What would you recommend to anglers fishing in South Padre Island, Texas for the first time?

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Israel Oros
Fort Belvoir, VA
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on July 5, 2020
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.

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Russell Karing
League City, TX
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on June 3, 2020
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

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Travis Weitzel
Port Isabel, Texas
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Went fishing with South Padre Island Fishing Charters on July 31, 2019
Temper your expectations and expect to fish not catch. Casting is difficult if you’re not accustomed to bay-fishing, and lots of species are super crafty about surgically removing live shrimp from your hook.

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John Hattrup
Wichita, KS
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on July 9, 2019
If it’s your 1st time or your kids 1st time deel sea fishing is recommend the 5 hr morning trip. The waves weren’t terrible but it did take the boys a minute to get use to it. Also the sun started to wear them down around 11:30

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Bill Tate
Burlington, KS
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on June 10, 2019
Go with a good guide. I recommend J W Watson and crew. Take a half day trip for your first time. Try to go in calmer waters your first trip. June was very moderate waves that were good for beginners. Do your homework and know what to expect and what you will catch.

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Steven Chambers
Burnet, TX
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Went fishing with Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI on July 29, 2019
Have fun fishing but take time to enjoy the surroundings. What a beautiful place and friendly people.

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Sarah Portillo
Kyle, Texas
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Went fishing with Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters on May 25, 2019
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters https://fishingbooker.com/charters/view/16218 Patient, safe and cool for novice anglers

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Alexander Perez
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Captain Lloyd Dunkin on May 28, 2019
Undertow is strong on the surf so be smart while fishing. Night time Fishing on the pier in port isabel is fairly good with artificial shrimp. Good luck!

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Chris Christensen
Keller, Texas
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Went fishing with Bodes Bay Fishing on March 7, 2017
Fish with a good guide who has good equipment and lots of experience fishing the Lower Laguna Madre.

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Mark Olson
Spicewood, TX
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Went fishing with Dunkin Guide Systems on July 23, 2019
Be flexible with what you want to catch. Wind and tides may rewrite your plan for the day.

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Jonathan Neitsch
San Antonio, Texas
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Went fishing with Captain Elliott Charters on July 16, 2019
If you are new make sure you get a guide who knows where to go such as Captain Elliott.

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Cory Garcia
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Always A Catch Fishing Trips on July 5, 2019
Call Capt Dave and go in the morning. When that first 7lbs Red-hit my line it was incredible.