Gulf Coast - South Padre Island

Tip of the week 

Fish also turning to small 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 than average fish to hand.... and TPW has moved to a 5 trout limit on the middle Texas coast since Sept 1 2014! With 15" minimum and only one a day over 25"

Seven-day forecast 

Sunny and warming with SE winds to mid 20's through this weekend with more sun and wind moving in middle part of next week., jackfish, mackerel reported on cuts, jetty and ICWW edge flats and front beach tarpon up to Port Mansfield jetty... time to have a 10 wt. rigged with large fly for jacks on flats edges and ICWW lots of smaller redfish on East side sandflats eating small white/ pink clousers and white seaducers...good trout on east ICWW edges in slightly off color water...

Mansfield good on southern spoils of East cut



LLM Is hypersaline 125 mile long lagoon with skinny water grass flats and an eastern white sand shoreline up to a mile wide , sliced in two by the East Cut in Port Mansfield with access to Mansfield jetty and near inshore fish, Port Isabel and Port Mansfield offer jetty fisheries for snook and tarpon with summer/ fall front of gulf front beach fish available too after temps reach 75*..

Must Have Flies 
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