Saltwater Fishing Guide for Port Isabel, Texas

Saltwater Fishing Guide for Port Isabel, Texas
Port Isabel is a small resort community on the southwestern end of South Padre Island, in the Gulf of Mexico waters of the Texas Coast. Known affectionately as the Texas Riviera, this island boasts saltwater fishing for species such as bonefish, tarpon, marlin and jacks. Port Isabel hosts many fishing guides, charters and services to get you on the water, fishing for these sport fish and watching the wildlife that surrounds the region. As of July, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was affecting the fishing and tourism businesses of South Padre Island.

Dolphin Docks

The crew and guides at Dolphin Docks takes you out for a day or half day charter fishing the deep waters for red snapper, grouper, ling, shark, vermillion snapper, dorado or amberjack. Charters provide the fishing guides and boat, use of fishing rods and reels, bait and tackle, iced fish storage and a shaded cabin to escape the intense Gulf sun.



Arrangements for filleting, smoking or flash freezing and shipping your catch is available upon return to the harbor. Prepare for the trip and bring sun hats, glasses, long sleeved shirts, lunch and snacks, drinks and sunscreen.



Dolphin Docks

Queen Isabella Blvd. (Hwy. 100)

Port Isabel, TX 78578

956-943-3185

dolphindocks.info

Family Fun Fishing Adventures

Captain Charley Quinn operates the Family Fun Fishing Adventures charter and guide service and takes you and your family or party out for half- and full-day fishing charters. Go for snapper, flounder, trout and redfish. All tackle and gear is provided. Bring along a long-sleeved shirt, soft-soled shoes, drinks and snacks, iced cooler to store your catch, sunglasses and a hat.



If you are prone to motion sickness or sunburns, bring motion sickness meds and sunscreen. Filet and fish cleaning are arranged at the docks upon return from your fishing adventure.



Family Fun Fishing Adventures

Port Isabel Boat Harbor

Port Isabel , TX 78578

956-456-9414

familyfunfishingadventures.net

Pirate's Landing Pier

If you feel like doing some self-guided fishing along the Port Isabel coast, head to the Pirate's Landing Pier, the longest pier in Texas. Fishing for species such as redfish, flounder and amberjack is possible off the pier, and there are bait and tackle shops found at the entrance to the long dock and jetty.



There is a monthly fishing tournament with a $500 top prize. Check with the local bait and tackle shops to see what the conditions are when visiting or to purchase entry tickets to the fishing derby. Pole and rod rentals are available at the pier.



Pirate's Landing Pier

110 N. Garcia St

Port Isabel, TX 78578

956-943-7437

piratespier.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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