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2015 Saltwater Outings
« on: August 26, 2014, 07:58:36 AM »
While we have a few traditional outings (POC one fly, Prison Permit, Redfish Rodeo), we also have room for other outings. I'd like to solicit from you some suggestions on places that you might like to fish. Please post your suggestions here and if feasible, I'll try to get them on the 2015 schedule. 

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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 09:00:28 AM »
Anahauc flats.

San Luis Pass

Brown and Roots flats

Bolivar (Stingaree)

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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 09:04:31 AM »
those all sound good.

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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 11:34:20 AM »
We already have three of those on our annual outing list.
 
Christmas Bay - San Luis Pass normally held in March - April Trip mostly attended by kayakers
Bolivar/Stingaree - Kayak Trip was just last month.
Brown and Root - We normally hit this location during the Redfish Rodeo and the Sunday after the Fence Lake trip.
Anahauc - a blind sight fisherman's paradise and a great place to wade. REALLY?

How about Sabine Lake (kayaks and boats), Port Mansfield (Fly and/or drive-in weekend trip), Arroyo Creek and Flats (Fly and/or drive-in weekend trip). Guided boat trips
Winter trips to Louisiana Marsh (Dec-Feb), Lower Colorado River at Matagorda (boats and kayaks)

We could delete the fresh water outing budget (since nobody really goes) and pay for airline tickets and hotels for down in the FLORIDA KEYS! YEAAAAAAA BABBBBBBY!!!!!!!!!!!

Most of the saltwater fishers like to go places where we can relax after long wades, cook a delicious meal, get a good nights sleep and do it again the next day. One day trips seem to me to not see as much participation from our members.

There are a few of us trying to put together some long distance trips to the Bahamas, Keys, Mexico, Belize, etc. 
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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 11:52:11 AM »
All those ideas sound good.

Louisiana sounds great, its a world class destination practically in our back yard. I think some of the more distant destinations, Belize, the Bahamas ect have tremendous possibilities. It's very possible to get a good rate if we can get a group together which wouldn't be very difficult.We might even be able to team up with the BTT or one of the other groups/lodges participating in research/tagging efforts on saltwater species

Let me know if I can help. I would like to assist in an effort to line up some of these types of trips.

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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 02:36:29 PM »
Cow Trap
Ceder Lakes
San Bernard River
Chocolate Bay
Bastrop Bay
Lost Lake
The horse shoes and marshes of Bastrop Bayou
Carancahua Bay
Wills Point
St Charles Bay
Mission Bay
The beach between High Island and Bolivar

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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 03:19:36 PM »
Dave these might be places you fished as a youth before the petrochemical business trashed most of the bay systems.  None of these place offers year round sight fishing.  I'm sure they have their good periods but access is pretty limited meaning you have to launch from quite away from the Cow Trap, Chocolate Bay, Bastrop Bay, Lost Lake, Cedar Lakes. If your using a kayak you can be talking a ten mile paddle one way...too far! The bays off the San Jacinto -Ship Channel, though they have fish are still highly polluted and not real safe for a yaker. I'm bettn' you and your daddy used that 3 hp 'rude and the flat bottom to get to these places off dirt roads that have long disappeared!

Mike and Jared Frankoff and I fished the St Charles Bay complex last year during the Redfish Rodeo.  NO SIGHTFISHING TO BE HAD! You can get a boat into Mission Bay without getting stuck in the mud.

Man somebody has to get Dave on the water down in POC just so he can see what we are talking about!
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Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014, 07:36:22 PM »
We used to do pt Mansfield around easter(not on Easter).  Water clear in most wind & it will be windy in mar or April.  Rent a house for a reasonable rate with or without a night fishing dock.
Cookiouts mandatory cause restraints suck.
I ran it 2 or 3 times & all times had to tell people to leave boats at home.  We had too many boats! And didn't want boater owners fishing alone.
Easy to find productive spots for 1st timers.