Friends of Padre Beach Report 3/13/2016

By Tyler Thorsen

Friends of Padre Beach Report 3/13/2016

Via Jeff Wolda Air Temp: 74 Water Temp: 69 Wind: 20 SE early 15-20 SW late Waves: 4-5 ft Water: Dirty north of the 15, clear south Weed: None Driving: High tide there is only one road and is soft. Low tide is not much better. FOP4 With a strong on shore wind and a 1.5ft high tide at 0800, there was little room between the water and the camps set up on the beach. Camps of spring breakers are solid the first 6 miles of the beach with a lot of little kids so watching your speed is very important! As the tide dropped throughout the late morning and early afternoon, the water did not recede as far as expected. Driving at the water edge still required some 4x4 in some places. The worst driving on the beach is from the 20 to the 30. Lack of a consistent road and the high water is forcing drivers into the soft sand at the vegetation line. FOP5 Only made a few casts but did see jacks running the surf in singles and pairs. They are not schooled up so catching them is possible but, still a grind. Pony mullet were observed from the 15 to the 50 in small numbers but fairly consistent. Birds observed were: Sandwich Tern Royal Tern Caspian Tern Curlew Ruddy Turnstone Sanderling Willet Laughing Gull Herring Gull Blue Herron White Tailed Hawk Willet Cormorant


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