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

CANCELLED OUTING: Storm did a number on the River. Flows too high. Sat, Jan 28 Wading West Fork San Jacinto 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. Call or Email leader (No Evite will be set up)

Report: East Matagorda, looking for a kayak launch 2023-01-22

Q and I took a road trip with a few ideas in mind: Find a place to launch a kayak in support of https://texasflyfishers.org/2023/01/13/prison-permit-roundup-2023/ Run down the beach and see if we can a place to launch kayaks to fish the SW corner of East Matagorda Bay Get as close as we could to our marked honey hole by travelling down the beach Identify any costs that outsiders, such as us, would not normally know about. Here is what we learned:

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

OUTING: Sat, Jan 28 Wading West Fork San Jacinto 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. Call or Email leader (No Evite will be set up)

OUTING: Prison Permit Roundup, 2023

Chasing Texas sheepshead in the skinny waters of East Matagorda Bay with a fly rod. We will meet at Matagorda Harbor on Sat, Feb 18 in the morning.  (time to be determined)  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.

OUTING: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2023-04-15-0700 (date locked)

This is THE family friendly event of the year! Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 15th of April (date is confirmed) at Damon Seven Lakes. Fishing from the shore, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful. Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurrence. Twelve pound bass, decent channel cats, and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last four years.