Lower Laguna Madre Fishing

The Lower Laguna Madre is a great place to fish and experience for all and any true fisherman should make a top priority for the fishing trip of a lifetime.

The Lower Laguna Madre is a is a long shallow hypersaline bay along the Texas coast between South Padre Island on the tip of Texas and goes about twenty miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas. Most of the bay is very shallow and inaccessible to deep draft boats. Special shallow draft bay boats are used in the area to get in and out of much of the shallow flats that contain large numbers of fish, notably reds. There are many fishing guides that specialize in sight casting for fish in these shallow clear waters.

The Lower Laguna Madre

The Laguna Madre offers ample opportunities to enjoy fishing and other water sports. It is the ideal place for kiteboarding and wind surfing. Most of the bay shore line is undeveloped and primitive which lends to its peaceful and natural charm.

This bay is approximately forty miles long and averages seven mile wide. It is famous for its flats, area of shallow clear water where sight casting for Reds has become one of the favorite fishing activities in Texas. Many fish species wonder into the bay, but the main species targeted are the Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, Snook, and Mangrove Snapper.

The Laguna Madre was formed about 3,000 years ago, after the stabilization of the sea level on the Texas Coast, culminating in the rise of Padre Island. The Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda is believed to be the first European to come in contact with Laguna Madre in the early 1500s, and is credited with giving it the name, which is Spanish for "mother lagoon".

Map of the Lower Laguna Madre



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