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 to Sunny with SSE winds to 20 , coming around to E wind with 40% chance of rain / scattered end with more clouds SSE to SE winds to 20 thru middle of next week, with less than 30% chance of rain ... Tides easing back to normal
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........ Jackfish / tarpon sightings in big water/ Port Mansfield jetty and Sp. Mackerel on jetty, White shrimp hatches reported up and down the coast with fish fat and small (2-4's) seaducers, clousers and kwans. Reports of scattered snook to 28" taken in Brownsville ship channel and South Bay.. remember, ......most 2016-2017 Texas fishing licenses will expire this August 31st, 2017
Please write Robert.macdonald@tpwd.texas.gov to support TPW proposed changes to oyster regs for 2017-2018!! don't delay

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 Mansfield jetty and near inshore fish, Port Isabel and South padre Island offer jetty and ship channel fisheries for snook and tarpon with summer/ fall front gulf beach available too

Must Have Flies 
Swan Point Landing
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