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Outing Chat / California Fly Fishers
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:51:51 AM »
I heard from Jerry Phan today who is going to put together a trip or two this next year for his Fly Fishing Club members to come fish with us here in Texas.  He's first interested in the Sunfish Spectacular and also the POC One Fly. WOW I CAN'T WAIT these are the guys who fish from the back seat of their convertible Beemer's HAHAHA!  We need to get these guys set up with accommodations and partners. I am already thinking about a reciprocal agreement!  Small mouths to Makos yeah baby!

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Outing Chat / West Coaster on the Bayou
« on: September 27, 2012, 06:04:42 AM »
Today I met up with Jerry Phan who (to use my korney since of humor) became a "fan" of the White Oak Bayou.  After receiving his email thru connecting with Chris Sumers, I told Jerry a little about our local fishing venue the WOB!  He and I met up Wednesday afternoon at the Citgo and I took him around the neighborhood and showed him where to park and fish.  Of course I had a rod ready and showed him where some fishy spots were.  He and I will be getting together over the next day or so.

Here is Jerry at the ponds

Prey of our choice.

Bass in repose!

Here is one spot we looked at.

This is the other direction.


He could see bass well as I must have missed five or six eats! Of course every time a mullet would break water he thought it was a bass or perch so I had to inform him they will not bite no matter how good of a cast you present to them! He loved it and will be returning tonight with his rod.  If you would like to join us give me a call or text. Jerry took some pictures to take back to his club and I will see if we can get him to post some of his/their stuff on our page.  He's done the offshore Mako thing too with the flyrod! Very cool! But his love is bass and perch.  Look out Damien Lakes here we come.

He is here doing good work helping a cancer patient get to MD Anderson for treatment.  Jerry offered his time up to fly this patient here and does this kind of work all of the time. Our kind of guy. Hopefully he will return here to HTown often to fish with us and I am offering him a trip to our coast in November in trade for a trip to San Diego.  He is also a commercial pilot and is a degree'd Engineer! 



 

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Outing Chat / Louisana Is Doing Fine after Hurricane
« on: September 26, 2012, 10:55:32 AM »
Check this out! This is what I am talking about.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/49735462

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About Us. / Redfish Rodeo
« on: September 25, 2012, 01:31:35 PM »
Redfish Rodeo - Rockport Tx

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Outing Chat / What I SAW!!!
« on: August 20, 2012, 03:28:13 PM »
So I get this call from this TFF bud of mine (..er our's) last week Saturday and he says he's a go'n to Austin to this unknown location to check out a boat. What do you think?  It didn't take him much to get me to say, "I wanna GO!".  So go I did ...we are on the road by 10:00am and ride'n in this bright red luxury SOB ..er I mean SUV that no respect'n Texas State Trooper is going to let pass without given 'er the "ole evil eye".  Anyways bout half-way there I ask, so where's this secret place.  He says it is some lake whatchamacallit and we're meeting the Owner and going for  test ride.  OK I get That! Where is this lake...being slightly more knowledgeable than any old SEC lov'n yeahoo... I said whatchamacallit huh where's that!  He says over off 290 somewhere.  Well now there you go.  Even I can find that!  I talk Rand McNalley into turning into the next gas station to get the local explanation on the lake whatchamacallit's wherabouts.  First place we go was an Hispanic biker Stop and metal head 'n Go where he didn't even know what a lake was!  Next place was a Quik Powerball and Beer to Go joint where one of the patrons said old whatchamacallit is really named "this" but some people call it "that" cause of what happened there years ago.  DON'T GO THERE MIKE, DON'T.  So now we have directions and that's a real good thing cause the old boy's Willis offspring had a malfunction at the GPS junction and for all we knew nowhere was everywhere!  But we arrived and there she was in all of her azure beauty Lake Whachamacallit and she was dead calm and OURS!  "But no boats are waiting to be abused...er I mean tested,"  I say to my buddy.  He'll be here. (Insert Jeopardy song here)  But alast he shows and behind his grocery-getter's sportsstation wagon was this white beauty sitt'n on the purrdy'ests aluminum trailer you ever did see. Grey motor and all she was a boat alright (breakoutanotherthousand) and looked quite capable of handling anything he could dish-out to her.  Small talk begins and my phone goes off...big client having a flood under my brand new installed roof curbs! 

Well I guess he tested the boat out as he came back to shore where I was still reeling from so much bad phone information..." Boat's nice but she's a miss'n.  Missing what I say..."no I mean miss'n like running bad!  Currrrrumba I say.  He says, "Maybe ethanol"...(oh if he knew who he was talking to about ethanol)...or might be filters ...anyways I'll get it fixed".   So negotiations ensued and I feel all went very well for "Bama boy.  So it would seem that we just might...or just maybe...if all the if's fall into the right space...we might have us a new craft in the salt fleet.

Did Whatchamacallit look nice or what!

The boat showed up and got looks from the onlookers!

Front End

Back End

Console

The thing floats!


The present Owner is a well seasoned flyfisher and has fished and caught his first tarpon with my brother.  The boat seemed to have been taken well cared for and was full of 5, 6, and 8 weights and a very nice spinning rod too all of which I tried to get thrown into the deal.  As far as the roof leaks way over re-action to what amounted to be less than a 1/4 of an ounce in four buckets.  General contractor ppunched holes thru roof without notifying us to seal!  Go figure.

Hopefully we will have a deal done soon...the new owner says he'll be the first to sign up for my skiff operators course! Huh! You guys who don't know how to pole a skiff need to get trained so when guys like this want to go fish they'll know you're a trained flat skiff poler! Think of the unabated fishing hours you get to enjoy on a craft like this!

Now who is this interested buyer????








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Outing Chat / White Oak Bayou Info!
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:37:13 PM »
I just noticed this past weekend that the bayou has had a hair cut.  Went fishing Sunday am and caught eight bass on the bayou near my house the largest was just shy of three pounds.  The water is a little off color either due to recent rains last week or some new drainage pipes were installed and the banks were exposed to rain water runoff.  either way the water should clear by today.  Go Git 'em

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Outing Chat / Last Guest Speaker
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:01:00 AM »
I saw that someone had set up a video cam at the last meeting.  Did someone video the guest speaker.  I was unable to stay due to work but would enjoy see the video if one exists.  Marcos said the guy was full of good info especially about the Galveston area.  Let me know or post something up please.

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Outing Chat / Gathering at White Oak Bayou and Ponds - June 30, 2012
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:00:05 AM »
I spoke with a couple of the guys at the membership meeting this past week and it seems there is some interest in fishing the Bayou so lets do it.  Right now I have heard from Garland S. Alex B. and a couple of others who sound interested.

We'll meet up around 7:00 am at the Retention Lakes at the corner of Hollister and West Little York across from the Citco station. Bring your yaks, float tubes, or wading gear.  The water is very clear and the bottom relatively hard.  THE BAYOU IS IN GREAT SHAPE and the grass is low enough not to be a pain in the neck. There is food and drinks close by.  Bring your coolers and let's have some fun.  I am hoping it will be somewhat cloudy as there is NO shade anywhere around the water.  Sun protection is a must too.

Hot flys have been the olive wooley bugger, yellow poppers, grasshoppers, spiders etc.  these fish eat bugs not bait fish imitations.

WARNING: CHIGGERS ARE VERY ACTIVE OUT IN THE GRASS SURROUNDING THE PONDS.  BRING SOME KIND OF REPELLANT OR PROTECTION OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO STOP SCRATCHING ALL DAY SUNDAY!

This is what you should expect!









Mike


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Outing Chat / Father's Day on the Bayou
« on: June 17, 2012, 02:09:35 PM »
Went down to the Bayou this morning and fished a stretch on the golf course.  Had my slam within one hour.  I caught one of the most beautiful Chiclids I have ever seen.  I wish I had my camera phone with me then.  This fish was a dark purple and was one heck of a sightcast and catch.  10" fish at least. I really didn't photograph any of the ten or so bass I caught but you seen them before anyways.  I didn't catch any notables.  However you will see a couple of channel cats I caught.

Here is a pretty 'lil blue gill.

First one of the Morning.

Blurry but you get the picture.

The fight is one

Good Jumper too.

Here kitty kitty. Close up of Number two.

Here is the "Grip and Grin"


The two cats were both in the same hole and produced very hungry aggressive strikes too.  Had fun!


 

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Outing Chat / White Oak Paddling Adventure
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:03:12 AM »
I guess it was Memorial Weekend and I called up Mike to see if he wanted to drop his new Yak into the Ponds over at the Honey Hole.  We met up at 6:30 to get a jump on the high sun conditions forecast for later in the day.  The fish wanted to cooperate and so we didn't want to miss this opportunity. 

Here are our craft during the off-loading at the pond.

This is Mike paddling back into the cattail reeds.

It was cool and we had a steady wind out of the southeast on this day.  Mike was rewarded with several bass back in the reeds.

Mike had a bass jump out of the water directly in front of him so cast Mike.

Of course I got in the action too.  Fishing out of the Float Cat made for a relaxing day.


You don't have to go far to find clear water and good bass fishing any more as it is right here in Town. Good food and cold drinks are right across the street and there is no cost to fish!  How cool.  We can only guess how many fish we caught this day but if you have been here already ...You Know!






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Outing Chat / White Oak Lakes - HOT!
« on: May 27, 2012, 12:02:13 PM »
As you know over the past few weeks the White Oak Lakes have been producing small bass in huge numbers.  I have been experimenting using different types of tackle and presentations.  For numbers the most effective presentation has been a #4 bead head olive wooley bugger.  Closely followed by the foam bodied spider in an orange color.  I would recommend for your tiers tie up a dark  orange and black dragon fly pattern (they're everywhere).  As the water is so very clear and gets fairly deep out in the centers of the ponds you should also bring some deep stuff like intermediate line and larger patterns.  I have been using some conventional ultralight equipment 6lb. test floro leader, 1/16th oz. screw head worm weight and a six inch power worm in tequila sunrise color.   Another good approach is using an unweighted 3" bass assassin work along the grass beds early.  Wow I got some real aggressive hits using that.  You will definitely catch bigger fish using these setups. Also been having a lot of fun with very small deep diving crankbaits.  They hammer them hard.  Here are some recent photos taken over last several weeks. Hope you enjoy.

Mike Q scoping out the deep water in front of him.

Here is what he was looking at. Clear enough?

Flyfishers wading the ponds without worrying about STRING RAYS!

Look how pretty this water is...make for some sightcasting fun!

This spot was hot as a pistol.

Fishing does not disturb the lake!

Here is what you can expect to catch...all day long.

This one fought twice his size. Caught on a #2 worm hook, 1/16th oz. worm weight and a 6" power worm.

I think this is a neat photo.

Here is one that hit the 3" Bass Assassin.

I was wondering where the perch were.  Well here is one of two caught on this worm.

Here is one on the deep diving crank bait.

Watch out for this guy or at least cover your ears.


This place is fun and will only get better especially if TFF helps.  Call me if you want to team up over here. I am thinking we can probably use kayaks or inflatables here without a problem as long as we don't launch thirty craft at one time! I am taking my inflatable over this evening and try it out.  See Ya.


 




 

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Outing Chat / Casting for Recovery!!!!!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:58:21 AM »
Hey TFF'ers, here is a worth while event I picked up on over on the Fly Honkey forum...I know, I know!  Anyways I will be fishing and hopefully so will you.  Check this out.

Dudes:

After missing last year, we're starting back up with our annual Casting for Recovery benefit fly fishing tournament. I think you guys have a good understanding of who/what CFR is. For those who don't, CFR offers fly fishing retreats and outings for women that are the survivors of breast cancer and those still fighing breast cancer. The Texas chapter puts on 2 events a year. They estimate that it costs $1,500-$2,000 for each to attend, and all costs are covered for the attendees. www.castingforrecovery.org

Our 2010 event boasted close to 70 anglers. We're hoping to get back close to that number this year. Our fund raising goal is $10,000. Since this is in Texas, all of the money we raise stays here for the CFR-Texas chapter.

The tournament is July 14, 2012. It is based at the new Tarpon Shores Marina (the old Crab Man Marina) at Aransas Pass. Fly fishing only, catch-photo-release. There are no cash prizes. There are no crappy attitudes allowed - anyone with one will be asked by me to leave and never return.

There are 2 separate divisions competing independently from eachother: Boat and Kayak. A $50 entry fee gets you into one of the divisions for Redfish. You're also eligible for an "open species" division for no extra $$. Open species is considered any fish that swims in saltwater. The fee also includes a kick ass shirt, and sticker. The first 75 entrants get a cool fly box with tournament logo and CFR logo.

You can fish anywhere in Texas waters. Guides are allowed whether hired or fishing alone for prizes. Weigh(photo)-in is from 2-4:30.

There will be a huge assortment of raffle items, some silent auction items, and great prizes. Here is what we have so far for prizes:

BOAT (redfish): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-Yeti Cooler; 3rd-TFO Fly Reel
BOAT (open species): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-hand made redfish platter; (no 3rd place as of now)

KAYAK (redfish): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-Yeti Cooler; 3rd-TFO Fly Reel
KAYAK (open species): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-hand made redfish platter; (no 3rd place as of now)

There is also a separate set of prizes for the top 2 Women Anglers:
1st-Fly Rod (type TBD); 2nd-Pink Fly reel to go with the rod

Sponsors: TFO has always been a huge supporter and continue to offer their full support. Hell's Bay Boatworks has stepped up this year and made a very large cash contribution. J. Stockard; Sportsman's Finest in Austin is loading us up; Swan Point Orvis; likely Greune Outfitters, Stiffy and many others. We're always looking for more support - whether product donations for raffle; guided trips for silent auction; or cash.

I know I've talked with a few of you Honkeys that said you'd come down for it. Hope you can still make it.

General info on the tournament, application, rules, sponsors, etc. can be found on website

www.lydiaannflymasters.com

And, here's a little info on CFR's Texas retreats
http://vimeo.com/3942554

I'll also throw up a few pics of a retreat our money helped to support

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Fishing Tackle Unlimited / FTU I-10 Store Opening
« on: May 02, 2012, 09:29:51 AM »
Went by last week to get a early look at the new store and Wow is it going to blow you away.  The Store according to Mike Barby is Opened starting Tuesday and there will be drawings for some cool stuff.  Give them a call or go by.  Located between Voss and Campbell on the southside feeder in the old Academy store. 8)

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Outing Chat / White Oak Bayou - April 29, 2012
« on: April 30, 2012, 07:23:23 AM »
Since I had to work most of the day Saturday and missed the "Spectacular" ...I thought i would take my frustration out on the local waters.  First off the grass has not been cut.  I saw No Snakes.  Now I don't know if that was a good thing or not. Maybe I just couldn't see them because of the over growth...who knows.  Fishing was good.  The bass havae settled into a post spawn mode.  Not real aggressive but when they are feeding they ate.  I tried using a fly tied by Hunter Swope that had some good flash and chartreuse but no luck  So I just happen to try a large popper to see if I could get the fish to get aggressive.  Well that worked and I caught some good'ns.

Here is the first on a popper.

Close view of same fish.

This one is doing the Speckled trout head shake and use your close up viewer here.

Pretty nice fish!

Here's another from the exact same spot as the last.

Here is what they were eating.

This one almost looks like a Kentucky with the marking around his head.

Another.

Your getting the picture ..er pictures here aren't you?


Just letting you guys see the WOB is still cooking and just be aware the weeds were really a huge hassle.  There is now some ground thistle that is really causing some line trouble.  Once your in it ...well you are in it good!

One photo above is giving me some trouble loading...don't know why but it was a good pic when viewed closeup!  Oh well.



 

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Outing Chat / March Madness Begins - THE SPAWN IS ON!
« on: March 04, 2012, 05:36:46 PM »
THOUGHT I WOULD VISIT THE BAYOU TODAY SINCE I'M FULL OF THE FISHING SHOW AND THE THOUGHT OF CATCHING BIG FISH.  TODAY IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE AND BY LUNCH TIME THE AIR TEMP WAS 70 DEGRESS AND RISING. BET THE WATER TEMP WASN'T FAR BEHIND EITHER!.  GRABBED THE CAMERA, FLYROD AND A FEW FLYS AND HIT THE ROAD.  HERE IS WHAT I FOUND.

AS WE ARE GETTING READY FOR OUR ST. PATTY'S DAY BASS BASH. I STILL WANT TO WARN YOU, ALTHOUGH WE DON'T HAVE STING RAYS TO BE BOTHERED WITH, WE HAVE THESE GUYS.

AS THE BANKS OF THE WHITE OAK BAYOU ARE OVERGROWN NOW WE NEED TO BE CAREFULL BUT KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AS YOU CAN SEE THE FISH LAYING UP READY TO SPAWN.  HERE IS ONE RIGHT HERE.

THIS IS WHAT SHE LOOKED LIKE UP CLOSE.

JUST ABOUT TEN FEET AWAY FROM THE LAST FISH THIS GUY WAS JUST SITTING THERE AND BIT ON THE FIRST PRESENTATION.

SO I LOOKED AROUND TO SEE WHY THESE TWO LITTLE BUCKS WERE SO TIGHT TO THE BANK AND CLOSE TOGETHER AND HERE IS WHAT I FOUND.  THIS FISH WAS A SOLID THREE POUNDS! SAAWHEAT BABY.

GOT INTO THE TRUCK AND MOTORED TO ANOTHER SITE AND MAN O MAN HERE WE GO AGAIN.  I SPOTTED THIS BIG FEMALE CRUISING THE BANKS REAL CLOSE TO WHERE I WAS STANDING ALMOST TOO CLOSE. ANYWAYS I MADE SHOT AFTER SHOT AT THIS FISH, ONCE TO HER LEFT THEN TO HER RIGHT... RIGHT OVER HER THEN RIGHT NEXT TO HER. SHE ATE THREE TIMES BUT I JUST COULDN'T STICK HER, SHE WAS TOO FAST...WAIT SHE ATE TROUT SET AND SHE'S ON AFTER SEVERAL HUGE JUMPS AND WATCHING HER BURROW DOWN IN THE ROCKS I WAS ABLE TO WHIP HERE ARSE AND BRING HER HOME!  NICE FISH CLOSE TO FIVE OR MORE POUNDS. MAYBE THE LARGEST FROM THE BAYOU SINCE I STARTED FISHING IT BACK IN NOVEMBER.

LOOK AT HER TAIL...THE SPAWN IS ON. NOW THE FISH WILL NOT BE AGGRESSIVE BUT YOU NOW ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FINESS THE BIG ONES TO BITE.

GOOD LUCK! HERE IS ANOTHER ONE IT TOOK SEVERAL CAST TO GET TO EAT BUT EAT SHE DID.


I WOULDN'T GUESS IT WOULD TAKE MANY MORE PHOTOGRAPHS TO CONVINCE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE SAINT PATRICKS' BAYOU BASS BASH ON THE WHITE OAK.  WE HAVE A GOOD GROUP STARTING TO FORM AND WE HAVE TWO WEEKS TO FIRM UP THE OUTING.  I THINK WE'LL HAVE A HOOT OF A TIME.

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