South Llano River float trip, 2019

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  South Llano River float trip
When:     TBD, 2018
Where:       Junction, Tx

Limited to 10 spots in the cabins.  Deposit for lodging locks the spot.  
Tent camping is still available.

I don’t plan to send the E-vite out, but the Evite Link  is active.   Please use it, as it makes it easier for me to track. See below to reserve your spot in a cabin.  River conditions need to be checked a few days before the event.

Start Time:  Friday afternoon 1500

End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.

Trip Leader:  Puck
Phone:       2ate1 (dash) 8six5(minus)thirty-two 16
e-mail:     doncpuckett(at)gee-male (dot)com

Trip Description:  See below…

Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be at:  South Llano River RV Park, 210 Cedar Creek Road  –  Junction, Texas 76249

We’ll meet at this area then travel to the low water crossing to getting our casting skills honed, and practicing with various flies.  Bratwurst on the grill for dinner at our camp.

Day 2:

Launch from second crossing US-377 down to KC150.  This is just a little over 3 miles of water, and is very easy to get a lot of good fishing in.
Start:  30.362156, -99.889391  End:  30.393194,-99.881807

Second Crossing downstream

Second Crossing downstream to KC150

Livery is still an open subject.  I suggest doing this as a group, and not involve and outside livery service.
Pot luck dinner Saturday night.

Day 3:

First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377.  We will fish downstream to the second crossing.  This time bring a GPS.

How to sign up (Limited to 10 cabin beds, but tent camping is available):

1. Evite Link to be set up here
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

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

Your food, water, and transportation
To reserve your spot you need to get your Lodging/camping fees to the trip leader. ($25 to reserve your spot, and this is non-refundable)

Directions:    Houston to South Llano River RV Park

About the area:
Southwest Paddlers description 
Texas Kayak Fisher’s description

Important items:

• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  (see above)
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe or kayak
Neoprene or canvas boots to prevent burned feet and allow wading on rocky bottoms
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod
Spare GPS batteries
Rain gear (check the weather)

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
PGPP, size 8-12
S1B, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.

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.

Lodging: We need to confirm reservations of the 3 cabin .  Cabins C, D, and E are reserved for Texas FlyFishers for this adventure.  Cabins C,D, and E are equipped with a queen bed, twin bunk beds, electricity, A/C, heater, ceiling fan and a refrigerator.  Outside you’ll find a BBQ grill and picnic table. Linens and cooking utensils are not provided.  Final cost for lodging will be split between participants.  Expected to be less than $50/person.

Lodging assignments (Deposits received) :

Cabin C:1Q, 3B
Q: (Open, $50 deposit)
B: (Open, $40 Deposit)
B: (Open, $40 Deposit)
B:  (Open, $40 Deposit)

Cabin D: 1Q, 2B
Q: (Open, $50 Deposit)
B: (Open, $40 Deposit)
B: (Open, $40 Deposit)

Cabin E: 1Q, 2B
Q: (Open, $50 Deposit)
B: (Open, $40 Deposit)
B: (Open, $40 Deposit)


  1. NO air mattresses! Air mattresses go flat.
  2. If we run out of beds on this event, arrange for lodging in the local motels. Or put a refundable deposit down for a “waiting list”

  3.  If we can bring a microwave, it will help with the potluck dinner.

Advisory #1, Toledo Bend Reservoir – Operations

We fish here at least twice a year, but it looks like it may be a while before we can get kayaks or canoes into the river.


DATE: Wednesday, 12-19-18

Toledo Bend Reservoir – Operations

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 0730 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.34 ft. MSL.  Currently, both generators are operating 24 hours per day.

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Chandeleur Islands – May 12-15, 2019 (Testing interest in this trip)

When:        May 12-15, 2019
Where:       Chandeleur Islands;  2.5d fishing trip with DMJ Charters.  Pass Christian, Mississippi
Start Time:  Boarding boat no earlier than 5 pm Sun, May 12
End Time:    Return to Shore, Wed May 15 appx 3pm
Trip Leader (see below for contacts):  Scott Fussom and/or John Eldred

Trip Description: This is a 2.5 day trip to the Chandeleur Islands with DMJ Charters.  Minimum 10/maximum 12 people.  The trip is:  Spend Sun night (May 12) on the “mother ship.  Depart for Chandeleur Islands and fish on Mon, Tues, then Wed till 10am.  Return to shore by 3pm Wed, May 15.   Expected all-in cost range $750-900. (charter, gas, tip, etc)

Looking for interested parties….see below for how to “sign-up” or contact trip leaders.

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East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (March 23, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

Trip Description: Kayak fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and sheephead. If you do not have a kayak, wading in the lakes can be very productive at times. 4X4’s are usually a must for beach driving and crossing into the cut. Once you get off the beach past the dunes, driving is usually okay. A permit is required for beach driving and you can get one at Stanley’s for about 10 or 12 bucks.

When:  March 23, 2019

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Garcitas Creek, Rescheduled to Feb 9, 2019

Event: Garcitas Creek,  Rescheduled to Feb 9, 2019 outing

Trip Description: Garcitas Creek is a stream located less than 8 miles from Port Lavaca, in Victoria County.   Alternate names for this stream include Rio de los Frances, Garcitas River and Garcetas River.   A variety of species inhabit this water, to include those typically  thought of as saltwater.  Photo proof of the number of species, length etc.  This will allow bragging rights later.

When:  Rescheduled to Feb 9, 2019 (Water conditions and weather)



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