3rd Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip, 2017-05-13 (date locked)

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  3rd Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip, date locked

When:    13th of May 2017

Where:      Headquarters: Spencer Canoe: 9515 FM 1976, Martindale, TX 78655

Pre-Registration MUST be made in advance for camping, kayak rental, or the trip.

How to sign up: Evite Link

Start Time:  Meet at 8:00 AM Saturday

End Time:    5:00 PM

Trip Leader:  Skip

Phone:       (7I3) 822(dash)OO69

e-mail:     skipdonovan1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Trip Description: Fish the day away with Hill Country expert guide Kevin Hutchinson, for bass, bluegill and other native species, all the while enjoying a peaceful float down the tranquil waters of the San Marcos River.

The 3rd Annual Clarke Thornton San Marcos River Trip is on the 13th of May, not the 20th.  It is being hosted by Skip.  There has been a campsite reserved at Spencer’s Canoe & Shady Grove Campground.  Us the names of “Skip Donovan” or  “Texas FlyFishers” when you reserve your campsite or your kayak.


How to get waiver forms: Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  The Link to the form

Cost: $20 payable to Leader, $5 shuttle fee to Kevin

Warning:  You will not be considered as signed up until the fees are paid.

Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/zT1eMXgz8gE2

About the area: San Marcos River

The analysis has found the San Marcos River to be one of the most popular recreational rivers in Texas. The river rises at Aquarena Springs within the city limits of San Marcos, flowing approximately 75 miles through heavily wooded banks to join the Guadalupe River. A wide variety of water types, including a few rapids, many small riffles and an abundance of clear, quiet pools are present. Average width of the stream is 30 feet; however, it narrows between steep banks in its lower reaches. In periods of low water, numerous log jams are found, especially downriver.

Important items:

  • 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:
3-7 wt rod

Recommended Flies:
Swamp Monsters,
Woolly Buggers,

3rd Annual Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip May 13, 2017 – The 3rd Annual Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip will be on May 13, 2017. As in the past, this trip will be hosted by Texas Hill Country guide, Kevin Hutchison. The San Marcos is a spring fed river which gives the water a clarity that makes it one of the nicest rivers in Texas. If you have been on either of the 2 past trips, you will know that Kevin provides a first class shore lunch along the way. Kevin can answer any questions you have regarding your morning fishing, so you are well prepared for the afternoons fishing. We will be fishing mainly for bass and brim. Prior to getting on the river, Kevin will provide each fisherman with a box of flies and a leader suitable for fishing this river For those who want to come out the night before, we will reserve a camp site at the Shady Grove campground, 9515 FM 1979, Martindale, TX. 78655. If you are in need of a kayak or just camping out for the night, you must make arrangements with Pat prior to arrival. Their phone number is (512) 357-6113. Mark this date on your calendar as a must do, you will not regret it. Skip Trip Leader: Skip Donovan; Phone: (seven one three) 8 two two – double zero69; E-mail: donovans2 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net South Llano River Float

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