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Texas Coastal Fishing and Camping Questions

Discussion in 'Texas' started by mdc1192, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Sep 14, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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    My Brother and I are trying to plan a week long Fishing Trip down to the Coast in Texas. My brother is a Marine and will be Deploying to Dubai in November. We are trying to get some plans together before he leaves. We are both pretty novice fishers.

    The plan right now is to go to Port Aransas/ Corpus area. We plan on going to Padre Island National Seashore and Tent camping there for the week. Neither of us have salt water fished before. We plan on fishing from the piers and coastline unless we can figure out a way to get a Boat. It will probably be late May to Early June when this all takes place depending on when he comes back. I plan on building a rod holder for the bed of my Tundra.

    What kind of Rods and reels should we look into getting?
    Also what kind of Tackle and bait should we get?
    I am not familiar with the types of fish that are commonly cause off the coast other than Speckled trout and drum.

    Any suggestions and or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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    From app store get TPW Outdoor Annual app great info ther... you going to charter a boat or buy one or rent? From a boat u can land flounder red drum speckled trout i like super early morning boat trips...off piers black drum sheep head off jettites sand trout red snapper sheep head black drum maybe shark i like open face spinner reels i use Penn reels on boats no more than 6ft rods from piers jettites wading 7ft on up.. fishing line 10lb to 15lb test on 6ft rods 7ft on 20lb test bait i use live shrimp or finger size mullet or fresh cut bait also small crab if u do live make sure you have a aerator keep bait alive in bucket im not big on lures or spoons i used to do the popin cork which was a floating foam bobber with a live shrimp cast out reel in slow whip rod back and float had beads that would make a snap noise like a live shrimp does my leaders are either single hook or double hook might need fish hook remover if hook is deep inside fish mouth
     
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    All that area is great to fish Baffin Bay Matagorda Beach get that app Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual...good luck post pics of what ya catch... don't forget to get fishing licenses!!! Hefty fine if caught without
     
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    Where u from?
     
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    Let's see your Tundra
     
  6. Sep 14, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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    I Live in Waco.

    This is probably the most recent picture of my truck.
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    We will defiantly get tags. I already have mine cause randomly like to go out and drown some worm, And I also hunt deer and wild hog.

    If we get a boat we will probably rent one.
     
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    Rod holders i made from 1x6 deck boards 2 of em placed side by side on back i got 1" wide galvanized flat strap 2 pieces n drilled 4 holes to hold boards together then i bought 2" pvc pipe and cut them at 12" with a 3/4" wide notch about 2" deep so that reel sits in that notch then on each pipe i cut out 2 1" wide holes so u can screw the pipe to board I made 6 holders n spaced em evenly also got 1" wide strap galvanized metal 2 1/2 ft long and bent to shape as a "J" drilled holes 2 each strap and placed the "J" upside down next to other metal strap holding boards and you can place rod holder board over back of bed of truck
     
  8. Sep 14, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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    That's a sweet rig!
     
  9. Sep 14, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    That sounds a lot like what I had in mind. If you wouldn't mind posting a picture if you have one. i would greatly appreciate it.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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    Will do as soon as i get home.. it'll be tomorrow lol i mean later on in evening I'm working here in Midland i get off in morning n travel back to Houston
     
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    No hurry I have until next spring to get mine together.
     
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    Good luck! May you make great memories with your brother!

    Thank him for his service to our great country, Post up pics when you can!
     
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    Thank your brother for his service!
     
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    First off, shout out to your brother, my hat is off to him.

    Second, depending on where you're going, my cousin is a badass fishing guide in Matagorda county. I not sure his rates or anything like that, but if you're looking for something guided, he'd be a resource. Also, his brother is a game warden, so if you get in any trouble, hit me up! ;):rofl:
     
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    Boards are at 1x6 42" long.. 2" pipe 1 ft long holes are at 4" n 9 1/2" notch for reel is 1 1/2" deep 1/2" wide...metal straps in back holding boards 1" wide at 10" long holes on straps drilled are at 1" 3" 7" 9" along strap to screw to board and straps are at 8" on center from each side of edge of board i lost square J hooks i believe they wer at 2 ft the part that hooks over bed was 8" over then measure the bed thickness then rest is screwed to board next to straps holding boards poles are spaced at 7" on center bigger holes are 1" wide 1505592063245993770575.jpg
     
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    Where did he have boot camp? Pendleton? My nephew went through Parris Island last October to January.
     
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    He went through boot camp in San Diego. And he is currently stationed at Camp Pendleton. I think he went through June through October.
    He had a friend that went through at Parris Island at the same time.
     
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    That's awesome. I wish him well. My nephew is at Pendleton now too. He also trains up at 29 Palms when they bring the big guns out.
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    Thank you for your help and Advice. And also thank you for your Service.
     
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    Yes sir anytime and thank u as well!!!
     
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