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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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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 20, 2012, 07:18:53 AM »
GDS I have only one word to say about this!

BEAVERTAIL

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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 15, 2012, 07:47:03 AM »
Speaking of sharks - Be sure to print your TFF release and your Will!

Looks like a good falling tide for most of the day.

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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:55:41 AM »
It doesn't look good for the freshwater guys as only one person has signed up.  Sportsmedguy is welcome to join the salts down at the pocket. I still might go.  Where is John P. and the other yakers????

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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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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 07, 2012, 03:00:51 PM »
I just looked at this location on the map...it is definitely not what I would call a sight fishing venue. Is the water clear this time of year?  It isn't in the east bay.  Safety would be at a premium due to the large ship traffic thru the jetties.  Has anyone ever fished this location? I would suggest that Marcos come along since it was his idea! If you hook a big fish you"re in for a Nantucket Slay ride at the least.  Are we talking big equipment.  Need more data!

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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 07, 2012, 02:48:49 PM »
...and scalping Quigley wouldn't take long! ;D

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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:42:13 PM »
Dave kayak ownership is not in my future but thanks for the offer.

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Outing Chat / Re: August Saltwater Outing
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:32:53 PM »
Fence Lake is 160 miles and a 40.00 boat ride away.  The Bolivar Cut is 60 miles and FREE! Little if any choice here!  Plus you can fish the front beach for gator trout, the jetty for toothy critters and you're not stuck out on the island waiting for a ride back to land especially if bad weather moves in like two years ago. Good idea, Mikey!

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2012 and previous / Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: August 04, 2012, 06:27:13 PM »
Sounds like fun and there is plenty of beach front to check pout too.  I'll see if I can get a Kayak lined up.  Also the week before Labor Day so all should be rather quiet.

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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 / Re: Isla Holbox tarpon - July 18-26, 2012 report
« on: August 03, 2012, 08:58:13 AM »
I too have heard a lot of good things about the fishing down there, the hotel and the local guides are very proficient. Another item for my ever expanding "Bucket List".  Thanks for the great report, please post up some more pics when you have the time.

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2012 and previous / Re: July Saltwater Outing
« on: July 26, 2012, 01:57:47 PM »
OK the Outing is now Closed.
Being that yesterday I had two boats drop out (go figure)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Travis don't sweat You are on my boat!
Here are the boat assignments.

Kelly's Boat
        Kelly H.   Staying at Trailer
        Mike Q.   Staying at Trailer
       Scott B.    Staying at Trailer

2.  Mike G. Boat - Staying in RV
        George S.  - Staying at Trailer
         Travis R.   - Staying at trailer

3.  John P. -  Staying at John's RV
        Dennis A. -  Staying at John's RV
        Andrew P. - Staying at John's RV


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2012 and previous / Re: July Saltwater Outing
« on: July 25, 2012, 06:26:53 AM »
Just spoke with Ray Russ...He had an family emergency and will not be able to make it.  This is not good.  I'll get some info posted up here later tonite.

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2012 and previous / Re: July Saltwater Outing
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:02:46 AM »
Wake up PEOPLE!!!  Please sign up quickly.  It is only fun if you attend!

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