Event Detail
Shoalwater Bay - Seadrift

Start Date/Time: Friday, April 12, 2019 8:00 AM
End Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Weekend / Advanced Skill
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Event Report:

Trip Initiator: Eli Rivera

Trip Description:

This is a primitive weekend camp out and fishing adventure in Shoalwater Bay. It requires a 5.1 mile paddle to the camping area. Everyone must be able to carry all their gear, food and water (2-3 gallons) needed for the weekend. There are no planned group meals, but you can make that happen. A marine radio is an essential item for this trip.

The weather is more unpredictable this time of year and is the main reason for the advanced rating, along with the 5.1 mile paddle with all your gear, water, and food.  Everyone needs to watch the weather forecast and pack the appropriate clothing and gear for the current forecast.  Plan for wind.

Shoalwater Bay is one of the few bays on the Texas coast that still has some large grass bottom areas which usually hold clear water allowing for sightcasting. Our camping location will allow easy access to San Antonio and Espiritu Santo Bays as well.  Shell Bar is approximately 1/2 mile away across the bay.

The island landing is little muddy so it is best to wear booties or wading boots since sandals may come off in the muck.

We will meet at Charlies Bait Camp at 08:00 for a 9:00 put-in.  Everyone will have to pay to park their vehicles for the weekend. Parking should be less than $20. for limited information.


How to Sign Up:


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How to Get There: Enter Charlie's Bait Camp or Lane Rd, Seadrift TX in your navigation device.

Travel East from Seadrift, TX on Highway 185 approximately 6.5 miles to Lane Road. Turn right onto Lane Road (the only direction possible, there is a sign for Charlies Bait Camp) Follow Lane Road to near the end and Charlies in on the right.


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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 




Recommended guidelines for participates:
  • Make sure trip leader or an officer has your emergency contact
  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up. Make sure the trip leader knows your experience level
  • Communicate with the trip leader, if you are unsure of your skill level required
  • Member dues are current
  • Guests are invited to particpate
  • Have performed deep water entries
  • Carry a first aid kit
  • Have a life jacket
  • Have a VHF radio
  • Inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.
Recommended for Trip Leaders:
  • Insures proper authorizations
  • Secure sites
  • Prepare emergency preparedness plan
  • Keep abreast of weather conditions that might effect the trip
  • Point out any potential area hazards
  • Maintain a head count
  • Have available a first aid kit
  • Have a VHF radio



 Enrolled Participants
1. Dgarza
2. River
3. BarryS

Owned by River On Thursday, December 20, 2018

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