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 

Cool possible rain Tuesday then gradually sunny cool AM with N clouding up Friday and > 70% chance of rain Saturday then clearing N winds and Sunny to mid-part of next week Look to flats on edges of ICWW, East cut, and Brownsville ship channel for fish looking for a quick bite before fall back into deeper warmer murk. Big flies, in white chartreuse, gray or black on drainage creeks and late afternoon spoils . consider fresh water, Dacron cored floating lines for next month or three.. Second split of 2015-16 South Duck season ended last Sunday January 24th . Water levels just below normal

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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