Padre Island National Seashore 2017-11-04. 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 04, 2017
Back-up plan: November 11, 2017
Where: Padre Island National Seashore
Start Time: 0600
End Time: 1800 or so
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone: (28I) 865-32I6
FRC radio channel: 16
VHF radio channel: 69 for primary, 71 back-up
How to sign up:
1. Evite link, click 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.
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.
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Puck and I reserved a room at the Red Roof Inn Corpus Christi South for Friday & Saturday.
Address: 6805 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone: (361) 992-9222
Packing list, copy and paste into a spreadsheet to make it easier to read:
Braided wire tippet material
Camera, and spare batteries.
Fly Rods size 8, 10, and spey
Fly Reels for size 8, 10, and spey
Spinning rods, with braided line (Med)
Surf spinning rod, with braided line
5 Gallon Buckets
First Aid kit
Portable Air Compressor
Portable Battery Jumper
High lift jack
Off or permethrin
Sun clothing, long sleeves and long legs (3)
Ice Chests with Ice
Water (1gal/person/day minimum)
Zip lock bags