Stripes and Spots, Sat, Feb 6: Sheepshead and Reds Day trip (Boat and Kayak)

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  Sheepshead Day Trip

MUST HAVE:  Boat trip, with wade fishing;  Kayak fishing available at Powderhorn Lake

When:   Saturday, Feb 6,  8am meeting time at Clark’s Marina, Port O’ Connor for Boaters;  FM 1289 Bridge on Powderhorn Lake for Kayakers.

Where:  Clark’s Marina;  101 7th St. Port O’Connor, TX 77982;  FM 1289 Bridge at Powderhorn Lake

Start Time:  Sat, Feb 6, Meet at the dock for boats and bridge for kayakers at 8am;  (Feb 20th will be a backup if Feb 6 is weathered out)

End Time:    Sat, Feb 6, 4pm
Trip Leader:  Jesse Pate
Phone/text:  (7I3) 2O1 tree2treeO
e-mail:          jtpate2011[at]gmail(dot)com

Trip Description:

Boat Fishing:  Meet at Clarks Marina at 8:00am and launch by 8:15 or 8:30. We’ll fish the marshes and drains on the East end of Espiritu Santo Bay for sheepshead and redfish. Meet back at the launch area at 4pm. There’s plenty of dining in town, and my folks place will also be available for story telling & beverage consumption on both Friday and Saturday evenings.   NOTE: This is a boat and wade fishing only trip. You must be physically able to “climb” out of a boat and wade fish.  We are working on lodging. More details to come on available boats as the date gets closer.

Kayak Fishing:  Meet at the FM 1289 Bridge at Powderhorn Lake at 8 am.  We will survey the water conditions and either fish Powderhorn Lake or the marshes to the west.

How to sign up:
1. Call Jesse Pate
2. E-mail the trip leader.
3. Use the Evite link (click here)

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

Directions:  From Houston –  Follow I-69 and US-59 S to Feeder Rd in Ganado. Take the exit toward TX-172/F.M.-710/Ganado from US-59 S; Follow TX-172 S to TX-35 S; Turn right onto TX-35 S;  Follow TX-238 S, FM1289 and TX-185 E to 7th St in Port O’Connor; Turn right on 7th street and drive to the end.

Address:  Clark’s Marina;  101 7th St. Port O’Connor, TX 77982

Costs: No anticipated costs, but you should chip in gas and labor for the captain of your boat, and your lodging the night before.

Important items: 

  • Member dues are current!
  • 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
  • Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellent
  • Hat, Polarized Glasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Handheld VHF (Channel 69 or trip leader preference)
7-9 wt. rod
Food and Drink – You will be responsible for your own lunch.  Remember to bring plenty of Water, Propel, Gator Aid.

Recommended Flies:
Redfish crack

Recommended guidelines for participants:

  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns

7 thoughts on “Stripes and Spots, Sat, Feb 6: Sheepshead and Reds Day trip (Boat and Kayak)

  1. Most of our coastal outings in POC will start on Friday thru Sunday. We get rooms for two nights Fri and Sat. Its kind of far to try for a day trip. I’ll send you an email Jesse.


  2. Booked a room at Clark’s for Mark Machado & myself & perhaps Tracy if she joins us. I won’t be down until later Friday evening due to the work thing .


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