View Full Version : San Marcos this weekend 2-17 who's in?
02-12-2007, 10:16 AM
San Marcos trip doing some goldfish and talapia spearing this weekend. Who's down for a trip, I can carpool with 1 or 2 others and have room for gear (fins, mask, guns,wetsuit and 1 large ice chest). I'll drive from Corpus and pay for gas, if you the others will split room costs. Who's in?
I figure we could leave Saturday around 7am (arrive in San Marcos around noon) Dive for 3-5 hours, then head to hotel. BBQ some catch for diner (typically the hotels have a pit outside). Have drinks and tell stories about the goldfish that got away, and leave the next morning.
Sound good? I'm open for suggestions
02-12-2007, 10:27 AM
I should be able to make it. I'll see you around noon at the Cape Street Damn. Most likely, I will be staying with my brother in Ausin. Like I posted before, there just really arent many tilapia in the section of river outside the city limits, so we should probably plan on having dinner at River Pub.
That is of course unless someone wants to sack up and eat a suckermouth. Come on guys... they are supposed to taste like lobster! :D
02-12-2007, 01:13 PM
I'll eat damn near anything once. I guess it's was being raised from 1-9 in Lousiana. Throw some butter, garlic and Tony's on it....it can't be that bad! Plus I plan on trying goldfish on the halfshell!
02-12-2007, 01:19 PM
Yall have good long float I will not be able to make this trip. Temp are suppose to be in the mid-60s so it should probably be pretty nice.
02-12-2007, 06:56 PM
You guys diving from kayaks or shore?
I should be able to make it. I'll google the damn location and can be there at noon Saturday.
02-12-2007, 09:48 PM
This sounds fun. I'll be in Austin for that weekend too. Provided there are no heavy rains in the few days before, the water clarity should be good and I'm in.
I was thinking about bringing my kayak too. It would be nice to have one around, even if I'm not on it. It could hold the cooler and fish, spare gear, resting divers, beverages and food.
Actually now that I think about it, it would be a pain if we were drifting the whole time. Would only work well if were stopping at holes and working them, then moving on downstream.
OK who's in? I remember hearing that the record tilapia was caught in the comal with a spear....
02-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Still looking for divers from Corpus or San Antonio area who want to carpool. I've got a kayak I can strap to the top of the car.
02-12-2007, 10:58 PM
JLittle - you've done this before, is it better with or without a yak?
02-13-2007, 07:44 AM
If someone wants to bring one, carry the fish and drinks, I'm all for it. There are two downed trees you'll have to either drag the yak over or portage around. There is also one dam that portaging around will be a pain but doable.
Last time I used a small kid's raft as a float. We threw keys and extra stuff in it and hung the stringers. Dragging that thing around all day was not real fun even though it weighed very little. This time I'm going to use a boogie board. The river gets deep and slow in a few places up from the dam and that is the long swim we were talking about. Having a swimboard of some sort cuts down on the time.
So, yeah, a yak would be better except for those damned portages. It's up to you. If someone decides to be the pack mule, I'm sure we'd all be willing to help out with getting around the trees. I'm sticking with the boogie board idea this time around.
Another thing about having a yak around is for weightbelts. We simply didn't use them last time, and there were a few holes I would have liked to check out.
02-13-2007, 09:25 AM
I guess boogie boards would be a better choice. I'll pick one up. BTW it's supposed to be like 30 here tomarrow with the wind chill WTF? Hopefully it warms up by Saturday!
02-13-2007, 09:32 AM
We should be good, but they were wrong last time.
02-13-2007, 11:07 AM
what about hopping in at martindale road, has anyone floated that side yet?
02-13-2007, 11:44 AM
That is the Blanco River side. I once snorkeled the entire river from above five mile damn down to Martindale Road. That was about ten years ago though. My old apartment complex is the one right there at Hwy 81.
The water temp isn't as regulated by natural springs like the San Marcos River. There will be less carp in that area and probably no tilapia. Plus, putting in on that side still doesn't negate the dam portage.
Trust me, you'll like that spot at Cape Street. Good parking and easy entry.
02-13-2007, 11:46 AM
02-13-2007, 02:28 PM
Sounds good guys, I'm in for sure. Probably not gonna bring the kayak though, seems like I'd be pulling it around most of the time.
See ya'll there!
02-14-2007, 11:42 AM
I just got slammed at work and have to go to Detroit this weekend. It's 20 f'n degrees up there... this sucks.
You guys have a good trip, and take pics!
02-15-2007, 02:53 PM
y'all have fun. I have been in San Marcos the last two weekends so I will need to pass this week. I need to do some stuff about the house and might also spend a little time extra time at work also.
02-16-2007, 11:16 PM
The vis is usualy only good for a few miles from dam. It usual gets to bad around IH 35. Grew up in Buda, Got that tee shirt already. Have fun with the park rangers.
02-16-2007, 11:41 PM
Ok so everyone meet up 12noon at cape road inlet. We'll drive a car over to Old Bastrop and drop it off for a ride back. We'll hop in around 12:15pm and make our way down. I'll probably just drive back home saturday since no one from Corpus is going with me.
02-17-2007, 08:29 AM
on my way you guys give me a call if your plans change.
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