Duckworks Gulf Coast Messabout, 7th annual
June 12-13, 2009
Magnolia Beach Park (just south of the village of Magnolia Beach)
Lavaca Bay, Gulf of Mexico
Magnolia Beach, TX
Chuck & Sandra Leinweber
No camping fees or reservations - primitive camping only
Public boat launch ramp is FREE!! Parking is also free!
Features: The bottom drops off sharply along the bay, quickly down to about 4-5 feet, making launching simple unless your rig is really long. The beach and the bay bottom is a mix of sand and oyster shell, so wear your boat shoes. The shells can be extremely sharp.

Also, the Texas 200 ends at this location the previous day. Messabouters get the lowdown on that event firsthand from the participants. Events: five dollar shrimp boil dinner Friday night - not on Saturday as in the past. Buy tickets HERE.

More info on the Texas200
Previous years
Shorty's Page on 2008
Gerard's Page on 2005
Note: VHF radio and a reliable motor would be handy. A tow by the pros costs $450! This is shallow water and there can be some real wind, meaning choppy waves. A short, flat boat on this sort of waves can cause seasickness. Be prepared.