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Full Day In South Padre

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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Private Snook Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $575
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Rod-Bending Action in SPI in South Padre Island

If you've been looking to do some classic Texas fishing and beat the summer heat in Port Isabel, Texas, look no further than this trip with Captain Michael! He's a pro when it comes to fishing the Laguna Madre, and he knows how to put you on the big ones! Whether you're an experienced angler, a greenhorn looking to learn more, or a vacationer looking to spice up your summer travels, you'll have a blast out there. When you're fishing with Captain Michael aboard his 20' Shallow Stalker skiff, you'll be aiming for the "Texas Triple" or the "Texas Slam"—both names for when you catch a Flounder, a Redfish, and a Speckled Trout in one day! You can also expect to hook Black Drum and Sheepshead, both of which share habitat with Redfish. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big surface bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Michael's shallow-draft skiff is ideal for fishing in these clear waters. She's powered by a brand-new 150-HP Suzuki, so you'll have no problem getting out to where the fish are. Michael provides everything you need for a great trip, so just bring some sunscreen, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and your Texas saltwater fishing license and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Rod-Bending Action In SPI

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $475
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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 Private Bay Fishing 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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 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 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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

SPI Drift Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Fun Family Fishing At SPI

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Full Day Grind and Wind in South Padre Island

This is a full day (7hr) private bay fishing trip for two people targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout on the pristine waters of the Lower Laguna Madre. This trip is geared up for anglers that are more experienced or intermediate level fishermen and will keep at it throughout the day. This is an avid fisherman’s trip entailing a lot of lure fishing out along the grass flats and probably will end up a far distance from the dock(South Padre). Mostly artificial and/or fresh cut bait will be used on this day trip. This will be an adventure that will get you hooked on fishing South Padre Island and the Lower Laguna Madre. Read More

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Full Day Grind And Wind

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $750
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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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

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 Primetime Fishing Family-friendly in South Padre Island

We will target red fish, Speckled Trout, black drum, Mangrove Snappers, flounder, sand trout sheephead and whiting. Not all at once but when the possible. Leave the dock at 7:15am and fish till 12:15pm 5 hour trip. Fish on my Shallow Sport 21' bay boat with a 200hp Yamaha. Fish different spots along the bay either anchored or drift fishing. Using fresh dead bait, live bait and live shrimp. While traveling to different fishing spots you will see beautiful scenery and occasionally dolphins 🐬 Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Primetime Fishing Family-friendly

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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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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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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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
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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

South Texas Duck Hunts

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1 - 4 People From $1,100

Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island black grouper fishing charter

What are the best black grouper fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 black grouper trip in South Padre Island: Full Day in South Padre guided by JW.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a Black Grouper charter is Port Isabel.

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What types of black grouper fishing charters are common in South Padre Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black grouper in South Padre Island as well as nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in South Padre Island are trolling, bottom fishing, and light tackle fishing but drift fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do South Padre Island black grouper fishing charters cost?

for black grouper in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from about $1,413 to $1,850, but the average price for a full day trip for black grouper in South Padre Island is $1,623.

What month is best for black grouper fishing in South Padre Island?

The most popular season for black grouper fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a South Padre Island fishing license for black grouper and what are the bag limits for black grouper 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.

What is black grouper fishing in South Padre Island all about?

In South Padre Island, Texas, anglers have the opportunity to target black grouper, a prized species known for its delicious taste and impressive size. Found in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, black grouper inhabit rocky reefs, ledges, and other underwater structures where they prey on fish, crustaceans, and other marine creatures. Anglers targeting black grouper often venture offshore, where these elusive predators lurk in depths ranging from 60 to 250 feet or more.

Effective techniques for catching black grouper in South Padre Island typically involve bottom fishing with live or cut bait near rocky outcroppings and reef formations. Anglers may anchor near promising structures and deploy a variety of baits, including squid, mullet, and pinfish, to entice grouper to strike. Patience and persistence are key when targeting black grouper, as these fish can be wary and selective in their feeding habits. Anglers must also be prepared for a challenging fight once a grouper takes the bait, as these powerful fish are known for their strength and tenacity.

Black grouper fishing in South Padre Island offers anglers the opportunity to experience the thrill of battling one of the Gulf of Mexico's top predators while enjoying the scenic beauty of the offshore waters. Whether fishing from a private boat, charter vessel, or the shoreline, anglers can immerse themselves in the excitement of the chase as they pursue these prized game fish. With the right techniques, tackle, and a bit of luck, anglers visiting South Padre Island can look forward to memorable encounters with black grouper and the satisfaction of landing a trophy-sized catch.

What are the most popular months to fish for black grouper fishing in South Padre Island?

In South Padre Island, Texas, the black grouper seasons follow a cyclical pattern influenced by various environmental factors, including water temperature, currents, and spawning behavior. Typically, the prime seasons for targeting black grouper coincide with the warmer months of the year, particularly from late spring through early fall. During this time, black grouper migrate to shallower waters and are more actively feeding, presenting ample opportunities for anglers to pursue these prized game fish.

The peak black grouper season in South Padre Island often aligns with periods of stable weather conditions and calmer seas, which make offshore fishing more accessible and enjoyable for anglers. As the water temperature rises, black grouper become more active and move closer to the coastline, where they can be found inhabiting rocky reefs, ledges, and other underwater structures. Anglers targeting black grouper during these peak seasons may find success bottom fishing with live or cut bait near these productive areas, where grouper are known to congregate in search of prey.

While black grouper can be caught year-round in South Padre Island, experienced anglers understand the importance of timing their trips to coincide with optimal conditions for success. Understanding the seasonal patterns of black grouper migrations and adjusting fishing strategies accordingly can greatly increase the likelihood of hooking into these prized game fish. Whether venturing offshore in search of trophy-sized grouper or fishing nearshore reefs for smaller specimens, anglers visiting South Padre Island can anticipate rewarding black grouper fishing opportunities throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching black grouper in South Padre Island?

Black grouper fishing in South Padre Island, Texas, requires anglers to employ a variety of effective techniques to successfully hook these elusive predators. One common method is bottom fishing near rocky outcroppings, ledges, and artificial reefs where black grouper are known to congregate. Anglers typically anchor their boats near these productive areas and deploy live or cut bait, such as squid, mullet, or pinfish, to entice grouper to strike. Patience is key when bottom fishing for black grouper, as anglers may need to wait for these wary fish to become active and take the bait.

Another effective technique for targeting black grouper in South Padre Island is jigging, which involves vertically dropping weighted lures or jigs to the bottom and bouncing them along the ocean floor. This method allows anglers to cover a larger area and explore different depths where grouper may be hiding. Jigging can be particularly effective in deeper waters where black grouper are known to forage for prey, especially during periods of strong tidal currents or when targeting larger specimens.

Trolling is also a popular technique for black grouper fishing in South Padre Island, particularly when targeting larger specimens in deeper offshore waters. Anglers may troll with diving plugs, skirted lures, or large swimming baits to entice grouper to strike. By varying trolling speeds and depths, anglers can effectively cover different parts of the water column where black grouper are known to patrol for prey. With the right techniques and a bit of luck, anglers can enjoy rewarding black grouper fishing experiences off the coast of South Padre Island, adding excitement to their offshore adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.

What other species are popular in South Padre Island?

South Padre Island, located along the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, offers anglers a diverse range of fish species to target aside from black grouper. One popular catch is the red snapper, known for its flavorful white flesh and strong fighting abilities. Red snapper inhabit the offshore reefs, wrecks, and ledges surrounding South Padre Island, making them accessible to anglers venturing offshore. Bottom fishing with live or cut bait near these structures is a common technique for targeting red snapper, with anglers often finding success during the warmer months when these fish are most active.

Another sought-after species in South Padre Island is the king mackerel, prized for its aggressive strikes and high-speed runs. King mackerel are often found patrolling nearshore waters, particularly around baitfish schools, piers, and artificial reefs. Anglers targeting king mackerel typically troll with live bait or artificial lures, such as spoons or diving plugs, to entice these voracious predators to strike. With their fast-paced action and impressive size, king mackerel provide an exciting challenge for anglers of all skill levels.

In addition to red snapper and king mackerel, South Padre Island offers opportunities to catch a variety of other offshore species, including mahi-mahi, sailfish, and tuna. Anglers can target these species using a range of techniques, from trolling with artificial lures to live bait fishing and bottom fishing. Whether fishing from a private boat, charter vessel, or the shoreline, anglers visiting South Padre Island can immerse themselves in the excitement of the chase as they pursue a diverse array of trophy fish in the fertile waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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