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Old 06-11-2021, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Mustang Island Beach Fishing

We are taking a trip to Corpus next month and staying near Mustang Island State Park. I plan on taking a some time to do a little fishing from the beach. Iím looking for suggestions on bait, lures, rigs, etc that I can plan to get for the trip. Iíve never had the chance to fish the Texas coast and Iím looking for a place to start. Iíve got a decent spinning reel that Iíve used other places (Penn Fierce II 4000), but not opposed to getting a second setup either. Not really targeting anything in particular, just want to be able to pull in a few for myself and my two young boys to have some fun.

What are the tried and true setups for beach fishing out there? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:22 PM   #2
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Spoons are easiest, followed by some sort of paddle tail. I prefer Hogie lures, 1/4 or 3/8 oz jig head. Down South Lures is another option. If you want to fool with live bait, a Carolina rigged live croaker or live shrimp under a popping cork is tough to beat. Your set up is fine, but I always like to buy more and seems like you have a good excuse. All else fails, some dead shrimp on a dropper rig will yield plenty of fish, though they may not be preferred species.

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Old 06-11-2021, 01:25 PM   #3
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Probably be a lot of sargassum. Hard fishing in that stuff. Go to the packery channel and fist a live shrimp under a popping cork inside the
channel as close to
the rocks as you can. Expect to get hung up some so take extra tackle.

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Old 06-11-2021, 02:11 PM   #4
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What the others said is good. Bring a cast net for mullet or piggies and use them. Fishbites and dead shrimp will catch a big variety. Good luck and hope yall have fun!
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:49 PM   #5
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Spent three days in Port A last week and you can catch all the 18-36" sharks you want to take off the hook right now on mullet. Caught some small reds on Shrimp and a pretty good sized sting ray.

This was fishing bait not lures on a double hook leader and a 4oz surf weight.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:54 PM   #6
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Probably be a lot of sargassum. Hard fishing in that stuff. Go to the packery channel and fist a live shrimp under a popping cork inside the
channel as close to
the rocks as you can. Expect to get hung up some so take extra tackle.
Lemon rigs....look them up, but keep it hush hush Dont need people stealing all my spots
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:36 PM   #7
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:43 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the input. Looks like I’ve got a few items to pick up. What’s the standard hook to use under a popping cork? I’ve got a few different sizes of shank hooks, but no circle hooks in my inventory right now.
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Thanks everyone for the input. Looks like Iíve got a few items to pick up. Whatís the standard hook to use under a popping cork? Iíve got a few different sizes of shank hooks, but no circle hooks in my inventory right now.

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Old 06-11-2021, 10:13 PM   #11
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Throw a big silver sprite on a light wire leader. Or my favorite is a suspending mirrolure directly into the wind. Lures will cut your trash fish catches way down. Or if your just looking to relax and toss some bait try a pompano rig with some pink fish bites on bottom. That’s always good for some whiting at the very least. Just stocked up on some mirrolures today. Me and the wife will probably hit PINS midweek for a day.
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