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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. 

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Half day wade trip with Larry Bell
CHRISTIAN B. fished with Artificial Action Guide Service on September 10, 2021
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There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
Good recommendation - Snapped it up
Dustin W. fished with Backlash Charters on September 6, 2021
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Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
Great time and will do it again!!
Robert S. fished with Port Aransas Premier Outfitters on July 27, 2021
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I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
Captain Tim is great
Gabriel R. fished with Salty Shores Charters on July 24, 2021
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The weather and the water are perfect. Plenty of places to fish.
Team building event for work
Adam W. fished with Salty Waves – Offshore Fishing on July 18, 2021
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Property hydrate the day before so you start off on the right foot, then drink water throughout the day. The heat and salty breeze will dehydrate you very quickly.
Fishing with Tyler
Richard P. fished with CFT Guide Service on July 6, 2021
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We were limited by time, would of been nice to wait for better weather.
Great trip, great catch
Joseph T. fished with Port Aransas Sportfishing on July 4, 2021
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Give it a shot, you’ll have a blast!!!
Half day with Captain Shane
Adam G. fished with SoTex Charters on July 3, 2021
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Go early and get with SoTex Charters, they will put you on the fish.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Mustang Island

According to customer reviews, CFT Guide Service, Caleb's Guide Service, and Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mustang Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Mustang Island.

CFT Guide Service, Caleb's Guide Service, and Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater 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:

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Mustang Island.