Upper Laguna Madre, TX

Padre Island Canals

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
8:00pm to 12:00am
Best Fishing Time
8:30pm to 11:45pm
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
Russell Bradley

Fish Caught


Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 26" Blk back/gold side/org belly MirroLure broke back Time Caught: 11:30pm
Fish Depth: 3' - 6'
Water Depth: 3' - 6'
Kept/Released: 0 / 1
Water Type: Canal
Retrieve: Steady
Leader/Tippet: 20# Fluro
Notes: Caught by listening to it bust bait in the dark.
6 17" #2 White Clouser Minnow Fish Depth: 6' - 10'
Water Depth: 6' - 10'
Kept/Released: 0 / 6
Water Type: Green Lights
Retrieve: Dead drop
Leader/Tippet: 20#
7 18.29"
Total: 7 fish Top Patterns: Clouser Minnow (6) MirroLure broke back (1)


Cloudy X X X
None X X X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X X
Air Temp High/Low
84.0°F / 73.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
29.5 rising
Moon Phase
85% Full (Waning gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

  • Boneyard Shrimp TTF Killer Shrimp
  • #2 White Clouser Minnow
  • #2 Peach Rain Spoon Fly
  • #2 Ginger Orr's Killa Shrimp


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

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Launched from the little bridge after the JFK Causeway and made our way into the canals to hit the lights. Austin tried the Ultimate Multi-sport 12 for the first time and I have a feeling I won't be able to use it unless I don't take him with me. First lights had Skipjack and trout in them but not interested.

Moving further into the canals we found fish but very picky, took awhile to get them. We move in deeper and saw lots of crabs, and eating size shrimp in the lights.

Got tired and called it a night, started paddling to the truck and heard bait being slammed near me. Had the $75 lure (Won 2nd place Trout with this plug, hence the name since it won me $75 bucks) tied on and casted out and slow retrivied back in. mid-upper slot red nails it and takes me for a ride. Thought at first it was the trout of a lifetime due to location but was shown otherwise when it rammed my Ultimate 12.

All in all a productive enough night that we might just hit it tomorrow night.