Talked to Denis who is down at PINS. South beach is closed at Malaquite due to heavy winds blowing the tide into the beach. Looks like the front has not blown through as hoped. Denis said the conditions are so bad he is heading home. Talked to Paul, too. We decided to call a no go and cancel the trip. Sorry.
Padre Island National Seashore 2016-11-12. Spotting jacks in the surf and casting to them.
Stay in a hotel the night before. You take care of your own lodging.
Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot an hour before sunrise. We want to be at MM 20 by sunrise.
4WD or a ride is needed.
8-12 wt rod required
3-6″ whitish flies with Billy S’s set-up using a 1/32 oz egg or cone sinker tied into the loop knot.
30# or larger fluorocarbon.
Let’s flesh this out. Ask me questions and I’ll update as we go.
Trip Description: We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore targeting jacks in the surf.
When: Locked November 12, 2016
No back-up plan.
Where: Padre Island National Seashore
Start Time: 0600
End Time: 1800 or so
Trip Leader: Paul A.
Phone: Seven 13) 3O6-53ten
VHF radio channel: 69 for primary, 71 back-up
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 up.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. (Updated with correct link 2016-11-07)
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.