Ellen Matthews and Kimberly Guido were
the TWFF’s contribution to the winner’s circle at the 2003 Redfish
Rodeo. Ellen and Kimberly were guided by Scott Summerlatte, who put
them on fish, which added up to the Grand Slam First place win. The
“slam” consisted of Redfish, Trout, Jack Crevelle, and flounder.
There was one other “slam,” but the 19-inch trout made the girls the
There were about approximately twenty
members who attended the outing. Many of our members had not
previously fished the coastal waters. Lots of fun was had and lots
of new experiences were enjoyed. The day was hot, but it was perfect
for fly fishing in the protected areas, especially in the morning
because there was essentially no wind.
This is a rare opportunity in my
experience, and I am really glad that so many people were able to
experience Port O’Connor during a calm weather period. The hurricane
had been through POC earlier in August, but things were pretty much
back to normal for the outing.
Some members brought bay boats and were
able to go out on the bays and fish. That proved to be a good
fishing experience. Lots of members were fishing from kayaks and
fished the area behind Charlie’s Bait Camp. In the early morning,
there were lots of tailing redfish to be seen, and trout were caught
in this area.
The Friday night Mullet Mixer turned out
to be a great idea to get everyone together. Most all TWFF members
in POC attended the Mixer for the Redfish Rodeo. It was held at
Sheila Anderson’s Condo at Pirates Cove. Thank you, Sheila A., for
your hospitality and gracious hosting.