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Outing Chat / Bayou Bassin - They're Back!
« on: February 15, 2014, 05:42:19 PM »
So I got a call from Mike Q. last night...Hey Dude you want to meet on the Bayou?  Told him work was probably going to interfere but what the hey let's try it.  So we meet up around 8:30 AM Saturday morning to check out the Bayou.  Calm winds, it's over 55 degrees sun is shining, it is nice day!  Mike tells me Pete A. is going to join us soon.  So we decide you go this way I'll go that way let's find the fish. Wasn't long till I notice that I can't turn my fly over worth a poop.  Got to go back to the truck and tie up a new 8 lb leader.  Before I left the house this morning I kind of felt I would have to, so I had my spools with me and it only took five to ten minutes and I was back on the water.  Pete was there by now and we said our pleasantries and off I went east and they went west.  I soon found a deep hole I hadn't fished for at least fifteen years.  This is a spot I used to wait for my youngest kid to get out of elementary school which was about three hundred feet from the schools front door.  NICE! Anyways I started dredging the bottom and I felt the distinct thud we all have grown to love. I said hello Buster with a quick strip set and the bass was airborne in seconds.

Here is my first bass of the day


Nice little buck who was sitting right on the edge of a deep pool just inside the shade line.  So as I kept walking east I concentrated on fishing the shady spots close to deep water.  Boom a second fish came to hand.


You can see he sucked down the fly pretty deep but no worries it came right out as I had the barb compressed.  Anyways I kept on going another forty feet or so and now this THUD was solid.  The fish went airborne and tail walked too.  This was a four pounder with an attitude but after a short fight I got her to the bank and started to pull her up the incline when my tippet broke and the fish and fly slide back into the water. NOT GOOD!  I broke out my box to get another fly when the phone rang...darn it I had to go back to work...

A couple of hours later work done, I returned to the scene of the crime and looked for Mike or Pete but they had left.  I parked in a different location to fish another portion of the bayou. The weather was even better than in the morning and the air temp was around 65 or so.  I change to a different fly and started to look for my quarry in a small section that had a couple of rock formations that looked inviting. First cast and I see this pig come out and whack my fly but I was way to slow and she spit the fly in a nano-second. I cast a few more times at different targets but only caught one of these.


Moving down the bank I found this real sweet spot that looked perfect.

I just stood and watched for a few minutes. But it wasn't long before I noticed this long dark girl swimming along the bank and I put a tight loop right in her face. While she followed the fly I noticed a bigger fish swim up beside her. The first one ate. She looked like this. I'd say bigger than four pounds but you figure that out.

While fighting her I saw at least four more big fish trying to get what ever she was eating away from her.  Also saw a bright pink and red coi(?) rise to the top of the water.  Fish were everywhere After I took that picture I grabbed my rod only to hook up with this.  Another biggie girl who sucked in the fly deep.

So now I am freaking out. Big fish are happening right now.  Keep moving down the bank and look for the rocks.  There some over there.

This is some kind of fun.  As the sun started to go behind the tree line behind me I thought I would return to the truck but not before trying a shot or two at the first fish I missed earlier. Two casts next to the same rock netted this babe and I was able to coax another goodie to hand. But that is enough fun for one day.  Wish you were here.

THEY'RE BACK...I wonder how Mike and Pete did?







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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: February 14, 2014, 06:49:52 AM »
I know this is a silly question but how many of you are pre-fishing Friday?  What time is check-in at the Lodges? Is anybody fishing Sunday? One of these questions is a Daily Double  :o 

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:30:58 AM »
I'm in! My request is for Shiner.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: February 08, 2014, 01:34:49 PM »
Never too late Garland.  You have been put on John Purcell's boat. You need to contact him soon and let him know.  Go to the updated trip status above and keep aware of what is going on. 

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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: January 22, 2014, 02:46:53 PM »
I've got a question...if they were fishing from Texas 3 sports + 1 Capt'n right? There are fourteen redfish in that picture...right.  I believe the Capt'n is not allowed to add to the sports limits any more in Texas...right? Er they must have been fishing the La side.  What ..their limit would be five no bigger than 27"...right. I'm guess'n one of those bigger reds was 26 15/16" right!

Hey it's been awefully quiet 'round these parts...we are still going huh. It will be colder than ... Supposed to be partly sunny low of 38 high of 60! Let's plan on being on the water around 9:-10:00am

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: January 15, 2014, 01:45:10 PM »
OK  NOW WE NEED SOME BOATS...LET'S SEE A SHOWING OF HANDS ALAN HAS ONE, IS WENDEL FISHING? HOW ABOUT LAST YEARS CO-WINNER BILL IS HE FISHING. GEORGE S., DON H.? JOHN P.?  i'LL START CALLING AROUND. I SUGGEST ALL OF YOU BOATLESS PEOPLE DO THE SAME AND POST RESULTS HERE ASAP.

SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T GET THE PROGRAM YOU MUST SIGN UP EVEN IF YOU ARE "SPECIAL" QUIG!
REMEMBER THE EARLIER YOU SIGN UP THE SOONER YOU GET ON A BOAT!

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Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 8
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:00:25 PM »
Mike - the Fishing Show is that weekend.  March 5 through 9.  I have you scheduled to work the show as we discussed.  Also many of our members will also be attending the show.  I suggest you look at February 15th maybe. I will putting up a post on the Show after our Board meeting!

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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: January 06, 2014, 07:40:41 AM »
Too bad Uncle Si isn't from Colorado...jus' say'n?

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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: January 02, 2014, 07:18:04 AM »
Me...I ain't sceeerd!   8)

George and I got new Duck Dynasty calls that we are bringing.  Mine sounds like a "rainbow" getting hit by an eighteen wheeler. His is a little more realistic...12 ga shotgun blasting an "art car".

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!

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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: December 31, 2013, 09:06:12 AM »
So are you guy saying you don't want to fish out in the bays and lakes like we did last year? Some of the best fishing i saw last year was just across from the launch area. Seemed easy enough to paddle the shores too. What's up?

What pisses me off is the duck hunters are gone by 9:00-10:00am and don't return till it is almost dark.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: December 26, 2013, 12:26:28 PM »
Joe we cant fish any of the "teal green" marsh areas. Only the blue waters and adjacent shore lines.  Last year we found a boat load of fish along the inter coastal island shorelines.  Plenty of room to fish. Once the duck season is over you can fish back in the marsh! Funny you can't fish during duck season but you sure can hunt during fishing season! Funny how that works.  8)

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General Discussion / Re: Christmas Party !! was a rousing success.
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:36:41 PM »
...so says the Fish Whisperer...shhhhh! ;D 8)

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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:34:38 PM »
Hey George Are you going to this one?  I am thinking of going sooner rather than later. I spoke with Tim and his wife, they both want to go too. Let's see if we can't arrange.  If they don't go I would want to go with you. If they do let's get with Scott B. and see what he is doing.

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I guess that means you want to join us then! ;D

Some us have been talking about this for some time. There are several really reasonable places to stay right on the water. Finn's idea of using Scott Null is good because he is local to us here in HTown. Also talked to an Orvis guide out of NOLA two weeks ago at Orvis Happy Hour. George was there this past weekend and caught a big'n. We can save a lot of money if we DYI as much as possible.

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Get with me...there are some of us talking about going.  Getting a guide for the first day and then going out in our boats the next few days.  We have been talking about a three day trip during the week. But what we need is for the weather to cooperate.  Ideally the guide would give us a call the day before and we would fish the following day. (many of the locals do this) We would have to be "on call" Talking about bringing three to four skiffs in caravan.

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