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)
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Bolivar Marshes: March 10-12
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Weekend trip. See website post.
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)
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.
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
Reposting this as so far I have not had any response! Folks! Our 2023 Trout in the Classroom project will kick off on February 2nd when we are able to pick up our eggs from GRTU. Unfortunately this year I am unavailable on the pick up date and so I am looking for a few … Continue reading Reminder! Help needed for the Trout in the Classroom project!
The Rod Building Class, part 1, was held on Saturday, January 21. Eight participants showed up to build. For most of them, they were are able to: Locate spines on rods Install reel seats Install handles Grind guide feet Mark spacing for guides Tie on a few guides
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.
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:
On February the 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm, the Texas Council FFI will be holding its first Quarterly Meeting LIVE from the Fort Worth Fly Fishers Meeting. In that regard and as part of the meeting, Russell Husted, will be presenting the second topic in a seasonal series which will be on the topic of … Continue reading EVENT: White Bass Presentation – February 7, 2023
We fly fished for everything in the river but primarily were catching Guadalupe Bass mixed in with a few pan fish. Guadalupe Bass are native to only a few Texas Rivers in the Edwards Plateau and can't be located anywhere else. They are smaller than large mouth bass but fight ferociously for their size. We had a 25-30 fish day and were tired and happy at the end.
Our current Freshwater Chair is ready to pass the reins. The duties of this chair are to coordinate, but not necessarily lead, the club’s freshwater fishing trips. If you are interested, get in touch with “Puck”, Chris S. Eric R. "Q", Taylor G. or John E.