Friends of Padre Beach Report for 10/02/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Air temp: High 84* Low 76*
Water Temp: 83*
Waves: 2-4 feet
Mullet were observed the length of the beach with the most bait being on the south end. Water clarity was nice and green with a few areas of browner water in the 40s.

Sargassum was washing in along the majority of the beach with the worst area being the mid 40s, making long rod fishing difficult but not impossible. Driving is best at low tide however there are many washouts that need to be watched out for & the high road is soft from all the rains.

The tide has been coming up almost to the dunes at night so take that into account if camping overnight. Fishing was rather slow despite the large amounts of bait on the beach with anglers reporting catches of mainly ladyfish with the occasional slot red, small jacks, spanish mackerel, trout, and bluefish.

Peregrine Falcon
White Tailed Hawk
Cattle Egret
Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Rudy Turnstone
Reddish Egret
Snowy Egret
Franklin’s Gull
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Common Tern
Marbled Godwit
Turkey Vulture
Black Bellied Plover
Piping Plover
Brown Pelican


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