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)
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)
We fly fished for everything in the river but primarily were catching Guadalupe Bass mixed in with a few pan fish. Guadalupe Bass are native to only a few Texas Rivers in the Edwards Plateau and can't be located anywhere else. They are smaller than large mouth bass but fight ferociously for their size. We had a 25-30 fish day and were tired and happy at the end.
Our current Freshwater Chair is ready to pass the reins. The duties of this chair are to coordinate, but not necessarily lead, the club’s freshwater fishing trips. If you are interested, get in touch with “Puck”, Chris S. Eric R. "Q", Taylor G. or John E.
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.
Trip Description: March 24-26 Fishing for white bass as they run up Harmon Creek out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn. Cabins (and tent sites) available for Fri and Sat (24-25). Will overnight on Friday and Sat, fishing on Sat. (and Sunday for the hardcore fishers). Advance, non-refundable payment required for space in the cabin (s). Saturday night Pot Luck dinner. Tent camping available; Make your own tent camping reservations thru Harmon Creek Campground. TFF has reserved the cabins, and are filling fast.
Lake Fayette day trip, Wed, Oct 26. Trip Lead John E.
Fishing can be really good; it can also be very slow. Best time is early in the morning. It will be a good paddle. See post.
TRIP REPORT: A great day at Blue Roan Bend. Fifteen kayakers and float tubers made it out to the 280 acre lake. We were met by our host, Newell Atkinson, and he gave us a history of the area and a perspective of the lake. Quite the Texas history surrounding this property and area - an incredibly nice ranch. See the TFF post for details.
May 20-22 South Llano:
Our annual South Llano weekend was a great trip. We fished both Friday and Saturday, and the fishing was outstanding. Granted it was a little hot, but the cool water and hot fishing made it worth the trip. We will do it again next year!!! Details below on the full post
July 16: Blue Roan Bend Outfitters have graciously offered TFF members a free day trip to a 280 acre private lake. The lake is full of a wide variety of fish, including bass, panfish, catfish, etc. It has a concrete boat ramp which will make an easy launch for your kayak or canoe. Bank fishing is possible, but will be much less productive. Here is the link to the Blue Roan Bend website: https://www.blueroanbendoutfitters.com/fishing/
See the TFF post for full details or contact trip lead John Eldred