Prison Permit Invitational – March 12th

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  Prison Permit Invitational

When:     12th of March 2016

Where:      West Moring Dock Park, Sargent, Texas

Start Time:  7:30 AM

End Time:    When we get bored or 3 PM, whichever is first.

Trip Leader:  Mike “Golden” Graham
Phone:       832-dos-nueve-ocho-three-eight-five-five
e-mail:     mgraham-rrsm at comcast dot net

Trip Description:

The convicts are on the loose again and we need your help rounding them up! It’s time for the annual Prison Permit Invitational. We will meet up at the park across the ICW at 7:30 and spend the day chasing those pesky convicts (sheepsheads). The angler with the most captured convicts is named head warden for the year. 

How to sign up: 1. Evite (preferred) 2. 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: Your food, transportation, and lodging/camping fees.

Directions:  See link above

About the area: East Matagorda Bay. Some firm bottom, but also some muck/marsh.Lots of shell reefs, so be careful!!

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 Repellent
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Handheld VHF

7-9 wt rod


food & drink

Recommended Flies:

Reverse Green Weenies

Crab flies.

Most any small, dark fly is worth a shot.

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.

11 thoughts on “Prison Permit Invitational – March 12th

  1. If you are planning on staying down in Sargent, please let Mike G. or Michael Q know as bunk space is limited. Also, in your response, please advise if you; A) have a boat B) if so, how many passenger can you take or C) if you need a space on a boat. This is critical as space is even more limited!


      • Unless they find fish at the eastern end of the bay. I have heard that there are sheepshead near the mouth of the creek from one of my staff who has a house there.


  2. Pre-fished last week, water was crystal clear down at the south end. Fish were scarce but the clouds moved in on us and made visibility difficult. They were there , we just couldn’t see them. This outing always is super fun. Make sure you bring plenty of brown water!


  3. Though it looks like rain all week, the weekend should be fine. Because of the limited freshwater inflow into East Matty, the bay should still be in decent shape (keeping my fingers crossed)!


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