blowing around 18 to 19mph and gusting to probably 23-25mph.
The bass tournament started at first light so I decided to give it a shot.
You know, of course, that I'm fishing from my yak and using my fly rod. :-}
It was tough but I managed to ease back into a creek and avoid most of the wind.
The fishing was slooooowwwww with me only getting two blow ups on a topwater
popper and no hookups. After about 2 1/2 hours I decided to throw in the towel.
I went back to camp and we started preparing the chicken, sausage, and dutch
oven apple cobbler for the group luncheon.
We tore down our camp, packed up, and headed to the pavillion for the afternoon festivities.
There was tons of food and prizes. It was a great time. Patty won some very nice prizes
(which I better not receive as Fathers Day gifts) and I won some good stuff too.
We headed home after lunch to get a little R&R (yes, camping is not always R&R).