New Mexico Trip
coleman came down with his 5th wheel camper and we hooked up my boat on behind, then george showed up and we were on our way to Ute res in N. E. New Mexico for 5 days of fishing in the warm sunshine. well it was a warm and sunny 84 deg when we got there. we got our 5 day licences, and that was the trigger for the wind and cold to visit. we got up sat. to sun and a light breeze, it was a bit cool and we headed out to find some walleyes. well that didn't happen. the breeze turned into a wind out of the south west, so we ducked into the ute arm that was somewhat protected, where we picked up some white bass for the rest of the day. then we went into the annex resturant for some great BBQ.
day two we woke up to cold and windy so it was back to the ute arm where we fought the wind, cold, bass boats, and a wake boat, but we did catch more whites. then we called it a day and went back to the annex, only to find we were too late as they close at 3pm on sunday. so it was off to the other resturant in town, we called that one the choke and puke, well almost.
monday was another day of cold but calm, you could see sunshine, 50 miles away. got on the water and coleman started off with a nice eye, we turned around to go back and catch some more and he hooked up again and landed a 12" shad then the wind started building but we did catch some whites. the cold and wind sent us in for lunch at the annex. then coleman and i went back out while george took a nap, we found a calm bay that we couldn't fish on the weekend as it was full of bass boats, but it was full of whites we caught a few then went in so we could clean our fish then head to the annex.
tuesday day four, more wind and cold but it came from the north. we had to work a little harder with no place to get out of the wind. but the whites were willing. boat controll was an issue with a few booger knots. you guessed it, we called it and back to the annex for hot food and coffee and their mex food is as good as their BBQ. by this time anything hot was welcome.
day five the wind was still out of the north but only about 20 mph when we launched. i caught a white about 200 yds from the dock and it seemed that every fish we caught increased the wind by 2 mph. 19 fish later we were going into the wind with the 115 and when it gusted we would back up. at this point we said this is enough lets go and get one last trip to the annex for our fill of BBQ for another year.
all in all we had a great time and were talking about where to go next year as we headed into the sunshine. we were thinking about SD next year, but the call of the BBQ will be strong by next year