View Full Version : If Houston does it, why not Austin?
07-31-2007, 09:16 PM
Happy hour that is....
Since the vis. at Travis still stinks, you Austin/San Antonio Spearos up for a happy hour?
Let me know if there is interest. Thinking the Cedar Door downtown.
08-01-2007, 11:14 AM
Sounds great, what time/where
08-01-2007, 01:29 PM
What a great ideal!!!! :toast: That would be cool, but I will be homebound for a while. Hey I thought the vis was supposed to be clearing up at Travis due to all the fresh rain water?
08-01-2007, 03:29 PM
Scott, are you buying the first round for everyone?
Lake Travis visibility should start clearing up in the next several weeks as everything starts to settle out from all the recent inflows.
08-02-2007, 08:53 PM
hey guys, i didnt know there were spearos in Austin, and i didnt know we could fish in Travis lake. What kind of edible fish are there in that lake? Please tell me more about this, i'm totally interested. If yall decide on a happy hour i'd like to go.
08-02-2007, 10:41 PM
ok lets set up a time, how about sunday evening at 7:00 at cedar door I'll buy the first round as long as there aren't 20 people there.
08-03-2007, 10:40 AM
What kind of edible fish are there in that lake?On the TPWD website there is a list of "GAME FISH" You cannot legally spear any of these. In Travis there are Gar and Carp to shoot, and this is pretty standard for any lake and river in Texas. You are also passing up the Guadalupe and San Marcos rivers on your way to Travis. The San Marcos river is 72 degrees year round. We speared that river in February and had a great day shooting jumbo 15lb goldfish (Koi) and suckermouths (plecos). Just stay out of the city limits (city ordinance against spearguns) and you are good to go.
If you have never eaten gar, you are overlooking a great clean white meat. If you've never eaten carp... well you ain't missing much, but cut out the rib-cage and fry it up for some nice fish riblets. I have it on very good authority that plecos taste like lobster and you can shoot them by the hundreds in SM.
Back to the topic at hand, it'd be nice to meet up with you cap-city guys sometime.
08-03-2007, 11:06 AM
John gave a good overview of what you can shoot in freshwater around the state. I use to dive the San Marcos when I lived there. It is a lot fun freediving but remember to be outside the city limits if you are spearfishing. Along with the carp and gar in Travis you will also see quite a few drum that are also okay to shoot. It is hard to hold off on not shooting bass in Lake Travis, especially when they are teasing you by nibling on your shaft.
08-05-2007, 11:03 AM
I would really like to do the san marcos river, anyone want to join?
where is a good place to drop in that is not in the city limit? If anyone has done it please tell me the logistics of where to get in where to get out etc.
08-05-2007, 09:54 PM
Sounds like we've got a deal. It's good to know there is some interest, and I expected the typical drink freeloaders like DavidDW. You guys better keep an eye on him and your wallet when he's around.
I have a new gun to break in and get wet, so lets do this:
Meet up at Mansfield Dam Park at Lake Travis this Sunday, August 12th at 2:00pm. Dive for an hour and a half or so and then head over to Carlos & Charlie's (on Lake Travis) for beer & nachos or whatever....
If anyone wants to skip the diving and just meet up at Carlos & Charlie's, we will be there by 4:00. Ken, I understand you may be housebound with the new baby, but I hope you can make it. I"ll be calling a couple other Spearos that I know who live in Austin.
If you don't want to pay the $8.00 park entry fee, I have an annual pass and will be in the gravel parking lot outside the gate a little before 2:00- white Toyota Tacoma Prerunner. You guys can hop in and save your park fee for beer money. Otherwise, I will be in the parking lot dedicated to divers.
PM me with questions. WOOO HOOO..how does it go on the dive DVD? "I like to Spear, Hold my breath and drink beer!!" ,
08-06-2007, 09:43 AM
Sounds good, I am in. I assume you are planning on scuba/spearing? I have never been to that park so I don't know what to expect.
08-06-2007, 05:11 PM
No, I'll be freediving. They have an underwater park with lots of stuff like platforms, reefed boats and an airplane I haven't been able to find. It's kind of dicey spearing around there b/c all the scuba divers, but if you are careful and your gun doesn't go beyond the range of the water visibility it will be OK. I will be water testing a new gun I got at the Blue Wild Expo last month.
Glad you can make it.
08-08-2007, 07:11 AM
I'm in. Thanks for the call bubba. see yall on sunday
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