Port Isabel

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Head out on a Port Isabel fishing adventure and see what this stunning historic town has to offer. Previously drenched in legends of pirates and hidden treasures, today it’s a quaint fishing village with access to some of the richest waters in Texas. The shallow Laguna Madre offers incredible inshore fishing opportunities, while the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico will give you a real adrenaline boost!

Inshore, you’ll find the crystal clear waters of Laguna Madre both a joy to look at and full of fish you can go after. Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Tarpon, Snook, Sheepshead, and many more await your bait. A half day trip is a great way to explore these waters and get familiar with the fishery, as well as to spend some quality time with your family in nature.

If you’re a more adventurous angler, and you’re looking to hook some deep sea monsters, the Gulf is a short boat ride away! The deep offshore waters hide creatures like Snapper, Grouper, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. You can explore them on a full day trip, or even an extended full day trip if you want to have some rod-bending action.

Port Isabel is a fishing town first and foremost, so it’s no wonder that you can find charters everywhere you go. Just head on down to the docks and take your pick of the bunch! South Padre Island is right across from the Queen Isabella Causeway, providing you with even more options.

Rules & Regulations

When fishing in Port Isabel, you’ll be following Texas state law. This means that everyone age 17 and over needs to have a fishing license, regardless of whether or not you’re fishing on your own or with a fishing charter.

Port Isabel
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Focus on Redfish in January and you won't regret it for a second – the waters are teeming with them. Trout are more picky than usual, try tempting them with spoons and jigs.
Redfish and Trout fishing is still good, don't miss the chance to catch as many as you can. The weather is getting hotter, and so is the fishing.
Flounder and Trout are on the rise, while fishing for Redfish can be less productive than previous months. Inshore fishing is the name of the game in March.
You'll be searching for Speckled Trout near shore and Redfish on the flats. Black Drum fishing is excellent. April brings more action offshore – Blue Marlin is possible with some luck.
May is all about inshore action – the shallow waters of the bay are filled with Speckled Trout and Redfish. Tarpon are also making their first appearance – catch them if you can.
Red Snapper season opens – head out to federal waters and bag your personal best. Bottom fishing and battling Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi is a must.

Red Snapper is still going strong, along with Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, and Wahoo offshore. Inshore fishing is all about Tarpon, and catching them on the fly will be unforgettable.

The beginning of August is reserved for the Texas International Fishing Tournament – test your angling skills against others. Reds are waiting for you inshore, while Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, and Amberjack prowl the offshore fishing grounds.
September is all about Flounder fishing on the flats. But that doesn't mean that Reds, Specks, Snook, and Tarpon are slowing down. Snapper fishing is still hot, hot, hot.
October can be very productive and diverse when it comes to the species you can catch. The sky's the limit with Tuna offshore and Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook inshore. 
The weather is getting colder, but fishing is still hot. November is all about fishing inshore for Reds or offshore for Yellowfin Tuna – just choose your game, and anything's possible. 
Colder weather will usually lead anglers to stay inshore, but that doesn't mean less action. Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum can be amazing this time of the year.

Port Isabel Fishing Calendar

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Half day trip
Rafael A. fished with South Texas Fishing Adventures on June 17, 2020
Port Isabel is a prime fishing spot if your thinking about taking a fishing trip on the lower Laguna Madre don’t think twice just do it you won’t regret it
June fishing trip
Micheal N. fished with George's Fishing Charter on June 11, 2019
Yes sure would..possibly going again Thursday afternoon.
Incredible Half Day For A Bunch Of Rookies
Ron H. fished with George's Fishing Charter on April 8, 2019
Book with George Strader , "George's Fishing Charter Service"! This guy will make your day! He had a sonogram instrument on his boat to find the fish. The day had a North Wind, which was not ideal for fishing--it kept the schools on the move and caused big swells in the gulf. The Bay, however, was excellent, much calmer & easier to find large schools of fish. The water was pretty cool but warm enough for a refreshing swim.
Full day with captain George
Craig V. fished with George's Fishing Charter on March 19, 2019
Keep a close eye on the weather and find a Capt who is easy to contact. Also find an experienced captain who has good ratings. That's your best chance at a successful day.
Full day with Captain Jaime De La Fuente. Very nice time despite the weather!
Teri N. fished with Reel Therapy Charter Service on November 21, 2018
Bring rain gear. Wear it. Enjoy the hungry speckled trout and when the tide is moving in, the tailing redfish.
Half day with Captain Ryan
Anthony D. fished with South Padre Outfitters – Ryan Falls on September 2, 2018
Make sure the Captain has shrimp and if its windy, the fishing is tough, but thats why its called fishing and not called catching. Still had plenty of bit3s and action, even though the wind made things tough.
Half day trip with his partner captain Jaime
George H. fished with George's Fishing Charter on August 10, 2018
Call and. Poked captain George and Captain Jiame They will work very hard to put you in the fish and could not be nicer people.
Half day trip with Captain George!
Eddie R. fished with George's Fishing Charter on August 6, 2018
The only thing is be sure you book with Captain George

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