The Texas coast can be subject to a variety of weather conditions, so preparation can make or break a fishing trip. Between June 1st and October 1st, the weather is consistently warm to hot. Shorts and short sleeve shirts of a light and fast-drying material are recommended. If you are concerned about sun exposure, most outdoor clothing companies make long-sleeve versions of their popular fishing clothes. Light rain gear is also recommended for this time of year. Sandals or sneakers that can get wet should be packed as well as wading boots.
From October to May, the weather is much less predictable and sometimes even unfriendly. This time of year, your suitcase should include long pants and sweatshirts, an insulated waterproof jacket, and a pair of breathable or neoprene waders. T-shirts and shorts may be in order, so pack those too! If you visit in the heart of winter, add a knit hat and gloves to your list.
No matter what time of year you visit, a billed cap and a pair of polarized brown or amber sunglasses are absolute necessities to compliment any fishing outfit. If you have your own wade belt or a favorite fishing vest, bring those along too.
Bring a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more and apply it in front of the mirror in your room in the morning. A break in the fishing action at 11:00am is already too late.