As I got back to the main lake I started marking more fish but nothing was biting.Trolled around there and half way to Grimes but still nothing. And then the wind blew up. Wow, what a difference. I headed back toward R35 still marking scattered fish. I made a loop there and then kept going down lake. The first fish came at 9:30 half way between R35 and R34. Just a plump 23" but the first fish of the year. Ha-lay-lu-la. I looped around that area a couple times because I was marking fish in small loose groups. I did get a big hit but it pulled off near the boat after I cleared my lines. All I got were two scales on a hook. A couple more loops got no more. So I kept going and on the second loop at R33 got the second fish. A nicer 25.5". Nothing else happened so I kept going to R31. There I met Bob R. I think he was following me. He too had marked fish but no bites. He did mention he marked fish at Coast Guard point so I kept that in mind. I started heading down lake checking a few spots here and there. I set my lines again at Bridgewater and trolled to Coast Guard. As Bob said I started marking fish. I saw a group of about 6 fish on the side imaging and steered that way. Bango. Third fish was a very nice 25". I was finally feeling good.
I took a break at Captains Quarters and said hello to Dewayne. He showed me some nice pix from his time on the Bay. I got to do that some time soon. He confirmed for me that fish should still be up the creek near/around Campers so after the break I headed that way. I started casting at the first big right turn and working the bank with a Storm Kickin' Minnow 6" in gizzard shad color. Half way to the no wake buoys I got bumped. I thought I snagged something and then was shocked when the snag started swimming away! Wow, I actually got one casting the banks. Just a 22" but also nice. I had just taken the temps at the bridge and back here the water was 50 degrees. I didn't want to quit since the weather was so great but I did. I'm ready for Saturday.