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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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2012 and previous / Re: July Saltwater Outing
« on: July 12, 2012, 01:59:44 PM »
Just spoke with Ray Russ he's in and will bring his boat. Travis you will get first dibs on fishing with Ray on his boat.  You might send him an email to discuss. 

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2012 and previous / Re: July Saltwater Outing
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:50:24 AM »
Sorry you guys can't make it.  Here is what I have for fishers and boats.

!.  Kelly's Boat
        Kelly H.   Staying at Trailer
        Mike Q.   Staying at Trailer
        Scott B.  Staying at Trailer (Not Confirmed)

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

3.  John P. -  Staying at John's RV 
        Dennis A. -  Staying at John's RV
        Andrew P. (not confirmed) - Staying at John's RV

Fishers with boats:
John C.  opening for one (maybe fishing with Shelby - I need to confirm)  I do not know their accommodations

We might need some more people with boats.

Fishers Listed on the sign in sheet
Travis R.  May fish with John C (if Shelby isn't fishing) I do not know his accommodation needs yet.

Please visit this site at least in morning and night to see if there is any change in the outing status.

NOTE: I am hoping all of this rain will flush out the back lakes and the brown shrimp. Fishing could be incredible in a few weeks.



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Outing Chat / Re: No fly, no pictures, just a report - Picture Added
« on: July 10, 2012, 06:18:03 AM »
Good Job Chris.  How did Jim whip a sizable tarpon in fifteen minutes? Man that's quick.  Healthy red there too.

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Outing Chat / Re: Fine Saltwater Boat
« on: July 09, 2012, 03:37:40 AM »
You must have been there after the rain. I was there until around 11:00am.  That boat is the bomb isn't it.  Dont know how it got there and it has been moved several times. (What a chore) The fish I caught were cookiecutters but I expect them to grow with a little with our help.  We need to stock some bluegill fry in the ponds. That would help out.  Call me next time you go.

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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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