South Padre Island is famous for its pristine fishing conditions, leading to record-breaking catches of some of the world’s most highly sought-after species of fish. Below, we’ve put together a brief guide to getting the most out of your fishing experience on South Padre Island. Read on to learn more about fishing on South Padre Island as well as the best vacation rentals to stay in.
Angle Yourself a Catch for the Record Books!
South Padre Island has opportunities for fishing just about every direction you look. From bay fishing in Laguna Madre to deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, there is a diverse array of fish and fishing techniques to be had, as well as rental providers and charter services eager to help you and your guests have an incredible time fishing.
Osprey Cruises is one of the many deep sea fishing charters you can choose on South Padre Island. The company offers fishing year-round in the Gulf of Mexico, at varying depths and locations dependent on the type of fish that are biting, the conditions of the sea, and the season you happen to visit. They are known for drift fishing for dorado, shark, tuna, ling, kingfish, and amberjack during the warmer season of the year and bottom fishing for grouper and red snapper during the colder months. Bait and tackle are provided, and prices range from $35.00 per spectator on the five-hour fishing trip to $98.00 per angler on the eight-hour South Padre Island fishing trip. They also provide three to four-hour bay fishing cruises for $15.00 per spectator and $25.00 per angler.
Captain Murphy’s is another South Padre Island-based charter service that offers bay and deep sea fishing excursions. Reservations are required for deep sea fishing, available by calling (956) 761-2764. Deep sea fishing is offered in the Gulf of Mexico in half-day increments during the summer season and full-day increments year-round for $95.00 per person. Year-round, three to four-hour bay fishing trips are available for a mere $25.00 per person, with your choice of a morning, afternoon, or evening trip. Bay fishing is open to visitors of all ages, while deep sea fishing passengers must be at least six years of age.
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Contact our reservation specialists for more specifics on what to know and where to go when it comes to fishing and other fun-filled recreation on South Padre Island when you call or email about reserving your accommodations in one of our stunning vacation rental properties today!