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 

Clean up post Hurricane Most of lower coast from Port Mansfield to South Padre Island escaped Hurricane Harvey winds, damage, and storm surge that hit central coast north of Corpus Christi a month ago
tides way above normal, snook to 25" caught last week on flies in South Bay and Brownsville ship channel cool front coming in Tuesday PM... fishing should rebound quickly...redfish on white sand on East side South of Mansfied to 29" for waders and poling skiffs
East Cut also producing good reds on N side edge flats
remember new fishing licenses for 207-2018 that may have expired 8/31/17

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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