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trip description for 3 hour fun times in Port Isabel

Shallow bay trip We provide an all-encompassing experience, you provide food, drinks, suntan lotion, hand towels, hats, and polarized amber sunglasses for optimal comfort and enjoyment. Captain Cliff invites you to discover the thrill of South Texas fishing. He began fishing the Lower Laguna Madre in 1974 and honed his skills with the guidance of Wade Dunkin. His first job was with Harlingen National Bank Dial Dunkin and Associates, where he gained experience fishing in deep south Texas and Northern Mexico. With decades of experience, Captain Cliff now offers six-pack charter trips with a US Coast Guard license. He targets a variety of species including Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and more. Experience the adventure of Texas Fishing with Captain Cliff. Read More

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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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Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
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If you're all about having a blast and making the most of every moment, our 3/4 day fishing trip is tailored just for you. We believe in seizing the day, and that's exactly what we'll do on this adventure! Step aboard our spacious 33ft Sportfisher, and let Captain Jerrid be your guide to non-stop fun. You'll have ample time to reel in some incredible catches and enjoy every second of it. Our fishing options are as diverse as your appetite for adventure. From bottom fishing to cut bait fishing, heavy tackle battles to the thrill of jigging, and everything in between, we've got the techniques covered. Whether you're an angling pro or just starting out, you'll find the perfect way to test your skills. And the stars of the show? Get ready to hook into Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and the scrumptious Mangrove Snapper. These formidable species promise an exciting challenge and a tasty reward. Don't wait for a long time; make it a good time with us. Book your 3/4 day fishing trip with Captain Jerrid and get ready for a day of thrilling catches, laughs, and unforgettable memories. Read More

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If you’ve never been fishing in South Padre Island before, then you’re missing out! And if you’re looking for a knowledgeable charter captain to take you out, Captain Arturo is a great choice. Test your angling skills and chase Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout on your 5 or 8-hour excursion through the Lower Laguna Madre. Captain Arturo will provide you with quality rods, reels, bait and tackle as well as bottled water and Gatorade. But you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks. Make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as some snacks of your choice. Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories! Read More

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If you've been looking for a true South Texas classic, this guided fishing trip might just be perfect. Captain Ryan has been fishing here for decades, and knows all the honey holes and backwater hotspots in this maze of inshore flats and channels. On this trip, you'll get out there aboard his 24' Dargel bay boat, powered by a 250-horsepower Evinrude outboard. She has a shallow draft to give you access to even the "skinniest" water, and enough kick to get you out there in no time. On board, she's kitted out with a live well, ice box, GPS, fishfinder, and more! You'll be chasing inshore species such as Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper. These fish are all great eating, and Captain Ryan will clean your keepers back at the dock. He provides all the necessary equipment and gear, so all you need to bring is proper clothing, sun protection, and a pair of sunglasses—preferably polarized. Get out there and catch 'em up! Read More

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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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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel mangrove snapper fishing charter

What are the best mangrove snapper fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 mangrove snapper trips in Port Isabel, and the most popular trips in the area are Port Isabel 5-Hour - 25’ Majek guided by Walter, Laguna Madre Shallows Trip guided by Ruben, and SPI's Most Popular Trip guided by Gary.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.81 out of 5 based on 2560 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Mangrove Snapper charter include South Padre Island and Harlingen.

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

What types of mangrove snapper fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for mangrove snapper in Port Isabel as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Port Isabel mangrove snapper fishing charters cost?

for mangrove snapper in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,020, but the average price for a half day trip for mangrove snapper in Port Isabel is $657. The average price for a full day trip for mangrove snapper in Port Isabel is $924.

What month is best for mangrove snapper fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for mangrove snapper fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

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

Mangrove snapper, known for their delectable taste and spirited fights, are a prized catch among anglers in Port Isabel, Texas. These versatile fish inhabit a variety of habitats, including mangrove shorelines, reefs, and structure-rich areas such as bridges and docks. Port Isabel's coastal waters provide ample opportunities for anglers to target mangrove snapper throughout the year, making it a popular destination for those seeking to reel in these prized game fish. With their striking appearance and aggressive feeding behavior, mangrove snapper offer an exciting challenge for anglers of all skill levels.

One effective technique for targeting mangrove snapper in Port Isabel is bottom fishing with live or cut bait. Anglers often anchor near structure such as reefs, wrecks, or jetties and present baits such as shrimp, squid, or small fish on light tackle rigs. Mangrove snapper are notorious for their cautious feeding behavior, requiring anglers to use finesse and patience to entice strikes. By presenting baits near the bottom and remaining attentive to subtle bites, anglers can increase their chances of hooking into these prized fish.

In addition to bottom fishing, anglers in Port Isabel can also target mangrove snapper using artificial lures such as jigs, soft plastics, or small crankbaits. Casting around structure-rich areas or drifting along mangrove shorelines allows anglers to cover a wide area and present lures in the path of feeding snapper. Anglers can experiment with different retrieves and lure presentations to mimic the movement of prey and entice strikes from mangrove snapper. With their versatility and adaptability, anglers in Port Isabel can enjoy thrilling encounters with mangrove snapper while exploring the diverse habitats of the Texas coast.

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

Mangrove snapper seasons in Port Isabel, Texas, are influenced by a variety of factors including water temperature, spawning cycles, and migratory patterns. Typically, the primary mangrove snapper season in Port Isabel aligns with the warmer months of spring and summer when these fish are most active and abundant in the coastal waters. During this peak season, anglers can expect to encounter mangrove snapper in a variety of habitats including mangrove shorelines, reefs, and structure-rich areas such as bridges and docks.

As temperatures begin to cool in the fall, mangrove snapper may become less abundant in the coastal waters surrounding Port Isabel as they migrate to deeper offshore areas or seek refuge in warmer estuaries. However, anglers can still encounter mangrove snapper during this time, particularly around structure such as artificial reefs or nearshore wrecks where they may congregate in search of prey. Additionally, special event weekends or extended state seasons sanctioned by Texas Parks and Wildlife may provide anglers with additional opportunities to target mangrove snapper beyond the traditional summer season, allowing them to extend their fishing adventures into the fall months.

During the winter months, mangrove snapper seasons in Port Isabel typically taper off as water temperatures drop and these fish become less active. While some mangrove snapper may still be present in the coastal waters of the Gulf, their numbers are generally lower compared to the peak seasons of spring and summer. However, dedicated anglers willing to explore deeper offshore areas or target structure-rich habitats may still enjoy success targeting mangrove snapper during the winter months, adding an extra dimension to the region's year-round angling appeal.

What techniques are popular for catching mangrove snapper in Port Isabel?

Mangrove snapper fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, requires anglers to employ a variety of techniques to successfully hook into these prized fish. One effective method is bottom fishing with live or cut bait near structure-rich areas such as reefs, wrecks, or mangrove shorelines. Anglers often anchor their boats or fish from shore and present baits such as shrimp, squid, or small fish on light tackle rigs. Mangrove snapper are known for their cautious feeding behavior, so anglers must use finesse and patience to entice strikes. Remaining attentive to subtle bites and adjusting bait presentation as needed can increase the chances of hooking into these elusive fish.

Another popular technique for targeting mangrove snapper in Port Isabel is using artificial lures such as jigs, soft plastics, or small crankbaits. Anglers can cast these lures around structure-rich areas or drift along mangrove shorelines, covering a wide area in search of feeding snapper. Varying the retrieve speed and lure presentation can mimic the movement of prey and entice strikes from mangrove snapper. This technique allows anglers to actively engage in the hunt for these prized fish while exploring the diverse habitats of the Texas coast.

In addition to bottom fishing and lure casting, anglers in Port Isabel can also target mangrove snapper using live bait trolling or drifting techniques. Slowly trolling or drifting with live baitfish such as pilchards or pinfish allows anglers to cover a wide area and present baits in the path of feeding snapper. This method is particularly effective when targeting mangrove snapper around offshore reefs, wrecks, or oil rigs where these fish often congregate. By experimenting with different techniques and adapting to changing conditions, anglers in Port Isabel can maximize their chances of hooking into these prized game fish while enjoying the thrill of angling in the scenic coastal waters of South Texas.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

In addition to targeting mangrove snapper, anglers in Port Isabel, Texas, have a diverse range of fishing opportunities available to them. One popular species to catch in the area is the redfish, also known as red drum. These powerful and hard-fighting fish inhabit the shallow waters of the Laguna Madre and nearby bays, offering anglers exciting opportunities for sight fishing, bait fishing, or lure casting. Redfish season in Port Isabel typically peaks during the warmer months, providing anglers with ample chances to hook into these prized game fish while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Texas coast.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout. These beautiful fish are abundant in the local estuaries, flats, and channels, particularly during the spring and summer months. Anglers can target speckled trout using a variety of techniques such as live bait fishing, artificial lure casting, or wade fishing along grassy flats. Speckled trout provide thrilling strikes and impressive runs, making for memorable fishing experiences in Port Isabel's picturesque 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 flounder and black drum to sheepshead and snook, 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 in Port Isabel can expect exciting action and the chance to hook into a variety of prized catches in its bountiful waters.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Rueben did a great job!!! He put us on fish. You should try him out.

    Brian P. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome guide!

    Jennifer M. with Michael B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast and Captain Mike was great with the kids!

    Jayton C. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mike was great, he called us by name and made it a very personal experience! My 9 year old son really got a kick out of Mike! He put us on the fish and we had a great supper because of it! 100% recommend! Thanks Mike

    Kaleb C. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was great and Arturo did a great job getting us out on fish! Our trip was cut short due to a storm but that was out of our captains hands! Highly recommend Arturo's services! Can't wait to go back!

    Francisco A. with Arturo C. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I’m 12 and he was very nice and helpful.got to try different types of fishing and I would highly recommend him!

    Vincent G. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide! We had a wonderful time, nearly limited out. Arturo moved us to a few different spots, ended up on the edge of a channel on a pretty hot spot. Caught a lot of near keepers and a few extra species as well. Great trip, a lot of fun and will definitely use Arturo again!

    Eric A. with Arturo C. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Alana was most helpful. She took good care of us and put us on a lot of good spots! Unfortunately, there was not much fishy participation. She handled the boat like a pro!

    David P. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain did a great job at working the fish. Great time and great conversation

    William R. with Arturo C. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and hard-working. He knows the spots and is great with kids.

    Gabriel G. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I can't recommend Capt. Alana enough! Great clean boat. Room enough for 6, perfect for 4 or 2. Her gear is new and well maintained. She took us to the Port of Brownsville. Lots of structure to fish including the decommissioned aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. We caught lots of fish including mangrove snapper, sheepshead, black drum and others. Capt. Alana is from a commercial and sport fishing family and knows where to find fish. I HIGHLY recommend her. I will be booking her again next time I'm in SPI.

    Jason H. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Arturo’s courtesy, knowledge and equipment are all spot on. Highly recommend him for any skill level angler.

    Don J. with Arturo C. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great fun. Captain Walter was great! Fish weren't biting too much, but we did catch some.

    Shawn A. with Walter B. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip; one of the best days out on the water for us. Really experienced Captain, knows some really good spots. Wonderfull with my two boys, he made sure they had the best time! Got us on the fish quickly and then took us dolphin watching for a nice break that the Kids really enjoyed. Will definitley book with him again.

    Marcelo G. with Arturo C. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a Great time fishing with Capt. Walter! You could tell he, Really, enjoys helping fisherman enjoy a good day fishing! My son is 12 and Capt. Walter helped him and my son caught the most fish between the 3 of us in our group.

    Charles F. with Walter B. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Reuben was a very nice guy, but his view of guiding clients needs to change, l guess he fishes only go reds and specks. We only fished shipping channels with croakers on bottom. We caught a few specks, no redfish and spent most of the time cleaning seaweed off line. I mentioned to him I wanted to catch reds and mangrove snapper in the beginning. The only bait we had was croaker and I have been fishing the island many years and several other guides and we always caught a lot of the snapper, specks and redfish. He may be a good fisherman but having clients catch a lot of fish is the most important thing or at least trying, we did not, used only one type of bait, one location just different parts of it spaced out a little. I would have rather traveled 10 more miles and caught no more fish than staying in the same place catching gafftops and few specs mixed in, boring morning and in his defense we would have had a few more keepers maybe 4 or 5 if they had not raised length limit from 15 to 17”. We wound up the day with 3 keeper trout out of group of 4 on boat. Should have paid more attention to other review. Sorry will not.be using this service again

    Bryan B. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

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