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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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Outing Chat / Re: Fishing lodge in Punta Gorda, Belize
« on: June 09, 2013, 07:43:57 PM »
I have fished Scully and his younger brother Elert when they were here last year filming an adventure of KT Diaries.  They can cast wind or not with ease at eighty feet.  They are very good people.  It was funny how much they loved my scooter and they thought POC was absolutely their greatest thrill to fish.  Go figure... I cant wait to go there. 

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 09, 2013, 12:10:32 PM »
Puck I thought you were fishing today out on the Llano? Did you come back early or did you not plan on staying overnight? Hope you had a blast!  I'll read your post next.

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Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: June 09, 2013, 05:36:46 AM »
I just Googled the Causeway Bridge (Hwy 361) and I can see the Marina.  On the map it's called the Tarpon Shores Marina but I know it's not called that anymore. It is the Marina the Lydia Anne tournament is run out of. Good parking and real close to Brown & Root as well as the Lighthouse Lakes.  Ya'll get signed in soon.

I have sent out a special invitation to most of our Yakers...however if you were not invited by my email you are by this invitation...please come and join us in a great weekend of fly fishing.

I don't want to be negative but seven case of VIBRIO in the corpus area were reported by Capt'n. Billie Coechen this past weekend on the radio Fishing Show. Brown Tide is also active south of the Packery Channel.  So please be advised it is summer and you need to take precaution.  She said to bring a spray bottle of 10% bleach and when you get out of the water you spray down immediately and monitor any abrasions you might have received!

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Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013, White Oak Bayou
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:16:27 AM »
Had a great time with Mike and the guys.  Patti D. showed up with sandwiches and drinks! It was hot and humid.  Next time I'll get there earlier for sure. Patti had a bunch of follows and short strikes but nothing was brought to hand. It sure was nice having the banks cut!

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Outing Chat / Re: Dick Pipkin scores at Damon 7 Lakes
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:13:00 AM »
Way to go Dick!  Looks like you must have been fishing late.  What fly did you use? Maybe next time we fish the White Oak Bayou here in Houston you'll join us.   

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Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013, White Oak Bayou
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:50:36 AM »
One of our newest will be there and is bringing sandwiches for all.  Thanks Patti

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor "One Fly"
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:23:40 PM »
ONE FLY OUTING INFORMATION
The following information has been posted for over three weeks
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: if you need to cancel your lodging arrangements you must do so by the 5th of July or you will be responsible to find a replacement or pay the amount due.  I will want everybody who is going to stay in the Lodge to confirm by that same date. No Exceptions!

So far we have in the order they signed up. 
5/15    Mike Q.     Lodging             rider w/ Martin W.            CONFIRMED
5/28    Scott B.     Lodging             rider w/ John P.               CONFIRMED
5/28    Denis A.    Lodging             rider w/ Jack K.                CONFIRMED
5/29    Matt B.      Lodging             rider w/ Nick S.                CONFIRMED
5/30    Alex B.      Lodging            rider w/ Nick S.                 CONFIRMED
5/30    Greg C.     Lodging        rider w/ Don H.
5/30    Mike G.     RV                    rider w/ George                CONFIRMED
5/30    George S. RV                     boat w/Mike G.                 CONFIRMED
5/31    Travis R.   Lodging             rider with Gary E.              CONFIRMED
6/01    Nick S.      Lodging             boat w/ Alex B. and Matt B.CONFIRMED
6/02    John P.     RV                     boat w/ Scott B.                CONFIRMED
6/03    Jack K.     Lodging             boat w/ Denis A.                 CONFIRMED
6/04    Don H.      Lodging            boat w/ Ray R and Greg C. Barry S.
6/05    Gary E.     Lodging             boat w/ Travis R.               CONFIRMED
6/05    Barry S.    Lodging             boat w/ Don H.
6/10    Ray R.      Lodging              boat w/ Don H. w/ Jack K.CONFIRMED
6/17    Adam M.   Lodging              rider with Martin W.             CONFIRMED
6/17    Martin W. Has Lodging       boat w/ Mike Q., Adam M.    CONFIRMED         
7/18   Skip D.     Lodging             boat w/ MayKay                   CONFIRMED

CHECK FOR UPDATES HERE
5/31 I put out the word last night via email so let's see what happens with our boaters.

6/02  Spoke with Alex we have decided to go for the Condos.  Meaning less cost per man, gain of two boat slips, and much closer to boat ramps - Speedy Stop - at less cost.  We are checking on if there is a minimum stay period.

6/03 Klinger is in! Denis Auger will ride with Jack!

6/04 Just spoke to Marcos and he is going to see how his 'lil "cooter" is running and says he will be attending the One Fly. If his boat is healthy then he will need a fishing companion.  One who is of the adventurist type and who doesn't mind being on a 12' scooter sliding through the marshes at blinding speeds! Moooowhoooooohahahaha

Mike Q. is calling some of the boaters tonight and found out that Don H. is fishing with us and will be bringing his bay boat.  Mike will be riding with him and Don has room for one more so I'm thinking Greg C.  Don, Greg is a terrific fly tier and knows my secret fly...that he has sworn not to re-tie for anybody...ever again...never ...but just maybe he'll tie you one up for a ride!

6/05Gentleman we now have another attendee...Gary E. will be joining us and will bring his skiff too.  Gary's claim to fame is that he likes BIG FISH and is not scared to chase them either. He has room for one rider and is willing to share his boat and years of experience.

Alex has organized the Rabe House as our lodge for this outing.  It is located near the Fishing Center. Does not have boat slips available but we have plenty of parking.  It is very reasonably priced and that is what we need.  The place has a BBQ pit and outdoor deck and patio and is quite nice.  If you are supplying a boat for this outing you will get priority on a bed if you need one.  Also I would ask if you have a inflatable bed bring it just in case it is needed.  If any beds are left, we'll have a casting contest for the remainder. HAHAHAHA!

So at this early date we have enough boats for our riders.  If you want to attend and have not signed in - contact us (Mike G. or Mike Q {713-213-81 five zero}) and tell us your plans.  We will see if we can get you on a boat and if needed into a bed. This is fantastic.  We have a few other places nearby we can put people up but you better check in with Alex B. soon.  There are all kinds of rentals available.  I will expect some plans will change between now and then but for now this looks like one of the best outings in years.  John P. you might want to put together your cooking team for the dinner for Saturday night.  Also a recent receipt from Spec's Liquors will be required for admittance (you catch my drift?).  Friday night we'll all go over to Cathy's and drown in her all-you-can-eat shrimp too! WHAT??????????????

6/06Barry S. signed up last night and will need a place to stay and ride on a boat.  We'll see what we can do.  I'm quite positive that other boaters will join us soon as they have been contacted. We also can double up on some of the larger craft.  If you know somebody on the fence about coming, especially if they have a boat, well then let's see if we can get them signed up. That is the key if you do not sign up you will not get in Remember I have asked that once you sign up that you contact one of us so that we may help keep this outing organized.  Also keep checking back here for up dated status reports so you are in the KNOW!

6/10 Ray Russ signed up today. We now have expanded into a 3rd condo & have space for 3 more fishers.  Found out this evening that Greg C. has previously scheduled outing with Wounded Warriors which he committed to some time ago.  Greg we fully support anything that helps our great defenders of American Democracy.  Thanks for the heads up have a super time.  This now opens a spot in the lodge and on Don's boat. Right now that will Barry S.

6/18I have just heard from Martin W. who says he is going to fish with us and bring his big boat. Also heard from Adam M. who can now make it so I will team Mike Q. and Adam on Martin's boat.  I am not sure how long Martin is going to stay in POC so you riders need to contact him and find out if you plan on fishing on Sunday.

6/30Well here we go to the countdown. Remember by 5th of July If you do not contact me about a cancellation you will be confirmed as attending.  All meaning you will be responsible for your $hare of the outing.  PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ATTEND. I am getting jazzed up for this one.  I have several prototypes to test out before the outing from my fly tying friends.  Thinking George and I will hit the SABINE next week to try out these flies.  CANT WAIT!

7/07
Just heard from Barry S. who will not be able to make it for the outing. If you know of others who want to attend you might want to let them know to jump on this opening.

7/08Just got word from Don H. who unfortunately is not going to make it due to work.  So that boat is now eliminated from our fleet. Ray R. you were on that boat...so we are sliding you over to the first boat available list.  Which there is another boat available I just don't know who the Captain will be. You might be in for an adventure! ::)  Alex is working hard on coordinating the accommodations. I hope John P. has been putting is food list together and who besides George is helping prepare dinner with John?  Adam M your young and dumb and full of energy, you're in lil brother!

07/19  Skip and MaryKay D. are going to join us for this outing and they will have room for one additional fisher.  I'd like that person who ever it is to have good knowledge of POC area to help them out.  Skip has an 18' center console with plenty of power. They will be lodging with us.

07/23 All lodging and boats are full at this time!  If you want to go better make your own arrangements and we'll see you there!

HERE ARE THE DIRECTIONS TO THE RABE HOUSE. FIRST GO TO PORT O'CONNOR TX. ENTER TOWN AND GO TO 15TH STREET AND TURN RIGHT. GO TILL YOU SEE THE CORNER HOUSE AT 15TH AND COMMERCE STREET. THAT IS THE PLACE. BLUE TWO STORY DO NOT PARK YOUR CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY. THAT WILL BE RESERVED FOR BOATS


Thanks to guys that have helped so far put this outing together!  Mike Q. & Alex B.

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Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013, White Oak Bayou
« on: May 21, 2013, 02:11:27 PM »
I'll be pre-fishing the bayou this coming weekend.  Want to see how high the bank grass is!

I need some good fresh water clousers too.  chartruse and white #2 with yellow barbell eyes.
or orange and red same size and eyes. big bass should be finished with spawn and be slightly hungry!

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Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013 POC JETTY OUTING
« on: May 21, 2013, 05:59:07 AM »
THAT REPORT WAS NOT FINISHED YET AND I HAVE NOW RE-POSTED CHECK IT OUT.

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