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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Private Snook Fishing Trip in South Padre Island

This is a half day private snook fishing trip. This trip is designed for the more experienced angler or someone who is willing to learn how to cast accurately. Client will fish with artificial baits and asked to cast at specific objects and/ or angles. Live baits may also be used on a limited basis. Snook are aggressive and fast fighting fish that will jump and put on a good fight. The slot limit on snook is restricted to a 4 inch slot. Guide will ask clients to catch and release any snook caught in the slot. Other species of fish will most likely be caught on this adventure. Read More

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Private Snook Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $575
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip in South Padre Island

This is a three person half day private bay fishing trip at South Padre. This trip is typically around 5 hrs long and primarily targets speckled trout, redfish, and black drum. Other species may also be caught on this private bay fishing excursion. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. Clients can expect to try fishing with artificial soft plastics and or fresh cut bait. Live bait can be added on to the trip for a minimal price. Drift fishing the grass flats, sight fishing, and/or bottom fishing are all techniques used by the guide. Guide has over 20 years experience fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. So, Let’s Go Fishing… Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter near Port Isabel

Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $525
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Bay Fishing in South Padre Island

A bay fishing trip in the Lower Laguna Madre, launching from either Port Mansfield or South Padre Island, promises an exhilarating and rewarding experience for any angler. Aboard a sleek 24' Shallow Sport Classic powered by a robust 250 Yamaha outboard engine, the adventure begins as you head out into the pristine waters of this renowned fishing haven. As you depart from the dock, the anticipation builds. The Shallow Sport Classic, designed for superior performance in shallow waters, effortlessly glides over the clear, turquoise flats of the Laguna Madre. The boat's shallow draft allows you to access the prime fishing spots that larger vessels can't reach, ensuring an optimal experience in the quest for redfish, trout, flounder, and black drum. The guide, experienced and knowledgeable about the local waters, navigates to the first fishing spot. Here, the calm, shallow waters are ideal for sight fishing. The guide points out a school of redfish, their coppery bodies glinting just below the surface. You cast your line with precision, and almost immediately, you feel the tug of a redfish on your hook. The fight is intense, but with skill and patience, you reel in a beautiful redfish, its vibrant colors shimmering in the sunlight. Next, the boat heads to slightly deeper waters where speckled trout are known to be abundant. Using live bait or artificial lures, you cast into the deeper channels and soon find yourself battling a large trout. The thrill of the catch and the beauty of these speckled fish make for an unforgettable experience. As the day progresses, the focus shifts to flounder and black drum. The boat drifts quietly over sandy bottoms and grassy flats, perfect habitats for these species. Flounder, with their unique, flat bodies, offer a different kind of challenge, often requiring a slower, more deliberate approach. When you finally hook one, the reward is a delicious, flaky fish that's a favorite among local chefs. The black drum, known for their strength and size, provide yet another exciting challenge. These fish are often found near oyster beds and grassy shorelines. Their distinctive black and white stripes and the drumming sound they make when caught add to the unique experience of fishing in the Laguna Madre. Reeling in a large black drum is a true test of your angling skills, providing a satisfying sense of accomplishment. Throughout the trip, the stunning backdrop of the Lower Laguna Madre enhances the experience. The wide-open skies, the distant outline of the barrier islands, and the occasional sighting of dolphins playing in the waves create a picturesque setting. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, the guide offers tips and techniques to improve your chances of landing the big one, ensuring a memorable and productive day on the water. As the sun begins to set, casting a golden glow over the bay, the boat heads back to the dock. The day's catch is a testament to the rich biodiversity and excellent fishing opportunities that the Lower Laguna Madre offers. Whether you choose to take your catch home for a fresh seafood dinner or practice catch and release, the memories of this incredible fishing adventure will stay with you long after you leave the water. Read More

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Bay Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
trip description for Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person in South Padre Island

This is a two person duck hunting trip in the Lower Laguna Madre leaving from South Padre Island, Texas. Species of ducks that winter here are Pintails, Redheads, Teal, Widgeon, Shovelers, Scaup, Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks and Mottled Ducks plus more. Typically hunt over decoy blocks of at least 70 decoys. Guide will provide a retriever. Clients can bring their own dog if approved by guide. Season typically runs from first weekend of November through last weekend in January. Season is split and is out of season from last Sunday after Thanksgiving and Starts again on second Saturday in December. Hunters need approximate license and waterfowl stamps plus HIP enrollment. I recommend booking dates in advance. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near Port Isabel

Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
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Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
trip description for 3 Person Duck Hunt in South Padre Island

This is a three person half day private bay duck hunting trip near South Padre Island, Texas. The Lower Laguna Madre has some of the finest duck hunting in the United States when conditions are right. Hunting along the edges of the fronts is absolutely the most ideal time to plan a trip. Multiple species move through this bay system on their way South. Large concentrations of redheads and pintails winter here. Other species that migrate through the South Padre area are widgeon, teal, shovelers, scaup, and others. Clients can bring their own retriever if discussed beforehand with the guide. Typically, hunt over decoy spreads consisting of at least 75 decoys. Season starts in November and goes out for two weeks after Thanksgiving Sunday. Starts again on Second Saturday in December and typically goes to last Sunday in January. Guides prefer to duck hunt in the afternoon and will provide a seasoned retriever. This is a fun activity and most clients return to go again. These are not easy hunts and do require some labor. We work with a couple of seasoned taxidermists that can also mount the trophy bird if any clients are interested at a reasonable price. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near Port Isabel

3 Person Duck Hunt

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24 ft 1 - 3 People From $650
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Laguna Madre Hookfest in South Padre Island

Head out on the productive waters of South Texas with Captain Kevin to hook into all kinds of inshore sportfish. South Padre Island is known for its wide variety of fun saltwater species and Captain Kevin knows how to catch them all! So, whether you're looking to catch limits and dinner, or chase down your next trophy Redfish or Snook, Capt. Kevin will help you make the most out of your time out on the water. Captain Kevin also caters to a wide variety of fishing techniques. From throwing artificial lures and live bait on light tackle, to drift fishing the bays and bottom fishing, he is willing to work with your goals for the day, and he will offer his expert recommendations based on the weather and tides to help you make the right choice. Your vessel for the day will be a 22' Shoalwater center console that can take up to 4 people, equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha to get you on the fish quickly and safely. Captain Kevin will supply you with all the rods, reels, tackle, water, and knowledge necessary to ensure a successful day out on the water. So all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and beverages and your Texas fishing license and let Captain Kevin take care of the rest for you! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Port Isabel

Laguna Madre Hookfest

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Redfish on Laguna Madre in South Padre Island

Launch onto the beautiful Laguna Madre for an epic shallow water adventure with a Captain who absolutely lives on the water. The main species you’re going to be targeting include Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Occasionally, you’ll get a chance to land some Black Drum, and maybe a Snook or two. Captain Brett loves to fish with professionals and new fishermen alike and will teach even the most novice of fisherman how to successfully cast, hook, and land a fish. He’s also great with kids and always encourages the young ones to start fishing early. The minimum age for kids is 6 years old. All equipment and artificial bait you need will be provided by the charter. The captain uses all high-quality equipment including exclusively Shimano reels, Old 18 Outfitters rods, FINS Windtamer braided line and DOA lures. Live bait is available upon request, at a market cost. Onboard, you’ll find bottled water, as well as two coolers. You should still bring small coolers to take you catch home after Brett has filleted everything back at the dock (You can leave cooler(s) in your car while you fish). Another thing you need to bring with you is a valid fishing license which can be bought online or at a shop near the boat (ask for directions). Finally, don’t forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and any additional food and drinks you’d like. Now if you already have a date in mind, check the captain’s availability, and book your trip today! Read More

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Redfish On Laguna Madre

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI Drift Trip in South Padre Island

Captain Alfonso specializes in showing what the waters of South Padre Island are all about. Spend a day on the water catching fish and have fun doing it. It’s as simple as that! Captain Alfonso will show you the best techniques to reel in Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook and Black Drum on light tackle as you explore the Lower Laguna Madre. For these trips, Captain Alfonso uses a 24’ Shallow Master flats boat that can fish up to 6 anglers. This boat has an extremely shallow draft and can stalk up into super skinny water where the fish like to hang out! He welcomes children, beginners, pros, group outings, and everyone in between! Captain Alfonso will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. With Captain Alfonso, you’ll certainly have a great time! Captain Alfonso is based out of Rio Hondo so can also accommodate pickups anywhere from Rio Hondo to SPI. Read More

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SPI Drift Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
trip description for South Texas Duck Hunts in South Padre Island

If you are looking to hunt with one of the best outifts on the Texas coast you've found your group of guys with James and his outfit. Beyond expert guiding the area itself (Around South Padre Island) provide a unique opportunity to target a wide swath of Duck Species including Wigeons, Mottled Ducks, tons of Pintail, Redheads, Teal, Gadwalls, Shovelers, Mergansers, Scaup and Black Bellys! Since the ducks often fly both in the morning and the afternoon, this trip can either start in the morning or the afternoon depending on your preference and what the ducks are doing of course! James and his team provide all the decoys, dogs, and professional calling and expert guidance for your hunt and ask that you bring your own guns, shells, and waders if you'd like to stay dry. He will also provide a cooler with ice and water for you and encourages you to bring your own beverages of choice along as well. Read More

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South Texas Duck Hunts

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1 - 4 People From $1,100
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Fun Family Fishing at SPI in South Padre Island

This is a half day private bay fishing trip for the family at South Padre Island. Target species are primarily speckled trout and redfish, but other species are caught when conditions permit. Other species could be flounder, black drum, sheepshead, snook or even a triple tail. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. This is a kid tested and family approved private bay fishing charter. Most family trips decide to fish with live baits (a small additional cost) or fresh cut bait. Once trip is over a fish cleaner will fillet and package fish. You and your family can then go to one of a number of local restaurants and enjoy your “ Cook Your Catch”. Please be sure to ask your fishing guide for restaurant recommendations. Let’s go fishing! Read More

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Fun Family Fishing At SPI

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $525
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Wading the Laguna Madre in South Padre Island

Captain Alfonso is your man if you’re looking to get out and wade the waters of South Texas. You'll need your own waders and wading boots if you don't want to get wet, but feel free to stalk ‘em in skinny water in a bathing suit, shorts, and boots in the warmer spring and summer months. For these trips, Captain Alfonso runs a 24' 2022 Shallow Master, with a brand-new Suzuki 200-HP outboard—but you won't be spending all too much time on the boat given that you'll be in the water actively fishing. Wading can be tremendously advantageous to the angler looking to hone in on specific areas where big fish hang out. Though wading trips can be fun for all skill levels and Captain Alfonso is a master a teaching his clients the best techniques, we do recommend wading trips for anglers with more experience. He is flexible with pickups as he can pick up on South Padre Island or Arroyo City. Take a trip with Captain Alfonso to experience premium wading fishing! Read More

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Wading The Laguna Madre

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24 ft 1 - 3 People From $475
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI Bay Fishing Adventure in South Padre Island

If you've ever wanted to chase big Reds and trophy Trout in one of America's most beautiful vacation destinations, this trip is for you! Join Captain Matthew for a half-day of great fishing off South Padre Island, and experience all that SPI has to offer. On this trip, you'll be targeting the Texas classics: Redfish and Speckled Trout. These fish are great fighters, and provide a fun challenge for every level of angler. You'll employ a couple of different techniques, including drift fishing, sightcasting on the flats, and jigging the bottom. Whether you're throwing live bait or lures, when these fish hit your line, you'll know it! Bring your A-game and get ready to bring 'em over the rail. Captain Matthew is an expert and is happy to provide all the tips and tricks you need to hook some champions. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Matthew's 24' Shallow Master center console. She sports a 250 HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. This boat is perfect for the inshore waters off of SPI, where it's typically quite shallow. The vessel also sports all the standard electronics, including GPS and fishfinder, plus a poling platform to give your captain a great vantage point for spotting tailing Reds. Captain Matthew will provide everything you need for phenomenal trip, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a cooler with snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license with a saltwater endorsement. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Read More

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SPI Bay Fishing Adventure

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $375

Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel black grouper fishing charter

What are the best black grouper fishing charters in Port Isabel?

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Why should I book a black grouper fishing charter in Port Isabel with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 black grouper trip in Port Isabel: Half Day Offshore Fishing guided by Roy.

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What types of black grouper fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black grouper in Port Isabel as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Port Isabel black grouper fishing charters cost?

for black grouper in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $1,413 to $1,850, but the average price for a full day trip for black grouper in Port Isabel is $1,623.

What month is best for black grouper fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for black grouper fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Isabel fishing license for black grouper and what are the bag limits for black grouper 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.

What is black grouper fishing in Port Isabel all about?

Black grouper, a prized and sought-after species among anglers, inhabit the waters around Port Isabel, Texas. These large and powerful fish are part of the grouper family and are known for their distinctive appearance, with dark brown or black coloration and irregular blotches or spots. Black grouper can be found in a variety of habitats, including reefs, wrecks, and rocky outcrops, where they feed on a diet of fish, crustaceans, and other marine creatures. Anglers in Port Isabel often target black grouper for their delicious flesh and the thrilling fights they provide.

Fishing for black grouper in Port Isabel typically involves bottom fishing techniques in areas where these fish are known to congregate. Anglers target black grouper on offshore reefs, wrecks, and ledges using heavy tackle and baited hooks or rigs. Commonly used baits include live fish, squid, or cut bait, which are presented near the bottom to entice strikes from the grouper. Once hooked, black grouper put up a strong fight, using their size and strength to resist being reeled in.

Black grouper are typically caught year-round in the waters of Port Isabel, with peak fishing seasons occurring during the warmer months when water temperatures rise and the fish become more active. Anglers can target black grouper from boats, piers, or shorelines, with popular fishing spots including offshore reefs and wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. While black grouper can provide an exhilarating fishing experience, anglers should be aware of size and bag limits, as well as any seasonal closures, to ensure the sustainable management of these valuable fish populations in the waters of Port Isabel.

What are the most popular months to fish for black grouper fishing in Port Isabel?

Black grouper, prized for their firm flesh and delectable flavor, can be found in the waters around Port Isabel, Texas, throughout much of the year. While they may not exhibit as distinct seasonal patterns as some other species, black grouper are commonly encountered in nearshore and offshore waters, making them accessible to anglers year-round. However, certain times of the year may offer better opportunities for targeting black grouper due to factors such as water temperature and baitfish movements.

During the warmer months, black grouper may be more active and abundant in shallower waters around Port Isabel. As water temperatures rise, these fish are more likely to move into shallower areas near reefs, wrecks, and rocky structures in search of food. Anglers targeting black grouper during this season may find success using live bait such as pinfish or grunts, as well as artificial lures mimicking small fish or crustaceans.

In cooler months, black grouper may migrate to deeper waters or seek refuge in warmer areas, but they can still be encountered by anglers exploring nearshore and offshore reefs, ledges, and drop-offs. While black grouper fishing can be challenging due to their preference for structure and rocky habitat, the reward of landing one of these prized fish is well worth the effort. With their impressive size, powerful fighting abilities, and delicious taste, black grouper offer anglers in Port Isabel an exciting opportunity to experience the thrill of offshore fishing year-round in the Gulf of Mexico.

What techniques are popular for catching black grouper in Port Isabel?

Fishing for black grouper in Port Isabel, Texas, requires anglers to employ specialized techniques to target these large and powerful fish effectively. One effective method is bottom fishing, where anglers use heavy tackle and baited hooks or rigs to target black grouper on offshore reefs, wrecks, and ledges. Commonly used baits include live fish, squid, or cut bait, which are presented near the bottom to entice strikes from the grouper. Anglers should position their baits strategically to maximize their chances of attracting black grouper, paying close attention to underwater structures and areas of high fish activity.

Another popular technique for targeting black grouper in Port Isabel is drift fishing. Anglers drift with the current over productive offshore reefs and ledges, presenting live or cut bait near the bottom to entice strikes from the grouper. Drift fishing allows anglers to cover a large area and explore different fishing spots while keeping their baits in the strike zone. Anglers should use sturdy gear and be prepared for the strong runs and powerful fights that black grouper are known for once hooked.

Trolling is also an effective technique for targeting black grouper in Port Isabel, particularly when fishing over large expanses of offshore structure. Anglers troll with artificial lures or rigged baits at varying speeds and depths to entice strikes from black grouper. Trolling allows anglers to cover a lot of water and locate active fish, making it a versatile and productive technique for targeting black grouper in the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. By employing these techniques and adapting to changing conditions, anglers in Port Isabel can maximize their chances of success and enjoy the thrill of targeting black grouper.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Aside from black grouper, Port Isabel offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target, ensuring there's always something exciting to catch. One popular species among anglers is the red snapper, known for its delicious flavor and impressive size. Red snapper can be found inhabiting offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures around Port Isabel. Using live bait or artificial lures, anglers can successfully target red snapper year-round, with peak seasons often occurring during the warmer months.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the king mackerel, also known as kingfish, which can be found in both nearshore and offshore waters. King mackerel are prized for their fast-paced runs and powerful fighting abilities, making them a favorite target among anglers. Using trolling rigs with live bait or artificial lures, anglers can entice king mackerel to strike, providing exciting battles and memorable fishing experiences.

In addition to red snapper and king mackerel, Port Isabel offers opportunities to catch a variety of other offshore and inshore species, including cobia, amberjack, speckled trout, and flounder. Anglers can target these species using a range of techniques and fishing locations, from bottom fishing near reefs and wrecks to trolling offshore waters or casting along the shoreline. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers visiting Port Isabel can anticipate exciting encounters with a diverse array of fish species, adding to the allure of this popular fishing destination in the Gulf of Mexico.

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