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#11009419 - 07/30/15 09:07 AM Summer trip with the kids on a shoe string budget
ditkarulz Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 386
Loc: San Marcos, Texas
Hi Everyone,
It's been a while since I have even looked at this site. I have been dealing with a nasty divorce the last year and knew it was gonna be a while before I could afford a trip out for some saltwater fishing. Not getting out was bad enough and I figured reading about trips I couldn't go on would just be pouring salt in my wounds. My wallet and bank account are still drained but my kids are back in school in less than a month without seeing the coast once this summer. It's my fatherly duty to make sure it doesn't stay that way! I have my two young boys the week of August 10-16 and I'm trying to get a plan together for an overnight trip. I've got the gear and the know-how, I'm just looking to see if anyone knows of and can recommend a place with air conditioning and a bed for the night that charges less than then the tourist rape rates that you find online this time of year. If it was just me I normally just sleep in my truck but I want something a little better for my boys. We're coming from San Marcos and I'm pretty familiar with PA and Corpus so those areas would be easiest for us to fish. But I am open to anywhere with a couple spots a 7 & 9 year old can keep a rod bent and room for less than $80 a night. Any ideas?

Also has anyone rented one of the Carolina skiffs at Mike's Boat Rental? $120 doesn't seem too bad for a full day. I'm not sure I can add $120 to the trip but if it ends up within budget any opinions on if it would be worth it?

Thanks,
Justin
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#11010240 - 07/30/15 03:01 PM Re: Summer trip with the kids on a shoe string budget [Re: ditkarulz]
Grinder55 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 913
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Some areas have wade and/or bank fishing locations where your whole family can fish. $120/day rental is a good price for a CS.
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#11012351 - 07/31/15 03:58 PM Re: Summer trip with the kids on a shoe string budget [Re: ditkarulz]
spiny norman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/06
Posts: 2303
Loc: Shady Shores
Many years ago we would stay at the Surfside in Rockport. Has a dock on little bay and I think it still has a pool. Boat rentals within walking distance. Kayak rentals nearby as well.

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#11013381 - 08/01/15 08:28 AM Re: Summer trip with the kids on a shoe string budget [Re: ditkarulz]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1412
Loc: Texas
Don't know what an RV would rent for, but Goose Island State Park would have good fishing from the pier, as well as wading the reefs, and might be a less expensive alternative. Stay on the waterfront sites this time of the year; the mosquitoes will carry you off in the woods.

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