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Where to start when thinking of fishing the Laguna Madre? This 130-mile-long shallow lagoon is one of Southern Texas’ true gems. Protected from the choppy waters of the Gulf by San Padre Island, it’s a haven for a range of spooky fish, meaning there’s plenty of action for anglers of all levels.
 
Some of the nation’s most-loved inshore fish can be found perusing these stunning fishing grounds year-round. Bull Redfish rub shoulders with tough-fighting Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon to give you the chance of landing that trophy catch. Meanwhile, delicious Flounder, Tripletail, and Speckled Trout will make sure you head home with a real treat. 
 
If you’re a beginner, then these calm waters are a great place to learn the ropes, and a half-day adventure gives you the chance to see if you like it. Avid anglers will get a kick out of the sheer number of fish that call Laguna Madre home, and a full-day trip can get you maxing out on all the limits. 
 
Laguna Madre fishing trips are run by professional fishing guides, and they’ll sometimes offer specialty trips. Enquire for special Shark-fishing excursions or head nearshore to target Red Snapper, and you could head home with more than just some good memories.
 
From the Baffin Bay to the South Bay, you’re in for an incredible angling adventure when you come fishing the Laguna Madre. Hop aboard a charter anywhere from Riviera Beach in the north, all the way to South Padre Island, and see why this is one of Texas’ prime fishing destinations!

Rules & Regulations

With Texas’ relatively liberal catch limits, all you’ll need to worry about when fishing the Laguna Madre is your fishing license. Grab one before coming aboard a charter and focus your attention on the incredible fish on offer.
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January
There’s one fish eager to welcome you into the new year and that’s Snook. This tough-fighting creature flourishes in January, so come and start your year in style as you waste no time going fishing.
February
One of Texas’ most famous fish is the flavor of the month, so hit the Laguna Madre in February for the bite of delicious Speckled Trout and you’re sure to head home with a real treat for dinner and beyond.
March
Before the inshore season hits its full stride, some exciting fish make their way to the nearshore reefs. Go after exciting and delicious Kingfish beyond San Padre Island or target Jack Crevalle in the shallows.
April
Red Snapper start making their way into state waters, giving you the chance to go after these prized creatures before the federal season opens. Hop aboard a special charter and land every angler’s dream catch!
May
As the weather warms up, so does the fishing. You’ll face a dilemma of where to go and what to target as all of Texas’ favorites fill up the lagoon, giving you an even better chance of landing that prized catch.
June
No matter what you want to target, Laguna Madre has it, as summer kicks off with a splash. Hit the bays for your fill of Drum, Trout, and more, or head offshore where Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish show up.
July
If you really want to test your strength, then there’s never been a better time to target tough-fighting Tarpon. Get out on the bay and go after the “Silver King” to find out what you’re really made of!
August
Tournament season hits Laguna Madre in August, with the Texas International Fishing Tournament getting underway. Come and join thousands of other anglers as you go after a trophy catch.
September
While they’ve always been a feature of the fishing, September is Redifsh’s time to shine. The monsters come out to play, giving you the chance to spot them tailing, before entering into a real battle. 
October
There are two fish that top every angler’s wishlist in Laguna Madre in fall. Come aboard and target tough-fighting Redfish and delicious Flounder, as you get it all on your Texan angling adventure.
November
Laguna Madre’s year-round warm climate means there’s never a bad time to get out on the water. Jack Crevalle fill up the shallow fishing grounds as the year comes to an end, meaning the fun never stops.
December
While plenty of other fishing destinations across the country shut up shop for Christmas, Laguna Madre is open for business. Get your fish on and land a delicious treat for the whole family to enjoy. 

Laguna Madre Fishing Calendar

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First deep sea fishing trip.
David B. fished with SPI Freedom Fishing on March 16, 2021
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Must watch for day without high waves. Fishing was great.
Half Day
Veronica F. fished with Henry's Charters on March 9, 2021
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The first hour we moved to a few locations before we found a good spot. We only caught whiting fish. They were small but we were able to catch enough for a great dinner.
Fish trip with Capt Watson
Israel O. fished with What's On Fishing on July 5, 2020
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Highly recommend fishing in SPI if you like deep sea fishing. This place is right for snappers and king fish among many others. The weather in the summer can get very hot so be ready and bring plenty of drinks and sun screen.
4 Hour Trip
Dennis C. fished with Bryan Ray's Fishing Adventures on June 27, 2020
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Epic place for speckled trout and red drum!
Half day trip
Rafael A. fished with South Texas Fishing Adventures on June 17, 2020
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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
Hald day Snapper trip with Captain Mike
Russell K. fished with What's On Fishing on June 3, 2020
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Go offshore if possible, if bay fishing is more your style make sure the guide takes you up north. fishing pressure down south has reduced the number of quality fish, plenty of small ones but not a lot of CPR hogs
Half day trip with captain Lloyd
David D. fished with Captain Lloyd Dunkin on March 10, 2020
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March weather can be a little unpredictable so bring warmer gear just in case.
Morning half day fishing with Captain Bryan Ray
Gay M. fished with Bryan Ray's Fishing Adventures on December 27, 2019
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It takes more time to get out farther due to colder waters, fish are deeper.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Laguna Madre

According to customer reviews, Red Vision Fishing Charters, Texas Tail Chaser Bay Charters, and Drift Water Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Laguna Madre. Full list of top fishing charters in Laguna Madre.

Red Vision Fishing Charters, Texas Tail Chaser Bay Charters, and Drift Water Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Laguna Madre.

The best way to experience fishing in Laguna Madre is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Laguna Madre.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Laguna Madre are:

If you really want to test your strength, then there’s never been a better time to target tough-fighting Tarpon. Get out on the bay and go after the “Silver King” to find out what you’re really made of! Check availability for local fishing charters in Laguna Madre.