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Outing Chat / Re: White Oak...the sequel
« on: July 08, 2012, 03:10:40 PM »
Went back today and found several players.

Here is my first using a MP given to me by Harry C.

Another just two casts later.

The weather started to move in so I left before too long.

I fished everything you see here. The island in the middle didn't offer up one fish??? The shoreline on right was loaded. The reeds to far left had a few biggies back there.

I'll be fishing salt next week so You can have this place for yourselves!!!!!

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Outing Chat / Re: White Oak...the sequel
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:05:18 AM »
Well I guess we had fun if catching fifty or so fish each is fun!  Nice to see Mike and Scott hammering the bass.  The hot set up remains a bead head wooley bugger.  I tried the Miss Prissy but I guess due to the high sun and blue skies the bass were not having anything to do with it.  Had to go deeper.  I used my ultralight set up too and it paid off big time.  Crawfish colored shallow diving crank bait seemed to be the ticket.  I know it's not fly fishing but nothing is wrong with using a buggywhip ultralight spinning rod and 1/8th oz. lures.  It was a hoot.  Probably caught just as many with the fly rod than with the ultralight.  But the secret is out, I caught lots of fish.

Here is a good look at the crankbait I used.  Which by the way I found back in the reeds in the backround.

This guy fell victim to the bead head fly.

Say Aaahhhh! This shot is for a certain Dentist in our club!

Costa del Mar has come out with a new line of SUN FISH?

They say good things come in small packages! This lil "Warmouth" seems comfortable in his!






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I got up early (0545) Saturday morning to walk the dogs and once we got outside I could tell this day was perfect for bass fishing.  First a light breeze from the NORTH, then low cloud cover that didn't say rain (at least for awhile) and all of what nature has was waking up to a beautiful sunrise.  I checked my messages on the phone and saw that a couple of the members were going to be there early and so I'd better get a move on.

Reach my destination by 0645 and didn't see any of the guys so I drove down to waterside to unload the float cat and my gear. While doing so I noticed Harry's SUV with kayak in place coming around the access road.  Alright Harry is going to love this place.  Hope he brought one of his bamboos.  The water was as still as can be.  Just stare out and watch for a bass to surface on a dragonfly...it was going to happen, and it did all day long.  What an unbelievable day was in store for us on the ponds.  I had my little boat in the water pretty quick while Harry unloaded.  I looked up and saw Dan pulling around the bend too to join us.

All right here we go. My first cast was met with a solid thump and my first of many was tight on my line. Harry wasn't even in the water yet!

This is what the first bank I fished looked like. Very Calming!

I had on a black wooley bugger and they just couldn't refuse it either.

Here's another cookie cutter bass. As you can see the dress for the day was dirty casual.

Here's Harry walking his kayak along a shallow drop off.  His Miss Prissy fly was the bomb.

He caught two or three to my one. He could troll the fly behind his boat and the fish would slam it.

It was so funny Harry would see a fish jump out of the water after a dragon fly and he would cast to it a BOOM fish on. We were having a field day.
Here is Harry moving into the reeds...he was stoked.

I moved in to photo Harry and I saw this large bass swim by my feet and over to a small reed cluster so I invited him to the boat to take a look at my Float Cat's tackle bags!

OOps harry has got another! The smile says it all.

Ok Harry is now just clowning around with another beautiful future five pounder.

On my way back I saw this fish jump two feet in the air to get a dragon fly my cast was met with another solid THUMP.  Nice "Warmouth" Harry caught one too.

As I was walking back up to the trucks I found this laying in the grass! Do you know what it is????

Now you do.  This will clean up nicely for my Grand daughter to use for her first fishing experience.

Dan who was fishing the banks so I didn't get any pictures of him but he too was slaying them and was catching some bigger fish told us that the name ZEBCO stood for Zeb's Bomb Co back during the war.  I didn't know that.
As we pulled out I got this picture of the squall line moving over the ponds. Within minutes it was pouring.

At this time we could see and hear the thunder in the back round hoping the weather would hold off for awhile but it wasn't so we had to move back towards the house


At the end of the day Harry, Dan and had caught 100 plus fish and had a hoot of a time.   Harry promised to bring some boo next time and gave me a couple of Miss Prissy's to help my catch count for next time. Later in the day I went down to the bayou over by my casa and found this little guy.  I saw a huge pig nearby but could get him to rise on the fly again.  Maybe next time.

Seeing another squall forming nearby I beat it back to the house.


Harry said he was going to try and make it back here during the fourth holiday.  If you want to join us bring your smallest stuff and let's have a bass or I mean blast! Till next time!












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OK FM I'll be there early and I will be bringing my Float Cat Inflatable.

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Outing Chat / Gathering at White Oak Bayou and Ponds - June 30, 2012
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:00:05 AM »
I spoke with a couple of the guys at the membership meeting this past week and it seems there is some interest in fishing the Bayou so lets do it.  Right now I have heard from Garland S. Alex B. and a couple of others who sound interested.

We'll meet up around 7:00 am at the Retention Lakes at the corner of Hollister and West Little York across from the Citco station. Bring your yaks, float tubes, or wading gear.  The water is very clear and the bottom relatively hard.  THE BAYOU IS IN GREAT SHAPE and the grass is low enough not to be a pain in the neck. There is food and drinks close by.  Bring your coolers and let's have some fun.  I am hoping it will be somewhat cloudy as there is NO shade anywhere around the water.  Sun protection is a must too.

Hot flys have been the olive wooley bugger, yellow poppers, grasshoppers, spiders etc.  these fish eat bugs not bait fish imitations.

WARNING: CHIGGERS ARE VERY ACTIVE OUT IN THE GRASS SURROUNDING THE PONDS.  BRING SOME KIND OF REPELLANT OR PROTECTION OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO STOP SCRATCHING ALL DAY SUNDAY!

This is what you should expect!









Mike


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Events and Information / Re: Mini Expo/Knot tying table
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:23:38 AM »
This is a great idea Joe...I have only two knots I use for fly to leader. (the loop and the clinch knot)  I need more.  Not really sure how to tie the Palomar... need to learn line to line knots like the blood knot. Mine don't seem to align correctly.  How about some of the knots you use with braid lines.  I don't know any of them???
I'll be there watching and learning.  Thanks for your help!

Golden

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Tying Chat / Re: MCFF Fly of the Month
« on: June 21, 2012, 06:28:14 AM »
I like that color!

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2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: June 20, 2012, 06:12:57 AM »
As previous, Ray Russ will be joining us.  So as I have it now. Ray and I on the Muy Guapo and Kelly, Mike  and Scott on Kel's boat. Anybody else who is coming must arrange their boat and accommodations.  Tide have been running high this week.  Hopefully they will decide to drop all day Saturday. Good hard falling tide could be just what the doctor ordered.  I would expect the Jetties to be HOT! 8) We will be fishing hard and probably getting up real early and fishing the ICW under the lights.

Here is a chart for the wind, tides, water and air temp, and barometric pressure.  Keep an eye on this. Click on Texas, then click on Port O'Connor. Hopefully the breeze will lessen.
http://tidesonline.nos.noaa.gov/geographic.html

Check out the wind predictions, Yeah Baby!

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/port_oconnor_matagorda_bay

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Outing Chat / Re: Father's Day on the Bayou
« on: June 18, 2012, 06:32:49 AM »
Well Dave I was using a #4 black bead head wooley booger.  The first strike occurred about a full two seconds after the fly hit the water while the fly was on the fall.  The second strike was different as the catfish slashed at it first, then followed the fly until I stopped it and jigged it in front of his face.  BOOM! I spoke with a guy who saw me catch the fish. He said a dude comes here sometimes during the day and feeds the fish bread at this location.  Maybe they thought it was feeding time when my fly hit the water... but I surely wasn't matching the color of bread throwing a black wooley booger.  I plan on returning in a couple of weeks and trying that spot again maybe I can catch one with the camera on movie mode!

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Outing Chat / Father's Day on the Bayou
« on: June 17, 2012, 02:09:35 PM »
Went down to the Bayou this morning and fished a stretch on the golf course.  Had my slam within one hour.  I caught one of the most beautiful Chiclids I have ever seen.  I wish I had my camera phone with me then.  This fish was a dark purple and was one heck of a sightcast and catch.  10" fish at least. I really didn't photograph any of the ten or so bass I caught but you seen them before anyways.  I didn't catch any notables.  However you will see a couple of channel cats I caught.

Here is a pretty 'lil blue gill.

First one of the Morning.

Blurry but you get the picture.

The fight is one

Good Jumper too.

Here kitty kitty. Close up of Number two.

Here is the "Grip and Grin"


The two cats were both in the same hole and produced very hungry aggressive strikes too.  Had fun!


 

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2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: June 17, 2012, 05:13:33 AM »
Ed, Who have you contacted about a boat ride? Maybe if you contact someone that might get them excited about going on the trip too.  Try the regulars. Send me a PM and I'll give you some contact info

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2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: June 15, 2012, 06:39:32 AM »
OK spoke with some of the guys last night and plans are set.  Kelly is bringing his boat and is taking Quigs with him. I am taking my boat and taking Ray with me. Who ever else is coming YOU NEED TO ARRANGE YOUR BOAT AND SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS ASAP. We will be hitting the jetties early Saturday morning from our land bases. The weather for this coming week is forecast to be unstable due to the hurricane off the Pacific Mexican coast.  I am amazed at the little response this outing has received. Especially at how well it has gone in the recent past. Oh well. Somebody Tie up some big uglies!See ya Friday evening at the Compound!

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2012 and Previous / Re: South Llano FLoat Trip - June
« on: June 13, 2012, 02:25:10 PM »
So when does this report and pictures follow.  We are all waiting.  What was caught, by whom, who got bit, by whom, was was eaten, by whom, what was consumed, by whom, who crawled into the wrong tent early in the morning...you know the usual stuff! TALK

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Outing Chat / Re: Matagorda trip this weekend- flyfishers come on out
« on: June 13, 2012, 02:20:19 PM »
TIVO TIVO TIVO
 
RUGBY IS:
1.  ANOTHER FORM OF MASS MMA.
2.  A RIOT WITHOUT COPS.
3.  BAR APPETIZER.
4.  A GOOD WAY TO RUIN THE GRASS.
5.  CONCUSSION GROUP THERAPY.
6.  HEADBANGER'S BALL.
7.  HAS NO REASON FOR INSTANT REPLAY.

Have Fun! we'll catch you another time.  Have you been to one of our meetings?  This month (last Tuesday of month) we are having Captain John Spencer up from the Arroyo Colorado to tell about fishing the LLM.

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Outing Chat / Re: Fence Lake this year
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:14:57 PM »
Hey Matt that could be an idea but as far as combining the two that I don't think would play out well.  First we get better attendance if we hold the Redfish Rodeo closer to home if you know what I mean.  Also the RR has been a very low expense high reward outing for years...why tack on the cost of the additional miles worth of fuel, ferry boat, and a place to stay.  In POC there are quite a few lodges that are very affordable with quick access to the water also there are quite a few of us there (POC) that can put up some of the guys who are not able to afford accommodations.  Nothing during the summer in Rockport to Port Aransas is very affordable and quick!  Just my opinion.

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