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Outing Information Only / Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Louisiana Marshes
« Last post by Puck on September 18, 2015, 04:41:30 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Louisiana Marshes

When: Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2015
 
Where: The marshes of Lake Calcasieu about 17 mikes south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
 
Start Time: Fish Fry hosted by Contraband Fly Casters on Friday night (time to be determined) - Captains meeting and boat assignments - Fishing at sunrise on Saturday morning.  Got question?? Call

End Time:    Sunday: Fishing at your discretion.  Check out 11:00 am.
Trip Leader:  Skip Donovan
Phone:  c: 713-822(dash)(zero)(zero)69
e-mail:    skipdonovan(won)(at)sbcglobal(dot).net

Trip Description: Friday evening (time to be determined):  Fish fry and power-point presentation on fishing Lake Calcasieu, courtesy of our hosts the Contraband Fly Casters. Captains meeting and boat assignments.  Saturday: Exploring the marshes of Lake Calcasieu with members of the Contraband Fly Casters, in search of big Reds.

How to sign up:
1.  Don't sign Up Here (see #3)
2. Or on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting. 
3. Due to problems signing up on the web lately it would be advisable to e-mail the trip leader. Boat assignments for non-boat owners and camp house reservations are on a first come basis. Space is limited.
 
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here.  Required Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  (need the link here to be updated "Puck")

Cost: Gas for your boat Captain. Shared cost of camp house for two nights (will be determined by number of those sharing same). Space is limited.

Directions: Will be provided prior to departure.
 
About the area:  Lake Calcasieu is a brackish lake in southwestern Louisiana.  The lake is also known as Big Lake by the locals.  Big Lake is well known among anglers of the Gulf Coast as a destination for large Reds in both size and numbers.  Specs (spotted sea trout) are another favorite target of anglers visiting the Big Lake and Specs of seven pounds and larger are not uncommon.

Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Non-members can join the Texas FlyFishers at the event (make check payable to the Texas FlyFishers)
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• VHF radio, channel 69

Recommended Equipment:
7-9 wt rods.  Conventional equipment dependent on wind conditions.

Recommended Flies:
Clousers
Redfish crack
Crab patters

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Last post by Puck on September 17, 2015, 06:52:11 PM »
Dropbox set up for the trip, and draft report will go to the participants this weekend, before making public.

Puck
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Outing Information Only / Re: TFF Outing: RedFish Rodeo Rockport
« Last post by msmalley on September 17, 2015, 01:47:37 PM »
Looking for a place to stay, Anyone have an opening in a room for Fri and Sat night?

Cheers,

Mike
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Sorry Puck but I won't be attending Oktoberfisch this year. I have been told that I have a previous commitment that weekend.

Tight lines, Chris
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Do we have a volunteer to cook eggs?

Texas FlyFishers has been asked to help with breakfast, but so far I have no name to give to the Fredricksburg contact. 

This is event is coming up shortly.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: TFF Outing, Fishing the Sabine River, September 26th, 2015
« Last post by Puck on September 17, 2015, 04:41:46 AM »
From Crawford, he was in a tiny kayak:

"Tell everybody to bring a life vest. You don’t have to wear it but have to carry it. I got a $50 fine for not having one and had to get out of the 4 foot of water. Of course it was on the flipping Louisiana side. That state! I told the guy it was a surf board. He didn’t go for it."

Puck
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Events and Information / Business Class Support, 2016
« Last post by Puck on September 16, 2015, 09:55:30 AM »
1/22 - Introduction, Equipment
One more volunteer needed

2/5 - Casting
8-15 volunteers needed

2/19 - Fly Tying
8-12 volunteers needed

3/4 - If needed as an alternative date or 4/1 (3/18 is Spring Break)
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Outing Information Only / Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Last post by Puck on September 16, 2015, 09:30:38 AM »
Anybody going to post a report with pictures? Fishing was good, bad, or Skips case UGLY? Who caught what and how many? Sorry I could not make this adventure. But I'm sure glad I stayed had issues on 2 projects that needed immediate decisions.  All is good now. ;D
Please report here and not on Facebook.

As soon as I can plant my feet for more than a few hours, I set up drop box and work on the report.

BTW, the Lonestar Fly Fishers  in Tyler is a great group, and I think we should team up with them as much as possible.

Skip and I met them last night.


Puck
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Outing Information Only / Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Last post by Golden on September 16, 2015, 07:38:35 AM »
Anybody going to post a report with pictures? Fishing was good, bad, or Skips case UGLY? Who caught what and how many? Sorry I could not make this adventure. But I'm sure glad I stayed had issues on 2 projects that needed immediate decisions.  All is good now. ;D
Please report here and not on Facebook.
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Is this normal?


Puck, define normal?
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