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#10905394 - 06/09/15 10:35 AM South Padre Island
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I'm headed down there this weekend for a conference. I'm thinking I'll be fishing the surf, but hoping to get some since of direction as to where to go. I'm staying at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, but I'll be driving down, so I have the ability to go pretty much anywhere unless a 4 wheel drive is necessary.

Also, any recommendations on the best place to eat seafood? I jumped on Trip Advisor and have a short list going.

Thanks y'all!
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#10906104 - 06/09/15 03:14 PM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Try Big Daddys for seafood. Pretty good stuff. Big Donkey for Mexican.
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#10906376 - 06/09/15 05:05 PM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Where's a good place to fish?

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#10907045 - 06/09/15 09:37 PM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Bigg daddy's on the list
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#10907078 - 06/09/15 09:44 PM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
eramos Offline
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Dirty Al's if you want some down south cooking at a reasonable rate. As per the surf just check seaweed levels and beach driving condition at spadre.com. If it says any thing other than " none" I wouldn't waste my time. 4x4 is nice but even that doesnt guarantee anything out there. Just stick to the waters edge and keep your wits about you.
Have you read this yet? http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/59116-reading-the-water/
If not, I would. Go as far north as you dare on the surf and and find surf structure and there will be something to eat your bait.
-E.


Edited by eramos (06/09/15 09:45 PM)

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#10907740 - 06/10/15 07:45 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Padre island brewing A+
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#10907745 - 06/10/15 07:47 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Padre island brewing A+
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#10907839 - 06/10/15 08:12 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Great read!

I'm pretty much a little b!t(h when it comes to driving on the sand, but I'm going to give it a go.

Thanks for brewery suggestion!
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#10907870 - 06/10/15 08:24 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
eramos Offline
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Yeah poppy is great over there. I found a break between the sand bar the created a washout threw on the north side because it was the wind blown side. Threw a cut piggy bait and 5 minutes later I caught a 41 inch bull.
+1 on the brewery, try the trout IPA.

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#10907917 - 06/10/15 08:36 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
Redsox4Life Offline
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Boom!!

Will do!
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#10907998 - 06/10/15 08:59 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Registered: 07/25/11
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lunch or early dinner-closes at 7 pm-joes oyster bar in port isabel-get nathans special, i guarantee you will love it and prices are super good!
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#10908240 - 06/10/15 10:16 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
Highbread Offline
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The food seems good. How about the fishing?

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#10908248 - 06/10/15 10:18 AM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
Highbread Offline
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What's a good bait to use besides dead shrimp. I've only been there once before and caught tiny hardheads...boring, with a surf rod. Does anything bite on big grubs. I'm headed out there soon and would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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#10908645 - 06/10/15 12:36 PM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
eramos Offline
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Highbread, A big live finger mullet or small live palm mullet is hard to beat down here.

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#10908897 - 06/10/15 02:25 PM Re: South Padre Island [Re: Redsox4Life]
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Highbread, try the jetty area in the park at the South tip of the island. If you can get the mullet, that is a great way to go. Use them live or if dead they make a great cut bait. You may want to try shrimp flavored Fishbites.
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