We have had some great trips out to the Chandeleur Islands in November and December. Send us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org and watch here and in our newsletter for more pictures and reports!
Our May meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3 at the OSYC at 5:30 or 6pm depending on whether we have a fly tying demonstration. Keep watching for more details and we’ll see you there!
Our friends in the Mississippi Coast Fly Fishers have invited us to participate in their annual bream tournament. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 – at “Your Mamma’s Place” – on nearby waters – $25 entry – po’boy dinner included – a good time! Rumor has it that Mike and Anita Arguelles participated and “placed” among the anglers last year! We need to turn out and “represent” for HOSSFLY. Details and rules for the tournament can be found at www.gcflyfishers.org. Big thanks to MCFF for including us and watch for further details.
Mid July – Leon and Jeff took tarpon trips to Carrabelle, FL last month. No tarpon boated on the first trip, but Leon returned a few days later with his son and had a record trip with a number of big fish hooked, jumped and boated!
Todd and Jeff had a couple of good trips October 2-5. Dozens of trout under the lights and sight fishing reds during the day near Bayou la Batre. The reds were in groups of 10-20., teaming up to scare shrimp and crabs out of the grass. We were sometimes close enough to hear the shrimp flipping out of the water! We kept only a few fish for the pan and released the others in good condition.
Leon and friend Tom Dempsey made a trip to the Biloxi Marsh on October 18. They caught reds and black drum in spite of murky and windy conditions. Tom is a leading member in the Alabama clubs and a CCI who has considerable experience in the Marsh. He also volunteered at the GCC Fly Fishing Fair, as did Leon. Thanks again, guys! We need to get Tom to visit with us at a HOSSFLY meeting soon!