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Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:51:07 PM »
Pictures from Jeff H.

Updated !!

Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:10:49 PM »
My comments on your lessons:

I've camped on the beach before but you always learn new lessons:

1) go with the tent-cot...   
           Agree !  I have one.  And so do Mary-Kay and Skip.  Easy setup, and good night's sleep..

2) have a way to brush the sand off your feet before turning in
          Use a plastic dishpan with an inch or so of seawater (Billy S. trick)

3) cooking on the beach is overrated- a cooler full of sandwiches is more than adequate
          Canned food works too.  Just make sure to have a can opener !!

And on a side note...   That was 18  :(

Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:39:56 AM »

More later.

Outing Information Only / PINS trip 2013, report
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:22:11 AM »
The trip was great, because of the people in it. 
There were 12 people at the campsite Friday night.  Everybody was at the 25+ mile before sundown. 

The wind was blowing at 15+ mph the entire day Friday and Saturday.

A lot of bait in the water, but not much was chasing it. 

We caught a lot of ladyfish, and a ton of baby jacks with a few 4+ pounders thrown in to make things interesting.  I saw a picture of Scott B's redfish, 34 inches.  I'm looking for that picture, and more photos.

Skip and Mary-Kay had some automobile excitement Friday night.

By late Saturday our numbers had diminished to only 6 hopeful anglers.  The winds died completely, allowing the mosquitoes to find us at about 0300 Sunday. The storms came at about 0500 morning, as we did what we call a "BUGOUT."

The last 6 of us made is safely to the parking area safely, only to find out that the "good" showers don't open until 0900.

My son is still talking about it, as he drives back to Georgia

I'll add some more detail to this later today.  I am still trying to get some sand out.......


General Discussion / Re: Tip leader for Trout,Redsand Flounder.
« on: September 27, 2013, 06:23:59 AM »
Some people, no names here, suggest using straight 20 lb hard Mason mono.

I use a tapered mono down to 12 lb, and sometimes add an 8 lb tippet to it.

Don't use furled leaders in the salt.  They act like a rubber band, making a hook set almost impossible.  My 2 cents.


Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:15:06 AM »
Puck- I was told to confirm that I'm joining this trip (for food purposes). I assume there's one community meal, and then everyone fends for themselves for the rest of the trip. This true?

Correct. And good question.


Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:29:19 AM »
Phone number for PINS conditions/recording



Driving conditions today are "fair." 

The weather forecast is 40-50% chance of rain.  Rainy weather is fishable.  If lightning shows up, I will stay in the truck and read a book until it passes.

We have a schedule cleanup for Saturday.  They could be an obstacle for getting downrange.  That being said, I think would should camp between the 10 and 15 mile marker Friday night.  I can send a message from "Finder" to those of us that are trailing, showing exactly where we will be set up.

My part of the "convoy" will head to CC about 2013-09-27-0900.

I'll mention this again at the meeting tonight.


Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip, Spot check
« on: September 23, 2013, 04:50:17 AM »
If you are planning on going on this trip, and did not get a message from "Finder" yesterday. please let me know.


Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: September 23, 2013, 04:48:41 AM »
We will have some chalenges in front of us this weekend.  I'll keep checking. 

•   Very poor beach driving conditions
The beach is reopened to driving as of Wednesday, Sept. 18th. However, a new storm is developing in the western Gulf. This may elevate tides in South Texas, and create large swells that could produce rip currents. Another park beach closure may occur.

Tying Chat / Redfish Crack on a Diet
« on: September 22, 2013, 01:48:46 PM »
Look how skinny it is....

Tied on a size 6 stinger hook.

I have yet to test it out.

General Discussion / Re: 8lbs 6oz Catch of the Weekend
« on: September 22, 2013, 01:26:31 PM »
Great catch !!


Orvis / Thursday night at Orvis, 2013-09-19
« on: September 20, 2013, 09:55:52 AM »
I got there a little early and started tying 5 minute redfish cracks.  We had a total of about 20 people show up.  I didn't take pictures, but I did see cameras out.

The casting games were a hit.  Since the gang had to stay inside we had the additional challenge of indoor obstacles.  I don't know who actually won, but there were a lot of good natured cheering, and jesting, as the game progressed.  Some of our beginers made some of the best casts, since they didn't have the bad habits to "unlearn."

Presenters of the evening were from an Orvis endorsed fishing lodge in the Bahamas.  I'll get the website for those guys when I get a few more minutes.  They were part of the group from the first moment. Only later did we learn that these were the presenters that evening.

They both are extremely enthused about the fishing, and were great at answering Golden's questions.

More later.


Outing Information Only / Re: September 21st, 2013, Sabine River fishing
« on: September 20, 2013, 08:06:55 AM »
Rained out  :(  This is a link....

Make-up date is 2013-10-12.  This is a Saturday, and we have no other fishing trips planned for that weekend. 


Outing Information Only / Re: September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: September 19, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »
How about every one bring a trash bag or two so we could do a little beach clean up when we are down there.

Bear 8)

Good plan.  I'll bring a roll of yard bags, and pass them out at the meet-up.


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