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#11701538 - 07/02/16 05:01 PM Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A
Ripping lip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Lytle, Texas
I was just wondering what people thought about the south jetty. Does is make a difference to walk your gear down towards the end? Or is it just about the same anywhere? I would like to park and fish right behind the truck but if the fish are further, I'll make the walk. Thanks, y'all!
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#11701647 - 07/02/16 06:38 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
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Registered: 06/06/02
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Depends on what you're fishing for and the type fishing you do. You'll find reds further out, along with smacks and other fish.

Closer to the beach and further to the west you'll find other species this time of year, sheepies, etc, even though you'll find some species all along the jetty.
Not gonna give away all the info but look for reds or other fish feeding on crabs & other bait being swept out with the tide. Channel side.Fish close to the rocks if not in clean/clear water.
Good Luck

Originally Posted By: Ripping lip
I was just wondering what people thought about the south jetty. Does is make a difference to walk your gear down towards the end? Or is it just about the same anywhere? I would like to park and fish right behind the truck but if the fish are further, I'll make the walk. Thanks, y'all!
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#11701813 - 07/02/16 09:02 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
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Exactly what Too said.. And well said! I'm really not a live bait guy but my kiddos killed em on freelined live shrimp, they stayed busy, rat reds, sand trout, specs, smacks and lady fish. Lots of bait robbers so be ready! Me... I went to port a outfitters and bought big cast masters to. Cast out far and caught big lady fish, trout and smacks! We fished surf side 100% of the time. Walked About half way with the kiddos and worked our way back. Look for spooked bait and you will get bit!? Jetties are my least favorite spot to fish but you never know what will hit?! Take lots of water to drink and where good shoes! Good luck to ya and let us know how you do. Headed back to north Texas! cry
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#11702445 - 07/03/16 11:38 AM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
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Registered: 07/01/04
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love the south jetty. I'll be there tuesday & wednesday.
at the end.......
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#11706906 - 07/06/16 07:49 AM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
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Before I bought my boat 8 years ago, I fished only the south jetty. Miss Ruth (the jetty lady) used to catch tons of fish within 50yds from the end on the gulf side. The first time I met her 20 years ago, she sat 10 yds from me pulling in one bull red after another while I watched in awe. I learned so much from her every year on fishing the Jetties. She'd catch a piggy perch and put it on her big pole and threw it out under a popping cork. You can also do the same with live shrimp or mullet. At the right times of the year, hang on tight!
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#12262590 - 05/25/17 12:14 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Timmy P]
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Originally Posted By: Timmy P
Before I bought my boat 8 years ago, I fished only the south jetty. Miss Ruth (the jetty lady) used to catch tons of fish within 50yds from the end on the gulf side. The first time I met her 20 years ago, she sat 10 yds from me pulling in one bull red after another while I watched in awe. I learned so much from her every year on fishing the Jetties. She'd catch a piggy perch and put it on her big pole and threw it out under a popping cork. You can also do the same with live shrimp or mullet. At the right times of the year, hang on tight!


Tim, by gulf side do you mean opposite side of the jetty from the channel?
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#12277213 - 06/03/17 05:48 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: TOO]
eyeball Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
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Originally Posted By: TOO
Depends on what you're fishing for and the type fishing you do. You'll find reds further out, along with smacks and other fish.

Closer to the beach and further to the west you'll find other species this time of year, sheepies, etc, even though you'll find some species all along the jetty.
Not gonna give away all the info but look for reds or other fish feeding on crabs & other bait being swept out with the tide. Channel side.Fish close to the rocks if not in clean/clear water.
Good Luck

Originally Posted By: Ripping lip
I was just wondering what people thought about the south jetty. Does is make a difference to walk your gear down towards the end? Or is it just about the same anywhere? I would like to park and fish right behind the truck but if the fish are further, I'll make the walk. Thanks, y'all!


May i ask if you use a cork?
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#12277941 - 06/04/17 10:08 AM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: eyeball]
TOO Offline
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Registered: 06/06/02
Posts: 2825
Loc: San Antonio, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: eyeball
Originally Posted By: TOO
Depends on what you're fishing for and the type fishing you do. You'll find reds further out, along with smacks and other fish.

Closer to the beach and further to the west you'll find other species this time of year, sheepies, etc, even though you'll find some species all along the jetty.
Not gonna give away all the info but look for reds or other fish feeding on crabs & other bait being swept out with the tide. Channel side.Fish close to the rocks if not in clean/clear water.
Good Luck

Originally Posted By: Ripping lip
I was just wondering what people thought about the south jetty. Does is make a difference to walk your gear down towards the end? Or is it just about the same anywhere? I would like to park and fish right behind the truck but if the fish are further, I'll make the walk. Thanks, y'all!


May i ask if you use a cork?


Of course you can ask,
for redfish on a falling tide we'll generally use "TOO's Famous Slip Cork" rig stolen & adapted from old sea jetty rats way back in the 80's. Normally use piggies, (pinfish) targeting reds.

We'll use a scaled down "TFSCR" version on other species targeted elsewhere on the SJ (trout, mangroves, sheepies, etc), usually with live brownies or cut bait.

Sometimes freeline brownies or other live bait, sometimes rock walk and throw hardware; really depends on the conditions on how & where we fish the SJ.

After 30 years just saw another adaption to fishing specific conditions on the SJ that we've bogarted and will put to use.

Try to make the SJ work for you to produce fish, not the other way around.

Generally when the tide is moving fish that are structure (rocks in this case)oriented will be aggressive, pelagic fish (Smacks, kings, jacks, even Ling) not as big an issue, look for clearer water to maybe find them.

Good Luck
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#12278067 - 06/04/17 12:17 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
eyeball Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 160
Thanks. I never did any jetty fishing. Those reds will take a big piggy perch whole? . I always heard reds couldnt pass up crab. I wonder if cut crab would work with that slip cork rig.

I never heard of a "brownie" other than my sisters 55 yrs ago before they became girlscouts or the chocolate pan brownies. wink

Re another thread: I wonder if its legal to use small live crabs for personal bait? Would you have any idea?

TFSCR is a new one to me also. Im beginning to feel like im not even a real Texan on here.


Edited by eyeball (06/04/17 12:20 PM)
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#12280091 - 06/05/17 07:24 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: eyeball]
TOO Offline
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Registered: 06/06/02
Posts: 2825
Loc: San Antonio, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: eyeball
Thanks. I never did any jetty fishing. Those reds will take a big piggy perch whole? .
Yes, reds will eat a hand sized piggy whole.

I always heard reds couldnt pass up crab. I wonder if cut crab would work with that slip cork rig.ig. Reds love crab

I never heard of a "brownie" other thanb my sisters 55 yrs ago before they became girlscouts or the chocolate pan brownies. wink
brown shrimp

Re another thread: I wonder if its legal to use small live crabs for personal bait? Would you have any idea? Fully legal to use cut crab or whole crab

TFSCR is a new one to me also. Im beginning to feel like im not even a real Texan on here.

Referred to in previous post: TOO's Famous Slip Cork Rig, first letter each word
Regrettable that these posts makes it look like your not in Texas any more

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#12280264 - 06/05/17 09:20 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
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#12281893 - 06/06/17 06:52 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: TOO]
eyeball Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 160
Originally Posted By: TOO
Originally Posted By: eyeball
Thanks. I never did any jetty fishing. Those reds will take a big piggy perch whole? .
Yes, reds will eat a hand sized piggy whole.

I always heard reds couldnt pass up crab. I wonder if cut crab would work with that slip cork rig.ig. Reds love crab

I never heard of a "brownie" other thanb my sisters 55 yrs ago before they became girlscouts or the chocolate pan brownies. wink
brown shrimp

Re another thread: I wonder if its legal to use small live crabs for personal bait? Would you have any idea? Fully legal to use cut crab or whole crab

TFSCR is a new one to me also. Im beginning to feel like im not even a real Texan on here.

Referred to in previous post: TOO's Famous Slip Cork Rig, first letter each word
Regrettable that these posts makes it look like your not in Texas any more




Ha. Man, God bless you for your time and effort. Many thanks. I owe you a few beers if i ever meet you.
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#12282025 - 06/06/17 08:08 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: eyeball]
TOO Offline
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Registered: 06/06/02
Posts: 2825
Loc: San Antonio, Texas USA
No problem, amigo.

Click on the above for help with the PM

TFSCR
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#12298113 - 06/16/17 10:05 PM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
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Posts: 453
I tried the jetty a few times with my 12 year old and we didn't catch anything. We need a lot more practice fishing such a strong current. When you through out a float with a live perch or shrimp, doesn't it zoom past to the right or left? And then what should we do, reel in and cast out again? Or do you let line out.

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#12298362 - 06/17/17 09:15 AM Re: Best place to fish from the south jetty- Port A [Re: Ripping lip]
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I fish the surf side 100% of the time. Yes you may need to constantly recast but the key is to look for spooked bait about 1-5ft off the rocks. I really only fish the jetties early in the morning or close to sundown! Polarized glasses is your best friend! Freelined live shrimp is my go to technique! Beware the bait stealers
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