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

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Bryan Kobold
Glendale, AZ
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Went fishing with Texas Slam Fishing Charters on June 9, 2023
Plan your trips for weekdays. Starting Friday afternoon through Sunday evening the Island gets very busy. Holidays are even worse.

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Michael Chaney
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Drift Water Charters on April 5, 2023
Don't worry if you have little to no experience. I good fishing guide will make you feel like a pro in an hour, and it will be an experience you can't get anywhere else.

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JEFF BURLESON
Fort Collins, CO
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Went fishing with AW Fishing on March 13, 2023
Early March is still cool, and the fish are less accessible from shore than when it gets a bit warmer. Charter is the way to go to access the better spots.

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Rickey McNelly
Mission, TX
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on January 27, 2023
work with captain and watch the waves. we booked in january and because of weather and waves , went out in march

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Sergio Gonzalez
San Antonio, Texas
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Went fishing with Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI on March 12, 2023
Just remember you win some and you lose some each time on the water is different. Have a great time either way it goes. Be kind and God bless.

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Hal Hearon
Lexington, TX
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Went fishing with Drift Water Charters on March 5, 2023
The Laguna Madre is a beautiful bay system with plenty of potential to catch limits. Remember, it's fishing, not catching so take in the whole experience in God's beauty!

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Julie Gengler
Vergas, MN
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Went fishing with Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters on February 17, 2023
Don't give up when you least expect it the fish will bite once you catch one red in particular you are sure to catch more be patient ?

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Dillon Varner
Seguin, TX
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on August 26, 2022
There are a lot of fish out at the artificial reef, which is the largest in the United States. Only takes an hour to get there.

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David Bowers
Georgetown, TX
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Went fishing with What's On Fishing on June 11, 2022
The freeze really hurt the bay and inland fishing so i would avoid it till Fall of 2023. Offshore is still really good.

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Kalee Foster
Athens, Texas
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Went fishing with Drift Water Charters on May 13, 2022
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.

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Scott Carr
Almena, WI
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Went fishing with Chachi Charters on March 11, 2022
Waves were larger than any other charter I’ve been on. Take Dramamine the night before and morning of so you aren’t the main source of chum.

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Mark Traner
Yakima, WA
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Went fishing with Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters on May 12, 2021
Hector is courteous and helpful in sharing knowledge . Willing to go when weather conditions weren't ideal. Enjoyable day of fishing.

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Veronica Furlow
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Henry's Charters on March 9, 2021
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.

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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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Paschal Grehan
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Went fishing with Emilio’s Fishing Adventures on March 22, 2024
Don’t bring a bunch of snacks, you won’t have time to eat them. Too busy bringing in fish!

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Gail Moe
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Went fishing with Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters on March 7, 2024
Book a trip with Hector Lopez, he does everything possible to make the experience a great time.

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Shannon Trierweiler
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Went fishing with Laguna Madre Madness on December 6, 2023
Top notch charter and captain from booking until he cleaned all of our fish! Amazing day

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Zachary Earhart
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Went fishing with Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters on November 10, 2023
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.

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Michael Gomez
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Drift Water Charters on September 2, 2023
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.

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Brandon Eagles
Victoria, TX
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Went fishing with Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters on July 24, 2023
we had a great time fishing with Arthur. we will ake sure to book with him again

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Tomas Garces
Edinburg, TX
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Went fishing with SPI Freedom Fishing on July 8, 2023
Do some bay fishing find u a good captain that has good reviews and would put u on some fish

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Greg Crossland
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Emilio’s Fishing Adventures on May 30, 2023
It is very hot out, so be prepared with proper clothing and drink lots of fluids.

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Jake Morton
Round Rock, TX
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Went fishing with Henry's Charters on May 22, 2023
Reach out to your Captain and get an idea of what fishing you can expect when booking your trip.

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Sandra Post
Rock Valley, IA
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Went fishing with Chachi Charters on December 27, 2022
December is a slower time of year for fishing but we caught what we were hoping to!

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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.