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#10784262 - 04/21/15 10:23 AM South Padre Surf Question
loves2fish Online   content
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 323
Loc: carrollton
I tried to search some past history, but nothing good came up.

I am headed down to stay in a condo the last week in July. The moon will be waxing gibbous until the last day I am there which is a full moon. I have never fished SPI, but I had heard that it might be decent trout fishing? I am a regular for fishing, and having success, at Surfside Beach. I have a few questions, and I was hoping that I might get some info to help put the family on some fish. We love to throw topwater and arties for trout, and set big rods for Bull Reds/Sharks/anything else. We don't mind fishing in the surf or in the bay, if the bay does not need a boat.

Questions:

1. How is the trout fishing typically that time of year? Will all the 'normal' lures work?
2. How are the reds in the surf?
3. Should I fish mornings in front of the condos, or head to P.I.N.S? I have heard people talk about P.I.N.S., but don't remember what they said)
4. Should I stay in the surf for trout or head to the bay?
5. Is it worth heading to the jetties?
6. What other fish should I target in the surf except for whiting.

Thank you so much for your time. Any information is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please let me know or PM me.
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#10786038 - 04/21/15 09:38 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
Buzz Offline
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Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 60
Loc: Houston
I don't think anyone fishes the surf down in South Padre. I asked a similar question and didn't get any feedback. Good Luck
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#10786439 - 04/22/15 07:00 AM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
It's all about the wind, and what the day looks like. If the surf is flat, that's where you want to be, if it's pumping hard, head to the bay side.

We've caught some impressive stringers of trout in the surf, when it was fairly flat, driving down the beach looking for bait activity. You can wade in at the convention center and have a decent chance there also.

Again, let the conditions tell you where to go.
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#10786597 - 04/22/15 08:18 AM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Registered: 08/06/05
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Loc: carrollton
I have heard about the convention center. My only experience of the center is looking at it on google earth. Where should I park and walk in? Should I fish north or south of the center?
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#10786616 - 04/22/15 08:26 AM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
You'll want the wind to your back, just concentrate on the white sand/grass transition area.

Really in July, you can catch a dumpster full of trout at night on the old causeway. There's a lot of choices, you'll see when you arrive.
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#10787396 - 04/22/15 12:26 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
Doublehaul Offline
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Registered: 07/05/07
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Loc: Denison, Tx
Outstanding-I'll be there in July on "business".
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#10788804 - 04/22/15 07:04 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
Pat, I am thinking that you are talking about the bay side when discussing the grass to sand transitions.

I have fished the surf many times at South Padre and haven't caught any trout. Reds yes. Lovestofish, I would suggest maybe going to the park at the south end of the island next to the big causeway and check the action on the jetty. If the water is clear on the surf side there will be a wide variety of fish to be caught. Redfish, spanish mackeral,and mangrove snapper among others.
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#10790202 - 04/23/15 09:50 AM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Loc: carrollton
Thank you for the information!
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#10794469 - 04/24/15 05:01 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
Fish Art Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 150
Loc: Dallas,Texas
you can catch plenty of tasty whiting in surf first thing in morning . throw a carolina rig with half ounce sinker small treble hook and small pieces of dead shrimp-you should catch all you want to fillet.wade the bay any where you can gain access and fish pot holes with light jig and gulp and or popping cork with gulp jig.if you are serious hire freddy petty out of laguna vista and have a real fishing trip he is done at noon and you will have your fish.
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#10798618 - 04/26/15 05:27 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
mana-ep Offline
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Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 51
Loc: south padre island
King mackerel at daybreak on the end of the jetty all summer to fall.

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#10798833 - 04/26/15 06:57 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 1104
Loc: Port Isabel/SPI
We went 4 for 5 on blacktips from the beach today.
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#10799299 - 04/26/15 09:49 PM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
Clint W. Offline
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Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 1985
Loc: Lake Austin and Central Texas
Last year in July, I caught some giant trout on the jetty on the south end on a Santone spinnerbait, casting right along the rocks.
I also waded the grass transitions yall speak of behind the convention center area. I caught big keeper reds all day on a white Zara Spook.
As a matter of fact, going anywhere else on the Gulf is like eating at McDonalds and South Padre is the Steak House! Love it down there!
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#10806389 - 04/29/15 11:02 AM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Over here...
You could also save up some coin and go fish with Capt. Andrew, he will put you on some fish!
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#10810912 - 05/01/15 07:45 AM Re: South Padre Surf Question [Re: loves2fish]
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Registered: 07/28/11
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Loc: Port Isabel/SPI
Thanks Jig Man. The afternoon bite was on fire yesterday we caught two limits of solid trout in 30 mins and it was killer time with lots of bit hits and runs.
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