If you’ve never fished in the deep ocean waters before, taking one of the South Padre Island fishing adventures is guaranteed to be a fun-filled time for you. This is the type of event that promises to make lasting memories. While you could decide to go out on your own, there’s a lot you need to know, not just to have fun, but also for your safety. Keep these details in mind when choosing a fishing charter boat to take you out for a day of fishing.
There are many things involved when fishing out in the ocean water on a charter boat. It’s best to go on a boat with a knowledgeable captain sailing the waters for you, especially one that knows where the fish are! Following are some of the local fishing charter companies on South Padre Island.
Captain Murphy’s Charter Service
1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 761-2764
Opens at 8 a.m.
Offering full and half day deep sea fishing, bay fishing and seasonal fishing charters. We provide all bait, tackle, rods, and reels. Fish cleaning services are available. Guests can bring their own food and drink, alcohol is allowed. Bench seating, restroom, and covered areas are all onboard.
Crystal Flats Guide Service
2580 Gulf Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 320-0556
Offering fly fishing, shallow water fishing, deep sea fishing and sightseeing trips. Private fishing charters are available with destinations as varied as the near shore waters, the crystal clear “Flats,” Lower Laguna Madre Bay, Ports Brownsville, Port Mansfield, or wherever the fish are biting at any given time. Half-day, 8-hour day, and 10-hour day trips. Rods and reels, bait and tackle, and ice, are all provided.
Pier 19, 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (888) 867-7739
Offering deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and bay fishing in the shallow waters of the Laguna Madre. In addition, there are Black Dragon Pirate Ship Cruises offering interactive entertainment and adventure, high speed adventure on the Thriller Speedboat Tour, eco tours and dolphin watch on both the Sea Life Safari and Dinner Cruise.
South Padre Island Fishing Adventures
1 Padre Blvd., SeaRanch Marina, South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (956) 433-6469
Lower Laguna Madre fishing guide. Fishing trips include deep sea, South Bay and Lower Laguna Madre. From fly-fishing to spin casting, trolling, bottom fishing, using top water lures, artificial lures, live or cut bait, catching fish will be both fun and easy with the areas top fishing guide on your side. Every fishing trip is supplied with everything you need to fish with, and ice and ice chest for keeping things cool.
Austin’s Fishing Service
102 Garfield Ave., South Padre Island, TX
Phone: (800) 943-6282
Captain Lou Austin is the originator of the “clicking” popping cork and is an expert in the use of “live” bait in the waters around South Padre Island. His knowledge of fishing the Laguna Madre and waters around South Padre Island assures those interested in fishing of the best inside tips and local hot spots! He is highly regarded as one of the South Padre Island Fishing charter captains that will catch fish when no one else does.