Friends of Padre Beach Report for 10/29/2018

By Tyler Thorsen

Filed by Cody Moravits

Air Temp:        High - 80       Low - 62

Water Temp:   72

Waves: Flat calm building to 2 foot surf Monday afternoon

Wind: Light SE winds all day on Sunday increasing to 10-15mph by Monday afternoon

Weed: Some to moderate dead grass in the guts but still completely fishable

Driving: 5/10 at high tide and 8/10 on low tide

Mullet weren't observed in numbers until the SE wind kicked up a little and got the water moving back north. Fishermen reported slow fishing for the most part over the weekend with better catches of pompano being found on the northern end of the beach on shrimp/fishbites.

Long rod fishing on the south end resulted in mostly hardheads, a few nice whiting, one slot redfish and one pompano for dinner.

Fishing with live mullet only yielded blacktip and finetooth sharks in the 2-4 foot range. Driving was fine north of the 15mm but quickly got soft and bumpy once you hit the 20s. The worst part of the beach was between the 20-25mm.

Tides have fallen out by now so if driving at low tide be careful for washouts. Don't forget to slow down when driving by people's camps and pick up more trash than you bring out!


Birds observed:


Snow Goose

Cattle Egret

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


Northern Harrier

Great-tailed Grackle

White-tailed Hawk



Reddish Egret

White Morph Reddish Egret

Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture


Brown Pelican

Rudy Turnstone

Laughing Gull

Herring Gull

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Bellied Plover


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