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Tying Chat / Carpet Carb
« on: March 02, 2015, 12:40:03 PM »
Here is a Carpet Carb I made yesterday while it was raining.. I saved some of the new carpet wool from our newly installed carpet and tied one to see how it would work...The carpet will work great if a little longer when tying.. It did work however. Now to see if the fish will like it...

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Outing Information Only / GPS Location to Chocolate Bayou Boat Ramp...
« on: January 25, 2015, 07:50:08 PM »
I looked on Google Earth to see good directions from Katy to Chocolate Bayou Boat Ramp off of FM 2004 over bridge going South.  Here is the GPS Location: 29*12'41.76"N  95*12'31.70"W,  Elevation is  3ft for you Denver Fly Fisherman!!  It's a 1.5 hour drive from Katy area.  Come the best way thru Houston an get on Hwy 288S and exit on Hwy 6 to Alvin TX, to second Hwy 35 (Bypass) turn right at 1st National Bank on corner go around Alvin. Go about six miles passed Kroger's. Take a left on to FM 2917 go all the way to FM-2004.. Watch you speed, state trooper work these areas--Gas Station on your right which is the last place to buy gas, food and drinks... Turn right on to FM-2004 from gas station and go apprx 3.5 miles.  Go over the bridge exit right to boat ramp which is under the bridge. The west side of boat ramp is where most yak's launching is done.  I will go and look at the water to see how much fresh is in the bay and bayou...Remember you must have a freshwater license west of 2004 Bridge... any questions call me 713-816-0884. See at meeting!!

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General Discussion / Happy New Years!!! to all my fishing buddies
« on: December 31, 2014, 03:28:57 PM »
HAPPY NEW YEARS 2015*****TO MY FLY FISHING PARTNERS !!

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Outing Information Only / Chocolate Bayou Tournament on Jan 31, 2015
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:24:38 PM »
Date 31 Jan 2015, Time: 10-am to 3pm

 Here is some info on this tournament... This will be my first time leading a tournament, Your support will be welcomed... This tournament will be bragging right ,unless some one comes up with a some prizes..  The Name of tournament will be call the "Grand Slam Tournament" , your three fish stringer would include : a trout, a red, a flounder. If a Grand Slam is not caught, the "heaviest" stringer wins, followed by 2nd and 3rd only one of each species of fish will be weighed in.  Heaviest is determined by Photo of fish with measurement.
Know one may fish alone... for safety, an you will need proof of you catch...

Loction:  Chocolate Bayou Boat Ramp 
GPS  29,21180, -95.208719

Driving  from Houston...go to 45 South towards Galveston,,,exit 646, follow 646 to FM 2004..turn right on 2004 and drive until you see a chemical plant one right...watch your speed.... passed the plant go over bridge and take a right to boat ramp under the bridge... Boy scouts build a fishing cleaning stationed... on ramp area..  No  stores in area, so you need to get all your supplies before you get to boat ramp.... It would nice to have a marine radio on hand for safety... not many people around if you get into trouble, Cell phones will work too. 

Best way to get see photo of area... Go to Google Earth and search "Chocolate Bayou.... for best info.. study the boat ramp  and the fish areas up the bayou and out over west bay...Those with boats want to go one on a fishing tour just give me a call,,, I'm retired! and will be happy to take you out an show all the hazards. any questions : :) call Don Hanselman - 713-816-0884

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Christmas Party Saint Arnold Brewing Company on the Dec..Tuesday 16th

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General Discussion / Boat Trim Leaking!!
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:40:38 PM »
 :'(  I missed a great outing with you guys today...Wife asked me to look to see what was going on after we got back from Idaho,,, I just did and miss todays activities... So mad at  myself... but I did get the seals for my trim actuators... Replaced but still having problem with it extending...Motor runs but no actuator movement...Any suggestion are welcomed..!


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Outing Chat / My Son Caught a Big Trout today..
« on: August 01, 2014, 06:49:12 PM »
Ray may son Ray caught his first trophy trout today...

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General Discussion / ABC Tourament in POC
« on: June 23, 2014, 08:16:48 AM »
I fished with my inlaws this weekend in the ABC Trounament !  We did win 3rd place with ten trout on croakers wt 26.88lbs.. Tried fly fishing shallow, no luck!!  I'm ready to go again...! After this week I'm retired!!!

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Outing Chat / ABC Tourament in POC
« on: June 23, 2014, 08:00:36 AM »
Fished ABC Trounament this weekend at POC,.,We won 3rd place with ten trout 26.88lbs.. all caught on croakers.. I tried fly fishing on shallows but no cigar...

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I want to plan a fishing trip to Venice LA for four days... Fish two and half days and come home on fourth day...in Oct.. I will take my boat -Need NO Fishin Guide,, I have fished in Sept and Nov in Yellow Cotton Bay  twice. Without a guide --marsh lands in 3 to four feet of water.. Three of us went an left Houston around 4am and arrived at lunch time.. Got the our room unload an hit  the water around 1pm and fished dark caught a least  150 trout and five or six reds. all on Mirrow Lures- Silver/Char- She Dog Top Water...   We fished  to dark, got clean up, get something to eat and get ready for more fun the next day.  I didn't  fly fish at the time, but would be a blast...Cannot wade to boggie--Excellent Yak fishing to but it's bit of ride to get the Yaks to the spot..  I can carry two Yaks an people on my boat if enterested. Well protected area from winds. alot of reefs and greass.   :)  Like to plan now who is going can do resarch on the area. Google Earth shows in detail of fishing area... If you want to hire a guide do so on your own.. The fishing is excellent unless it has changed sence I have been down...over ten yrs...now.  They have some excellent seafood places to eat in LA..

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Here is a video of Yak fishing under Galveston Causeway at night... I have done this many times out of my boat, chucking Mirrowdyns into the lights and caught limit in a hour.. I will be going to do this with my fly rod.. any takers call me 713-816-0884,  after I retire on 27th June...So get ready...The lights on all pylons but only a few are "ON" --When the causeway was new all the lights were "ON" an you could fish more freely...Now you have to get on you spot quick...at Sun down or go early in morning..like 1 to 2 am...and fish to Sun rise...

The best bite is on a slow out going tide...with light winds,not good on a ripping tide...and windy... Good in winter also..
 It's going to get hot soon an the fishing slow down during day.  But excellent under lights at night..  Checkout website.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUtHiKsaeJ8



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General Discussion / Fly Fishing in a Pravate Pond
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:48:12 AM »
 :)  I was invited out to a private pond to fly fish for bass and perch..little did I realized they're were catfish in this pond too... I started out with a 5wt fly rod and after the third break off. I went and got my 8wt. rod with a 15lbs test tippet..  Tied on another whoolley bugger an as soon as the lure sunk about a foot the line rips off again,but this time he didn't get away...Full meter was pegged...

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Outing Chat / Pink Catcher Pattern
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:10:26 AM »

This fly has caught three reds and 2 flounder so far...

Pink Catcher By Don Hanselman
Hook - #2 Gamakatsu
Eye- Chain EYE
Thread-  I use 100% clear on all flies to prevent of collection thread colors.
Feather- Hot Pink Saddle Hackle around eye..
Flash-Aggie Krystal Flash
Top body-  Hot Pink Zonker Stripes
Tail Hot Pink Craft Fur.

Opional to use lead thread for weight..and also for body filler I use parachute line out side casing...works great for hold a rattler..

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Tying Chat / Pink Catcher Pattern
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:00:22 AM »
Hook - #2 Gamakatsu
Eye- Chain EYE
Thread-  I use 100% clear on all flies to prevent of collection thread colors.
Feather- Hot Pink Saddle Hackle around eye..
Flash-Aggie Krystal Flash
Top body-  Hot Pink Zonker Stripes
Tail Hot Pink Craft Fur.

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