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Kayaking at Night on Lady Bird Lake in my Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160i

Colorado River Kayaking Trip 2010

We had a blast on our over night kayak fishing trip down the Colorado River. Launching from Little Webberville Park at 8:30 am on April 2, 2010 we paddled about 20 miles to FM 969 on April 3rd, stopping about midway to camp. Originally we were going to camp on “Horse” Island, but a llama would have no part in it. With his aggressive posturing and advances we were forced off the island and had to retreat to a smaller more vulnerable island just up stream. We realized just about dusk, that the water was rising. about and inch every 30 minutes. This caused us to be concerned as the island we were on wasn’t that tall. We slept in shifts to monitor the rising water. In all, it wasn’t that bad. The water rose 2 vertical feet from 7 pm to 9 am and in some areas of the island 30 to 60 bank feet. Almost all the fish caught on friday were tight to the shore and were very slow.

The second day was very different from the first, due to all the new murky water in the river. It looked like chocolate milk and was flowing much faster. We did some fishing on saturday with no luck and had a hard time anchoring in the current. So rather then fight the current, we drifted and hung out while enjoying the scenery. We reached 969 around 2 pm, 2 hours ahead of schedule. The last 3 to 4 miles were covered in about 45 minutes. We all had a great time and can’t wait to do it again.

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My Facebook Gallery. Colorado River Kayaking Trip 2010 Facebook Gallery

Austin to Bastrop Map
Colorado River Map from Austin to Bastrop

Google’s Map of our 2 day Colorado River Kayak Trip

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April 6th, 2010: Video transitions have been fixed.

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