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.

When:  CANCELLED (Water conditions and weather)




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: Michael Quigley and Don Hanselman
Phone (Don): (713) 8I6(dash) O ate ate for;  (Michael):  (713) 2I3(dash) ate I 5 O 
e-mail:  (Don) drh1221drh (at) yahoo (dot) com;  (Michael) mfquigley(at)outlook(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.

9 thoughts on “Garcitas Creek, CANCELLED, WATER TOO HIGH

    • Tom,
      I don’t know of any place….my first time here.
      Suggest to call Don Hanselman or Michael Q…they know the area better (especially Don H.


      • Thanks John.
        I booked a room at the Courtyard Mariott in Victoria instead. Got it with points and is much less of a hassle than camping.


  1. Hi John.

    I won’t be attending after all. Life has gotten into my way, again!

    Hope all works out, and the weather cooperates.


  2. This outing has been reschedule to Feb 9. Don’s recon of the river conditions (very muddy) as well as the weather forecast has driven this change. I will update this again as Feb 9th gets closer, based on similar weather and water conditions. John Eldred


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