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The Mustang Island fishing scene represents Texas at its finest. The fishing season never stops (although it has its peak in summer) and you can catch plenty of fish no matter what direction you head in. Offering different opportunities for both novices and hard-core anglers, this location truly has something for everyone.
 
The island is a natural border that separates Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This also splits fishing trips into two main types: bay and gulf trips. Half day trips in the bay are family favorites – you don’t need to be experienced, the kids have their fun catching the bait, and there’s no choppy water as you’re staying close to shore. The fish you target will be just as tasty as they are exciting, such as Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, or Sheepshead.
 
For those ready to embrace a rod-bending challenge, there’s nothing better than a full day offshore adventure. Head out to the Gulf and troll for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, or Sailfish. Big game fishing is best in fall. Closer to shore, you’ll find highly-prized Red Snapper, Amberjack, and Cobia.
 
Whether you start your adventure from Corpus Christi in the south or Port Aransas in the north, you’ll have equally good chances of a great catch. Cast, pull, fill the ice bucket, and then fill your belly with tasty fish!
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers 17 and older need to purchase a Texas saltwater fishing license. You can keep only one Redfish over 28 inches. For more than one, you’ll need to purchase the additional Red Drum tag.
 
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January
The beginning of the year is best for bay fishing trips. You’ll have great chances of catching Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.
 
February

In February, Black Drum fishing gets even better. If you’re interested in nearshore fishing, you’ll have a blast targeting Mako Shark.

March

The end of winter still offers better bay fishing trips, compared to the Gulf. Target “The Texan Big Three” – Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.

April
With spring, nearshore fishing trips are getting better. Head out a bit further and target Amberjack, Cobia, and Kingfish.
 
May

Amberjack and Cobia swim these waters at their full capacity and they could make a great catch. Inshore, you’ll find lots of Redfish and Black Drum.

June

In June, everybody tends to focus on one fish only – Red Snapper. The season is open, so book your spot on time!

July

With the Red Snapper season still open, there’s plenty of action in the Gulf. Catch this prestigious fish and enjoy it for lunch.

August

The peak of summer will take you far offshore, where you can target Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. 

September

Summer may be almost over but big game fishing is very hot. Find a guide who can take you trolling for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and other offshore species.

October

If you won’t settle for less than a breathtaking trophy, take an offshore trip and target Blue Marlin. 

November

There’s something for everyone in November. Offshore fishing trips still offer great catch, while bay trips bring more Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead.

December

The end of the year is best spent fishing inshore. You can catch a bunch of Flounder, Black Drum, and Redfish. 

Mustang Island Fishing Calendar

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6 hour (3/4) day bay fishing with Captain Byron Nolan
William B. fished with Mother Laguna Adventures on April 10, 2021
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Be ready to catch fish. Bring a wind breaker and sunglasses. Be prepared to be soar the next day from reeling in big fish.
Full day trip with Captain Blake
JAMES H. fished with Come And Take It Sport Fishing on April 4, 2021
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Its a great pastime to be at the marina with all the experts.
Half Day trip with Captain Tim
Debra N. fished with Salty Shores Charters on March 29, 2021
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Hire Capt.Tim Johnson!!!!! What an incredible experience and day. He is such a down to earth and real man.
My boy had tons of fun pulling Sheepsheads
Max E. fished with Chasin' Tail Guide Service. on March 12, 2021
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Port A, is probably one of the best fishing destinations in Texas. Just make sure you have a boat and the live bait. :)
Full day Trip with Capt Tim
Jennah L. fished with Salty Shores Charters on February 27, 2021
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Cold and choppy - following an unprecedented freeze
December fishing trip
Rick S. fished with Coastal Charters – "The House" on December 28, 2020
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Have fun, enjoy your time even if everything isn't prefect. Take Dramamine 1 whole cycle the day before and during your trip
Half day trip with Captain Gabe.
Carissa H. fished with CL Guide Service on November 29, 2020
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Prepare for the weather to change from one day to the next. Get ready to have an awesome time, catch lots of fish and have fun.
September fishing trip, full day.
Bob G. fished with Laguna Charter Company on September 25, 2020
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Corpus Christi is a great place to go fishing. Planning on doing a week fishing trip next year.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Mustang Island

According to customer reviews, Steven's Guide Service, Fishswirl Guide Services, and Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mustang Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Mustang Island.

Steven's Guide Service, Fishswirl Guide Services, and Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Mustang Island.

The best way to experience fishing in Mustang Island 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 Mustang Island.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Mustang Island are:

With spring, nearshore fishing trips are getting better. Head out a bit further and target Amberjack, Cobia, and Kingfish.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Mustang Island.