Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Yarborough Pass – Padre Isl National Seashore
We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore and fish the Yarborough Pass area. Meet Fri April 30 at noon at Malaquite Campground, drive and camp Fri/Sat nights, return to Malaquite Campground by Sun noon.
When: Fri, April 30 thru Sun, May 2
Where: Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, Texas
Start Time: Friday, April 30, 1200 noon
End Time: Sunday, May 2 at noon, 2 days later
Trip Leader: Tim Stokely
Plan is to meet at noon on Friday at Malaquite and run down to Yarborough Pass.
Camp Friday and Sat, return to Malaquite campground on Sunday.
How to sign up:
1. Call Tim Stokely: 4O9 97ate O956
2. E-mail the trip leader – Tim Stokely: tstokley65 (at) icloud (dot) com
Let me know if you are 4WD driver or not when you sign in:
How to get waiver forms: I&HH 2019 here. Required Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
Directions: About 250 miles (4-5 hours) from central Houston
Search Houston to Malaquite Beach (20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, Texas (Padre Island National Seashore)) in an online mapping program
About the area:
At 60-70 miles long, Padre Island is the longest, undeveloped, barrier island in the world. Anglers with four-wheel drive vehicles can access almost all of it.
Driving on the beach can be difficult. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required. Realize that a tow for a stuck vehicle here could cost you thousands (yes, thousands). Cell phones do not work on the island, except at the extreme ends.
The Malaquite Pavilion offers public showers to get off the sand and salt before the drive home.
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Braided wire tippet material
Camera, and spare batteries.
Flies, too many suggestions to list, but start with a Clouser
Fly Rods and reel size 8, 10, and spey, with intermediate or full sink line
5 Gallon Buckets *2
First Aid kit
Flash light or head lamp, one per person
Portable Air Compressor
Portable Battery Jumper
High lift jack
Air Mattress (optional)
Bungies and tie-downs
Canopy, with ropes (optional)
Chair, folding *2
Firewood, and cheater logs
Lantern, gas or battery
Lighter, or propane torch
Mosquito net. (optional)
Portable toilet (optional)
Cast iron skillet
Ice Chests with Ice
Meals, 2 breakfast & 2 supper per person
Propane bottles * 3
Water (1gal/person/day minimum)
Zip lock bags
Bull Frog, or other waterproof sunscreen
Off or permethrin
Sun clothing, long sleeves and long legs (3)
Spinning rods, with braided line (Med)
Surf spinning rod, with braided line
Spoons and Misc Tackle