Day 1Launched to calm winds. Front hit 20 minutes later. Aborted plan "A" and went to plan "B". Fished the casinos until front passed and wind dropped. Hit 4 spots. We got a handful of trout and reds. Nothing big.Boat ran well and nothing broke.Great day on the water. Day 2 Fished Jerry's cove and … Continue reading Report: Rockport chronicles, by Scott F.
Meeting: May 2023 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 pm: For the May monthly meeting of the Texas FlyFishers, we welcome back Clint Barghi. You may remember Clint from his last visit to the FlyFishers back in February 2019 with his presentation of The Moon’s Influence on Feeds and How to Pattern Speckled Trout in their Spring … Continue reading Meeting: May 2023 Monthly Meeting
Report: Brown & Roots Flats Outing
Five fly fisherman headed out in kayaks to fish B&R flats East. Friday’s contingent consisted of Eric,D., Puck, Phil S., Joe N. and Scott. We encountered light winds mostly sunny skies and clear water. Fishing was challenging with most finding locating fish the difficult factor. 4 of the 5 of us caught fish. Redfish and ladyfish were caught. Puck was … Continue reading Report: Brown & Roots Flats Outing
Report: Prison Permit Roundup, 2023
Four anglers participated in this event - to stalk the elusive Prison Permit, aka Sheepshead, in East Matagorda Bay. The two boats left the Matagorda Harbor Marina a bit after 8am and motored up the intercostal waterway to the cut that led into E Matagorda Bay. From there the boats went to the barrier island … Continue reading Report: Prison Permit Roundup, 2023
Report: East Matagorda, looking for a kayak launch 2023-01-22
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:
EVENT: Speaker, Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 “Puck” flyfishing for Texas Sheepshead
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.
EDUCATION: Tarpon Toad tying videos
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.
Silver King Lodge, Costa Rica, Outing Report 2022-10
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
PINS 2022 trip report
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
Texas FlyFishers SW Outing, Padre Island National Seashore, Sept 23-25, 2022
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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