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Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:55:57 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Irish Backyard Bayou Adventure

When:    Saturday, March 17th, 2012                ST PATRICK'S DAY!    
Where:       Map from the center of Houston
Start Time:  After breakfast, TBD
End Time:    Sundown
Trip Leader: Golden and Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        PM here

Trip Description:   FISHERS MUST BE WEARING GREEN while walking the banks of White Oak Bayou in search of big green "trout".  Failure to do so may result in being responsible to provide the green dye for the liquid refreshments!
How to sign up: Sign Up On Line Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your partner with a few dollars for his beer, though.)

Directions:    Map from the center of Houston

 
About the area: Yes this is a well kept Bayou, however the banks can be pretty steep.  Also, since this is a Houston Bayou you might expect to see snakes and critters of all kinds so... care should be taken by all.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
3-5wt fly rod with floating line

Recommended Flies:
Flashy Subsurface Minnow looking flies
More to follow

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.  This doesn't apply this time, but still a good idea.
• Sign in and sign out at the meeting site.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 08:32:29 AM by Golden »

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 08:40:10 AM »
In the process of updating.

More to follow.

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 12:09:54 PM »

Just talked to Golden about this. Might work for the 17th (St Patrick's Day)  or 18th or the next week. Brown water & green beer anyone?  :P
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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 02:17:35 PM »
I agree with Wormdrowner on this one - either of the next two weekends would be better!

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:56:48 AM »
We have a new date:

17th of March, 2012  (Saint Patrick's Day)

Details to follow.

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 07:14:02 AM »
Sounds good to me.  A good meeting point is the Citgo Filling Station on the corner of Hollister and West Little York. Let's say around 9:00 am Saturday March 17th.  If you missed us go down hollister (now called Fairbanks White Oak dr) around left hand turn to Woodland Oaks Dr.  Turn right and follow to Shady Grove Dr., turn right go to last street (Loren Dr.) and turn left to cul de sac...park and proceed down into the Bayou you'll know what to do once there!

Bring cooler full of beer, sandwiches, chips or what ever.  there is also a chance we will be hitting the Sonic for lunch too. so we can discuss that as we get nearer to our outing. 

Bass should be plentyfull.  If we have a hard rain during the preceeding week we'll need at least four days for the Bayou to clear out. Keep in touch.  We'll make this a fun time for sure and it is close to home (WOOHOO).  See you there.

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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 05:48:41 AM »
Map from the cneter of Houston

Hope this helps.

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 06:15:27 AM »
Will have to drive up and check it out... and do a little fish-n.

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 06:21:07 AM »
17THMar sounds good my I join you...


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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 08:12:44 AM »
All are welcome! Remember to sign up in the top thread so we have a good idea who is coming.  I will get a hold of Dave K., Nigel and George S. as well as others I think would like to attend.

Now for those that want to be successful...look back at some of my previous Bayou fishing trecks and look cafefully at the flys that I used.  Nigel tied up some real doozies that worked well. 

Hunter gave me a fly that scored three fish over 3.0 lbs.!


Mike Arnold tied this one up from chartruse/yellow/marine blue craft fur, clouser style with big black beadhead eyes.


There are two other flys that were money too.
This one was probably the best hands down.

Next fish Note same fly.

Believe it or not another fish on same fly note where fly is position in fishes mouth.

Here's the next fish from the same hole.  This place was loaded.

Here is a (too) closeup of the fly.  not a good picture but you can see it good in other picts.

Hard to see but you get the picture.

Mind you these aren't small flys.  Mike Arnolds clouser minnows are #4 hooks and they work well.


The long reddish-orange fly at the very bottom was killer!  Well I hope this helps and of course ...and as always tie one of each the above and submit to the committee for field evaluation testing.  Results will be published herin and Stars shall be born!
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 08:15:07 AM by Golden »
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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »
Add me to the list of green-wearin' bank walkers. Will be fun.

Saw the photos of snakes - I'm suggesting stingray leggings!

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 05:43:06 PM »
George, you big sissy! Those snakes'll just give you a little love peck, that's all!  ;D
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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 06:41:01 PM »
I don't know how many minutes I've stood and waited while a wash tub of moccasins dropped off into the water so I could fish around the log jam they occupied sunning themselves. Never that I remember did one swim over to where I waited on the river bank.

you want to sneak up on the fish, not the snake.  Find a happy noise level.

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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 07:05:04 PM »
WE'LL BE OK IF PUCK DECIDES TO JOIN US!
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Re: Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 07:15:13 PM »
I am there! 

There are too many opportunities to see "somebody" fall into the water, and I will have my camera.....   ;D

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