Chasing Jacks in the surf 2017-11-04

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.

Billy S set-up for Jacks

Billy S set-up for Jacks

30# or larger fluorocarbon.

Sign-up here

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
e-mail:      doncpuckett(at)gmail(dot)com
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.


2 thoughts on “Chasing Jacks in the surf 2017-11-04

  1. 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


  2. Packing list, copy and paste into a spreadsheet to make it easier to read:

    Fly fishing
    Braided wire tippet material
    Camera, and spare batteries.
    Fly Rods size 8, 10, and spey
    Fly Reels for size 8, 10, and spey
    Tippet material

    Back-up fishing
    Bait bucket
    Cast net
    Kayak (optional)
    Rod Holders
    Spinning rods, with braided line (Med)
    Surf spinning rod, with braided line
    Casting Spoons
    Misc. Tackle

    Travel safety
    Batteries *2/device/day
    5 Gallon Buckets
    First Aid kit
    Flash light
    Jumper cables
    Portable Air Compressor
    Portable Battery Jumper
    Tow Strap
    High lift jack

    Antibacterial soap
    Bull Frog
    Hand Soap
    Off or permethrin
    Waders (seasonal)
    Sun clothing, long sleeves and long legs (3)

    Ice Chests with Ice
    Sodas (optional)
    Water (1gal/person/day minimum)
    Zip lock bags
    Fillet knife


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