Deep Sea Fishing from South Padre Island

What makes a "Deep Sea" fishing trip is the species of fish you will target. Typically one has to go out a ways to reach the deep water to catch big fish. SPI Texas has a big variety of game fish for near shore and deep sea fishing. This includes Amberjack, Bonito, Cobia, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, and Red Snapper, Tarpon, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, plus Swordfish.

Deep Sea Fishing from South Padre Island

South Padre Island has a mild sub-tropical climate so you can enjoy deep sea fishing throughout most the year. The time of year, seasonal fish migrations, and state and federal fishing regulations will determine which species are targeted.

The continental shelf happens to be relatively narrow just off our area, so that we can reach the deepest waters where we're most likely to find the fish. The cold, nutrient-rich water from the deeper regions of the Gulf occurs at the edge of the continental shelf and at other topographical features like undersea mountains or canyons. Other good areas to fish are the reefs, oilrigs, wrecks, the gulf stream and behind commercial shrimp boats. Many large species of sport fish follow behind these boats to feed off of the baitfish they stir up; it's a great place to hook some ling.


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