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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Island Deep Sea

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Hot Reels In South Padre

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Offshore Fishing

67% (3)
30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Texas Offshore Adventure

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Full Day In South Padre

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Classic Offshore Trip

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26 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Most Popular Types of Red Snapper Trips in South Padre Island

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State offshore snapper trips up to 5 guests all gear provided. During the snapper trip we will take some time to troll for Kings. During the trip we may harvest other types of fish. (Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Strawberry Grouper, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia etc) Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Snapper Season Baby!!!

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Load up your icebox with enough Red Snapper to last a lifetime! Captain Roy will take you on an inshore adventure searching for these (sometimes massive) sea monsters, which also make for a delightful dinner. The powerful fish gather in droves near Port Isabel, TX, waters which Captain Roy has been fishing for decades. So grab up to six of your friends and family, choose between a half or full day on the seas, and start hauling ‘em over the rail! On this voyage, you will be aboard a 33’ WorldCat powered by twin 600hp Suzuki engines. The vessel is equipped with a Outriggers and a Live Bait Well, so you can spend hours trolling through the Gulf of Mexico. While you troll, you can bump tunes using the Multimedia system on board. Just sit back, relax, and wait for the sweet sound of a screaming reel! All you need to bring on this trip is sun protection, appropriate clothing, snacks, and beverages. It can get hot out there, so make sure you have sunblock, polarized lenses, and a hat. Also––you want to look cool when you take a trophy picture with your catch! Captain Roy will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait needed for a great trip. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Red Snapper Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Join Captain Juan in exploring inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing spots, as well as visiting reefs and flats along the way. Captain Juan’s comfy 21’ Shallow Stalker saltwater fishing boat can take up to 6 people and is powered by a 200 HP E-TEC engine. It’s got GPS and fishfinder systems which add to trip safety and will take you to the fish fast. The boat’s equipped with a livewell, and it features a multimedia system and ice-box. Some of the numerous species you’ll encounter on your trip include Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Pompano. Using light or heavy tackle, you’ll be bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, popping, and drift fishing. Captain Juan welcomes all kids on his boat, so take your whole family and have a great time on the sea. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 6 People $$

We will be fishing the Rio Grande Valley Reef in the Gulf of Mexico! Mainly bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and more There’s a fish with your name on it in South Padre Island, and we will help you catch it! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Jeremiah is prepared to put you on fish. These waters are known for Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Redfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper, Spadefish, and more. On the day of your trip, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light tackle. Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Now that’s dinner! Capt. Jeremiah welcomes anglers of all ages, including kids, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. It’s never a bad idea to bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Your vessel for the day is a 26’ Cuddy cabin that holds up to 4 passengers. It has outriggers and all the essentials, plus a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels. You might need to purchase a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Classic Offshore Trip

NEW
26 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Get out there and fish the deep waters on this offshore trip with Captain JW! If you've been "feeling the bug" and wanting to hook up some hard-fighting pelagic sportfish, there's no better place to do it. This trip with Captain JW is a perfect opportunity to chase a new trophy Marlin, Mahi, and Wahoo, as well as giant bottomfish including Amberjack and several kinds of Grouper. You'll try different techniques, including trolling, bottomfishing, and jigging in order to hit different species. No matter your experience level, you're in good hands with Captain JW and his dedicated crew. You'll be aboard his 35' Bertram sportfisher, which is a perfect boat for a big offshore trip. She's got an enclosed, climate-controlled cabin and she's powered by twin Caterpillar engines to get you out there fast! Everything is provided by Captain JW and his crew, from rods and tackle to expert guidance and tips. All the deckhands and crew members tirelessly work to ensure that you as guests are comfortable on the boat and busy catching your favorite fish. All deckhands will help you with rigging your lines, baiting your hook, teaching those with less experience proper fishing techniques, offering those who may get sick small comforts, cleaning your fish, and so much more. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Full Day In South Padre

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Captain JW runs his charters out of beautiful South Padre Island, Texas offering a variety of different options and experiences. JW and his crew are a tenured bunch that equally love running tips for first-timers and families as they do they're most experienced clientele. JW is flat-out an experienced fisherman and avid outdoorsman, he's you're man if you're looking to venture out past the state water (9 mile) threshold to explore the open ocean! This 8-hour trip allows you to fish toll the deep-water for delicious and hard fighting fish like Wahoo, King Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper and much more! Being out in deeper water allows you to bottom fish for amberjack and several types of grouper as well. But an 8-hour trip rarely allows time to do both trolling and deep water bottom fishing for long. If you're looking to do both in one day, Captain JW would recommend his 10-hour trip at least. Everything is provided by Captain JW and his Crew From rods and tackle to expert guidance and tips. All the deckhands and responsible crew members tirelessly work around the clock to ensure that you as guests are accompanied by professionalism and are comfortable on the boat while catching your favorite fish. All deckhands will help you with rigging your lines, baiting your hook, teaching those with less experience proper fishing techniques, offering those who may get sick small comforts, cleaning your fish, and so much more. Your gratuity is how they get paid, so please show them, love, if you are happy or satisfied with the service they provided you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Texas Offshore Adventure

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island red snapper fishing charter

What are the best red snapper fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 red snapper trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are South Padre Island Deep Sea guided by Emilio, Hot Reels in South Padre guided by JW, and South Padre Offshore Fishing guided by Henry.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a Red Snapper charter is Port Isabel.

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What types of red snapper fishing charters are common in South Padre Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for red snapper in South Padre Island as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

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

How much do South Padre Island red snapper fishing charters cost?

for red snapper in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $575 to $2,453, but the average price for a half day trip for red snapper in South Padre Island is $1,120. The average price for a full day trip for red snapper in South Padre Island is $1,426.

What month is best for red snapper fishing in South Padre Island?

The most popular season for red snapper fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 20 days in advance.

Do I need a South Padre Island fishing license for red snapper and what are the bag limits for red snapper 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 red snapper fishing in South Padre Island, TX all about?

Red snapper fishing in South Padre Island, TX, offers anglers an exciting and rewarding experience in the Gulf of Mexico's rich waters. South Padre Island is renowned for its abundant red snapper population, attracting anglers from far and wide seeking the thrill of catching these prized reef dwellers. Red snapper are known for their aggressive strikes and strong fighting abilities, providing anglers with exhilarating battles as they reel in these prized fish. Whether fishing from a boat or casting from shore, anglers can find productive red snapper fishing grounds near offshore reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures throughout the South Padre Island area.

The red snapper fishing season in South Padre Island typically opens during the summer months, offering anglers ample opportunities to target these sought-after fish. The season usually runs from June to August, with peak fishing occurring during the warmer months when red snapper are most active and abundant. Anglers can take advantage of the extended season to plan exciting fishing trips and make the most of their time on the water. During the red snapper season, anglers can enjoy thrilling angling adventures and the chance to reel in impressive catches while soaking in the beautiful coastal scenery of South Padre Island.

When it comes to red snapper fishing techniques in South Padre Island, anglers have several effective methods to choose from. Bottom fishing with live or cut bait is a popular technique for targeting red snapper, with anglers using baits such as squid, mullet, and sardines to entice bites. Drifting over reefs and structures while presenting baits near the bottom can yield excellent results, especially during periods of high fish activity. Additionally, vertical jigging with metal jigs or soft plastic lures can be effective for enticing strikes from red snapper, particularly when fishing in deeper water. Anglers can also employ trolling techniques using diving plugs or weighted rigs to cover larger areas and locate schools of red snapper in South Padre Island's productive fishing grounds.

What are the most popular months to fish for red snapper in South Padre Island, TX?

Red snapper seasons in South Padre Island, TX, are eagerly anticipated by anglers each year, as these periods offer prime opportunities to target this prized species in the Gulf of Mexico's waters. Typically, the red snapper season in South Padre Island runs during the summer months, spanning from June to August. This timeframe aligns with the peak spawning season for red snapper, when these fish are most active and abundant in the coastal waters off South Padre Island. Anglers eagerly await the opening of the red snapper season, as it marks the beginning of exciting fishing adventures and the chance to reel in impressive catches.

The specific dates of the red snapper season in South Padre Island may vary each year and are subject to regulations set by state and federal authorities to ensure sustainable management of the fishery. Anglers should stay informed about any changes or updates to the red snapper season dates through official channels and fishing regulations. While the season typically lasts for a few months, anglers can enjoy extended opportunities to target red snapper during this period, allowing for multiple fishing trips and the chance to capitalize on optimal fishing conditions.

During the red snapper season in South Padre Island, anglers can take advantage of favorable weather and sea conditions to venture offshore and target these prized reef dwellers. Whether fishing from a private boat, charter vessel, or shore-based location, anglers can explore a variety of fishing grounds, including reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures, where red snapper are known to congregate. With the proper gear and techniques, anglers can maximize their chances of success and enjoy memorable fishing experiences during the red snapper season in South Padre Island.

What techniques are popular for catching red snapper in South Padre Island, TX?

When it comes to red snapper fishing techniques in South Padre Island, TX, anglers have a variety of effective methods to choose from to increase their chances of success. One popular technique is bottom fishing, where anglers use live or cut bait such as squid, mullet, or sardines and present them near the ocean floor where red snapper typically feed. Anchoring near offshore reefs, wrecks, or artificial structures and dropping baits to the bottom can entice strikes from red snapper, as they are known to inhabit these areas in search of prey. Using heavy tackle and strong lines is essential for handling the powerful strikes and fighting capabilities of red snapper, ensuring anglers have the upper hand during the battle to reel them in.

Another effective red snapper fishing technique in South Padre Island involves vertical jigging, which is particularly effective in deeper waters where red snapper often reside. Anglers can use metal jigs or soft plastic lures and drop them vertically near the bottom, mimicking the movements of prey fish and enticing strikes from hungry red snapper. Vertical jigging allows anglers to cover a wide range of depths and explore different areas where red snapper may be holding, increasing their chances of success. It's important to vary the jigging action and speed to find what triggers bites from red snapper in the specific fishing conditions encountered in South Padre Island.

Trolling is another effective technique for targeting red snapper in South Padre Island, especially when fishing in open water or along reef edges. Anglers can troll with diving plugs or weighted rigs at varying depths to cover larger areas and locate schools of red snapper. Trolling allows anglers to explore different areas and depths until they find productive fishing grounds where red snapper are actively feeding. By employing these tried-and-true techniques and adapting to the prevailing fishing conditions, anglers can increase their chances of success and enjoy rewarding red snapper fishing experiences in the waters off South Padre Island, TX.

What other species are popular in South Padre Island, TX?

In addition to red snapper, South Padre Island, TX, offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target, ensuring plenty of excitement and variety for fishing enthusiasts. One popular species found in the waters around South Padre Island is the speckled trout, also known as spotted sea trout. These prized game fish are abundant in the bays, flats, and estuaries surrounding the island, making them accessible to anglers of all skill levels. Speckled trout are known for their aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights, providing thrilling angling experiences year-round.

Another sought-after species in South Padre Island is the flounder, a flatfish prized for its delicate flavor and challenging fishing tactics. Flounder can be found in shallow coastal waters, particularly around sandy bottoms, marshes, and tidal creeks. Anglers often target flounder using live or artificial baits presented along the bottom, employing techniques such as jigging or drifting to entice strikes. Flounder fishing in South Padre Island can be productive throughout the year, with peak seasons typically occurring during the spring and fall months.

For anglers seeking larger game fish, South Padre Island offers opportunities to target species such as king mackerel, cobia, and amberjack. These powerful predators inhabit the deeper offshore waters and are known for their hard-hitting strikes and spirited fights. Anglers often troll with live bait or artificial lures to target these species, covering large areas of water in search of feeding fish. Whether fishing from a private boat, charter vessel, or shoreline location, anglers visiting South Padre Island can enjoy a wide range of fishing experiences and target a diverse selection of fish species throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    I can’t explain how amazing this trip was! Everyone was so sweet and helpful. We got some awesome fish. Our family is so grateful for the amazing experience.

    Alisa J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    What an outstanding time that we had with Captain Mike. This was our very first time boat fishing and we had done so at the request of my son for his 17th birthday. Captain Mike was incredibly accommodating, very easy to communicate with and more importantly knowledgeable when it comes to fishing. He was incredibly patient, taught each person in our group of four how to properly cast and really made sure that we had a good time (and also made sure we caught our limit, I have no doubt he would have stayed out there all day to make it happen.) I'm new at this but I am sure this is the type of experience you hope for with this sort of activity. Book this gut y'all. I PROMISE you that you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Captain Mike for a memorable experience!!!!!

    Joshua C. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jonathan is an outstanding guide. He went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed the trip and patiently explained things multiple times when the kids didn't understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to spend time fishing in the Port Isabel and South Padre area.

    Donald J. with Jonathan G. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent time with Captain Mike, a professional from start to finish, great with kids and inexperienced anglers.

    Carson R. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I hate reviews that don’t give you all the info you need. Emilio and his crew hand did a great job they brought us to a few spot that put us on 5-10 fish at a time the boat got us where we needed to go 5-10 miles out from the docks the squid bate was decent the rods were all usable there was a restroom on board In all especially for the price I would definitely take this charter again during the summer!!! Timing matters when fishing!

    Brayden L. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Really enjoyed the day! Ron was friendly right from first contact and professional as they come! We had remnants of a cold front but Ron still got us on some fish and multiple species! Great experience! Also booking the trip was easier than I expected. Thanks again! Tightlines!

    John H. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was an awesome captain had a blast he was very knowledgeable and helpful definitely come back and go with him again 😂😂😂🎣🎣🎣

    Scott D. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My nephew and I went out with Captain Mike on Jan 27th, 2024. Captain Mike was very approachable and personable with his introduction. He set up some rigs before we left the pier which only took a few minutes. His boat is a very comfortable and nicely setup. When we arrived at the fishing location Captain Mike was very informative on what to do and how to do it. He is very patient and informative. We set up a 5-hour trip but had our limits of Red Drum and Speckled Trout in only 3 hours of fishing time. He knew exactly where to go and what to do. When we arrived back at the pier there was a very kind gentleman waiting to clean our fish for us. He will clean them any you want them. I give Captain Mike a solid 5-star review and I will return to fish with him again in the future. THANK YOU, CAPTAIN MIKE, for a fantastic time.

    David D. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Tough day fishing but very happy with Captain J. He worked hard to try to make things happen for us.

    Gary A. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time and caught lots of fish. Captain Henry took the time to make sure we were comfortable with the equipment and his mate couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly.

    Dan R. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    During our trip, Captain Mike consistently put us on fish in multiple situations despite what I would consider fairly difficult weather conditions. He did a great job with my 12-year old son, who happily landed his first ever slot red, along with several other nice trout and redfish. We would definitely love to fish with Captain Mike again!

    Jason C. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great. Captain Henry was awsome and even helped us with changing the date and took us out on turkey day to give us the full SPI experience.

    Zachary J. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Have been on a lot of fishing trips before this one but this one takes the cake! Best service, highly recommended! Great Captain, great experience. Trip of a lifetime!

    Marc S. with Alfonso S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Really fun...j put us on some fish. Trout and a great snook

    Scott V. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    So enjoyed our trip with Ron ! Excellent guide ! Had us on fish immediately ! Great personality as well enjoyed visiting with him ! Will definitely use him again and highly recommend him.

    Clay B. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was amazing. He knowledge of the SPI waters is second to none. Had a great time and will definitely be back!

    Eric P. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain J was exceptional! He was on time, he knew the best fishing spots and he cast out for my wife the entire time. He took us on a tour of places to visit on the water. We appreciated every thing about this charter thanks to Captain J. Good Job!

    Ken B. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Our fishing trip on the Chachi was amazing! Emilio and his deckhand, Logan, were friendly and put us on the fish.

    Kerri F. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jonathan sold his boat and cancelled our trip the afternoon before we were supposed to go, but he found a replacement, Capt. AJ, who did a great job. I would fish with Capt. AJ again.

    Russell N. with Jonathan G. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome guide!

    Jennifer M. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

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