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Dave Kelly:
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:

Alert -- Date ChangeWhen:                     May 5, 2012       
Where:                   CHRISTMAS BAY       
Start Time:             7:00AM 
End Time:              4:00PM   
Trip Leader:           MIKE QUIGLEY
Phone:                   713-213-8150       
e-mail:                   mfquigley@yahoo.com       
 
Trip Description:    KAYAKING CHRISTMAS BAY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader noted above.
How to get waiver forms: Download here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
Cost: No anticipated cost

Directions:    I-45 SOUTH TO GALVESTON TEXAS, TURN RIGHT ONTO 61ST STREET AND TAKE TO SEAWALL DRIVE, TURN RIGHT TILL YOU CROSS THE TOLL BRIDGE AT SAN LUIS PASS.  PROCEED STRAIGHT TILL YOU HIT THE PARK ROAD THAT TAKES YOU DOWN TO THE RAMP   
 
About the area: EVERYTHING FROM SHALLOW MARSH TO DEEP PASS FISHING.


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

Recommended Equipment: 7-8 WTS. FLOATING LINES FOR THE FLATS AND INTERMEDIATE OR SINK TIP LINES FOR DEEPER WATER FISHING

Recommended Flies: CLOUSERS, SEADUCERS, BENTBACK RATTLE FLYS

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.

Wormdrowner:
Looking forward to taking the SS Love Barge out on its maiden club outing!

Golden:
CONGRATULATIONS MIKEY ON YOUR NEW PERSONAL WATER CRAFT.  HOWEVER, DOES THE SS STAND FOR SINKING SHIP?  BETTER CHECK YOUR PM'S

Wormdrowner:
We will meet at the ramp at Ernie's Too. I stole the directions from the P.A.C.K. site

http://www.packtx.org/More/HelpfulStuff/MapsandDirections/ChristmasBaylaunchatErniesToo.aspx

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/coastal/christmas_bay/
The turn is CR 257S

Golden:
OK!  THANKS FOR LEADING THIS OUTING MIKE.  SO ALL OF YOU GUYS WITH THE NEW KAYAKS JOIN-UP WITH THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ACCOMPLISHED 'YAK'ERS SO THAT THERE IS AN EVEN SPREAD OF KNOWLEDGE.  THAT MARSH ISLAND BY THE PARK IS AWESOME DURING A HARD INCOMING TIDE CONCENTRATE ON THE HARD SAND SHORELINES.

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