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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2014, 03:47:43 AM »
No. This is November 22nd. The Guadalupe is December 6th
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2014, 07:35:45 PM »
Louisiana Marsh Update-

As you, the regulars of The Forum, know I don't frequent this site.  I much prefer to discuss trips by phone and e-mail.  But, for your benefit here is what I have to date.  The official date of the trip is Saturday, November 22nd.  I and several others are going up on Friday, the day before, to do a little exploring and fishing, as I have never been to Lake Calcasieu before. 

The Contraband Fly Casters (CFC), out of Lake Charles, Louisiana will be our hosts.  There will be a Captains Meeting on Friday evening at 6:00 pm at Jason's Deli located at 3527 Ryan Street in Lake Charles.  They had originally planned on having a fish fry at the same venue they hold their Expo at but due to the small amount of fishers signed up for the trip it was decided to get a room at a restaurant instead to save the expense.  At the meeting there will be a speaker by the name of Bill Heugel the subject of which will be Fish Senses. 

Following Bill's presentation we will have a general discussion on where and when we will meet the following day.  This decision will be based on water conditions on Saturday.  It has been discussed to probably get on the water early, fish till lunch or so, and then go back out again later in the day.  That may or may not be the final plan, just something that was discussed.  We will also assign fishers without boats to the various captains with space.  As of this date the CFC can take at least three fishers and we can take about three as well.  That will fit our needs as it stands but several people who have talked about joining us on this trip have not signed up, making it terribly hard to plan anything.

I have secured a lake house on Lake Calcasieu that will sleep eight to ten fishers.  Six spots are taken but we can add a couple of cots if necessary.  As it stands, it'll probably run about $40 per person for the two nights lodging but that will depend on the final count. 

From what I've been able to find out, a Louisiana non-residence fishing license will run $17.50 per day or $90.00 for an annual.  Seniors, over the age of sixty-five, who currently hold a senior saltwater fishing license in the State of Texas do not need any additional license.  The State of Louisiana will accept that license for fishing anywhere within the state, likewise Texas accepts theirs.  Now, please double check this yourself.  I talked to the Louisiana Captain of Enforcement and he quoted this to me but I had worked my way through several people from the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department and none of them mentioned a word about it.

Want to discuss any of this?  Have any questions that I didn't cover?  Pick up the phone and give me a call.  I'm easy to get ahold of.

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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2014, 12:54:46 PM »
Thank you, Skip! I appreciate your work on this outing.
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2014, 06:13:52 AM »
I an in on this outing and  signed up on the "signup" outing sheet. Will be looking for a place to stay Friday and Saturday night.

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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2014, 11:19:34 AM »
 :'(  Sorry guys cannot make it to Louisiana,, Going to see Grand kids for Thanksgiving.. Good Luck!! I always wanted to fish this lake too.. one day I will..
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2014, 10:26:01 PM »
Alright Guys, it's getting closer to the actual date of the Louisiana Marsh outing, so a little update. Talked to Jeff Ferguson, a member of the Contraband Fly Casters, Monday morning.  He said that water conditions on the lake were great.  If there are no heavy rains, to muddy things up, between now and the event itself we should have a great trip.  He was out chuckin' plugs for specs on Sunday and ran into a pod of reds and limited out in no time. (His words, not mine). He said his group was looking forward to meeting us Friday night (Nov. 21st) and getting out on the water with us Saturday. If you haven't signed up yet you'd better get it done.  As things stand now we're getting a little tight on room but we can always fit a few more in. 
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2014, 04:43:36 PM »
Sounds like everything is coming together Skip.  Unfortunately this weekend my eldest daughter is having an early family Thanksgiving dinner as her mom (my ex) will be in town for a convention so I must pass on this one. We are also scheduled for family photo shoot at her new home too. Sorry the redfish will have to wait until January/February for me. Here's to you guys having a "whale" of a time!
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 12:05:34 PM »
Regretfully, the Contraband Fly Casters and I have decided to cancell the Louisiana Marsh Trip scheduled for November 22nd. This was due to pending bad weather for the entire weekend. Perhaps we may reschedule
the trip.....keep an eye on the forum.
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November CANCELLED due to inclement weather
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2014, 07:31:15 AM »
Wasn't there already a make up date? If it is rescheduled I probably can go. Just busy the previously scheduled weekend. Let us know ASAP Skip.  Hopefully you'll visit the forum site again soon.  :o
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November CANCELLED due to inclement weather
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2014, 02:39:56 PM »
Please wake up Skip! We need to know the make up date? Have you talked with the CFF? Let us know quickly so we can adjust our calendars. Just because it rain this week doesn't usually call off the event. SKIP CAN YOU HEAR ME! Turn on your earpiece or at least your computer.  What do the guys is LA want to do?
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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November CANCELLED due to inclement weather
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2014, 03:12:49 PM »
Just spoke with Skip...NO MAKE UP DATE! Next year we'll move to earlier in the year and plan a make up date..

Thanks to you guys who wanted to go, keep your hats on we're going next year. Planning we"ll include lodging, travel arrangements, Boat schedules, and group arrangements. This trip needs to be more spontaneous as you never know what the weather is going to do. You guys who are retired or are the "masters of your universe" get ready we're going.

For the others, I'll let you know how we do this next January or February. Cause we TFF'ers are going when the going gets good!  I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT ONE OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS TFF'ERS CATCHING A BIG RED FISH 40"+ ON HIS BEAUTIFUL HAND MADE 10 WT. ROD ON A BEAUTIFUL 55 DEG. SUN-SHINING MORNING AND THEN GOING UP TO NOLA TO FINISH THE DAY IN THE QUARTER WITH A GOOD CIGAR AND SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS EATING LIKE A KING WISHING YOU WERE HERE THE WHOLE TIME!  BROTHERS OF THE SALT - DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND. BUDGET $1,000.00 OUGHT TO DO IT IN GRAND STYLE.
Join us if you can, we love to have you. This will be a trip of a lifetime.

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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November CANCELLED due to inclement weather
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2014, 04:07:16 PM »
Here on that you are missing!

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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November CANCELLED due to inclement weather
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2014, 10:56:56 PM »
What did it weigh?

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Re: Louisiana Marshes - November CANCELLED due to inclement weather
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2014, 08:31:12 AM »
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