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August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:40:17 PM »
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Event:


When:        August 25th
Where:   Bolivar Pocket (by the North Jetty)
Start Time:   7 AM
End Time:   3 PM
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:   713-213-80 three 7 or alternatively  713-213-81 five 0
e-mail:  MFQuigley at Yahoo.com       

Trip Description: I talked to Marcos today and based on what he has heard, he suggested that we hit the Bolivar pocket near the North jetty. This would allow both kayaks & wading If the wind is not what want, we can slip over to the other side of the peninsula and fish Sievers Cut.

I will post map links, directions, etc. in the near future,

How to sign up: Sign Up 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 boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:   
 
About the area: This should be fine for both kayakers and waders. The bottom is sandy with some mud in spots.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
PFD if fishing from a kayak!

Recommended Equipment:  7wt - 9 wt. Might use a 10 if some jacks show up.

Recommended Flies: Clousers, SeaDucers,

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.

« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 08:13:51 AM by Wormdrowner »

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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 04:48:25 PM »
The website has this,  Local Salt Water Locations

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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 06:27:13 PM »
Sounds like fun and there is plenty of beach front to check pout too.  I'll see if I can get a Kayak lined up.  Also the week before Labor Day so all should be rather quiet.
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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 11:20:18 PM »
Mike, y ou interested in buying a kayak..... I'm looking to sell mine.

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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 10:29:47 AM »
I'm going to do my best to make this one.  Been wanting to fish the Bolivar Pocket for years.

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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 12:42:13 PM »
Dave kayak ownership is not in my future but thanks for the offer.
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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 06:08:52 PM »
Let's meet at the the end of Rettilon Rd. There is beach access there. It is a popular spot, which mean it may be popular with dishonest folks. Be prudent with what you leave in your vehicles.

As I said, if the winds don't co-operate (e.g. out of the East), we can fish the backside of the peninsula, which s/b a bit more protected.
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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 11:02:53 AM »
Would anyone be interested in moving this date to a Sunday, possibly the 19th, since the 25th is the freshwater outing date to the San Marcos River which sounds like a good trip also? Quigley has said he would be open to this.

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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 12:11:45 PM »
Just an FYI: I cannot do it Saturday the 18th as it's Tracy's birthday and I'll get scalped if I even think about going fishing......
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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 02:48:49 PM »
...and scalping Quigley wouldn't take long! ;D
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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 03:00:51 PM »
I just looked at this location on the map...it is definitely not what I would call a sight fishing venue. Is the water clear this time of year?  It isn't in the east bay.  Safety would be at a premium due to the large ship traffic thru the jetties.  Has anyone ever fished this location? I would suggest that Marcos come along since it was his idea! If you hook a big fish you"re in for a Nantucket Slay ride at the least.  Are we talking big equipment.  Need more data!
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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 12:41:40 PM »
I'm in for the 25th.

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Re: August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 01:12:19 PM »
Come on folks. We need you to sign up for this. 
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