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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2014, 10:07:15 AM »

Let us see how many others are willing to be the subject of the PINS stories.
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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2014, 04:08:18 AM »
Got a 10wt with sinking line.  Learning how to cast - anyone interested in making a day trip to the beach south of Christmas Bay during the week.  I need some practice in the surf.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2014, 06:01:00 AM »
Got a 10wt with sinking line.  Learning how to cast - anyone interested in making a day trip to the beach south of Christmas Bay during the week.  I need some practice in the surf.

Garland

Gar, we know this fly fisher that just retired.

Don H. may have some time to fish now.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2014, 09:26:51 PM »
Because of my wife's work schedule, I might not be able to make this trip.
The house should still be available however if y'all are interested. I'll keep you posted.
I'm going to do everything in my power to stay on board, mind.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2014, 02:19:12 PM »
Oh, how I love the hammock story....!!!

Count me in for another grand experience / epic adventure / naughty word show. I'm down for whatever happens!!

I'm considering driving my 4Runner, and so I'll have 1 or 2 open seats for vaga bonds (depending on how much naughty word I feel I've gotta tote along). I'll keep you posted

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2014, 09:19:21 AM »
I am planning on 3 passengers.  I was contacted last week, and am saving space for them.

Ready for an adventure?

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2014, 04:44:04 PM »
I'm all in on this one.  I'll have my Jeep and JumpingJack trailer that sleeps 4.  Garland and I are the only ones so far so we can sleep two more.  I'll have my swamp cooler working by then so we should have some AC to sleep by.

Garland and I are planning to go down early Fri. morning and cross over to Yarborough Pass (if the sand isn't too deep).  We'll fish the flats north of the pass both Fri. evening and Sat. morning - then hook up with the rest of the club and fish the beach.  I'll can bring three kayaks.  Garland is bringing his Jeep, too, so we'll have room for two more folks.  If anyone is interested in joining us, please let me know.

Puck - I'll have a chain, 6 ton hand wench, high-lift jack with tire attached, shovel, first aid kit, CB radio, lot's of water, etc... 

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2014, 02:48:46 PM »
Tides for South Padre Island

Which is pretty close to where we will be.

It looks like the low tides, and the best time to travel down the beach, will be close to high noon.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2014, 03:39:06 PM »
We need to make sure we stay away from near the water line because the sargassum was so bad.  It gets covered with sand then starts to deteriorate making mucky areas that are soft.  You can be driving down the beach, hit one of these pockets, and be up to your frame before you know it.  Great way to spend a few hours digging out before the tide comes in.  If you do get stuck near the water line and the tide comes in, the only way to get out is by getting a tow service to come out - big $$$ - scroll down to the pic of the stuck vehicles in the surf - http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150384

There's also some good info on what to bring on this forum.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2014, 11:01:09 AM »
Gentlemen,

When the new sign-up sheet was implemented, the previous signers were erased. Unfortunately, I didn't copy those signers down as I did with the RR. That said, Please go back and sign-up again so that we have an accurate headcount. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2014, 02:16:30 PM »
I don't have a ready-for-beach truck. Does anyone have room for me? Also, I'll bring my 8-wt, does anyone have a 10-12 wt available for borrow?
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Re: Padre Island National Seashore - September 12-14th, 2014
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2014, 10:26:41 AM »
Fellow adventurers,

I am in the process of setting up my GPS sending  unit, “Finder”,for this PINS trip.

If you want me to be able to send a message back using my GPS, or you are not on the group going down-range on Friday, send me (vie PM, or e-mail) your cell phone number and carrier, along with the e-mail.

I’ll try to do a message test during the first week of September.

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A couple of things were discussed at the KNFT, 2014-08-26, related to this trip.

1.   Safety equipment:
           a.   Who is carrying what?  We can list safety gear here on the forum, with a printed sheet handed to the vehicle drivers at the Malachite meeting point.

2.   VHF radios.
           a.   Having on VHF radio per fishing group will make sure that id we find fish, we can let the others know what we see.
           b.   It also will let us know if somebody is in trouble, or we see some potentially soft spots in the sand.
           c.    We may also have a group that will show up on Saturday to join up.  VHF on the right frequency will allow them to contact the main group.

3.   Meals
           a.   Friday night we eat out of a can, or cook fresh fish.  Bring food!  Don’t rely on catching fish to be your only option for dinner.  I will bring a stove and an iron skillet, along with oil.  I’ll ask somebody else to bring seasonings.  Campfires are allowed right now (no burn ban), and we plan to have a fire pit for the evening.
           b.   Saturday night will be a group meal.  Nothing is locked yet.  The last couple of years MK and Skip have worked hard on this one, and brought way too much food.  Let us see if we can keep it simple, yet enjoy a decent meal together.  Suggestions are appreciated.

4.   Rod weights
           a.   I use 8wts most of the time, but at least one of the group wants to through 8”+ streamers in the hopes of a monster, using a 10wt.

5.   Fly lines
           a.   Leave the floating lines at home.  In the surf, you’ll wear them more than you’ll cast them.  The waves take a floating line wherever it want to.
           b.   Intermediate lines seem to be a preferred favorite for most
           c.   I, once again, seem to be the odd man out.  I prefer full sink lines for the surf.

6.   Tires
           a.   Conventional wisdom is to let your tire pressure down to be able to move on the sand.  I’ll bring a small DC compressor, but hope to never have to use it.
           b.   2 cans of “Fix-a-flat” will be part of my safety gear.  I’d suggest that other drivers do the same.

7.   Meet point and travel time
           a.   Meet-up at Malachite at 2014-09-12-1100 (Friday, the 12th of September, 2014 at 11:00am)
           b.   Transload and get ready to travel no later than 1130.  Low tide is at about 1130, so travelling down the beach will be good for a few hours, allowing us to get to about MM 30+ before the tide takes the beach. 
                      i.   With the VHF radios we may be able to stage our travels with the lead group finding any trouble spots.
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