Since nobody is quite as hopeful as fishing team, Jamey and Matthew find themselves tackling under-appreciated east side lake, Walter E. Long, aka Decker Lake, for the old-school Austin folks. They have dreams of hybrid stripers and the crappie spawn, but do those dreams become a reality?
In this episode, Jamey and Matthew return to Camp Tejas near Lake Georgetown to fish for white bass in the North Fork of the San Gabriel River. The redbuds are blooming and the weather is perfect, but the water is low-can they find the fish?
After fishing, the team takes lunch at Burger University in downtown Georgetown. This episode edited by Jamey Maness.
Fishing Team is joined by special guest “Banjo Motion,” a guy named George or something. Together they travel through Taylor, Texas, with a stop at Super Donuts, and on to a super-secret white bass fishing location. There in the dense lowland woods of East Texas, Jamey comes face to face with his own Heart of Darkness style demons.
Fishing Team ventures west to the Pedernales River at the first sign of blooming red buds. They have most of Reimer’s Ranch to themselves as they reel in the spawning whites. Jamey hooks up on a mysterious monster, and Matthew manages to sink up to his knee in quicksand-like mud. Will this be the trip where they finally limit out on schools of sandies?
A slot in the San Marcos Spring Polespearing Tournament goes about as well as we would expect for a fishing team adventure. Jamey uses his Guadalupe trout skills on wary warm water fish in what must be the most pressured stretch of water in Texas. Matthew meanwhile attempts to spear the invasive plecostomus, which is almost an act of charity when you think about it. Afterward, fishing team eats burgers and manske rolls at college grill joint Gil’s.
Our heroes return to the Guadalupe River to target the giant trout which reside there. Although fish are caught, the effort pretty much drives Matthew and Jamey to insanity. Will this be the last fishing trip to The Guad? Only future podcasts will tell!