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    Where do you live and usually fish? It really sounds like a tent camp, trout trip might do. Going to a flats destination is so much more complex...unless that is your dream.

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    Matagorda Island

    Ivan’s Trip To Matagorda Island with Lessons Learned – The ACK Blog

    Camping - Padre Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)

    Two possibles for a camping oriented flats trip, no passport required.

    No experience with either. I have fished the nearby West Matagorda peninsula just above Matagorda island. The Matagorda peninsula is fantastic for the fly rodder. Lots of wadeable shallow lakes and bay shorelines with hard sand and submerged sea grasses and clear water. Plenty of redfish, Speckled trout, Black Drum and sheepshead to sight cast. Unfortunately, the land on the Matagorda peninsula is all private except the along the beach and there’s no access other than by boat or private airplane. There’s a lot of fishing cabins on the peninsula and the remains of a WWII Army Airbase where people fly into.

    Padre Island NS is a place folks camp and at least parts of it encompass the Laguna Madre, another haven for fly fishing. I have zero experience with that area other than a brief trip to Port Mansfield decades ago.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    Boca Chica State Park (Brownsville) - 2018 All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

    One more, right at the extreme southern tip of Texas. South Bay there is known for Snook, but I donít know if it is wadeable.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    I love Xcalak and it can be done on a budget. Lots of Permit and bonefish can be had walking in off the beach on the right tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc01 View Post
    I love Xcalak and it can be done on a budget. Lots of Permit and bonefish can be had walking in off the beach on the right tide.
    A good buddy of mine that I went to college with lives and guides down in Xcalak. I really would like to get down there soon. I just built a new 9wt for him. This was his first catch with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhaddock View Post
    A good buddy of mine that I went to college with lives and guides down in Xcalak. I really would like to get down there soon. I just built a new 9wt for him. This was his first catch with it.
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    I have fished with Jason in Mexico and he has fished with me in Hawaii. Heís good people. DIY Flats destinations on kind of Budget


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    That is awesome. I need to get back down there soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskewl808 View Post
    I have fished with Jason in Mexico and he has fished with me in Hawaii. He’s good people. DIY Flats destinations on kind of Budget


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    That's awesome!

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    Thanks to everyone for your help...
    I’m going to decide that soon.

    Tight line

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