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 and hot and E winds to 15 through Tuesday PM then cool NE cool with up to 40% chance Wed. then clearing and SE to_Friday with 50% rain chance with SE winds most of next week and partly cloudy, water above normal after full moon and with fall high tides
Check P. Mansfield's East cut, and Brownsville ship channel for fish on edges and Spoils on ICWW Big flies, in white chartreuse, gray or black on drainage creeks and late afternoon spoils .. off mainland and likely to stay with steady SE winds Good Reports in Baffin Bay last weekend and Capt. Dale Fridy reports good to XL trout from S. Cullen spoils to Rattlesnake Bay . Tarpon, mackeral and bonito/ little tunny off beachfronts/ jetties all up and down mid and lower coast with tarpon to +100 eating black and purple flies, Intermediate lines with 60# shock and 20 class . Smaller rolling fish on jetty lees eating sparser white flies... check calmer AMs to look on front beach bars and jetties with recent Reports of red tide from gulf side of Port Mansfield to SPI with clean water, lots of bait/ dusky anchovies, and few predators

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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