Top fishing trips in South Padre Island, Texas
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in South Padre Island
What are the best fishing charters in South Padre Island?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are South Padre Island Bay & Backcountry guided by Blaze, Laguna Madre Fishing Trip - 21’ Shallow Stalker guided by Kevin, and Sunset Assault guided by Gary.
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Another popular fishing spot nearby for booking a charter is Port Isabel.
What types of fishing charters are common in South Padre Island?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in South Padre Island as well as flats fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in South Padre Island are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 3. flounder, 4. black drum, and 5. snook.
The most common fishing techniques in South Padre Island are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and drift fishing but live bait fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.
How much do South Padre Island fishing charters cost?
in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from $375 to $1,800, but the average price for a half day in South Padre Island is $573. The average price for a full day in South Padre Island is $929.
When is the best time to go fishing in South Padre Island?
The most popular season for fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.
Where can I get a South Padre Island fishing license and what are the bag limits in South Padre Island?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in South Padre Island, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in South Padre Island. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in South Padre Island.
How are fishing conditions in South Padre Island?
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Places to stay in South Padre Island
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Species in South Padre Island
- Almaco Jack
- Black Drum
- Black Grouper
- Blackfin Tuna
- Blue Marlin
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel / Kingfish
- Little Tunny / False Albacore
- Mahi Mahi / Dorado
- Mangrove Snapper
- Red Snapper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout
- White Marlin
- Yellowfin Tuna