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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.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone wetting a line this Saturday?
« on: May 18, 2012, 06:11:33 AM »
I will contact you today later in PM to give you the scoop on when I will be able to wet the line. I am not going to coast this week.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone wetting a line this Saturday?
« on: May 17, 2012, 01:46:26 PM »
Hey Sasquash I'd be up for some Bayou angling if the snakes don't mind!  Bring your wading boots I have a new venue for your three wt.!

2012 and previous / Re: May Saltwater Outing
« on: May 17, 2012, 01:42:35 PM »
Fence Lake has not been scheduled.  I was under the impression that Chris had arranged the date last year after we had completed the 2011 outing as he had usually done after the the previous outings.  He told me at the last meeting that he did not make any arrangements for this year.  If you guys want to go I need someone to head up that outing and arrange with the Skimmer people.  We c an usually round up around ten to fifteen people for the outing.

Outing Chat / Casting for Recovery!!!!!!
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:58:21 AM »
Hey TFF'ers, here is a worth while event I picked up on over on the Fly Honkey forum...I know, I know!  Anyways I will be fishing and hopefully so will you.  Check this out.


After missing last year, we're starting back up with our annual Casting for Recovery benefit fly fishing tournament. I think you guys have a good understanding of who/what CFR is. For those who don't, CFR offers fly fishing retreats and outings for women that are the survivors of breast cancer and those still fighing breast cancer. The Texas chapter puts on 2 events a year. They estimate that it costs $1,500-$2,000 for each to attend, and all costs are covered for the attendees.

Our 2010 event boasted close to 70 anglers. We're hoping to get back close to that number this year. Our fund raising goal is $10,000. Since this is in Texas, all of the money we raise stays here for the CFR-Texas chapter.

The tournament is July 14, 2012. It is based at the new Tarpon Shores Marina (the old Crab Man Marina) at Aransas Pass. Fly fishing only, catch-photo-release. There are no cash prizes. There are no crappy attitudes allowed - anyone with one will be asked by me to leave and never return.

There are 2 separate divisions competing independently from eachother: Boat and Kayak. A $50 entry fee gets you into one of the divisions for Redfish. You're also eligible for an "open species" division for no extra $$. Open species is considered any fish that swims in saltwater. The fee also includes a kick ass shirt, and sticker. The first 75 entrants get a cool fly box with tournament logo and CFR logo.

You can fish anywhere in Texas waters. Guides are allowed whether hired or fishing alone for prizes. Weigh(photo)-in is from 2-4:30.

There will be a huge assortment of raffle items, some silent auction items, and great prizes. Here is what we have so far for prizes:

BOAT (redfish): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-Yeti Cooler; 3rd-TFO Fly Reel
BOAT (open species): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-hand made redfish platter; (no 3rd place as of now)

KAYAK (redfish): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-Yeti Cooler; 3rd-TFO Fly Reel
KAYAK (open species): 1st-TFO Fly Rod; 2nd-hand made redfish platter; (no 3rd place as of now)

There is also a separate set of prizes for the top 2 Women Anglers:
1st-Fly Rod (type TBD); 2nd-Pink Fly reel to go with the rod

Sponsors: TFO has always been a huge supporter and continue to offer their full support. Hell's Bay Boatworks has stepped up this year and made a very large cash contribution. J. Stockard; Sportsman's Finest in Austin is loading us up; Swan Point Orvis; likely Greune Outfitters, Stiffy and many others. We're always looking for more support - whether product donations for raffle; guided trips for silent auction; or cash.

I know I've talked with a few of you Honkeys that said you'd come down for it. Hope you can still make it.

General info on the tournament, application, rules, sponsors, etc. can be found on website

And, here's a little info on CFR's Texas retreats

I'll also throw up a few pics of a retreat our money helped to support

General Discussion / Re: Port Mansfield 5-4 & 5-6, 2012
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:43:01 AM »
So you didn't even have a fly rod with you? WOW I will start to arrange our summer outing down to the Arroyo Colorado.  I bet you wanna go!
So  far I have heard from George S, Mike Q., myself, Scott B., and a few others who want to go.  I am thinking Thursday thru Sunday.

2012 and previous / Re: May Saltwater Outing
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:37:21 AM »
Maybe we can delay this a week or two to suit some of the others too.  We have only Me and Mike Q signed up to this point.

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