Garcitas Creek, January 2018 outing, it is happening

Event: Garcitas Creek, January 2018 outing

Trip Description: Garcitas Creek is a stream located less than 8 miles from Port Lavaca, in Victoria County.   Alternate names for this stream include Rio de los Frances, Garcitas River and Garcetas River.   A variety of species inhabit this water, to include those typically  thought of as saltwater.  Photo proof of the number of species, length etc.  This will allow bragging rights later.

Just talked to Don H. and he will scout the creek tomorrow. Once he takes a look, we will determine the fishability of the water. A few weeks back the fish were biting.

The outing is a go. Don H. has space for one more in his boat. He can also tow a kayaker or two in the creek if desired

When:  January 20, 2018  (Date is confirmed, and conditions are good)


Where:   Latitude : 28.7781 , Longitude : -96.69864  This is 2 miles west of LaSalle, Texas on FM616.  We will meet here and then spread out to fish
Start   08:00 
End Time:     1700
Trip Leader: Don H.
Phone: (713) 8I6(dash) O ate ate for
e-mail:    drh1221drh (at) yahoo (dot) com

 How to sign up:
1. Evite link (Click here)
2. Sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms:  Download Waiver form here

Cost:  Personal expenses and transportation


Here are the directions from Google Maps(R)
Follow I-10 W and TX-71 E to FM 1160 S in Wharton County [1 h 39 min (107 m)]
Get on US-59 S in Louise from FM 1160 S [19 min (18.0 mi)]
Follow US-59 S to FM 234 S in Jackson County. Take the exit toward Farm to Market Rd 234/El Toro/Vanderbilt from US-59 S [19 min (22.3 mi)]
Continue on FM 234 S. Drive to FM616 [17 min (16.3 mi)]
Turn left onto FM 234 S [10.5 mi]
Turn right onto FM616/2nd St
Continue to follow FM616
Destination will be on the right

Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses

Recommended Equipment:   Boat, canoe or kayak.  All will work in  this water.

Recommended Flies: Clousers, poppers, RFC, Small streamers, Gurglers, etc.

 Recommended guidelines for participants:
•   Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
•   If inexperienced, then buddy up.
•   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.

3 thoughts on “Garcitas Creek, January 2018 outing, it is happening

  1. from Don H.
    “Lavaca River fishing outing with Howard, Mike, and Scott.. We decide to go to Lavaca fish river were the fish are being caught.. Caught all on fly rod.. Howard and I caught a at least twenty five trout and Mike caught a 19″ trout and they also caught that many also. On a Black Clausre fly. . It was a blast… I ended up with three keeper trout… no reds..It was 48 deg water got up to 58 degs. during the day.. Sun came out and made a beautiful fishing. Mike has some pictures and if you can post on TFF and tell the people they missed out on some easy fishing”


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