4/16/21 – 4/18/21 Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip


Our next Self-Chartered Bay Fishing Trip will be to Port O’Connor on 4/16/21 – 4/18/21.  We presently have three boats committed and can take nine fishermen, in addition to the three captains.  The Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip Rotation and the Event Hierarchy apply.  We will select participants based on their position within the Rotation; however, if they don’t have an active FCS membership they will be at the bottom of the list.

We will use Wayne Weilnau’s house as well as a suite at The Inn at Clark’s (a waterfront inn on the Intercoastal).  The lodging cost will be approximately $80/per person for the weekend (we’ll divide the lodging and house cleaning fee evenly), which includes the extra boat slip fee.  Additional costs will be for shared truck and boat gas (minus the captains), restaurant and drive-through food, and bait.  Due to the recent freeze and normal seasonal bait availability, we anticipate fishing primarily with artificials or dead/frozen bait.

There has been a lot of mixed messaging about the impacts of the recent freeze on fish populations.  Wayne came down shortly after the freeze and saw some dead fish but not large numbers.  Wayne and his son fished the afternoon of 3/16/21 and caught two legal reds and three trout.  Zach and Yuri Tumlinson fished with some guides on 3/13/21 and reported success on black drum, reds, and trout.  Daryl and Leanne Shipper caught five slot reds, one over-the-slot read, and a sheepshead on 2/28/21 (a personal best).  Although fish populations seem good at this time, we should still practice conservation by only keeping what we will eat in the near future as well as releasing the larger fish that will serve as brood fish.

This trip is full. The following people have the spots:

  1. Randy Rowley
  2. Daryl Shipper
  3. Wayne Weilnau
  4. Chris Rowley
  5. Jim McGee
  6. Harold Terry
  7. Edward Terry (son)
  8. Roy Zengerle
  9. Binh Chu
  10. Harley Chu (son)
  11. Blake Lieb
  12. Burl Fulenwider
  13. Zack Tumlinson  (alternate)
  14. Yuri Tumlinson (alternate)
  15. Steven Babin (alternate)

If you are interested in being added to the ‘will-call list’ (in case someone drops out), contact Wayne at or at 512-589-4120. 

A $50 deposit is due to Wayne before the end of March.

Contact Wayne if you have any questions.

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