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Outing Chat / Re: Supreme Sabine
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:17:18 PM »
Dry bags ...what dry bags that was my camera inside that simms bag that died.  Mr. simms needs to pay!

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Outing Chat / Re: Supreme Sabine
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:51:21 PM »
That sounds great.  Does Cory Fly Fish? 

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Outing Chat / Supreme Sabine
« on: July 06, 2013, 07:03:47 AM »
George and I went over to Sabine lake to fish on Friday.  We found the weather was perfect with good sun and light winds for the better part of the day.  The water was stained and sight casting was difficult. Quite different from our last trip back in early December when the water was absolutely crystal clear.  From 7:00 am till around 11:00 Am we used conventional tackle like mirror lures and plastic rat tails.  George had a huge trout slap at his top water... how that fish missed the thing who knows.  I stuck to the plastic pattern and was rewarded with a large flounder. You really have to concentrate when fishing for flounder. They tend to pick up your bait so you feel a light "peck" then they'll come back to it and hit it so you have to wait to strike. On this fish I felt the pick up and just pointed the rod down at the water after about two seconds I felt the line tighten so I set the hook hard.  At first i thought I was hung on the bottom or I had hung up on some grass. It just didn't feel like a fish until as I powered down on the line I felt the tail beat.  What a good fight this flounder gave. Once we saw how big this fish was the excitment level went way up.  George grabbed the boga to make the landing.  He grabbed the line and the founder went ape.  But after a few seconds the fish was ours.  23" flounder NICE!

Well here she is...


We set up for another drift in a similar area and I caught another fatty using the same technique.  You have to be patient after feeling the first "peck".  This one got away and looked to be close to the size of the first one we landed. About an hour later I caught another that was close to 17".  Sabine is full of flounder.  We then grabbed our fly rods and searched out some clean water.  As the breeze was freshening a bit we found an open shoreline.  I poled George along while trying to find some fish but the water color was difficult to see in.  We did come across two reds right up against the shoreline that George got off a shot or two but was unable to turn their interest.  Later George was up on the platform and I saw a small shrimp jump from the water real close to the shoreline so I tossed directly to it and was rewarded with a redfish instant strike.  The fish taped 19" and was healthy and strong.  I caught two more but neither were sight casted to...more like there should be a fish right there and there was!

So I had a small slam working but I needed a trout.  George and I were pondering if we were done or just done fishing where we were. I told George I had a special spot where i know i can catch a good trout was he interested in a short drive in the boat.  Heck yeah he said so off we went.  As i directed George up this small canal I could see the apprehension growing on his face. As we drove by several small marsh drains we spoke of how cool this spot is for a kayaker. Once we arrived at the spot George was thoroughly confused. There was a group of crab fishers working their chicken necks less than twenty feet from our boat.  There was a small bridge just in front of us that is way to low to the water for us to get under..so what are we doing here this doesn't look like a trout spot. I threw flys for a short time but no strikes.  So I picked up the rat tail plastic and maybe my third cast BOOM a heavy strike and the rod tip started that wonderful dance that says TROUT.  Soon we could see the spots of the fish and I was stoked. SABINE SLAM was done.  The trout measured 17" and was thick. George got the pictures and hopefully will post them up here. 

We had a good time just getting out on the water for the first time in awhile.  Both of us talking about how we plan to fish the POC ONE FLY at the end of this month.  I was supposed to be fishing several new flies given to me by one of my favorite flytyers testing them for the One Fly.  Oops I forgot them back in town! DOUGH!!!!!!!!! But we'll be ready.


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YEAH I'M WITH YOU DENIS I THINK JOHN GOT THAT TRUCK BACK IN '11 FROM A MECHAM AUTO AUCTION.  I WAS NOT AWARE THAT HE DID A FRAME-OFF WOW. NO WONDER HE SOLD HIS HPX!

HERE IS MY BIRTH DATE TRUCK. RAM TOUGH EVEN BACK THEN!
http://www.classictrucks.com/features/1107clt_1951_dodge_pickup/photo_01.html

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General Discussion / Re: Releasing fish in hot water
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:27:59 PM »
WITH REDS I FIND THEY REVIVE WELL IF YOU TAIL WAGGLE THEM WHILE KEEPING THEM UPRIGHT. ESPECIALLY IF YOU MOVE THEM TO DEEPER WATER. I'M SURE THAT IS FOR THE OXYGEN CONTENT. TROUT REALLY TAKE MUCH MORE TO REVIVE THEM THE OXYGEN THING WOULD BE REALLY COOL. THAT'S WHAT THE PROS DO BUT THAT IS WHEN THEIR FISH ARE IN THE LIVE WELL.

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General Discussion / Re: Ooops! At Clark's in POC.
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:15:37 PM »
DUDE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS PAGE WENT DOWN THIS FAR!  BUT WHO FOR THE HECK OF IT LOOKS...RIGHT??? BUT HERE I FIND MIKEY MISSING WITH THE RAMP GODS! NEVER MAKE FUN OF AN IDIOT AT THE RAMP...BOAT LONG ENOUGH AND HE'LL GET YOU.  MY BROTHER WAS DROPPING OFF A LADY LAWYER SPORT AT THE CLARK'S RAMP. SHE INSISTED ON HAVING HER KEYS IN HAND WHILE GETTING OFF THE BOAT AT THE DOCK.  HE TOLD HER PUT THOSE AWAY AND HE'D HAND THEM TOO HER.  SHE SAID "THAT'S OK I GOT THEM" AS SHE SLIPS ON THE FRONT DECK - LOOSES BALANCE AND FLINGS HER ARM OUT -OOOPPPPSSS THERE GO HER KEYS INTO THE DRINK.  MY BROTHER TELLS HER DON'T EVEN ASK, EXPLAINING TO HER "THE WATER HERE AT THE RAMP WITH THE CLEANING TABLES, COLLECTION OF FLOATING DEAD TRASH AND MOTOR FUEL IS FILTHY AND CONTAMINATED." HE HAD NO INTENTION OF GET IN EITHER SO SHE SAID TO EVERYONE ON THE DOCK "I'LL GIVE ANYONE A THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET MY KEYS"!  SHE HAD A DEPOSITION IN HOUSTON TO ATTEND IN SIX HOURS.  YOUNG COLLEGE AGED GUY SAYS HELL YEAH... LESS THAN THIRTY SECONDS OF LOOKING--"CHA CHING".

"RAMPOLA" IS ONE BAD DUDE...DONT MESS WID'EM AND HE WONT MESS WID CHU!
COMPRENDE MIJO!

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Outing Chat / Re: Katy fishing this morning
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:57:24 PM »
YEAH BUT JUST MAYBE THIS WEEKEND WE CAN HIT THE CREEK. 
MAY HIT SOME SALT TOO.

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Outing Chat / Re: Katy fishing this morning
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:35:10 AM »
Did my phone ring???? Nah! Although I was working my arse off. I sure would have rather been fishing! Looks like there was plenty of shade around. Bass would have been tight to the edge wall on the shade side of the lake.  Looks like a great place to dump next years Christmas trees! Will the HOA allow kayaks, canoes or beavertail flats skiffs in the lakes?

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:49:07 AM »
One of the first things to go are your wading pants! I have two pair that i have grown (for the better) out of. Need some new 36's!  8)

Don - just make sure you get out of that Cadillac of a boat you'll be in and wade that butt off!!!!!!!!

To Don H. - I want you to show off your casting talents to your boat partners...I know you have skills and have a great knowledge of POC!  Last years fish prove it!  Will be fun having you fish with us.

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Outing Information Only / Re: October 2013
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:43:44 AM »
REDFISH RODEO STATUS HERE
Here is the up to the minute news and info we have assembled.

1.)  Mike S, Arron H, and Scott F in Scott's boat staying at Phil S. home.
2.)  Anita M and Roy M in Roy's boat have made separate lodging arrangements.
3.)  Barry H and Lloyd M in Barry's boat and have made separate lodging arrangements.
4.)  Don P, Mike Q, and Don H in Don's boat and staying at the Drifters.
5.)  Alex B., Bob S. and Jack K in Jack's boat and staying at the Drifters.
6.)  Scott B. and John P in John's boat   Both staying at the Drifters,
7.)  Mike G., Jared F. and Mike F in Mike's boat staying at the Drifters.
8.)  Travis R & Tom D. in Travis' boat. Tom staying at Drifters, Travis made separate lodging arrangements.
9.)  Zach E., Robert F, & David G in Zach's boat. David staying at Drifters, Zach & Robert made separate lodging arrangements.
10.) Mark Foreman, Jim R, and Marcos E, in kayaks.  Jim staying at Drifters, Marcos & Mark made separate lodging arrangements.

If any of the above info is incorrect please let us know ASAP. We will watch the sign in sheet above for new arrivals. Better find a boat partner quick too, arrangements are getting tight. If you are signing up and you have room on your boat please let us know. Call either Mike or me (Mike G.)

Cost of rooms is generally between $35 -$45 per person per night depending on number in room.

Room Assignments at Drifters:

Bungalow 1    -    Jack Klinger & Bob Schnieder

Bungalow 2   -     Alex Blacque & Jim Richards

Bungalow 3   -     Tom Daugherty & David garner

Bungalow 4 -       Mike & Jared Frankoff

Cabin 1   -            Don Puckett, Don Hanselman & Michael Quigley

Cabin 2   -            John Purcell, Mike Graham & Scott Breedlove


 
...And by the way we are planning to fish Sunday Too! Hey where did my 10 wt. go!

As of  08:00 Thursday 11/7, the following have paid:

Barry H.
Lloyd M.
Tom D.
David G.
Mike F.
Don P.
Michael Q.
Don H.
Zach E.
Jack K.
Bob S.
Travis R.
John P.
Scott F.
Mike G.
Scott B.
Jim R.
Aaron H.
Robert F.
Marcos E.
Jared F
MEET UP LOCATION FOR FRIDAY ORGANIZING MEETING IS AT SWAN POINT OUTFITTERS CORNER OF CHERRY AND SH 35 AT THE TURN IN ROCKPORT!! 5:30 PM TILL....HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT.

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 25, 2013, 06:06:26 AM »
Thanks Puck!  My only question was how did Mike Q. talk that LADYFISH into biting his fly?

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 22, 2013, 08:02:25 AM »
Sorry Guys for not making the trip...my work just didn't allow for it! :-X

I just got a call from John P. out on the water (9:30 am Sat morning) and he in the last hour has landed three slot redfish and had to hang up on me because he spotted two more coming right at him!  NICE.

He told me the guys met up at Swan Point Friday evening and watched a few videos to get their blood pumping.  Thanks to Dave Heyward and his great staff at Swan Point Outfitters.  Everybody has shown up in good order. Be safe and have a great day.  I'll catch up next time.

Thanks to Phil and Pam S. for letting our fishing "hobos" crash at their place.

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 18, 2013, 04:12:18 PM »
Puck call Mike Q. about a place to stay. I will want to meet everyone that can be there at Swan Point around 4:00PM  But I know that is hard to do. So Take Phone Numbers from the sign in sheet with each other and lets get in contact Friday night maybe over at Phil's place in Fulton.

Weather and water should be in good condition.  Hitting the water early and taking out early too.  If you want to meet up keep in touch.  Maybe fishing in early evening too. We'll see

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 17, 2013, 04:43:05 AM »
John P and I are staying at Phil's place in Rockport. We will arrive Friday nite and stay thru Sunday.

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 12, 2013, 02:53:03 PM »
Wow...

Dan, John, Travis, Don, Mike Q, Denis, Mike G. all of is kayaks man watch out for the high tides.

Yes that is the Marina I am talking about but it has changed names.  It is a young guy and his wife who run it now...good people too. I dibs Brown and Root.  It has miles of sand flats without a shell one and you can wade all day barefooted! Real good area for drum and sheepshead, besides my old buddy Mr. REDFISH! Are any of you going to get a room?

Let's get a caravan going. I will see if my nephew will join us.

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