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6TexasCoastalBendFall2013welcomeBudweiserCorpusChristiBikeestThursdayOctober10-SundayOctober13www.ccbikefest.comDowntownC.C.Over10000ridersfromacrossthestatewilldescenduponCorpusChristiforaweekend-longcelebrationofmotorcyclecultureandthejoyofriding.MorethanadozenbandswillperformincludingheadlinersJoanJettTheBlackheartsandTravisTrittandfeaturedeventsincludestuntshowstattoocontestPokerRundecathlonBikerChurchcelebrityappearancesandmore.DozensofvendorswillbeshowingotheirwaresattheAmericanBankCenterhomebaseforBikefestandtheMissSwimsuitUSAContestpromisestobeamajorspectatorevent.TheBubweiserCorpusChristiBikefestistheformerSouthPadreIslandBikefestthathasbeenmovedpermanentlytoCorpusChristiafter19years.TexasJazzFestivalOctober18-20www.texasjazz-fest.orgHeritageParkC.C.Dozensofactsfromacrossthecountrywillper-formonthreestagesathistoricHeritageParkinCorpusChristiatthe53rdTexasJazzFestival.Page10Page9Page43FallFishingintheCoastalBendGameFishMigrationsShark-a-ThonOneofTexastopshingdestinationsroarsinthefallasgameshmaketheirwaybackintothebaysandsharkhunterstaketoPadreIslandbeaches.Page34HarvestMoonRegattaOctober19harvestmoonregatta.comPortAransasSome200sailingyachtsracefromtheLakewoodYachtClubnearHoustontoPortAransasbringingwiththempartiesandcelebrationsaplenty.RealmsConConventionOctober4-6realmscon.comAmericanBankCenterTheworldsofAnimecomicsandfantasyvideogamesconvergeonCorpusChristiforRealmsContofeaturealonglistofcreatorsandvoiceactors.Page12ThebestfshingontheTexasCoastisoundintheCoastalBendeachFall. TexasCoastalBendFall20137welcomeCorpusChristiwww.visitcorpuschristitx.orgwww.caller.comPortAransaswww.portaransas.orgwww.portasouthjetty.comRockport-Fultonwww.rockport-fulton.orgwww.rockportpilot.comwww.portlandtx.orgwww.aransaspass.orgwww.inglesidetxchamber.orgCorpusChristiwithapopula-tionoabout300000isthemetropolitancenterotheCoastalBendandishometotheth-busiestportintheU.S.aprosperousandgrow-ingpetrochemicalindustryNavalAirSta-tionC.C.andtheC.C.ArmyDepotandtheever-expandingTexasAMUniversityC.C.DowntownCorpusChristiislocatedinthenortheastendothecityalongCorpusChristiBayandiswhereyoullndnumer-oushotelstheseawalltheAmericanBankCenterarenaandconventioncenterandthecitysmuseumsincludingScienceandHistoryAsianCulturesandtheArtMuse-umofSouthTexas.TheHarborBridgeextendsoverthePortofCorpusChristitoNorthBeachandontoPortlandandtheNorthBayArea.NorthBeachiswhereyoundtheU.S.S.LexingtonaircratcarrierMuseumandtheTexasStateAquariumalongwithaull-ser-vicehotelandnumerousmotelsandcondo-miniumsplusamile-longstretchopedes-trianriendlybeachonCorpusChristiBay.OnthesouthernendoCorpusChristitheSouthPadreIslandDriveSPIDree-waytakesyoutoNorthPadreIslandTheIslandandtoourGuloMexicobeaches.TheLagunaMadreisthelonglargebodyowaterthatrunsbetweenPadreIslandandthemainlandFlourBlu.BanBayislocatedarthersouthalongLagunaMadreandisaccessiblebylandatRivieraBeachaewmilessouthoKingsville.PadreIslesonNorthPadreIslandisthelargestwaterrontcommunityoutsidethestateoFloridaandTheIslandoersmilesobeautiulbeachesrestaurantsshoppingandthePadreIslandNationalSeashore.PackeryChannelseparatesNorthPadreandMustangIslandsandprovidesdirectboatingaccesstotheGuloMexico.MustangIslandishometonumerousbeachrontcondominiumsandprivatehomesandleadsnorthwardtoPortAransasPortAaastgrowingshingvillagethatattractsafuentvacationersandsecondhomeownerssportshingandnatureenthu-siastsgolersandbeachgoersromacrossTexasandtheUS.AransasPassandConnBrownHarborarenorthoPortAacrosstheshipchan-nelviaa24-hourvehicleerryandishometoarevitalizeddowntownareaandex-cellentmarinaacilities.NorthwardisRockportknownoritsantasticbayshingartsydowntownareagreatschoolsandtheveryupscaleKeyAllegroresidentialandmarinadevelopment.Just212hourssouthofSanAntonioandeastofLaredo312hourssouthofAustinandHoustonandaboutadaysouthofDFWbycar.KnowingyourwayaroundtheCoastalBendSanPatricioCountywww.sanpatricioedc.comwww.sintontexas.org 8TexasCoastalBendFall2013Knowingyourwayaround...DowntownCorpusChrisandNorthBeachformerlyCorpusChrisBeachinfoonlinewww.visitcorpuschristitx.orgwww.usslexington.comwww.texasstateaquarium.comwww.ccmuseum.comwww.artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgwww.americanbankcenter.comwww.cchooks.comwww.concretestreet.netwww.artcentercc.orgwww.hurricanealleycc.comwww.cctexas.comwww.ortizcenter.comdtowncc TexasCoastalBendFall20139dtownccdowntownnorthbeachattractionsTheTexASSTATeAqUARIUMisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebringingtheunder-seaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonTheartifcialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesofshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellfshandotherin-vertebrates.2710N.ShorlinBlvd.onNorthBach800477-GULFtasstatauarium.orgTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCorpusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LexINGTONMUSeUMONTHeBAYatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.Thesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoube-comeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraair-cratcarrier.2914N.ShorlinBlvd.onNorthBach361888-4873www.usslington.comTheARTMUSeUMOFSOUTHTexAShasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsofneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanartistsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollectiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShorlinBlvd.Downtown361825-3500artmusumofsouthtas.orgTheMUSeUMOFSCIeNCeANDHIS-TORYchroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalprofleothearea.Themu-seumisperhapsbestknownasthehomeothelie-sizedreplicasotheColumbusFleetwhichwerechristenedin1992bytheSpanishgovernmenttocommemo-ratethe500thanniversaryoChristopherColumbusdiscoveryoAmerica.1900N.ShorlinBlvd.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmusum.comdowntownfunnottomissdiadelosmuertosstreetfestivalcel-ebratesLatinculturemusicoodandartandthisyearisexpectedtowelcomesome20000guests.Over100artistsandvendorswillbeonhandandmusicwillbeea-turedontwolivestages.DayotheDeadisatraditionalMexicanholidaytorememberthosedearly-departed.SaturdayNovmbr2StarrMsuitStrts361887-6834diadlosmurtoscc.comthetexasjazzfestivalinits53rdyearwillbringtogetherdozensothestatesmostpopularjazzactsandensembleswithover20000mu-sicloversoroneotheregionsmostanticipatedannualevents.HeritageParkinDowntownCorpusChristiistheperectvenueorthethree-dayestivalwhichalsoeatureslocalartcratsandoodvendors.TheJazzFes-tivalisreetothepublic.FridayOct18-SundayOct20HritagParktasjazz-fst.orgcorpuschristiiceraysem-barkuponits17thseasonasourhometownminorproessionalhockeyteamnowcompetingintheNorthAmericanHockeyLeaguesSouthDivision.WhileSouthTexasisnotanaturalvenueorhockeythesportgainedinterestandpopularityoritshighspeedandhardhittingaction.TheIceraystaketheiceattheAmericanBankCenterArenaortheirhomeopeneronFridayOctober27againsttheLoneStarBrahmas.AmricanBankCntrArna361814-7825goicrays.comthecorpuschristisym-phonyorchestraisconsid-eredoneothemostacclaimedinthestateoTexasasurprisetomany.MaestroJohnGiardanoormerdirectorotheFortWorthSymphonybringsadistinguishedmusicalcareertothesymphonyhavingworkedwithsomeotheworldsgreatmasters.Thesym-phonypresentsauniqueperor-mancewithallthreewinnersothe14thVanCliburnInternationalPianoCompetitiononOctober12.SaturdaysOct12Nov9TasAMCCccsymphony.org 10TexasCoastalBendFall2013corpuschristiPlicanLoung14330SPIDN.PadreIsland361949-8222Scuttlbutts14254SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-6769NightclubsHipHopPopDanceAriaLoftTrrac326N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-8801www.ariacc.comBourbonStrtBarGrill313N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-2082xSUltraLoungCC4244SPIDSouthSide361852-2977ClubToic5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555couNtryWesterNtejaNoWhiskyRivr5702S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361992-4445Roprs4653EverhartRd.SouthSide361855-6462ThTan3625S.StaplesSt.Midtown361854-1571ClubCilo3102BaldwinBlvd.WestSide361904-0334TjanoVill5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555elDoradoNightclub4424SPIDSouthSide361442-2622sportsbarsbilliardsParadisBilliards5141OakhurstDr.ofSPIDSouthSide361992-4445www.clicksparadise.comIzzysBarPatio4535SPIDSouthSide361334-5030corpuschristinightlifeliveMusicpubstaverNsRockReggaeBluesDr.RockitsBlusBar1709N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7634www.drrockitsbluesbar.comHousofRock511StarrSt.MesquiteDowntownC.C.361882-7625www.texashouseofrock.comThecutivSurfClub309N.WaterSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7873www.executivesurfclub.com.comBrwstrStrtIcHous1724N.TancahuaSt.Down-townC.C.361884-2739www.brewsterstreet.netCassidysIrishPub601N.WaterSt.361879-0534MulligansPub621N.ChaparralSt.361884-8190Vrnons10303rdSt.Uptown361882-0030Gators4610SPIDSouthSide361225-4300KgRoom4739S.AlamedaSt.361992-5966RcssBarGrill5710S.Alameda361452-0223MacawsPub6410WeberRd.SouthSide361854-4434Murdocks2033AirlineRd.SouthSide361991-9606DwysBrGardn2302RoddFieldRd.361334-5747BartonSt.Pub10618SPIDFlourBlu361937-3167Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127BualoWildWings2001SPIDGreenwood361814-9464Hootrs4551SPIDSouthSide361854-9464ThosBilliards5815WeberRd.SouthSide361334-6135Rascals5959WilliamsDr.SouthSide361991-1414louNgespiaNoMartiNibarsRpublicofTas900N.ShorelineBlvd.inOmniHotelDowntown361880-6738www.omnihotels.comHavanaClub500N.WaterSt.Downtown361882-5552Katz21StakSpirits5702SpohnDr.SouthSide361884-1221www.katz21.comDLoung6418S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361986-8783OcLoung26646S.StaplesSt.361906-2249glbtThHiddnDoorThLoft802S.StaplesSt.Uptown361882-5002www.thehiddendoorcc.comClub7512S.StaplesSt.UptownvisitonFacebookgeNtleMeNseNtertaiNMeNtThPalacMnsClub5850EverhartRd.SouthSide361985-1100www.thepalacemensclub.comClubChtah6425SPIDSouthSide361985-8822dwwlmvDr.RockitsBlusBarPopularbluesbareatureslocalandtour-ingactsatleastournightsperweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634www.drrockitsblusbar.comBrwstrStrtIchousRestaurantbarandconcertvenue.DirtyRiverBoysAaronWatsonandWhiskyMyersperorminOctober.1724N.Tancahua361884-2739www.brwstrstrt.ntHousofRockThisull-fedgedRockandReggaevenueeaturesSoul-fywithHavocOctober3andotheractsnightly.511StarrSt.361882-7625www.tashousofrock.comdwwkccBkfLivemusicisalwaysamajorattractionoranymotorcyclerallyandthisyearsBikeFestwillbringover10000riderstothecityalleagertobeentertainedThursdayOctobr10th6pmBurgerBashatCorpusChristiHarley-Davidson502S.PadreIslandDr.FridayOctobr11th9am-7pmatAmericanBankCenterRegistrationPokerRunStuntShowsLiveBandsthroughouttheday.7pm-10pmatAmericanBankCenterVIPExperienceDinnerAnotherLevelandJohnCortezBandonBudMainStageMMAFightNightinABCArena.8pmatConcreteStreetAmphitheaterTravisTrittwithGaryP.NunnLive.SaturdayOctobr12th8am-1pmatAmericanBankCenterFullRallyBikeShowDecathlonPokerRunTattooContestStuntShowsLiveBandthroughoutthemorning.1pm-7pmatAmericanBankCenterFieldEventsStuntShowMissSwimsuitInternationalCompetitionIronHorseSunsetParadeDecathlonendsPokerRunendsLiveBandsthroughouttheaternoon.530pmatConcreteStreetAmphitheaterMattHoletheHotRodGangonPa-vilionStage730pmGirlinaComaonAmphitheaterStage845pmQuietRiotonPavilionStage1015pmJoanJettTheBlackheartsonAmphitheaterStageAterConcertMotorcycleGiveaway.SundayOctobr13th9am-6pmatAmericanBankCenterBikerChurchRidefortheRedRedCrossbenetStuntShowKidsFieldEventsLiveMusicthroughouttheaternoon.ClbrityWkndatCorpusChristiBikfstFromLetTravisTrittGaryP.NunnwillheadlineFridaynightJoanJttThBlackhartsonSaturdaySonsofAnarchyco-starstomakecelebrityappearances. 12TexasCoastalBendFall2013TheCoastalBendspremiereventsfacilityAmericanBankCenteriscomprisedoftheArenawithconcertseatingforupto10000theConventionCenterwithover100000squarefeetofmeetingandtradeshowspaceandtheSelenaAuditoriumwithseatingfor2500.FridayOctober4SundayOctober6RealmsConThelongestrunningmulti-mediaconven-tioninSouthTexascomestoCorpusChristiandwithitdozensothemostpopularandsuccessulanimationcreatorsandvoiceactors.Ani-mationandcomicdealersandartistswillbeonhandtomeetansandtosellandtradeorcoveteditemsromtheAnimegenre.realmscon.comSaturdayOctober12MariachiVargasTheworldspreeminentmariachigroupstopsinCorpusChristiaspartoitsthree-cityMariachiVargasTexasTour.ThegroupwasormedinMexicoCityin1898andgenerationsofmusicianshavecarriedonitsmusicaltradition.mariachimusic.comSundayOctober27ForeignerThelegendaryrockbandthatmadeitsmarkinthelate70swithTop20hitsFeelsLiketheFirstTimeColdasIceandLongLongWayromHomeperormsliveintheSelenaAuditorium.SaturdayNovember2DonWilliamsTheFarewellTourCountrymusiclegendDonWilliamsamassed17numberonehitsoverhissto-riedcareerandhissongshavebeencoveredbyperormersrangingromJohnnyCashtoPeteTownsend.WilliamschoseCorpusChristiasastoponhisfnaltour.ForInformationandTicketswww.americanbankcenter.comlivevntstthamrinBnkcntr 14TexasCoastalBendFall2013LamarParkCenter-MidtownWhiletheCoastalBendeconomycontinuestogrowthandim-provetheregionsbiggestre-tailoutletcontinuestoexpandalongtheway.LaPalmeraMallrecentlycelebratedtheopeningonationalchainLonghornSteakhousepartoftheDardinRestau-rantGroupthatoperatesTheOliveGar-denandRedLobster.ThisalltheForever21storewillreopenatertwomonthsorenovationsandex-pansionwhichincludesasecondleveloverhaulandinstallationoadedicatedsetoescalators.ThebiggestnewsatLaPalmerathisallhoweverisnotatLaPalmerapersebutatthenewlydevelopedShopsatLaPalmeraacrossSouthStaplesSt.TheCornerBakeryCaehasbeenopensincethespringandisabighitwiththecommunityandtheregionsrstDicksSportingGoodsisjustweeksromopeningjustintimeortheholidayshoppingseason.Anticipationgrowsasnewtenantsothepropertyaresoontobeannounced.S.PadreIslandDr.betweenS.StaplesSt.andEverhartRd.www.lapalmera.comLamarParkCenterhasbeenaprimedestinationontheCorpusChristi-areashoppingmapsince1955.Inactovertheyearsthecenterhasbecomeknownthrough-outSouthTexasastheregionsbestaddressorqualityclothingjewelryurnishingsgitsandmid-daydining.3850S.AlamedaSt.atDoddridgeDr.www.lamarpark.comC.C.ArtConnectionmoregrowthexansionatlapaerasouthccRelocatingtotheCoastalBendIfyourenewtothearea...welcomeAndoddsareyouwillenduplivingontheSouthSideofCorpusChristiorFlourBluwherebuildingisboomingAstheCoastalBendsoilandgashealthcareandeducationindustriesexpandatrecordratesCorpusChristisrealestatemarketshavecon-tinuedtorecoverollowingthedisastrouslossesthatbeganin2008.WithoutadoubtitstheSouthSideoCorpusChristiandthesuburbanenclaveknownasFlourBlufthatareleadingthewaytooneothestrongestyearsinmanyyearsorCoastalBendrealestate.Newandexpandingsubdivisionslargeapartmentcomplexesnewschoolsandpublicparksretailandrestaurantdevelop-mentsandmoreareunderconstructionorintheworks.OntheSouthSidethenewstate-o-the-art70mil-lionCCISDhighschoolisbeingbuiltonCimarronBlvd.andDelMarCollegehasrecentlymadeasignicantlandpurchasenearRoddFieldRd.andYorktownBlvd.Educationhasbeenamajordriverofgrowthinthesoutheastcornerothecitywithmajorapartmentcom-plexeshavingbeenbuiltinrecentyearsonEnnisJoslinRd.wherethenewLaJollaBaycommunityiscurrentlyunderconstruction.TherelativelyhighqualityoschoolsintheFlourBlufISDhasbeenamajoractorinthehistoricgrowthotheFlourBlufcommunity.Multiplenewsmallscalebuthigher-endsubdivisionshavepoppedupthereinrecentyearsandmoreareontheway.Largeparcelsobrush-coveredundevelopedlandarebeingturneddailytomakeroomornewhomeswhichtothispointhavebeenprimarilysingle-amily.AnewWalmartandotherretailersandrestaurantsareollowingtherushtollnewdemandthatiscomingwiththenewneighbors.quickFactsaboutLaPalmeraOveronemillionsquarefeetofspaceMajortenantsareDillardsMacysJCPenneyForever21P.F.ChangsandCoachFormerlyPadre-StaplesMalloriginallyopenedin1970purchasedbyTrademarkPropertyin2008thatinvestedin50millionrenovationUniquefeaturesinclude4500gallonaquariumandocean-themedchil-drensplayarea. TexasCoastalBendFall201315InanerainwhichCorpusChristisprivategolcourseshavedroppedlikefiestheCityofCorpusChristismunicipalgolcoursesarethebesttheyveeverbeenthankstoaman-agementdealembarkeduponin2011withForesightGolfbasedinNewBraunels.TheOsoBeachGolfCourseosobeachgolf.comislocatedatthesouthernendoSouthAlamedaSt.neartheintersectionofEnnisJoslinandOceanDrive.TheGabeLozanoGolfCoursewww.lozanogolfcenter.comislocatedonthecityswestsideonOldBrownsvilleRd.andfeaturesbothan18-holechampionshipcourseand9-holeexecutivecourse.Botharebeautiullymaintainedandproessionallymanagedindividualandgroupinstructionisavail-ableandorlessthan20aroundtheyareamongthebestgolngvaluesinalloTexasBesgolfindealintexasC.C.sPublicGolfCoursessouthcc 16TexasCoastalBendFall2013PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlarg-estislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontde-velopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecommunitysextensivenetworkonavigablecanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.drivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCryMorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydesnaonontheEntreU.S.GulfCoastCOLLEGEYOUNGADULTZONEFAMILY-FRIENDLYBEACHZONETheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculmi-nationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectac-cesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoen-vironmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.TheresnoquestionthattheCoastalBendsgulfbeachesarethenumberoneattractionforvisitorsanytimeofyearandwhocanblameemAsspringmakesitswayintosummerweatherintheCoastalBendislesspredictablethannormalandthatainttoopredictablejustaskourlocalTVweathermen.Humidhotandcloudywith20mphwindsoutothesouthcanturnintodry60degreesandnortherlygustsinanhourinAprilorMaybutthenetresultisthatweenjoyalatespringtimeclimatethatisgenerallyhospitabletomostoutdooractivitiesromshingtoadayatthecarnivaltoanaternoonamilypartyonthebeach.ThathotsummerSouthTexassuniswaitinginthewingssomakethemostocoolerweatherwhileitlasts.AndthisAprilandMaytheCoastalBendoersmorethaneverislands 18TexasCoastalBendFall2013SHOReFISHINGonourislandsisplentiulandaccessibleromdozensolocations.BobHallPirislocatedattheNucsCountyPadrBalliParksouthothehotelsandcondosandisthesiteoseveralrecordcatches.ThePackryChannlJttisoferreedirectaccesstoahotzoneoshmigrationbetweentheGuloMexicoandLagunaMadre.HORSeSONTHeBeACHbringsvisitorsamostmemorableandexcitingexperiencehorsebackridingonthebeachHayridesandgroupdinnerridesavailable.horssonthbachcorpus.comMIKeLMAYSBeACHSIDeBARGRILLopenedattheendothesummeronBobHallPieratthePadreBalliParkonNorthPadreIsland.Thepublicpierisoneothemostpopularlocalspotsorshoreshingandsurnglastyearaworldrecordon-shorecatchandreleasebullsharkwascaughtonthepieraddingtoitslegend.MikelMaysisaullbarwiththebestbeachviewpossiblealongwithawesomeslidersshrimpoystersaribeyesubandmore.Opendaily. 20TexasCoastalBendFall2013corpuschristiTypicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-303020TexasCoastalBendFall2013AkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeKoreanproprietorhasaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.ChatwithMrs.KimandperusetheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewateriswhatyoullndatHarrisonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulfshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.HarrisonsofersadelicacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersoren-joyaperfectlygrilledfreshshlet.YoumightloveHarrisonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyour-selbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsunsetcruise.108PeoplesStreetT-Head361881-8503www.harrisonslanding.netGeorgesSeafoodCompanySouthTexasrestaurateurGeorgeEdwardsisaleg-endinthebusinesshavingconceivedlong-standingandhighlysuccessuloodestablishmentsacrosstheregion.AteryearsawayGeorgereturnedtohisoldlocationonEverhartRoadinCorpusChristibringingwithhimhisormulaorgenuineSouthTexasSeaoodthatisolegendacrosstheUnitedStates.AlmosteveryseaoodloversrstrequestisjumboriedshrimpandGeorgesisarecipethatwillredeneyourideaohowgoodshrimpcanbe.Theoneoakindseaoodsauceamustwitheverybiteotheseshrimpisasuniqueanddeliciousastheooditsel--olkswalkindailyjustortheseaoodsauce.Georgesavocadosaladisover-whelminglypopularandamust-orderitemeachvisit.EnjoyBaltimorestylecrabcakesandawidevarietyofshplatesincludingcedarplanksalmonsnapperPon-tchartrainpecancrustedsnapperdrumandcatsh.WhateveryourmoodyouwontgowrongwithanyselectionromGeorgesseaoodmenu.5884EverhartRd.361334-4378www.georgesseafoodco.comS 22TexasCoastalBendFall2013coastalfoodTropicalOceanCafeNorthBeachhasseenitsbestyearortourisminwellyearsandtheopeningoTropicalOceanCaeisevidencethatgrowthisgood.ThishasbecometheplacetondagoodsteakonNorthBeachalongwithcreativecookinginseaoodthatincludestheCoastalBendsonlysharksteakdinner.Youcanexpectterricriedshrimpandshandaribeyesteakthatistendertastyandjuicy.TropicalOceanCaeisoneoNorthBeachsewullservicebreakastrestaurantsoeringatraditionalsouthernmorningmenuthatisagenerallybetteralternativetothestandardhoteldiners.Thead-jacentgitshopandwildliegalleryisabighitwithkidsoallages.3014E.SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361299-5896YOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomostamouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtordecadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatsoeverwhereyouwillndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysand-wichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksau-tedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvo-lonecheese.YOisalsohometothemonstrousDiamondDave12LBburgeralongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoagiesandmore--madewithspecialtymeatsandcheesesfromPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandterricpizzas.3314SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361452-8750WaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninfuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStuedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurfClubisknownforitsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmethamburgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361882-8683www.waterstreetrestaurants.com361884-SURFwww.executivesurfclub.comLagunaReefLocalsdiscoveredthisFlourBluseaoodhouseshortlyateritopenedaewyearsagobutitsremotelocationhaskeptcorpuschristiWhitetipSharkatTropicalOceanCafe 24TexasCoastalBendFall2013 TexasCoastalBendFall201325itsomethingoahiddengemormostvisitorstotheCoastalBendexceptorshermenheadingintothewatersoUpperLagunaMadreandBafnBay.LagunaReefislocatedatBlusLandingMarinaonthefarsouthernendofLagunaShoresRoadandhasearnedareputationasahomeoculinarycreativityandskillwiththetenderbountyothesea.Forthisoodsnobcrabcakesarearealtestorseaoodcookingbecausethecheisdealingwithaproductthatullytakesonthespicesandavorstowhichitisexposednottomentionthecomplexcleaningandpreparationworkinvolvedwithcrab.LagunaReefservesgreatcrabcakesandtheirhighqualitypermeatestotheotherrecipesonthemenuwhichincludesjustabouteveryimaginableincarnationogrilledbroiledandriedseaoodmanywithaCajuntouch.EnjoythebreathtakingsunsetoverLagunaMadreonthediningdeckfullbarLagunaReefwillcookyourreshlycaughtandcleanedshlets.4242LagunaShoresRd.inFlourBluf361937-2600Pier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.ThisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoeredromhistoricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryonesea-oodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.Livecountrymusicbeachrockandblueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorelineBlvd.NorthBeach361887-0764www.pier99restaurant.comcorpuschristi 26TexasCoastalBendFall2013P.F.ChangsThepurchaserenovationandupgradestoLaPalmeraMallinrecentyearsalongwithathrivinglocalecono-myhaveledtotheintroductiononumeroushigh-endbrandstoCorpusChristiamongthemandinthediningcategoryratherthanretailisP.F.ChangsthecountrysmostsuccessulchainogourmetAsianrestaurants.TheoriginalP.F.ChangsopenedinScottsdaleArizonain1993andwasbasedonaMandarinChinesethemethatexploresallreachesothetrueAsiandiet.IyouarelookingortheeedingtroughomostlyriedandgreasyChineseoodthatyoundatabufetcom-pletewiththecharmingbo-nusopizzaandicecreamthenthisisnottheplaceoryou.IyourexplorationintotheworldoChinesecuisineislimitedtothosebu-etsthenP.F.Changsistheperectplacetodiscoverthebroaderworldooodromtheworldsmostan-cientcivilization.Goinhungryandexpressyourliber-tytoexploresomethingnewanddelicious.Forthosewhoenjoythiscelebratedchaininyourownhome-townyoumayindulgeinyourP.F.ChangsavoritesrightinthecenteroCorpusChristi.LaPalmeraMallS.PadreIslandDr.atS.StaplesSt.361991-0078www.pfchangs.comFilipinoCafeForthoseouslocalswhogrewupintheareaitmaybemorethanalittlesurprisingtoseeasmanynewbusinessesmakingagooitonNavalAirStationNASDriveinFlourBluftheverynestothembeingFilipinoCae.ForthosenotamiliarwiththecuisineothePhilippinesyouareinforatreat.YouwouldexpectanislandnationtoproducesomegreatseaoodandFilipinoCafedoesnotdisappoint.Enjoyhugejumboshrimpsautedintheirshellsorbatteredanddeepried.ThemilkshasignatureFilipinodishistendersavoryandhealthydelicious.YouwillalsonduniquedishedwithchickenbeeandporkanddessertsliketheHaloHalocannotbemissed622NASDr.inFlourBlu361288-3355www.lipino-cafe.comSnoopysPierFewestablishmentscanclaimtruelegendstatusbutintheworldoTexascoastalseaoodSnoopysistherealdeal.StoriesoSteveMartinLauraBushandothercelebritiesstoppingingiveswaytotheactthatyearateryeartheverybestshoystersshrimpandocoursehushpuppiesareservedupinthiswaterrontshhousewhichofersoneothebestviewsinTexasthatothebeautiulLagunaMadre.WhileriedseaoodmadeSnoopysamousovertheyearstheirmenuhasexpandedtoincludedeviledcrabshtacosandtheever-popularSnoopyburger.LocatedontheIntracoastalWaterwayintheshadowotheJFKCausewaySnoopysofersreeboatdockingorcustomersandwhateveryoudodontorgettohitScoopysnextdoortheon-sitedessertandicecreamshop.13113S.PadreIslandDr.NorthPadreIslanddirectlysouthofJFKCauseway361949-8815www.snoopyspier.comcoastalfoodpadreislandcorpuschristi TexasCoastalBendFall201327padreislandIslandItalianPadreIslandnativesharborasotplaceintheirheartsorthisbelovedlocalinstitution.TherestaurantslateounderTagTagliaerrowasoryearsoneotheislandsmostnotableandpopularbusinessownersandwhetheryoustoppedinoryourweeklylasagnaoryouorderedvepizzasatatimeorthekidspoolpartyIslandItalianwasalwaysthego-toplaceorgreatoodservedhotandresh.ThesedaysTagssonTonycarriesonthetraditionotreatingcustomersasamilyandservingupwonderullypreparedItalianstandardsromraviolitomostaccioliarangeodeliciouscreationsinchickenshrimpscallopsandclamssteaksandvealandstoned-bakedpizzasthatareoislandlegend.PizzadeliverieslimitedtoNorthPadreIsland15370S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22NorthPadreIslandpastWhitecaponbeachsideofhighway361949-7737www.islanditalian.comBoatHouseBarGrillAterdecadesorotatingrestaurantsandbarsattheiconiclighthousebuildingonNorthPadreIslandnewownershipandnewliehascometothelocationintheormotheBoatHouseBarGrill.IthenewownersinvestmentinthepropertyisanyindicatortheBoatHouseisheretostayandthehighqualityotherestaurantsmenuisturningnewandreturningcustomersintoregulars.UniqueitemsincludetequilaandlimechickentacosbigmusselsoverriceBBQporkshanksandseafoodpaella.YouwillalsondMahi-MahisalmonandseveralshrimpcreationsonthemenuandtheBoatHouseisoneotheewislandestablishmentsthatwillcookyourcatch15241LeewardDr.onNorthPadreIsland361589-9601www.boathousepadreisland.comCostaSurMonthsoanticipationcametoanendthisspringwhenCostaSuropenedonNorthPadreIsland.SmallbandsoansoislandcheNickMackrizzwhomadehisnamerunningthecoldoodcounteratIslandMail-n-MorehavefockedtoCostaSurtoseetheirmaninactionatthehelmoaully-equippedkitchen.CheNickhasbeen 28TexasCoastalBendFall2013padreislandreedtofexhisculinarymuscleincreatingadiversemenuinspiredbyhisnativePeruthatincludesshtacosPeruvianstyleriedriceandlomeinsautedchickenbreastandtenderloinsearedorriedreshshothedayandocoursetheone-o-a-kindPeruvianCevichethatmadehimamousontheislandThiscevicheisanexperiencethatwillchangehowyouthinkaboutshandmaybehowyouthinkaboutyourentiredailydiet.Itsthatgoodandgoodoryou.15113S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361945-1989www.costasurcc.comJBsGermanBakeryCaeTheCoastalBendsrstandonlyauthenticGermanbakeryopenedtotheravesograteulPadreIslandersthreeyearsagoandJBspopularityandnotorietyhasspreadacrossSouthTexas.StoriesoSanAntoniansthree-hourspontaneousdaytripstothebeachthatalwaysincludealongstopatJBsorabigbagobakedgoodstogohavegivenwaytomorerequenttestimonialsothosewhodrivehalanhourromintownortheirtasteothebestbakingintheregion.JBspastriesbreadscakespiesandyesthestrudelwilltakeyoubacktoEuropeifyouvebeenandwilltransportyourtastebudstoanewdelightulplaceiyouvenot.OwnersJuerginandBrigitteexhibittheirloveoooddailythroughthehardworkandprecisionwithwhichtheydeliverculinaryblisstotheirluckycustomers.15137S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361949-5474www.jbsgermanbakery.comDragonfyCuracaoBluesThisFrench-ownedandoperatedislandbistroishometothemostinternationalmenuintheCoastalBendwithfullyauthenticdishesfromEuropeandLatinAmerica.DragonfysWorldTourbyLandsideotheirmenuincludesFrench-styleletmignonintarragonsaucelambmeatloaandhealthyMediterraneanchickenplusawonderulItalianbeelasagna.TheWorldTourbySeasideoersdeliciousAmericancrabcakesaFrench-inspiredcrustedshandgrilledshrimpplateseaood-stuedcannelloniromItalyshtacosromHawaiiandasavorygrilledshrimpskewerwithcoconutsambalsauce TexasCoastalBendFall201329padreislandalaMalaysia.CuracaoBluesnextdooristheislandsrsttapasbarwhichoersalaid-backplacetorelaxandenjoySpanish-styledelicaciesandwonderulwinesandcocktailsliketheirsignatureblackberrymojitohomemadewatermelonmartinisandisland-avoritesangria.14701SPID361949-2224www.dragonycuracao.comTexasMesquiteBBQForalltheyearsolkshavebeenlivingonandvisitingNorthPadreIslandtheonlyclaimsobestbarbecuehavecomeoutobackyardpitsandnotinapublicestablishment.ThatwasuntilTexasMesquiteBBQopeneduptothedelightobothresidentsandvisitors.Likemostmomandpopsthisplaceisgoodbecausetheproprietorscareabouttheirproducttheirspaceandtheircustomers.Expectallthestaplebarbecueitemsincludingbrisketpulledporkchickenturkeysausageandbabybackribswhicharealldeliciousandcookedwithobviousskillatthepit.MeatsareavailablebythepoundandPartyPacksoeredatTexasMesquiteBBQwilleedahungrygroupatagreatprice.14457S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361949-0065www.texasmesquitebbq.comPadreIslandBurgerCompanyCheJasonJohnsontookthecompletetourothehigh-endhospitalityindustrybeoreulllinghisambitiontobringgourmetcookingtohishometown.JohnsonsburgercreationstakeingredientsonceunconsideredonaburgerandsynchronizestheminculinaryharmonytheRockefelleristoppedwithspinachartichokebaconandparmesancheesetheCorpusColdFrontcombinescreamcheeseroastedredpepperstomatoandcucumberandthiseditorsavoritetheMr.BeckhambringstogetherbaconwildmushroomscaramelizedonionsavocadoandAmericancheese.14414StateHwy361ParkRd.22SPID361949-3490padreislandburgercompany.comDocsSeafoodSteaksTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayfounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stuedandevensautedfounder.FreshGulshrimpareeaturedthroughouttheDocsmenuincludinggrilledwrappedinbaconandstuedonskewersinappetizersandsaladsandocoursebreadedandried--theavoriteokidsoallages.Beeeaterswillenjoythegrilled12oz.ribeyethesurandturandchickenriedsteak.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandoersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewaterrontdiningexperiencesincludingunbelievablesunsetsoverLagunaMadre.Outdooreventsacilityavailableorreunionsweddingsshingtournamentsandmore.Livemusiconcoastalfood 30TexasCoastalBendFall2013GreatCookingwithEveryonesFavoriteShellfshWhiteBeanandKaleSoupwithShrimpThisrecipeisanamalgamoseveraldi-erentrecipes.Ihavebeentryingtocutwaydownonmymeatintakesincethebeginningotheyear.Notull-onvegetarianbutImtryingtolimitthenumberoservingsIeatperweek.Thisrecipeusessomeomyavoritethingsreshherbstheslowcookerkaleandshrimp.Theshrimpismadeattheendothecookingtimeonthestovesoyoucanchoosetonotincorporateitintoanyletoversanduseanotherprotein.OnNightTwowebrownedupsomeAndouillesausageandreheatedthesoupmoreoastewateradayintheridgeontop.Itwasgreatanditeltlikewewerehavingadiferentmealinsteadoletovers.ChefMichellineWhatYouWillNeed2tbspExtraVirginOliveOil1Carrotnelydiced1stalkCelerynelydiced12largeOnionnelychopped2clovesGarlicnelychopped1tbspTomatoPaste12tspCuminSeveralsprigsofyourfavoritefreshHerbsRosemaryThymeandorSageBayLeaf1canwholeFireRoastedTomatoes12lbdryWhiteBeans4cupsWaterandonecupChickenBroth1bunchKalestemmedcoarselychopped1lbFreshGulfJumboShrimp2tbspButterSeasoningandBalsamicVinegartotasteWhattoDoRinsebeansandaddtoSlowCookeronlowwithherbswaterandorbrothandcanoftomatoeswithjuices.HeatoliveoilinaDutchOvenandaddtomatopasteandcuminstirringuntilslightlydarkandcaramelized.Addcarrotceleryonionandgarlicandsautuntilsoftandslightlybrowned.Addvegetablestoslowcookerandallowtocook6-8hoursuntilbeansaresoft.Stiroccasionally.Removeherbstemsandbayleaf.Addkaleontopandallowtosteamforabout10minutesthenstirinandallowtocookforanother5.YoumightwanttoturntheheattoHightohelpitwilt.Whenfullycookedseasonbrothwithsaltandpeppertotasteanddrizzleinaboutateaspoonofbalsamicvinegarortotaste.SeasonshrimptoyourlikingIjustcoatthemlightlyinEmerilSpiceandmeltbutterinalargesautpan.Cookuntilshrimparepinkandlightlygoldenonbothsidesturningafter2-3minutes.Serveontopofyourstew.Keepthestewforleftoversbutfreshlycookshrimpbeforeeachserving.BBQShrimpTexas-StyleWhatYouWillNeed2largeShallotspeeledandchopped12-inchpiecefreshGingerpeeledandchopped4clovesGarlicsmashed34cupSoySauce12cupfreshLimejuice2tablespoonsSugar14cupchoppedGreenOnions14cupPeanutOil14teaspooncoarselygroundBlackPepper2poundsJumboTexasGulfShrimpshellsandtailsonWhattoDoPlaceshallotsgingergarlicsoylimejuiceandsugarinablenderandblenduntilsmooth.Addthegreenonionandoilandblenduntilcombined.Seasonwithblackpeppertotaste.Placeshrimpinalargebowlpourthemarinadeoverandletmarinateatroomtempfor20min.PreheatgrilltoHigh.Removeshrimpfrommarinadeassembleonskewersandgrillfor2minperside.ServeonriceintacosinasaladorcreateKabobswithpepperspineappleandonions.coastalfood TexasCoastalBendFall201331weekendsandboaterscandockanddine.13309S.PadreIslandDr.361949-6744www.docsseafoodandsteaks.comBlackSheepBistroTheadditionoBlackSheepBistrototheNorthPadrediningscenehaspleasedlocalsandvacationersalikewithadiversemenuoverywell-preparedlargelyItalian-infuencedculinarycreations.Theshortbutsweetappetizermenuincludescrabnachossautedmusselsgrilledjumboshrimpandjumbolumpcrabcakes.Thebistroexcelswithbeeoeringsowhichincludea14oz.bone-inribeyea12oz.peppercornNewYorkstripatender8oz.flettoppedwithcaramelizedonionsandGorgonzolabutterandevenanultra-primeAkaushibeeburgertoppedwithmozzarella.HighoctanecreativityshowsthroughatBlackSheepBistrowithitsgrilledmahimahipairedwithablood-orangeburblancsauceJamaicanstylejerkshrimpplusavarietyouniquepastaselections.Werecommendaddingsautedlumpcrabdemiglacemushroomsauceoroneoavarietyosideitemstoyourentree.15201SPID361949-4819www.blacksheepbistro.comLaBaratariaCheownerLezlieKeeblerrecentlycelebratedhersecondyeardelightingguestswithanelegantusionoAmericancuisinewithFrenchandCajuninfuences.LaBaratariasContinentalmenuthatincludesescargotchopsandprimesteaksandavarietyoseaoodincludingmahimahisashimigradeAhitunaandim-peccablypreparedcrabcakesandequallydeliciouslobstercakes.Enjoyanex-tensivewinelist.ChampagneBrunchnowoeredSundaystartingatnoon.AndthebigbonusGreatservice.3500IslandMooringsPkwy.361749-2212www.labaratariarestaurantwinebar.comThePelicanClubTheormerBuelahshasbeentoutedasoneothenestrestaurantintheCoastalBendoeringtraditionalseaoodandprimesteaksplusthecreationsoamastersushiche.Startowithacoupleooystershootersandacupocornandcrabbisque.Seaoodmenusvarybyseasonandevendailybasedonlocalseaoodavailability.Gourmetdes-sertsarenottobemissedespeciallytherenchsilkpie.914TarponSt.361749-0580www.thepelicanclubporta.comportaransaspadreisland 32TexasCoastalBendFall2013PortAransasBrewingCompanyHavingearneditsspotonthegourmandslistortheirawesomehamburgersTexasMonthlyTop50ListPortABrewingCo.continuestobuilditsbaseoansogreathomemadeoodandmicrobrewedbeer.Trytheantasticwingsandendlessvarietiesogourmetpizzawingsandshandshrimppoboys.429N.AlisterStreet361749-2739www.portabrewing.comLisabellasBistroJavaBarOneoPortAsmostpopulareateriesreopenedlastyearintheCinnamonShoresubdivisionsouthotownatervacatingtheiroriginallocationatCotterandStation.LisabellasmadeitsmarkonthePortAdiningscenemorethanveyearsagobyintroducinganewstyleoeclecticcookingtotheisland.Wehopetheybringbackthesearedtunanachos5009Hwy361165SocialCircle361749-4222www.lisabellas.comMobyDicksOneothemostpopularandbusiestestablishmentsontheislandandorgoodreason.Someothebestsea-oodintownisagoodstartwhichincludesoystersservedrawMexicaliandRockefeller.ThecatchofthedayispreppedhowyoulikeitandyoullndTexascutsteaksonthemenutraditionalseaoodservedgrilledriedandevenHawaiianstyleandwithoutadoubtlocalsknowMobyDicksisoneothebestbreakasthousesaround.517SouthAlisterSt.361749-9447www.mobydicksporta.comVenetianHotPlateMustangIslandersandvisitorsalikefocktothisPortAinstitutionorthebestgourmetItaliancuisinein-cludingawidearrayoseaoodpastadishesantas-ticsteaksandterricsalads.TrythepannedsearedGulshrimportheantasticspinachstuedchickenbreast.Freshshandotherspecialtiesoerednightly.222BeachAve.361749-7617www.venetianhotplate.comTheCrazyCajunOeringupthatsouthernavoritetraditionalLouisianaseaoodboilservedamilystyleaswellasriedshrimpandoystersgumboandevenbabybackribs.AperectvacationamilydiningdestinationwithacasualothebeachatmospherethatshowsjusthowriendlyMus-tangIslanderscanbe303BeachatStationStreet361749-5069KodysRestaurantBarTimeandtimeagainrecommendedbyhoteldeskclerksasoeringupsomeothebestcookinginPortA.Youllndgreatseafoodincludinghugejumboshrimpreshshanddailyspecialsrangingromchickenriedsteaktopotroast.2034StateHwyTX-361361749-8226coastalfoodportaransas TexasCoastalBendFall201333 34TexasCoastalBendFall2013infoonlinewww.portaransas.orgwww.portasouthjetty.comwww.utmsi.utexas.eduwww.portaransasmuseum.orgportaransasthebesweaherandhebesfishingofheyearTimetoheadtoPortAPutsimplyyoureallycantdomuchbetterontheGulCoastthanPortAransasintheallmonths.NotonlydoyougetthecoolerdryerCaliornia-styleweatherbuthotelandcondominiumratesareattheirlowestotheyearthetownandbeachesareuncrowdedandbestoallallinPortAransasmeanstheRedfshandFlounderarerunningthroughourchannelsWiththerstmajorcoldrontsotheseasoncomethousandsomaturegameshmigratingromthebaysandestuariestotheGuloMexico.Likejustaboutallanimalspeciesintheautumnmonthssaltwatershareinthebusi-nessoatteninguporthewinterwhichresultsinmoreaggressiveeedingbehaviorandgreatshing.InadditiontothedozensoprivateshingguidesthroughouttheCoastalBendincludinginPortAallotheshingcentersalongthemarinacanhelpyoundacharterorpartyboatthatwilltakeyouwherethesharerunningandjustaboutallprovidegearandbaitaspartotheireewhichcanrangerom50orsoorahal-daypartyboattriptoover1000oraprivatecharterwithaproessionalguideonarstclassbayboat.ButyoucertainlydontneedtobeonaboattocatchshintheallinPortAandonMustangIsland.ThePortAransasjettiesorcourseprovideampleaccesstotheshipchannelthroughwhichtheshrun.AdditionallytheboatchannelalongthebacksideoMustangIslandinCorpusChristiBayispopularorwadeandshoreshingandthefatsarewhereFlounderGiggingcanreapgreatrewardsinlandingthistastyshthatishardertocatchonrodandreel.BecausemostaccommodationsonMustangIslandarecondosandbeachhouseswithullkitchensaamilyshryateryouranglingadventureisaper-ectplanandjustaboutallothenerestaurantsinPortAwillhappilyprepareandcookyourcatch 36TexasCoastalBendFall2013portaransastheportaransasmuseumisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistor-icallysignifcantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.DuringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLighthouseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenteroflocalsportshingac-tivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFrank-linD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgficlBidigfiliiipaThePortAransasNaturePreserveencompasses1217acresoundevelopedlandinanareaormerlyknownasCharliesPasture.Locatedbetweentheshipchan-nelthecommunityparkStateHighway361andPiperChannel.ThePortAransasWetlandParklocatedonSH361acrossfromthepostoceisajointprojectotheCityoPortAransasTXDOTandTPWD.Theboardwalkandobservationplatormoverlooksawetlandbasinthatmaybethickwithavarietyowaterowlandshorebirdsduringrainyperiods.ThemostpopularplacetoviewwadersandshorebirdsisattheSouthJettylocatedatthenortherntipoI.B.MageeBeachPark.ThejettyextendsseveralhundredyardsintotheGulandurnishesanexcel-lentvantagepointromwhichtolookoravarietyoopenwaterspecies. 38TexasCoastalBendFall2013portaransasaroundportamustangislandterrfchorefhngnporaWhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbountiuloshoregameshingonshoreshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.Surshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostany-whereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorningsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoracCaldwllPirislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithshermenwhopullinredshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasJttisormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchannelwhichrunsbe-tweenthem.Thesouthjettyislo-catedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.Thenorthjettyislocat-edonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisaccessibleviatheprivate-ly-runJttyBoatoperatingromFishrmansWharf.Bothjettieso-erreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyosh.theunveryoftexmrnescenceineUTMSIistheoldestandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.Theacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessma-rineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinfuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoeredinthevisitorscenter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackmangrovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjettyandoshorearti-cialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastresearchprojectsandeaturerepresentativespecimensorpho-tographsolocalplantsandanimals.630e.CottrAv.www.utmsi.utxas.du TexasCoastalBendFall201339CheckouttheseuniqueretailerstofndtheperectitemoryournewvacationdigsoramementooyourtimeinourLittleSliceoParadise.AManoisatrulyamazingndthatwouldstandoutinanymajorcityinthecountryoritsabundanceandhigh-qualityoartandurnitureimportsromMexico.ThestoresownertravelstoMexicoregularlyseekingthemostuniqueandwell-madeitemscreatedbylocalcratsmenandartisansandbringsthemtoPortAorherluckycustomers.1726StateHwy361361749-1828.CitaResortInteriorsisPortAshomeordesignerislandurnitureandaccessoriesandofershundredsoitemsinallpricerangesthatwillmakeyourislandhaventhatmuchmoretropical.129N.AlisterSt.361749-2711.FireItCeramicsofersatrulyhands-onexperiencethatsgreatunorthewholeamily.Hereyougettochooseaceramicsprojectshapeittoormpaintitandreitinthekilnadayortwolateryoupickupyourpiecewhichcanrangeromsimpletablewaretoelaboratesculptures.Perectorpartiesandgroups210N.AlisterSt.361749-7976www.freitceramics.com.PortAGlassStudioArtGalleryhasbroughtthismostpopularcoastalartormtotheislandthankstoartistSheriHargrovewhomovedtoPortAromMin-nesotaveyearsago.Sheripersonallycreatesglassartinthestudioandofersinstructiontoaspiringartists.403BeachSt.361749-6358www.portaglass.com.WintonsIslandCandiesisamust-stoporanyvisittotheislandandregardlessotheagesoanykidsinyourparty.Thisisatruecandymuseumwithwidese-lectionsojustabouteverytreatyourheartandsweettoothcravesromhandmadecaramelschocolatesandudgecookeddailyintheirkitchentogourmetlicoriceromvecountriesShippingtoyourdoorandsugar-reecandyareavailable.600AlisterSt.361749-4773www.wintonscandies.com.portahometouniqueshosndglleriesAManoMexicanImports 40TexasCoastalBendFall2013portaransasaroundportamustangislandenthusistsclldhrnnulmustnfstoct.5thOverathousandmodernandclassicFordMustangswillmaketheannualpil-gramagetoitstounge-in-cheekhomelandMustangIslandandPortAransasortheAnnualMustangFest.Theweekendoislandandbeachcruisingtailgatingandpar-tieswillculminatewithatraditionalcarsshowcompetitioninwhichtrophieswillbeawardedtothenestPonyCars.www.mustangfest.orgglcrtsthbithininprtaThepopularityogolcartsinPortAledtotheofciallegalizationothemoncitystreets.Butorthe50peryearregistrationeeyoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehi-clesalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusi-nessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southofAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAprtaubsndtvrnshinyr-rundItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregu-lartouriststhatPortAransasisadrink-ingtownwithashinghabit.SpringBreaklikesomanyreveredweeksotheyearisreasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholeswillbeullyimmersedintheestivities.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterTheGa323BeachSt. TexasCoastalBendFall201341AverycoolridebutonetoavoidSadlyeveryyearintheCoastalBendapreciousewoourmillionsobeachgoingvisitorsallvictimtotheverynaturalelementsthatgiveusthewonderulbeautyandenjoymentwefndonourgulbeaches.ButwhileHollywoodflmsandsuburbanlegendswouldleadonetobelievethatthegreatestdangersyoumightencounteratthebeacharesharksocoursestingraysjellyfsherrantsurboardsbirdsopreyoranynumberoperilousunknownsotheseaitisinacttheripcurrentthatpresentsthegreatestdangertobathersandsurersoallagessizesandathleticprowess.Pleasetakeaewminutestounderstandthedangeroripcurrentshowtoidentiythemandhowtoavoidandescapethem.CourtesyoTheWeatherChannelandwww.weather.com.Aripcurrentisanarrowzonetypically3to20yardswideoast-owingwater1-3mphsometimesastermovingromshoretojustbeyondthebreaker-zone.Ripcurrentsarealwayspresentwhenwavesbreakonabeach.Waveheightwaveperiodthetimeintervalbetweensuc-cessivewavesbreakerangletothebeachman-madeob-staclespiersandjettiesandlocaldeeperchannelsinthesurzoneallcontributetoripcurrents.Ripcurrentsarestrongerandextendtodeeperwaterasbreakingwaveheightsincrease.Butorweakswim-mersorthosewhocannotswimwaveshighenoughtobreakinwaterovertheirheadsapproximately6eetordeeperaresucienttocauseaperson6eetorshortertodrown.Thatwaveheightcanbeaslowas4eetRipcurrentsbeginatthesand-waterlineandextendthroughthesurzonetheycancapturepeopleinveryshal-lowwateranddragthemtodeeperwater.Fortunatelymostpeopleareabletowalkoutoaripcurrentwhenwateriskneedeeporshallower.Butwaistdeeporhigherwatercanpreventapersonromwalkingaway.IfyougetcaughtinaripcurrentRemaincalmtoconserveenergyandthinkclearly.Neverghtthecurrent.Thinkoitlikeatreadmillthatcannotbeturnedofowhichyouneedtosteptotheside.Swimoutothecurrentinadirec-tionollowingtheshoreline.Whenoutothecurrentswimatanangleawayromthecurrenttowardshore.Iyouareunabletoswimoutotheripcurrentoatorcalmlytreadwater.Whenoutothecurrentswimtowardsshore.Iyouarestillunabletoreachshoredrawattentiontoyourselbywavingyourarmandyellingorhelp. 42TexasCoastalBendFall2013TheCityoInglesidewasincorporatedin1951andin1954theArmyCorpsofEngineersdredgedtheLaquintaChannelthroughInglesidePointcreatedtheareaknownasIngleside-on-the-Bayonthesouthernendothecove.ThechemicalindustrycametoIngle-sidein1973withtheopeningotheDuPontplantol-lowedbyOxyChemandheavymarineconstructionar-rivedsubsequentlywithKiewitOshoreServicesandGulfMarineFabricators.AteralmostadecadeopoliticalmaneuveringledbylotydreamsoanaircratcarrierbattlegroupNavalStationInglesidewasawardedtoInglesidein1987asaminesweeperbaseandbecameopera-tionalin1992.WiththeNavycameaconstructionboomohundredsohomesandmulti-plelargeapartmentcomplexestoac-commodateseveralthousandpersonnelandtheirami-lies.Howeverin2005thefederalBaseRealignmentandClosureCommissionBRACvotedtocloseNSInglesidewiththelastmilitaryamilydepartingin2010.WhatwasconsideredadevastatingblowtothecommunityhasbeguntoturnaroundsparkedbythesuccessulefortothePortofCorpusChristitoselltheormernavalsta-tiontonewdevelopersnamelyOccidentalPetroleumCorp.andFlintHillsResourcesandbythecontinuedboomintheSouthTexasoilandgasindustry.Inglesidesreputationasariendlysmallcoastaltownisattractingnewamiliesandbusinesseswhodiscovercleanstreetsandneighborhoodswonderulparksandpublicacilitiesandgoodschoolswherestu-dentsandamiliesaretoppriorities.northbayBigindustryandsmalltowncharminInglesideDespitethe2010closingofNavalStationInglesidethecityisexperiencingaresurgenceofgrowthfueledbyexpandinglocalenergyandchemicalindustriesandfamilieslookingforgoodschools.infoonlineInglesideChamberofCommercewww.inglesidetxchamber.org TexasCoastalBendFall201343fishingFallinUpperLagunaMadreMyavoritetimeoyeariscoolertem-peraturesandtheapproachotheallseason.TheUpperLagunaMadreromnowtillNovembershingorschoolsoredsandfounderinaeedingrenzy.Lookortheseschoolsotailingredsroamingthefatseedingonmullet.Alsoduringallseasonbringsourrstcoldrontsandourfounderstartpushingoutonthefatsalongwithredsmakingtheirrunouttothegul.DritshthegrassfatsintwotothreeeetromSouthotheJFKCausewayalongLagunaShorestosouthoBirdSpoilIslands.Useliveshrimpunderapoppingcorkorplasticalsoreelinecastusingliveshrimporlivepiggyperch.AlsoshtheKingRanchshorelinebetweenPitaIslandandEmmordsfortheseschoolsoftailingreds.Earlymorninguseaozgoldspoonortopwaterstickbaitsworkwelllaterthrowa18ozjigheadwithplasticpaddletailpumpkinseedcoloralsogulpshrimpworkwell.NorthoJFKattheBoatHoleandHumbleChannelslookorschoolsoredsandroamingfounder.BasicrigforoundershingistheCarolinaRigwithlivemudminnowsorlivemullet.AlsodowntowardsthePackeryChannelshordrumredsandfounderusingliveordeadshrimpshingonthebottom.UselivengermulletalsoorredsandfounderonaCarolinaRig.FallshingintheUpperLagunaMadreduringallcanbeveryrewardingasastasthetem-peraturescoolo.Capt.FredCardona469-867-5653www.captfredcardona.com 44TexasCoastalBendFall2013fallfishingMeansflounderTimeTherstcoolrontotheseasonwillbringtheFlounderscatteredonthefatstoconcentrateinthepassesleadingtotheGuloMexicoastheyheadtheirwaytodeeperwatersortheirannualspawningmigration.Thesefounderareeasilypickedobygiggersinshallowwaterwithbrightlightsatnight.Sandyfatsarethepreerredplacetogigembutiyouareintomoresport-ingwaystooolFloundertryrodandreelorevenfyrod.Thebestplacestondthemisnearrocksbulkheadspiersoysterbedsgrassedgesnexttocutslogspipesandgasoroilwellriglegs.DoyouseeapatternTheylovestructurenearpasses.IgenerallyndFlounderthistimeoyearinsixinchestosixeetowater--mostlysixto24inchesintheearlymorningandourtosixeetowaterintheaternoon.Thelargeremalesareusuallyinthedeeperwater.Theyalmostalwaystakeashrimpreelinednexttoastructure.OthergoodbaitincludejigstippedwithBerkelyGulpstripbaitsolady-shmul-letandpinperchortheoldavoritereelinedmudminnows.NormallyyoucannotseeFlounderastheyareverygoodatchangingtheircolortomatchtheirsurroundings.Ihavepersonallyseenthemchangecolortomatchthewavepatterninthesandbelowthem.SometimesyouwillonlyseethesilhouetteotheFlounderheadstickingoutothebottom--othertimesyoucanclearlyseethemmotionlessontopolargerocks.Justpitchyourbaitnexttothestructureandwaitaboutveminutes--inobitethenmovetothenextlikelyspot.Iyoudogetabiteitwillbeathumpnothingatallorjustmovingaway.Ithishappenscountto5or10andraiseyourrodtip.Ithereissomethingheavyonitgoaheadandlightlysetthehook.Icomparethisshingtofip-pingorbassbutjustnotasviolent.WhenaFlounderishookedkeeptensiononthelineandtherodbent.DonotletanyslackinthelineasthiswillloseyourprizeFightthemlightlyandnetthemiyouwanttokeepthem.Thesesharenotoriousorspittingajigdeeplyswallowedwhileontheline.Keeponlywhatyouneedoramealortwoandreleasetherest.ThistimeoyearFlounderareveryeasilycaughtandgigged.ThatiswhytheStateoTexaswaswiseintheirdecisioninlimitingtotwoshperangleradaywithrodonlyandnogigginginthemonthoNovember.SincethislimitwasimposedIhaveseendramaticincreasesintheFloundercatches.Capt.DougStanfordPiratesoftheBayCharterswww.piratesofthebay.com361523-9452 46TexasCoastalBendFall2013SanPatricioCountyishometosomeothemostabundantwatersontheGulCoastorredshfounderandspeckledtroutinourbaysandtar-ponmahimahiyellowntunaredsnapperanddozensootherspeciesintheGuloMexico.InadditionthenorthwestcornerothecountyishometoLakeCorpusChristialargereshwaterbodythatispopularwithshermenwaterskiersandjetskiers.NuecesBayissituatednorthoCor-pusChristiBaydemarcatedbythePortlandCausewayHwy181andromtimetotimeinalmostanyseasoncanbepopulatedbyrecord-sizedredshandspeckledtrout.Theseshtendtocongregateandeedalongshallowunder-waterreesandshoalormationswhichareabundantinthewesternendothebaynearthemouthotheriver.ThenortherncoastlineoNuecesBaycanbeaccessedbywadingkayakorfatsboatromsomeothecountyroadsthatrunalongFM1074westoPortlandandthesouthernedgeothebaycanbereachedromalongthecausewayrontageroad.ThesoutheasternbankothecountyromPortlandtoInglesiderunsalongCorpusChristiBay.IndianPointPierislocatedjustwestoPortlandalongtheeasterncause-wayrontageroadattheendoSunsetLakeParkwhichispositionedonapeninsulathatextendsintothebay.Fishingromthepierisalwaysdecentbutduringthewin-termonthslargeshtendtomigratetowardthewarmerwatersinthisnortheasternExcellentFishingFriendlyFolksandConditionsfoundinCoastalBendsNorthBayAreaPortlandAransasPassInglesideandAransasPassoermilesandmilesofcoastlineforwadersandpiershermenamplepublicboatingfacilitiesandpaddlerstrails.fishing TexasCoastalBendFall201347corneroCorpusChristiBayandinespeciallywindyconditionsIndianPointisknownasagreatspottocatchblackdrum.AtInglsid-on-th-Bayinthesoutheasterncor-nerothecountytwopublicboatlaunchesamarinaandseveralreepublicpiersoereasyshingandboatingaccesstoCorpusChristiBay.OnegooddayoshinginAransasPassandyouwillunderstandwhyitiscalledSaltwaterParadisebylocalsandvisitorsalike.RdfshBayasonemightinerisknownorterricgameshinginallseasonsotheyearandistheengineoactivityorthecityoAransasPass.WadeshinginthefatsothebayisaccessibleatdozensospotsalongthecityscoastlineandespeciallyalongtheAransasPassCausewayHwy361includingStedmanIslandtowardthePortAransasferrylanding.TheSanPatricioCountyNavigationDistrictoperatestheHarborWstandHarboreastacili-tiesonRansomRoadinAransasPasswhichincludeafullmarinawithcoveredanduncoveredboatslipselectricandwaterserviceabaitanduelstandboatlaunchesandevenabirdwatchingpavilion.ThedistrictalsooperatesdocksandboatlaunchacilitiesatConnBrownHarborwheremostmaritimeactivityiscommercialthebiggestexceptionowhichisRdfshBayBoathoustherstclassdrystackboatstorageacilitythatalsooerstransientberthingorvesselsupto100eet.NiceCatchAboveDavidKurtzwithTroutLowerLetErichHaaswithTroutLowerRightLeoYbanezwithRedfsh 48TexasCoastalBendFall2013CorpusChristiShark-a-ThonhasbecomethemostpopularonshoretournamentontheGulCoastandmaybetheentireU.S.injustnineshortyears.The10thannualeventtakesplaceOctober25-27butanglerentriessoldoutinaveryshorttime.Hundredsofshermenandadventure-seekersromthroughoutTexaswillgatheratthePadreIslandNationalSeashoreorthreedaysinthecradleonature.Anglerswillcompeteorthousandsodollarsinprizemoneyandmerchandiseinsharkandothercategories.HundredsosupportingamilyandriendswilljointheanglersinthewildsotheNationalSeashorewherefrstgutscandrop15eetand12-ootTigerSharksareinwayanunusualcatch.DozensosponsoredeventswillsurroundShark-a-Thonsweekendoestivities.www.sharkathon.comShark-a-ThonnowthemostpopularonshorefshingtournamentontheGulfCoast TexasCoastalBendFall201349TexasCoastalRed-FishingFromTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentThebestnaturalbaitsforRedshakaRedDrumareliveshrimpsmallngermulletAtlanticcroakerandsmalllivebluecrabs.Liveshrimpareshedunderapoppingcorkorreeshrimpedusingasmallweightandlettingtheshrimpswimreely.Livesharebestonthebottomusingaslip-sinkertyperigwheretheshcanswimreely.Thebaitsharehookedthroughthelipsorthroughthetopothebackbehindthedorsaln.Smallbluecrabareshedonbottomandarehookedthroughoneotheswimminglegsattherearothecrab.StalkingtheshallowgrassatsforRedshistheultimatechal-lengeorthewadeanglers.Articialbaitssuchas12and14ounceshallow-runninggoldcopperorsilverspoonsareavor-ites.Aweedlessspoonisusedinareasoheavysubmergedorfoatingvegetation.Fish-shapedplugsbothfoatingandshallow-runningaree-ectiveoverthegrassfats.Shrimplikeplasticwormsandjigsaregoodandbothareshedundercorksorbouncedalongthebottom.Thesurfprovidesexcellentreddrumshing.Thebestarticialbaitsaretheheavierspoonsandslowsinkingshshapedplugs.Plasticwormsarealsoeectivebouncedalongthebottom.SaltwateryshingforRedshisin-creasinginpopularity.Flysherssight-castsmallsuracepoppingplugsbait-shtypestreamersorshrimpandcrabimitationfiestocruisingortailingRedsh.Rodlengthsrangefrom812to912feetcastingweightforwardoatinglineromsixtonineweight.Leaderlengthscanberomsevento9eetwithatippetstrengthromeightto15pounds.OncehookedaRedshonyshingtackleisaworthyexcitingad-versary.fishing 50TexasCoastalBendFall2013BullRedsarebestcaughtwithnaturalbait.Freshcutmulletlargerlivemullet6-8incheslongandbluecrabarethebestbaits.Bothsingleanddouble-dropbottomrigsaregood.Aheavygrabbingsinkerisneededtokeepbaitsstationaryonthesurbottom.Tacklevariesaccordingtoanglerpreerence.SurandpiershersforBullRedspreferrodsmorethan10feetinlengthandstifenoughtohandleaheavyterminaltackle.Reelsshouldbelargeenoughtohandleseveralhundredyardso25-40poundtestlineandreelsshouldhaveagooddragsystem.Forsmallershlessthan10poundsthebestrodtouseshouldbe612to8feetlonghasamediumactionandhasatwo-handedgriptohelptheanglersinlongdistancecasting.Reelsshouldbeabletoholdatleast100yardsoline.Anglersmustrememberthattherearebagandpos-sessionlimitsandminimum-maximumsizelimitsonRedsh.BesuretobefamiliarwiththeregulationseachyearwhenshingontheTexasGulCoast.NiceCatchAsuccessulofshoreoutingwithahugeRedSnapperaboveandanevenbiggerMahiMahi TexasCoastalBendFall201351ThenonprotSeaTowFoundationorboatingsaetyandSeaTowServicesInternationalInc.oerboatersthese6tipsforSafeBoating1.PFDsforYouandMeWhilechildrenundertheageo13arerequiredtowearliejacketswhileboatingev-eryoneisbetterprotectedwhenwearingone.Newop-tionssuchasinfatablebeltpacksandlightweightvestsarecoolerandmorecomortablethanliejacketsothepast.2.WhatsYourFrequencyAlthoughmanyboatersrelyoncellphonestodaycoveragecanbespottyornonex-istentonthewater.AVHFradioallowsboaterstobroad-castacallorhelptotheCoastGuardandanyoneelseintheareamonitoringChannel16.3.BeaClassAct.BoaterEducationclassesoersome-thingoreveryoneevenexperiencedboaters.Withboatingsaetyrequirementschangingrequentlythesecoursescanhelpensureyouareuptodate.Plusboat-erswhocompleteaboatingsaetyclassmaybeeligibleoradiscountontheirboatownersinsurance.Alistoapprovedboatingsaetycoursesoerednationwidecanbeoundatwww.nasbla.netcourseListing.php4.TimeforaCheckupTheU.S.CoastGuardAuxiliaryandtheU.S.PowerSquadronsoerreeVesselSaetyCheckstohelpgetboatersreadyortheseason.Theyprovideachecklistoeverythingyouneedtohaveonboardromananchortoareextinguishertobesaeandlegalonthewater.5.DesignateaSoberSkipperBoatoperatorsneedtobeclear-headedandabletomakequickdecisionswhenoperatingavessel.Drinkingalcoholortakingdrugsevensomeprescriptionandover-the-countermedi-cinesdecreasesreactiontimeandtheabilitytothinkclearly.BesmartandalwaysdesignateasoberskippersaidKulp.6.BeSmartandYellowRenewyourSeaTowMember-shiporthecomingboatingseason.WithU.S.CoastGuard-licensedSeaTowCaptainsstandingatthereadyintheiryellowboats247365youwillhavethepeaceomindoknowingproessionalhelpisonthewayany-timeyoucalloraidonthewater.6SafetyTipsforBoaters 52TexasCoastalBendFall2013CoastaBendMostPopuarSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200ofwateroshoreespeciallyaroundnaturalandarticialreefslikeshipwrecksandoildrillingplatformsReachesmaturityat2-5yearsofagecanliveuptoage50andweighupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlyGulfCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbeshedoutsidethe48-dayfederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGulfofMexicofromMassachusettstotheYucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksarefemalesupto9-10yearsoldPrefersshallowseagrassandoysterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterfromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreefformationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3yearsPrefersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesofbayswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailfoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinafishingKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMin-Max