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Outing Chat / Re: Pre-Party Fishing Dec - 08
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:26:39 AM »
What a day!  Beautiful warm weather and the bass wanted to cooperate with the fishers.  We had a good turn out with Barry S., Jim A., Mike Q., Scott B., Russell C. and I being there right on time. Well we had to wait for Scott but that just gave us time to rig up and tell stories.  Jim had a memorization test for me which I soon past with flying colors. Tommy Emmanuel is the guitarist I spoke of before Jim and if any of you like jazz acoustic guitar instrumentalist he is the best.  Anyways back to the fishing.

We all first went down to the bayou and tried our luck!  My mojo was on as I caught five fish in probably 20 casts! The water was in good shape and you could see the rocks and deeper holes with no problem...Oops I just gave away their hiding spots!  We all caught some good healthy bass and several perch.

Here we are waiting for Scott.

My first of the day. Yes it was a first cast to fish! What did you expect!

Here is the next one and for you guys who want to know what I was using...well here you go!

This pretty lil gal wanted to play too.

These two guys were hunkered down in a good spot just enjoying the day.

So we moved up to the ponds to try our hands there.  Whoa...he we go again. my first three casts netted some of these.

This guy had some size to 'em I believe these fish are growing some and next summer they'll be some good 'ens

Every time I looked up Quigley had a bass jumping into the air.

Scott was over hiding in the cat tails slaying the bass and the coots!

Next time we go why don't you all join us.  You'll have a great time! Happy Hoildays.


Outing Chat / Re: Pre-Party Fishing Dec - 08
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:44:53 PM »
The Bayou looks in Great Condition!!!!!!!

Outing Chat / Re: Supperb Sabine
« on: December 05, 2012, 11:51:41 AM »
I met the tyer (name left out) last night and he has agreed to bang out a few for us.  He brought one last night that looked close but was slightly different in design. I am hoping he will have them ready soon. He also enjoyed hearing how the redfish reacted to them.

Outing Chat / Pre-Party Fishing Dec - 08
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:00:20 AM »
Hey some of the guys are talking about wetting a line over at the Retention Ponds off Hollister and West Little York this coming Saturday.  OK by me.  I can't think of a better way to prepare for our Christmas Party later that night.  So far I thinking it will be Mike Quigley, Alex Blaque, Jim Anderson, myself and maybe a few others.  Cant hurt to get some stories from a days fishing before meeting up with the TFF Membership!  Most of you have my me.

Outing Chat / Re: West Coaster on the Bayou
« on: December 05, 2012, 06:56:00 AM »
I will.  Just for your information several of us are planning on meeting up this coming Saturday before our Christmas Party over at the White Oak Bayou off of Hollister and West Little York.  Great place to wet a light line and have some fun.  I'll give you a call later today.

Outing Chat / Re: Supperb Sabine
« on: December 04, 2012, 04:28:22 PM »
You'll be glad to know I found the tyer and am meeting him tonight at a remote location. I have the flys ordered and will badger the tyer until they are done. YoU can keep your $100.00 I will be glad to buy the flys as you supplied the boat and trip up and back which was by the way A GREAT TIME! Also I recommend you retie your leader knots (while standing on a chair in the back yard) so this will never happen again!  It ain't as easy as it looks casting from the Bow is it George.  Your are getting better on the poling though and just maybe a few more trips and you will have it! We had a blast!

Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:00:14 PM »
Hey Puck this gives you three months to get a boat! ;D ;D

Outing Chat / Supperb Sabine
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:48:48 PM »
Well this past weekend several TFF'ers and I got together after our discussion at the TFF meeting last week and decided to make a short trip back to the Bridge City area and give the waters there a thorough try.  Mike Stegman, his brother, and a couple of friends along with Scott Breedlove, George Sutherland and I met up a the launch and put in all the guys with the exception of George and I used their Kayaks.  George and I in his Beavertail skiff.  George and I used some conventional tackle for the early hours trying to find a good trout bite but until we found some birds working, (thanks for the call guys) over by the ICW.  George and I quickly got a double and then they were GONE!  We tried a bit longer but we could not find a trout. So we went over to a couple of nearby island where we spotted some fish tearing up the water so a closer investigation revealed large fish swimming in the shallows against the bank which apeared to be jacks but we later discovered these were all oversized reds.  I told George he was up and I jumppedup on the poling platform and we set off for these pigs.  They disappeared real quick but we found singles and doubles crusing around but George didn't have his mojo quite yet. He had lots of shots but no takers... We made two passes looking for the big fish but all we could muster up were the same single here and double there and they were not playing with George. 

I told George lets go across the ICW to the north  shoreline there and look for similar fish.  we did and it was my turn to take the bow. George called out a fish at 10:00 o'clock moving left at thirty feet, one cast to its left right off his nose and nothing happened George said recast I did this time on his rightside and boom fish on. after a brief but exciting fight the fish came to hand. A healthy "ONE-EYED" 23" redfish. No joke here is the proof. 

Eye on this side

No eye on this one

HAHA told you. Well we fished on where I caught one more 21"er but there just wasn't real clear water here and the fish must have moved elsewhere.  George and found the guys out in the bay's open water.  They had caught several nice flounder and trout but were not finding the redfish.

George and I went to look for Scott B. who we knew was searching for fish back in the marsh.  We found him coming out the channel from the marsh  but he told us he didn't find even one fish???? Not Scott.

After a short discussion I jumped behind the wheel of the Beavertail  and we were off to check out some other nearby shorelines.  Once we arrived we both went into SHOCK!  This shore had crystal clear water and was full of fish.  And I am not lying. We saw ove six reds, twenty sheepshead, and a few sundry trout, flounder and drum!  NO KIDDING. George will post up some pictures but we each caught fish.  George caught a beauty from the bow of his boat busting his cherry GOOD!  WAY TO GO GEORGIE BOY! The only thing George did WRONG was he lost my automatic fly, my never get a refusal fly, the fly that a big redfish George casted to busted his bite tippet like right NOW fly. 

We got so covered up in fish that we completely forgot to call any of the other guys and tell them about our find...didn't we George ...hehehe

When we got back to the ramp - Scott Breedlove was still there waiting for us to return holding a couple of ice cold brews...I felt so bad about not telling him about our fishing discovery I almost could not choke down the brew...hehehe but I did treat him to the best Sunday meal in Bridge City Texas.  Yep you gessed it WHATABURGER! 

For you guys who fish the Salt we found a great spot relatively close by and full of fish. For you guys who don't fish  oh well !

GEORG please post up your pictures!

Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:45:46 AM »
Well Puck that's about three months away...GOOD LUCK!

Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:58:50 AM »
I figure we can always upgrade to a larger cabin or get another. If the weather is suitable for camping, then that is not out of the question either.
So far we have Matt B., George S., Mike Q., Mike G., Dennis A.,   Isn't there anybody else in this club who fishes fresh water!  It is always the same guys not that they are not great to fish with - they are, but Where is Steve V., Arron H., Adam M., Harry C., Dave L., Chris S., Don P., and on and on... 

I will be fishing the Blanco River and Cypress Creek both days from my inflatable. So I am out for the two man competition. I will also be bringing my camera to begin the as of now unofficial TFF Photo Contest. Don't forget yours. This area is a scenic as it gets in Texas!

Hey you fly tiers please make me up some deer hair poppers and some larger wooley boogers. I have a couple crawfish patterns that will work well for sure.

Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: November 27, 2012, 01:44:35 PM »
What is that saying..."When the Tuff get going it hurts like Haties" and it does.  Anyways I thought i would post a few pictures from my distant past when I used to take a few friends and their kids fishing on the Blanco. Please realize these pictures were rephotographed with a digital camera, and cleaned up using photochop. Yes that is me smart butt!

This place was always good for a few Guadalupies. I was using a 4.5' buggywhip spinning rod and very small beetlespins or crappie grubs.

Same for this spot but I was using a conventional bass rig as the big small mouths would kill your offering hard!

When I say good Smallmouth I think you see what I mean!

Here's a solid 3.0lb smallie that went 20 inches in length.

Here is a father and son I used to take down here shooting one of the rapids in their Old Town. Man That was fun!

The son scored all day long the Dad paddled...all day long!

Winter fishing is the best as you can see I was enjoying myself!

As you can imagine the bankside fishing is primo too. This day was one of many good'ens I had down there.

This guy was my fishing partner many times on the Blanco. He moved here from Maryland and in the first week here I took him to this.

Of course I have caught some largemouths too. This guy came out of Cypress Creek just north of Wimberley.

This gal pushed the scale hard, one of my largest ever.

If you guys want to give this a try I am way up for it.  You will have to work hard to portage some of the limestone outcroppings but the effort is well worth it. I just need a couple of more weeks to mend up...hopefully. I was a stud with all that hair wasn't I HAHAHAHA

Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: November 27, 2012, 09:49:14 AM »
What does bunking by the river mean, are you going to camp at one of the River Camps or take a bed in the cabin? I think you meant to say "schtick" (Yiddish term meaning in this case "a rousing") ...unless of course you took an 8 wt. with you last year. Heck anything over a 3 wt was too much for last year!  :o ;D ::)

Yes that is true there are smallies in the Guad but they are mostly above Canyon Lake.  The Blanco has both smallies and Guadalupies which are both Texas Treasures. It has some of the most unusual strains of sunfish too. 5 to 6 wts. will be the rods of choice. You can run into large carp exceeding twenty pounds and some big river cats too.

I am going to try and fish the Blanco River soon with another flyfisher from another site who is very familiar with the river.  I have several good points of entry from above Fisher Store Road to below the Boy Scout Camp. I fished this river over a hundred times however, I was in quite a bit better shape back then.  After two huge floods and the two major droughts I just lost interest thinking the river would take years to recover.  It did. Recently I have been notified that the river is back!

Since my recent accident (separated shoulder) I am a bit apprehensive at what I can accomplish physically and need to make sure someone who is far more able than I is along with me for the tour. People with physical ailments need not apply for this trip!

However the Blanco River above Wimberley is some of the most beautiful water in the State for sure. Kayaks and canoes work well.  Winter is great as the water stays warmer than the air. Foggy mornings are especially beautiful with all of the wildlife and the unbelievable sounds of the river.  I have a bunch of good pictures but they are all non-digital.  I will see if I can rephotograph and post up. Wait till you see my ten pound largemouth bass...she is beautifully colored and massive.

Outing Chat / Happy Thanksgiving to your Family
« on: November 22, 2012, 08:20:51 AM »

I want to wish all of my Salties and their FAMILIES Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you to all your moms, wives and special girlfriends that make this day so wonderful for all of us!  Thank you for being great friends on and off the water.  I wish every one of you a great day and holiday season.  Oh and by the way GO TEXANS, COWBOYS AND HORNS! TEXAS RULES...ON THE SALT AND ON THE FIELD

Outing Chat / Re: Another New Location to Fish in Houston
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:35:40 AM »
We'll show you the next time we go. But you'll have to bring the beer!!!!!!!! 8)

Outing Information Only / Re: January 2013 Outing - Guadalupe One Fly
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:21:28 AM »
Max Stalling...OK who is he? I'll check out his bio and some tunes.

OK Take a listen I can drink to this.

Who didn't have a craig deck and 6 x 9 speakers. Cool

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