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Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details added 2014-10-01
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:59:47 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Back to Damon 7 Lakes


When: October 11th, 2014 (2014-10-11-0700)       
Where:     Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx   
Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:   Puck
Phone:      281 dash ate 65 minus 3 to 16 
e-mail:     doncpuckett at gee mail, or Send PM here, or post up.   

Trip Description:

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:  $35  for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues.

Directions:  http://www.mjacompany.com/directions.html
 
About the area: http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html  "Damon's Seven Lakes is a beautiful one-of-a-kind private fishing club located in Damon, Texas just west of Highway 36 between Rosenburg and West Columbia. Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurance. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last two years."


Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• 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: 
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
BBB
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.


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 roll-up door.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 03:47:29 PM by Puck »

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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 06:00:16 AM »
Unlocked.

Let the planning begin!!

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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details to follow
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 11:03:56 AM »
Gentlemen,

When the new sign-up sheet was implemented, the previous signers were erased. Unfortunately, I didn't copy those signers down as I did with the RR. That said, Please go back and sign-up again so that we have an accurate headcount. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details to follow
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 02:34:44 PM »
How much do kayaks cost to rent up there?
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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details to follow
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 09:41:11 AM »
How much do kayaks cost to rent up there?

Bob,

I am not aware of kayaks to rent at D7Ls, but you could call and ask.

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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details added 2014-10-01
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 08:30:04 AM »
Details are updated.

This Saturday is the event.

Bring kids!

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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details added 2014-10-01
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 06:13:39 AM »
Temperature will be between 72°F and 85°F all day.

I wonder how well poppers will work this time of year?

I plan to find out.

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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details added 2014-10-01
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 01:47:38 PM »
The Secretary of War and I are both looking forward to this one.
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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, Report
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 11:16:49 AM »
We only had 10 TFF members show up for the event.  The weather was definitely a deciding factor.  We had light rain in the morning, and a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

The front moving in slowed things down considerably.

The fish were about as closed mouthed as they get at D7Ls.  Everybody caught something, but not the numbers, or sizes that D7Ls is know for. 

S1B, Puck's spider, squrat, and a few other tried and true flies put fish to hand.

Lilly was with me so I was landlocked.  No kick-boat or canoe for me.  :(

John S. had a nifty new rig.  I didn't get any pictures of it, but he sure did look comfortable.

I have a few pictures, and I will post what I can.

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« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 11:38:21 AM by Puck »
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Re: Back to Damon 7 Lakes - October 11th, details added 2014-10-01
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 09:04:20 AM »
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To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!