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 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 HOT to 90* breezy with SSE winds to 20, Up to 50% chance of rain this weekend thru early half of next week and Calm mornings with light NE winds may allow small skiffs to look on jetty tips for tarpon, reds and kings. Tarpon to 120# jumped on the outside of Mansfield jetty with fish to 50# landed and most common... Spanish mackeral and jackfish on edges and Boca Chica jetty , Good hot or cold 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

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

Must Have Flies 
Swan Point Landing
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