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We will be camping at about mile #27, in a nice flat spot we found last year Friday night.  This is where we plan to have a fish fry.

Most of us are driving Friday morning from Houston to be at Malachite by 1100.  A quick trans-load and we can be on the beach by 1130, still at low tide.

Others are joining us on the beach later.

The last time we cancelled because of rain, the guys that didn’t get the message had a great time.  I have a kitchen pass and don’t plan on missing out again.  Besides, the weather report is getting better, not worse, as the trip gets closer.


Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - November 22 ???
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:58:30 AM »
I like option "C" even though I don't plan on making this one.   8)


Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine River - September 27th, 2014
« on: September 09, 2014, 02:17:49 PM »

We have a place to hang out for this trip.

Crawford P. has a place let than 4 miles from where we will be fishing.  He has a place on Indian Creek at Toledo Bend, and is willing to let a few of us camp at his place.  He is also willing to loan his canoe to one of us that asks nicely.

Sign up, and let us get a head count.  As of right now (2014-09-09-1600) there are only 2 signed up.

A fish fry on Friday night, or fishing Indian Creek,  is the choice of plans as I write this.


Fish fry Friday night has my support!


Rattlemullet has a great list.

I also have most of the stuff he has listed, and I think I'd like to modify mine to match his format.


Outing Chat / LMB on the South River
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:29:33 PM »
Fishing with Nilo on the South River.   This LMB fell to a S1B size 6.


Outing Chat / Re: Oktoberfisch -Fly Fishing Festival
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:26:29 PM »
Belly boat will work fine at the event, but if you want to try other parts of the river, I'd recommend a canoe, and a partner.


General Discussion / Re: TFF SUMMER EXPO
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:25:21 PM »
Found this left behind    :(

A couple of things were discussed at the KNFT, 2014-08-26, related to this trip.

1.   Safety equipment:
           a.   Who is carrying what?  We can list safety gear here on the forum, with a printed sheet handed to the vehicle drivers at the Malachite meeting point.

2.   VHF radios.
           a.   Having on VHF radio per fishing group will make sure that id we find fish, we can let the others know what we see.
           b.   It also will let us know if somebody is in trouble, or we see some potentially soft spots in the sand.
           c.    We may also have a group that will show up on Saturday to join up.  VHF on the right frequency will allow them to contact the main group.

3.   Meals
           a.   Friday night we eat out of a can, or cook fresh fish.  Bring food!  Don’t rely on catching fish to be your only option for dinner.  I will bring a stove and an iron skillet, along with oil.  I’ll ask somebody else to bring seasonings.  Campfires are allowed right now (no burn ban), and we plan to have a fire pit for the evening.
           b.   Saturday night will be a group meal.  Nothing is locked yet.  The last couple of years MK and Skip have worked hard on this one, and brought way too much food.  Let us see if we can keep it simple, yet enjoy a decent meal together.  Suggestions are appreciated.

4.   Rod weights
           a.   I use 8wts most of the time, but at least one of the group wants to through 8”+ streamers in the hopes of a monster, using a 10wt.

5.   Fly lines
           a.   Leave the floating lines at home.  In the surf, you’ll wear them more than you’ll cast them.  The waves take a floating line wherever it want to.
           b.   Intermediate lines seem to be a preferred favorite for most
           c.   I, once again, seem to be the odd man out.  I prefer full sink lines for the surf.

6.   Tires
           a.   Conventional wisdom is to let your tire pressure down to be able to move on the sand.  I’ll bring a small DC compressor, but hope to never have to use it.
           b.   2 cans of “Fix-a-flat” will be part of my safety gear.  I’d suggest that other drivers do the same.

7.   Meet point and travel time
           a.   Meet-up at Malachite at 2014-09-12-1100 (Friday, the 12th of September, 2014 at 11:00am)
           b.   Transload and get ready to travel no later than 1130.  Low tide is at about 1130, so travelling down the beach will be good for a few hours, allowing us to get to about MM 30+ before the tide takes the beach. 
                      i.   With the VHF radios we may be able to stage our travels with the lead group finding any trouble spots.

Outing Information Only / Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:00:28 AM »
Anahauc flats.

San Luis Pass

Brown and Roots flats

Bolivar (Stingaree)


Fellow adventurers,

I am in the process of setting up my GPS sending  unit, “Finder”,for this PINS trip.

If you want me to be able to send a message back using my GPS, or you are not on the group going down-range on Friday, send me (vie PM, or e-mail) your cell phone number and carrier, along with the e-mail.

I’ll try to do a message test during the first week of September.


LOL / Cats.....
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:42:29 AM »
Dude!  I didn't know you liked cats.

I love cats.

Let's trade recipes!

LOL / Re: Cartoon
« on: August 20, 2014, 06:25:54 PM »
I like it.


Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:47:49 PM »
Some pictures

Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:36:07 AM »

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