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by Tenore
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: TX Hill Country - September 11, 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: TX Hill Country - September 11, 2022

Appreciate your report. I often fly fish in the Pedernales river and was shocked to see just a few isolated pools and no flow. This was in early August so hopefully it is improving.
by Tenore
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Bastrop Bayou 9-8-2022
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Bastrop Bayou 9-8-2022

Myself and two friends launched from the Clay Banks site at 7:30am. Nice, cooler day with light north wind. At the point right across from the launch I hooked into a small flounder just moments after launching. We basically explored the bayou branch that ran perpendicular to the main bayou. During t...
by Tenore
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Copano Thieves
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: Copano Thieves

On a positive note, last Thursday at Christmas Bay (Amigo ln) my friend returned and found his truck had been side swiped in the parking area. The responsible party left a note and actually had insurance.
by Tenore
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Sportsman Rd, Galveston
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Sportsman Rd, Galveston

Good info, thanks!
by Tenore
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Sportsman Rd, Galveston
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Sportsman Rd, Galveston

The very end of Sportsman rd has a small area to launch but you need to watch the No Parking zone since cops frequent the area. Not sure of an intermediate place without trespassing. Parking can be very inconvenient and hard to find on the weekend especially. I would have a firm plan B. I would sugg...
by Tenore
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: AP July 4th
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: AP July 4th

Thanks for the excellent report. Will be going to the area next month hopefully!
by Tenore
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Freeport Area Marsh 7/3
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Freeport Area Marsh 7/3

Thanks for the report, We may try this area later in the week.
by Tenore
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Winds and Jacks
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Winds and Jacks

Thanks for sharing this, excellent video and you have serious skills!
by Tenore
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22

Ron,

That is an excellent video! Thanks so much!

Donn
by Tenore
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Fishing Report San Luis Pass area 6-17-22

This is a cautionary tale mixed with a fishing report. This area is infamous for dangerous currents and we experienced unexpectedly strong tidal currents from the incoming tide on the morning of 6-17-2022. We launched from the County park at around 7am and went north towards Bird Island to ride the ...
by Tenore
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Settegast Road Launch - galveston
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Settegast Road Launch - galveston

We launched from there yesterday and fished Dalehite cove and surrounding marshes. We did not catch a lot of fish but I managed to land a PB redfish that was a fun fight. We also caught a few smaller specs and a flounder. It is generally pretty quiet on the weekdays and little powerboat activity.
by Tenore
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Is West Galveston Island open tomorrow, Friday?
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Is West Galveston Island open tomorrow, Friday?

I drove by two days ago just to check but I did not enter the park. The gate to the bayside of the park is indeed open. The website says all the launch sites are accessible.
by Tenore
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Jamaica Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 2443

Re: Jamaica Beach.

Last time we fished that area west of JB, we accessed by launching at Galveston Island State Park. We used the Jenkins Bayou launch area that is nearest to JB. It was a long paddle but doable. I don’t know of any other legal launch sites that are near the area you mentioned.
by Tenore
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Fly fishing Galveston
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Fly fishing Galveston

I might suggest the marshes near Bayou Vista launching from Louies Baitcamp ($6 fee). Go south and fish the marshes above and below the railroad bridge (be careful the crossing is too low for rods stored in rod holders). I fly fished this area today and caught two reds on a shrimp pattern. Also got ...
by Tenore
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: GISP fishing report 10/9/2021
Replies: 2
Views: 7704

Re: GISP fishing report 10/9/2021

Yes, I dislike those boardwalks. Instead, try the far west launch at Jenkins bayou (photo). Less people know about this. You can drive to the water’s edge, unpack and then move the car to the nearby parking area. There usually is a lot of bait fish action on that side of the park. If the marshes are...
by Tenore
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality
Replies: 6
Views: 2642

Re: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality

I own the smaller, 11.5’ Nucanoe Flint and have taken it out BTB a few times in Galveston. This was using paddles only. IMHO, I would go with their pivot drive pedal system instead of a motor for the turtle reason already mentioned. Getting a fully loaded kayak out with 1-2 ft surf can be tricky. Be...
by Tenore
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Colorado Fly Selection
Replies: 9
Views: 3210

Re: Colorado Fly Selection

Grew up fly fishing s colorado streams. Hopper dropper for plunge pools or any water with some depth or undercut banks. Size 12-14 hopper that floats well and a size 16-20 nymph that is not too weighted. For tenkara, I would still start with a small dry like an Adams irresistible that floats forever...
by Tenore
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Looking for Kayak Recommendations (Fly fish Galveston)
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Looking for Kayak Recommendations (Fly fish Galveston)

‭Welcome to the forum. I fly fish frequently in the areas you mentioned. The kayak I use is a NuCanoe Flint that was purchased at ACK in Houston. It is just under $1000. Nucanoe also offers the “pivot drive” pedal option that is easily added later without any modifications required. They also have s...
by Tenore
Mon May 31, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 05/23/2021 Galveston Island State Park
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Re: 05/23/2021 Galveston Island State Park

Thanks for the report! I fished there the next day on 5/24 and although it was slow, I did catch a PB flounder of 22” using a small white and green paddletail. However, that was one fish for 4 hours of work. I came across a good sized alligator hunting 1/2 mile offshore which was disturbing, Probabl...
by Tenore
Thu May 20, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Inflatable Kayak?
Replies: 19
Views: 6832

Re: Inflatable Kayak?

How about a folding kayak? I have a Tucktec (checkout on YouTube) that folds smaller than most inflatables. I can put it together in 2 minutes, weighs 28 pounds and it is hard plastic. It paddles surprisingly well and they have improved the seat. Attached photo is mine on the Colorado River just abo...
by Tenore
Wed May 12, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing report Galveston Island State Park 5/4/21
Replies: 19
Views: 14451

Re: Fishing report Galveston Island State Park 5/4/21

Would love to try some night fishing...thanks!1 Hey Tenore, I second Ron Mc in liking your first TKF fishing report. Nice speck photo and good scenic detail. Not too long like a Harlequin romance novel w/ details of food, deep thoughts and boring impressions. [emoji848] Keep reporting on them gamefi...
by Tenore
Wed May 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 7671

Re: Intro

Sounds good. I will also try to keep in touch next time I am planning a trip. Thanks!
by Tenore
Fri May 07, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Moses lake 05/02/2021
Replies: 5
Views: 5804

Re: Moses lake 05/02/2021

Thanks for the report! This area is on my list to visit and it sounds like you had a great time.
by Tenore
Thu May 06, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing report Galveston Island State Park 5/4/21
Replies: 19
Views: 14451

Fishing report Galveston Island State Park 5/4/21

I am a new guy here and trying to adjust to a new kayak as well as coastal fishing. The TKF community has been a tremendous help for learning this sport and doing it safely. I also greatly appreciate the fishing reports! Galveston Island State Park, Lake Como Launch 5/4/21. Hit the water at 7am duri...
by Tenore
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 7671

Re: Intro

The Cumbres Toltec Railroad offers some great fly fishing possibilities since the train makes a stop at Osier where they break for lunch. Hike from Osier station to the Los Pinos river for fishing. I would take a backpack and spend a couple of days there and then catch the train and head back to Cha...