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Outing Chat / Re: Matagorda trip this weekend- flyfishers come on out
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
Try giving us a little more lead time next time you go.  I'm sure you'll get more takers.  Are you planning to come down to POC for the Jetty Outing? Not very kayak compatible but the night fishing is ridiculous!

General Discussion / Re: Who Remembers
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:17:12 AM »
I do.  He mostly fished northern waters for small mouth, pike and walleye.  I remember him fishing for trout too.  He did use a shakespear flyrod but also used conventional. Gadabout probably was one of the first nationally syndicated fishing shows back in the early sixties. I remember him fishing for tarpon way back when.  Came on for awhile just before Jim Thomas - THE LONESTAR SPORTSMAN. Both of these shows were instrumental in my taking up fishing as a lifelong endeavor.  One of the earlyest color shows on TV too. Here is a link to his bio. enjoy.

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:09:22 AM »
Mira...quien es hablar! :o

2012 and Previous / Re: South Llano FLoat Trip - June
« on: June 08, 2012, 08:05:53 AM »
Puck's site needs to be nearest the Port a Potty;D

Who's bringing the snake bite kit!
On a serious note, much of the river has a limestone bottom and you need to protect your feet and legs from abrasions when ever possible.
Has anybody looked up the flow rates.  Llano river in Llano is flowing at 69 cfs that's better than last year as I remember.

Have fun!

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:18:46 AM »

Here is the Muy Guapo just out of the Mechanic's shop.  Don't ask him what was wrong he does know it just started running again!

Here is Ray getting his gear together.  We had a beautiful day to start with, steady breeze out of the south but the water was skanky just about everywhere.

As the wind increased the chance of using our fly rods dimenished somewhat so we broke out the conventional stuff.
We doubled up several times and here is Ray holding two nice meals! The trout seemed to be fat but hungry and that was a good thing.

Still I had a few manageable problems with my boat but nothing we couldn't fix.   The cleaning table was busy with some Houston guys we met and spoke to.  They had a pile of fish including six flounder, four sheepshead, two reds, and a mackerel they caught out at the Jetties.... Just thought I'd drop that in for you Jetty fishers.

Outing Chat / White Oak Paddling Adventure
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:03:12 AM »
I guess it was Memorial Weekend and I called up Mike to see if he wanted to drop his new Yak into the Ponds over at the Honey Hole.  We met up at 6:30 to get a jump on the high sun conditions forecast for later in the day.  The fish wanted to cooperate and so we didn't want to miss this opportunity. 

Here are our craft during the off-loading at the pond.

This is Mike paddling back into the cattail reeds.

It was cool and we had a steady wind out of the southeast on this day.  Mike was rewarded with several bass back in the reeds.

Mike had a bass jump out of the water directly in front of him so cast Mike.

Of course I got in the action too.  Fishing out of the Float Cat made for a relaxing day.

You don't have to go far to find clear water and good bass fishing any more as it is right here in Town. Good food and cold drinks are right across the street and there is no cost to fish!  How cool.  We can only guess how many fish we caught this day but if you have been here already ...You Know!

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:56:58 PM »
Well now this is getting to a point where I say who ever is going is going.  I'll be there, Ray Russ says he'll be there.  Mike Q can make it.  I think John P. might go but he too has a bunch going on all the time. We don't have to stay out on the island anyways.  The jetties are there for the taking if you know what I mean and I figure I'll be out there somewhere harassing the big fish!

The way I see this is... all of you guys know that starting in early summer through the fall the saltwater fishing is at its best and that is when the outings will be planned.  If you arrange to go other places and do other things during the summer weekends you will be missing some great Saltwater fishing. It is hard for me personally to put down a hard date for an outing so early in the year because nobody knows what the weather pattern will be or what is going on with the club members.  This is why I have been waiting to schedule the outings until a month before as I asked for your input for acceptable dates.  There are those of us who are a lot more busy this time of year than others, we all understand that.  The good thing is the gulf isn't going away any time soon!   

Hopefully, Kelly's boat will be repaired (sounds like an easy prop seal change out) and others will show up later than sooner.  I will try to arrange boat rides as best as I can but please do not wait till the last minute. Still have not heard from:

George S.        Aaron H.
Nick S.             Chris Sumer     
Alex B.             Denis A.
Steve V.          Don P.
Ray R.             Travis R.     
Scott F.          Martin W.
John P.           Scott B.
Eduardo D.     Joe F.
Sammy L.       Hunter S.   

Please send me a PM on when you guys can attend the POC One Fly the weekend of JULY 13-15 is out! Let me know - JULY 23 sounds good to me!

Outing Chat / Re: White Oak Bayou - April 29, 2012
« on: June 01, 2012, 12:33:58 PM »

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: May 31, 2012, 11:28:05 AM »
Thanks Kelley! That will be a big help ant one else.  I knew about the date of the llano trip but I'm looking for what date works best for the Salties.  Besides the later in the month, the better for the big fish and possibility of less air notice I did not say that word!

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:14:19 PM »
Hey Wormy Dude...Alex B. wants me to move the date either forward or backwards and with the previous week being father's day.  Well you can only guess the response to that.  OK Salties what do you think about the weekend of the 8-9-10th??? I want some response ASAP too.
Here is a list of the guys who I would expect that would enjoy this outing.

George S.        Aaron H.
Nick S.             Chris Sumer     
Alex B.             Denis A.
Steve V.          Don P.
Ray R.             Travis R.     
Scott F.           Martin W.
John P.           Scott B.
Eduardo D.     Joe F.
Sammy L.       Hunter S.   

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: May 27, 2012, 12:35:06 PM »
 Please Sign up soon, I am going with or witout you guys.  I have moved the date to a better date for most of the salties. Lets go Tarpon fishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Outing Chat / White Oak Lakes - HOT!
« on: May 27, 2012, 12:02:13 PM »
As you know over the past few weeks the White Oak Lakes have been producing small bass in huge numbers.  I have been experimenting using different types of tackle and presentations.  For numbers the most effective presentation has been a #4 bead head olive wooley bugger.  Closely followed by the foam bodied spider in an orange color.  I would recommend for your tiers tie up a dark  orange and black dragon fly pattern (they're everywhere).  As the water is so very clear and gets fairly deep out in the centers of the ponds you should also bring some deep stuff like intermediate line and larger patterns.  I have been using some conventional ultralight equipment 6lb. test floro leader, 1/16th oz. screw head worm weight and a six inch power worm in tequila sunrise color.   Another good approach is using an unweighted 3" bass assassin work along the grass beds early.  Wow I got some real aggressive hits using that.  You will definitely catch bigger fish using these setups. Also been having a lot of fun with very small deep diving crankbaits.  They hammer them hard.  Here are some recent photos taken over last several weeks. Hope you enjoy.

Mike Q scoping out the deep water in front of him.

Here is what he was looking at. Clear enough?

Flyfishers wading the ponds without worrying about STRING RAYS!

Look how pretty this water is...make for some sightcasting fun!

This spot was hot as a pistol.

Fishing does not disturb the lake!

Here is what you can expect to catch...all day long.

This one fought twice his size. Caught on a #2 worm hook, 1/16th oz. worm weight and a 6" power worm.

I think this is a neat photo.

Here is one that hit the 3" Bass Assassin.

I was wondering where the perch were.  Well here is one of two caught on this worm.

Here is one on the deep diving crank bait.

Watch out for this guy or at least cover your ears.

This place is fun and will only get better especially if TFF helps.  Call me if you want to team up over here. I am thinking we can probably use kayaks or inflatables here without a problem as long as we don't launch thirty craft at one time! I am taking my inflatable over this evening and try it out.  See Ya.



Outing Chat / Re: White Oak Bayou - April 29, 2012
« on: May 23, 2012, 07:08:04 AM »
FINN- I am going to contact the Harris County Flood Control District and find out about how they stocked these ponds.  I will request if we (TFF) can donate funds to add additional forage such as shiner minnows, bluegill perch, catfish, etc.,  I would believe a marine biologist should be involved.  Last year during the drought these ponds almost dried up but the fish we found last week appeared to be yearlings.  I wonder when they last stocked the ponds?  I'll keep all informed as to what I find out.  What a nice place to hold in-town outings.  Can you imagine what it will be like once we get some forage in there and our weather returns to normal as far as periodic rainfall goes! WHEW.

I am also going to urge the Club's Board to promote a "Kid Fish" at this location.  I know of no place better in all of Houston to swing a flyrod for a beginner too.   

2012 and previous / Re: May Saltwater Outing
« on: May 23, 2012, 06:28:07 AM »
OK why don't we do this...since the freshwater outing is set for the weekend of the 8-10th of June why don't we schedule a POC Jetty/Bay outing for the 23rd and 24th of June.  That way most of you can fish both outings without conflict.  I have heard from Scott B.,  George S., Mike Q., Matt B., and a few others that have said they would be able to attend if we pushed the outing back a few weeks. So here you go.  I will change the info on the Outing thread above and will ask that if you are going that you sign up soon. 

Another subject:  My boat has been repaired...well that's what the mechanic says!  He said they really tested everything and could not fine the problem.  But a little fine tunming and shes up and running.  The Tachometer is not reading correctly and that might be in the computer but everything was supposed to have worked OK.  I would like to test her out soon so I have asked Ray Russ to bring his boat to POC and to follow me around (just in case) this weekend.  I'll let you know how it worked!  Still looking for a trailer if anybody knows of one sitting around that would work for a small craft like mine (14.5'). As is everything in life - all it takes is $$$$$ 

Outing Chat / Re: White Oak Bayou - April 29, 2012
« on: May 20, 2012, 06:08:18 PM »
Saturday morning the Wormdrowner and I got together with Scotty B. and we tore up the fish at the retention pond just off the Bayou.  We met up with a new member Dan who joined us and with his help I'm sure we all caught a total of more than 200 BASS!  That's what I said 200 easily.  What a day. We found the pond to be an easy wade and the fly "de jur" was the olive #4 wooley bugger.  Everybody caught one fish after the other.  Ultra clear water and sight casting to bass swimming everywhere.  The speed of the present
ation was the key strip slowly and you caught nothing, hand over hand striping and fish on! I took some pictures and will post them here soon.  I am going to suggest that TFF start holding their casting class here.  Lots of room for all...its free,,,and you are going to catch fish. Perfect for your lightest equipment too.  Oh yeah the Bayou has been cut and is very walkable too.  All good news here.

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