Gulf Coast - South Padre Island

Tip of the week 

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 hairbugs 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 Sept 1 2014!

Seven-day forecast 

Continue to be Light ENE winds and clear thru Wednesday with >50% chance of Rain Thursday and Friday, then clearing late weekend coming to SE 10 to 20 on Sunday thru all next week low chance of rain until next Wednesday Calm AM light winds may allow small skiffs to look on jetty tips and front beaches for tarpon, XXL reds and kings. Big HIGH tides should fall out after Supermoon and NE winds, reports of red tide slowing moving down TX coast southbound on outside beach Tarpon to 150# jumped on the outside of Mansfield jetty with fish to 50# landed with ling pods spotted outside too... Spanish mackeral and jackfish on edges and Boca Chica jetty , Good reports from white sand on east side, south of Port Mansfield on redfish to 26" on white shrimp patterns long casts and leaders to hit spooky fish Numerous large trout opps on north side of East Cut for waders and sight fisherman Capt. Bryan Robinson reports red tide issues near the passes affecting all bait and some gamefish, some showing south of Port Mansfield. The Capt. is watching for catfish "balls" to find trout and reds on overcast days and as tides stay way above normal, water is 82*


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

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