Redfish, speckled trout and even flounder are likely catches on the Texas Gulf Coast, and this popular outing is fast approaching June 17-20. It’s a bargain at $200 a person for lodging for three nights. With sufficient participation there will be kayak transportation to and from the coast. The condos we stay at also have boat slips. The condos have full kitchens with cooking and eating utensils. People generally bring their own food or set up sharing menus with others. The club will host a shrimp boil Saturday night.

Port O’Connor is a small fishing town but it provides great access to some good spots for wading and kayak fishing. The subdivision, where the condos are located has access to many spots that are within a short paddle. Jetty and pier fishing are also available. We will have a couple of boats that can also be used to take folks to wade spots.

This is not your mountain type of fly fishing as you are typically using 7-9 wt. rods, targeting fish, and stripping the fly past their nose. (The club has some 8-weight rigs that you can check out.) It can be very exciting when you tie on to these big fish.

If you are thinking about going, WE NEED TO KNOW ASAP so we have a good count on the number of attendees. Please contact the outing host Bryce Bezant or co-host Brett Morehead if you plan to go (see contact info below).

Here are the details:

When: June 17- 20 (Yes, the 20st is Father’s Day, but you can get back home in time. What a great Father’s Day gift!)

Where: Port O’Connor, Pirates Cove Units 2,10 and 11 – 462, 446 and 444 15th St. Port O’Connor, Texas. Port O’Connor Rentals (361-983-4371).

What: Saltwater fishing via boat, kayak or wading. There is also the jetty at Port O’Connor and surf fishing not too far away. Appropriate gear is 7-weight to 9-weight rod and reel, with flies mostly streamers such as baitfish, crab and shrimp patterns.

Cost: $200/per person for all three nights, due at time of sign-up. Sign in on the website and click on the Calendar icon. You’ll find the outing on the May 17-20 dates. Click on the event and register. If you prefer, send a check to FWFF, P.O. Box 1133, Fort Worth, Texas 76101. If you choose to pay by check, be sure to let us know by email that you are going and you have sent your money.

Who to contact: Outings Director – Chris Patnode (817) 819-5519,; Host Bryce Bezant (817) 360-6672; or Co-Host Brett Morehead -(817) 368-3808

Guide/FWF4 Donor: Capt. Jeff Johnson’s Guide Service, (361) 420-3262,

Local Guides Recommended by FWFF member Paul Bonner, owner of the condos we use.:
Capt. KT Townsend ——(832) 477-3810
Capt. Tom Horbey –——(361) 983-2263 fly fishing guide
Capt. Ed Stracos –———(361) 935-9901 – Conventional Fishing –
Capt. Thomas William ––(970) 708-7240 fly fishing guide

More information on fishing guides and fishing spots and access logistics will be provided to outing attendees via email.

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