Colorado River at Columbus

Colorado River at Columbus (2018-Sept-29:  0630am)

Trip Description:  Float the Colorado River from Howell Canoe Livery to Beason’s Park, approximately 5-6 river miles for LMB and bluegills.When:       Sept 29, 2018 (2018-09-29:  0630am)
Where:     Howell Canoe Livery,  804 Robson St, Columbus  78934

Start   0630
End Time:     Target no later than 2pm
Trip Leader:   John Eldred
Phone:      (9O7) treeO1 (dash) tree-fife-n1ne-fife
e-mail: john(dot)eldred03(at)geemale(dot)com

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here
2. or e-mail the trip leader.

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

Cost:  $5  for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues. Cost per angler is to cover shuttle service.

Lunch:  Bring your own lunch, drinks, etc etc

Directions:  Howell Canoe Livery  (804 Robson St, Columbus. TX 78934)

About the area:  We will meet at Howell’s Canoe Livery at 630am, targeting to be on the water between 7-730.  The float will end at Beason’s Park, approximately 5-6 river miles away.   Depending on fishing and weather, we will most likely be done by not much after 12 noon.  (target no later than 2pm)

Here is a link to an old article about the float…no fishing info, but worth the read:

1. Texas Monthly

The Colorado River is a slow moving body of water, which should present lot of opportunities to keep the fly wet.  Catching will be dependent on water quality, but we will have a good day regardless.

Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• 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 (You will need to bring your own lunch for this outing.
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe or kayak
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Looking for recommendations.

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.

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