OUTING: Prison Permit Roundup, 2023

Winds on Thursday night made Matagorda Bay unfishable for Saturday, the 18th. New date is the 25th with a change of trip leader. This may interfere with a planned freshwater outing.

Wednesday Night -South winds around 15 knots, becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots late. Bay waters slightly choppy, becoming choppy late. Patchy fog.
Thursday - North winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots. Bay waters rough.
Thursday Night - North winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots. Bay waters rough.
Friday - North winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to around 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy, becoming slightly choppy in the afternoon.
Friday Night - Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  Prison Permit Roundup

When:        February 25, 2023

Where:      Matagorda Harbor, County Road 213, Matagorda, TX 77457, USA

Start Time:  8 am, Sat, Feb 25                             End Time:    4pm, Sat, Feb 25

Trip Description: Chasing Texas sheepshead in the skinny waters of East Matagorda Bay with a fly rod. We will meet at Matagorda Harbor on Sat, Feb 25 in the morning.  Planning to travel, not launch at 0800.  Fish and meet back at the launch area at 4pm.  NOTE:  This is a boat and wade fishing only trip.  You must be physically able to “climb” out of a boat and wade fish.  More details to come as the date gets closer. We will need figure out participates and how many folks needing rides on boats are identified.


Trip Leader:  “Q”  Phone: 7I3(minus)72I3(dash)8I5O  e-mail: MFQuigley(AT)outlook(dot)com

How to sign up:

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

Cost: Your food, transportation, and lodging fees.

Directions:  See link above

About the area: East Matagorda Bay. Some firm bottom, but also some muck/marsh. Lots of shell reefs, so be careful!!

Kayak launch is just too far away for a February trip to be safe. Boat ride is the way to go. https://texasflyfishers.org/2023/01/22/report-east-matagorda-looking-for-a-kayak-launch-2023-01-22/

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:
• Handheld VHF
• 7-9 wt rod
• Waders
• food & drink
Recommended Flies:
• Reverse Green Weenies
• Crab flies.
• Most any small, dark fly is worth a shot.

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 than 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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