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General Discussion / Jelly Fish Sting at POC!!
« on: July 07, 2015, 05:33:26 PM »
I was wade fishing in my bathing suit trunks, over the 4th July weekend, a  jelly fish some how got into my bathing suit and start stinging me on my private parts... :'(, I didn't say anything until I got home.  I googled medication for jelly fish stings, "Vinegar" will work, the acids eat the stingers out... Then put some meds on it... Scared me when I saw it.... Hope it wasn't the flash eat bacteria...Almost all clear!! Thank God!!

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General Discussion / POC Back to Normal 2
« on: July 07, 2015, 03:51:44 PM »
The trout are north shore line from the wall on pass greens... wade fish water is clear an a lot of bait...

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General Discussion / POC Back to Normal
« on: July 07, 2015, 03:49:57 PM »
Water is back to normal, just spend four days down there with family, Caught a lot of trout, found out the reds are in the Fishing Pond, saw fifteen reds come in on Sunday afternoon...at fishing center. I took the picture for the group.  So a place to fish when you go down...  :D  GTN!!

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Tying Chat / Rug Bug
« on: March 07, 2015, 05:38:38 PM »
I tied fly from our new carpet material, I calling it the "Rug Bug" an here is a photo of it. made from new carpet material and brown thread... also  will make small scud shrimp to rainbows and browns..

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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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