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TexasCoastalBendMagazine2014.03Summer1201488ppSelf-Cover 8TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014 10TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014WorldClassFishingFewlocationsinthecountryoersomanyoptionsorenthusiasticanglers.WhilesomevisitorswilltrytheirluckinCorpusChristiBayalongtheseawallandOceanDr.moreamiliarshermenwillndtheirwaytoFlourBlusterricpiersalongtheJFKCauseway.OnPadreIslandtheshorelinealongPackeryChannelaswellasthechannelsjettiescanbeveryproductive.AlsoonPadreIs-landBobHallPierhasbeenthesiteosomeotheworldsbiggeston-shorecatchesandsurshingatthePadreIslandNationalSeashoreisnothinglessthanlegend-ary.PortAransasishometothebiggestchartershingfeetontheTexascoastanddozensoprivateguidescanbeoundonline.SeeFishingMapspage7880.AroundtheCoAstAlBendEarlySummer2014WelcometothebiggestsummervacationseasoneverintheTexasCoastalBend.SchlitterbahnWaterparkcelebratesitsmuchanticipatedgrandopeningtheregionsmostpopularattractionsarebustlingwithvisitorsinDowntownCorpusChristiandonNorthBeachbeautiulnewretailersandrestaurantsareopenonSouthPadreIslandDriveandourislandsgiveusbeautiulbeachesandantasticfshing.SchlitterbahnWaterparkOpeningSoonTheCoastalBendsrstmajorthemeparkisonpacetodoublethescopeoitsorigi-nalplanaddingtotheexcitementoSchlitterbahnCorpusChristisdistinctionastheworldsmostanticipatedwaterparktoopenin2014.Theparkshotelandresortacilitieswillaccommodatealmostthreetimesasmanyguestsasoriginallyplannedandasecondswim-upbarhasbeenaddedalongwithanexpandedkiddiepoolandamedBoogieBahnwaveride.Whilelocalsvisitorsandbusinessownershavetrackedconstructionromthecurb-sideviewinrastructureprogressatSchlitterbahncanreallyonlybeseenonparkgroundsanupcloseviewrstopentothepubliconJune21whendoorsopenedtoSchlitterbahnCountryClubormerlyPadreIslesCountryClubmemberswhowerethersttoswimintheparksclearbluewaters.SeeUpdatepage36.4thofJulyCelebrationsIndependenceDayisabigdealintheTexasCoastalBendmarkingthepeakothesummerseasoninaplacewhereunonthewaterandatthebeachareatthecenteroourwayolie.WhilereworksareprohibitedinCorpusChristiandwithinmostcitylimitsanumberopublicdisplaystakeplacethroughoutthearea.TheDowntownCorpusChristiBayfrontisthesiteotheregionslargestreworksshowandisbestenjoyedromthenorthernendotheseawallorromNorthBeach.ThepremiumlocationarethedeckotheU.S.S.LexingtonMuseumwhichopenorthereworksshowtheTexasStateAquariumwhichoersspecialeventticketsortheshoworthewaterrontdiningdeckoPier99Restaurant.InPortAransasRobertsPointParkontheshipchannelisthecenteroJuly4thactivitiesincludingthecitysreereworksshow.Theluckiestrevelerswillenjoytheshowromprivateandcharteredboatsmooredinthechannel.FireworksshowsoverthebaytakeplaceinSanPatricioCountyaswelltypicallyinPortlandatIndianPointParkandatIngleside-by-theBay.Wcm TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201411Summer14ConcertsSomeothebiggestnamesinmusicwillgracestagesatthemostpopularvenuesintheCoastalBendthissummerincludingrockersChevelleFallOutBoyandPara-moreLatinstarPepeAguilarHipHopstarsLilJonandTaboootheBlackEyedPeasandTexasCountryartistsBartCrowFiveCardDrawandtheCodyJohnsonBandpluslocalandregionalrockReggaebluesandcountryactsinclubsthrougouttheCoastalBend.SeeLiveonStagepage16.DowntownAbuzzDowntownCorpusChristiandtheBayrontarebustlingwithactivityallsummerlong.Enjoystreetairsandvendormarketsterrifcrestaurantstavernsandlivemusicclubs.Takeinaproessionalbaseballgameandvisitinterestingmuseumsandhistoricalsites.RentajetskitakeaboatrideorSegwaytourontheseawall.SomuchtodoinsolittletimeSeepages14-17.BeachesattheirBestNowhereintheU.S.willyoufndmoredirectaccesstopublicbeachesthantheTexasCoastalBendandthesum-merseasonistheverybesttimetoenjoythem.BaybeachesarelocatedindowntownCorpusChristialongtheseawallMcGeeBeachandonNorthBeach.Over50milesoGuloMexicobeachesoerdirectvehicleaccessonNorthPadreandMustangIslandsincludingWhitecapBeachandPadreBalliParkmostpopularwithamiliesandJ.P.LubySurParkmostpopularwiththeyoungercrowd.Seepage28. 12TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014CorpusChristiwithapopulationoabout300000isthemetropolitancenterotheCoastalBendandishometotheth-busiestportintheU.S.aprosperousandgrowingpetrochemicalindustryNavalAirStationC.C.andtheC.C.ArmyDepotandtheever-expand-ingTexasAMUniversityC.C.DowntownCorpusChristiislocatedinthenortheastendothecityalongCor-pusChristiBayandiswhereyoullndnumeroushotelstheseawalltheAmeri-canBankCenterarenaandconventioncenterandthecitysmuseumsincludingScienceandHistoryAsianCulturesandtheArtMuseumoSouthTexas.TheHarborBridgeextendsoverthePortoCorpusChristitoNorthBeachandontoPortlandandtheNorthBayArea.NorthBeachiswhereyoundtheU.S.S.LexingtonaircratcarrierMuseumandtheTexasStateAquariumalongwithaull-servicehotelandnu-merousmotelsandcondominiumsplusamile-longstretchopedestrianriendlybeachonCorpusChristiBay.OntheSouthSideoCorpusChristibesuretovisittheSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenteronS.StaplesSt.pastYorktownBlvd.TheSouthPadreIslandDriveSPIDreewaytakesyoutoNorthPadreIslandTheIslandandtoourGuloMexicobeaches.TheLagunaMadreisthelonglargebodyowaterthatrunsbetweenPadreIslandandthemainlandFlourBlu.BafnBayislo-catedarthersouthalongLagunaMadreandisaccessiblebylandatRivieraBeachaewmilessouthoKingsville.PadreIslesonNorthPadreIslandisthelargestwaterrontcommunityoutsidethestateoFloridaandTheIslando-ersmilesobeautiulbeachesrestau-rantsshoppingandthePadreIslandNationalSeashore.PackeryChannelseparatesNorthPadreandMustangIslandsandprovidesdirectboatingaccesstotheGuloMexico.MustangIslandishometonumerousbeachrontcondominiumsandprivatehomesandKnowingYourWayAroundtheCoastalBendWelcomeleadsnorthwardtoPortAransasPortAaastgrowingshingvillagethatattractsafuentvacationersandsecondhomeownerssportshingandnatureenthusiastsgolersandbeachgoersromacrossTexasandtheUS.AransasPassandConnBrownHarborarenorthoPortAacrosstheshipchannelviaa24-hourvehicleerryandishometoarevitalizeddowntownareaandexcellentmarinaacilities.Just212hourssouthofSanAntonioandeastofLaredo312hourssouthofAustinandHoustonandaboutadaysouthofDFWbycar.FreeOnlineVersionsofeveryTCBMissueatwww.thecoastalbend.com 14TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014infoonlinevisitcorpuschristitx.orgusslexington.comtexasstateaquarium.comccmuseum.comartmuseumofsouthtexas.orgamericanbankcenter.comcchooks.comconcretestreet.netartcentercc.orghurricanealleycc.comcctexas.comcaller.comcctexas.comortizcenter.comthecoastalbend.comDowntownNorthBeachTheLadyLexsetmorecombatrecordsthananycarrierinU.S.NavalhistoryandtodayrestsinCor-pusChristiBayastheU.S.S.LexingtonMuseumontheBayatributeandmemorialtothosewhoserveddeendingAmerica.ThesightsandsoundsaresorealandsointenseyoubecomeapartothestorythesecondyoustepootaboardthisWorldWarIIeraaircratcarrier.2914N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361888-4873www.usslexington.comTheTexasStateAquariumisoneotheCoastalBendstopvisitorattractionsbecauseitdeliverstheultimateGuloMexicoexperiencebring-ingtheunderseaworldtoyouupcloseandinpersonTheartifcialreeexhibitinthe125000gallonmaintankishometodozensospeciesofshincludingraysandsharksaswellascountlessshellfshandotherinvertebrates.2710N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach800477-GULFtexasstateaquarium.orgCorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201415DowntownWaterparkHurricaneAlleyWaterparkeaturesvewaterslidesincludingtheepicCat5whichtowers65eetabovethecomplexandspiralstwo-persontubesthroughathrillingseriesoturns.Theswim-upbarisabighitwithgrown-ups.HurricaneAlleyisdirectlyadjacenttoWhataburgerFieldwheretheCorpusChristiHooksplayoeringtheperectaternoonpackageowaterparkunplusaprobaseballgameinoneothemostbeautiulsettingsinTexas.700EastPortAvenueNexttoWhataburgerFieldOpenweekendsinMayanddailystartingMemorialDayWeekendhurricanealleycc.comArtMuseumofSouthTexashasorover40yearsbeenconsideredoneotheleadingmuseumsoneartinthestateoTexasandinsomerespectstheentireU.S.PermanentexhibitsincludeworkromSouthTexasSouthwesternandLatinAmericanart-istsinnearlyallmediaandtravelingexhibitsrotateregularlyliketheContemporaryStudioGlasscollec-tiononloanromtheMobileMuseumoArt.1902N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361825-3500artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgCorpusChristiMuseumofScienceHistorychroniclesover500yearsoSouthTexashistoryaswellasthearcheologicalandgeologicalproleothearea.Themuseumisperhapsbestknownasthehomeothelie-sizedreplicasotheColumbusFleetwhichwerechristenedin1992bytheSpanishgovernmenttocommemoratethe500thanniversaryoChristopherColumbusdiscoveryoAmerica.1900N.ShorelineBlvd.Downtown361826-4650www.ccmuseum.comProBaseballontheBayfrontCorpusChristiHooksBaseballThecitysproessionalbaseballteamopenedtheir2014seasonatWhataburgerFieldwithaserieswinoverTulsainwhathasbecomeaCoastalBendtradition.TheHooksaretheAAafliateotheHoustonAstrosplayingintheTexasLeague.TheteamhasintroducedanumberoMajorLeaguestarstoproessionalbaseballlikeHunterPenceoutelderortheormerworldchampionsSanFranciscoGiants.WhataburgerFieldEastPortAve.cchooks.comDowntownFunActivitiesSegWayToursOneothecoolestwaystoseedowntownisonaguidedSegWaytourdowntheseawallandtothesites.segcity.com361563-4050JetSkiSurreyRentalsSpeedBoatRidesAttheCorpusChristiMarinayoullndjetskiandpaddle-boatrentalsplussurreyscyclecarsontheseawallaswellasthrillingspeedboatrides.funtimerental.tripod.com361443-0707BayCruisesDiningonCorpusChristiBayTourthebaybymotorboatorsailingyachtthenenjoysomeothebestseaoodintownonaoatingrestau-rant.harrisonslanding.net361881-8503GettingClosetoNatureSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterisdenitielynotyourgrandmothersbotanicalgardenShowcasinga2600sq.t.screenedButteryHouseAndersonBromeliadConserva-torylandmarkOrchidHousemajesticRoseGardenandseasonalPlumeriaGarden.AdmireSensoryGardenartscapeanddiversityoquaintHummingbirdanddesertAridGardens.MeetthenewResidentReptilesandcolorulexoticparrots.Explorenativehabi-tatontheshadedBrenneckeNatureTrailwithitsbirdingtowerandbronzewildliebyworld-renownedsculptorKentUllberg.FromtherusticPalapaGrandeenjoysereneviewsoGatorLakeandtakeaneducationalstrollthroughvastnaturalwetlands.8545S.StaplesSt.onSouthSideofCorpusChristiOpenDaily9-6361852-2100stxbot.orgTexasStateMuseumofAsianCulturesishometoanimpressivecollec-tionoartandartiactsromallcornersoAsia.LearnaboutancientAsiancustomsgazeattheart-istryoJapanesekimonosporcelainsandevenarick-shawArtiactsromIndiaSriLankaJapanHmongThailandThePhilippinesKoreaTaiwanLaosandMyanmer.1809N.ChaparralSt.asianculturesmuseum.org 16TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014OldConcreteStreetAmphitheaterOneothemostappealingoutdoorconcertvenuesinTexas.FriJul18ChevelleThursJul31PepeAguilarMonAug4FallOutBoyandParamoreSatAug9TheCrowdSurToureaturingBlesstheFallChiodosandMore.700ConcrtSt.361884-8085concretestreet.netVIPPackagesAvailableLiveonStageBrewsterStreetIceHouseBarrestaurantandconcertvenuewithamily-riendlykidszone.Livemusic3-4nightsaweekincludingSatJun28PassingStangersThursJul3RogerCreagerKevinFowlerFriJul4TheSpazmaticsSatJul52014GreatTexasGrapeStompt.ClarissaSernaWdJul16CodyJohnsonBandwGaryP.NunnThursJul17CodyJohnsonBandwSamRiggsTheNightPeopleThursJul24JonWolewCam-eranNelsonFriJul25FiveCardDrawThursJul31BartCrowwJohnnyChops.1724NorthTancahua361884-2739brwstrstrt.ntHouseofRockRockReggaeandspecialeventsvenueeatur-ingFriJun27TwinForkst.ChrisCarrabbaSatJun28TheSupervilliansOthersFriJul4GuitarsoCorpusChristiArtWalkSatJul5TheHormonesOthersThursJul10IanMooreLossyCoilsSatJul12MorbidAngelMoreOnline.511StarrSt.texashouseofrock.comDr.RockitsBluesBarFeatureslocalandnationallytouringactsatleastournightsaweek.709N.ChaparralSt.361884-7634drrockitsbluesbar.comExecutiveSurfClubPopularWaterStreetMarketrestaurantandtaverneatureslocalandTexasbandsmostnightsotheweek.309N.WatrStrt361884-7873executivesurfclub.comChucklesComedyClubMesquiteStreetPizzaCompanytranormsintoastand-upcomedyvenue.SatJul5ChrisMataFri-SatJul11-12AlexReymun-doFri-SatAug8-9ThaiRiveraFri-SatAug8-9SNLsChrisKattan.615N.MsquitSt.361434-4290chucklescorpuschristi.comTeHarborPlayhouseLegallyBlondetheMusicalWeekendsJuly11Aug17StorybasedonthenovelLegallyBlondebyAmandaBrownandthe2001lmothesamename.1BayfrontParkharborplahous.comEarlySummer2014ArtMuseumofSouthexasTargetTexasArtGlassThisbiennialgroupexhibitioneaturingTexasartistswithadierentocusochosenmediaoreachexhibition.ThisyearsselectedmediaisglassandwilleatureTexasstudioglassartistsromthroughoutthestate.OrganizerswillbringtogetherthenestworksbeingproducedbyTexasartistsintheeldoglassassculpturalandvesselormshighlightingthequalitiesotranspar-encyluminosityandfuidity.ThroughJuly29SheilaRogersOceansofPlasticTheintentoSheilaRogerscaptivat-ingandcolorulartworkistoraiseawarenessooneothemostpressingconsumerandenvironmentalissuesthatweacetoday-plasticpollutionparticularlyinouroceans.The3-Dpiecesaremaderomdebrisshehascollectedalongourareawaterronts.July11throughSeptember141902N.ShorlinBld.artmusumofsouthtxas.orgDowntownArtEventsCorpusChristiCHeveLLePePeAGUILARFALLOUTBOySPAzMATICSCLARISSASeRNABARTCROWLeGALLyBLONDeCHRISKATTANBRADLeyPIeRCeARTGLASSOCeANSOFPLASTIC TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201417SatJuly5H.A.R.D.Free-domBoutHurricaneAlleyRollerDerbybringsthisclassicastmovingandhard-hittingeventtodowntown.ConventionCenterExhibitHallSat-SunJuly19-20MonsterJamMonstertrucksandmorewillbringtheABCArenatoaroar.AmericanBankCenterArenaThursJuly24LilJonft.CashOutKatDahliaPropainRapstarLilJonandeaturedguestspresentHipHopShowbeneftingtheChildrensAdvocacyCenter.Conven-tionCenterExhibitHallSatJuly26NPCBattleoftheBayProessionalbodybuildersftnessandphysiquecompetitorsparticipateinthisone-dayevent.AmericanBankCenterSelenaAuditoriumTuesJuly29WWESmackdownThestarsotheWWEcometotownoratelevisedone-nightevent.AmericanBankCenterArenaThursAug7ProBoxingBelmontesvs.CottoTheCorpusChristiKidJerryBelmontesacesPuertoRicosAbnerCottoinajuniorlightweighttelevisedmainevent.AmericanBankCenterSelenaAuditoriumInformationandTicketsamericanbankcenter.comAmericanBankCenterSummerEvents 18TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014Farahs14305SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-0127PlicanLoung14330SPIDN.PadreIsland361949-8222Scuttlbutts14254SPIDNorthPadreIsland361949-6769NightclubsHipHopPopDanceAriaLotTrrac326N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-8801www.ariacc.comBourbonStrtBarGrill313N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361882-2082XSUltraLoungCC4244SPIDSouthSide361852-2977ClubToxic5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555couNtryWesterNtejaNoWhiskyRir5702S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361992-4445Roprs4653EverhartRd.SouthSide361855-6462ThTxan3625S.StaplesSt.Midtown361854-1571ClubCilo3102BaldwinBlvd.WestSide361904-0334Tjanovill5820S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361991-1555elDoradoNightclub4424SPIDSouthSide361442-2622sportsbarsbilliardsParadisBilliards5141OakhurstDr.ofSPIDSouthSide361992-4445www.clicksparadise.comCorpusChristiNightlifeliveMusicpubstaverNsRockReggaeBluesDr.RockitsBlusBar1709N.ChaparralSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7634www.drrockitsbluesbar.comHousoRock511StarrSt.MesquiteDowntownC.C.361882-7625www.texashouseofrock.comThexcutiSurClub309N.WaterSt.DowntownC.C.361884-7873www.executivesurfclub.com.comBrwstrStrtIcHous1724N.TancahuaSt.DowntownC.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.Pub10618SPIDFlourBlu361937-3167IzzysBarPatio4535SPIDSouthSide361334-5030BualoWildWings2001SPIDGreenwood361814-9464Hootrs4551SPIDSouthSide361854-9464ThosBilliards5815WeberRd.SouthSide361334-6135Rascals5959WilliamsDr.SouthSide361991-1414louNgespiaNoMartiNibarsRpublicoTxas900N.ShorelineBlvd.inOmniHotelDowntown361880-6738www.omnihotels.comHaanaClub500N.WaterSt.Downtown361882-5552Katz21StakSpirits5702SpohnDr.SouthSide361884-1221www.katz21.comDLoung6418S.StaplesSt.SouthSide361986-8783OfcLoung26646S.StaplesSt.361906-2249glbtThHiddnDoorThLot802S.StaplesSt.Uptown361882-5002www.thehiddendoorcc.comCirquC.C.5831WeberRd.SouthSide361356-6107geNtleMeNseNtertaiNMeNtThPalacMnsClub5850EverhartRd.SouthSide361985-1100www.thepalacemensclub.comClubChtah6425SPIDSouthSide361985-8822CorpusChristi TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201419CorpusChristiFirstRememberingSelenaSelenaQuintanilla-PerezknowntotheworldsimplyasSelenaearnedthetitleQueenofTejanoMusicasthebestsellingandmostacclaimedLatinmusicstarothe1990sandwasoneoCorpusChristismostbe-lovedhometowngirls.HerstorycametoatragicendatthehandsothepresidentoheranclubwhoshotandkilledherataCorpusChristimotel.LatinmusicansromthroughouttheworldhavemadethepilgrimagetoCorpusChristitopayrespecttotheallenstarattheSelenaMemorialknownasMiradordelaFlorlocatedonShorelineBlvd.attheentrancetothePeoplesSt.T-Head.TheSelenaMuseumhonorsthestarsmemoryandmusicandisrunbytheQuintanillaamilyat5410LeopardSt.inCorpusChristi.Downtownsmonthlyseriesocelebrationsandpubliceventshasevolvedintomajorcommunitygatherings.ArtWalkStreetFestivaltakesplaceeachfrstFridayothemonthatLaRetamaParkcorneroPeoplesandMesquiteStreetsstartingat400p.m.ThisyearsFriday4thoJulyArtWalkpromisestobethebiggesteverandwilleaturelivemusicdozensoartistsanduniquevendorgreatoodandamilyunorallAugustArt-WalktakesplaceonFridaythe1stothemonth.CorpusChristiBridgeWalktakesplaceat730a.m.eachfrstSundayothemonthstartingatHeritageParkonN.ChaparralSt.acrossromtheAmericanBankCenter.HundredsowalkerswilltrekovertheHarborBridgetoNorthBeachinpromotionoamilyhealthandftness.Formoreinocorpuschristifrst.com 20TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014PublicTennisFacilitiesH.E.B.TennisCenterhashostedmajortenniseventsoveritsstoried50-yearhistoryandisthetennishomeforthousandsofCorpusChristians.1520ShlySt.361888-5681prmirtnnisacadmy.comAlKruseTennisCenterisnamedinhonorofalocalteachinglegendandisconvenientlylocatedneardowntownandthebayfront.502KingSt.361883-6942HighSchoolFacilitiesatCCISDsKingandCarrollHighSchoolsarefreeandopentothepubliconweekendsandwhenschoolisnotinsessionandwhenthecourtsnotinusebyschoolteamsortheirplayers.KingHighSchool5225GolliharRd.CarrollHighSchool5301WbrRd.GolfTennisOsoBeachMunicipalGolfCourseisoneoftwoCityofCorpusChristipublicfacilitieslocatedonthesouthsideoftownnearOsoBay.5601S.AlamedaSt.361826-8010ososbeachgolf.comGabeLozanoGolfCenteristhesecondcitycourselocatedonthecityswestsideandincludesan18-holeregulationcoursea9-holeexecutivecourseandalighteddrivingrange.4401OldBrownsvilleRd.361826-8016lozanogolfcenter.comSchlitterbahnGolfClubonNorthPadreIslandislo-catedadjacenttothenewwaterparkandfeaturesninechampionshipholesavailablefordailyplay.14353CommodoresDr.361949-8006schlitterbahn.comNorthShoreCountryClubnorthofCorpusChristiinPortlandisoneofthemostpicturesquecoursesinTex-as.AvailablefordailyplayMon-Thursandeverydayviareciprocalcountryclubmembership.801e.BroadwayAve.Portland361643-1546northshoretx.comPalmillaBeachGolfClubinPortAransasisoneofthefewtrueScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheU.S.andisthenewestcourseintheCoastalBend.265PalmIslandDr.PortAransas361749-4653palmillabeach.com TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201421CoastalBendMilitaryInstallationsCorpusChristiTheTexasCoastalBendishometoarichhistoryomilitaryserviceespeciallyinthefeldoaviationandiswherethousandsomilitarymembershavechosentoretire.NavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedinthesouthernmostareaoCorpusChristiknownasFlourBluandishometotheChieoU.S.NavalAirTraining.NASCorpusChristiopenedattheonsetoWorldWarIIduringwhichthestationtrainedmoremilitarypilotsthananybaseintheworldincludingPresidentGeorgeH.W.Bush.CorpusChristiArmyDepotistheworldslargesthelicopterrepairacilityandthelargestcivilianemployerintheCoastalBend.CCADsworkorceoover5000repairsandoverhaulshelicoptersorallU.S.militarybranchesaswellasalliedoreignmilitaries.LocatedonNASCorpusChristi.NavalAirStationKingsvilleisapremierjetaviationtrainingacilitythatpreparesNavyandMarineCorpspilotsorthechallengesonavalaviation.TheNAShostsaspringairshoweaturingtheU.S.NavyBlueAngelswhichrotatesannuallywithNASCorpusChristi.UnitedStatesCoastGuardacilitiesarelocatedthroughouttheCoastalBendin-cludinganaviationwingatNASCorpusChristiacutterandsecuritystationatthePortoCorpusChristiaswellasta-tionatthePortAransasMarina.TexasAMUniversityCorpusChristiTheever-expandingIslandUniversitynowservesover10000studentsoers33undergraduatemajors25graduatepro-gramsandtwodoctoraldegreesthroughfvecollegesstandoutprogramsincludenursingeducationandenvironmentalsci-ence.TAMUCCisanNCAADivisionIschoolcompetinginbasketballbaseballtennisandothersports.TAMUCCsworld-classPer-ormingArtsCenterhostsuniversitygroupstouringactsaswelltheCorpusChristiSymphonyOrchestra.6300OceanDr.CorpusChristiTX78412361825-5700www.tamucc.eduCorpusChristisIslandUniversity 22TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014MetalinMotionatBotanicalGardensSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenterwelcomestheintriguingworkoHoustonsculptorMarkScrapdaddyBradordwhoseworkinrecycledmaterialshasbeeneaturedinartandtelevisionshowsintheUnitedStatesSouthAmericaandEurope.ScrapdaddysMetalinMotion2exhibitattheBotanicalGardensconsistso30outdoor-scalesculpturesincludingtheamedBradordArtCarsandtheroboticcharacterMr.Green.OnexhibitthroughLaborDayatSouthTexasBotanicalGardensNatureCenter8545S.StaplesSt.VendorMarketsIslandMoonMarketeaturesdozensouniquevendorsoferinggreatdealsonavarietyohomeproductsartandclothing.Every4thSatur-dayofthemonth9a.m.to5p.m.atColeParkOceanDr.atAyersSt.DowntownFarmersMarketsupportscom-munityarmersandartisansinprovidingaweeklymarketvenue.EveryWednesdayEvening5-7p.m.atTangoTeaRoomCourtyard505S.WaterSt.SouthSideFarmersMarketbringstogetheroveradozenlocalgrowersoferingtheveryreshestorganicproduce.EverySaturdayMorning9a.m.to12noonatTheMarketonEverhart5800EverhartRd. TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201423VinoMioSocialClubCorpusChristihasnotseenatrueloungesceneinquitesomeyearssowhenVinoMioopenedthisyearinMidtownhipsterswinesippersandjazzloversbegantoconverge.ToutingthecitysveryfrstwineryVinoMiooersdozensovarietiespro-ducedon-sitebytheirowner-winemakersandyoucanevenmakeyourownwineTheRatPackatmosphereconveysthecoolestvibeintownwherelivemusicispresentedalmost-nightly.May9-10SpoonedTribeMay16SunSalutationMay23-24MyndfeldsMay30GuyForsythTheHotNutRivetersMay31C.J.EdwardsTheFinestKindJune20-21Atash.4102S.StaplesSt.361728-6445MidtownSceneSweetTunesattheCitysFirstWinerySplendierousperormsatVinoMioSocialClubPortlandTexasthisSummerPortlandoersaperectcoexistencebetweenresidentsandnatureasthisbayronttowncontinuestogrowintoanupscaleidylliccommunityconvenientlysituatedbetweentheneighboringcitiesoCorpusChristiandPortAransas.Portlandisasought-aterlocationorkiteboardersandwindsurerswhocomeortheconsistentwindsothebaysandcomortablespotstorigtheirgear.SunsetLakeisa333-acrepublicparkwithpristinewetlandsalongasaltwaterlakeoutlinedbyatwo-milehikeandbiketrail.Theareaisahappeningplaceornature-loversandisidealorbirdingfshingkayakingandsailing.FishingisgreatatIndianPointPierwhichisattheendoSunsetLakePark.FredJonesSanctuaryandvioletAndrewsParkarealsobothecologicallyrichprotectedareas.PortlandislocatednorthoCorpusChristiHwy.181 24TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014FlourBlufMapCorpusChristissouthernmostmainlandcommunityisthegatewaytoPadreandMustangIslandsandishometoriendlydown-to-eartholksandexceptionalpublicschools.FlourBlufisalsowhereNavalAirStationCorpusChristiislocatedwhichhasinstilledastrongmilitarytraditioninthecommunity.CorpusChristiSPIDFreewayFarSouthSideMap 26TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014CorpusChristiSPIDCommercialZoneMap TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201427SPIDFreewayWebertoGreenwoodMapSPIDZoneNottoMissMolATastofCntralMxicoThosewhohavetraveledinMexicoanddiscovereditsnativecuisinewillloveMole6042SPIDAirlinRd.TakniwaAsianBistroFantasticsushiandunlivecookingshowathibachitables.5216SPIDnarLaPalmraCornrBakryCafAwesomebreakastservedalldaygreatsandwichessoupsandpastacreations.4938S.StaplsSt.SPIDBnjaminsForover40yearstheCoastalBendsavoritesurandskateshopandwhereyoufndthelatestinswimbeachandcasualwear.1233AirlinRd.McArdlLaPalmraMallTAKeNIWA 28TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014PadreIslandisthelongestbarrierislandintheworldandthesecondlarg-estislandintheUStoLongIslandNY.PadreIslesisthelargestwaterrontde-velopmentintheUSoutsidethestateoFloridawithsome4000singleandmulti-amilyhomeslocatedonthecommunitysextensivenetworkonavigablecanals.AlthoughthevastmajorityohomesinPadreIslesincludeboatdocksandorlitsandmanyresidentsownocean-worthyrec-reationalvesselsuntil2006theclosestpas-sageintotheGuloMexicowasthroughthePortAransasShipChannelmorethan20milesandoveranhournorth.MorebeachesgreaterbeachaccessthananydestinationontheEntireU.S.GulfCoastCoLLegeYoUngaDULtZoneFaMiLY-FRienDLYBeaCHZoneTheofcialopeningoPackeryChannelinOctober2006wastheculmi-nationodecadesoeortbyhundredsoTexansatalllevelsogovernment.Notonlydoesthechannelprovidedirectac-cesstothegulinlessthanvenauticalmilesomosthomesbutcontrarytoen-vironmentalistswarningsaboutnegativeecologicalconsequenceswaterqualityinLagunaMadreandinNorthPadrescanalsystemwassignicantlyimprovedaswastheshingwiththeopeningoPackeryChannel.TheresnoquestionthattheCoastalBendsgulfbeachesarethenumberoneattractionforvisitorsanytimeofyearandwhocanblameemWhilesummerweatherintheCoastalBendandmostoTexasorthatmatterisanythingbutpredictableourislandstendtooerthemosthospitableclimateoranykindooutdooractivity.Highdaytimetemperaturesinmid-Junecanrangefrom85Fonacoolerdayto95Funderhighpressureandsoutheasterlywinds.Sowhetheritscampresandpanchosorboardshortandbikinisourislandbeachesarewheretobethissummer.TheislandsoerthemostandthemostaccessiblebeachesinthestateoTexasorsurngshingsandcastlebuildingorjustchillinunderthesun.PadreandMustangIslandsbeckonyourvisitthisseasonnorthPadreMustagIslads 30TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014ShoreFishingonourislandsisplentiulandacces-sibleromdozensolocations.BobHallPirislocatedattheNucsCountyPadrBalliParksouthothehotelsandcondosandisthesiteoseveralrecordcatches.ThePackryChannlJttisoerreedirectaccesstoahotzoneofshmigrationbetweentheGuloMexicoandLagunaMadre.PadreandMustangIslandsoerahighlyuniquebeachgo-ingexperienceasourislandsoerthemostbeachaccessorvehicles.Parkingisallowdprmitrquirdinmostaraswithin50eetothewatersedge.Ashadecanopyisagoodideaasareabonfreandbarbecuepit.Workwiththewindandnotagainstit.GlasscontainersanddrivinginthedunesareprohibitedandallroadrulesapplytobeachdrivingincludingseatbeltandDWIlaws.PetsmustbetetheredoronaleashandaboveallwatchyourkidsChoosingtherightbeachoryouruninthesuncanbethebig-gestdecisionyoumakeoryoursummeroutingonPadreandMustangIslands.J.PLubySurfParkjustnorthoPackeryChan-nelbetweenZahnRd.andNewportPassRd.iswhereyoullfndthepartypeoplecollegeyoungadultcrowd.OnthesouthsideoPackeryChannelalongtheMichalJ.ellisSawallandsouthtothePadrBalliParkandBobHallPirareaamilieswithyoungkidsfndthemosthospitablebeachsetting.FarthersouthonPadreIslandyouwillfndtheleastregulatedandmaintainedareaothebeachwhichextends12milessouthtothenorthernedgeothePadrIslandNationalSashor.IyouaretakingalargegroupthatpreersgreaterprivacythismaythebeachzoneoryoubutweadvisetravelingintrucksSUVspreerablywith4-wheeldrivebutdefnitelywithhighergroundclearanceandtakingallthesuppliesyoullneedortheday.HorsesontheBeachbringsvisitorsamostmemorableandexcitingexperiencehorsebackridingonthebeachCookoutshayridesandbeachpartiestoo361949-4944northPadreMustagIsladsADayattheBeachMoreIslandFun 32TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014DrivingontheBeachwithdignityDOStopbeforeenteringsofthighsandandplanyourrouteUsealowgearProceedatabrisksteadyspeedUseatboardsorevenseaweedunderyourtiresfortractionifyougetstuckRockyourvehicleoutofsandifyougetstuckDONTAssumeyourallwheeldrivevehicleperformslikea4-wheeldriveStopinhighsandlikeyouwouldinsnowGunyouracceleratorinanangryattempttogetunstuckCussCryTexasSealifeCenterEachyearintheCoastalBendhundredsofseaanimalsbecomeinjuredstrandedandotherwisesubjectedtoduressoftenduetohumanbehavior.Fordecadesbandsofecologicalvolunteershaveactedtorescueandrehabilitateinjuredwildlifebutwithlimitedresourcesandfacilities.TheTexasSealifeCenterwasestablishedin2012inthePackeryChannelParkbuild-ingonNorthPadreIslandafacilitydonatedbyNuecesCounty.Thenewcenterprovidesspaceforrescuedseaturtlesbirdsmammalsandothercreaturesandworkshand-in-handwithTonyAmosAnimalRehabilitationKeepARKinPortAransas.AnimportantelementofthesealiferescuemissioniseducatingthepublicaboutthedangersofgarbageandhumaninterferencewithseaanimalsacoremissionoftheTexasSealifeCenter.14225S.PadreIslandDr.onPadreIsland TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201433northPadreMustagIsladsLetsGetontheWaterOurislandsoerhundredsomilesowaterrontcoast-linebothontheshoresotheGuloMexicoandonthebanksoourbaysandtheLagunaMadreandtherearesomanywaystoexperiencethepowerserenityandmysteryoourmarineenvironment.Surfngthegulbeachesisthemostchallengingoouron-the-wateractivitiesandfrsttimersshouldbeencouragedtobeguidedbysomeonewithexperience.ThehottestsurspotsontheislandsareBobHallPieronPadreIslandJ.P.LubySurParkonMustangIslandandHoraceCaldwellPieronPortAransasBeach.BodyBoogieBoardingisagoodwaytolearnhowtocatchawaveandisagreatfrststeptolearninghowtosur.BoardscanbepurchasedatBenjaminsinCorpusChris-tiDocksideSurShopandWind-n-WaveWatersportsinFlourBluandtheBoardHouseinPortAransasandsurlessonsareavailableatThirdCoastSurandthroughTexasSurCampsbothinPortAransas.Kayakingisoneotheeasiestandsaestwaystogetonthewaterandprovidesthemostupcloseandpersonalboatingandfshingexperiences.Shallowwatersalongthebaysideoourislandsareperectorkayaking.AdedicatedkayaklaunchsiteissituatedonMustangIslandjustsouthothestateparkandthecountrysfrstsystemokayakingtrailswasestablishedinRedfshBaynearAransasPass.Wind-n-WaveWatersportsinFlourBluisaull-servicekayakoutftterandkayakscanberentedromBeachPartyRentalsonPadreIsland.Kiteboardinghasbecomethemodernwater-bornethrillrideandtheCoastalBendsconsistentwindsandplentiulshorelinesmakeortheperectkiteboardingdestination.Oneothecountrysbiggestkiteboard-ingsuppliersislocatedindowntownCorpusChristiat623N.ChaparralSt.kiteboarding.comandproes-sionallessonscanbeoundatkiteboardcorpsus.com361kite.comandthirdcoastkitesurfng.com. 34TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014northPadreMustagIsladsMustangIslandStateParkencompassesalmost4000acresthatstretchacrossMus-tangIslandbetweenNorthPadreIslandandPortAransasandincludesshorelineonboththeGuloMexicoandCorpusChristiBay.TheacilitiesareaotheparklocatedwithinthemaingateincludesRVspacesandcampsitesrestroomsandrangersta-tion.Parkbeachestendtobelesscrowdedwithewervehiclesandtworockjettiesextendintothegul.Onthebacksideotheislandanetworkofatsandmarshzonesprovidesantasticshingandbirdwatchingalongwithanextensivepaddlingtrail.GoogleMustangIslandStateParkPadreIslandNationalSeashoreisthenativeislandexperienceinitsrawestormincludingthebestshoreshinginthecountryaboldstatementtobesurebutconsiderthatoneotheworldsstrongestoceancurrentstheGulfofMexicoLoopCurrententersthegulatMexicosYucatanPeninsulaandexitsattheFloridaStraitsandmakesitssharpestturnalongtheNationalSeashore.Theresultisthatthegutordrop-obetweensandbarscanbeupto15eetdeepbetweentheshorelineandrstsandbaramongthedeepestintheworld.Inthosedeepestnear-shoregutsbigshareedonbyevenbiggershwhichmakesBigShellandLittleShellexceed-inglypopularwithsharkhuntersandotherbiggameshermen.Theparkboaststhatsome380speciesofbirdshalfofallthoseidentiedintheUnitedStateshavebeenspottedattheNationalSeashore.TheKempsRidleySeaTurtlehasmadeanamazingcomebackatPINSamajorU.S.nestinggroundthankstotheeortsoparkstaandvolunteers.ThroughtheseeortsPINShasbecomeoneothemoreimportantnest-ingsitesontheGulCoast.nps.govpais361949-8068BeachParksOferFirst-handEducationonMarineLieandCoastalEcosystems TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201435NorthPadreIslandisoneothemostuniquelybeautiulsemi-tropicalsettingsintheUnitedStatesonewhereyoucanen-joyboththesunriseandsunsetoverwatersomeromthesamelocationSNOOPySPIeRislongestablishedasoneotheCoastalBendsmostamousandavoritediningestablishments.EnjoygreatGulseaoodhushpuppiesandhamburg-ersinaamilysettinginsideoronthelargewaterrontdeck.OutboatingDockatSnoopysgrabanawesomelunchanicecreamromScoopysnextdoorandheadbackoutonthewater.BreathtakingsunsetsoverLagunaMadre.OntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayDOCSSeAFOODSTeAKSTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayfounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stuedandevensautedfounder.DocsislocatedonNorthPadreIslandnexttotheJFKCausewayandoersoneotheareasmostpicturesquewater-rontdiningexperiencesOntheIntracoastalWaterwaysouthoftheJFKCausewayBOATHOUSeBARGRILLoccupiestheiconiclighthousebuildingonLakePadreandeaturesacasualbardownstairsandsit-downwaterrontdiningupstairs.Thesunsetviewisantasticasistheood.Boathousechesoerawideselectionoreshseaooddishessteakswingsandslidersnachosquesadillasandtheyllevencookyourcatch15241LeewardDr.onthebeachsideofWhitecapBlvd.MIKeLMAySBeACHSIDeBARGRILLopenedlastsummeronBobHallPieratthePadreBalliParkonNorthPadreIsland.Thepublicpierisoneothemostpopularlocalspotsorshoreshingandsurnglastyearaworldrecordonshorecatchandreleasebullsharkwascaughtonthepieraddingtoitslegend.MikelMaysisaullbarwiththebestbeachviewpossiblealongwithawesomeslidersshrimpoystersaribeyesubandmore.AtBobHallPierNuecesCountyPadreBalliBeachParkWaterfrontDiningonNorthPadreIslandnorthPadreMustagIsladsSNOOPySSNOOPySBOATHOUSeBOATHOUSeMIKeLMAyS 36TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014northPadreMustagIsladsAdestinationthemeparkdevelopmentonthescaleoSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiUpperPadreanattractionthatwillim-provethelong-termeconomicoutlookortheentireCoastalBendreallyshouldinnowaybeheldeet-to-fretoanycompletiondateeventhosesel-imposedbyitseccentricownerbuilder.JefHenryisthekingothewaterparkindustrynotjustinTexasorintheUnitedStatesbutintheentireworldandwhilehisoptimisticallypromisedsotandgrandopeningdatesorhisnewparkmayresultindisap-pointmentastheyaremissedwhatmayactuallybemissedisthebiggerpicture.WithoutadoubtJeHenryisabig-pictureguyandclearlyhisapproachtobuildingSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiisdrivenbyhisgoaltomakethisparkhisliesworktodate.Havingtouredtheconstructionsiteeverymonthsincethespringwehaveseennewandexpandedeaturesoneachvisit.Whiletheoriginalplancalledor30hotelrooms90willbecompletethisyear.Meetingspaceanddiningacilitiesarelargerandmoremagnanimoustourtotour.Whatwastobethesinglelargestswim-upbaratanyotheSchlitterbahnparkshasbecometwoswimupbarsplusexpandedadjacentkiddiepoolsallheatedoryear-rounduse.TheBoogieBahnman-madewaveridethatwasfrstplannedtomatchthecompanyslargestinNewBraunelsisnowlargerandmorepowerulthanfrstdesigned.SchlitterbahnCountryClubwhichincludesresortandprivatediningprivilegesgolandtennispluswaterparkandguestaccessisasignifcantlyexpandedconceptcomparedtotheoriginalplan.PopularthrillridesliketheMasterBlasterarebe-inginstalledasopressdateandtheislandslandscapewillcontinuetonoticeablychangeasmoreridecomponentsarriveromSchlitterbahnsabricationplantinNewBraunelstheplaceromwhichwaterparkthrillridesoperatingacrosstheworldareborn.WaterparkindustrypeopleknowwhattoexpectromSchlitterbahnandtheyseemtoalsoknowtheimportanceothenewCorpusChristiparktothecompanyslegacy.ThetopauthorityonwaterparkscallsSchlitterbahnCorpusChristiUpperPadrethenumberonemostanticipatedwaterparkopeninganywhereintheworldin2014ahugedeclarationbasedsolelyonJeHenrysreputation.Anattractionothismagnitudewillonlybebuiltonceandayearromnowasweheadintothemeatonextyearssummerseasonthisdateorthatdatewillbelong-orgottenasCorpusChristiandNorthPadreIslandbegintoulfllitspotentialasamajorAmericanvisitordestination.SchlitterbahnCorpusChristiguidedbythevisionarygeniusoitsdeveloperpromisestobethecenterpieceotheCoastalBendsemergingvisitorindustry.ForthisyearwehopetoenjoyournewSchlitterbahnWaterparkResortduringthesummerseasonandwithoutdeclaringorpromisingagrandopeningdateexpecttohearbignewsinournextissuetobepublishedAugust7.NewSchlitterbahntobebiggerandbetterthanfrstplannedlookforAugustopening 38TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014PortAransasEverythingyouloveaboutTexasSummerisinPortAransasPortAransasPortAtothelocalsisbecomingthetopsummertimedestinationorolksromSanAnto-nioandAustinbecausehereyoufndeverythingaboutuninthesunandsurandonthewaterthatmakessummersummer.TheCityofPortAransastakesthequalityotheirbeachesseriouslysojustabouteverymorningyoucanseeworkersmanicuringthebeachwithheavyequip-mentsoguestshaveeasyaccessbycartruckgolcartorontheirowntwoeet.PortAsgulbeachstretchesover10milessouthtotheMustangIslandStateParkandareallaccessiblebyvehicle.ThesouthjettyonthenorthendoPortAransasBeachalongtheshipchan-nelextendsoveramileintotheGuloMexicoandis TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201439popularwithshermensnorkelersbirdandboatwatchersandjustabouteverynaturelover.ThetownnorthoAvenueGisatrueocean-rontvillagebustlingwithlaughterandunactivi-tiesromgreatdiningtoshoppinganartcenterandgalleriesandevenhands-onexperienceslikepotteryormodelmakingandpainting.YoucanlearnaboutPortAsrichandstoriedhistoryatthePortAransasMuseumonN.AlisterSt.andyoucangetacloselookattheworldooceanresearchattheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInsti-tutesvisitorcenter.BoatingandshingcentersalongCotterAv-enueoerjustabouteverywater-goingadventureyoucanthinkoromoshoreandbayshingtosunsetanddolphincruisestoparasailingandjetskirentalsandevenmockpiratecruises.Visitorscancharterasailingyachtorrentakayakorsh-inginthecountrysrstprotectedtrailsystemorkayaksandcanoes.WithalltodointhisislandparadiseoneweektwoweeksormoremayjustnotbelongenoughthisyearAnglersromthroughouttheUnitedStatesdescenduponPortAransasinmosteverymonthotheyeartoenjoyconsistentlyproductivegameshingintheGuloMexicoandinthebaysandinletsonthebacksideoMustangIsland.PortAishometodozensoprivateshingguidesaswellaslargepartyboatswhichtogethercomprisethelargestsportshingfeetontheTexasGulCoast.PublicshingcentersarelocatedalongthePortAMarinaincludingFishermansWharWoodysSportCenterDolphinDocksandDeepSeaHeadquartersandallprovidegearandbaitaspartotheireewhichcanrangerom70orsoforahalf-daypartyboattriptoover2000foraprivatecharterwithaproessionalguideonarstclassboat.ButyoucertainlydontneedtobeonaboattocatchshinthesummerinPortAandonMustangIsland.ThePortAransasjettiesorcourseprovideampleaccesstotheshipchannelthroughwhichbigshrun.AdditionallytheboatchannelalongthebacksideoMustangIslandinCorpusChristiBayispopularorwadeandshoreshingandthefatsarewhereFloundergiggingcanreapgreatrewardslandingthistastyshthatishardertocatchonrodandreel.BecausemostaccommodationsonMustangIslandarecondosandbeachhouseswithullkitchensaamilyshryateryouran-glingadventureisaperectplanandjustaboutallothenerestaurantsintownwillhappilypre-pareandcookyourcatchWoodys361749-5252FishermansWharf749-5448DolphinDocks749-4188DeepSeaHQ749-5597TeBestSaltwaterFishingontheexasCoastisinPortA 40TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014WhilePortAisknownacrossthecountryoritsbounti-uloshoregamefshingonshorefshingisamongthebestontheTexascoastaswell.SurfshingisocourseaccessibleromalmostanywhereonthebeachbutismorepracticalintheearlymorningsbeorethebeachcrowdsarriveduringabusyperiodlikeSpringBreak.HoraceCaldwellPierislocatedonthePortAransasbeachattheI.B.MageeNuecesCountyParkandextends1200eetintogulwaters.Thepieracilityincludesacaeandbaitshopandisaspopularwithsurersasitiswithfshermenwhopullinredfshdrumsharkandavarietyoothernativespecies.ThePortAransasJettiesormtheunderwaterstructurethatcreatestheshipchannelwhichrunsbetweenthem.ThesouthjettyislocatedinPortAatthenorthendothebeach.ThenorthjettyislocatedonSt.JosephIslandSt.Joswhichisaccessibleviatheprivately-runJettyBoatoperatingromFishermansWharf.Bothjettiesoerreeaccesstotheuniquerockyunderwaterhabitatthatishometoauniquevarietyofsh.TerrifcShoreFishingPortAransas 42TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014PortAransasLearningtosurfneverlookedsoeasyTexasSurfCampshasestablisheditselasthetopsurfnginstructionprogramontheTexasCoastledbyproessionalsurerthree-timenationaltitleholderandPortAransasnativeMorganFaulknerwholivesinHawaiiattendingcollegeandsurfngduringtheschoolyearreturningtoTexastoleadhissurcampsduringthesummer.TSCpridesitselontheexperienceandproessionalismoitsinstructorswhoareeachaccomplishedsurersandswimmersandwhogrewuponthegulcoastlivingandlearningthewaysoourislandbeaches.AllinstructorsarecertifedinCPRandfrstaidandsomeareproessionallieguardsmostarepastandpresentsurfngtitleholdersandsomecompeteproessionally.Allcarrythepassionosharingtheirloveandrespectortheoceanwithothersespeciallykidsandteenswithalongingtoexperiencethismagicalandancientsport.OmajorimportancetothecurriculumatTexasSurCampsisestablishingrespectorthepowerotheoceanwhilebuildingconfdenceineachcampertomanageandhan-dletherisksthatcomewithsurfng.Inthefve-dayweeklycampsstudentswillprogressdailythroughthebasicsopaddlingmakingitontotheboardandsoonstandingandridingollowedbypracticeandmorepractice.Wovenintotheprogramarebeachandoceangameseducationinoceansaetyandthemarineenvironmentsuretiquetteandcoachingorcompetition.Summersurfcampsareopentokidsage5andupandalthoughmostcampersare18andunderadultsintheir20s30sandevenmomsanddadshavebeenknownandarewelcometosignupandlearnalongsidetheyoungsters.Allequipmentisprovidedandatypicalsummersurfcampdaystartsat830a.m.andrunsthrough200p.m.MondaythroughFriday.Atotalo22week-longcampsareo-eredthissummerinPortAransasattheI.B.MageeBeachParknearHoraceCaldwellPierandonNorthPadreIslandatPadreBalliParknearBobHallPier.One-daySatur-daycampsarealsooeredthroughthesummerinPortAransas.361749-6956www.texassurfcamps.com 44TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014TheUniversityofTexasMarineScienceInstituteUTMSIistheold-estandmostsignicantmarineresearchacilityontheGulCoastestablishedinabeachsidecabinin1941.TheacilityhasexcelledovertheyearsincountlessmarineresearchprojectsthathaveimpactedindustriesincludingoilandgasexplorationshippingandmaricultureandhaveinfuencedU.S.andinternationalmarinepollu-tionandconservationlaws.UTMSIwelcomesvisitorsdailywhereselguidedtoursandeducationalmoviesareamongtheattractionsoeredinthevisitorscenter.SevenaquaticdisplaysdepictTexascoastalhabitatsandtheorganismsthatliveinthemincludingSpartinablackman-grovemarshoysterreeopenbaybottomrockjet-tyandoshorearticialrees.Otherdisplaysinthemainbuildinghighlightcurrentandpastresearchprojectsandeaturerepresentativespecimensorphotographsolocalplantsandanimals.630E.CotterAve.utmsi.utexas.eduGolfcartsthebigthinginPortAransasYoucanownanddriveoneotheseunopenairlittlevehiclesonthestreetsoPortAransasalthoughyouaremorelikelytorentoneromoneothemanygolcartbusinessesintown.AllroadrulesapplytotheoperationogolcartsinPortAincludingDWIandopencontainerlaws.Theymaybedrivenonthebeachandoncitystreetswithspeedlimitsunder35mphwhichprettymuchcoverstheentiretown.CartsmaynotbedrivenonSouthAlisterTX-361southoAvenueGanddriversmustpulltothesidewhensaetoallowastervehiclestopass.InallthecartsareagreatwaytoenjoyPortAPortApubsandtavernshoppinthisSummerItsbeensaidbeorebylocalsandregulartouriststhatPortAransasisadrinkingtownwithashinghabit.ThekickoothesummerseasonisreasontocelebrateinPortAandthetownswateringholeswillbeullyimmersedinestivitiesandmerrymaking.Sharkeys2600StateHwy361PortACoastClub1007StateHwy361BerniesBeachHouse730TroutSt.BackPorchBar132W.CotterTheGaf323BeachSt.PortAransas TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201445LocatedintheCentralFlywaytheislandboastshun-dredsonativeandmigratingspecies.EncounterswithCoastalBendnestingspeciessuchastheRoseateSpoonbillsLeastGrebesReddishEgretsBlack-BelliedWhistlingDucksBitternsandRailsbringbirdingenthu-siastsbacktothisislandsanctuarytimeandtimeagain.WithvesitesalongtheGreatTexasCoastalBirdingTrailWetlandsParkParadisePondtheBirdingCen-terMustangIslandStateParkandtheSouthJettyPortAhostsmanymust-seelookoutsoravidbirdersandwildliephotographers.Boardwalksandobserva-tiontowersarebuiltoverwetlandswithvegetationpocketsspeciallydesignedtoattractbirds.TheBirdingCenterWetlandsParkParadisePondandTheNaturePreserveweredesignedtogivebirderstheup-closeabilitytoobservehundredsospeciesintheirnaturalhabitats.Fromthenaturalwetlandsinletsand18milesonaturalbeachesanddunestotherockjettiespiersandmarinastheislandoersdozensoperectvantagepointstomarvelatthemagnicentmigratingbirdsthatconsiderPortAtheperectreststop.ThePortAransasNaturePreserveencompasses1217acresoundevelopedlandinanareaormerlyknownasCharliesPasturewhereearlyislandresidentsoncegrazedtheircattle.Locatedbetweentheshipchan-nelthecommunityparkStateHighway361andPiperChanneleaturesattheNaturePreserveincludeoverthreemilesohikeandbiketrailsapavilionboardwalksoveralgalfatscrushedgranitetrailsontheuplandscoveredseatingsitesandtwotowersoverlookingwet-landareasaroundSaltIsland.Thenaturalareasextensivetidalfatsprovideeedingareasandimportanthabitatorshorebirdsandendan-geredandthreatenedspeciessuchasthepipingplover.TherearetwoentrancestothePreservetheendoPortStreetandoStateHighway361nearMustangBeachAirport.Tokeepthepreserveunspoiledcertainenvi-ronmentalrulesapply.Birdingyear-roundinPortA 46TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014NovacationtotheCoastalBendiscompletewithoutgettingyourtimeonthewateranduniqueadventuresareaboundincludepiratesdolphinsjetskisandevensailingyachts.WoodysSportsCenterlocatedonthePortAransasMarinaishometoavarietyowaterborneadventuresinadditiontofshingthemostpopularowhichareitsDolphinWatchNatureTours.ThewatersotheCoastalBendarehometothousandsobottlenosedolphinsthatseemtofndgreatuntravelinginthewakesoboatsandships.DolphinWatchtakesyouupclosetothesemagnifcentanimalsintheirnaturalenvironment.136W.CotterAve.361749-5252woodysonline.comEspeciallyduringthespringandsummermonthsdolphinexcursionshavebeenknowntocomeundermockattackbywatergun-wieldingpi-ratesaboardasecondboat.Luckilythesearetraditionaltheatricalpiratesandnotthosethathavemadesomuchnewsinrecentyears.Thissuper-unadventureisidealorgroupsoallagesParadiseJetSkiRentalsoperatesdur-ingthespringandsummermonthsatWoodyssevendaysaweekrom900a.m.toduskandoersthree-seater1200hpYamahaJetSkis.361749-6904.FunontheWaterinPortAStrayCatSailingAdventuresoersbayandgulyachtingexcursionsonthe32StrayCatsailingcatamaran.Petriendly.361416-0054straycatsailingadventures.comPortAParasailOneothemostpopularsaltwateradven-turesportsisavailableallsummer.361749-4600portaparasail.comRedDragonPirateCruisesembarksonitsfrstyearinPortAransasthisMayandpromisestooeranewone-o-a-kindadventure.Thenewlyconstructedshipeaturesacrewopirateswholeadeagerguestsoncruisesinthechannelsandnearbybays.361749-2469reddragonpiratecruises.comPortAransas TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201447THEPORTARANSASMUSEUMisaworthytestamenttooneothemosthistoricallysignifcantcommunitiesontheTexasGulCoastwhichwasestablishedasacattleandsheepranchingsettlementinthe1850s.DuringthesameperiodsteamshipservicewascommissionedbetweenSandPointasthetownwasthencalledandNewOrleansnecessitatingtheconstructionotheAransasPassLight-houseonSt.JosephsIsland.TheTarponInnopeneditsdoorsinthe1880sandbecamethecenterolocalsportfshingactivity.TheInnandPortAwelcomeditsmostfamousanglerin1937whenPresidentFranklinD.RooseveltcaughttarponromaFarleyboatpicturedabovealthoughitissaidheactuallystayedonthepresidentialyachtandnotattheTarponInn.Themuseumishometolocalartiactsandover12000historicalphotostellingtherichhistoryoPortAransas.361749-3800N.AlisterBrundrettSt.portaransasmuseum.orgPALMILLABEACHGOLFCLUBisamongtheveryewtrulyauthenticScottish-stylelinkscoursesintheUnitedStates.ThenaturalcoastalterrainwhicheaturesanoceanbeachandsanddunesollowedbynativeislandvegetationonwhichthecourseisbuiltarerequiredeaturesothelinkscourseandarealloundonMustangIsland.TheArnoldPalmerSignatureDesigncourseisthegolfngleg-endsveryfrstocean-sidedesignandoneinwhichPalmerplacedspecialattentionandoversight.Theresultisachallengingchampionshipexperiencetherequiresplayerstonegotiatenarrowrollingairwaysimposinggreensandstackedsetsobunkersinthelinkstradition.Fivesetsoteesareoeredoravarietyoskilllevels.361749-4653265PalmIslandDr.palmillabeach.comPortAransas 48TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014 TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201449CheckouttheseuniqueretailerstofndtheperectitemoryournewvacationdigsoramementooyourtimeinourLittleSliceoParadise.AManoisatrulyamazingfndthatwouldstandoutinanymajorcityinthecoun-tryoritsabundanceandhigh-qualityoartandurnitureimportsromMexico.ThestoresownertravelstoMexicoregularlyseekingthemostuniqueandwell-madeitemscreatedbylocalcratsmenandartisansandbringsthemtoPortAorherluckycustomers.AteralmosttenyearsinbusinessAManorecentlymovedintoaspacemorethandoublethesizewithanoutdoordisplayareaorlargeitems.1726StateHwy361361749-1828SilverKingJewelershasbecomesomethingoahiddengemsotospeakinPortAorshopperslookingoruniquejewelrystylesthelatestdesignsrompopularsilverartisanstheworld-overandevenengagementringsetseaturingbrilliantman-madediamonds.210N.Alister361749-5464thesilverkingjewelry.comFireItCeramicsoersatrulyhands-onexperiencethatsgreatunorthewholeamily.Hereyougettochooseaceramicsprojectshapeittoormpaintitandfreitinthekilnadayortwolateryoupickupyourpiecewhichcanrangeromsimpletablewaretoelaboratesculptures.Perectorpartiesandgroups210N.AlisterSt.361749-7976freitceramics.comPortAGlassStudioArtGalleryhasbroughtthismostpopularcoastalartormtotheislandthankstoartistSheriHargrovewhopersonallycreatesglassartinthestudioandoersinstructiontoaspiringartists.600CutORoad7361749-6358portaglass.comChillasGiftShopoersawideselectionohomegardenandpatiodecorinclud-ingTalaverapotteryomanysizesandstyles.YouwillalsofndcandlesseasonalitemsjewelryMinnetonkaootwearandevenTexas-madeooditems.2119Hwy361361749-2653chillasporta.comStevesCustomJewelersishometooneothemosttalentedandprolifcjewelermakersanywhereandonewhospecializesinrecreatingthebeautyeleganceandpowerothesea.YouwillfndhundredsouniqueitemscastinSterlingsilverandgold.315S.AlisterSt.361749-6635stevethejeweler.comFishtalesNauticalBoutiqueoersatreasuretroveouniquehomedecoritemsandapparelthatarethemedtomatchtheliestyleweallloveabouttheisland.FindPenbrookeswimsuitsorwomenRumReggaeshirtsormenplusandendlessselectionohomeaccents.345N.AlisterSt.PhoenixCenter361749-4733PortAhometouniqueshopsandgalleriesAManoMexicanImports 50TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014AverycoolridebutonetoavoidSadlyeveryyearintheCoastalBendapreciousewoourmillionsobeachgoingvisitorsallvictimtotheverynaturalelementsthatgiveusthewonderulbeautyandenjoymentwefndonourgulbeaches.ButwhileHollywoodflmsandsuburbanlegendswouldleadonetobelievethatthegreatestdangersyoumightencounteratthebeacharesharksocoursestingraysjellyfsherrantsurboardsbirdsopreyoranynumberoperilousunknownsotheseaitisinacttheripcurrentthatpresentsthegreatestdangertobathersandsurersoallagessizesandathleticprowess.Pleasetakeaewminutestounderstandthedangeroripcurrentshowtoidentiythemandhowtoavoidandescapethem.CourtesyoTheWeatherChannelandwww.weather.com.Aripcurrentisanarrowzonetypically3to20yardswideoast-owingwater1-3mphsometimesastermovingromshoretojustbeyondthebreaker-zone.Ripcurrentsarealwayspresentwhenwavesbreakonabeach.Waveheightwaveperiodthetimeintervalbetweensuccessivewavesbreakerangletothebeachman-madeobstaclespiersandjettiesandlocaldeeperchannelsinthesurzoneallcontributetoripcurrents.Ripcurrentsarestrongerandextendtodeeperwaterasbreakingwaveheightsincrease.Butorweakswimmersorthosewhocannotswimwaveshighenoughtobreakinwaterovertheirheadsapproximately6eetordeeperaresucienttocauseaperson6eetorshortertodrown.Thatwaveheightcanbeaslowas4eetRipcurrentsbeginatthesand-waterlineandextendthroughthesurzonetheycancapturepeopleinveryshallowwateranddragthemtodeeperwater.Fortunate-lymostpeopleareabletowalkoutoaripcurrentwhenwateriskneedeeporshallower.Butwaistdeeporhigherwatercanpreventapersonromwalkingaway.IfyougetcaughtinaripcurrentRemaincalmtocon-serveenergyandthinkclearly.Neverghtthecurrent.Thinkoitlikeatreadmillthatcannotbeturnedofowhichyouneedtosteptotheside.Swimoutothecur-rentinadirectionollowingtheshoreline.Whenoutothecurrentswimatanangleawayromthecurrenttowardshore.Iyouareunabletoswimoutotheripcurrentoatorcalmlytreadwater.Whenoutothecurrentswimtowardsshore.Iyouarestillunabletoreachshoredrawattentiontoyourselbywavingyourarmandyellingorhelp. 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52TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014corpuschristiAkaJapaneseRestaurantFormanyatraveledoodsnobtherstactorandperhapsonlyactorinchoosingasushibaristhepresenceorealAsianspreerablyspeakinginaoreigntonguewithwhichyouarenotamiliar.IndowntownCorpusChristithatchoiceisAkaSushiwhosenativeKoreanproprietorhasaknackorndingsomeothebestsushiandAsianchesinthecountrywhoexpertlypreparepopularanduniquecreationsinsheelshrimpandcrab.Thissmallestablishmentllsupquicklyonweekendssobepatientasthewaitwillbeworthit.ChatwithMrs.KimandperusetheextensiveselectionosushisashimistirrytempuraandmanyotherAsianspecialties.415N.WaterSt.361882-8885HarrisonsLandingThecasualatmospherethatcomeswithlieonthewateriswhatyoullndatHarrisonsLandingwhichisactuallyayachtingcenterandmarinaboutiqueandbarandrestaurantallinoneEnjoycoldgulshrimpandarostymargaritawhiletakinginthebreathtakingsunsetoverCorpusChristismarinaandBayrontallwhiletoe-tappingtothesoundsoapopularlocalbeachband.HarrisonsoersadelicacyorjustaboutanytasteshtacoswithavocadoandcilantrotoppedwithaspecialMexicansaucemakesoraperectlunchcolossalshrimpservedgrilledorriedinavarietyospecialbattersorenjoyaperectlygrilledreshshlet.YoumightloveHarrisonsLandingsomuchthatyoullndyourselbackthenexteveningorayachtrideorsunsetcruise.IndoordininginthebeautiulMarinaRoomnowopen.DontmissSundayBrunch108PeoplesStreetT-Head361881-8503harrisonslanding.netRailroadSeafoodStationWhenvisitingacoastaldestinationitisinevitablethatyouwillseekoutreshseaoodaspartoyourtrip.SouthTexasinparticularnotunlikeotherregionsotheSouthishometoaverydistinctstyleoseaoodthatwasformulatedalmost70yearsagoalongtheshoresoBafnBay.ThosespecialrecipesincludetheperectlyseasonedbatterusedorjumboriedshrimpandreshTexasoysterswhichareservedatRailroadSeaoodasdinnerplatesoramilystylethatistosaybythepound.Fishloverswillenjoythereshestsnap-percatshdrumandounderpreparedriedbroiledorblackened.ThecheshereexpertlydabbleinmoreTeCoastalFoodListTypicalmealwbeverageunder1010-2020-3030AkaSushiCoastalFood 54TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014distantavorslikeCajunSnap-perPontchartrainandPolynesianColossalCoconutShrimpwhichcouldbeoneotheverybestshrimpdishesintheCoastalBend.Youwillalsondoneothebesthamburgersintownhere.HomebrewedbeerintheadjacentHobrauBarwhichisbigenoughorprivateparties.1214N.ChaparralSt.361883-6200realroadseafood.comArasMidtownCafeCenturiesorenementtoagriculturebrewingermentationpreservationandcuringtechniquescoupledwithaveryhealthytraditionoculinarycompetitionbetweencultureshaveledtowhatEuropeistotheworldooodinthemodernagetheMotherland.AraBabosisastudentotheculinaryartsoEuropeaneducationthatstartedorherinthemostqualiedacademyhergrandmotherskitchen.TheTransylvanian-by-way-o-TorontoopenedArasMidtownCaeayearagowiththepurposeobringinggenuinehealthycuisineservedinacaesettingorweeklybreakastandlunch.InthemorningchooseromvevarietiesoEggsBenedictBelgianwafesantasticbagelandbiscuitsandwichesArassignatureorcustomomelettescowboybreakastsorlightruitandyogurt.LunchoeringsincludeaCreateYourOwnMasterpiecesandwichmenuwonderulsoupscreativesaladsandadeliciousarrayoItalianandtraditionalhotandcoldsandwichesromthetunamelttothePhillyCheeseSteak.ArasexcelsatprivateandcateredeventspartytraysaswellasscrumptiousEuropeanpastries.1332S.StaplesSt.northofSixPoints361452-8145arasmidtowncafe.comYOPhillyCheeseSteaksWhilePhiladelphiastwomostamouscheesesteakshopshaveoughtordecadesoverwhosbesttheresnoquestionswhatsoeverwhereyouwillndthebestmostauthenticPhillyCheeseSteaksandwichintheCoastalBendandthatisYOonNorthBeach.ThetruePhillysandwichstartswithaheapothincutsteaksautedwithonionsandmushroomsandtoppedwithmeltingProvolonecheese.YOisalsohometothemonstrousDiamondDave12LBburgeralongwithgreatsausagesandwichesrealItalianhoagiesandmore--madewithspecialtymeatsandcheesescorpuschristiHoriatikiSalataatArasRailroadSeafoodStation 56TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014romPhilly.YOalsoservesuphotdogsroastporkandbeeandterrifcpizzas.3314SurfsideBlvd.onNorthBeach361452-8750HoegemeyersBBQBarnJustabouteveryonewithabackyardgrillthinkstheymakegreatbar-becuesomeotheseolksendupopeningcuerestaurantsbutonlyaewreallyknowwhattheyredoing.IndowntownCorpusChristitherecentlyopenedHoegemeyersBBQiswhereyouwanttogoastheseolksknowbarbecue.Everyitemonthemenuismadereshdailyandtheykeepservinguntiltheyrunoutintheaternoon.EnjoyallthetraditionalavoritesservedHillCountrystyleonplainbutcherpaperexceptocourseorthescrumptiouscobblerswhichyoumustsaveroomororatleasttakeahelpinghomeordessert.EatbythepoundorbytheplateandHoegemeyersistheperectplacetocalliyouneedtoeedahungrygroupobeachgoersorfshermenandwomen.LocatednextdoortoConcreteStreetAmphitheaterina1920sbuildingdinersandbeerdrinkersalsoenjoylivemusicandotherestiveeventsmostweekends.711ConcreteStreetDowntownCorpusChristi361884-4227hoegemeyers.comMolATasteofCentralMexicoInacitywithover80taqueriasmuchofthediningpublicmaycarrysomeconfu-sionaboutwhatMexicanoodreallyisandiyouhavetraveledpasttheborderinMexicoyoumaybeexpectingsomethingmuchdierentthanwhatyoufndintheseestablishments.MolhasbroughttheauthenticcuisineoMexicototheCoastalBendprobablytheonlyestablishmenttodosoinwhichtheemphasisisonnaturalingredientsandcreatingeveryitemromscratch.IntheUSmolgenerallyreerstoapoblanosauceinMexicothetermreerstoawiderangeosaucesoriginatinginSanPedroAtocpannearMexicoCity.BynocoincidencethisisthehomeoMolsown-ersandiswhereitsentiremenuwasborn.EnjoyaullbarandestiveatmosphereinadditiontothebestMexicanoodinCorpusChristi.6042S.PadreIslandDr.inGulfwayShoppingCenter361334-6081molerestaurant.comBBQPoBoySandwichatHoegemeyersBBQMahiMahiatMole 58TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014VietnamRestaurantCorpusChrististruenediningexperienceishometoclassicusioncuisineborninFrench-inuencedVietnameaturingrecipesserveddecadesagointheancestraleateryothisrestaurantsowners.AlthoughyouwillndantasticPhoatVietnamRestaurantdinersreturnagainandagaintoenjoythenestcreativecookingthatincludesChateaubriandChileanSeaBassinaWhiteTrufeSauceHalvedandRoastedChickenandDuckGrilledEggplantinFishSauceandmemorableusioncreationslikeBlackPepperFriedJumboGulShrimpandaRedshinMushroomCreamSauce.VegetariansnddelectableoptionsatVietnamRestaurantincludingPepperFriedBroccoliCrispySweetandSourTouplustheexceedinglypopularVegetarianDelightplatter.EacheveningCheLamoersortho-menueaturesthatareotenseasonalinnatureandwhichalwaysdazzledinerswithrichavorandspectacularpresentation.VietnamRestaurantsdessertmenuisequallyimpres-siveandtouchalltheclassicslikeCremeBruleehomemadecheesecakeChocolateMousseandsomuchmore.ExpectthenestserviceinCorpusChristideliveredbyaproessionalknowledgeablesta.701N.WaterSt.DowntownCorpusChristi361852-2682vietnam-restaurant.comPier99SomeothebestseaoodsandwichesandhamburgersintheCoastalBendcanbeoundatPier99locatedonCorpusChristiBeachbetweentheU.S.S.LexingtonandTexasStateAquarium.ThisplaceisallaboutwaterrontdiningwiththebiggestdiningpatiobuiltoverwaterintheareaandtheuniqueviewsodowntownandthebayoeredromhistoricNorthBeach.Pier99eaturesahugediversemenuwithsomethingoreveryoneseaoodloverornotincludingawesomedessertslikeKeyLimepieandpeachcobbler.Livecountrymusicbeachrockandblueslivenupthescenemosteveningsandallweekendsoverthesummer.2822N.ShorelineBlvd.onNorthBeach361887-0764pier99restaurant.comWaterStreetMarketForalmostthreedecadesWaterStreetMarkethasbeenhometothreeothecitysavoriterestaurants.TheWaterStreetOysterBarandWaterStreetSeaoodCompanyeatureawideselectionoreshGulseaoodpreparedgrilledblackenedorriedincludinganumberorecipesthatcarryaclearCajuninuence.TrulyoriginalitemsincludetheShrimpHarpoonsmesquitegrilledskewerswithAndouillesausagetheShrimpEnchiladasandtheever-popularCrawshStuedChicken.TheOysterBaropenedasushibarinrecentyearsthathasbecomeverypopularamongdowntownvisitorsespeciallyduringhappyhour.TheExecutiveSurClubisknownoritsvastbeerselectionunoutdoorlivemusicvenueanditsterricmenuogourmethamburgerschickenburgersquesadillasandmore.309N.WaterSt.361881-9448361884-SURFexecutivesurfclub.comwaterstreetrestaurants.comcorpuschristiChateaubriandatVietnamRestaurant 60TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014WallbangersTheBurgerPlaceThisCorpusChristiinstitutionwasthefrsttospecializeingourmethamburgersandhasbeendelightingdevotedansyoungoldandin-betweenorsome30years.WallbangerscoineditsmethodocreatingtheperectburgerBurgerologywhichstartswithbunsmadereshdailywhiteandwheatfvevarietiesothehighestqualitycheesesasaladandtoppingbarstockedwiththereshestvegetables--butogreatestimportanceisthebeeitsel.Youwillonlyfndreshgroundchuckherenotgroundbeeandthereisahugedierence.AtWallbangersyourburgerismaderomthesamepartothecowromwhichribeyesteaksandchuckroastarecutnottheunderbellywhereyougetgroundbee.EnjoyamasterpiecebaconcheddarormushroommozzarellaStuedBurgeraribeyesteaksandwichPhillycheesesteakturkeyburgermini-burgerthreechoicesogrilledchickensandwichesortheginor-mousThree-PoundBangerBurgerwhicheedsuptosix.4102S.StaplesSt.361855-8007wallbangersburgers.comSarahsKosherDeliKoshercookingmeansmanythingstomanypeople.TheKosherdietisactuallysetorthintheOldTestamentandisamatteroJewishlaw.Tothedevoutitisaaboutanadherencetoaithandtradition.ButtomostAmericansKosheroodjustmeansbettermorenaturalohigherqualityandpreparedwithextraordinarycare.SarahsKosherDeliisthefrstoitskindintheCoastalBendandishometosomeothebestbreakastandlunchoptionsinthearea.EnjoyanarrayobreakastcombinationsinvolvinghomemadebagelschallahtoasteggsveggiesausagesmokedsalmonandevenFrenchtoastSarahssandwichesarebothcreativeandsatisyingandincludethecorpuschristiThreevarietiesofMini-BurgersatWallbangersCoastalFood 62TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014traditionalcornedbeeandpastramialongwithKosherturkeyroastbeepastramiandtwoalaeloptionsonewithriedeggplant.EnjoyantasticdailysoupsincludingMatzoBallwhichisalwaysavailable.PrivateKoshercheserviceavailable.3745S.AlamedaSt.Doddridge361356-1299HouseofBurgersWingsKudostotheownersothisneestablishmentorbringingliebacktoaonce-reveredsouthsidelocation.ArecentbutloyalollowingravesaboutthecreativeselectionomonsterburgerswhichincludetheFiestaBurgerandtheexceedinglypopularBaconEggCheeseBurger.HouseoBurgersandWingschickenriedsteakisbecomingalocalavoriteasarethewingsthatareoeredinawiderangeofavorsandlevelsospice.Thehealthyatheartmaytakeonthebatter-riedbaconorstaysaewithachickensaladorsandwichorthevegetarianmindedPortobelloMushroomburger.1645AirlineRd.361334-2221DrunknNoodlezThisMidtownhauteishometosomeothemostbeautiullypreparedselectionsoThai-infuencedAsianoodinCorpusChristiandhasremainedsomethingoalocalsecretuntilrecently.Thosewhoappreciatetrulygourmetcookingwillenjoytouch-riedsteakandchickendishesaswellasperectlypreparedsoupsincludingPhoandocoursethoseoriginalDrunknNoodles.YoullndwonderulseaoodoeringscurrygaloreandoneotheCoastalBendsmostdiversesushimenus.4214S.Alam-edaSt.inTownCountryCenter361992-1400dncorpus.comLaFruteraIoneoyourgoalsoryouandyouramilyistoeathealthytoeatreshnotoutoaplasticwrapperthenLaFruteraisadeliciousplacetostart.HereyouwillndanextensiveselectionoruitanddesserttreatsinfuencedbybothLatinandAsiancultures.YouwillndeverythingromthetraditionalreshruitcuptolargepartyCoastalFoodDrunknNoodlezcorpuschristi 64TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014plattersandpicnicpackagesperectoradayatthebeachorwaterpark.Enjoytraditionalavoriteslikechamoyapplesplusicecreamsmoothiesandothersavorytreats.2322AirlineRd.361991-77655865WeberRd.361723-0198DowntownGrillFordecadesclassicCorpusChristicuisineincludedbigjuicysteaksreshbeautiullypreparedfshandocoursethebestriedjumboGulshrimpthatyoucanfndanywhereitseemsintheworld.DowntownGrillistheoneCorpusChristiestablishmentwhereyouwillfndthisgreatcookingeverydayotheweekservedinaclassicsettingthatbringsbacknothingbutgeatmemories.ThepastaandGreekdishesyouwillfndhereareantasticandDowntownGrillsseaoodselec-tionissecondtononeinthecityromCajunCatfshtoGrilledSwordfshthemanyoptionswillbringyoubackagainandagain.Enjoyhomemadedessertsclearlymadetoimpress.Fullbar.622N.WaterSt.361883-4745downtowngrillcc.comTownCountryCafeNottoomanyestablishmentscarrythedistinctionolocalinstitutionbuttheTCtrulyisinbusinessinthecityscentersincetheearly1950swhereeachotheirdaytimehoursseemstobeflledwithanongoingstreamodevotedcustomersoldyoungandinbetween.Withyourfrstvisitortwoyouwillundoubtedlylatchontooneotwomenuavoritesespeciallyiyourorderromthebreakastsidebutiyoutrysomethingnewoneveryvisityourlistoavoriteswillonlygrow.Longbeorethechainreewaydinersthisplacewasthego-tobreakastplaceservingDowntownGrillTownCountryCafe 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68TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014daysTagssonTonycarriesonthetraditionotreatingcustomersasamilyandservingupwonderullypreparedItalianstandardsromraviolitomostaccioliarangeodeliciouscreationsinchickenshrimpscallopsandclamssteaksandvealandstoned-bakedpizzasthatareoislandlegend.PizzadeliverieslimitedtoNorthPadreIsland15370S.PadreIslandDr.ParkRd.22NorthPadreIslandpastWhitecaponbeachsideofhighway361949-7737islanditalian.comJBsGermanBakeryCafeandStrudelManiaTheCoastalBendsrstandonlyauthenticGermanbakeryopenedtotheravesograteulPadreIslandersthreeyearsagoandJBspopularityandnotorietyhasspreadacrossSouthTexas.StoriesoSanAntoniansthree-hourspontaneousdaytripstothebeachthatalwaysincludealongstopatJBsorabigbagobakedgoodstogohavegivenwaytomorerequenttestimonialsothosewhodrivehalanhourromintownortheirtasteothebestbakingintheregion.JBspastriesbreadscakespiesandyesthestrudelwilltakeyoubacktoEuropeiyouvebeenandwilltransportyourtastebudstoanewdelightulplaceiyouvenot.OwnersJuerginandBrigitteexhibittheirloveoooddailythroughthehardworkandprecisionwithwhichtheydeliverculinaryblisstotheirluckycustomers.15137S.PadreIslandDr.onNorthPadreIsland361949-54746062HollyRd.361947-6662jbsgermanbakery.comDocsSeafoodSteaksTheLagunaMadrewaterrontisthesettingorthispopularislandeaterybarandeventvenue.DocsmenuisinspiredbytheavoritesthatmakeCoastalBendseaoodamoustheworld-overincludingreshbayfounderservedblackenedFlorentinewithawhitewinesaucecrab-stuedandevensautedfounder.FreshGulshrimpareeaturedthroughouttheDocsmenuincludinggrilledwrappedinbaconandstuedBavarianCreamPieatJBsGermanBakerypadreisland 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72TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014withcoconutsambalsaucealaMalaysia.CuracaoBluesnextdooristheislandsrsttapasbarwhichoersalaid-backplacetorelaxandenjoySpanish-styledelicaciesandwonderulwinesandcocktailsliketheirsignatureblackberrymojitohomemadewatermelonmartinisandisland-avoritesangria.14701S.PadreIslandDr.361949-2224dragonfycuracao.comThePelicanClubTheormerBuelahshasbeentoutedasoneothenestrestaurantintheCoastalBendoeringtradi-tionalseaoodandprimesteaksplusthecreationsoamastersushiche.Startowithacoupleooystershootersandacupocornandcrabbisque.Seaoodmenusvarybyseasonandevendailybasedonlocalseaoodavailability.Gourmetdessertsarenottobemissedespeciallytherenchsilkpie.914TarponSt.361749-0580thepelicanclub-porta.comLisabellasBistroJavaBarYeartoyearthisislandavoriteprovesthatonesconceptoculinarybrillianceisamovingtargetasseasonalvisitorsnoticehowLisabellasseemstogetbetterandbetter.Che-OwnerKrisAmundsendrawsourstarsperectlyusingcoastalwithcosmopolitan.OnarecentvisitwestartedwithaplateoEuropeancheeseswitholiveoilcristinisbeoreindulginginthelightlyfouredGulRedSnapperpansearedandgarnishedwithasweetbeurreblancandgooseberrypuree.Thesplendidmealwastoppedowithadelightulblueberryapplecrisp.5009Hwy361165SocialCircleinCinnamonShore361749-4222lisabellas.comCreativeEuropeanCookingDragonfyportaransas TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201473MobyDicksOneothemostpopularandbusiestestablishmentsontheislandandorgoodreason.SomeothebestseaoodintownisagoodstartwhichincludesoystersservedrawMexicaliandRockeeller.ThecatchothedayispreppedhowyoulikeitandyoullndTexascutsteaksonthemenutraditionalseaoodservedgrilledriedandevenHawaiianstyleandwithoutadoubtlocalsknowMobyDicksisoneothebestbreakasthousesaround.517SouthAlisterSt.361749-9447mobydicksporta.comPortAransasBrewingCompanyHavingearneditsspotonthegourmandslistortheirawesomehamburgersTexasMonthlyTop50ListPortABrewingCo.continuestobuilditsbaseoansogreathomemadeoodandmicrobrewedbeer.Trytheantasticwingsandendlessvari-etiesogourmetpizzawingsandshandshrimppoboys.429N.AlisterStreet361749-2739portabrewing.comVenetianHotPlateMustangIslandersandvisitorsalikefocktothisPortAinstitutionorthebestgour-metItaliancuisineincludingawidearrayoseaoodpastadishesantasticsteaksandterricsalads.AntipastiselectionherearetrueandauthentictothetastesoItalyandincludeMistoMareacombinationoshrimpscallopsmusselsandclamsinawhitewinesauceandaantasticCrabCrostiniusingjumbolumpcrabmeatsautedinbrownbutterlemonandsage.TrythepannedsearedGulshrimportheantasticspinachstuedchickenbreast.Freshshandotherspecialtiesoerednightly.222BeachAve.361749-7617venetianhotplate.comKodysRestaurantBarTimeandtimeagainrecommendedbyhoteldeskclerksasoeringupsomeothebestcookinginPortA.Youllndgreatseaoodincludinghugejumboshrimpreshshanddailyspecialsrangingromchickenriedsteaktopotroast.Wednesdayall-you-caneatriedshrimp.2034StateHwyTX-361361749-8226SwissStopherBurgerPortABrewingCo.portaransas 74TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014portaransasIriesIslandFoodThewaveoche-ownedgourmetrestaurantsinPortAransasisquicklyestablishingtheislandvillageasoneothetopdiningdestinationsinthestateoTexasandtheadditionthisyearoIriesisarealstepinthatdirection.TransplantedAustinCheMartinFranneahasassembledawonderullunchmenuthateaturesthegarlicandgingerKahuka-styleshrimpchickenandbeeAsian-inspiredTreasureBeestriploinmarinatedinabrownsugarandchilesoysauceandyourchoiceoriedrice.IriestacoswilltwistyourdefnitionodeliciouswithoveradozenvarietiesromsimplebeanandcheesetobeefshshrimpriedoysterTexasbeeandevenMainelobsterThatsrightAMainelobstertacoinPortABurgershotdogsandawesomedesserts.503N.AlisterSt.361749-2310iriesislandfood.comJaysSeafoodSpaghettiWorksFor36yearsJayshasedlocalsandtouristsalikegooddown-homeItalianoodandreshislandseaoodamilyandbuet-styleataairpriceandinadomesettingyourkidswouldneverorget.AterdecadesohardworkanddevotiontothecommunitythenewSeaoodSpaghettiWorksopenedinacustom-constructionbrandnewbuildingjusthalaminutenorthoitsoldlocationatthecorneroAlisterStreetHwy361andAvenueG.Thebeautiulnewbuildingprovidesamagnifcentsettingtoenjoyagreattimeandterrifcmeal--andlikesomanythousandsoJayspatronsyouwillbecomeloyalregularstothisdailyeatery.910TXHwy361361749-4422ThePhoenixSomehaveclaimedtohaveenjoyedtheirbestmealeverintheCoastalBendatthisobeatcottagecaeonBeachStreetinPortA.CheTianaWorshamsMediterraneanmenuincludesantasticGreekairincludingthepopulargyroalunchtimestapleonasandwichmenuthatincludestheclassicReubenandVeganhummus.TheperectlyseasonedandpreparedjumbolumpcrabcakeistestamenttoCheTianasculinaryacumenwhichisonbrilliantdisplayinherseasondinnerselectionsthatcanrangerompanroastedRedSnappertoppedwithavacadoGremolatabreadcrumbsandlemonbeurreblanctoNewZealandRackoLamborhowaboutpanroastedduckbreastmarinatedhibachistyle.Tothinktheoodisevenbetterthanitsounds.Reservationsrecommendedatdinner.Newlocationopeningthissummer.345N.AlisterStreet361749-9277IriesIslandFood 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78TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014PortAransasAransasPass1MustangIslandStatParkGreatsurshingnorthoFishPassJettiesuseBeachAccessRd.2northoentrance.2HoracCaldwllPirExtends1230eetintotheGulgoodyear-roundshing.3PortAransasShipChannlMainmigra-tionroutebetweenGulandbaysjettiesextendoveramileclearwaterinsummer.4PortAransasMarinaNumerouschar-tersalongwaterrontboatrampsatpark.5CharlisPasturParkandopenareawithpieralongshipchannel.6AransasPassWtlandsRegulatedno-propzoneinmarsheswithnetworkokayaktrailsproductivewadeshingalongcausewaytoAransasPass.7StdmanIslandMarinabaitshoppierandboatlaunchesonRedshBay.8AransasPassBoatlaunchesanddrydockatConnBrownHarbormarinabaitandlaunchesatSanPatricioCo.NavigationDist.9RdfshCovLittle-knownproductivespotalongboatchannel.10Inglsid-on-th-BayPublicboatlaunchesalongshipchannel.11eastFlatsBacksideoMustangIslandgoodkayakwadeandfatsshing.12IslandMooringsMarinaBoatlaunchesandshipsstore.13ShamrockIslandCrossroadsomigra-tionsrouteandeedingareaswadeshingandclearwaterinthesummer.CoastalFishing 80TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014UpperLagunaMadre1PadreIslandNationalSeashoreThelon-geststretchonaturalbeachintheU.S.oerslegendaryshingonboththeGuloMexicoandLagunaMadresidesotheisland.2PadreIslandBeachKlebergCountyLesswildthanPINSandeasiertoaccessthisstretchoislandbeachoersgreatsurshing.3BobHallPierFewpublicpiersaremorenotablehomeotheworldrecordonshorecatch-and-releasean800lb.BlacktipShark.4PackeryChannelOpenmigrationroutebetweentheGulandtheLagunaoeringnewjettiesampleparkingboatrampsandantasticcastandwadeshingonshore.5PadreIslesPublicBoatRampsCanal-rontcommunityprovidesatleastvereepublicboatrampsprovidingaccesstoUpperLagunaMadre.6Marker37Baitshopmarinastoragelaunchesethanol-reeuelandpieronLagunaMadretakerstexitonislandsideoJFKCauseway.7JFKCausewayLowRoadFromFlourBlutakecausewaytotheislandbutexittolowroadalongwaterorgreatwadeshing.8JFKCausewayIslandSideUnderneaththebridgendClemsMarinaandBillingsBaitoeringlaunchesstoreandpier.9PackeryChannelParkOnshorewadeshingalongchannelandfatsprimemigra-tionrouteandeedingwaters.10KayakLaunchFreelaunchsitesituatedwithinproductivefatsshingzone.11CorpusChristiPassSomeothere-gionsbestwadeshingcanotenbeoundonthebacksideoMustangIslandandthissiteCoastalFishing TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer201481justnorthoBeachAccessRoad3oersan-tasticaccesstotheatseedingandbreedingzonetowardthenorthernendoLagunaMadre.All-vehicleaccessnearhighwaytruckscantraverseextensiveseriesotrails.12FishPassMustangIslandStateParkFishPasswasoncemanyyearsagoopentotheGuloMexicoromthenorthernendoLagunaMadre.AlthoughnowclosedjettiesremainextendedintotheGulseveralhundredeetandsomespeciesareknowntocongregateandeedinbetweenthejetties.BeachcanbeaccessedoraeeromtheparkentranceorreebyusingBeachAccessRoad2andworkingyourwaysouth.Excellentsurshingalongthetypically-uncrowdedroute.ThebacksideothepassmarkswhereLagunaMadrebecomesCorpusChristiBayandharborsnumerousspecieseedingjustaboutyearround.13NavalAirStationCorpusChristiThosewithmilitarycredentialscanaccesstheexcel-lentlaunchandshoreshingacilitiesontheNavybaselocatedataperectstrategicloca-tionatthenorthernendotheLaguna.14BoatHoleBasinThisisperhapsoneotheleast-knownbutmostuniqueshingsitesintheCoastalBend.Multiplechannelseedbayandgulwatersandtheshthatcomewiththemintothisheavyseagrasszone.15HumbleChannelThedammingeectotheJFKCausewaymeansthattheowowaterandshintheUpperLagunaMadreisunneledthroughlimitedpassageways.TherstocourseistheIntracoastalWaterwayunderthebridgetotheislandandtheotherisHumbleChannellocatedalittlemorethanahal-mileromthemainlandFlourBlu.InadditiontobeingapopularspotorshingboatstwootheareasbusiestshingpiersCos-WayandRedDotstraddlethechannelandprovidethebestaccesspossibletothemanyspeciesthattraversethechannelintheirmigrationthroughLagunaMadre.16LagunaShoresRoadRunsalongLagunaMadreinFlourBlunumerousboatlaunchesandsitesorshoreandwadeshing.17OsoBayWhilethissmallbaywhichisedreshwaterbyOsoCreekisknownmoreoroundergiggingwarmwaterreleasedromtheelectricalpowerplantissaidtoat-tractlargeRedsh.AccessatYorktownBlvd.18BlusLandingLocatedatthesouth-ernendoLagunaShoresRoadthisullservicemarinaacilityoersaboatlitstorageacilitylaunchesuellodgeandguidesorcharterinLagunaMadreandBafnBay.HometopopularLagunaReeRestaurant.19BafnBay20milessouthoFlourBlurestsoneothemostamousshingdestinationsintheUnitedStates.BafnBayisrenownorrecordSpeckledTroutwhichdwellintheextensivenetworkoSerpulidWormreesthatbeganormingover3000yearsago.Boatersshouldexerciseextremecautioninthisareaasthereespresentaboatinghazard.YouwillseedozensoprivateshingcabinssituatedalongLagunaMadreallowhichareprivatelyownedonplotsleasedbyTexasParksWildlie.ThemainlandistheprivatepropertyotheKingRanchsovisitorsarecautionedagainstunboardingattheselocationswithoutpermission.CatchPhotosClockwiseromTopLetSuccessuldayofshoreCapt.DougStan-ordwMahiMahiErichwbigRedshandMitchellwithRedSnapper.WanttogoFishingTenFishwiththeBestCaptainFredCardonaCoastalBendGuidesCorporateOutingsGroupsBuddiesonVacation469867-5653www.captfredcardona.comSummermorethananyothertimeotheyearoerscoastalanglersavarietyosh-ingoptions.Notonlyaretheremorespeciesoshavailableduringthesummermonthstherearealsomoreplacesandwaystocatchthem.Fishmaybeshallowordeepintheatsoralongthechanneledges.Andthismaychangenotjustromdaytodaybutthroughoutanygivendayasthesunandtemperaturerises.Beingversatileandcapableomakingachangeinlocaleortechniqueromhourtohourcanmakethedierencebetweencatchingshalldayandjustcatchingthemduringaportionotheday.Thereareanumberovariables-suchaswindsuntemperaturecloudcovertidemovementetc.-whichcandictatehowshtransitionthroughabayoverthecourseoalongsummerday.Althoughthesevariablesareusuallypresentinadierentcom-binationromdaytodaythereareaewrulesothumbthatcanhelpgetyoupointedintherightdirectionorplentyoactionduringthedogdaysosummer.EarlymorningLittleelseinshingholdsasmuchpromiseastheearlymorningoasummerday.Justbeoreandoracouplehoursatersunrisemosteveryangleronthewateriscondenttheywillhaveagoodday.Andwithgoodreason.Fishhavebeenrejuvenatedover-nightbytheradiantcoolingothebaywater.Moreotenthannotanglerswhondshduringtheearlypartothedaywillcatchtheirshare.Probablythemostcommonmistakebyanglersstartingtheirdayduringthesummermonthsislookingtoodeeptooearly.Usuallybythetimemostanglersarisetheshhavealreadystakedouttheirhuntinggroundsalongtheshallowshorelinesandats.Becausetheshhavealreadymovedhighontheatbeorethesunhasrisenitisbesttoworktheatromtheinsideoutmeaningstartingshallowandslowlyworkingdeeper.Topwaterplugsandbigsotplasticsaregenerallythebestchoicestostarttheday.GoodsuraceplugsincludetheMirrolurePop-A-DogandShe-DogaswellasHeddonSpooksCordellRednsandRapalaSkitterwalks.Someothetraditionalcolorchoicesincludechromebluechromeblackbonechartreusegoldblackandredwhite.Goodsotplasticsinclude5-inchStanleyWedgetailMinnowsBassAssassinsandEelAssassins.Duringthelowlightperiodutilizedarkcolorssuchasredpurpleorblack.Asthesunrisersbaseyourcolorchoicearoundthewaterclarity-brightsanddarksoro-coloredwaterandmoresubtlecolorsorclearwater.Ocoursetheexceptiontotherulesischartreusewhichworksinvirtuallyeverytypeowater.Asyoubeginworkingoutyoucaneasilyeliminatewaterwhichisnotactive.OnceshSummerFishingStrategiesfromthePros 82TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014areounditisusuallyamatterosimplystayingonthemandollowingthemastheytransitiontodeeperwaterasthemorningwearson.AfternoonSummeraternoonscanbedownrightmiserabletosh.Buttheycanalsobeextremelyproductive.Duringthemid-dayheatshonceagainbecomeconcentrated.Thistimethemajorityotheshwillbestackedupinthechannelsandoverdeeperstructuresuchasmid-bayreesorplatorms.Throughouttheaternoonshcanusuallybeoundinanywhererom3-6eetowater.Dritingacrossanareawhilethrowinglargesot-plasticsorapoppingcorkrigisthemostefcientwaytolocateschoolsosh.Ialargegrouposhislocateditmaybebenecialtoanchoruntiltheactiondiesdown.Iyouopttocontinuedrit-ingthroughtheschoolitisagoodideatothrowoutamarkerbuoywhentheactiongetshotsoitwillbeeasytorepeatthedrit.Manyanglers-particularlyalongthemid-coast-opttoshonbottomwithlivecroakerorpinshduringtheaternoon.Thismethodcanbeextremelyeectivepar-ticularlyoverstructureoralongdrop-os.NightFishingoalighteddockorpieratnightisagreatwaytoextendtheshingday.Summernightsaremorecom-ortableorbothshandshermen.Asthewatercoolsthroughthenighttheshbecomeincreasinglyactive.Thisisparticularlytrueiastrongincomingtideispres-entaswell.Otentimesthelaterhoursothenight-orearlymorn-inghours-aresomeothebesttimesunderthelights.Howeveralthoughtheshmaynotbecomerenziedorseveralhoursatersunsetgoaheadandturnyourlightsonrightatdark.Thelongerthelightsareonthebetterthechancetheoodchaingetsstartedassmallmin-nowsandshrimpswarmaroundtheilluminatedwaterinturnattractingspeckledtroutandothergamesh.Oncetheshmoveincatchingthemissometimesmoredifcultthanitwouldappear.Althoughspecksaresome-timesvoraciousunderthelightsandwillhitanythingthattouchesthewatertheycanjustasquicklybecomenickypreerringtohitonlythosebaitsthatresembletheorageitemspresentunderthelights.Oneothemostcommonmistakesmadebyanglersshingunderthelightsischoosingcolorswhicharetooopaque.Typicallytheminnowsandshrimpcongregatedunderthelightsappearassmalljello-likeglobswithapairojet-blackeyes.Thereorethebestcolorpatternsarethosewhichareequallyunobtrusive.Pearlglowandclearsilverakearegenerallythebestbets.Inallthelongdaylighthoursosummeroeranglerscountlesswaystocatchsh.Andorshermenwithawell-stockedtackleboxandawillingnesstochangetackletacticsandlocationsthroughoutthedaythereisalwaysplentyoactionwaitingorthempracticallyeverydayosummer. 84TexasCoastalBendEarlySummer2014CoastalBendMostPopularSpeciesRedSnapperFoundin30-200owateroshoreespeciallaroundnaturalandartifcialreeslikeshipwrecksandoildrillingplatormsReachesmaturitat2-5earsoagecanliveuptoage50andweighupto50lb.Texasstatewaterswithin9milesoshoreistheonlGulCoastjurisdictionwhereRedSnappercanbefshedoutsidethe48-daederalseasonSpeckledTroutakaSpottedSeaTroutLivesinshallowestuariesalongtheWesternAtlanticcoastlinetotheGuloMexicoromMassachusettstotheyucatanPeninsulainMexicoMostlargespecksareemalesupto9-10earsoldPreersshallowseagrassandosterbedsinspringandsummerandwillshelterromcoldwaterindeeperchannelsandreeormationsinwinterRedfshakaRedDrumFastgrowingreaching22-24and6-8lb.in3earsPreersshallowwaters1-4alongedgesobaswithsubmergedvegetationandshorelinebreakssuchascovesjettiesandgutsbetweensandbarsBlackspotontailoolspredatorsintoattackingtailTexasrecordis59.5lb.US94lb.inNorthCarolinaKeepingitLegalTexasBagSizelimits-SatwaterfishImportantrulesanddetailsdenotedwithshouldbeconsultedforcompleteandaccurateinforma-tionthatappliestocertainspecies.ThiscanbefoundontheTPWDwebsitewww.tpwd.state.tx.usSourceTexasParksWildlifeDepartmentSpeciesDailyBagLengthinInchesMin-Max