West Galveston Bay, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Caught 3 redfish, two of which were slots and went in the smoker, throats saved and grilled with butter and lemon, 2 flounder, one of which was undersized and was thrown back, the other filleted and used to make sole meuniere that night, some hardhead catfish, a stingray, two blue crabs, and a stone crab.
My 5 yo daughter, for the first time this year, loves being out in the canoe for hours on end, and likes fishing but is frustrated that she hasn't caught anything we could keep and eat yet. She loved that it was cold enough she could wrap herself in a blanket and drink hot chocolate while my wife and I paddled. This fall paddling in cool, crisp weather is something I start pining for about mid-August down here, knowing in all likelihood I won't actually get the weather for it until November, maybe late October if I'm very lucky. So this year I took some pictures that I can pull out and look through next August, kinda did an LL Bean catalogue-style shoot here.