Damn Good Fishing Charters In Port Isabel, Texas

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What are the best fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 54 trips in Port Isabel, and the most popular trips in the area are Port Isabel 5-Hour Trip - 25' Majek guided by Walter, Half-day or Full Day Trip - 24' Shallow Stalker guided by Aaron, and South Padre Island Deep Sea Fishing guided by Emilio.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Rockport, Galveston and Texas City.

What types of fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Port Isabel as well as flats fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Port Isabel are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 3. flounder, 4. black drum, and 5. snook.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Isabel are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and drift fishing but live bait fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Port Isabel fishing charters cost?

in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from $350 to $1,950, but the average price for a half day in Port Isabel is $571. The average price for a full day in Port Isabel is $920.

When is the best time to go fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

Where can I get a Port Isabel fishing license and what are the bag limits in Port Isabel?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Port Isabel, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Port Isabel. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Port Isabel.

Port Isabel Fishing Overview

Port Isabel offers amazing fishing opportunities for both inshore and offshore anglers. Inshore anglers will be greeted by the gin-clear waters of the Laguna Madre bay making it an ideal spot to sight fish. Located close to the continental shelf, Port Isabel will surprise offshore anglers with short boat rides to prestigious pelagic feeding grounds.

Inshore fishing Port Isabel

Located right next to South Padre Island on the Intracoastal waterway, Port Isabel has easy access to some of the best inshore flats and bays in the state. With Laguna Madre to the north and South Bay directly to the south, there is no shortage of pristine water to explore. Whether you use traditional tackle or love to throw a fly, there isn’t a better place to chase inshore species.

Redfish and speckled trout fishing in the waters surrounding Port Isabel is exceptional and most commonly you'll drift or wade in the crystal clear grassy flats to target these fish. Fishing for speckled trout is most productive in the spring, while fall months are prime for catching bull redfish. You'll also be able to catch flounder, black drum, and mangrove snapper while fishing in Laguna Madre, and from late summer into fall, snook and tarpon can be found patrolling the flats. With so many species inhabiting these sparkling waters, Port Isabel takes inshore fishing to the next level.

Offshore Fishing Port Isabel

With just a short trip offshore you can hook up with mahi-mahi, grouper, snapper, wahoo, tuna, and billfish. Some of the best offshore fishing can be had in the summer months when the mahi-mahi and marlin bite heats up along with several species of snapper. Moving into the fall months, yellowfin and blackfin tuna are in a feeding frenzy while the wahoo bite peaks in the winter months making Port Isabel an excellent offshore fishing destination throughout the year.

Other Things to Do in Port Isabel

Port Isabel has a variety of things to do when you aren’t fishing. If you haven’t had enough time on the water you can take a boat tour of the area surrounding Port Isabel. When you are looking to get out and explore, make a trip to the lighthouse or local museum. When you need some relaxation make a short drive to any of the South Padre Island beaches like Isla Blanca Beach which is over a mile long!

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