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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
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

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
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

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Hookfest

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Redfish On Laguna Madre

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $500

Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island blue marlin fishing charter

What are the best blue marlin fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 blue marlin trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day in South Padre guided by JW and Luxury Offshore Fishing guided by JW.

Our guides in South Padre Island are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2694 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 blue marlin guides / fishing lessons in South Padre Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly blue marlin guides in South Padre Island.

What types of blue marlin fishing charters are common in South Padre Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for blue marlin in South Padre Island.

The most common fishing techniques in South Padre Island are artificial lure fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and jigging but live bait fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do South Padre Island blue marlin fishing charters cost?

for blue marlin in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from about $1,964 to $2,272, but the average price for a full day trip for blue marlin in South Padre Island is $2,118.

What month is best for blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island?

The most popular season for blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 72 days in advance.

Do I need a South Padre Island fishing license for blue marlin and what are the bag limits for blue marlin 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 blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island all about?

Blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island offers anglers the chance to pursue one of the most iconic and prized game fish in the world's oceans. These majestic creatures, known for their impressive size, breathtaking leaps, and powerful fights, draw anglers from far and wide to the offshore waters surrounding the island. South Padre Island's strategic location along the Gulf Coast provides access to prime marlin habitat, with deep offshore waters and underwater structures creating ideal conditions for targeting these magnificent predators. Whether trolling offshore waters, drifting along currents, or live bait fishing near underwater seamounts, anglers have various techniques at their disposal for pursuing blue marlin in these productive fishing grounds.

Blue marlin season in South Padre Island typically coincides with the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, when water temperatures rise and baitfish become plentiful offshore. During this time, blue marlin migrate along the Gulf Coast in search of food, making their way through the waters near South Padre Island. Anglers eagerly await their arrival, gearing up for offshore adventures targeting these powerful game fish. While blue marlin can be encountered at various depths, anglers often focus their efforts on trolling with large, brightly colored lures or rigged baits at or near the surface, where marlin are known to patrol in search of prey.

Successful blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island requires patience, skill, and a bit of luck. Anglers must be prepared to cover vast expanses of open water, carefully monitoring their trolling spread and adjusting their tactics based on water conditions, currents, and signs of marlin activity. Once a strike occurs, anglers must quickly set the hook and engage in a battle of strength and wits with these powerful fish, which can weigh hundreds of pounds and test both angler and tackle to their limits. With the opportunity to hook into one of the ocean's ultimate big game species, blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island offers anglers the chance for exhilarating encounters and unforgettable memories on the open sea.

What are the most popular months to fish for blue marlin in South Padre Island ?

In South Padre Island, the blue marlin season is eagerly anticipated by anglers as one of the most thrilling times of the year for offshore fishing. The season typically unfolds during the warmer months, spanning from late spring through early fall. As temperatures rise and baitfish become abundant in the offshore waters, blue marlin migrate along the Gulf Coast, including the waters surrounding South Padre Island. This migration pattern creates prime conditions for targeting these majestic game fish, drawing anglers from around the world to the island's prolific fishing grounds.

Late spring marks the beginning of the blue marlin season in South Padre Island, as warming waters trigger the arrival of these powerful predators. Anglers prepare their boats and gear, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to venture offshore in pursuit of blue marlin. Throughout the summer months, blue marlin activity typically peaks, with large concentrations of fish patrolling the waters near underwater structures, seamounts, and offshore canyons. Anglers employ a variety of techniques, including trolling with large lures or live bait fishing, to entice strikes from these prized game fish during the height of the season.

As fall approaches, the blue marlin season in South Padre Island gradually winds down, with decreasing water temperatures prompting the fish to migrate southward or offshore in search of warmer waters. While blue marlin may still be encountered offshore well into the fall season, their numbers and activity levels tend to decline as they move away from the coast. However, anglers can still experience productive fishing opportunities during this time, particularly during periods of stable weather and favorable conditions. Overall, the blue marlin season in South Padre Island offers anglers exhilarating offshore adventures and the chance to pursue one of the ocean's ultimate big game species in a picturesque and dynamic marine environment.

What techniques are popular for catching blue marlin in South Padre Island ?

Blue marlin fishing in South Padre Island demands a combination of skill, strategy, and patience to increase the chances of a successful hookup with these powerful game fish. One primary technique employed by anglers is trolling, where boats cruise the offshore waters with a spread of large, brightly colored lures or rigged baits trailing behind. Anglers strategically vary the depth and distance of their baits to cover different parts of the water column, enticing blue marlin cruising near the surface or at deeper depths. Trolling allows anglers to cover vast areas of open water, increasing the likelihood of encountering marlin actively feeding or patrolling the area.

Live bait fishing is another effective technique utilized by anglers targeting blue marlin in South Padre Island's offshore waters. Anglers deploy live baitfish such as bonito, mullet, or mackerel, either on the surface or at varying depths using downriggers or kites. Live bait presents a natural and enticing offering for blue marlin, often leading to aggressive strikes. Anglers must carefully monitor their baits and be ready to strike at the first sign of a marlin taking the bait, as these fish are known for their lightning-fast attacks.

Additionally, sight fishing can be an exhilarating and rewarding technique for targeting blue marlin in South Padre Island. Anglers scan the surface for signs of marlin activity, such as tailing fish, feeding birds, or surface disturbances, indicating the presence of feeding marlin below. Once a marlin is spotted, anglers can carefully approach and present baits or lures directly in front of the fish, enticing a strike. Sight fishing for blue marlin requires sharp eyesight, quick reflexes, and precise casting to effectively hook into these elusive and powerful game fish in the open sea.

What other species are popular in South Padre Island?

While blue marlin may be the crown jewel of offshore fishing in South Padre Island, the area offers a rich diversity of other species to target, ensuring anglers have plenty of opportunities for thrilling catches. One popular species among anglers is the sailfish, known for its incredible speed, acrobatic leaps, and striking appearance. Sailfish are frequently encountered in the offshore waters around South Padre Island, particularly during the warmer months when they migrate along the Gulf Coast. Anglers targeting sailfish often deploy a variety of techniques, including trolling with large lures or live bait fishing, to entice strikes from these majestic predators.

Another sought-after species in South Padre Island's offshore waters is the dorado, also known as mahi-mahi or dolphin fish. These colorful and energetic fish are prized for their fierce fights and delicious flesh, making them a favorite target among anglers. Dorado can be found in offshore waters around floating debris, weed lines, and underwater structures where they congregate to feed on baitfish and crustaceans. Anglers targeting dorado often use trolling techniques with brightly colored lures or rigged baits, as well as casting with live bait or artificial lures, to entice strikes from these vibrant and elusive game fish.

For anglers seeking a different kind of challenge, South Padre Island also offers opportunities to target species such as tuna, wahoo, and kingfish. Yellowfin tuna, in particular, are prized for their speed, strength, and delicious flesh, making them a top target among offshore anglers. Wahoo, with their lightning-fast strikes and powerful runs, provide anglers with exhilarating battles in the open waters around South Padre Island. Additionally, kingfish patrol the nearshore waters, often feeding voraciously on baitfish schools, offering anglers fast-paced action and adrenaline-pumping fights. With such a diverse range of species to pursue, South Padre Island ensures anglers of all interests and preferences can enjoy rewarding fishing experiences year-round.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip. Captain JW worked hard for us and put us on fish. The mate Jeremiah was a great host and very knowledgeable. We look forward to going again

    Kenneth D. with Jw W. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Captain and deck hand were top notch! 5 star trip!

    Anthony S. with Jw W. of South Padre Island, Texas

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