John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2019-04-27-0700am

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 occurrence. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last three years.”

When: April 27th, 2019

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Harmon Creek report 2019-03

17 anglers hit the water at Harmon Creek Marina.  The last kayak launched at 0830.

One canoe. 15 kayaks

Some of the group made it all the way to the brown house.

I think Q caught the most fish, with a suspended presentation.

White bass, yellow bass, and a large catfish were hooked, but not all came to hand.

About 2 dozen fish were caught, with most of them being in the small->tiny range.

Campfire Friday night was well attended.

Campfire after fishing was the potluck, and once again there was plenty of food, and variety.

Sunday morning 2 intrepid anglers hit the water as most of the others made their way home.

A few of us sat around enjoying the weather around what was left of the campfire Sunday morning.

 

Speaker-March 2019 Monthly Meeting; Pat Vanek

Our speaker for the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 monthly meeting will be Pat Vanek who will be telling us all about fly fishing for white bass and hybrids.

Pat has been fly fishing for spring run white bass in central Texas for over 25 years and over those years, he has learned how to successfully find and catch white bass as they travel upstream from reservoirs to spawn. Pat says: “Someone once said that white bass are the perfect fly rod fish, if not, they are close”.  Although they can be caught in deep, slower pools, his favorite way to target them is in crystal clear, skinny, flowing water. Most times in this scenario, Pat says you can see the fish take the fly! In addition to white bass, he has been known to throw a fly at everything that might eat one, bass, carp, channel cat, drum, reds, sunfish…you name it!

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching and participating in some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

https://texasflyfishers.org

Windknots – March 2019

In this issue…

  • I know it’s a bit early BUT…It’s Auction Time
  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – March Monthly Meeting, Education, Casting, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2019 Club Activities Calendar – March thru July
  • Members Outings Report – Louisiana Jumbo Redfish, Lagniappe – “Don’t Mess with Texas”
  • Fly of The Month – The Common Craw

Windknots Mar 2019

Trout in the Classroom Update

Sorry it has taken a while for an update on the club trout tanks – unfortunately we had a rough time this year with hatching the eggs and lost a lot compared with previous years. This years eggs are brown trout, as opposed to rainbows in all previous years, and came from a new hatchery so its been a steep learning curve this time round. However all 14 tanks are still going and we still have 100’s of baby brown trout growing on and seemingly now healthy and feeding well!