March 12-14th 2021, Harmon Creek Campground and Marina

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Harmon Creek Campground and Marina: upstream of Lake Livingston, White bass

Trip Description: Fishing for white bass as they run up Harmon Creek out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn.  Cabins (and tent sites) available for Fri and Sat (12-13).   Will overnight on Friday and Sat, fishing on Sat.  (and Sunday for the hardcore fishers).  Advance, non-refundable payment required for space in the cabin (s).  Saturday night Pot Luck dinner.

When: March 12-14th, 2021
Where: Harmon Creek Campground
Start time: 0800 Sat
End Time: 1600 Sat
Trip Leader: John Eldred
Phone:  9O7 3OI 3595
e-mail:  john.eldred03 (at) gmail (dot) com

How to sign up:
1. E-vite link here
2. Or call / e-mail the trip leader. (see above)

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

Cost: $5 kayak launch, $7 boat launch

Directions:. http://www.harmoncreek.com/directions.html

About the area: Chasing white bass as they run up the Trinity River out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn. A boat, or kayak, is needed, or chip in and ride with one of the captains.

Camping Arrangements:  (Payment required upfront and non-refundable)
Note:  The below covers both Fri/Sat.  Nights will not be split.
(PRICES ARE STILL BEING WORKED:  The below may change slightly)

Cabin 5 (Closest to shop):
Double bed – $80  Michael Quigley
Futon – $40  Larry McCarver

Cabin 4 (Second from shop):
Double bed – $80  Glenn Wells
Futon – $40

Cabin 3 A Frame: Third from shop.
Double bed – $80  Steve Edwards
Futon – $40  Tom Strawther
Loft – $40

Cabin 2 A Frame: Fourth from shop.
Double bed – $80  Puck
Futon – $40
Loft – $40

Cabin 1 A Frame (Closest to gate):
Double bed – $80 “John Eldred”
Futon – $40
Loft – $40

Tent Camping   (Tent fee = $50/ weekend)
1.  Ken Kosut
2.  Scott Fossum
3.  Others?

Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information. ( Can be downloaded above)
POT LUCK dinner  Saturday Night;  Friday night on your own.  Breakfasts and lunches on your own.   We will have coffee
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 4-8 wt with floating or sinking lines

Recommended Flies:
Cyperts minnow
Bendbacks, size 4-8
Tiny Clousers

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.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

7 thoughts on “March 12-14th 2021, Harmon Creek Campground and Marina

    • Puck, Would my float boat work and how far do I have to go to get the fish.. Battery concerns. I would like to come and fish.. Details on rooms and when do I pay.

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    • Joe Nicklo used a battery on his kayak to go up and back. He had no problem with battery. He does have a Pulse Width Modulator control on his motor.

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  1. Report on 3/4 scouting trip

    Five of us went: Paul Robertson, Steve Tomlinson, Howard Finley, Joe Nicklo, and Ken Kosut.

    Water condition: it was a little higher than last week—my guess is 4-6 inches. We did not have to get out of the kayaks at all. I never really hit bottom. Fins on my Hobie only hit bottom a couple of times. Water is quite dirty. I checked the water temp in the morning and it was 58 degrees on the bottom. Four of us went upstream. I think Ken went downstream and I do not know how he did.

    We found the fish finally…way on up past the blue hole and around that camp that is on the right….and some up a little further. I think between the four of us (not sure about Ken) we landed in the neighborhood of 50+ fish. Some were real monsters. I lost several big ones right at the kayak. Females are full of eggs.

    My fly for the day — orange/white craft fur with copper flash micro clouser. I think Joe was using a pink/orange micro clouser. I believe Howard said he was using a white/natural deer hair micro clouser.

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