South Padre Island Texas 2/13/2016

Another good day on the Jetty fishing for Sheepshead. I did not want to go to the end but was able to catch some on live shrimp all along the Jetty. Larger fish were coming in off the end of the Jetty and some Redfish too. 

I waded the surf and saw a lot of Mullet and minnows too. Some of the Mullet schools were in the millions I think. Something was really tearing them up as they came across in front of me but too far to cast. 

April 4, 2015 Offshore Fishing with Breakaway Cruises, South Padre Island, Tx


Unbelievable day with them today. They got us on the Red Snapper and my bait never hit the bottom before I had a fish on. Everyone on board had fish today and the fillets were awesome. One fish I caught got ambushed by a Mako Shark and it was a thrill to see him even though I lost my fish.  

Kudos to the captain and deckhand Frankie. They were both personable and did a great job. I think the regular price is $75 and that's a good value considering prices of fuel and boat expenses I think.

See if you can book a trip with them when you are in the area.

April 1, 2015 South Padre Island

I took the day off from fishing due to having to get my RV warranty work done. Heartland Campers are to be commended for their warranty department. Ron Scarberry is the best rep I have ever worked with. It took a year but finally getting it all done.

Delays were due to me being on the road so much and living in my camper full time. Found a mobile service and they did a superb job. Kudos to Sierra Rv in Port Isabel. THESE PPL ARE GOOD and efficient and fair.

Walked to the beach to fish a bit this evening but forgot my license so Paula and I came home and did some laundry etc. I did see Whiting and Sheepshead being caught down there so its heating up for sure.

I think a kayak or boat of some kind is going to have to come into the household before next year so I can access the flats in the bay.

Paula wants a paddle board and I also am thinking a Hobie Cat Sailboat and bikes. Have a great Triton aluminum trailer I can convert to hold it all. Living on the road full time makes for having a lot of gear a lot harder. have to plan more and find a way.


March 31, 2015 South Padre Island

Had a nice afternoon fishing in the pass. Nothing much biting but Whiting. These gave me a great fight on light tackle and I was able to get enough for several meals. They fillet easily and have very white flakey meat for any dish you want to prepare. I did see a large Redfish come off the Jetty too so they are starting to move in with the increase in water temperatures.

Its been a cold winter so the fish are definitely not in yet.

Sheepshead continue to be caught in good numbers with live shrimp. Finally got my fill of them and going to go out and see about catching some Red Snapper on a boat trip. Will keep you apprised of that as it happens.