You can view the recent Leader Demo presented by Joe Mahler on our Facebook page
Joe Mahler has kindly offered to conduct a short Leader Tying Class. This will be a virtual event using Zoom.
The date is set for Wed., Apr 29, 2020 6pm – 6:40pm (EDT). A reminder will be sent as we get closer to the 29th.
Joe Mahler (author, illustrator and casting instructor) should be known to most as he conducted the fly casting clinic at our Deep Creek Rendezvous. He has published a book of Essential Knots that has the knots he uses for tying leaders with his formula in the Saltwater version. Essenntial Knots and Rigs for Saltwater
You’ll need to install the Zoom app on either your PC, Mac , iPhone, iPad or Android Device. Please visit this link:https://zoom.us/download well before the meeting to get setup and test. Please mute your audio during the meeting.
Please be aware that Zoom is gonna want to use your webcam – be prepared; have some gum ready to put over the lens. You might also use a Post-it note, it is less sticky and impermanent. If you are less heroic and move observant you can click the “Stop Video” button and hide your ugly mug.
Direction to boat ramp.
If you go over the Wonderwood bridge on I 295 headed North take the Heckscher Dr. exit and turn right. If you are headed South on I-295 take the Heckscher Dr. exit and turn left. At the light turn left (North) on New Berlin Rd. and you will go about 3 ½ miles and you will come to Cedar Point Rd. Turn right and stay on Cedar Point Rd. for about 7 miles and the entrance of the ramp is on your left. The ramp is in a remote area if you have never been their before. At one point you will have to turn right to stay on Cedar Point Rd.
GPS settings 9023 Cedar Point Rd. Jacksonville, Fl. then drive on .3 miles to the ramp. Google Maps link is here
Directions on National Park Service Site is at this link
Breakfast will be severed from 8 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. We will have coffee, donuts and sausage biscuits.
If you launch by 10:00 a.m. this will give you 3 hours of outgoing tide and a few hours of incoming tide before it get dark. As the tide is going out the reds will move from the back of the creeks and stay close to the mouths of the creeks. Some of these spots will be the mouth of the creek at the intracoastal and some of these spots will be at the creek mouths inside the larger creeks. Any small creek that dumps into a larger creek can be a good spot to check out and wait for the reds come to you. The lower the tide gets the easier it will be to see the reds moving around. I have not fished this winter but the reds should be in schools when you find them. If you want to blind cast then cast to the base of oyster beds or to points or any other structure you see in the creeks. Also cast to choke points between oyster beds.
All crab patterns and bait fish patterns should be good to use. A black clouser is always a good fly to use. When you cast to a moving fish, do not look at the fish, look 4-6 feet in front of the fish in the direction they are moving. If you look at the fish and want to cast ahead of them, in most cases you will cast right on top of the fish because you are looking at the fish. Got that piece of info from an article in a magazine article years ago and it is true.
The sun will set about 6:20 so keep that in mind because there is no lights at Cedar Point. The moon will be almost full so that may help. The weather forecast is mid 40’s to 60 during the day.
There will be no meeting February 3rd because of the Rendezvous scheduled for this Saturday February 8.
Next, we would like to thank everyone that submitted their Rendezvous registration by the January 31st deadline.
We tallied up the reservations and we have a few spots left. So, if you haven’t submitted your reservation yet, this is your absolute last chance!
If you would like to attend the Rendezvous and have not already submitted or mailed your reservation, you must reply to this email by 6 PM Wednesday February 5th. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm that you plan to attend Saturday’s Rendezvous. When you respond we need to know who you are and how many people will be attending. Do not mail your reservation because we won’t receive it in time.
As a reminder, you must be a member in order to attend the Rendezvous.
For you last minute Charlies, we will allow you to pay for your reservation (and membership) at the door. However, if you do not sent a confirmation email by Wednesday the 5th, don’t bother showing up on Saturday, we will turn you away.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
Under docks and shoreline fishing should be good.
Wade fish will also be a possibility. This is a good kayak outing, you can start fishing within 100 ft. of ramp.
Flies to use
…and any other small top water patterns or rainbow trout flies 8-10 hook size will work well. If you want to target bass then use larger hooks.
Direction: I-95 South and take the World Golf Village exit, go west on Pacetti rd. ( 9 Mile Road) for approx 7 miles then right on CR208 for .3 miles then left on 13A. Then right on 214 and then left on CR13 for approx. 1.5 miles. Ramp is on the right.