South Padre Island Report

| April 12, 2008

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David Winters is at our Southernmost outpost in the Rio Grande Valley, which just happens to be my old stomping grounds.

He’s as gung-ho as any of us and a few miles away from South Padre Island, the Arroyo Colorado and Laguna Madre. Night fishing under the lights, skittering along in a Dargel Boat along the flats in six inches of water, surf casting, jetties jigging and kayaking in the Boca Chica area – all in a day’s work.

“Things are starting to really shape up here! I haven’t caught anything on your flies yet, but I’ve got a good feeling about Sunday. I had the opportunity to fish on the sands of the east site of the Laguna Madre and it was really incredible. It was just crystal clear and reminded me of some carribean destination. I saw a few Redfish, one following a Stingray closely, but they were too few and far between. Going out again on Sunday and I’ll try your flies again. The night fishing has not been so hot, the wind has been stirring up the water.
Its warm enough to wade without waders!” — David Winters

I plan on getting down south in May, and maybe the wind and Texas weather patterns will cooperate.


A short podcast from my fall trip to South Padre Island gives you an idea of what can be encountered in a few hours time.

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