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. 

South Padre Island 02/09/2016

Whacked and stacked the Sheepshead today. Small bits of shrimp on a #8 hook with one split shot fished down in the rip rap was lights out. I had 37 by the time I quit. No one else getting much and I think its due to using heavy rods and reels and line, hooks and sinkers. 

I was tightlining 12 pound test line on a light 8 foot rod. You had to feel the light tap and set the hook fast. 

Water still cool 60 but now the weather seems to have turned for better. 

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.