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Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club

Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal


When:        September 26th, 2015  (Hopefully the same weekend as Sharkathon)
(Date subject to change)

Where:    Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal   

Start Time:  0700

End Time:    Too dark to fish

Trip Leader: Puck

Phone:       2 ate won minus 8 six five dash 32 sixteen

e-mail:        doncpuckett at geemale

Trip Description: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal.  We plan to fish the generation canal, but if the generators start up we will quickly shift our efforts to the east branch, locally known as "coldwater."  Launch and take-out will be the either the new boat launch on the generation canal, or the boat launch at pool 2 at coldwater. 

Species targeted are , LMG, KLMB, yellow sunfish, white bass, gar (3 species), catfish (2 species) and if extremely lucky striped bass.

  How to sign up: 
1.  Sign Up Here,
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:  Driving from Houston

About the area:
This is the link to the most up to date generating schedule on SRA-LA’s home

Important items:
Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Waders and a change of clothes. If you plan to use a kickboat, or have a wet riding kayak..
Life jacket
Camera

Recommended Equipment:
5-8 wt rods
Kick boat, canoe, kayak, or other watercraft


Recommended Flies:
Your favorite LMB and 'gill flies.
And bring a couple of minnow imitators in size 2-10 just in case the white bass show up.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
•   Fish with a buddy.  Don’t fish this stretch alone.  There are too many variables. This stretch of water is part of a power generation waterway.  The water conditions can change quickly.
•   Double, and triple, check your gear.  Make sure you have what you need before getting on the water. 
•   As much fun as fish are to catch on a 3wt, I’d recommend at least a 5wt.  This will allow you to cast a little further with a larger fly.
•   If you have a favorite fly, bring at least 6 each.  I fished with 3 flies for 6 hours. This was an exception, not the rule.  Frayed tippets after repeatedly catching fish can abrade the mono.  I made a conscientious effort to keep my tippet fresh.
•   Most of the fish in this area are spotted bass (Kentucky) and aren’t as large as LMBs.  I started out with a size 8 PGPP, and had to go up to a size 6 to keep number of the sunfish hook-ups down.  The KLMB make up for size with their willingness to bite and the way they fight.
•   If you fish on the weekends here, be prepared to share the river with swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, and other anglers.  Rarely will you see anyone on the river in the morning.  By late afternoon the casual sportsmen will start showing up.  The summertime is much busier than any other season.
•   Bring twice as much water as you think you will need.  Just because you feel comfortable and cool does not mean you don’t need to take in water.
•   A lightweight watercraft is perfect to fish this water.  A canoe would work well with 2 people, and a kayak would also work.  The downfall of them is that you can’t lug them up the hill like a backpack, as I did with my kick-boat.  With the new boat launch in place this is no longer an issue.
•   Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
•   If inexperienced, then buddy up.
•   Have proper safety equipment
•   If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
•   Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.


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Sell Anything / Re: ||| SOLD |||Canoe for sale...$100 (OBO)
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:12:40 AM »
Damon 7 Lakes made a deal for it.

Delivery shortly.

Puck

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Damon's Seven Lakes / Quick trip to D7Ls, 2014-11-07
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:03:04 PM »
We caught fish!

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Events and Information / Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:50:34 AM »
Feb 13 - Fly Tying (Friday)

We have the opportunity of showing the next generation how to tie a simple fly.

The plan is to meet up in the parking lot, drink coffee, gather our gear, and finish making assignments.

Once they let us sign in, we'll move to the classroom for introduction, and get our morning started.

I expect we will have 3 classes to show how to tie a fly.

For this we set up the vices and tools before the first student gets in the room.  Materials will need to be pre-bagged, and sorted.

Contact me if you want me to add you to the list.

Puck

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Events and Information / Business Class Support, Casting
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:45:19 AM »
Jan. 30 - Casting (Friday)

We have the opportunity of showing the next generation how to cast a fly line.

The plan is to meet up in the parking lot, drink coffee, gather our gear, and finish making assignments.

Once they let us sign in, we'll move to the classroom for introduction, and get our morning started.

I expect we will have 3 classes to show how to cast. 

For this we move into the hall-way, and begin instruction.

Contact me if you want me to add you to the list.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:53:19 PM »
Anahauc flats==  I have been fishing out of Gu Hole off of 565... the month and a lot small trout under birds, but have caugth some over three pounds and some really nice flounders.. I has a great boat ramp an a park area. Lot of rivers and flates.. The rivers are over ten feet in places and is a great winter fishing .. The lock boat ramp on Trinity River is another great place to launch.. great river fishing in winter as well... Make a one trip fun.... Any one want to go, I can carry two yaks an I will wade fish... the bay bottom is like concrete.. 713-816-0884.

Don't let the secret out.. :)

The spoil islands can get crazy when the salt level is right.  I go over there in the kayaks when I can.

Puck

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Sell Anything / Re: Canoe for sale...$100 (OBO)
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:52:36 AM »
I'll check with Raymond later this week, but I think it is still for sale.

No bites that I know about.

Puck

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Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Re: Rendezvous 2014
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:51:21 AM »
Next year I'll try to clear that weekend, and spend a lot more time with these folks.

Puck

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Sign-up sheet works. 

I'm in.

Puck

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No sign up sheet?

Sign up sheet in place and we already have one person signed up!

Puck

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Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Re: Rendezvous 2014
« on: November 02, 2014, 04:24:44 PM »
Rendezvous 2014, a few pictures.....

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No sign up sheet?

Our webmaster sent me the code for it.  I'll try to get it up here when I get back from Rendezvous 2014

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Work in progress.  Date, and rooms, are the only things confirmed, as of 2015-02-04.

Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  South Llano River float trip


When:     12-14th of June, 2015   
Where:       Junction, Tx
Start Time:  Friday afternoon at Morgan Shady Park.  Directions below.
End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.
Trip Leader:  Puck
Phone:       281-865-32 one 6
e-mail:     doncpuckett at geemale   

Trip Description: See below...


Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be at Morgan Shady Park   Directions
We’ll wadefish this area getting our casting skill honed, and practicing with various flies.  Hot dogs and hambergers on the grill for dinner at Morgan Shady Park.

Day 2:  Launch from just downstream of the State park with our livery service, and float down to Morgan Shady Park.  Bob from Fun In The Sun (325) 446-7265 will provide our livery service.  Currently (2014-05-12) he also has some kayaks for rent.  Pizza from the new local pizza place at teh picnic tables at Morgan Shady Park.

Day 3:  First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377.  We will fish downstream to the second crossing.  This time I will bring a GPS.

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here,
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.


Cost: Your food, transportation, and lodging/camping fees.
About $35 for both nights for A/C (more details to follow)[and you need to bring your own bedding and towels]  The first 12 people that sign up will have the first shot at sleeping in A/C.  We have all three rooms reserved, and they sleep 4 each.
About $15 for both nights tent camping.  This depends on how many we get camping in tents. 

Directions:   

Directions to Morgan Shady Park
 
About the area:

About the State Park


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  (Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe or kayak
Anchor
Neoprene or canvas boots to prevent burned feet
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod
Spare GPS batteries

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.


Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Postponed

Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular


When:      2015-04-11 18 (11   18th of April, 2015)   
Where:       Damon 7 Lakes
Start Time:  0700
End Time:    Dark
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        doncpuckett at geemale

Trip Description: Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 18th of April (date is confirmed) at Damon Seven Lakes. Fishing from the shore, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

How to sign up:
1.  Sign Up Here
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.


How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Download Special Damon Seven Lakes PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: $45 per TFF member, special price for kids.  The price includes lunch, and drinks.
 
A catch log will be given to all at sign-in, and a drawing from those will take place for all of them turned in by 1830 hrs, for a special set of flies and case.

Fishing from the shore is the norm, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

Participants will also receive a package of special flies.  These will be given out at sign-in to those who have signed up by the cutoff date 10 days before the event (Midnight of the 1st of April).

The longest sunfish (micropterus salmoides do not count) will be the winner of the trophy.

Largest bass, most bream caught, and most flies lost to trees will all be noted.

Lunchtime is at noon, 2015-04-18-1200.  Be late = be hungry

Directions: http://www.mjacompany.com/map-big.html

About the area:  http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html

Important items:
Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellent
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
BBB
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.

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We will find you a ride!

We are scheduled for September 11-13, 2015 for our next trip.


PINS September 11-13, 2015 the link

Puck

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