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Anuhuac Wildlife Refuge - Trip Leaders: Barry Sandler/ Jason Talley

Start Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:30 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 2007 7:00 AM
Recurring Event: One time event
Category:
Non-PACK Event
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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 27, 2007

 
Trip Description:
 

The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is located on the north shoreline of East Galveston Bay. Besides being one of the few places the public can access the north shoreline, it also offers abundant wildlife viewing and waterfowl hunting opportunities.
The refuge is home to an abundant population of American alligators. Between October and March, visitors to ANWR are likely to see as many as 27 species of ducks, huge flocks of geese, songbirds, shorebirds, roseatte spoonbills, white faced ibis, and snowy egrets.

The north shoreline of East Bay offers miles of uninterrupted shoreline that is ideal for kayak and wade fishing. After entering the refuge, we will launch at the boat ramp that opens into East Bay. The mouth of Robinson Bayou is short paddle west of the launch point. The mouth of the bayou and the pier pilings in the area are prime spots to target reds and flounders. Just west of the bayou mouth is Robinson Flats. After launching, if you paddle the shoreline to the southeast you will come to another spot known as Wildlife Flats. The shoreline that is east of Frozen Point is muddy and better suited to kayak fishing than wading. The shoreline along the ANWR is an excellent area to target trout, reds, and flounder, especially in the spring and fall.  

 
Leader:
 
Barry Sandler bosandler @hotmail.com cell: 713-398-4252

Jason Talley lightnj77 @yahoo.com cell: 281-733-4277 
 
Date/Time:
 
Saturday, October 27, 2007, sunrise, 7:30 A.M., until ????? The park is officially open from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Each vehicle (not person) must register at the Visitor Information Station before proceeding to the launch area. Access is free. You can pick up a brochure with maps of the refuge in the Visitors Information Center.
 
How to Sign Up:
 

Use the enroll feature at the top of this page if you have a login account or contact a trip leader (or sign up at a monthly meeting) and provide:
Name, email address and phone number (preferably cell phone). 

 
How to Get There:
 
Houston: Take I 10 East to Exit #812 (TX 61 or Anahuac/Hankamer exit). Head south on 61 for nearly four miles to the stop sign. Continue through. The road becomes Hwy. 562. Continue for approximately 8.5 miles to the fork in the road, which is FM 1985. At the fork, turn left and continue for an additional 4 miles to the main entrance of the refuge. Turn right on the easement road for another 3 miles. Signs will be posted.
Beaumont: Take I 10 West. Exit # 829 (Hwy. 73/124 or Winnie/Galveston exit). Head south on Hwy 124 for approximately 11 miles to FM 1985. Turn right onto FM 1985 and head west for nearly 11 miles to the main entrance of the refuge. Turn left on the easement road for another 3 miles. Signs will be posted.
After entering the refuge and registering proceed to the launch area. After registering at the Visitor Information Station, continue south across the first road that crosses the entrance road (do not turn left to the Oyster Bayou boat launch). Turn right at the next road, Cross Road (the only way you can turn is right) and follow it to West Line Road where you will turn left and proceed to launch area at the end of the road at the East Bay shoreline. There should be signs directing you to the East Bay Boat Ramp.
 
What to Pack/Bring:
 

The refuge is remote. Come prepared. There is no drinking water available on the refuge and the closest gas station is twenty miles away. Bring all the standard stuff (lunch, water, snacks, drinks, first aid/emergency kit, cell phone, VHF radio, fishing and paddling gear). If you want bait, there may be a bait shop on Hwy 563 after you exit I 10 as you approach Anahuac or bring a cast net. Castnetting is allowed in waterways along public roads.

 

GPS Coordinates:

 

E.Bay Boat Launch at end of West Line Road: N 29 34.454’ W 94 33.363’

Robinson Flats: N 29 34.26’ W 94 34.24’

Wildlife Flats: N 29 33.41’ W 94 31.89’
 
 

 
Predicted Tides Galveston Channel:
 

High 3:11 AM 1.6 ft.
Low 11:14 AM -0.2 ft.
High 7:37 PM 2.1 ft.

 
Guest Participants:
 
(if you don't have a registered login account on this website we can list your name here; if you have a login account then use the enroll feature at the top of this page to become part of the auto enroll list below) 
 

1. Redbeard's son

2. Paul K

3. J Cantu

4. Roberta S

5. Chrissie B

  
 Enrolled Participants
1. BarryS
2. robert
3. Mrs Backlasher
4. GB
5. DICKMC
6. Jim R
7. Redbeard
8. Troy
9. Spooner
10. Ken J
11. cnifong
12. VH
13. paddle-4-fish
14. WDH
15. Randallw20
16. Ibenyak'n
17. lskf
18. Bill B
19. rgcast
20. ramosad
21. SightCast

Owned by BarryS On Tuesday, January 9, 2007

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