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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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trip description for Laguna Madre Drift in South Padre Island

Enjoy a day with Captain Ron as you adventure through Lower Laguna Madre! Your day out with Captain Ron will see you drifting the shallow waters that can be up to 3’ deep. You will be fishing with both artificial and live bait, as well as trying anchored up fishing. Captain Ron will help you target Redfish, Flounder, Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead throughout your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure. For these trips, Captain Ron uses a 24’ Shallow Sport bay which can accommodate 4 anglers. Captain Ron will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License and some good company! Come on down and make some memories with Captain Ron! 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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Hit the water with Captain Jay and experience an amazing day of inshore fishing! Captain Jay will help you target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many more species of fish on your 4-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure through Rockport’s various bays and flats. He encourages his anglers to use various fishing techniques to catch the attention of those big fish. These techniques include, but are not limited to, trolling, jigging, and even popping. Captain Jay will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water, except a fishing license, which you’ll need to bring with you. Bring snacks as well. Captain Jay is passionate about introducing young people to outdoor life at every opportunity. Bring your kids aboard and, who knows, maybe one day they’ll repay the favor and bring you back to Captain Jay! Read More

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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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trip description for Laguna Madre Sight Casting in Bayview

Bayview, Texas is a small fishing town located right on the Laguna Madre, a shallow bay know for exceptional fishing! Captain Randy is a local fishing guide with years of experience here, and he will put you on some awesome fish and help you fill our cooler on this spot-and-stalk sight casting trip. On a fishing charter with Captain Randy, you will have the chance to catch a variety of popular game fish in Laguna. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead are all common catches in these waters. Captain Randy will provide you with top-quality rods and reels for the day, so you can focus on reeling in your catch. In addition to the fishing equipment, Captain Randy will also provide all necessary bait and tackle. He will take you to the best fishing spots in the area and provide expert instruction on how to catch the various fish species in Bayview! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel sheepshead fishing charter

What are the best sheepshead fishing charters in Port Isabel?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 sheepshead 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 Family Friendly Fishing Charters and Excursions guided by Cliff.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.88 out of 5 based on 2887 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.

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

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

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

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

How much do Port Isabel sheepshead fishing charters cost?

for sheepshead in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for sheepshead in Port Isabel is $633. The average price for a full day trip for sheepshead in Port Isabel is $866.

What month is best for sheepshead fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for sheepshead 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 sheepshead and what are the bag limits for sheepshead 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 sheepshead fishing in Port Isabel all about?

Sheepshead are a common and prized catch in the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas, offering anglers a rewarding and challenging fishing experience. These distinctive fish, known for their prominent teeth and black vertical stripes, inhabit a variety of habitats including jetties, docks, pilings, and rocky structures. Sheepshead are notorious for their cautious feeding behavior and can be a challenging target for anglers, requiring patience and finesse to successfully hook. Port Isabel provides ample opportunities for anglers to target sheepshead year-round, with peak seasons often occurring during the cooler months when these fish are more active.

One effective technique for targeting sheepshead in Port Isabel is bottom fishing with live or cut bait near structure such as jetties, docks, and bridge pilings. Sheepshead are opportunistic feeders and are known to congregate around these areas in search of crustaceans, barnacles, and small fish. Anglers can use small hooks and lightweight tackle to present baits such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas directly to sheepshead feeding along the bottom. Sheepshead have a distinctive nibbling bite, and anglers must be vigilant and patient when waiting for the tell-tale tug on the line indicating a bite.

Another productive method for targeting sheepshead in Port Isabel is using artificial lures such as small jigs, soft plastics, or flies. Anglers can cast these lures near structure or along rocky shorelines where sheepshead are known to feed. By mimicking the movements of natural prey, anglers can entice sheepshead to strike, providing an exciting and challenging fishing experience. With their sharp teeth and cautious feeding behavior, sheepshead offer anglers a thrilling challenge in the coastal waters of Port Isabel, adding excitement to their angling adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.

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

In Port Isabel, Texas, sheepshead can be found in the waters year-round, but their abundance and activity levels can vary depending on the season. Generally, sheepshead fishing is most productive during the cooler months, particularly from late fall through early spring. As water temperatures drop during this time, sheepshead become more active and move into shallower waters to feed, making them easier to target for anglers.

Spring marks the beginning of the sheepshead season in Port Isabel, with these hard-fighting fish becoming more abundant as temperatures warm up and baitfish populations increase. During this time, anglers can target sheepshead using a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures, as well as casting around structure such as docks, jetties, or bridges where sheepshead are known to congregate. Sheepshead are known for their strong, crushing teeth, making them a challenging yet rewarding catch for anglers.

As summer progresses, sheepshead fishing in Port Isabel can still be productive, although fish may move into deeper waters or seek shelter from the heat. However, with the right strategies and techniques, anglers can continue to catch sheepshead throughout the summer season. Understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of sheepshead is essential for maximizing success and enjoying a rewarding fishing experience in the waters of Port Isabel.

What techniques are popular for catching sheepshead in Port Isabel?

Sheepshead fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, requires specialized techniques to target these cautious and hard-to-catch fish effectively. One popular method is bottom fishing with live or cut bait near structure such as jetties, docks, and bridge pilings. Sheepshead are opportunistic feeders and are known to congregate around these areas in search of crustaceans, barnacles, and small fish. Anglers can use small hooks and lightweight tackle to present baits such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas directly to sheepshead feeding along the bottom. Sheepshead have a distinctive nibbling bite, and anglers must be vigilant and patient when waiting for the tell-tale tug on the line indicating a bite.

Another productive technique for targeting sheepshead in Port Isabel is using artificial lures such as small jigs, soft plastics, or flies. Anglers can cast these lures near structure or along rocky shorelines where sheepshead are known to feed. By mimicking the movements of natural prey, anglers can entice sheepshead to strike, providing an exciting and challenging fishing experience. Using artificial lures requires finesse and precision casting to effectively present the lure to sheepshead while avoiding snagging on structure or debris.

Chumming can also be an effective method for sheepshead fishing in Port Isabel. Anglers can attract sheepshead to their boats by deploying a steady stream of chopped baitfish, shellfish, or chum pellets into the water near structure such as jetties, docks, and pilings. This method creates a feeding frenzy that entices sheepshead to strike nearby baits or lures. Sheepshead fishing in Port Isabel requires patience, perseverance, and a good understanding of the fish's behavior and habitat preferences. With the right techniques and tactics, anglers can enjoy successful outings targeting these elusive and challenging fish in the coastal waters of Port Isabel.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Aside from sheepshead, Port Isabel offers anglers a diverse array of other exciting fish species to target. One popular species is the redfish, also known as red drum, which inhabit the shallow flats, marshes, and channels of the Laguna Madre and surrounding waters. Redfish are prized for their powerful runs and are known to put up a spirited fight when hooked. Anglers can target redfish using a variety of techniques such as sight casting with artificial lures or live bait, as well as drift fishing or trolling along channels and grass flats. The redfish season in Port Isabel extends throughout the year, providing ample opportunities for anglers to pursue this prized catch.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout. These elusive fish are found in the shallow bays, estuaries, and grass flats around Port Isabel, where they prey on small baitfish and crustaceans. Speckled trout are prized for their delicate flavor and are a favorite among anglers for both recreational and culinary purposes. Anglers can target speckled trout using a variety of techniques such as casting with artificial lures, live bait fishing, or drift fishing. The speckled trout season in Port Isabel is year-round, with peak fishing typically occurring in the spring and fall.

In addition to redfish and speckled trout, Port Isabel offers opportunities to target a variety of other species, including flounder, black drum, sheepshead, and snapper, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Had a good time, caught some good fish,would definitely recommend,and do it again.Captain Mike, thanks 👍👍

    Jesus P. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Very enjoyable Capt Ron looked after us in every way and was on top of where to go to catch what we were looking for. A great time and we will look for him again.

    Chuck M. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    What an outstanding time that we had with Captain Mike. This was our very first time boat fishing and we had done so at the request of my son for his 17th birthday. Captain Mike was incredibly accommodating, very easy to communicate with and more importantly knowledgeable when it comes to fishing. He was incredibly patient, taught each person in our group of four how to properly cast and really made sure that we had a good time (and also made sure we caught our limit, I have no doubt he would have stayed out there all day to make it happen.) I'm new at this but I am sure this is the type of experience you hope for with this sort of activity. Book this gut y'all. I PROMISE you that you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Captain Mike for a memorable experience!!!!!

    Joshua C. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

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

    Brian P. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Really enjoyed the day! Ron was friendly right from first contact and professional as they come! We had remnants of a cold front but Ron still got us on some fish and multiple species! Great experience! Also booking the trip was easier than I expected. Thanks again! Tightlines!

    John H. with Ron M. 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

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    So enjoyed our trip with Ron ! Excellent guide ! Had us on fish immediately ! Great personality as well enjoyed visiting with him ! Will definitely use him again and highly recommend him.

    Clay B. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was amazing. He knowledge of the SPI waters is second to none. Had a great time and will definitely be back!

    Eric P. with Ron M. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    I loved the trip. Fish did not cooperate. Thank you

    Allan J. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day time. Captain Ron was very patient with my boys, who were not very experienced. He works extremely hard to put you on fish, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

    Beau R. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Ron was great. He took us to trout and we limited. Then we caught flounder and reds. We will book him again.

    David L. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Very good guide/person. Would recommend to anyone who’s wanting to have a good time. Will be back again for sure.

    Tyler L. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron He was great gu

    Mitchel T. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Ron put us on the fish right away and we kept catching them the entire trip. We will definitely be calling on him on our next trip.

    Michael H. with Ron M. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Go with Captain Ron! Looking forward to doing again. He’s crazy, fun and knows where the fish are!

    Jacob R. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

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