Prison Permit Invitational, 2018

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  Prison Permit Invitational (If you didn’t get your invitation, contact the trip leader “Golden”)

When:     24th of February, 2018

Where:      Matagorda Harbor, County Road 213, Matagorda, TX 77457, USA

Start Time:  7:00 AM                                           End Time:    4 PM

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 0700 and spend the day chasing those pesky convicts (sheepsheads). The angler with the most captured convicts is named head warden for the year.  We are working on lodging.  Details to follow.

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

How to sign up:
1. Email the trip leader
2. Call the trip leader.
3. Evite will not be set up for this event.

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 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!!

Kayaks can easily be launched at Rawling’s Cut, just down the road from where we are staying. Boat launch to kayak launch toute

Important items:

• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  (Can be downloaded above)
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or waterproof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellent
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
• Handheld VHF
• 7-9 wt rod
• Waders
• 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 than 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.

10 thoughts on “Prison Permit Invitational, 2018

  1. Paid up my 2018 dues today and am going to do my best to make this one. Probably going to bring my 7-year old down for this and fish out of the Panga.


  2. Sheephead Check List 2018

    Fly fishing:
    Camera, and spare batteries.
    Fly Rods size 8
    Fly Reels for size 8 with floating line
    Tippet material
    Boga grip

    Wader liner
    Wind/rain jacket
    Jacket liner
    Wading boots
    Fishing gloves/mitts
    Hats, cold weather and fishing
    Hand Towel
    Bull Frog (sunscreen SPF 50+)


    • 30+ mph gusts and winds changing directions. Boat rides are problematic. Casting almost impossible. But talk to Golden, he may have other entertainments in the area. 🙂


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