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trip description for South Padre Sunset Fishing in Port Isabel

On this laid-back trip with Captain Gary, you'll be able to mix it up and enjoy a combination of fishing, dolphin watching, and touring the Port of Brownsville—all while taking in the beautiful sunset over the Texas Coast! This trip is great for kids and late risers who want to get out on the water in the evening and have a great time! Captain Gary knows everything there is to know about Port Isabel and the surrounding area, so you'll learn a thing or two while you relax on board. In addition, Captain Gary is an expert angler who knows how to stack fish like few others! Catch your limit of Redfish, Trout, Flounder and more on this 3-hour excursion, and come home with a week of delicious dinners. Read More

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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

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trip description for Catch-and-Release on Artificials in Port Isabel

Looking for an enjoyable laid back adventure whacking reds, trout, snook and more? There's no better choice than Captain Russell down in South Padre Island! Whether you're looking to dial it in and catch a monster on artificials or just kick back and catch some fish for the love of the sport, these trips are a blast for both beginners and experienced anglers, and are a great way to enjoy the South Texas coast and all the great fishing it offers. On this trip, you'll use light tackle gear and artificial lures exclusively. This trip is offered at a discounted rate since Captain Russell doesn't need to buy live bait. If you're looking to fish with live bait check out his other listings below for more options! to chase These classic sportfish like Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook are all fun fighters and are a blast to hook into with top waters, jig heads, or swim baits alike! You'll step off the dock and onto Captain Russell's 24' Carolina Skiff. She's an ideal boat for motoring around the bay, and has a shallow draft to get you into the inshore waters and flats. Captain Russell will supply everything you need for an awesome trip, including rods, reels, and tackle! All you need to bring along are any food or drinks you'd like to enjoy on board, your sunscreen, and your Texas Fishing License. Captain Russel will take care of the rest to ensure you have an epic day out on the water! Read More

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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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trip description for Full or Half Day Inshore in South Padre Island

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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trip description for SPI Classic in South Padre Island

Climb aboard with Captain Aaron and experience the thrill of some seriously top-notch shallow water fishing! Aside from the ship channels, the water is no more than 6’ deep, making it a great fishery for families and novice anglers who would like to avoid choppy waters. Captain Aaron will guide you to some inshore honey holes and flats that will allow you to try your hand at either bait fishing or sightfishing! The species you can expect to target using this technique are Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder. For these trips, Captain Aaron uses his 20' Shallow Sport, which has a crasy shallow draft and sneak into the skinniest of water! Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License as well as food and drinks of your choice. Other than that, Captain Aaron will provide the rest. He will provide all lures, rods, reels, and tackle. Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Aaron! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel snook fishing charter

What are the best snook fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 snook 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 Drifting Laguna Madre for Pigs guided by Joaquin.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.74 out of 5 based on 2707 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 Snook charter include South Padre Island and Bayview.

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

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

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

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

How much do Port Isabel snook fishing charters cost?

for snook in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for snook in Port Isabel is $622. The average price for a full day trip for snook in Port Isabel is $871.

What month is best for snook fishing in Port Isabel?

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

Snook are a highly sought-after species among anglers in Port Isabel, Texas, known for their elusive nature and impressive fighting ability. These sleek and silvery fish inhabit the shallow flats, mangrove shorelines, and deeper channels of the Laguna Madre and surrounding waters. Snook are opportunistic predators, feeding on a variety of prey including baitfish, shrimp, and crustaceans. Anglers visiting Port Isabel can target snook using a variety of techniques, making them a prized catch for both experienced and novice fishermen alike.

One effective method for targeting snook in Port Isabel is sight casting in shallow flats and along mangrove shorelines. Anglers use polarized sunglasses to spot cruising snook and present lures or live bait in their path. Common lures for sight casting include soft plastic swimbaits, topwater plugs, and bucktail jigs. This method requires stealth and precision casting to avoid spooking the fish, making it a challenging yet rewarding pursuit for anglers.

Another productive technique for snook fishing in Port Isabel is fishing around structure such as docks, bridges, and jetties. Snook often seek refuge around these structures, especially during tidal changes or when seeking shelter from predators. Anglers can target snook using live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or pinfish, as well as artificial lures like diving plugs or bucktail jigs. Fishing around structure requires patience and finesse to navigate tight spaces and prevent snagging, but the rewards can be well worth the effort when hooking into a powerful snook. Overall, targeting snook in Port Isabel offers anglers an exciting opportunity to test their skills against these elusive and formidable fish in the beautiful waters of the Laguna Madre.

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

In Port Isabel, Texas, the seasons for targeting snook can vary based on environmental factors such as water temperature, tides, and baitfish availability. Generally, snook can be found in the waters surrounding Port Isabel throughout much of the year, but their activity and behavior may change depending on the season. The prime season for catching snook typically occurs during the warmer months, from late spring through early fall. During this time, water temperatures rise, prompting snook to become more active and move into shallower waters to feed.

Spring marks the beginning of the snook season in Port Isabel, with fish becoming more abundant as temperatures warm up and baitfish populations increase. As summer progresses, snook fishing reaches its peak, with anglers experiencing excellent action in the shallow flats, mangrove shorelines, and around structure such as docks and bridges. During this time, snook are more aggressive and readily strike a variety of lures and live baits, providing anglers with thrilling battles.

In the fall, as water temperatures begin to cool, snook fishing in Port Isabel can still be productive, although fish may start to migrate to warmer waters as winter approaches. However, with the right strategies and techniques, anglers can continue to catch snook throughout the fall season. Understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of snook is essential for maximizing success and enjoying a rewarding fishing experience in the waters of Port Isabel.

What techniques are popular for catching snook in Port Isabel?

Snook fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, requires a combination of skill, patience, and the right techniques to successfully hook into these elusive and powerful fish. One effective technique for targeting snook is sight casting in shallow flats and along mangrove shorelines. Anglers use polarized sunglasses to spot cruising snook and present lures or live bait in their path. Common lures for sight casting include soft plastic swimbaits, topwater plugs, and bucktail jigs. This method requires precise casting and stealthy movements to avoid spooking the fish, making it a challenging yet rewarding pursuit for anglers.

Another productive technique for snook fishing in Port Isabel is fishing around structure such as docks, bridges, and jetties. Snook often seek refuge around these structures, especially during tidal changes or when seeking shelter from predators. Anglers can target snook using live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or pinfish, as well as artificial lures like diving plugs or bucktail jigs. Fishing around structure requires careful presentation and finesse to navigate tight spaces and prevent snagging, but the rewards can be well worth the effort when hooking into a powerful snook.

Additionally, anglers can target snook during nighttime hours when these nocturnal predators are most active. Night fishing for snook in Port Isabel often involves targeting illuminated areas around docks, bridges, or underwater lights where baitfish congregate. Anglers can use live bait or artificial lures to entice strikes from snook lurking in the shadows. Night fishing requires patience and heightened senses to detect subtle strikes in the darkness, but it can be a rewarding experience for anglers seeking to catch snook in Port Isabel's waters.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

In Port Isabel, Texas, anglers have the opportunity to target a variety of fish species aside from snook, providing diverse and rewarding fishing experiences. One popular catch is the redfish, also known as red drum, which inhabit the shallow flats, marshes, and channels surrounding Port Isabel. Redfish are prized for their powerful runs and hard-fighting nature, making them a favorite target among anglers. Using live or cut bait, as well as artificial lures such as spoons and soft plastics, anglers can successfully target redfish year-round, with peak seasons often occurring during the warmer months.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the speckled trout, prized for its delicious flavor and willingness to take a variety of baits and lures. Speckled trout can be found in the shallow bays, flats, and grassy areas surrounding Port Isabel, providing anglers with ample opportunities for successful fishing trips. Techniques such as live bait fishing, artificial lure casting, and fly fishing can all be effective for targeting speckled trout, with peak seasons typically occurring during the cooler months of the year.

In addition to redfish and speckled trout, Port Isabel offers opportunities to catch a variety of other inshore and nearshore species, including flounder, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper. Anglers can target these species using a range of techniques and fishing locations, from fishing along the shallow flats and grassy shorelines to targeting structure such as jetties, docks, and bridge pilings. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers visiting Port Isabel can anticipate exciting encounters with a diverse array of fish species, adding to the allure of this popular fishing destination in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent time with Captain Mike, a professional from start to finish, great with kids and inexperienced anglers.

    Carson R. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was an awesome captain had a blast he was very knowledgeable and helpful definitely come back and go with him again 😂😂😂🎣🎣🎣

    Scott D. with Mike K. 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

  • ★★★★★
    My nephew and I went out with Captain Mike on Jan 27th, 2024. Captain Mike was very approachable and personable with his introduction. He set up some rigs before we left the pier which only took a few minutes. His boat is a very comfortable and nicely setup. When we arrived at the fishing location Captain Mike was very informative on what to do and how to do it. He is very patient and informative. We set up a 5-hour trip but had our limits of Red Drum and Speckled Trout in only 3 hours of fishing time. He knew exactly where to go and what to do. When we arrived back at the pier there was a very kind gentleman waiting to clean our fish for us. He will clean them any you want them. I give Captain Mike a solid 5-star review and I will return to fish with him again in the future. THANK YOU, CAPTAIN MIKE, for a fantastic time.

    David D. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    During our trip, Captain Mike consistently put us on fish in multiple situations despite what I would consider fairly difficult weather conditions. He did a great job with my 12-year old son, who happily landed his first ever slot red, along with several other nice trout and redfish. We would definitely love to fish with Captain Mike again!

    Jason C. with Mike K. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Have been on a lot of fishing trips before this one but this one takes the cake! Best service, highly recommended! Great Captain, great experience. Trip of a lifetime!

    Marc S. with Alfonso S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip. Great guide.

    Tim W. with Alfonso 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

  • ★★★★★
    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 great day on the water! Aaron took great care of our whole group. Even took pictures and sent them to members of our group.

    Thomas W. with Aaron W. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Very attentive and made sure everyone was ready for fish at all times. Took care of everyone well.

    Jesse W. with Aaron W. 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

  • ★★★★★
    It was great had excellent guide friendly funny professional caught fish had fun

    Mark M. with Aaron W. 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

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