Using a kayak, I plan to put in at Ernie’s II (Directions from Houston) at 0700 on Friday.
In preparation for the 2018 PINS trip, I am looking at having a fly tying session in Katy.
Not a club sponsored trip, but I am ready to hit the salt water in my kayak.
Anybody else have the itch? Continue reading
Back in February I spent a week in New Zealand and split my time between both salt and freshwater. Whilst everyone is familiar with the trout in NZ, not many people know that there is also a fantastic shallow water flats fishery there. We were in a place called Golden Bay, which sits at the top end of the South Island. Each summer as the water warms, huge stingrays cruise the flats (think car hood sized, not the little texas ones). Following the sting rays come yellow tailed kingfish looking to eat what ever the rays stir up. Normally a deepwater species, kingfish are a member of the jack family and fight just like the rest of them. All fishing is on foot and in water from knee to chest deep. The sting rays can be seen from far away as they are jet black and then its just a question of running through the water to get close enough to cast at one to see if there are kings following. They will hit streamers and top water and fight like demons! The weather was a mixed bag and really affected the trout fishing – will post the trout pics when I get them. Enjoy! Fishing was organized through the excellent aussieflyfisher.com
The following is from Capt Scott Null:
I’ll be going back to Louisiana for the winter bull reds in 2018. I have secured a really nice house on Grand Isle with two separate living quarters. It is located right on the beach with a large deck above the dunes. I have the second and third floors. We’ll have it to ourselves as they won’t rent the first floor while I’m there.
Met up with the team at 0600 at the parking lot. There were a grand total of 16 of us ready for this adventure spread out in 7 vehicles.
We headed down the beach at 0640 and was at mile marker 20 at exactly sunrise.
Howard Finley is wanting to head down to PINS next weekend (October 6-9, 2017)and is looking for people to travel down the beach with him.
You can get in touch with him at (3O4) 61O(dash)4227
I was using a handheld camera, and eventually ran out of battery.
Skip D. talked to our famous Billy S. today and the trip.
With the winds and direction they are coming from, for safety, and comfort’s sake, the trip to PINS is cancelled for this year.
Those conditions could cause a repeat of 2015 trip..