Fishing On Padre Island

North Padre Island and the surrounding waters offer some of the best saltwater fishing there is. Whether it's wade fishing the flats, surf fishing from the beach or heading offshore into the Gulf of Mexico, Padre Island Texas offers it all.

Wade fishing

The flats of the Laguna Madre have miles of shallow, grassy flats teaming with Redfish, Speckled Trout and other species. The flats are accessible by boat, kayak and vehicle.  Wade fishing offers one of the past fishing experiences on North Padre.

Jetty Fishing

The Packery Channel Jetties and Mustang Island State Park both have jetties that allow fishermen to walking access to fish the Gulf of Mexico. Link to jetty fishing interactive maps with photos and videos.

Pier Fishing

Another alternative is Bob Hall Pier at Padre Balli Park or Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas at IB Magee Park.  Sharks, tarpon, Spanish mackerel, redfish and other species are often caught from these waters. Link to fishing pier interactive maps with photos and videos

Offshore Fishing

Access to the Gulf of Mexico is available through the Packery Channel jetty or the Port Aransas Ship Channel. Charter Boats and guides are available in Port Aransas

Surf Fishing

Setting up for a day of fishing on the beach has long been a favorite approach to enjoying the day. The beaches of along Mustang and North Padre Island provide some of the best there is. A trip into Padre Island National Seashore provides a unique adventure that will be a memory no matter what the outcome.