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Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:01:09 AM »
Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015

Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: PINS trip


When:    Locked    September 11-13, 2015

Our back-up plan will be the following weekend (2015-09-18) if there is a conflict, or rain-out.

Where:       Padre Island National Seashore
Start Time:  1100
End Time:    2 days later
Trip Leader: Puck
VHF radio channel: 69 for primary, 71 back-up
Phone:      to ate 1 dash 865 minus 32 sixteen 
e-mail:        doncpuckett at gee male

Trip Description: We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore during the anchovy migration, and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon.

Based on last year's experience:  Let's start around noon on Friday at Malaquite and run down to about MM 40+ fishing, and camp in that area.    Low tides are at 0932 and 2115.  We may be able to get by Big Shell by taking the high road.
VHF radio channel 11 for now.
Then run to the jetties Saturday morning, move back to a camp spot between the 40 and 30 mile marker and then the next day, Sunday, fish on the way back.  Shower at Malaquite, load for the return about 1400 and drive home.  More to follow.


How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here
2. Or on the sign-up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

Let me know if you are 4WD driver or not when you sign in:
Boat: 4WD driver
Crew: 3

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: National Seashore Entrance Fee $10 per vehicle

Directions:    About 250 miles (4-5 hours) from central Houston
Search Houston to Malaquite Beach (20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, Texas (Padre Island National Seashore)) in an online mapping program
 
About the area:

At 60-70 miles long, Padre Island is the longest, undeveloped, barrier island in the world. Anglers with four-wheel drive vehicles can access almost all of it.

Fall brings bait migrations and large schools of predators. The water is typically clear (much more so than Galveston).

PINS Webcam  

Wind and wave predictor 

Tides


•  When the club did this trip in September, 2006, 14 anglers hooked 8 tarpon. Countless large ladyfish were brought to hand, as well as some big jack crevalle.   
• Last year, 2014, there were 7 anglers.  Ladyfish and jacks were the most caught species.  Whiting also brought to hand.   We saw redfish, but didn’t hook up.

The typical fishing method involves cruising the beach while looking for signs of fish. When a school is sighted, anglers bail out of the vehicles and start casting. The Port Mansfield jetties (at the very end) offer deep water access.

Driving on the beach can be difficult. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required. Realize that a tow for a stuck vehicle here could cost you thousands (yes, thousands). Cell phones do not work on the island, except at the extreme ends.

The Malaquite Pavilion offers public showers to get off the sand and salt before the drive home.




Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
•   Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
•   Change of dry clothes for 2 days, and the ride home
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
•   Food for 2-1/2 days, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
•   Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
•   First Aid Kit
•   Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries
•   Vehicle rod holders
•   Tow rope
•   Jack and base plate
•   Fix-a-flat
•   Shovel
•   Spare Tire
•   5 Gallon bucket

Recommended Equipment:
•   8 – 10 wt rods
•   Full intermediate, or full sinking, lines with at least 200-yds of backing
•   Short 4-5 foot long, straight leaders of 30-lb monofilament or fluorocarbon
•   Bite tippets of 50-80 lbs if targeting tarpon
•   Bite tippets of 20-40 lb braided wire if we get into the Spanish mackerel (Smacks)
•   Back-up rods, spinning/casting in case it gets too rough in the surf, or the wind picks up to gale conditions

Recommended Flies:
Surf candy
Clouser minnows
Lefty’s Deceivers
Beck’s Bombers

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Travel with at least 2 vehicles
• VFH radio channel 11
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.  Shouldn’t apply on this trip, but still good advice.
• Sign in and sign out at the meet up point. Inform the trip leader if you will be fishing in a different place.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2015, 09:42:20 AM by Puck »
To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 10:29:09 AM »
On my calendar. In ink.
Hardheads? We don't need no stinking hardheads!

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 10:06:07 AM »
Back-up plan in place for the 18th. 

Lesson learned from 2014 is to have the back-up plan in place long before it is needed.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 01:24:04 PM »
I'm signing up as a strong tenative, meaning I'm in unless something at work goes completely south on me.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 02:32:01 PM »
I'm signing up as a strong tenative, meaning I'm in unless something at work goes completely south on me.

Sign-in sheet available.  This is going to be a great trip!

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Re: PINS– September 11-13, 2015 (Driver and riders list)
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 09:30:07 AM »
Driver                                          Rider 1                                             Rider 2
Skip D                                          Mary Kay D.                                     No room
Puck                                             Rob K.                                             Place holder   
Scott B                                         Matt B.                                             Place holder   
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« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 09:38:21 AM by Puck »
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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 11:00:57 AM »
Puck - i will take the Rider 2 spot in your truck. Hopefully this year I can make it!
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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 11:01:35 AM »
Puck - i will take the Rider 2 spot in your truck. Hopefully this year I can make it!
Matt

I'll lock that spot in for you!

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 11:05:53 AM by Puck »
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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 08:57:27 AM »
Sharkathon 2015 has coordinated with Padre Island National Seashore staff and the dates for Sharkathon 2015 have been set.
 
Primary Dates: October 2nd - 4th 2015
Backup Dates: October 16th - 18th 2015


Have you noticed that neither of those dates are those for our TFF PINS trip.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 08:54:59 AM »
Puck, do you have room for a third? Or do I need to look elsewhere for a ride?
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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2015, 09:05:41 AM »
Puck, do you have room for a third? Or do I need to look elsewhere for a ride?

Driver +2 seems to be the limit for my truck.

More drivers will be signing up soon.  Keep an eye out.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 09:52:46 AM »
If we leave the parking lot at 1400 (high tide mark for the day) we should be able to travel quite a ways downrange before making camp.

http://tides.willyweather.com/tx/kleberg-county/malaquite-beach.html

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