Recent Reviews

We’ve fished in Southern Texas many times and this was our best trip yet! Ruben was really friendly and patient. He was very knowledgeable about the different species of fish and knew all the hot spots!

Gumecindo L. with Ruben Garcia of Port Isabel, Texas

Awesome Trip!! Great boat and Captain Rueben was fantastic!

gregory g. with Ruben Garcia of Port Isabel, Texas

Captain Reuban was awesome! Caught several different species, Mangove Snapper, snook, reds, and specks! Great day! Seriously awesome boat as well!!

gregory g. with Ruben Garcia of Port Isabel, Texas

We had a great day fishing with Captain Joaquin. He showed us the techniques we needed to use and was able to put us on the fish. Highly recommended.

Ian B. with Joaquin Pena of Port Isabel, Texas

Joaquin was a great guide. Best trip to date. Looking forward to next trip out. 5 Stars

Spencer T. with Joaquin Pena of Port Isabel, Texas

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Had an amazing time on this charter!

Alex T. with jaime de la fuente of Port Isabel, Texas

Just retuned from our trip with Captain Ruben and it was excellent. Ruben went the extra mile all morning to make sure my wife and kids all had a great experience. Ruben was a wonderful guide and made sure we were always set with bait and tips for how to catch the big fish. Of all the captains I have had, he was far and away the most patient and informative.

Mike W. with Ruben Garcia of Port Isabel, Texas

Captain was knowledgeable and respectful. He displayed a great deal of patience with the boys and us. It was as if we had known him for many years. I look forward to fishing with him again.

Topiltzin C. with Ruben Garcia of Port Isabel, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Port Isabel, Texas Fishing

Fishing Port Isabel

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.

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!

Book a Port Isabel Fishing Charter Today!

With productive inshore fishing in gorgeous water and easy access to prime offshore bluewater, Port Isabel is second to none. Book your next fishing trip in Port Isabel today with Captain Experiences!

Port Isabel Tides and Weather

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Places to Stay in Port Isabel, Texas