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Events and Information / Oil Spill in Galveston Bay
« on: March 23, 2014, 10:01:18 AM »
Folks

For those who may not have heard, there was a barge collision in Galveston Bay yesterday that has released an, as yet unknown, amount of marine fuel oil into the bay. The barge was carrying a million gallons but only one tank is believed to have spilled.

Details below

http://www.abc27.com/story/25047195/crews-try-to-contain-oil-spill-in-galveston-bay

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Outing Chat / Re: Pond Fishing for Bass& Perch
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:02:57 PM »
Don

I whole heartedly agree with you. I never ceased to be amazed at those lifeless muddy holes in the ground that pass for a Houston developer's idea of "lakeside living". No reeds around the margins, no lillies or plants in the water. Even worse is the dreaded blue food coloring effect!

I guess for most people they dont see the difference - but anyone who is a fisherman does.

Matt

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Outing Chat / Re: Fishing the legendary Mardi Gras Minnow, part 2
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:53:23 AM »
Sounds like we need to make a trip to fish Grand Lakes! She is a hog! Well done.

Cheers
M

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:51:20 AM »
Sorry guys - I am going to have to drop out of this weekend's trip. Two of my boys have baseball games scheduled for Saturday morning.  :(

My casting arm is getting rusty

Matt

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Some disturbing reading on Texas water rights with particular mention of the Devils River and threat to its supply.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/how-rick-perry-can-solve-our-water-problem/page/0/1

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Events and Information / Re: 2014 Trout in the Classroom Project
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:08:41 PM »
Things are going well with class tanks and all the fish have now hatched.

For those on facebook the Mayde Creek class has started a facebook page for their tank  https://www.facebook.com/mchstrout

They have included some great photo's and videos of the fry.

Cheers
Matt








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Outing Chat / Re: Fishing the legendary Mardi Gras Minnow
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:41:48 AM »
Nicely done!

me thinks you have altered the recipe slightly to include some great looking eyes! Or are you painting the madi gras beads?

Matt

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General Discussion / Re: Grand Ise Report
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:36:35 AM »
Fantastic - I agree with George, I think we need to plan a club trip - staying in NOLA of course.

Cheers
Matt

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:55:13 PM »
I am still on for the trip - but just wanted to let you know that I wont be needing accomodation as I will have to day trip it this time round

Cheers
Matt

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Events and Information / 2014 Trout in the Classroom Project
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:43:17 PM »
Folks

The 2014 TFF sponsored trout in the classroom project is underway with 3 tanks this year - katy HS, Mayde Creek HS and Cinco Ranch HS. Eggs were delivered to the schools on Friday and the first fish started hatching today. I will update the conservation page with pictures shortly.

And yes they are steelhead strain trout again this year!

Cheers
Matt

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:39:59 PM »
I am in!

will also need some form of high speed aquatic transportation!

Cheers
Matt

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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:31:54 PM »
Folks

With a heavy heart I have to drop out of this weekends fishing trip. I have family in town from the UK and I need to attend to them (despite the fact that they are family and therefore should be used to me being gone fishing). George Sutherland has kindly agreed to lead the trip - be nice to him!

here is the plan as I had it:

Alamo Flyfishers are fielding about 7 people for this trip and they plan to meet us at Rio at 8am for the check in (George I will pass you their trip leaders info). They are pretty much all floating the river in kayaks and fishing streamers apparently. My plan at the end of the day was to meet at the fly shop, drink a few beers and see who won.

The cabin is paid for. The cost is $560 for the weekend and it sleeps a max of 8. Remember their are only 4 beds. Checking the forum I have the following people asking for a room for both friday and saturday nights -
1) Denis Auger
2) Scott Breedlove
3) George Sutherland
4) Mike Quigley
5) John Purcell
6) Michael Midyette (Dunkingmidget)
7) ......
8 .......

This is 6 so there are still two spots free. Please pay George for the cabin and I will collect from him.

As far as fly rules - i was actually going to get serious and impose a real one fly only rule this year, even when nymphing. However I will let you decide how you want to deal with multiple fly rigs. To me it makes sense to declare one of the flies on your rig as your one fly, only count fish caught on that fly and if you loose it you are out. All fish have to be photographed, or witnessed by someone more reliable than anyone in this club to count. The folks from the Alamo suggested that every one hands in a spare of their one fly to the trip leader before fishing and that the winner gets the bag of flies at the end. I thought this seemed like a good idea.

Tight lines and sorry I cant be there - any problems call me. I may be around the area Saturday evening and will look out for you.

Cheers
Matt

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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:14:29 AM »
The cabin in $560 for two nights (Friday and Saturday). It sleeps 8 so per person/ per night the cost is $35

Matt

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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: December 30, 2013, 08:20:18 PM »
Folks

We have a lot of people signed up but only a few asking for accomodations - please let me know if you want a place in the Rio Cabin!

Cheers
Matt

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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: December 18, 2013, 01:36:45 PM »
Mike

Yes they told me the two cabins were on hold. However last year we didnt really get more than one cabin full so I took the risk of releasing the other one and getting it back if we need it. To secure both would have meant paying in full for both cabins for the two days.

Cheers
Matt

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