CANCELLED: OUTING: West Fork San Jacinto: Sat, Jan 28; Wading for Bass/sunfish

Tuesday’s storm did a number on the river. Flows are still very high…expect we will need to give the river a couple week to “stabilize. Trip is cancelled.

Wading down the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, hitting deep pools, log jams etc. with a target on bass and sunfish.  River bottom can be sandy, muddy, and you will need to traverse brush.  This wade is characterized as “moderate”.
My thoughts are to wade downstream for a couple hrs, then turn around and head back up to the car park. 
This is “Wade #4 ” out of Robert McConnell’s new book Fly Fishing Houston and Southeastern Texas, which is available on Feb 7
I will bring and potentially wear waders; water not deep, but potentially wearing them for warmth.
No EVITE will be set up….call or email the trip leader.

When: Sat, Jan 28; 7am fishing start
Where: I-45 Bridge across West Fork San Jacinto 30.24577, -95.45791 

Start   0700 am (ready to fish) End Time:     early afternoon
Trip Leader:   John Eldred
Phone: 9O7(minus)3O1(dash)3595  e-mail: john(dot)eldred03 (AT) gmail (dot) com

How to sign up:

  1. Call/text or Email trip leader. NO EVITE TO BE SET UP.

Starting in Houston, take I-45 north towards Dallas.  Appx 5 miles north of The Woodlands, take exit 82 to River Plantation Drive. You’ll cross the West Fork San Jacinto just after exiting the highway.  Continue heading north on the service road for appx one mile.  Use the U-turn lane at the River Plantation Dr intersection and go under I-45.  Head south on the I-45 service road for appx 0.1 mile, and take the “slight jog” right to a road that parallels the I-45 service road.  Continue south on that road for appx 0.5 mile.  The road dead-ends at the West Fork San Jacinto River I-45 bridge.  Go under the I-45 bridge and park.
    GPS Coordinates are:    30.24577, -95.45791 
NOTE:  Google Maps shows a “short cut” near the bridge that is NOT THERE.  You must use Exit 82.  Follow the above directions.  Apple Maps shows the above correctly.

Waiver forms:   Required Texas FlyFishers’ Waiver of Liability, (link here) filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: Your transportation and snacks

Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information. See above
• Waders and good water boots – Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
• Handheld VHF, or carry your phone
• 4-6 wt rod
• Waders, if desired.
• food & drink

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Clousers, 6-12
PGPP, size 8-12
S1B, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment

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