Jacks in the Surf; Nov 16-18, 2018

Padre Island National Seashore 2018-Nov-16/18.  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

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 16-18, 2018

Where:       Padre Island National Seashore
Start Time:  1100, Nov 16
End Time:    1400 or so, Nov 18
Trip Leader: Ron Mayfield
e-mail:      mayfieldstuff(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone:      (28I) 797 I890
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.


3 thoughts on “Jacks in the Surf; Nov 16-18, 2018

  1. I have been asked about the weather for the event. In my opinion, rain in the morning means that the sand is packed down and makes for easier travels. We can wear rain jackets, as the rain is only occasionally heavy. Winds out of the north are a blessing, as they can make our casts into the surf much easier, and keep the swell down enough to be able to actually see the fish.


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