Summer Boating Had me a Blast!
Now that Summer is here, it’s time to take the boat out on the waters. The days can get pretty hot here in Texas, so stay cool by taking your boat out at the local lakes or ocean. Make sure to pack a lot of water and other beverages to stay cool under the sun, whether you’re fishing or just simply taking it out for some good old summer fun. High-protein snacks will keep you energized as you seek out fish for catch. Easy to pack snacks include nuts and beef jerky. Be careful with drinking alcoholic beverages while boating, not only can it lead to dehydration, but drinking and operating a boat can be extremely dangerous.
There are many freshwater lakes and saltwater regions near Toy Shedz. Depending on what type of fish you want to catch, you can access both. Almost half of all gaming fish are found in freshwaters, approximately 40% in fact. This means you are equally able to fish in freshwater as successfully as the saltwater regions, so it’s all about personal preference of the location. Depending on your personal taste buds, you may have a preference in either freshwater or saltwater fish. Many claim they can taste the difference! The fish only differ in physiology but some state that saltwater fish tend to taste saltier in the meat. Others prefer the freshwater fish taste, saying the meat has unique mineral taste to them. Find out if you can taste the difference!
LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI
Want to find the perfect location to fish largemouth bass? Look no further because Lake Corpus Christi has largemouth bass reaching 5 pounds! There’s also an abundance of Catfish, Crappies, White Bass, and Sunfish. Largemouth bass are difficult to catch in the summer, even for master anglers, but not impossible! You can catch them using spring baits, specifically spinnerbaits and crankbaits are popular methods used to catch the famed largemouth bass. You can also fish for Catfish and White Bass in the deeper waters of the Lake in the summer, which is perfect for wading your boat. Use cheesebait and cutbait for the Catfish and Jigging spoons to catch White Bass. Wading your boat in the areas of the lake with deeper depths will not only allow you an advantage in the fish pool, but you can sit back and relax as you look onto a beautiful view of the surrounding nature as you wait for the amazing catch of the day! For only $5 per person, per day, you can visit Lake Corpus Christi, which is located two miles west of Mathis. There are boat ramps to easily load and unload your boat so you can easily plan a day’s trip with little hassle!
Lake Houston is a beautiful lake with luscious greenery surrounding the waters. For a wonderful summer’s day, take your boat out for a scenic drive on Lake Houston! Bring your binoculars and drift upon the waters while witnessing the local birds and wildlife around. You can also fish in Lake Houston, with local species being the largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie, blue catfish, and bluegill. Blue catfish are the predominant species in Lake Houston so if this is a fish-favorite of yours, Lake Houston is the place to be! The best way to catch Blue catfishes are by cheesebait and cutbait. Blue catfish are known to be aggressively resistant so they’ll put up a fight. You can use a strohng 8-foot rod and a reel with plenty of capacity so if the catfish does put up a fight, you’ll be prepared. Lake Houston is 15 miles north-east of Houston and has many access points for your boat: BJ’s Marina, Ponderosa Marina, Lake Houston Marina, and Duessen Park. Access to Duessen Park is free but the remaining Marina’s is a nominal daily fee for access into the waters.
CLEANING UP THE HULL AFTER THE LAKE
After you’ve taken your boat out on the waters, you will want to clean the hull and windows before parking your boat in storage. Cleaning up the dirt and residue will help preserve your boat and keep it in pristine condition. Wipe down the hull and windows with a mixture of water and dishwater soap. Or you can use a microfiber rag to wipe down the boat. However you clean the boat is up to personal preference and it will help get all the mud and gunk out before it mildews and spoils the hull and sides.
STORE YOUR BOAT AT TOY SHEDZ STORAGE IN BROOKSHIRE, TEXAS
With your boat clean, you are now ready for storage! To further protect your boat from the weathered elements, cover it with a boat cover and place it into storage. Storing your boat will keep it safe and secure until the next time. For your boat storage needs near Brookshire, Texas, come on by to Toy Shedz. We have the right boat storage space for you!