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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Last post by Puck on August 11, 2015, 01:00:37 PM »
Clarke Thornton Memorial?  Did something happen to Clarke?

No, but we are still celebrating him.  You'll have to ask Kevin for the whole story...

Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Last post by Golden on August 11, 2015, 09:33:30 AM »
Clarke Thornton Memorial?  Did something happen to Clarke?
Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Last post by Puck on August 10, 2015, 06:16:33 PM »
General Discussion / Re: Kayak Storage
« Last post by Puck on August 10, 2015, 06:14:00 PM »
Can you hang it from the ceiling?

Or do you "know a guy?"

General Discussion / Kayak Storage
« Last post by StrykerDM on August 10, 2015, 03:15:54 PM »
Hey all,
    Talk about fishing problems...Anybody got any good ideas for storing a fishing kayak when you live in an apartment?  I've been contemplating purchasing a fishing yak but since we just moved to Houston, we're in this apartment at least a year or so.  Don't think the wife wants it behind the couch in the living room and our patio is too small (it'd have to be propped up at an angle and would barely fit).  So far I've just been calling around pricing storage units, so if anybody has any recommendations on a reliable storage unit place or other option, I'd appreciate it.

Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« Last post by Puck on August 10, 2015, 11:12:45 AM »
The map...
Outing Chat / Re: Blast from the past - POC 1 fly 2005
« Last post by Wormdrowner on August 10, 2015, 07:54:19 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Scott! I feel a whole lot better about my own grounding issues this year!  ;D
Outing Chat / Blast from the past - Chandeluer Islands Outing report
« Last post by Scott F on August 09, 2015, 06:24:43 PM »
No trouble on the Double Trouble
Fishing the Chandeluer Islands, fishing from a mothership, having great company, eating great food, catching unimaginable quatinties of trout, catching unimaginable quatinties of redfish.   Sounds great………..well 3 out of 5 isn’t so bad.  I along with numerous other TFF’ers spent 3 great days aboard the luxurious Double Trouble fishing the Chandeluer Islands this past May. 

Several firsts were had on the trip.  David caught his first flounder on the fly followed by his first trout, a nice 22 incher .  Aaron had his first sight casted shark on the fly.

We only had 1 small problem throughout the trip.  On the final day, the boatride was 4.5 hours back to port.  We ran out of beer for the final 3 hours.  I have learned that there is another thing fisherman exaggerate besides their fish, it’s their beer consumption.  I’m still amazed that everyone and I mean everyone claimed to have brought twice as much beer as they individually consumed.  We went to great extents to conserve our supply with Dennis even saving his beer when he stepped off the boat transom and missed the dingy.
Outing Chat / Blast from the past - POC Jetty trip circa 2005
« Last post by Scott F on August 09, 2015, 06:20:40 PM »
Report from POC jetty trip  2005

POC jetty outing ….Scott Fossum reporting
Five adventuresome fisherman and one fisherwoman joined in the fun of the latest saltwater outing at the big jetties in Port O’Connor on Saturday and Sunday June 5th and 6th.  We enjoyed camping, fishing, good food, no mosquitoes, fishing and even catching fish.  Though fishing was slow, all caught trout.  Opinions on the fishing varied, but ask Bruce Heiberg about his 7 trout.  Unlike previous freshwater outing reports or should I call them yarns (or worse), Bruce’s 7 trout was a Boga verified 7 pounder.  In a further attempt for accurate reporting, the exact secret spot where the big trout was caught is shown in the photo.
The forecasted 12 mph winds were a joke with 20+ mph winds encountered.  Fishing at the jetties is dependent on the water clarity and current.  There was strong current our entire 22 hours, but water clarity was the best when we arrived and continually degraded.  Trout and  ladyfish were landed, and one Jack Crevalle hooked but lost after a 15 minute fight do to a cut line.   We fished Saturday night with a light plant and the best fly was a clouser on a sinking line.   The current was strong and the key was getting you fly deep.    We ate till we were stuffed, with burgers and fries Saturday evening and breakfast tacos for Sunday brunch.   
Camping was very enjoyable for June on the Matagorda peninsula.  Not a mosquito was seen and the wind made tents feel air conditioned.  I even used a blanket.  Joining the fun were Ralph Adams, Bruce Heiberg, Bryce Bezant, Jerry Prentice and Elvia Fossum.

Outing Chat / Blast from the past - POC 1 fly 2005
« Last post by Scott F on August 09, 2015, 06:13:02 PM »
2004 POC 1 fly report
makes you want to sign up for the 2016 1 fly

The Pot O’Connor 1 Fly outing on July 30 was a resounding success with 13 fly fishers competing for the rotating crystal trophy that is awarded to the most total inches of fish caught with the 1st fly tied on.  The day started with rain and lightening, but we managed to avoid most of the storms.  Pringle Lake had no rain or lightening and was the lucky spot. 

Almost all caught fish, with the 2 exceptions by the 2 diehards that targeted tarpon.  Their tarpon exploits were hindered by having to run away from the lightening and rain storms that lingered over the northwest part of the bay.  Todd only managed 1 redfish in Pringle, but what a fish, a 28 incher that was tailing.  Joe and Nicholas headed offshore with this being Nicholas’s first time offshore.  Nicholas  had an admirable effort, with two 30 inch king mackerel landed and many larger fish lost. Jeremy was an honest (read dumb) 1 flyer.  He actually gave 2 totals.  His total fish caught and the smaller amount caught on his 1st fly that his 4th fish stole. 

The highlite of the fish tales was yachtsman extrodinare Jerry Loring giving new boatowner and new to POC Joe Burton a boating lesson.  Under Jerry’s expert tutelage and captainship, Joe now knows the proper technique for waving down 4 other fisherman to help push a grounded boat off a sandbar.  Jerry was kind enough to demonstrate this 2 times on 2 different sandbars while driving Joe’s new boat.  In between boating lessons, both Jerry and Joe managed to catch some fish.  Joe was seen muttering at the dinner, but it was hard to determine if the muttering/swearing was 1) never let Jerry drive the boat, 2) never go back to POC or 3) I can’t wait till next year’s 1 fly.  My bet is on number 3.

The luck was with Scott Fossum for the day.  Luck because Jeremy waded left and Scott waded right from the boat.  We both caught our fish within 150 yards of the boat.  Scott managed 7 fish, a 10” & 19” ladyfish, 17” trout, 19.5” red, 21” red, 21” red & 24.5” red for a 132 inch total all from Pringle Lake.  And yes, they were all caught on the 1st fly of the day, an orange and brown VIP popper. 

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