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Dana's Cove 1 day trip - POSSIBLE CHANGE TO FRIDAY 18TH

Start Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 2019 7:30 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Day / Intermediate Skill
Event Report:

POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE TO FRIDAY 18TH BECAUSE OF WEATHER ISSUES ON SATURDAY.  We will make the decision at the regular meeting this Tuesday 1/15. 


Trip Initiator: Bill Leary  281-705-1010

Trip Description:

This will be a 1 day trip starting at Waterman’s Restaurant, 14302 Steward Rd, Galveston TX 77554.  They have a great boat launch into Como Lake. You could launch from one of three locations within Galveston State Park but the water in the Bay is low too low at this time.  I will update you if the water level changes. 


Feel free to camp overnight at Galveston Island State Park but I will not be camping.


Where to fish –

Dana's Cove, located in Galveston Island State Park east of Carancahua Cove and past Butterowe and Oak Bayous, has a firm bottom for wading and is known for holding school-size trout as well as larger trout and redfish. Like other West Bay coves, it is best fished on a strong incoming tide.

Cast to the grassy points along the bayou, where flounder will hold. Work the outside points and move out to the flats on the outgoing tide. Trout and redfish will target bait fish holding on the points on outgoing tides. your kayaks will get you to prime spots around the neighboring coves.


Skill level:

Paddling distance is approximately 1 mile and to the far shoreline of Dana's Cove is about 2 miles. Depending upon the wind conditions, there could be a strong wind in our face to return to the launch. There is protected water along the South shoreline and in Lake Como. Fishing the piers and bulkheads in Lake Como can also be productive. If the weather is cold, this may be the preferred strategy.


Special Conditions: Paddling in the Winter requires special care being given to clothing and safety. Keeping dry and warm should be priority one when choosing your clothing. Layers and breathable fabrics are the key. Avoid 100% cotton, choose fabrics with high percentages of man made fibers designed to allow perspiration to pass through. Don't forget to wear warm headgear, ear protection and hand protection. Warm ears and fingers will prolong your stay on the water and increase your enjoyment. As always, your pfd is a must.


MAPS / Photos of Interest:

1.   Get on Houston I-45S

2.   I-45 South for 29 miles. 

3.   Follow I-45 S to TX-342 Spur S/Broadway St in Galveston.  Take exit 1A from I-45 S

4.   Take Steward Rd, Seawall BLVD and Termini-San Luis Pass Rd to your destination 

5.  Launch from Waterman’s Restaurant 14302 Steward Rd. Galveston TX 77554

What to Pack/Bring:


See Standard PACK List for items to consider for any PACK outing

Important items:

§  VHF Radio for communication and emergency contact

§  First Aid Kit 

§  Lunch, Water, snacks

§  Kayak Drift Sock 


 Enrolled Participants
1. Big Fish Bill
2. smith04
3. Ken J
4. fstanley001
5. loumessina
6. memonk0730
7. spdunk
8. Drifting Yak
9. YakRunabout

Owned by Big Fish Bill On Thursday, December 20, 2018

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