Q and I took a road trip with a few ideas in mind: Find a place to launch a kayak in support of https://texasflyfishers.org/2023/01/13/prison-permit-roundup-2023/ Run down the beach and see if we can a place to launch kayaks to fish the SW corner of East Matagorda Bay Get as close as we could to our marked honey hole by travelling down the beach Identify any costs that outsiders, such as us, would not normally know about. Here is what we learned:
I know we all were looking forward to Ron's presentation. It is still going to happen, but not this month. And no, that is not my photo, but one shared by a club member. Here is what we have in store for our January monthly meeting. "Puck" (Don C. Puckett, SFC, US Army [retired]) and TPWD Angler Ed. Certified Instructor will tell you how he fishes for, and sometimes catches sheepshead, on the Texas coast. We plan to have some folks tie sheepshead flies before the meeting. A "give away" table will be set up, and if we can arrange it, we hope to have a few door prizes.
In this series of session, I have attempted to show a few ways of tying this productive fly. I use a large (4/0) hook to better be able to show the steps, and the videos are broken down by section.
15 club members made this adventure. Our scattered group travelled from Houston, New York, Colorado, Hawaii, and more. Jerry B. And Raymond L. had been there since Monday, getting some fishing in while waiting for the rest of us to show up. My hopes ere to be able to "boat hop" fishing with different anglers and guides during this event. It was a partial success, as we are creatures of habit. I was able to fish with 5 different guides on 8 sessions. For me this included a trip to the lagoons, with Jerry B. Our first day of fishing, started out slow. Not many tarpon were hooked, with one being landed by the Japanese family on vacation there. We were able to settle into our "ready" mode, and a few tarpon were jumped, but I don't think that most of us had our technique dialed in. CLICK TO READ MORE
Summary: We finally hit the right fishing time at PINS! Four anglers Great weather Easy driving Multiple Species Caught Dusky anchovies migration Mullet and shad beginning their migration Uncrowded beach. For details, hit the link
Padre Isl National Seashore
Sept 23-25, 2022
We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon.
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Sun, Aug 21: This is a day trip to Drum Bay and Swan Lake. This area is just a quick drive from Houston, and an even shorter drive from Galveston. Great for both boaters and kayaks, the habitat type in this area is condusive for reds, specks, and flounder. Come join us for a day on the water!
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September 09-10 Cavasso Creek
This is an overnight trip to Cavasso Creek and the greater St. Charles Bay area. We will stay in Fulton, Rockport, or Holiday Beach at an AirBnB. Anyone arriving early on Friday is welcome to check into the AirBnB and fish. No AirBnB picked out yet, but I'm going to try and get a spot with a dock and lights for some night fishing fun. Trip Lead: Taylor Guest. Further details on TFF post:
June 10-12 Fence Lake/B&R Flats
Two great opportunities to fish in the salt. A Skimmer Trip to Fence Lake, followed by paddling in the Lighthouse Lake/B&R area.
See below post for details...A great trip
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.