Your Guide to South Padre Island & More...
Est. 2012
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Fishing


World class fishing on South Padre Island, Texas









Bay Fishing

Trout, Drum, Red Drum, Snook, Shark, Whiting, and so much more can be found in the warm, shallow waters of the Laguna Madre Bay.

Bay Fishing Guides

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Surf Fishing

Trout, Reds, Pompano, Shark and so other types of fish can be caught while fishing in the surf in and around South Padre Island, Texas.

Surf Fishing Guides



SHARKMAN SURF FISHING
956 - 566 - 7444
www.sharkmansurffishing.com

Offshore Fishing


Red Snapper, Marlin, Dolphin (Dorado), Tuna and much more are waiting for you!  Go offshore and have an experience of a lifetime!

Offshore Fishing Guides


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Texas Fishing License Information


Texas Fishing License Vendors on South Padre Island


Make sure you have your fishing license before you head out!  You can purchase it by visiting the following vendors listed below:

Walmart

1401 Texas 100 
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
956 - 943 - 1388

Quick Stop

501 State Highway 100 # A 
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
956 - 943 - 1159


Or you can purchase it online:









Branden Roberts of Logic Lures shows us another beautiful trout caught in the lower Laguna Madre.













Bag and Length Limits for Saltwater Fish


Statewide Bag and Length Limits for Saltwater Fish

Species Daily Bag Length in Inches
(Minimum-Maximum)
Amberjack, Greater 1 34 — No limit
Bass: striped, its hybrids and subspecies

5
(in any combination)

18 — No limit
Catfish: channel and blue catfish,
their hybrids and subspecies
25
(in any combination)
12 — No limit
Catfish, flathead 5 18 — No limit
Catfish, gafftopsail No limit 14 — No limit
Cobia 2 37 — No limit
Drum, black a 5 14 — 30 a
Drum, red b 3 20 — 28 b
Flounder: all species, their hybrids and subspeciesc 5/2 c
(in any combination)
14 — No limit c
Gar, alligator 1 No limit — No limit
Grouper, gag 2 22 — No limit
Grouper, goliath (formerly called Jewfish) 0 Catch and release only
Mackerel, king 2 27 — No limit
Mackerel, Spanish 15 14 — No limit
Marlin, blue No limit 131 — No limit
Marlin, white No limit 86 — No limit
Mullet: all species, their hybrids
and subspecies d
No limit No limit — 12 d (during Oct., Nov., Dec. & Jan.)
Sailfish No limit 84 — No limit
Seatrout, spotted 10
See special regulation e below for Lower Laguna Madre
15 — 25 f
Sharks    
• Atlantic sharpnose, blacktip, bonnethead 1
See special regulation g below
24 — No limit
• other allowable shark species 64 — No limit
• prohibited species h 0 Catch and release only
Sheepshead 5 15 —No limit
Snapper, lane No limit 8 — No limit
Snapper, red i 4 15 — No limit
Snapper, vermilion No limit 10 — No limit
Snook 1 24 — 28
Tarpon 1 85 — no limit
Triggerfish, gray 20 16— No limit
Tripletail 3 17 — no limit



a
Black drum: No more than one black drum over 52 inches may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit.

b Red drum special regulation: During a license year, one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly completed Red Drum Tag and one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly completed Bonus Red Drum Tag. Any fish retained under authority of a Red Drum Tag or a Bonus Red Drum Tag may be retained in addition to the daily bag and possession limit as stated in this section.

c Flounder special regulation: Daily bag is 5 fish except for the period Nov. 1-30 when the daily bag is 2 fish and flounder may be taken only by pole and line. Possession limit is equal to the daily bag..

d Mullet: May not take from public waters, or possess on board a boat, mullet over 12 inches during October, November, December, and January. No limits apply during other months.

e Spotted Seatrout Special Regulation: For the Lower Laguna Madre, the daily bag limit and the possession limit shall be 5 fish in all inside waters south of marker 21 located inside the area known as the Land Cut. Inside waters are all bays, inlets, outlets, passes, rivers, streams, and other bodies of water landward from the shoreline of the state along the Gulf of Mexico and contiguous to, or connected with, but not a part of, the Gulf of Mexico and within which the tide regularly rises and falls.

f Spotted Seatrout: No more than one spotted seatrout over the stated maximum length may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit.

g Special Regulation: the daily bag limit is 1 fish for all allowable shark species including Atlantic sharpnose, blacktip, and bonnethead.

h Prohibited shark species: Atlantic angel, Basking, Bigeye sand tiger, Bigeye sixgill, Bigeye thresher, Bignose, Caribbean reef, Caribbean sharpnose, Dusky, Galapagos, Longfin mako, Narrowtooth, Night, Sandbar, Sand tiger, Sevengill, Silky, Sixgill, Smalltail, Whale, and White.

i Red snapper may be taken using pole and line, but it is unlawful to use any kind of hook other than a circle hook.