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Snapper Season Baby!!!

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South Padre Island Deep Sea

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,235

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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for South Texas Offshore Adventure in South Padre Island

Captain JW runs his charters out of beautiful South Padre Island, Texas offering a variety of different options and experiences. JW and his crew are a tenured bunch that equally love running tips for first-timers and families as they do they're most experienced clientele. JW is flat-out an experienced fisherman and avid outdoorsman, he's you're man if you're looking to venture out past the state water (9 mile) threshold to explore the open ocean! This 8-hour trip allows you to fish toll the deep-water for delicious and hard fighting fish like Wahoo, King Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper and much more! Being out in deeper water allows you to bottom fish for amberjack and several types of grouper as well. But an 8-hour trip rarely allows time to do both trolling and deep water bottom fishing for long. If you're looking to do both in one day, Captain JW would recommend his 10-hour trip at least. Everything is provided by Captain JW and his Crew From rods and tackle to expert guidance and tips. All the deckhands and responsible crew members tirelessly work around the clock to ensure that you as guests are accompanied by professionalism and are comfortable on the boat while catching your favorite fish. All deckhands will help you with rigging your lines, baiting your hook, teaching those with less experience proper fishing techniques, offering those who may get sick small comforts, cleaning your fish, and so much more. Your gratuity is how they get paid, so please show them, love, if you are happy or satisfied with the service they provided you! Read More

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South Texas Offshore Adventure

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,540
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Laguna Madre Magic in South Padre Island

Head out to explore the Lower Laguna Madre aboard Captain J's 22' center console Lake and Bay with a Mercury 300 outboard motor. It fishes 2-3 people very comfortably. I supply all of the fishing equipment and bait, all the customer needs is a valid Texas saltwater fishing license and their choice of food and drinks. We fish for Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder in the Laguna Madre Bay and troll for King Mackerel near the jetties and near shore. Read More

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Laguna Madre Magic

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22 ft 1 - 3 People From $250
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for South Padre Offshore Fishing in South Padre Island

Come have some serious fun and explore some of the most prolific waters in the area with Captain Henry! Captain Henry hotspots in SPI have been hitting, so make sure to listen closely to his tips and tricks. On these 6 or 8-hour state water offshore trips, you can expect to target Kings, Blackfin, Bonito and Red Snapper (when in season), and many more species! When Red Snapper is in season, Captain Henry has some special spots way up the coast that hold some big boy Red Snapper within the State Water line! You will be fishing aboard Captain Henry’s 30-foot center console powered by twin 300 HP Mercury Verado engines. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers, has a private toilet, spearfishing and snorkeling equipment, and a livewell. A first mate will also be on board to help you when you need it. Don’t forget to bring a valid Texas Fishing License (which you can purchase online), a hat, sunscreen, some food and drinks for the day, and an ice box to take home your day’s catch. Henry will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. For an additional fee, he will clean and fillet your day’s catch. Get ready for an action-packed day on the water with Captain Henry! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Port Isabel

South Padre Offshore Fishing

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,150
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for South Padre Island Deep Sea in South Padre Island

Get excited about the trip of lifetime with Captain Emilio here who invites you on a deep-sea fishing adventure in the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of South Padre Island, Texas. For these 6, 8, 10 and 12-hour adventures, Captain Emilio uses his badass 35’ Bertram offshore sportfishing boat that can handle up to 6 anglers. The vessel has a powerful twin Caterpillar 450 HP engine for a combined 900 HP's of propulsion power and modern navigation technology which guarantees you a safe and quick trip to your destination. Its impossible to say for sure what monsters lurk at each depth at any given time, but on shorter trips you can expect to catch Tripletail, Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, while longer trips give opportunities for bigger pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and bigger tuna species! Emilio will provide live bait, rods, reels, and tackle. *the fuel price is included in the price of the trip so there are no surprises at the end of your trip!* There will also be a first mate at your disposal all the time. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories with Captain Emilio! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Port Isabel

South Padre Island Deep Sea

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,235
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI Bottom Fishing and Jigging in South Padre Island

State offshore snapper trips up to 5 guests all gear provided. During the snapper trip we will take some time to troll for Kings. During the trip we may harvest other types of fish. (Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Strawberry Grouper, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia etc) Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Port Isabel

SPI Bottom Fishing And Jigging

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $600
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
trip description for Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker in Port Isabel

Join Captain Juan in exploring inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing spots, as well as visiting reefs and flats along the way. Captain Juan’s comfy 21’ Shallow Stalker saltwater fishing boat can take up to 6 people and is powered by a 200 HP E-TEC engine. It’s got GPS and fishfinder systems which add to trip safety and will take you to the fish fast. The boat’s equipped with a livewell, and it features a multimedia system and ice-box. Some of the numerous species you’ll encounter on your trip include Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Pompano. Using light or heavy tackle, you’ll be bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, popping, and drift fishing. Captain Juan welcomes all kids on his boat, so take your whole family and have a great time on the sea. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker

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21 ft 1 - 6 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 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
trip description for Rod-Bending Action in SPI in South Padre Island

If you've been looking to do some classic Texas fishing and beat the summer heat in Port Isabel, Texas, look no further than this trip with Captain Michael! He's a pro when it comes to fishing the Laguna Madre, and he knows how to put you on the big ones! Whether you're an experienced angler, a greenhorn looking to learn more, or a vacationer looking to spice up your summer travels, you'll have a blast out there. When you're fishing with Captain Michael aboard his 20' Shallow Stalker skiff, you'll be aiming for the "Texas Triple" or the "Texas Slam"—both names for when you catch a Flounder, a Redfish, and a Speckled Trout in one day! You can also expect to hook Black Drum and Sheepshead, both of which share habitat with Redfish. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big surface bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Michael's shallow-draft skiff is ideal for fishing in these clear waters. She's powered by a brand-new 150-HP Suzuki, so you'll have no problem getting out to where the fish are. Michael provides everything you need for a great trip, so just bring some sunscreen, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and your Texas saltwater fishing license and you'll be good to go! Read More

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Rod-Bending Action In SPI

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $475
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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

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Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 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 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

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Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person

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24 ft 1 - 2 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
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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 $500
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Full Day Grind and Wind in South Padre Island

This is a full day (7hr) private bay fishing trip for two people targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout on the pristine waters of the Lower Laguna Madre. This trip is geared up for anglers that are more experienced or intermediate level fishermen and will keep at it throughout the day. This is an avid fisherman’s trip entailing a lot of lure fishing out along the grass flats and probably will end up a far distance from the dock(South Padre). Mostly artificial and/or fresh cut bait will be used on this day trip. This will be an adventure that will get you hooked on fishing South Padre Island and the Lower Laguna Madre. Read More

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Full Day Grind And Wind

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $750
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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

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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 Primetime Fishing Family-friendly in South Padre Island

We will target red fish, Speckled Trout, black drum, Mangrove Snappers, flounder, sand trout sheephead and whiting. Not all at once but when the possible. Leave the dock at 7:15am and fish till 12:15pm 5 hour trip. Fish on my Shallow Sport 21' bay boat with a 200hp Yamaha. Fish different spots along the bay either anchored or drift fishing. Using fresh dead bait, live bait and live shrimp. While traveling to different fishing spots you will see beautiful scenery and occasionally dolphins 🐬 Read More

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Primetime Fishing Family-friendly

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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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

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Laguna Madre Hookfest

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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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
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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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel kingfish fishing charter

What are the best kingfish fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 11 kingfish trips in Port Isabel, and the most popular trips in the area are Family Friendly Fishing Charters and Excursions guided by Cliff, Lower Laguna Madre Adventure guided by Alana, and Snapper Season Baby!!! guided by Augustin.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.73 out of 5 based on 2703 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Kingfish charter is South Padre Island.

Looking for kid friendly kingfish guides / fishing lessons in Port Isabel? Check out our beginner and family friendly kingfish guides in Port Isabel.

What types of kingfish fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for kingfish in Port Isabel as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Port Isabel kingfish fishing charters cost?

for kingfish in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $550 to $1,582, but the average price for a half day trip for kingfish in Port Isabel is $733. The average price for a full day trip for kingfish in Port Isabel is $1,212.

What month is best for kingfish fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for kingfish fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Isabel fishing license for kingfish and what are the bag limits for kingfish 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 kingfish fishing in Port Isabel all about?

Kingfish, also known as king mackerel, are a prized species among anglers in Port Isabel, Texas, known for their speed, agility, and powerful runs. These pelagic fish are commonly found in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, making Port Isabel an ideal destination for targeting them. Kingfish are often encountered offshore, particularly around artificial reefs, oil rigs, and other underwater structures where they hunt for prey such as baitfish and squid. Their aggressive feeding habits and impressive fighting abilities make them a favorite target for anglers seeking thrilling offshore action.

Anglers in Port Isabel employ a variety of techniques to target kingfish, depending on factors such as water depth, current conditions, and the preferences of the fish. Trolling is a popular method used to cover large areas of water and present baits or lures at various depths, enticing strikes from kingfish as they patrol the open ocean. High-speed trolling with artificial lures such as spoons or diving plugs is often effective for enticing aggressive strikes from kingfish, particularly when targeting them in deeper waters offshore.

Another effective technique for targeting kingfish in Port Isabel is live bait fishing. Anglers often use live baitfish such as mullet, menhaden, or cigar minnows rigged on wire leaders to prevent the sharp teeth of kingfish from cutting through the line. Anchoring near offshore structures or drifting with the current allows anglers to present their baits at the desired depth and entice strikes from kingfish patrolling the area. Whether trolling or live bait fishing, anglers in Port Isabel can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these powerful and prized pelagic predators while soaking in the scenic beauty of the Gulf of Mexico.

What are the most popular months to fish for kingfish in Port Isabel?

Kingfish seasons in Port Isabel, Texas, vary throughout the year, influenced by factors such as water temperature, migration patterns, and regulatory measures. Typically, the primary kingfish season in Port Isabel aligns with the warmer months of spring and summer when these pelagic predators are most active and abundant in the Gulf waters offshore from Port Isabel. During this peak season, anglers can expect to encounter kingfish prowling the waters around artificial reefs, oil rigs, and other underwater structures, where they hunt for prey such as baitfish and squid.

As temperatures begin to cool in the fall, kingfish may become less abundant in the waters surrounding Port Isabel as they migrate to warmer areas further south. However, anglers can still encounter kingfish during this time, particularly if water temperatures remain favorable or if there are late-season migrations of these pelagic predators. Additionally, special event weekends or extended state seasons sanctioned by Texas Parks and Wildlife may provide anglers with additional opportunities to target kingfish beyond the traditional summer season, allowing them to extend their fishing adventures into the fall months.

During the winter months, kingfish seasons in Port Isabel typically taper off as water temperatures drop and these pelagic predators become less active. While some kingfish may still be present in the offshore waters of the Gulf, their numbers are generally lower compared to the peak seasons of spring and summer. However, dedicated anglers willing to brave the cooler temperatures and venture offshore can still enjoy success targeting kingfish, particularly if they focus their efforts around warmer water currents, underwater structure, or areas where baitfish congregate.

What techniques are popular for catching kingfish in Port Isabel?

Kingfish fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, requires a blend of strategy, technique, and adaptability to the ever-changing conditions of the Gulf of Mexico. One common technique employed by anglers is trolling, where boats are rigged with multiple lines trailing artificial lures or rigged baits behind the vessel. High-speed trolling with diving plugs or spoons is often effective for enticing strikes from kingfish, particularly when targeting them in deeper waters offshore. Anglers may also troll with live baitfish, such as mullet or cigar minnows, to attract the attention of hungry kingfish patrolling the open ocean.

Another popular technique for targeting kingfish in Port Isabel is live bait fishing. Anglers often use live baitfish rigged on wire leaders to prevent the sharp teeth of kingfish from cutting through the line. Anchoring near offshore structures or drifting with the current allows anglers to present their baits at the desired depth and entice strikes from kingfish patrolling the area. Live bait fishing can be particularly effective when targeting kingfish around reefs, wrecks, or oil rigs where these pelagic predators often congregate.

In addition to trolling and live bait fishing, vertical jigging is another effective technique for targeting kingfish in Port Isabel. Anglers use heavy metal jigs or bucktail jigs to mimic the movement of prey fish, jigging them up and down through the water column to entice strikes from kingfish below. Vertical jigging can be productive when fishing over offshore structure or when kingfish are actively feeding near the surface. By employing a combination of these techniques and adapting to changing conditions, anglers in Port Isabel can maximize their chances of hooking into these prized pelagic predators while enjoying the thrill of offshore angling in the Gulf of Mexico.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Port Isabel, Texas, offers anglers a wide array of fishing opportunities beyond targeting kingfish, ensuring an exciting and diverse experience for all who cast their lines into the Gulf waters. One notable species sought after by anglers in Port Isabel is the red snapper, renowned for its delicious taste and strong fighting ability. These prized reef-dwellers inhabit the offshore waters of the Gulf, particularly around artificial reefs, wrecks, and oil platforms, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into impressive catches throughout the year. Red snapper season typically peaks during the summer months, offering anglers thrilling action and the chance to reel in trophy-sized fish while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Gulf of Mexico.

Another popular species to catch in Port Isabel is the speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout. These beautiful and hard-fighting fish are abundant in the local estuaries, bays, and shallow flats, making them a favorite target among anglers of all skill levels. Speckled trout season typically peaks during the warmer months of spring and summer, providing anglers with exciting opportunities to target these prized game fish using a variety of techniques such as live bait fishing, artificial lure casting, or wade fishing along the grassy flats. Anglers can expect thrilling strikes and impressive runs from speckled trout, making for memorable fishing experiences in Port Isabel's scenic coastal waters.

Port Isabel's rich marine ecosystem also supports a variety of other species that anglers may encounter while fishing in its waters. From redfish and flounder to black drum and sheepshead, there's no shortage of opportunities to reel in a diverse array of game fish throughout the year. Additionally, offshore excursions offer the chance to target larger pelagic species such as king mackerel, dorado, and snapper, providing anglers with a wide range of fishing experiences to enjoy in the Gulf of Mexico. Whether fishing inshore or offshore, anglers can expect exciting action and the chance to hook into a variety of prized catches in Port Isabel's bountiful waters.

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  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip and Michael was very good with us.

    Zachary T. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Enjoyed the trip! Booked last minute and Captain Henry was great! Fish we stubborn but he worked his magic and made the trip amazing!

    William S. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I can’t explain how amazing this trip was! Everyone was so sweet and helpful. We got some awesome fish. Our family is so grateful for the amazing experience.

    Alisa J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I hate reviews that don’t give you all the info you need. Emilio and his crew hand did a great job they brought us to a few spot that put us on 5-10 fish at a time the boat got us where we needed to go 5-10 miles out from the docks the squid bate was decent the rods were all usable there was a restroom on board In all especially for the price I would definitely take this charter again during the summer!!! Timing matters when fishing!

    Brayden L. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Cliff did a great job on finding fish to get our limit. He is very well experienced and professional.

    Matt S. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Tough day fishing but very happy with Captain J. He worked hard to try to make things happen for us.

    Gary A. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time and caught lots of fish. Captain Henry took the time to make sure we were comfortable with the equipment and his mate couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly.

    Dan R. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Alana was awesome! Very professional, had the boat clean and gear ready to go as soon as we got to the dock we were off. Boat was good size had plenty of room for everyone to walk around. Even took us close to the launch site to see the Space X Starship. She was constantly on the phone with other guides trying to find the best bite possible. We caught Speckled Trout, large Catfish and saw a bunch of large red drums but even hitting them in the head with the bait they wouldn't bite... Had a weather change and rockets going off in the area so may have had something to do with it. But we were the only boat that day really catching anything. I would highly recommend Captain Alana. Will decently book her for future visits to go Tarpon Fishing!!!

    Bret S. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Really fun...j put us on some fish. Trout and a great snook

    Scott V. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain J was exceptional! He was on time, he knew the best fishing spots and he cast out for my wife the entire time. He took us on a tour of places to visit on the water. We appreciated every thing about this charter thanks to Captain J. Good Job!

    Ken B. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Our fishing trip on the Chachi was amazing! Emilio and his deckhand, Logan, were friendly and put us on the fish.

    Kerri F. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great Captain who knew the area and the fishing holes! We caught a lot of fish!! I would definitely book Augustin again!

    Son N. with Augustin P. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome guide!

    Jennifer M. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was amazing! We all had a wonderful time, & the captain & mate were very helpful. They also answered all of our questions throughout the day. Even my son who was seasick the whole time said he was glad he went.

    Ann-Marie R. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Emilio and his first mate(I apologize for not remembering your name), were wonderful. They visited with us before departure. We were at the end of Red Snapper season, but hey, we got our limit. Plus mackerel and Bonita. Captain Emilio did an excellent job getting us to the perfect location. I will say, taking the grandchildren (9& 4 years of age), the first mate did an outstanding job teaching the curious 9/year old. She learned a lot, as did I. I’m so glad we held off deep sea fishing until we were at South Padre(the other option was in Corpus), nope this was my favorite. I would tell anyone to make an 8-hr trip, and then scale back if needed. We had our quota of Red Snapper and continued to troll for the next hour or so. I would definitely recommend Captain Emilio !!!

    Melinda P. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Juan was great and we had a fun day on the boat! It was grandparents, parents and 8 year old twins so great for all ages. Juan was so patient with the kids and very attentive to making sure everyone was always baited and having fun fishing. We are complete beginners and he was super informative on what we were catching and teaching the boys how to fish. There’s no shade or restroom on the boat so plan accordingly with sunscreen and proper clothes and a bathroom break before the trip. We brought snacks and drinks with us which was great to have on hand. We caught a variety of fish even if not all were keepers. All in all it was a perfect day out on the water.

    Tiffany H. with Juan R. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience and family friendly as well. I would recommend Henry to all.

    Brant A. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Emilio and crew were excellent,very happy with the experience

    Bryan J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Our day with Cliff was great. Our group was two dads with 2 seven year olds. The kids had the best time. They each caught a few fish and he was incredibly patient and kind with them as they learned. We will be back.

    James D. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Captain Emilio and crew. The waters were rough but they worked hard to make sure we were at the spots where the fish we biting. We would book with these guys every time- hands down. Looking forward to our next outing with them.

    Paige J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

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