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 

partly cloudy, S to SE winds to 20 through Wed then 50% chance of rain , mild N winds thru Thursday coming around to SE and Sunny this weekend with NW winds gusting 40 Saturday PM then clearing sunny and SE winds most of next week.... 2nd half of South Zone Duck Hunting on through Jan. 29 , 2017
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 and lead eyed for drainage creeks and late afternoon spoils .. Plug fisherman already doing well on trout with Broken Back and Corkies as water drops 15* in last fourweeks
Cool weather fly anglers may move to cold weather/ Dacron cored lines with mid 50*s water..cooler water kills off algae, clearing water for mid day sight casting opps , be aware of Duck hunters and decoy spreads early and late though Jan 29th 201 keep the Holiday spirit alive on the water, be courteous, spread out, and chill!!

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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