CANCELLED OUTING: West Fork San Jacinto: Sat, Jan 28; Wading for Bass/sunfish

CANCELLED OUTING: Storm did a number on the River. Flows too high. Sat, Jan 28 Wading West Fork San Jacinto Hitting deep pools, log jams etc. with a target on bass and sunfish.  River bottom can be sandy, muddy, and you will need to traverse brush.  This wade is characterized as “moderate”. My thoughts are to wade downstream for a couple hrs, then turn around and head back up to the car park.  This is “Wade #4 ” out of Robert McConnell’s new book Fly Fishing Houston and Southeastern Texas, which is available on Feb 7. Call or Email leader (No Evite will be set up)

CANCELLED: OUTING: West Fork San Jacinto: Sat, Jan 28; Wading for Bass/sunfish

OUTING: Sat, Jan 28 Wading West Fork San Jacinto Hitting deep pools, log jams etc. with a target on bass and sunfish.  River bottom can be sandy, muddy, and you will need to traverse brush.  This wade is characterized as “moderate”. My thoughts are to wade downstream for a couple hrs, then turn around and head back up to the car park.  This is “Wade #4 ” out of Robert McConnell’s new book Fly Fishing Houston and Southeastern Texas, which is available on Feb 7. Call or Email leader (No Evite will be set up)

EVENT: Speaker, Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 “Puck” flyfishing for Texas Sheepshead

I know we all were looking forward to Ron's presentation. It is still going to happen, but not this month. And no, that is not my photo, but one shared by a club member. Here is what we have in store for our January monthly meeting. "Puck" (Don C. Puckett, SFC, US Army [retired]) and TPWD Angler Ed. Certified Instructor will tell you how he fishes for, and sometimes catches sheepshead, on the Texas coast. We plan to have some folks tie sheepshead flies before the meeting. A "give away" table will be set up, and if we can arrange it, we hope to have a few door prizes.

EVENT: 30th Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival Featuring Fly Designer and Author Charlie Craven

30 th Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, Featuring Fly Designer and Author Charlie Craven Saturday, February 4, 20238:00 am – 4:00 pm   Charlie Craven is respected around the world for his innovative fly designs and fly tying skills. The Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival attracts tyers of all disciplines from all over Texas and neighboring states. . Read more

Report: GRTU Youth Camp, 2023-01

Each year in January, the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Chapter sponsors a Youth Camp at Rio Guadalupe Resort. The primary leader for years has been Dakus Geeslin. He has a great time working with him. It is a great camp. There were 26 youth at the camp this year. The official camp started Saturday moving with the youth helping with the trout stocking—transporting fish from the truck to the river. Then we watched them shoot some from the “canon” into the river off a bridge. The kids really loved this experience.  Throughout the rest of the day Saturday, there were sessions on topics such as: the role of game wardens, panel discussion with guides, Fly Fishing 101, fly tying, tying knots, stream health and bugs, casting, and research projects on trout.  Sunday morning was set aside for fishing. Ten guides volunteered their time and brought rafts and boats to take the kids out for a half day of fishing, In addition, we had some other guides that took some of the kids wade fishing. I think all of the kids caught some fish. I was quite impressed with this wonderful gift of time and talent by the guides.

Report: East Matagorda, looking for a kayak launch 2023-01-22

Q and I took a road trip with a few ideas in mind: Find a place to launch a kayak in support of https://texasflyfishers.org/2023/01/13/prison-permit-roundup-2023/ Run down the beach and see if we can a place to launch kayaks to fish the SW corner of East Matagorda Bay Get as close as we could to our marked honey hole by travelling down the beach Identify any costs that outsiders, such as us, would not normally know about. Here is what we learned: