Redfish, marlin, tuna, and wahoo. South Padre has every type of fishing you could ask for.
Located at the southern tip of Texas on the border with Mexico, South Padre Island is a barrier island for Texas’s west coast, meaning that there are good options for inshore and deep sea fishing. The small strip of land protects an inlet, which is teeming with redfish, flounder and trout. A few miles offshore, an angler can motor out into the Gulf and hook into marlin, sailfish, and tuna. If the fish aren’t biting in one area, you can simply pull up anchor and cruise to find a new species.
The fishing season in South Padre Island is year round, with the average winter low at around 52 degrees. The sub-tropical climate causes many fish to stick around all year, especially the redfish and seatrout. Bigger billfish like the marlin and sailfish are migratory, but are caught frequently in the waters off South Padre Island.
- 68° 52° Dec-Feb
- 80° 67° Mar-May
- 90° 77° Jun-Aug
- 84° 69° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in South Padre Island
Capt. David Leal's Fishing Guide
No trip to South Padre Island is complete without a fishing trip on the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Where else can you fish all day and have your favorite restaurant cook catch? Captain David Leal is the guide you want to show you the best places to fish for redfish, black drum, flounder and trout. David is a lifetime resident of the area and has been fishing the Laguna Madre for 20 years. Experience and the love of fishing makes David one of the most sought after guides in the area.