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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 Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Texas Offshore Adventure

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Full Day In South Padre

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Luxury Offshore Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Half Day Offshore Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Get offshore on this quick trip with Captain Roy! If you've been "feeling the bug" and need to get hooked up on some hard-fighting sportfish, this trip is your ticket. There's a huge variety of species to target here in the Western Gulf, including everything from Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, and Tuna to Amberjack and Black Grouper and more. No matter what you choose to chase, you'll have a blast on this offshore adventure. On this trip, you'll mix it up with a combination of trolling and bottomfishing, depending on the season and your fishing preferences. When fast, aggressive fish like Wahoo or Tuna hit that line, you'll feel it! On this voyage, you'll go aboard a 33’ WorldCat powered by twin 600-horsepower Suzuki engines. The vessel is equipped with 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, a pair of polarized lenses, and a cooler with some beverages. 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

Half Day Offshore Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

This 12 hour is for the serious angler! Captain JW will help you chase down some serious sportfish like Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish on board his luxurious 35' Bertram sportfisher. This vessel is fully decked out with gear and amenities to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime. On this offshore trip, you'll get deep into the Gulf, chasing big-time pelagic species. With Captain JW at the helm and his expert crew on the deck, you'll be in a perfect position to catch that "wallhanger" trophy fish! 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. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Luxury Offshore Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 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

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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

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Get excited about the trip of lifetime with Captain Emilio here who invites you on a deep-sea fishing adventure in the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of South Padre Island, Texas. For these 6, 8, 10 and 12-hour adventures, Captain Emilio uses his badass 35’ Bertram offshore sportfishing boat that can handle up to 6 anglers. The vessel has a powerful twin Caterpillar 450 HP engine for a combined 900 HP's of propulsion power and modern navigation technology which guarantees you a safe and quick trip to your destination. Its impossible to say for sure what monsters lurk at each depth at any given time, but on shorter trips you can expect to catch Tripletail, Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, while longer trips give opportunities for bigger pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and bigger tuna species! Emilio will provide live bait, rods, reels, and tackle. *the fuel price is included in the price of the trip so there are no surprises at the end of your trip!* There will also be a first mate at your disposal all the time. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories with Captain Emilio! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Island Deep Sea

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island wahoo fishing charter

What are the best wahoo fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 wahoo trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are South Padre Island Deep Sea guided by Emilio, South Texas Offshore Adventure guided by JW, and Full Day in South Padre guided by JW.

Our guides in South Padre Island are rated a 4.69 out of 5 based on 2517 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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

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

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

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

How much do South Padre Island wahoo fishing charters cost?

for wahoo in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $1,235 to $2,453, but the average price for a full day trip for wahoo in South Padre Island is $1,774.

What month is best for wahoo fishing in South Padre Island?

The most popular season for wahoo fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

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

Wahoo, the sleek and speedy predators of the ocean, are prized catches for anglers visiting South Padre Island, Texas. These long and slender fish are known for their remarkable speed and agility, making them a thrilling challenge to hook and land. Found in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, wahoo are often targeted by offshore anglers trolling in search of big game fish. During the warmer months, wahoo migrate closer to the coast, presenting ample opportunities for anglers to test their skills against these powerful fish.

Anglers targeting wahoo in South Padre Island typically employ trolling techniques using high-speed lures and baits. Wahoo are attracted to fast-moving prey, so trolling at speeds of 10 to 15 knots is common practice to entice these swift predators. Popular lures for wahoo fishing include brightly colored skirted trolling lures, diving plugs, and large swimming baits designed to mimic the appearance and movement of fleeing baitfish. Anglers often troll near offshore structures such as oil rigs, weed lines, or underwater seamounts where wahoo are known to congregate in search of food.

Wahoo fishing in South Padre Island is a thrilling experience that requires skill, patience, and a bit of luck. These high-speed predators are known for their blistering runs and acrobatic leaps, putting anglers' tackle and endurance to the test. Landing a wahoo is a rewarding achievement for anglers, as these fish not only provide an exhilarating fight but also offer delicious fillets prized for their firm texture and mild flavor. Whether targeting wahoo for sport or for the table, anglers visiting South Padre Island can look forward to an exciting adventure on the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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

In South Padre Island, Texas, wahoo seasons follow a pattern influenced by various environmental factors, including water temperature, currents, and baitfish migrations. Typically, the prime seasons for targeting wahoo in South Padre Island coincide with the warmer months of the year, particularly from late spring through early fall. During this time, wahoo migrate closer to the coast in search of suitable feeding grounds, following the movement of baitfish such as bonito, mackerel, and flying fish.

The peak wahoo season in South Padre Island often aligns with the transition periods between seasons, such as late spring and early fall, when water temperatures are favorable and baitfish concentrations are high. Anglers targeting wahoo during these times may find success trolling offshore waters at depths ranging from 100 to 300 feet or more, where wahoo are known to patrol for prey. Additionally, wahoo may be more active during periods of strong tidal currents, which can concentrate baitfish and trigger feeding frenzies among these apex predators.

While wahoo 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 wahoo migrations and adjusting fishing strategies accordingly can greatly increase the likelihood of hooking into these lightning-fast predators. Whether trolling offshore waters during the warmer months or targeting specific areas during peak feeding times, anglers visiting South Padre Island can anticipate thrilling encounters with wahoo against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico's vast and dynamic marine environment.

What techniques are popular for catching wahoo in South Padre Island?

Wahoo fishing in South Padre Island, Texas, demands a combination of skill, strategy, and the right equipment to successfully hook these elusive speedsters. Anglers typically employ trolling techniques while targeting wahoo offshore, covering large areas of water in search of feeding grounds. High-speed trolling is a common tactic, with anglers pulling lures and baits at speeds ranging from 10 to 15 knots to mimic the rapid movements of fleeing baitfish, which wahoo are known to pursue aggressively. Popular lures for wahoo fishing include skirted trolling lures in vibrant colors, diving plugs, and large swimming baits designed to attract the attention of these voracious predators.

Effective depth control is crucial when trolling for wahoo in South Padre Island's offshore waters. Anglers often target depths ranging from 100 to 300 feet or more, where wahoo are known to patrol for prey. Downriggers, planers, and diving devices are commonly used to present lures and baits at the desired depth, ensuring they stay within the strike zone of wahoo as they cruise through the water column. Anglers may also focus their efforts around offshore structures such as oil rigs, weed lines, or temperature breaks, where wahoo are likely to congregate in search of food.

When wahoo strike, they do so with remarkable speed and force, requiring anglers to be prepared for a thrilling battle. Anglers must maintain constant vigilance while trolling, as wahoo are known for their blistering runs and acrobatic leaps upon being hooked. Strong, sturdy tackle is essential for wahoo fishing, including heavy-duty rods and reels spooled with braided line to withstand the intense pressure exerted by these powerful fish. With the right techniques and equipment, anglers can enjoy exciting wahoo fishing adventures off the coast of South Padre Island, adding an unforgettable element to their Gulf of Mexico fishing experience.

What other species are popular in South Padre Island?

Aside from wahoo, South Padre Island offers anglers a diverse array of other popular fish species to target. One such species is the king mackerel, also known as kingfish, which is renowned for its speed and aggressive strikes. Anglers can target king mackerel using trolling techniques with lures or live bait, particularly around offshore structures such as oil rigs, wrecks, and reefs. These powerful fish provide exciting action for anglers of all skill levels and are prized for their delicious flesh.

Another prized catch in South Padre Island is the red snapper, known for its flavorful meat and challenging fight. Red snapper inhabit the deeper offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico and can be targeted using bottom fishing techniques with live bait or artificial lures. The red snapper season typically runs from June to August, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into some impressive catches. With their impressive size and strong fighting ability, red snapper are a favorite among anglers visiting South Padre Island.

In addition to king mackerel and red snapper, South Padre Island offers opportunities to target a variety of other species, including mahi-mahi, sailfish, grouper, and amberjack, among others. Whether fishing from shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting a diverse array of fish species in the rich and fertile waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With its abundance of fish species and diverse fishing environments, South Padre Island is a prime destination for anglers looking to experience the excitement of saltwater fishing in Texas.

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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