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Laguna Madre Hookfest

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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
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Triple Delight - 3 Person Bay 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 Bay Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 People From $525
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Bay Fishing in South Padre Island

A bay fishing trip in the Lower Laguna Madre, launching from either Port Mansfield or South Padre Island, promises an exhilarating and rewarding experience for any angler. Aboard a sleek 24' Shallow Sport Classic powered by a robust 250 Yamaha outboard engine, the adventure begins as you head out into the pristine waters of this renowned fishing haven. As you depart from the dock, the anticipation builds. The Shallow Sport Classic, designed for superior performance in shallow waters, effortlessly glides over the clear, turquoise flats of the Laguna Madre. The boat's shallow draft allows you to access the prime fishing spots that larger vessels can't reach, ensuring an optimal experience in the quest for redfish, trout, flounder, and black drum. The guide, experienced and knowledgeable about the local waters, navigates to the first fishing spot. Here, the calm, shallow waters are ideal for sight fishing. The guide points out a school of redfish, their coppery bodies glinting just below the surface. You cast your line with precision, and almost immediately, you feel the tug of a redfish on your hook. The fight is intense, but with skill and patience, you reel in a beautiful redfish, its vibrant colors shimmering in the sunlight. Next, the boat heads to slightly deeper waters where speckled trout are known to be abundant. Using live bait or artificial lures, you cast into the deeper channels and soon find yourself battling a large trout. The thrill of the catch and the beauty of these speckled fish make for an unforgettable experience. As the day progresses, the focus shifts to flounder and black drum. The boat drifts quietly over sandy bottoms and grassy flats, perfect habitats for these species. Flounder, with their unique, flat bodies, offer a different kind of challenge, often requiring a slower, more deliberate approach. When you finally hook one, the reward is a delicious, flaky fish that's a favorite among local chefs. The black drum, known for their strength and size, provide yet another exciting challenge. These fish are often found near oyster beds and grassy shorelines. Their distinctive black and white stripes and the drumming sound they make when caught add to the unique experience of fishing in the Laguna Madre. Reeling in a large black drum is a true test of your angling skills, providing a satisfying sense of accomplishment. Throughout the trip, the stunning backdrop of the Lower Laguna Madre enhances the experience. The wide-open skies, the distant outline of the barrier islands, and the occasional sighting of dolphins playing in the waves create a picturesque setting. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, the guide offers tips and techniques to improve your chances of landing the big one, ensuring a memorable and productive day on the water. As the sun begins to set, casting a golden glow over the bay, the boat heads back to the dock. The day's catch is a testament to the rich biodiversity and excellent fishing opportunities that the Lower Laguna Madre offers. Whether you choose to take your catch home for a fresh seafood dinner or practice catch and release, the memories of this incredible fishing adventure will stay with you long after you leave the water. Read More

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Bay Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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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
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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 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. Live bait is included for this trip with the exception of croaker when they are available. 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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SPI Classic

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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

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Laguna Madre Hookfest

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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
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI Classic Charter Trip in South Padre Island

Join Captain Raine for an exciting inshore fishing adventure on the productive waters of South Padre Island, Texas. With a wide variety of saltwater species available, Captain Raine has the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your fishing goals. Whether you want to catch limits for dinner or target trophy Redfish and Snook, he can cater the outing to your needs. Captain Raine offers various fishing techniques, from light tackle with artificial lures and live bait to drift fishing and bottom fishing. He will provide expert recommendations based on weather and tides to ensure the best results for your trip. Your vessel for the day will be a 21' Shallow Walker bay boat equipped with a 200 HP Suzuki that can accommodate up to 4 people. Captain Raine will supply all the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, and water, to make sure you have a successful day on the water! All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and beverages, as well as your Texas fishing license. Let Captain Raine take care of the rest for your South Texas fishing adventure! Read More

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SPI Classic Charter Trip

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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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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SPI Drift Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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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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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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel spanish mackerel fishing charter

What are the best spanish mackerel fishing charters in Port Isabel?

The best spanish mackerel fishing charters in Port Isabel are:

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 spanish mackerel trips in Port Isabel, and the most popular trips in the area are Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker guided by Juan, Lower Laguna Madre Adventure guided by Alana, and Family Friendly Fishing Adventures guided by Cliff.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.89 out of 5 based on 3213 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 spanish mackerel guides / fishing lessons in Port Isabel? Check out our beginner and family friendly spanish mackerel guides in Port Isabel.

What types of spanish mackerel fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

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

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

How much do Port Isabel spanish mackerel fishing charters cost?

for spanish mackerel in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $575 to $1,195, but the average price for a half day trip for spanish mackerel in Port Isabel is $745. The average price for a full day trip for spanish mackerel in Port Isabel is $990.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for spanish mackerel fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for spanish mackerel fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 5 days in advance.

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

Spanish mackerel are a prized and popular game fish found in the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas. These sleek and fast-swimming predators are known for their voracious feeding habits and high-speed runs, making them a favorite target among anglers seeking fast-paced action. Spanish mackerel can be found in nearshore and offshore waters, particularly around structure such as jetties, piers, reefs, and oil rigs, where they feed on small baitfish and squid. Port Isabel offers excellent opportunities for anglers to target Spanish mackerel year-round, with peak seasons often occurring during the warmer months when these fish are most active.

One effective technique for targeting Spanish mackerel in Port Isabel is trolling with small, brightly colored spoons or diving plugs. Anglers can cover vast expanses of water by trolling at varying speeds and depths, mimicking the movements of injured baitfish and attracting the attention of cruising mackerel. Spanish mackerel are opportunistic feeders and will often strike aggressively at fast-moving lures, providing anglers with exhilarating battles once hooked. Trolling near offshore structures such as reefs and oil rigs can increase the chances of encountering Spanish mackerel, as these fish are attracted to areas with abundant baitfish and other prey.

Another productive method for targeting Spanish mackerel in Port Isabel is casting and retrieving with small metal jigs or lures. Anglers can cast towards areas where mackerel are actively feeding, such as baitfish schools or areas of surface activity, and retrieve the lures at varying speeds to entice strikes. Spanish mackerel are known for their aggressive strikes and high-speed runs, making them a challenging and exciting target for anglers. With their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies and sharp teeth, Spanish mackerel provide anglers with thrilling fishing experiences 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 spanish mackerel fishing in Port Isabel?

In Port Isabel, Texas, Spanish mackerel are prevalent in the waters year-round, but their abundance and activity levels can vary depending on the season. Generally, Spanish mackerel can be found in the coastal waters, bays, and estuaries surrounding Port Isabel during the warmer months, particularly from late spring through early fall. As water temperatures rise during this time, Spanish mackerel become more active and move closer to the shore in search of baitfish.

Spring marks the beginning of the Spanish mackerel season in Port Isabel, with these fast-swimming predators becoming more abundant as temperatures warm up and baitfish populations increase. During this time, anglers can target Spanish mackerel using a variety of techniques such as trolling with lures or spoons, as well as casting with small jigs or silver-colored lures from piers or shorelines. Spanish mackerel are known for their speed and aggressive strikes, providing anglers with thrilling battles and memorable catches.

As summer progresses, Spanish mackerel fishing in Port Isabel reaches its peak, with anglers experiencing excellent action both nearshore and offshore. Spanish mackerel can be found in large schools chasing baitfish, particularly around jetties, passes, and nearshore reefs. Anglers targeting Spanish mackerel during this time can enjoy fast-paced fishing action and the thrill of hooking into these powerful and fast-swimming fish. Overall, understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of Spanish mackerel is essential for maximizing success and enjoying a rewarding fishing experience in the waters of Port Isabel.

What techniques are popular for catching spanish mackerel in Port Isabel?

Spanish mackerel fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, offers anglers an exciting and dynamic experience with various effective techniques to target these fast-swimming predators. One popular method is trolling with small, brightly colored spoons or diving plugs. Anglers can cover vast expanses of water by trolling at varying speeds and depths, mimicking the movements of injured baitfish and attracting the attention of cruising mackerel. Spanish mackerel are opportunistic feeders and will often strike aggressively at fast-moving lures, providing anglers with exhilarating battles once hooked. Trolling near offshore structures such as reefs and oil rigs can increase the chances of encountering Spanish mackerel, as these fish are attracted to areas with abundant baitfish and other prey.

Another productive technique for targeting Spanish mackerel in Port Isabel is casting and retrieving with small metal jigs or lures. Anglers can cast towards areas where mackerel are actively feeding, such as baitfish schools or areas of surface activity, and retrieve the lures at varying speeds to entice strikes. Spanish mackerel are known for their aggressive strikes and high-speed runs, making them a challenging and exciting target for anglers. With their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies and sharp teeth, Spanish mackerel provide anglers with thrilling fishing experiences in the coastal waters of Port Isabel, adding excitement to their angling adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chumming is also an effective method for Spanish mackerel fishing in Port Isabel. Anglers can attract mackerel to their boats by deploying a steady stream of chopped baitfish or chum pellets into the water, creating a feeding frenzy that entices Spanish mackerel to strike nearby lures or baits. This method can be particularly effective when fishing near structure such as jetties, piers, and reefs, where mackerel are known to congregate. With their aggressive feeding behavior and lightning-fast strikes, Spanish mackerel provide anglers with thrilling fishing opportunities in the waters surrounding Port Isabel, adding excitement to their coastal angling adventures.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Apart from Spanish mackerel, Port Isabel offers anglers a diverse range 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

  • ★★★★★
    Ladies loved the trip and caught big fish. One trout was 24" and was released due to conservation rules. One of our reds needed a tag to keep. Highly recommend Alana as a fun and knowledgeable fishing guide in SPI.

    Rick J. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Alana was a joy to fish with. She’s knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend.

    Kory U. with Alana S. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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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