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East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:45:40 AM »
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Event: Big Speck Hunt


When: April 26 2014       
Where: Sargent        
Start 8:00 AM 
End Time: 3:00 PM   
Trip Leader: M Quigley
Phone: 713-two-one-three-eight-one 50       
e-mail: mfquigley@yahoo dot com       

Trip Description: We will be going back to Sargent & East Matty in pursuit of gator trout! Bring your fighting gear and tangle with one of these bruisers!

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 PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: TBD 

Directions:TBD  
 
About the area:Typical Texas Bay


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: 8 wt 

Recommended Flies: Clousers, seaducers, bendbacks

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: May 27, 2014, 12:21:27 PM by Puck »

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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 12th
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 12:29:18 PM »
Okay - I'll go! Anyone?

...anyone?
Is that a strike indicator or a bobber?

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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 12th
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 12:35:30 PM »
How many are interested in doing an overnight down there? We might do some recon work for Reel Recovery as they may want to have a retreat  there. I need to know fairly quickly so I can reserve a place.
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 01:43:11 PM »
I am moving this date to the 26th. I know is is the same day as the deal at Bridgewater (?), but it really isn't feasible to have it so close to the Christmas Bay outing. The 19th would have been fine, but it's Easter weekend.

Please let me know how many are interested in lodging. Nancy Lappin has a line on some houses down there for a good price.
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 11:14:42 AM »
I am interested in going whenever we have it. 

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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 08:07:02 PM »
I'm in to go
I only fish on days that end in y

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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 05:08:12 AM »
I am moving this date to the 26th. I know is is the same day as the deal at Bridgewater (?), but it really isn't feasible to have it so close to the Christmas Bay outing. The 19th would have been fine, but it's Easter weekend.

Please let me know how many are interested in lodging. Nancy Lappin has a line on some houses down there for a good price.

Bridgeland Event "Nature-Fest"    2014-04-25 (1000-1700)

I'm sure we can get enough guys to cover this.

Go fishing! 

Take pictures, and make us envious!

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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 05:18:08 PM »
Thanks Puck. I hated to walk on your event.  Appreciate the understanding.
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 09:12:25 AM »
I'm going to help Puck at Bridgeland.

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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 06:47:15 AM »
It might be possible for me to attend if I can get back at reasonable time, but this date is the date of my son-in-law's 40th birthday. :P
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2014, 12:16:38 PM »
OK gang, I am pulling this one together now. I need people with boats (as usual). We will be staying at a beachhouse down in Sargent. This is a test run to check out the accommodations for a Reel Recovery retreat to he held later in the year. There will be a cost to cover the lodging. I will have that posted within the next 24 hrs as well as directions.  This can be fished with a kayak in the canals & creek, but I strongly recommend a boat. The boats & lodging will be assigned in order of signup.
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 02:43:29 PM »
So far, Golden, Kevin & I are the only signups. Come on folks.
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 05:18:43 PM »
As I see it we have George, Scott B. Justin, Kevin Mc., Mike Q and I. Hopefully I'll be riding with George. I wont be able to lodge Saturday Night cause I need to be back for SIL party. Mike have you arrange a Friday night dinner for the group yet?  I'll meet down at the same ramp we used last month. Mike I'll contact the normal salties by email blast. You get the lodging location, bed types, and rates as well as if we are going to have a dinner there too or not. I would expect around eight.

UPDATE 4/02/14

Emails were sent to all people on the contact list below and looks like we are getting a good response. If you have signed up or contacted me saying you are attending your name has been removed from the contact list.  Here's an update as of Wed. nite- we now have 11 fishers and six boats!  Way to go guys!  Bill W. told me he had room for a few more guys at his place, so better let me know soon. I'll put you on the board once I have an email from you.  As always, its first come first serve! That's the way we roll around here so if you need a boat or a place to stay you have been warned. Quigley is still working on some other sleeping quarters too.

I spoke with George S.who is going to bring a little of Louisiana to the Friday Night Shin Dig! We're boiling up some Cajun shrimp, corn and taters. We'll need a little ???? to go with bait! You guys in or what? Bill W. you mind if we do sum cook'n out on the back deck? I'm thinking we might get a little pot going for largest fish under the lights...aah you'll have to blow at least .02 or your not IN!

Attending Boat Captains     
George  S.          Rider Scott B.                    George & Scott at Bill's Friday night
Justin P.             Rider Colton D. , Gary E     Justin P. & Colton at Bills Friday Night.
Don H.               Riders Kevin Mc., Dave G.  Don H.  Kevin Mc. @ Bill's Friday Night     
Bill W.               Rider Mike Q.                     Bill W & Mike Q staying at Bill's
Wendell B.          Rider Mike G.                     staying at Wendell's Friday night
Nick S                Rider Mike M.                     Nick driving in Saturday; Mike at Bill's Friday Night

There is a small hotel down in Sargent that has rooms available on a nightly basis. As Bill's place is now full, any others needing to stay might look here for a bed.  The rates are around $95 with two queen beds.  Also you could put a third in with a blow up mattress if you have one to make price a little easier.

I'll contact:       
Dan S.  rider
Gary E.  boat/rider
Travis R rider
Alex B.  rider
Matt B.  rider
Les L.    rider
Kelly H. boat/rider
Joe F.  boat/rider

Also I'll contact some of the folks we met at the show!  This should be easy.


Note from Wormdrowner

Further down this thread, I put a spreadsheet with the boat & lodging details laid out. There is also a link to the hotel for those interested
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 04:13:13 PM by Golden »
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 08:24:00 PM »
Might can bring mine ss down
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Re: East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 07:01:37 AM »
I'm signed up! Put me down for dinner and a bunk somewhere...
Is that a strike indicator or a bobber?