East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (March 23, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

Trip Description: Kayak fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and sheephead. If you do not have a kayak, wading in the lakes can be very productive at times. 4X4’s are usually a must for beach driving and crossing into the cut. Once you get off the beach past the dunes, driving is usually okay. A permit is required for beach driving and you can get one at Stanley’s for about 10 or 12 bucks.

When:  March 23, 2019


Where:   Meet at Stanley’s General Store at 8am.  We will drive south on 2031 and take a left onto Beach Road, which will put us directly on the beach.  We will drive the beach to the “cut”.    (see directions below)

Start   08:00 
End Time:    Darkness
Trip Leader:  Andrew Jones
Phone: (7I3) 575(dash) 7 tree 7 four
e-mail:    andjonesI960 (at) gmale (dot) com

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

How to get waiver forms:  Download Waiver form here

Cost:  Personal expenses and transportation

Directions:

 Meet at Stanley’s General Store,  Market Street, Matagorda Texas

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stanley’s+General+Store/@28.6888967,-95.9717543,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x57f492c8cfdcbc3f!8m2!3d28.6904402!4d-95.9684498

Link to the “cut”:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/28°36’46.2%22N+95°56’24.8%22W/@28.612824,-95.9424092,995m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d28.6128242!4d-95.9402207

About the area:

Site casting to redfish can be excellent at this time of year.  School trout can be caught by drifting the lakes or fishing the cuts, and catching a trophy trout is very possible during March.  Also, there are usually plenty of sheephead along the South shoreline of the main bay, which is a short paddle.

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:   Canoe or kayak.  Can also wade in lakes.

Recommended Flies:

  • Reverse Green Weenies
  • Crab flies.
  • Redfish crack flies, or the like, in tan or darker colors
  • Clousers
  • Poppers
  • 3 – 4” slow sinking baitfish patterns for trophy-sized speckled trout. Olive/white and black/purple have worked for me.

 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.

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