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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 25, 2013, 06:24:31 AM »
Looks like it was a great time... great photos! God to see some nice fish brought to hand.

Posing an answer to Golden's question - Mike Q. must be a Ladies' Man  ;) !!

General Discussion / Re: Releasing fish in hot water
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:19:58 AM »
Great advice and a great tip Chris... thanks for sharing. Picked up a few nice bass in a neighborhood pond last weekend, three of them over five opunds. Noted the same thing - they were pretty lethargic upon release, and it took some work to revive them and ensure a safe release.

Really like your bubbler idea.

Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 13, 2013, 02:24:05 PM »
Oh, yeah, forgot to mention. If anyone needs a kayak I have one that is available as a loaner.  Just lemme know...


Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 10, 2013, 11:34:23 AM »
Regrets, gents... cannot make this trip. Would love to make that trip (have yet to fish the area), but that weekend I'll be heads-down with work related milestones.  :o

I know, if only I were slightly more dysfunctional!

Have a great time and take pics!


Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor "One Fly"
« on: May 30, 2013, 07:16:13 PM »
Sign me up for a bunk and a place to park my boat trailer...


Outing Chat / Re: Guide needed for New Orleans
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:24:34 AM »
There is an outstanding guide service that I've used several times, based out of Empire/ Buras. Check out Capt Lloyd Landry, Outcast Fishing Charters. Excellent guide service, comfy lodge, good guys to spend time on the water. Lloyd's number is: 504.912.8291; email is . Easiest just to give him a call...

I'm lining up a trip with a few of my conventional fishing buddies this fall.

Hope it goes well...


Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013 POC JETTY OUTING
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:14:40 PM »
I'm planning to make the trip, but commitments at home prevent me from arriving until saturday morning. Looks like I'll miss the Firday night mosquito fest, but I'll be there as early as I can on Saturday morning.

Planning for light winds and hungry redfish.

C'mon, ya'll... sign up and line up!


General Discussion / Re: Thanks guys!
« on: May 02, 2013, 09:57:07 AM »
You're right, you are lucky to have friends like us!   ;D

Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:25:07 PM »
Wow Dan... thanks for the invite, dude!

Great trip that was a whole lotta fun. Would have loved to have had improved weather and more cooperative fish, but a great time nonetheless. Weather will improve as spring arrives for sure... the next rrip will be even better. Great food and plenty of adult beverages enjoyed! And yeah, Alan - thanks for your hospitality! And thanks to Golden for managing a big group of people and lining up the details!

Well, as you know I'm typically not given to self promotion, but I thought I'd post the photo of my flounder... courtesy of Scott Breedlove. This was a very significant fish, because it was the first fish caught on my own hand-tied fly (in the beginners' class), with one of my hand-built rods. Joe Nicklo claims that is a spiritual experience. I think he's right!

Ready for the next one!


Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: February 19, 2013, 11:59:27 AM »
Okay - I get the visual... Twelve guys in one house, chili, and beer. Is there a cot on the screen porch I can use?  :-\

Just checked the Chili Joint website, Mike, and they have a great big ol' ribeye. You'll be okay!

See you all at the Chili Joint...


Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:58:00 AM »
Getting closer!

I'm not too familiar with the Caney Creek/ Sargent area... is there a map or address that I can plug into gps? Also... I'm hearing that we'll be meeting at a BBQ joint for dinner and planning. Where, and is there a bar? Time?

Hoping for calm winds and clear skies...  ;)


Damon's Seven Lakes / Re: 2013-02-17, fishing with Nilo...
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:55:28 PM »
A few nymphs and hare-e's - $3

Half a tank of gas for the round trip - $40

A nice day with your wife, your favorite dog, blue skies, and a nice chunky bass... priceless.

Way to go Puck!

Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:52:23 PM »
Okay I'm in! Signed up and lined up...  Denis - you and me, brothuh! Bring along some of those fancy little flies you tie and your best El Pesacador casting form and we'll be on the leaderboard for sure! Looks like a great group coming together will be a blast... Too bad the all-the-prime-rib-you-can-pack-in-your-greedy-pie-hole restaurant is closed, but barbeque and a few cold shiners sounds pretty dang good.  8)

Thanks Mike for putting this together


Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:33:26 PM »
    Excellent trip guys, had a blast as usual. Congratulations to Travis and Brett for hitting it big on Saturday and taking the honors. Wish the trout would have been slighly more cooperative, but hey, that's fishing. Weather couldn't have been better, it was great just to spend some time on the river.

    Great group of friends, and I learned a lot over the course of the weekend. Important life skills like:
    • I can still drink too much bourbon and fish the next day
    • Tying on a tiny scud fly takes a powerful set of reading glasses
    • It is always good to ask not just how many people a cabin can acommodate, but the number of beds and their configuration is equally important
    • If you leave a damp sweater over the railing on the deck to dry it just might be frozen stiff in the morning
    • And finally - fly fishing for finicky trout can be very frustrating - but a helluva lot of fun!

Sharing a few photos from the trip:

Matt's fish of the day, out of a hole slightly downstream from Rio... Nice!!!

Matt and Brent Hodges talking about... who knows?

Has to be one of the prettiest places in Texas!

Casting into a pool that just HAD to be holding trout - but... ah, not so much.

Here's Matt in a contemplative mood - not sure about what.

I just liked the weathered textures of these ancient cypress trunks!

My daughter Clare and I fished on Sunday; here she is on her first flyfishing adventure. She pulled her first trout out of this spot!

And yeah, I finally caught a nice bow! This one is my personal best to date...until next year!

Those are the shots I had... post up guys!

Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:22:53 PM »
Not for young guys like you, Bear!

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