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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Private Snook Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $575
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Rod-Bending Action In SPI

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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 in South Padre Island

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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

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
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

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

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Primetime Fishing Family-friendly

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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 in South Padre Island

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Redfish On Laguna Madre

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $500

Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel mako shark fishing charter

What are the best mako shark fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 mako shark trip in Port Isabel: Full Day or Half Day Fishing Trip guided by Jaime.

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

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What types of mako shark fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for mako shark in Port Isabel as well as flats fishing and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Port Isabel mako shark fishing charters cost?

for mako shark in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $553 to $873, but the average price for a half day trip for mako shark in Port Isabel is $613. The average price for a full day trip for mako shark in Port Isabel is $813.

What month is best for mako shark fishing in Port Isabel?

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

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

Mako shark fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, presents anglers with an exciting opportunity to target one of the fastest and most formidable apex predators in the ocean. Makos are known for their impressive speed, agility, and powerful fighting abilities, making them a highly prized catch among sport fishermen. Port Isabel, situated along the Gulf of Mexico, offers access to offshore waters where makos can be found patrolling the depths in search of prey. While makos are present in these waters year-round, peak seasons for targeting these elusive sharks often coincide with warmer months when water temperatures are conducive to their activity.

One effective technique for targeting mako sharks in Port Isabel is offshore trolling with large baitfish or artificial lures. Anglers can cover vast expanses of water by trolling at varying depths and distances from the boat, mimicking the movements of injured prey and attracting the attention of cruising makos. Makos are opportunistic feeders and are known to strike with ferocity, providing anglers with exhilarating battles once hooked. With their sharp teeth and powerful jaws, makos put anglers' tackle and skills to the test, making for an adrenaline-pumping fishing experience.

Chumming is another productive method for mako shark fishing in Port Isabel. Anglers can attract makos to their boats by deploying a steady stream of chum comprised of fish oil, blood, and chunks of baitfish into the water, creating a scent trail that leads makos to the source. Once makos are drawn near the boat, anglers can deploy large baits such as whole or chunked fish on heavy-duty tackle to entice these powerful predators to strike. With their incredible speed and acrobatic leaps, makos provide anglers with an unforgettable fishing experience in the offshore waters of Port Isabel, adding excitement to their deep-sea adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.

What are the most popular months to fish for mako shark fishing in Port Isabel?

In Port Isabel, Texas, the seasons for targeting mako sharks can vary due to factors such as water temperature, weather patterns, and migratory behavior. Generally, mako sharks can be found in the waters surrounding Port Isabel during the warmer months, typically from late spring through early fall. As water temperatures rise during this time, mako sharks become more active and move into shallower coastal waters in search of prey.

Spring marks the beginning of the mako shark season in Port Isabel, with these apex predators becoming more abundant as temperatures warm up and baitfish populations increase. During this time, anglers can target mako sharks using a variety of techniques such as trolling with large baitfish or artificial lures, as well as drift fishing or chumming around known hotspots. Mako sharks are known for their impressive speed and acrobatic leaps when hooked, providing anglers with thrilling battles.

As summer progresses, mako shark fishing in Port Isabel reaches its peak, with anglers experiencing excellent action in the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. During this time, mako sharks can be found patrolling the deeper waters offshore, particularly around underwater structures such as oil rigs or seamounts. Anglers targeting mako sharks in Port Isabel can enjoy the challenge of hooking into these powerful predators and the exhilaration of battling them to the boat. Overall, understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of mako sharks is essential for maximizing success and enjoying a rewarding fishing experience in the waters of Port Isabel.

What techniques are popular for catching mako shark in Port Isabel?

Mako shark fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, requires specialized techniques to target these formidable apex predators effectively. One primary technique is offshore trolling with large baitfish or artificial lures. Anglers typically deploy heavy-duty trolling gear and cover vast expanses of water, varying the depth and distance of their lines to mimic the movements of injured prey. Makos are attracted to the commotion caused by trolling lures and will often strike aggressively, providing anglers with exhilarating battles once hooked. Anglers must be prepared for the high-speed runs and powerful leaps characteristic of mako shark fights, ensuring their tackle and techniques are up to the challenge.

Another effective method for mako shark fishing in Port Isabel is chumming. Anglers create a scent trail by deploying a mixture of fish oil, blood, and chunks of baitfish into the water to attract makos to the boat. Once the sharks are drawn near, anglers can deploy large baits such as whole or chunked fish on heavy-duty tackle to entice them to strike. Chumming requires patience and precision, as anglers must carefully monitor the behavior of the sharks and adjust their fishing tactics accordingly to maximize their chances of hooking into these powerful predators.

Drift fishing is also a popular technique for targeting mako sharks in Port Isabel. Anglers drift with the current while presenting large baits such as whole or chunked fish at varying depths to entice makos feeding below. This method allows anglers to cover a wide area of water and increases the likelihood of encountering roaming makos. With their incredible speed and strength, mako sharks provide anglers with an adrenaline-pumping fishing experience in the offshore waters of Port Isabel, adding excitement to their deep-sea adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Aside from mako shark, Port Isabel offers anglers a diverse range of other exciting fish species to target. One popular species is the red snapper, known for its delicious taste and impressive size. Red snapper inhabit the deeper offshore waters around Port Isabel and are often targeted using bottom fishing techniques with live bait or artificial lures. The red snapper season typically runs from June to August, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in these prized catches. Red snapper are prized for their fighting ability and are a favorite among anglers for both recreational and culinary purposes.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the king mackerel, also known as kingfish. These fast-swimming predators can be found in both nearshore and offshore waters, often around bait schools or structure such as reefs and wrecks. Anglers can target king mackerel using trolling techniques with lures or live bait, as well as casting from piers or shorelines. King mackerel are known for their speed and aggressive strikes, making them a favorite among anglers visiting Port Isabel.

In addition to red snapper and king mackerel, Port Isabel offers opportunities to target a variety of other species, including speckled trout, flounder, black drum, and sheepshead, among others. Whether fishing from shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting a diverse array of fish species in the rich and fertile waters of the Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico. With its abundance of fish species and diverse fishing environments, Port Isabel is a prime destination for anglers looking to experience the excitement of saltwater fishing in Texas.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing Captain! Work to get us on the fish fish. Great equipment and attitude, lots of fun. Best captain I have booked in south padre.

    Wesley W. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jaime was an off the chart tour guide...highly recommended. He was determined to find fish and we did! He was patient with my 10 year old daughter and used teachable moments with my 13 year old son. He was knowledge about the area and very kind. Easy conversation and engaged us all on the trip. Clean boat, plenty of bait and water.

    Amanda G. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience with Captain Jaime never a dull moment! He let us to some great fish and we will be back again!

    Miguel S. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time out on the water! Started catching immediately. Capitan Jaime is the guy you want to go with for a great experience!

    Miguelito G. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Our guide knew the area very well and put us on fish quickly. He was helpful and made sure we all had fun and caught fish. Highly recommend Capt. Jaime.

    Marc N. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas

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

    Alex T. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas

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