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Tomorrow morning looks promising.

The bluegills are on the bed, and the overcast skies will make it comfortable temperatures.

We may get some rain late in the day.

See you there!

Tight lines.


Not recommended...lots of water less than 2' deep, the kayakers are going to cover miles per day not likely to do that in a "belly tube". Limestone river bottom not good for tubes, derneer fabric or not. If water levels are down you may end up walking or "portaging" alot.

And there is a couple of stretches that are "dead water" with no flow.  These would take hours to get through with a kick-boat or belly-boat.


Outing Chat / Waiting for a ride......
« on: April 01, 2014, 11:49:57 AM »
These guys were sitting by a river, waiting for a ride........

Outing Chat / Re: FLOUNDER ON MAY FLY!!
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:07:23 PM »
That is a great fish.

Do you have a close-up of the fly?


Outing Chat / Re: Sabine River, generation canal 2014-03-22
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:55:11 PM »
I went one weekend too early  :(


Bringing kids to this event is encouraged.

To those of us in the younger crowd, drag your parents on down and have a good time.  Make them sit on the sideline and watch if they don't want to fish.

If you aren't a member of Texas FlyFishers yet, join us on this day.


What are the costs for kids to fish?

I might bring out my little boy and let him fish but I wouldn't really be able to fish myself. He's only 3 and a half so he's not quite ready for fly fishing.

How much does he eat?  PM sent.


Those that sign up before midnight Monday, 2014-03-31-2359, will have a nametag made, and a set of flies put aside for them.  I high suggest you use these during the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular.  All of those have been painstakingly tested.

Sign-ups help us with the headcount for the lunches.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and some surprise side dishes, is what we plan for the menu.


Outing Information Only / Re: Christmas Bay - March 29th, 2014
« on: March 25, 2014, 09:06:59 AM »
Does the Katy Navy want to carpool?  More importantly, Puck, do you have a spare on your trailer?

I'll be on the river while you guys are in the salt.

And no, no spare yet,   :D


Outing Information Only / Re: Christmas Bay - March 29th, 2014
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:57:07 AM »
How many have signed up

Looks like 8 right now.


I am moving this date to the 26th. I know is is the same day as the deal at Bridgewater (?), but it really isn't feasible to have it so close to the Christmas Bay outing. The 19th would have been fine, but it's Easter weekend.

Please let me know how many are interested in lodging. Nancy Lappin has a line on some houses down there for a good price.

Bridgeland Event "Nature-Fest"    2014-04-25 (1000-1700)

I'm sure we can get enough guys to cover this.

Go fishing! 

Take pictures, and make us envious!


Outing Chat / Sabine River, generation canal 2014-03-22
« on: March 22, 2014, 06:47:06 PM »
The plan was to hit the river at daylight and then visit with my old neighbors near the area.

On the road by 0230, and kayak ready and loaded into the river at 0545.  I had checked the SRA to find out about any water releases.  One site listed "no generation until further notice."  Another listed only one generator operating at 0630.  What did I find at O-dark-thirty?  2 generators going full blast, and it looked like it had been going on for a while.

I tried to peddle up to an eddy that I knew was upriver.  I had fished from the shoreline at that spot a few times before.  The water was rough, turbulent, and flowing quickly.  I quickly realized that there was no way I could manage this in the dark.  As the sky turned from dark to gray, I let the current take me back to the launch point.  It was just too dangerous to keep trying.

Throwing a sinking line of the 5 wt brought a large freshwater drum to hand, but none of the large stripers that I could see blasting bait.  Even the white bass seemed to be out of reach for me again today.

After a couple of hours of casting practice, and fighting the current I decided to pack up and head over to "cold-water" the bottom released section of the river.  Pool #2 had a 40+ pound striper pulled from it a few years ago. 

I launched, again, at the "cold-water" side, and started travelling upriver.  Things have changed since the last time I was here.  The narrow part of the river that funneled the water from pool 1 to pool 2 was now just a mild flow.  I didn't take a trip down to see what pool 3 held. I pulled the kayak above the last rocks, and tried some edges, all with no luck.

The scenery was great, but the fishing wasn't what I was hoping for.

Outing Chat / Re: East Matty Big Specktacular
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:24:33 PM »

We have been invited to set up, and tie flies, at Bass Pro Shops in Katy

2014-04-01-1800 (1st of April, 2014, at 6:00pm)

I am posting this up on our forum to get some attention, and hopefully some more people looking over our shoulders.

Stop by and observe the mysteries of tying with goo.....

Surf and Smack (Spanish mackerel) candies is the pattern we plan to tie.

•   Hook Mustad 34011 sizes 4/0 though 4, and possibly 6
•   Mono thread, ( I use 6 pound test mono on a spool)
•   Fishhair, or other stiff plastic fly tying fibers
•   Light cure glues, Clear Cure Goo, or Tuffleye, etc. 
•   Stick-on eyes
•   Clear fingernail polish


About You / Re: Puck
« on: March 21, 2014, 09:16:56 AM »

Still here.  Still fishing.


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