Report out: Lake Raven – Huntsville St Park, Fri, May 3, 2019

TRIP REPORT: A great morning.  Four kayakers arrived at 630am, as planned, and were in the water fishing by ~715am.  Fishing was good, with 13 largemouth bass and over 50 perch caught on top water (VIP poppers and spiders).  Five (5) of the lmb were 3+lbs…nice fish.  Beautiful lake, only a couple other kayaks and one boat. Even had a couple alligator sightings, but no issues.

We got pushed off the water by weather at about 11am….rain started with some thunder in the distance.  Made a good decision and packed up.  But the morning was worth it.

The lake and campground are very nice.  Easy drive from Hou, very nice boat ramp, lots of parking and camping.  A really good weekday trip….never been there on the weekend so hard to comment, but I suspect it gets a little more traffic…..We WILL do it again.  See pictures below:

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POSTPONED- WEATHER: 5th Annual Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip, 2019-05-18

NOTE:  This trip has been postponed due to conditions…We are working on a date reset and will be posting as soon as that date is available.   (Registration for the trip is still open…Contact Skip for details)

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  5th Annual Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip

When:    18th May 2019;  Meet at 8 am, Spencer’s Canoe and Shady Grove Campground

Where:      Headquarters: Spencer Canoe: 9515 FM 1976, Martindale, TX 78655

Pre-Registration MUST be made in advance for camping, kayak rental, or the trip.

How to sign up: Contact Skip Donavan

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JSSFS 2019, report

5 campers sat around the campfire and had way more food than was good for them.

Fishing was good Friday.

Matt was on hand Thursday and Friday, helping get all prepared for the invasion of friends on Saturday.  This event couldn’t have gone so well without his help.

Some loud person decided to yell “Fish On!” at 0500 Saturday morning.

Sign-in started at 0700, with Q, Russell C. and John P. manning the greeter’s table.  Thanks John P. for the kolaches and donuts! Coffee and donuts at the table was a great idea.

Yellow spider seemed to work well, as did many other flies.

VIP popper brought a lot of LMB to hand

28 anglers signed in for the event

At lunch while the food was being prepared the bald eagle made a visit, as did the resident osprey.

We call this the “John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular” but we just couldn’t keep the bass off of our flies.

Don H. landed the largest confirmable bluegill brought to hand on Saturday, a 10½” monster that was CPR’ed.

Harmon Creek report 2019-03

17 anglers hit the water at Harmon Creek Marina.  The last kayak launched at 0830.

One canoe. 15 kayaks

Some of the group made it all the way to the brown house.

I think Q caught the most fish, with a suspended presentation.

White bass, yellow bass, and a large catfish were hooked, but not all came to hand.

About 2 dozen fish were caught, with most of them being in the small->tiny range.

Campfire Friday night was well attended.

Campfire after fishing was the potluck, and once again there was plenty of food, and variety.

Sunday morning 2 intrepid anglers hit the water as most of the others made their way home.

A few of us sat around enjoying the weather around what was left of the campfire Sunday morning.

 

South Llano River float trip, 2019, updated 2019-02-06

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  South Llano River float trip
When:     28-29 June, 2019
Where:       171 KC 150, Junction, Tx

Float the South Llano River, targeting Guadalupe Bass, Rio Grand Perch, and feisty sunfish.

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

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…

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