As you can see the club trout tanks continue to do well. We have lined up a release date for the fish in the Guadalupe on April 28th. This was the only date that I could coordinate between 7 different high schools where most could attend – however we may end up having more than one release if needed. If any club members are able to attend the release then please let me know!
Campers showed up at 1430 on Friday afternoon. The weather was decent and fish were caught. 5 campers decided to brave the weather.
Grill was started about 1730, and dinner was a combination of deer chili, cheese with crackers, jambalaya, baked potatoes with dressings, bratwurst, chased with red wine.
Went to Damon 7 Lakes with Steve for a chance to check out the waters before the event: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2018
We were on the water at 0800 with the wind strongly out of north. The surface water temperature was in the 70s, and the clarity was amazing. The bluegill were staging just of the weedline, and hungry. The LMB were focused on food, and the day went well.
Over 50 fish came to hand with almost all of them hitting topwater flies.
One LMB went over 3, and one of the ‘gills was over 8″
Still watching the weather to see if I want to bring rain-gear for the Friday camping.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be making a stop at Saint Arnold’s Brewery Thursday, March 8, 2018. Details can be found at: https://www.saintarnold.com/fly-fishing-film-tour/
The 2018 Trout in the classroom project began last Thursday when I collected roughly 1300 trout eggs from TU and delivered them to this year’s schools. Thanks to the donations from TFF we are now up to 13 Houston area science classrooms running trout tanks. This year’s schools are as follows:
- Katy HS – Kathleen Brown
- Katy HS – Coach Williams
- Katy HS – Jennifer Greenland
- Seven Lakes HS – Carlton Colmenares
- Mayde Creek HS – Sharon Carswell
- Mayde Creek HS – Ashley Griffiths (new)
- Mayde Creek HS – Helena Townsend (new)
- Cy Lakes HS – Eileen Gariepy
- Morton Ranch HS – Leigh Anne Colonna
- Morton Ranch HS – Gene Smith (new)
- Deer Park HS – Kirby Schmidt
- Klein Collins HS – David Henderson
- Westbury HS – Lauren Gustartis
The classes will be hatching their trout over the next two weeks and growing them on until they reach 2-3in long. As in previous years we will be releasing them on the Guadalupe in early May. I will be posting regular updates on the progress and if anyclub members have questions or would like to get involved in helping out then please give me a call.
Matt (832 444 4206)
The schedule of Education Activities for 2018 include the following:
Beginners Fly Tying Course
Registration, Monday 8 January, 2018
Last class, Monday 12 March, 2018
Fly Fishing Academy
Registration, Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Last class, Tuesday 10 April, 2018
There will be no class on 3 April
Intermediate Fly Tying Course
Registration, Monday 19 March, 2018
Last class, Monday 4 June, 2018
There will be no class on 2 April or 28 May
Flyrod Building Class
The Flyrod Building Class for 2018 will be contingent on sufficient interest from the membership and availability of an instructor. For anyone who would be interested in building a flyrod please contact Joe Burton at (28I) 255(dash)3459.
The 2017-2018 GRTU Guadalupe River leases are now on sale. They are limited to 750 total leases. There are several changes to the program listed on their site: http://www.grtu.org/
Remember, most of the river banks are private property. If you want access to the better spots on the river, the LAP is really the way to go.
Go to http://www.grtu.org/membership-signup/ to enroll.
We have a 3 day guided Devil’s River trip planned for the weekend of October 13th-15th and we are short a 4th person. I realize its relatively short notice but if you are interested then please let me know! The trip is with Reelfly Fishing Adventures and is fully guided with two anglers per raft. We will travel down there on Thursday afternoon and fish all day Friday, Saturday and 3/4 of a day on Sunday before driving back to Houston, arriving late Sunday night. Camping will be in extremely comfortable hammock tents on the river. Targeting big smallmouth bass, largemouth, carp, gar and anything else that swims past. There is a certain amount of rough river wading required when traversing the rapids and portages. This will be my 3rd time fishing the river and the the first in the fall. Each time the fishing has been fantastic with almost all fish caught sight fishing in crystal clear water. If you are interested please call or message me on 832 444 4206. Thanks!
Matt Blyth and a nice smallie on the Devil’s River
Matt Blyth and a nice smallie on the Devil’s River 2