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Port Mansfield Bay (Drifting Or Wading)

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Fishing in Harlingen
Fishing in Harlingen
Fishing in Harlingen
trip description for Port Mansfield Texas Classic in Harlingen

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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Port Mansfield Texas Classic

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Fishing in Rio Hondo
Fishing in Rio Hondo
Fishing in Rio Hondo
trip description for Flounder Gigging Trip in Rio Hondo

Climb aboard with Captain Alfonso and experience the thrill of flounder gigging the shallow waters of South Padre Island and Arroyo City! Captain Alfonso’s boat is fully equipped with bow lights to take you out in the cover of darkness for an exhilarating Flounder hunt, and if you’ve never tried it before, get ready for an adventure. For these trips, Captain Alfonso likes to run a 24' Shallow Master that provides a spacious and stable deck. The vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 6 anglers. Captain Alfonso will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water, except a fishing license, which you’ll need to bring with you. Make sure to bring snacks as well. Come on down and make some memories with Captain Alfonso for some great gigging! Read More

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Flounder Gigging Trip

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Fishing in Rio Hondo
Fishing in Rio Hondo
Fishing in Rio Hondo
trip description for Laguna Madre Inshore Trip in Rio Hondo

Join Captain Andre on a fishing trip into the Laguna Madre and experience the thrill of catching a variety of inshore fish species. With his years of experience in the area, Captain Andre is well-versed in all the techniques needed to catch different species, and he's more than willing to work with you to tailor the outing to your specific goals. Whether you're after limits for dinner or looking to catch a trophy Redfish or Snook, Captain Andre will make sure you make the most of your time out on the water. He offers a wide range of fishing techniques, from throwing artificial lures and live bait on light tackle to drift fishing the bays and bottom fishing. He'll provide expert recommendations based on the weather and tides to help you make the right choice. Captain Andre provides all the necessary fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackle, as well as water and his extensive knowledge of the area. You only need to bring your favorite snacks and beverages and a valid Texas fishing license, and he'll take care of the rest for your South Texas fishing adventure. Read More

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Fishing in Arroyo City
Fishing in Arroyo City
Fishing in Arroyo City
trip description for Arroyo City Action! in Arroyo City

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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Fishing in Bayview
Fishing in Bayview
Fishing in Bayview
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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Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
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trip description for Laguna Madre Inshore Adventure in Port Mansfield

Embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure with Captain Burt where you’ll be targeting the Texas "Big Three": Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Captain Burt has fished the waters of Port Mansfield for over three decades and loves showing people of all skill levels how to fish the local waters. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, you’ll be in good hands! You’ll be fishing aboard his 24' Dargel Skout center console, which can accommodate 5 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Burt will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, water, and ice for your upcoming trip. Captain Burt will also clean and fillet your catch back at the marina, so make sure you bring a large cooler to get your fish home. Captain Burt likes to launch out of Port Mansfield, but will also launch out of Arroyo City and South Padre Island. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Port Mansfield

What are the best fishing charters in Port Mansfield?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 trips in Port Mansfield, and the most popular trips in the area are Port Mansfield Bay (Drifting or Wading) guided by Jake, Laguna Madre Inshore Adventure guided by Burt, and Flounder Gigging guided by Leevi.

Our guides in Port Mansfield are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3197 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 charters / fishing lessons in Port Mansfield? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Port Mansfield.

What types of fishing charters are common in Port Mansfield?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Port Mansfield as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Port Mansfield are: 1. flounder, 2. redfish, 3. speckled trout, and 4. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Mansfield are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but gigging and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Port Mansfield fishing charters cost?

in Port Mansfield prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $963, but the average price for a half day trip in Port Mansfield is $681. The average price for a full day trip in Port Mansfield is $759.

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 fishing in Port Mansfield?

The most popular season for fishing in Port Mansfield is summer, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Mansfield fishing license and what are the bag limits in Port Mansfield?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Port Mansfield, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Port Mansfield. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Port Mansfield.

Port Mansfield Fishing Overview

Port Mansfield is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene and natural environment. This small town offers access to the crystal clear waters of Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico, making it one of the most prolific fishing towns in the region. Inshore fishing yields species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, while offshore fishing offers the opportunity to catch big game such as Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and Mahi Mahi.

For families on vacation, half-day trips are recommended to explore the area without causing restlessness in children. For more serious anglers or those seeking offshore beasts, full-day trips are available. Specialized trips like Flounder gigging are also offered.

To comply with Texas state laws, all individuals aged 17 or over must possess a Texas fishing license, regardless of whether they are fishing on their own or on a fishing charter. Charters are readily available at the docks in Port Mansfield, as well as in nearby Arroyo City and Port Isabel.

Port Mansfield Inshore Fishing

The Lower Laguna Madre and the shallow grasses of the Intracoastal are a hotbed for inshore action that will provide tons of opportunities for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and black drum. The current state record speckled trout was caught in the nearby Baffin Bay which is proof that giant fish frequent the area.

Starting in the Spring, the speckled trout bite is in full swing with flounder coming on strong in the warmer summer water. Heading into Fall, redfish get red hot while migrating for their annual spawn, and as the water cools off in the winter, sheepshead group up around structures and start biting. Whether you want to wade or drift, you'll see plenty of action in the pristine waters surrounding Port Mansfield.

Port Mansfield Offshore Fishing

Port Mansfield is one of the closest cities in Texas to deep water, meaning the distance and time, and time you need to spend getting to quality offshore action is much shorter than it might be further to the north. This means that if you want to take an overnight trip to the floaters you'll have hours more fishing time and much less running time. Head out and troll to target species including wahoo, cobia, kingfish, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, marlin, and sailfish. If you would rather drop bait deep you can catch various grouper and snapper species near structures on the ocean floor.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Port Mansfield

The most common types of fishing charters in Port Mansfield, Texas are bay fishing, offshore fishing, and wade fishing. Bay fishing is perfect for beginners and families, as it involves fishing in the calm waters of the bay for species such as redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing is for the more experienced angler, as it involves venturing out into the Gulf of Mexico for larger species such as tuna, marlin, and sailfish. Wade fishing is a unique experience where you fish while standing in the shallow waters of the bay.

The most common fish to catch in Port Mansfield depends on the type of fishing. For bay fishing, redfish, trout, and flounder are the most common. For offshore fishing, tuna, marlin, and sailfish are the most sought after. For wade fishing, redfish and trout are the most common.

When booking a Port Mansfield fishing charter, be sure to check out landmarks such as the Mansfield Cut and the East Cut. These areas are known for their abundance of fish and are popular spots for fishing charters to visit.

The Best Places To Fish In Port Mansfield

Port Mansfield, Texas is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Port Mansfield, whether you're going on a fishing charter or just casting from the shore:

1. East Cut - This narrow channel is a popular spot for catching redfish and trout, especially during the fall and winter months.

2. Laguna Madre - This expansive lagoon is home to a variety of fish species, including flounder, snook, and tarpon. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the deeper waters.

3. Port Mansfield Jetties - These rock formations provide a natural habitat for fish and are a great place to catch red snapper, grouper, and other species.

4. South Bay - This shallow bay is a prime spot for wade fishing, with plenty of redfish and trout to be caught.

5. Land Cut - This man-made channel connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Laguna Madre and is a popular spot for catching speckled trout and redfish.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Port Mansfield has something to offer. Book a fishing charter or explore the local waters on your own to experience the thrill of catching some of the Gulf Coast's most sought-after fish.

Other Things To Do In Port Mansfield

While Port Mansfield fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Texas city. Take a scenic drive down the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, where you can spot a variety of wildlife and enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. For a bit of history, visit the Port Mansfield Historical Museum or take a tour of the historic Port Mansfield Lighthouse. If you're looking for outdoor adventure, head to the Padre Island National Seashore for hiking, birdwatching, and beachcombing. And for a taste of local flavor, be sure to stop by one of the city's many seafood restaurants for a delicious meal.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain. Worked hard to give us a good experience flounder gigging. Definitely knows his stuff. Will be booking again.

    Steven A. with Alfonso S. of Rio Hondo, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    When the standard fishing charter seems dull, go gig for flounder instead! To say my kids and I had a blast would be an understatement! Captain Alfonso was a great guide and a heck of a DJ! It didn't take long for him to teach the kids and I want to look for and how to gig flounder successfully. He was very patient and took us to multiple spots to find fish. In fact we stayed out much later than the reserved time, which was awesome! We ended up with six fish that were absolutely delicious! After spending a week at South Padre Island, my kids and I agree that the most memorable thing we did was go flounder gigging. We would not hesitate to do it again, especially with Captain Alfonso! Thanks, Captain! See you next time! We appreciate the great memories!

    Bob W. with Alfonso S. of Rio Hondo, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing trip was great! Captain Burt was fantastic and definitely made it a memorable trip for us!

    Pytel J. with Burt G. of Port Mansfield, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bert did an excellent job and I plan on seeing him again this summer

    Robert H. with Burt G. of Port Mansfield, Texas

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