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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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Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013 POC JETTY OUTING
« on: May 20, 2013, 01:18:58 PM »
WELL AS USUAL, POC IS EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD GROW TO EXPECT! FRIENDLY PEOPLE DOING EVERYTHING THEY COULD FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIORS TO MAKE THEIR LIVES JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER EVEN IF ONLY FOR THE DAY. OVER FIVE HUNDRED BOATS WERE REPORTED ON THE WATER EACH WITH AT LEAST ONE AND MOST TWO WARRIORS FOR A DAY OF FISHING! MY HAT IS OFF TO THE GUIDES AND FOLKS WHO ASSISTED WITH THIS HUGE ENDEAVOR.

SO KNOWING THERE WERE GOING TO BE THIS MANY BOATS ON THE WATER SATURDAY THE GUYS WHO CAME IN FOR OUR OUTING WERE UP AND AT THE RAMP SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE LAUNCHING OF THE WARRIORS.  WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE NOT SO GREAT, LOTS OF CLOUDS, STEADY BREEZE AT FIFTEEN TO TWENTY FIVE BUT WE WERE GASSED UP AND READY TO GO.  ATTENDEES SATURDAY MORNING WERE GEORGE G. AND I IN GEORGE'S SKIFF, MIKE Q. AND JOHN P. IN JOHN'S SKIFF AND ALAN K. AND HIS BROTHER STEVEN AND A FRIEND IN ALAN'S SKIFF.  ALAN FISHED THE SOUTH PASS AREA AND PUT IN AT CHARLIES DOWN BY SEADRIFT WE MET UP WITH THEM LATER IN THE DAY AT DINNER. AS WE FOUND OUT LATER THEY MET UP WITH SOME OTHER FISHERS AND HAD A GOOD DAY TOO.

WE HEADED ACROSS THE BAY TO GET TO THE PROTECTED SHORE LINES VIA THE INNER LAKES.  WE FISHED BIG POCKET, LIGHTHOUSE FLATS, VANDIVEIRE AND PRINGLE LAKE.  WE HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE SUN BEING BEHIND THE CLOUDS ALL MORNING BUT AROUND 11"30 AM THE SUN STARTED TO SHOW THROUGH.  GEORGE AND I WADED THE LIGHTHOUSE SHORE LINE AND FOUND A FEW FISH UP TIGHT TO THE SHORE. WHEN THE SUN BROKE THROUGH THE CLOUDS YOU COULD REALLY SEE WELL EVEN THROUGH THE WIND BLOWN SURFACE WAVES.  EARLY IN THE DAY EVERY FISH I THREW TO BOLTED AS THEY WERE SO CLOSE BEFORE I COULD GET MY EYES ON THEM DUE TO THE LACK OF VISIBILITY.  HOWEVER, LATER ON I WAS SEEING THEM JUST FINE AND PUT FOUR TO HAND IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.   

WE, AT THAT POINT DECIDED TO HEAD BACK INTO PRINGLE FOR A LOOK BACK THERE.  HOWEVER THE WIND WASN'T BEING SO NICE BY NOW BLOWING A STEADY 20 MPH.  ONCE THERE GEORGE HEADED ONE DIRECTION, AND I THE OTHER.   AS FOR NOW THE SUN WAS DIRECTLY OVERHEAD AND VISIBILITY WAS GREAT IN ANY DIRECTION YOU CHOOSE. FIRST RED I SAW SMACKED MY FLY AND BROKE A BRAND NEW FLORO, 10 LB TAPERED LEADER. IT WAS A NICE SIZE FISH!  SO I QUICKLY TIED UP A 15 LB FLORO TIPPET MAKING MY LEADER ABOUT 10' LONG AND I CHANGED TO A "GOLDEN" SPOONFLY IN ANTICIPATION OF MORE BIG REDS. BUT I WADED A GOOD 1/4 MILE NOT SEEING A FISH. SO I WENT INTO SHORE AND WALKED OVERLAND TOWARDS SANDY COVE (CHECK YOUR MAPS) ONCE THERE I WALKED INTO THE WATER AND THE FIRST STEP I TOOK A BIG RED BOLTED OUT OF A SMALL GRASS COVERED DEPRESSION NOT TWO FEET IN FRONT OF ME. MAN IF I WOULD HAVE JUST LOOKED.  AS I WALKED OUT I HAD THE CHOICE OF FISHING THE SHORELINE (NORMALLY THIS IS WHAT I PICK AT THIS LOCATION) OR GOING OUT A LITTLE WAYS AND FISHING WATER GENERALLY 2 TO 3 FOOT DEEP.  BECAUSE OF THE GREAT VISIBILITY I PICKED THE DEEPER WATER AS I HAD JUST COVERED A SHALLOW SHORELINE WITH OUT SEEING BUT ONE FISH. 

AS I HAD ONLY WADED MAYBE SIXTY FEET AT MOST BUT OFF IN THE DISTANCE I SEE A WOLFPACK OF AT LEAST SIX LARGE FISH COMING STRAIGHT AT ME IN A HURRY AND BELIEVE ME FOLKS THEY WEREN'T MULLET! I COULD SEE THEY WERE CASTING SOME PRETTY BIG SHADOWS AND HAD A GIRTHY PROFILE SO I'M THINKING  BIG REDFISH BUT THEY WERE MOVING PRETTY FAST FOR REDS. I HAVE ON A SPOONFLY WHICH WAS PERFECT IF IT WAS REDS.  HAVING MY FLY IN MY HAND AND ONLY ABOUT 20' OF LINE FOLLOWING ME I IMMEDIATELY STRIPPED OFF ABOUT ANOTHER 20' OF LINE AND THREW OUT THE FULL LENGTH OF LINE ABOUT 20 FEET AHEAD OF THE FISH JUST OFF TO THEIR RIGHT SIDE AND I BEGAN TO STRIP IN THE LINE FAST. I SAW WHAT APPEARED TO ME TO BE A RED FLASH IN THE DIRECTION OF MY FLY AND OFF WENT MY FLY LINE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AT EVEN A FASTER PACE.  FISH ON!  THE OTHER FISH STOPPED AND SEEMED TO MILL AROUND WHILE MY FISH WAS RAPIDLY DUMPING MY FLY LINE AND GETTING INTO THE BACKING. NICE RED I'M THINKING.  THE FISH WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 120 FEET FROM ME WHEN IT STOPPED AND SURFACED TO START SHAKING ITS HEAD BACK IN FORTH THROWING WATER IN EVERY DIRECTION.  THIS WAS NO REDFISH THIS WAS A BIG TROUT!!!.

OK SO NOW MY HEART RATE DOUBLES AND I'M THINKING LET'S NOT LOOSE THIS FISH. GEORGE IS OVER A MILE AWAY FROM ME AT THIS POINT AND I WILL GET NO PICTURES UNLESS I LAND THIS BIG "GIRL".  WHAT A FIGHT HAVING HER THAT FAR AWAY FROM ME MEANT I WAS PUTTING VERY LITTLE PRESSURE ON THE LINE BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT NEW KNOT AND TIPPET I JUST TIED UP. WAS THAT GOING TO HOLD TOGETHER, WAS THE ORIGINAL LEADER DEFECTIVE BECAUSE IT BROKE ONCE BEFORE? THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT RAPIDLY WHIZ THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN YOU SHOULD BE ONLY THINKING OF CONTROLLING YOUR FISH. THE FISH WAS NOW SOUNDING AGAIN AND HEADING DEAD RIGHT TOWARDS THE SHORELINE WHERE THERE ARE PLENTY OF OYSTER SHELL TO BREAK OFF ON. NOW WAS TIME TO PUT THAT FISH ON THE STICK! SO LOWERING THE ROD TIP AND ARCHING THE BUTT SECTION OVER TO MY LEFT SIDE I APPLIED THE BREAKS QUICKLY CHANGING HER DIRECTION. NOW HEADING LEFT AND INTO DEEPER WATER I WAS ABLE TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE FIGHT. SHE STOPPED AGAIN TO SHAKE HER HEAD BUT I BURIED THE ROD TIP UNDER WATER PULLING HER DEEP AND GETTING HER BACK UNDER THE WATER.  ANOTHER FEW MINUTES I HAD HER COMING TO HAND. AS SHE GOT CLOSE I COULD SEE SHE WAS A GOOD FISH BUT NOT AS BIG AS I HOPED. SHE WAS THICK THOUGH. SHE TAPED OUT AT 22 1/2" BUT APPEARED TO WEIGH AT LEAST SIX POUNDS. NICE FISH AND DAMN WELL WORTH THE LONG WADE. I COULD NOT BELIEVE SHE HIT THAT SPOONFLY THOUGH. NOT NORMAL FOR A TROUT. I FIGURED SHE WAS IN FULL COMPETITION MODE WITH THE REST OF THE PACK AND SHE WAS DETERMINED TO EAT FIRST. SO I STRUNG HER UP CAREFULLY TO SHOW GEORGE LATER. BUT NOW MY ATTENTION WAS TURNED BACK TO SEE IF HER BUDDIES WERE STILL IN THE NEIGHBOR HOOD. I CONTINUED MY WADE BUT BACK IN THE DIRECTION OF THE BOAT. REALIZING I WASN'T SEEING ANYMORE FISH AND I HAD BEEN OFF FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO I WANTED TO GET BACK TO THE BOAT AND GO SEE HOW GEORGE WAS DOING. SO I PEGGED THE FISH INTO THE MARSH GRASS AND TOOK OFF BACK TO DRY LAND TO WALK BACK TO THE BOAT.

I PICKED UP GEORGES BOAT AS HE WAS NOWHERE IN SIGHT AND TOOK OFF SOUTH AROUND A POINT AND FOUND HIM IN THE ROCKPILE COVE.  ONCE BACK IN THE BOAT HE SAID HE JUST WASN'T SEEING MUCH AND I AGREED WITH HIM NEITHER HAD I. BUT I LOOKED DOWN AND SAID "OH GEORGE I THINK I LOST MY STRINGER WE GOT TO GO BACK AND FIND IT".  SO I TURNED HIS BOAT AROUND AS HE WAS SAYING YOU DIDN'T LOOSE IT DID YOU? I SAID,  NAH!

I DIRECTED THE BOAT BACK TO SANDY COVE AND PICKED UP THE FISH, CHECK HER OUT.  WE THEN USED THE OUR VHS RADIO TO LOCATE THE GUYS AND HAVE THEM JOIN US BACK IN PRINGLE.  JOHN SAID HE WANTED TO LEARN THE UPPER ENTRANCE INTO THE LAKE ANYWAYS SO HE AND MIKE HEADED OUR WAY.  WE MET THEM OUT IN FRONT OF THE CUT BACK INTO PRINGLE SO HE COULD FOLLOW ME IN AND OFF WE WENT.

PROCEEDING THROUGH THE “BOAT LANE” BACK INTO THE LAKE WE WERE GETTING CLOSE TO THE FINAL TURN WHEN JOHN’S BOAT LOST “PROPBITE” AND SPUN OUT ONTO THE SHORELINE!  GEORGE AND I TURNED AROUND TO COME BACK AND ASSIST THEM BUT THEY GOT THE BOAT OFF THE ISLAND.  THEY HAD TO BACK TRACK A LITTLE BACK INTO THE BOAT LANE TO JUMP UP AND GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY.  THIS TIME THEY MADE THE TURN IN GOOD SHAPE BUT DID NOT STAY EXACTLY BEHIND ME AS I WENT THROUGH AND THEY THEN SHOALED-UP ON A SHALLOW FLAT.  THERE WAS ENOUGH WATER TO FLOAT THE BOAT AND HE HAD TO IDLE OUT UNTIL HE GOT INTO DEEPER WATER. AFTER A FEW ATTEMPTS TO JUMP THE BOAT OFF THE FLAT JOHN FINALLY GOT HER UP AND RUNNING IN GOOD ORDER. WE ALL FISHED FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR SO WITHOUT ANY RESULTS AND DECIDED TO HEAD BACK TOWARD POC. SO BACK OUT THE NORTH CUT AND INTO THE BAY WE WENT.  WE STOPPED AT ONE OF MY FAV’S TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY FISH AVAILABLE.  WHICH THERE WERE. DURING MY SHORT WADE I PICKED UP TWO MORE NICE HEALTHY TROUT AND HAD A RED TAILING NOT MORE THAN THIRTY FEET FROM ME BUT I JUST COULD GET IT TO BITE.  HE DID CHARGE MY FLY ONCE BUT NO TAKE!   ANYWAYS WE ALL HAD A BLAST AND IT WAS TIME TO GO BACK AND FIND SOME ADULT BEVERAGES AND A COOL PLACE TO KICK BACK.

ONCE BACK AT THE RV WE CONTACTED NICK S. AND ALEX B. AND ARRANGE FOR THEM TO COME DOWN AND JOIN US LATER THAT NIGHT WHICH THEY DID. THEY GOT IN AROUND NINE PM.

SUNDAY

ANOTHER GOOD START TO A FUN DAY. WIND WAS STILL DOING IT’S THING BUT A GOOD SPEEDY STOP TACO AND HOT COFFEE AND WE WERE READY TO HIT THE WATER.  THE BOAT RAMP WAS VIRTUALLY EMPTY COMPARED TO THE DAY PREVIOUS.  WE DECIDED TO CROSS THE BAY AGAIN TO GET TO PROTECTED WATER.  WE STOPPED IN BIG POCKET TO DRIFT FOR REDFISH AND TO WAIT OUT THE CLOUDS SO WE COULD LATER DO SOME SITE FISHING. GEORGES BOAT MOTOR ALARM WENT OFF AS WE NEARED THE SHORELINE. AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF SEARCHING FOR THE PROBLEM WE FIGURED SOME TRASH WAS IN TO “PISSER” LINE AS WE WERE NOT “PISSING”.  OK BACK ON THE RADIO AND WE CALLED OUT FOR JOHN PURCELL TO HELP US OUT.  HIS BOAT IS A VIRTUAL HARDWARE STORE WHEN IT COME TO BEING PREPARED! WITHIN A FEW MINUTES HE AND MIKE Q. PULLED ALONG SIDE AND ANOTHER TEN MINUTES LATER THE YAMMY IS PISSING LIKE A COW ON A FLAT ROCK. GOOD STUFF. RADIOS AND TOOLS ARE A GOOD THING WHEN OUT ON THE WATER!

WELL NOT TO DRAG ON BUT WE HAD A FANTASTIC DAY.  THE SUN CAM OUT AND THE WIND GOT A LOT MORE MANAGEABLE  AND FISH WERE BROUGHT TO HAND.  NICK SCORED A 24.5” RED, ALEX CAUGHT FIVE REDS, AND I CAUGHT ONE TOO.  WE FOUND A FLAT THE WAS SO LIT UP AND BEAUTIFUL IT WAS JUST A JOY TO WADE. WHAT A GREAT DAY. WE GOT OFF THE WATER AROUND 2:00 PM GIVING US PLENTY OF TIME TO CLEAN THE BOATS AND RV’S BEFORE RETURNING TO H-TOWN.

I WANT TO THANK GEORGE S. FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT BOAT PARTNER AND FRIEND.  ALSO THE REST OF THE GUYS FOR BEING SUCH GREAT FRIENDS AND FISHING PARTNERS.  OH OF COURSE SPECIAL THANKS TO THE WIVES FOR LETTING THEIR HUBBIES GO PLAY WITH THE FISHYS! HOPEFULLY NEXT TIME WE’LL SEE YOU DOWN HERE WITH US. OH AND BY THE WAY WE SAW ALAN K.’S GROUP SATURDAY NIGHT AT CATHY’S AND THEY CAUGHT TEN REDS ON SATURDAY BETWEEN THREE BOATS. THEY FISHED IN THE SOUTH PASS AREA BACK LAKES. GOOD JOB!
NICE FISH!


BETTER VIEW


JOHN'S BOAT JUST AFTER THEY PUSHED OFF SHORE. WE WERE LATE TAKING PICTURE!


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Outing Information Only / July Outing - Port O'Connor "One Fly"
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:53:51 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
PORT O'CONNOR "ONE FLY"

When:                    July 27, 2013       
Where:                   Port O'Connor Tx.        
Start Time:             4:00 AM 
End Time:               4:00 PM   
Trip Leader:            Mike Graham
Phone:                    832-298-3855       
e-mail:                    mgraham-rrsm@comcast.net       

Trip Description:      Carefully choose your favorite fly and catch as many fish with it as you can.  No fair changing fly, adding sweetner, once it breaks off or falls apart your done!  You can re-glue if necessary.  Winner is contestant who amasses the most total inches of GAMEFISH using his ONE FLY.

How to sign up:Sign Up Here , on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
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Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions: Google Port O'Connor Tx. Take 59 south to Ganado turn left to Hwy 35, take right to Port Lavaca and follow signs to Port O'Connor.   
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About the area:Grass and sand  flats everywhere.  Not easily fished from Kayak unless you are strong paddler or have a big boat to fairy you out. Front beach is hot right now too.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:6 to 8 wt. for inshore action, 10 - 12 wt. for Jacks, tarpon or kings if you want to venture out off shore.

Recommended Flies: Clousers, sea-ducers, crabs, and mullet imitations

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / Re: May 2013 POC JETTY OUTING
« on: May 04, 2013, 10:42:02 AM »
I have put out a blast to many of our Saltier members and hoping to kick start this outing.  Heard from Sam Lee and Gary Evans. I think Gary is good to go and Sam is pondering the idea of big fish "all night long".  Sam told me John C. sold his Maverick...well there goes one of the fleet! Unbelievable...guess John's days fly fishing will be few and far between now.  Too bad he was so much fun to fish with. But I'm betting he'll be fishing with some of his guide buddies.  Can't keep a good man down I always say.

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Events and Information / Historical Archive?
« on: April 15, 2013, 06:54:00 AM »
Who is keeping the history of our club.  Is there some kind of depository for some of our collectables? This might be something our club may want to address.  Everything from books, magazines, antique rods, reels, flies, etc.  Has anybody thought about retaining our history somewhere so that others in the future might be able to learn what we are all about?.

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This thread is absolutely no good without pictures!

Fortunately Mike Quigley and I were able to fish today on the WOB!  As always the fish were there and ready to cooperate.

Quigley's beautiful little Chichlid

I caught this Bass

...and this one

This one ate a prop fly that was tied during one of the fly tying classes out by the horse track.


I also caught a chichlid and was going for a slam but was denied!

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