Author Topic: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Harmon Creek Marina, 2015-03-07  (Read 575 times)

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Texas FlyFishers of Houston  See the update below, about Harmon Creek Marina. 

Event: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass,March 7th, 2015

When:         March 7th, 2015
Where:        Staying at private property.  The GPS coordinates will be sent via e-mail to those that are signed up.  Harmon Creek Marina. 
Start           Dawn
End Time:     Dusk
Trip Leader: Joe C.
Phone:        Check the sign-up sheet when you sign up.
e-mail:       Check the sign-up sheet  when you sign up.

Trip Description: Fishing for white bass as they run up the Trinity River out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn.

How to sign up:
1.  Sign up for March 2015 trip here
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost:   Bring some groceries to share.  Details later.

Directions:  Staying at private property.  The GPS coordinates will be sent via e-mail to those that are signed up.
From HOUSTON - Take I-45 North from Houston, to EXIT 113, toward Riverside. Take Hwy. 19, 10.7 Miles, until you come upon Chevron gas Station on right side Then you will TURN LEFT at next crossover onto Wood Farm Road, and FOLLOW THE YELLOW MARINA SIGNS straight to our gates.
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About the area: Chasing white bass as they run up the Trinity River out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn.  A boat, canoe, or kayak, is needed, or chip in and ride with one of the captians.


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: 
5-8wt with sinking lines

Recommended Flies:
Cyperts minnow
Bendbacks, size 4-8
Clousers

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: March 02, 2015, 09:05:25 AM by Puck »
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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 11:12:17 AM »
Sign-up sheet in place and topic unlocked

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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 10:16:22 AM »
Puck, i am signed up and ready to go :D Rene'

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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 09:41:20 AM »
5 anglers signed up so far.

March 7th is still the target date.

You'll need to bring camping gear, and warm clothes for the night. 

We may be able to have a small campfire.  I'll check with the land owner.  I plan to bring a small stove.  Hotdogs and hamburgers for dinner, and instant oatmeal for breakfast are my plans.  We'll coordinate better about the food when the date gets closer. 

We also will need to watch the weather very close.

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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 10:12:49 AM »
White bass flies for low light conditions:
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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 10:13:00 AM »
Don, will this be shallow water's that we will be wading in? just checking i have never been up that way on the Trinity! :D

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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 10:50:06 AM »
Don, will this be shallow water's that we will be wading in? just checking i have never been up that way on the Trinity! :D

in many places we should be able to wade.  And the water is still in the 50s so a pair of waders will be a good idea.

Details coming soon.

This trip is planned for next weekend!

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Re: Trinity River, LOCATION CHANGED, see new post
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 05:53:08 AM »
Location must be changed.  Our host will be out of country during our schedule trip.

In an panic measure to get us on the water I am going to suggest that we change the location to Newman’s Bottoms, on Yegua Creek (GPS N 30.31845 W 96.71263)

Last night at the meeting I had a couple of suggestions, still at Lake Livingston, that we could pursue.   If one of you guys have an idea, and are willing to lead, speak up and lets go fishing.

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Don C. Puckett
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« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 07:06:15 AM by Puck »
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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 07:07:30 AM »
Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass,March 7th, 2015


The place we're going to is called Harmon Creek Marina. 
Check out the website: (http://www.harmoncreek.com/ )
 
Harmon Creek Marina had their annual white bass tournament last weekend and I found out from the owners that it was "too early" - that's probably good news for our 3/7 weekend.

Easy paddle (boat required, no bank fishing) - no current, sheltered from the wind.

This is in the boonies - no place to go eat nearby so bring all food. Maybe we'll have a fish fry Sat night?

For a fish fry we'll need someone to bring a deep fryer, oil, etc.

Lots of room for camping, nice creek/river with, hopefully, enough fish for everybody. By the way, the owner told me this is also the beginning of the crappie run. Also, rumor has it that there are some stripers in there.

Who knows, this might turn into a regularly scheduled "official" TFF outing if this impromptu test works out.

http://www.harmoncreek.com/directions.html
 From HOUSTON - Take I-45 North from Houston, to EXIT 113, toward Riverside. Take Hwy. 19, 10.7 Miles, until you come upon Chevron gas Station on right side Then you will TURN LEFT at next crossover onto Wood Farm Road, and FOLLOW THE YELLOW MARINA SIGNS straight to our gates.
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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 09:43:58 AM »
Is a kayak required for this trip or is anyone bringing a boat that I could trade beer for a ride?

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Re: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass, 2015-03-07
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2015, 09:58:13 AM »
Is a kayak required for this trip or is anyone bringing a boat that I could trade beer for a ride?

Q wants to run his boat.

Send him a note.

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TFFers,

Lilly and I have rented a cabin that sleeps 6, for Friday and Saturday night at Harmon Creek RV Park & Marina. 

If you are interested in sharing costs (per bed), get in touch with me quickly.  I expect the beds to go quick.

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In the cabin.....

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Rene D.
Mike Q.
Rob K.
Dean K.
Russell C.

Updating as I get the responses.

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The cabin is full, but there are still campsites open.

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My version of the Cypert's minnow that I plan to use on this trip.

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