Gulf Coast - South Padre Island

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Fish also turning to white shrimp and impressionistic olive and black crabs, Go to longer leaders and 2x fluoro for fussy white sand fish....consider small hairbugs (#1 to #6) and small poppers on crawling fish as water levels go above 60* The TPW 5 trout / day on lower Texas coast continues to bring better average fish to hand.... and TPW has moved to go 5 trout limit on the middle Texas coast since Sept 1 2014!

Seven-day forecast 

Sunny, warm to partly cloudy with SSE thru Wednesday then NE to 15>2 Wedneday PM, then with 50% chance of rain Friday and 90% chance this weekend with SE winds to 20, >50% chance of rains part of next week. moving to end of next week
Check P. Mansfield's East cut, and Brownsville ship channel for fish on edges and Spoils on ICWW later in afternoons Big, slow sinking flies, in white chartreuse, gray or black on edge flats..... with tides nearing normal and water getting close to comfortable wet wading and warm water fly lines

Conditions 

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LLM Is hypersaline 125 mile long lagoon with skinny water grass flats and an eastern white sand shoreline up to a mile wide , sliced by the East Cut in Port Mansfield with access to jetty and near inshore fish Port Isabel and South padre Island offer jetty and ship channel fisheries for snook and tarpon With front gulf beach available too

Must Have Flies 
Swan Point Landing
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