Adventure Location: Padre Island and Mustang Island, Texas
A stop at Mustang Island State Park proved interesting. After checking in at the Visitor Center the Truck took the Teams down the beach to the Fish Pass Jetties. We were out to verify the fish ability of several locations. As the Teams were sinking into a spot at the jetty, two fellows were coming back from fishing with their catch, a big bull redfish.
The Fishing Team went over the jetties carefully and decided that the OFM has no business trying to fish from on the slippery rocks with his bad knee. A big surprise was that the OFM agreed. So we moved on to another location.
On the way the Truck decided it needed a new sticker on the windshield. The Truck has never had one of these before and is very proud of it.
Now the Truck can legally park on the “open” beaches around Corpus. The authorities provide porta cans, beach cleaning and sand watering to make the sand drivable. These beaches are normally decent to run around on so the money is well spent.
There were a lot of surfers out enjoying the waves today. Plenty of jellyfish were in the water, but the surfers did not seem to mind. The OFM certainly did not want to play in the water with the jellyfish. Getting stung by one of them years ago is not forgotten.
The Teams explored the North Packery Channel Jetty. It was as was remembered and is very difficult to use for fishing. The rock rip rap extends way too far out into the water for comfortable fish landing. So the NPCJ was also taken off the possibles list. Now it was time to check out the South Packery Channel Jetty. Here it is from the NPCJ.
To get there we had to drive halfway to Mexico and back around through a bunch of housing and finally onto the beach and a mile down to the parking area. It is a serious trip.
This jetty proved to be even worse than the north jetty. It apparently is a bit lower and on occasion a wave would wash across the walking surface. The OFM managed to dodge them all to get this next picture.
The same trouble with the rip rap going out so far into the water was at this side also. We walked inland a good ways and it did not get much better. So now this jetty was added to the don’t bother fishing locations list.
On the way back, the Teams stopped and visited with an old friend for almost two hours. That was an excellent way of finishing a day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.