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What are the best fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 24 trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are South Padre Island Deep Sea Fishing guided by Emilio, Half-day or Full Day Trip - 24' Shallow Stalker guided by Aaron, and Laguna Madre Drift guided by Ron.

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Other popular fishing spots nearby for booking a charter include Port Isabel and Laguna Vista.

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 $568. The average price for a full day in South Padre Island is $972.

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.

South Padre Island Fishing Charters

Head down south to the gorgeous white-sand beaches of South Padre Island for unparalleled inshore and offshore fishing trips. Fishing tours out of South Padre are exceptional and you will have to see it to believe it. The transparent saltwater leaves Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and even Snook nowhere to hide as you work shorelines and underwater natural and man-made structures with live bait or artificial lures. Fishing South Padre Island is a blast year-round!

Deep sea fishing SPI offers incredible opportunities to catch snapper, tuna, and more. Keep reading for more on our SPI fishing charters!

Deep Sea Fishing South Padre Island

Take the adventure offshore for red snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, and many more all just a short trip out. Deep sea fishing SPI is some of the best in Texas thanks to its proximity to the Continental Shelf. The Continental shelf runs along the coast but varies in proximity. Lucky for you, deep sea fishing South Padre is a quick run for our SPI fishing charters.

Grouper is available year-round but during the summer months, drop deep for red snapper or troll for mahi-mahi, wahoo, and tuna. Tuna fishing is incredible out of SPI with yellowfin and blackfin tuna running from June to October. Hook into one of these tuna and you are in for a real fight. Once on board, you will have delicious tuna steaks to enjoy for your next meal. With such easy access to productive deep water, South Padre Island deep sea fishing charters will help get on the fish and have the trip of a lifetime.

South Padre Island Inshore Fishing Charters

The inshore fishing opportunities in South Padre are excellent and you can enjoy chasing redfish, speckled trout, flounder, black drum and snook up and down the beautiful Laguna Madre. The best time of year for landing big speckled trout is in the spring followed by bull reds in the summer to early fall, but you can have a blast catching both fish any time of year.

Shark fishing is becoming more popular and South Padre is a great place to hook into one of these toothy predators. Bonnethead and blacktip sharks are great for any group that wants to catch sharks, but if you want a serious thrill head out a little further for bull and hammerhead sharks.

For advanced anglers looking for a challenge, Texas tarpon and snook patrol the vast and pristine Laguna Madre from Port Isabel down south, up to Port Mansfield and Arroyo City, further north to the Land Cut, and beyond. This truly is a bucket list fishery ready to host your trip of a lifetime. Keep your eyes peeled fishing SPI because sea turtles, stingrays, and osprey love stopping by on fishing trips out of South Padre Island.



How are fishing conditions in South Padre Island?

South Padre Island Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for South Padre Island.

    Offshore turning on finally
    Fishing has been good on artificial baits, trout, and flounder along the Intracoastal waterway. Redfish have started showing up in schools on the flats and are eating artificial and fresh cut bait.
    Fishing has been good on artificial baits, trout, and flounder along the Intracoastal waterway. Redfish have started showing up in schools on the flats and are eating artificial and fresh cut bait.