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Fishing South Padre Island

Post by Steven » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 am

I'm pulling the OB19 down to South Padre Island the 3rd week of July. I'm familiar with fishing Port A. Done a lot of trolling the inlet for Kings using Ribbon fish, and bottom fishing around the jetties with shrimp. Do similar methods work in Padre? Any suggestions welcomed. Our entire family will be going for the Great Grand parents anniversary, so I need some tips for easy fishing with inexperienced folks. I have a condo on the bay with a slip about 2 miles from the pass. Does bottom fishing around the bridge piers with shrimp produce? Any near shore structure in the Gulf worth fishing?



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Re: Fishing South Padre Island

Post by Gino » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:03 pm

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You might consider coming further north to Port Mansfield. It's about hour north by car back roads.
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Re: Fishing South Padre Island

Post by Steven » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:14 pm

Heading out in a week. Can't wait. With all that's been going on, haven't had the boat out much. I'm going to take it out a few times to make sure it's all good to go. Looks like moderate winds from S/SE most of the week. Inlet point due East, so hopefully, nice water.

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Post by swglenn » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:35 pm

You might check on 2coolfishing.com for info on South Padre.

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Re: Fishing South Padre Island

Post by Steven » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:53 pm

We had a good trip. Pulled up some 40" Kings. Got my wife's uncles and cousins all hooked up except one. First day out and didn't find the pattern. There were all guys that had never been in a small boat in anything other than a lake. So quite the good time. Was doing just catch and release, and netting those big suckers is not easy, especially with a net too small to do the job. Netted the first one and he ate a big hole right through the net. Second one my son caught was every bit of 4'. I grabbed it by the tail and almost had it over the side when it thrashed loose and threw the hook. Got some more boat side, and one more in the boat. Great memories. Wife's uncle with his fish.

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Post by Eric1 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Nice King! 8)

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Post by Jeff » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:19 am

Nice catch and great photo on the water!! Jeff

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