2019-09, Padre Island Jetty Group Report

From Andrew Jones

Weather

The wind stayed at about 10 – 15 MPH – Maybe a bit more than that! The morning winds were lower and increased as the day progressed.  On Saturday, the wind may have had gusts up to 20 MPH as we watched a thunderstorm just offshore pass by.  I am not sure what the air temperature was, but it wasn’t too hot with the nice Gulf breeze. As far as rain, we didn’t get any at the jetties except for about 5 minutes of light rain about 6:30 AM Sunday morning.

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Brown and Root Flats – Aug 10, 2019

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The flats from a kayaker’s view

Event: Brown and Root Flats, Aransas Pass/Rockport, Texas

Trip Description:  Saturday morning, we will launch from the beach into Brown & Root flats for a day of skinny water kayak & wade fishing in Aransas Pass. Cars/non 4×4’s can easily make it to the launch site. Usually we launch the kayaks at the water’s edge. About 4:00 pm, return to your vehicle.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Where:   Aransas Pass, Texas – Kayak Brown & Root Flats

Load Out:   Meet up at the Hwy 361 launch – Contact Scott via cell phone or email for exact location

Start Time:   Sat – 6:15 am   Return Time:   Sat – 4:00 pm – Return to vehicles

Sat Evening (6pm) dinner:  6pm at Phil and Pam Stranahan’s house.  Details below.

Trip Leader:   Scott Fossum

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Port Mansfield Trip – June 9-13, 2019

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When:       June 9-13, 2019
Where:       Port Mansfield
Start Time:  Arrive on June 9 (four nights, 3 full days fishing)
End Time:    Check out June 13
Trip Leader:  Kelly Hazen (7one3 – 5O2-4nine45)

Trip Description: This is a 4 night, 3 full days of fishing out of Port Mansfield.  We have a waterfront condo for four….two queen beds in two bedrooms, full kitchen, 2 bath, pool, and boatslip.  Cost is appx $337 each.  (assuming four people).

Fishing will be out of two (2) boats.  (Kelly Hazen and Mike Green’s boats)  Grass and sand flats, or jetties thru the East Cut , etc.  Outstanding opportunity.  Looking for two more fishermen.

As of June 1, this trip has filled up…if you want to be on “standby”, or have a boat and want to join, contact Kelly.

Contact Kelly Hazen for details and sign-up.  7one3 – fiveO2-4nine4five

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Chandeleur Islands – May 12-15, 2019 Trip Report out

Report Out:  Twelve of us drove from Houston to Pass Christian, Mississippi to join DMJ Charters on their ship “Backdraft”.  The weather cooperated for us…windy the first day, then good after that.  We had a combination of conventional and fly fisherman, both from boats and wading.  We landed reds, specs, and jacks.  The food and accommodations were outstanding.  Pics tell only part of the story:

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CANCELLED: Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (June 15, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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.

If you don’t have a 4×4 truck, but would like to attend with either a kayak or wade fishing, contact John Eldred prior to the trip, and we may be able to work out a solution.

When:  June 15, 2019

TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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