Texas Flyfishers are heading to the North Jetty at Port Aransas for a night of fishing. Boat departure is 4 pm on Saturday, 8/21 with a return to the dock on Sunday morning 8/22. We will be fishing on both the rock jetties and the beach front of San Jose Island. Lots of fish species to target with the most plentiful being: trout, reds, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel. We can also target the big stuff: tarpon, bull reds, jack crevalle, king mackerel, snook. We will take the jetty boat to and from xx to the North Jetty. The last jetty boat leaves the dock at 4 pm on Saturday and first return trip is 9 am on Sunday. Location of the jetty boat is Port Aransas Fisherman’s Warf – 900 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373 (361-749-5448). Contact Trip leader: Scott Fossum See TFF Website for details.
Chandeleur Isl Trip, Sept 30 - Oct 3 (currently have five spots open..seven committed) This is a 2.5 day trip to the Chandeleur Islands with DMJ Charters. Minimum 10/maximum 12 people. Several of us made this trip in the past...great trip. The trip is: Spend Thurs night (Sept 30) on the "mother ship. Depart for Chandeleur Islands and fish on Fri and Sat, then Sun till 10am. Return to shore by 12-2pm Sun, Oct 3. Call Scott Fossum or Ron Mayfield or John Eldred (see post for details)
Nine Fishers from the club participated in the Brown and Roots Flats outing in Port Aransas. Fishing conditions were exceptional for sight fishing and fly casting. Winds ranged from calm to 5 knots and sunshine and limited cloud cover allowed for outstanding visibility in the clear water with visibility to the bottom throughout the flat. The water system was very healthy with many sightings of Atlantic Rays, sheepsheads, redfish, black drum and of course mullets. There were vigorous growths of sea grass and sea lettuce too. Surprisingly, there were very few other fishers on the flats and the club had it almost exclusively to ourselves.
We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore during the anchovy migration, and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon.
Our trip has been compromised by the weather. High tides left no beach available on Wednesday, with the water all the way to the dunes. There will be locally heavy rain, accompanied with lightning, the entire weekend. In the interest of safety, the trip is cancelled.
We will meet up at 06:45am at the Hwy 361 launch site. Brown & Root flats is a shallow bay of a few thousand acres with water depths of 6” to 2.5 ft when we will be there. Clear water and sight casting are regular here. This, combined with the grassy and sandy bottom keeps the water clear and should allow you the opportunity to sight cast to fish. The numerous spoil islands and some pipelines should provide ample opportunity to explore the area and enjoy a peaceful day of fishing. Be sure and keep your eyes along the prop scars, the fish like to sneak along these. Wade fishing in general has good bottom. If you’re in mud, move out and you will find firmer wading. Google Earth or maps show good details and can help map out a secret strategy
TFF Yarborough Pass: April 30-May 2 We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore to Yarborough Pass. Camp Fri, Sat, return on Sun.
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Shoalwater Bay,
Charlie's Bait Camp, Seadrift
April 10th, 630am
Where: Charlie's Bait camp, 4194 Lane Rd, Seadrift, TX 77983
Start Time: Sat, April 10, sunrise End Time: Sat, April 10, 5pm
TRIP LEAD: John Eldred
Sat, March 20 Day trip to West Galveston Bay area, launching at Waterman Marina and Bait Camp. Boat or Kayak a must. Meet at 7:30 am.
Trip Lead Howard Finley
Lavaca River day trip...This trip has been cancelled. Jan 21 recon has the river high and muddy, with more rain expected on Sat.