Laguna Madre Bay

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Location:
South Padre Island, TX
United States United States
Coordinates:
26.5468, -97.3636
Depth (average):
2.5 Feet
Depth (max):
5 Feet
Description:

The Laguna Madre is a large body of shallow water separating Padre Island from the South Texas mainland. It covers 609 square miles of estuarine and coastal marine systems. The boundary of Padre Island National Seashore encompasses approximately 20,000 acres of the Laguna Madre.

Since no major rivers flow into the Laguna Madre, its salt content is quite high, about 35 parts per 1000 parts of water. This increases to 45 parts per 1000 parts of water in the Lower Laguna Madre and during periods of hot, dry weather.

The average water depth is about 2.5 feet, with some areas reaching a depth of 5 feet. Variable depths and salinity support different types of seagrasses, hyper-saline marshes, algal flats, and lomas.

Mudflats, barrier islands, dunes, spoil islands, saline marsh, and coastal sand plains are the main geomorphic features of Laguna Madre.

Sport fishing is very rewarding in the Laguna Madre where redfish, black drum and flounder are caught. Texas General Land Office (GLO) operate fishing cabins as well as camping sites on the spoil islands.

The Laguna Madre is a large area and parts of it are owned by the public sector while other parts are owned by the private sector. The Texas General Land Office (GLO), Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the federal government own a large section of the area, while private entities like the Audubon Society, King Ranch, and others own other sections of the area.

The water is generally clear, unless stirred up by persistent winds, and the bottom has lush greenery and white-sand holes, often producing large fish that lie in wait to ambush bait. Much fishing is done by stalking, using boat and foot to look for individual fish (mainly redfish) or schools of trout and reds.

Padre Island National Seashore protects much of the remote Laguna Madre from the open Gulf waters beyond. The seashore encompasses Padre Island, the longest barrier island in North America, where anglers can use four-wheel-drive vehicles to visit over 40 miles of waterfront. There's good fishing along the surf for a potpourri of species, and September sees a lot of action thanks to abundant, and close, baitfish schools.

Surveys done by the Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife indicate that the lower Laguna Madre has the largest population of trout and redfish to be found along the entire Texas coast. And nearly 57 percent of all the trophy seatrout (30 inches or better) landed in Texas in the past 25 years came from the lower lagoon. Another 20 percent came from the upper lagoon.

Aquatic vegetation:

Variable depths and salinity support different types of seagrasses, hyper-saline marshes, algal flats, and lomas.

Cover/Structure:

Sandy pot holes and long stretches of grass lines make Laguna Madre a unique fishing experience.

Mudflats, barrier islands, dunes, spoil islands, saline marsh, and coastal sand plains are the main geomorphic features of Laguna Madre.

Tips/Tactics:

Seatrout are often found in schools, and a group of waders fishing in line won't spook a bunch of shallow-water fish as would the passage of a drifting or motorized boat. Because virtually all this angling is done in very thin water, great light-tackle excitement can result. It's not uncommon for a group to catch several dozen fish in one spot.

Much fishing is done by stalking, using boat and foot to look for individual fish (mainly redfish) or schools of trout and reds.

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Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Shore fishing access, Playground, Camping, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.19.11

Tommy and Chad can't catch a break from the north wind. Everytime they book a charter with Susie or I, a norther blows in.   For this particular event, they invited friends Tom, his son John and good friend Chris and yes, we had a north wind. At least it wasn't a rainy, cold norther as in the past.   Chad brought along a twelve hour stomach bug so Susie suggested he go on my boat so, Tommy and Chad were stuck with me while Susie hosted Tom, John and Chris.   TOM FIGH...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.31.11

As you probably know, we had a real winter this year; two hard freezes and plenty of northers. But all that is behind us now as Texas Parks and Wildlife reports no significant fish kill in the Lower Laguna Madre.     Typical for this time of year, we're still having northers come in to northern Texas which causes our winds to blow, March and April are kite flying weather here in Deep South Texas.   But we've had enough calmer days for the water to clear up and I see no...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.18.11

David & Mike have been making the trip from Conroe, Texas to Arroyo City for about fifteen years now. They have been fishing with Susie and I for about seven years. They've seen it all by now, good weather and bad, good fishing and not so good. We've fished schools of reds, waded super shallow water sight fishing and chased tailing reds. We've fished with everything from spoons to topwaters, but this Spring Break trip had to be the windiest trip they've had so far!     The...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 12.14.10

WOW WHAT A TRIP! "This was the best trout fishing day I've ever had...again!", "I've seen this done on television before but this is the first time I've ever caught tailing redfish"     Those were just a few of the comments from Tom, Mike and Jim who I had the huge pleasure of fishing with these two December mornings.   Western States Fire Protection Company had contacted me about providing guide services for a retirement party. Originally, they wer...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.30.10

  Capt. Susie and I had the pleasure of fishing Ricardo, Wade, Mike, Glen and Danny two days this month.   Susie fished Danny and Glen both days, it seemed that trout just gave themselves up and jumped into the boat as they easily boxed their limit each day.   I dropped Wade off to walk to tailing reds each morning first thing while I poled Mike to wakes and tails. The poling was very succesful the first morning but didn't work out too well on day two. We joined Sus...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.04.10

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Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.27.10

They say if you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change. We went from no wind at all to 25 MPH gusting to 35 MPH for days now!     I fished Gerry, Lindsey, Mike and Mark on Friday and Saturday. It was their annual fishing vacation and they had to brave such high winds. There is still floodwater discharge so the bay is not as pretty and clear as it usually.   We started out Friday morning out east where I had fished Bill, Scott and Sa...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.20.10

Jesus and Fab took super home on Oct. 6th         Bill, Linda , Judy and John had a big day on Oct. 9th         Mark, Paul and Richard had a really good trip on the 14th         Dana and P.J. caught these big reds in the Spawglass fishing tournament on the 16th     Most of these trips were drifting deeper pot-holes using Berkley Gulp under maulers. Several colors have been working this mon...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.20.10

Dave got a fishing trip for his birthday on the 9th but it was hard to keep up with Jake!         Bill, Sammi and Scott were down for their third trip this year. They had nearly perfect weather. Friday morning was a bit too cool to wade so it was a so-so day. Saturday and Sunday were much better and we spent almost nine hours in the water on Saturday, six hours on Sunday.   We didn't have to go far from the boat to start seeing and catching fish! ...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.05.10

It was a nearly perfect afternoon, not a cloud in the sky and a light northeast breeze. Kenny and Jenny had been trying to find time to hook up with Captain Susie or me for about a year and a half. Things finally came together and they were hoping to see fish in the crystal clear water that we are always talking about.     We left the dock around 2:00 p.m., we looked west and we looked east but there wasn’t a drop of clear water to be found! The IBWC has been releasing flood w...
Weldon Charter Service Captain Richard & Susie
almost 4 years ago (09/29/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.29.10

  Sept. 25th: although we never got rained on, the skies were purple, black all around us. The wind varied from north to northest putting any occasional sunlight directly in our face so sight casting was out.   Stan and I caught a few fish in Capt. Susie's hot spot but the action wasn't fast enough for us, so we tried one of favorite locations. during the last hour of the day (it was an afternoon trip), Stan was simply on fire. Throwing his trusty Norton Paddle tail, he l...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.24.10

August was the month of the great flood. The flooding was caused by Hurricane Alex which made landfall just below the Rio Grande River and dumped huge rains in the Rio Grande River watershed. After a decade or so of drought conditions, the reservoirs were above flood stage. Muddy flood waters were delivered to the Lower Laguna Madre via the Arroyo Colorado and other man-made flood control diversion levees and ditches. Hermine brought more rain and higher winds than Alex but thankfully, the flo...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.25.10

The economy had already taken its toll on our tourism industry but Hurricane Allex that landed just below us in Mexico seemed to add insult to injury. Finally, the last of the floodwaters caused by the hurricane are now working their way down the Rio Grande River and into its distributary arms, the Arroyo Colorado and the North Floodway.     Our tides have been running extremely high for summer months, the fish pushed away from the source of the fresh water and sediment from th...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.22.10

Susie had a charter on Father's day with two father's, a father-in-law and a seven year old son. The solunar table had indicated a tough day and it was. These fine folks were not waders or in to sight fishing so Capt. Susie set up drifting in an area holding good reds and trout. As the sun rose high enough, Susie could see big reds in the 24" deep, semi-clear water but they just wouldn't hit. She made adjustments to the drift, a tiny bit deeper and a tiny bit murkier and the reds wers big...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.15.10

We didn't have any charters so Capt. Susie and I decided we needed some eatin' fish. The solunar table for Sunday indicated a major feeding time starting at 2:00 in the afternoon.     We met an armada of boats coming in as we ran out the Arroyo Colorado at 1:30 PM, just the way we like it!. I set the boat on an easterly course, planning on heading as shallow as we could get. But before we got too far out east, Susie was pointing out fish to her left as I noticed one after anoth...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.08.10

Fishing has been very tough on the Lower Laguna Madre for the past week or more. I blame it on a combination of the moon and a sluggish transition from spring to summer conditions. Many of our guide friends have been on the phone calling each other; are you on bitting fish? No, we're all over fish but can't get them to hit anything!     Last sunday the skies were over-cast and I couldn't see fish in the water so we went where we've been catching fish. Tim and his two teen-aged...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.25.10

Things started out just like they are supposed to last Friday. Bill and Sam deal with a double hook-up early.       Nearby, Our Sister-In-Law Carol is fighting a 25" redfish on Susie's boat.         Later in the day, Bill and Sam double up again but this time it was sight fishing on the sand.       Sight fishing conditions were just perfect on Friday. Somewhere between twenty and thirty redfish were landed plus tw...
Weldon Charter Service Captain Richard & Susie
over 4 years ago (05/13/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.13.10

The week started out a little tough; Susie Guided Rick & Gina on Tuesday and although there was a “Bite”, all the fish were small. Bigger fish turned on at the solunar periods when she guided Tom & Trish on Wednesday. It seems that fish have been real spooky and finicky for the last week or so. They often followed our lures and turned off before hitting it if they didn’t spook off from the cast in the first place.     By Saturday, it looked like things might be getti...
Bobs Bay Fishing Capt Robert Sirvello
over 4 years ago (04/28/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.28.10

Now is the time if you would like to catch a big trout.   Some nice trout starting to show up .Past few trips have produced 24in, 25, 27, 27 1/2...and some nice reds also. Trout coming on norton bull minnows and live shrimp.Reds the same...if you would like more info on my trips feel free to call 956 943-1010 www.south-padre-fishing.com       Capt Robert Sirvello Bobs Bay Fishing rsirvello@yahoo.com  ...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.28.10

It would seem that the spring tides may have arrived this week. As fate would have it, our charters for this past Sunday re-scheduled due to a chance of rain. Susie and I took full advantage and slept in. The morning skies were over-cast but no rain. We checked the radar and several forecasts before deciding to hit the bay. As soon as we launched, the clouds parted and we were treated to clear, blue skies. We didn’t have to go very far to find crystal clear water with lots of redfish runni...
Weldon Charter Service Captain Richard & Susie Weldon
over 4 years ago (04/27/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.27.10

The weather has been very cooperative lately. We've had plenty of clear skies, clear water and lots of fish. We've been taking advantage of the favorable sight fishing conditions and its been great fun. The wind has been switching around from the north to noerth east to east and back to the north which puts the angler facing the sun but the water has been soooo clear. We can see redfish and trout way out in the distance. Sometimes it takes a long cast to catch a "happy fish" (one tha...
Weldon Charter Service Captain Richard & Susie Weldon
over 4 years ago (04/20/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.20.10

It would seem that the spring tides may have arrived this week. As fate would have it, our charters for this past Sunday re-scheduled due to a chance of rain. Susie and I took full advantage and slept in. The morning skies were over-cast but no rain.   We checked the radar and several forecasts before deciding to hit the bay.     As soon as we launched, the clouds parted and we were treated to clear, blue skies. We didn’t have to go very far to find crystal clear w...
Weldon Charter Service Captain Richard & Susie Weldon
over 4 years ago (04/14/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.14.10

Well things are looking up! We had a stiff south east breeze all week and it seems to have helped in clearing the water up some.   On Friday, Susie fished Dana and Valerie south of the Arroyo. She reported seeing no brown tide or ugly water. “The water wasn’t quite as crystal clear as it usually is but that’s probably due to the wind” she said. They got a late, late start to their half day trip but Susie found fish in pretty water. Working Gulp through potholes the ladies kept the...
Capt Robert Sirvello
over 4 years ago (04/06/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.06.10

Fishing is picking up here. Starting to get big trout showing up.  They are full of eggs witch means they are coming in to the shallows to do there thing..   Red fishing is also getting good.   So if would like to catch that trophy trout nows the time...give me a call 956-943-1010 www.south-padre-fishing.com   Bobs Bay Fishing   rsirvello@yahoo.com      ...
Weldon Charter Service / Captain Richard & Susie Weldon
over 4 years ago (04/05/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.05.10

OK so much for predictions. Usually by now our season has begun and we've had lots of charters and caught lots of fish. I predicted that we would have landed and released some big trout by now.         Susie and I have been out scouting a few times and we've re-scheduled our charters, some due to bad weather and some due to the water color. The water color is horrible. Sight fishing is out of the question right now.         Each year,...
Weldon Charter Service Captain Richard & Susie Weldon
over 4 years ago (03/16/2010)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.16.10

The San Antonio Boat Show was very good for us again this year. We met up with some of our old friends and clients and made many new ones. I was able to get a good start on my fly tying during the slow periods. Clients are always welcome to use my M.C. Hammer flies on our fishing trips. I was asked by the Boat Show Director to give a seminar on fly fishing one afternoon. We had a good sized turn out and it was a lot of fun. One of the attendees is the president of the Hill Country Fly Fishing...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.01.10

Fishing has been fair in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week.   Decent numbers of specks have been taken over the deeper flats on the west side - areas like Laguna Vista Cove and Stover's Point have been the most consistent.   Some larger trout have been caught off Long Bar and in South Cullen.   Redfish have been found in the shallows, but are still somewhat reluctant to eat.   Good numbers of mangrove snapper and sheepshead around the causeways an...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.22.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has bee slow in the Lower Laguna Madre. Plenty of undersize specks, but keepers have been tough to come by. Redfish have been seen in skinny water on warm days, but haven't been willing to eat most days. The most consistent action has been sheepshead around the causeways, mangrove snapper up the Ship Channel and black drum along the channel edges. Capt. Danno Wise Phone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@dannowise.com  ...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.15.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been fairly slow in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Some decent catches of black drum, sheepshead and speckled trout have been taken in the South Bay channels. Fishermen working the ICW drops have also faired well on schoolie specks. Decent numbers of specks and reds have been found along the west side in areas like Holly Beach, Airport Cove and South Cullen. Capt. Danno Wise Phone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@dan...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.08.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been steadily improving in the Lower Laguna Madre. Good catches of solid specks have been reported around Three Islands, in South Cullen, near Stover's and in LV Cove. DOA Shrimp, TTF Trout Killers and Brown Devil Eyes have been the best baits. Redfish have been a bit less consistent, but some decent catches of reds have been taken off Gas Wells and behind the ICW spoil islands. Mangrove snapper and sheepshead have been consistent in th...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.02.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been somewhat slow in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Scattered catches of specks and reds along the west side. Fair numbers of keeper specks along the ICW. Some black drum and mangrove snapper coming from the Port of Brownsville. Capt. Danno Wise Phone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@dannowise.com  ...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 01.25.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Despite warmer temperatures over the past week, fishing has been mediocre on the Lower Laguna Madre. Some decent numbers of specks have been taken north of Three Islands, on the west side around the Wildlife Refuge, and along the edges of the ICW. Redfish have been showing over Gas Well Flats and, at times, over Mexiquita Flats. Snook and mangrove snapper have been fair up the Brownsville Ship Channel. Capt. Danno Wise Phone#: - 956-371-4099...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 01.18.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing activity has remained slow in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. However, the fishing action has been picking up as the water continues to warm. Mid-day hours have produced good numbers of specks and reds along the ICW spoils. Good numbers of solid trout have been caught north of Three Islands. Some mixed bags of specks and reds have been taken near Stover's and in South Cullen Bay. Snook, specks and mangrove snapper remain consiste...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 01.11.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing opportunities were limited over the past week by the near freezing conditions that settled over the Lower Laguna Madre for several days. However, those who made it out following the front reported decent catches of speckled trout, redfish and black drum from the deeper channels and holes. Fishing should improve as the weather continues to warm back into the normal range. Capt. Danno Wise   www.dannowise.com    Phon...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 01.04.10

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing continues to be sporadic on the Lower Laguna Madre. Warm, calm days between fronts have provided fast action over the muddy bottom flats along the west side. The Brownsville Ship Channel has also yielded nice catches of reds, specks and snook. However, several days per week have been "blown out" due to excessively high winds and/or rain. Top baits have been straight tail plastics such as Brown Devil Eyes and TTF Trout Killers in c...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 12.28.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been up and down in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. High winds, rain and cold temperatures have played a role on many days. However, the warmer days in between fronts have produced good catches of specks and reds over the shallow and mid-depth mud flats. Best bets have been Brown Devil Eyes, DOA Shrimp and TTF Killer Flats Minnows. Trout to 28-inches have been taken around Unnecessary Island and in South Cullen bay. Mixed b...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 12.21.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been steadily improving in the Lower Laguna Madre. Between fronts, fishing has been outstanding over the deeper flats and along the channel edges for speckled trout. During the midday hours, reds have been found roaming the flats as well. Snook and mangrove snapper have been steady up the Brownsville Ship Channel. Capt. Danno Wise www.dannowise.com    956-371-4099    Email: - danno@dannowise.com...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 12.14.09

 Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been improving on the Lower Laguna Madre. Fog has been one of the biggest factors over the past week. However, when conditions have allowed, anglers have found decent numbers of specks and reds over the mud flats on the west side. Soft-plastic jerkbaits like the Brown Devil Eyes, TTF Trout Killer and DOA Jerkshad have been the best baits. Numbers of keeper specks have also been taken along the edges of the ICW. Anglers heading up the...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 12.07.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Last week's cold snap limited the amount of fishermen on the water. However, the cold weather seems to have reduced the amount of red tide in the Lower Laguna Madre and pushed fish into the deep channels and over the muddy bottom flats. Areas like Long Bar and Unnecessary Island are holding solid specks and redfish. Numbers of keeper specks are being taken along the ICW and the deep flats on the south end of the Lower Laguna Madre. Capt. Dann...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.30.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has improved substantially in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, although this week's cold front could quickly change the pattern. Fish were found on the southern portion of the Lower Laguna for the first time since red tide entered the area back in October. Good numbers of solid specks were taken from Long Bar and the edges of the ICW near the CPL exchange. Brown Lures' Devil Eyes in pink, glow and chartreuse produced the best resu...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.23.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been steadily improving in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Good numbers of specks and reds have been taken along the west side around Airport Cove, the Wildlife Shorelines, Stover Point and South Cullen. On the east side, Gas Well Flats is holding good numbers of redfish. Small soft-plastic jerkbaits like the Brown Sea Devil and DOA 4-inch Jerkshad rigged on 1/16 oz heads have proven to be the most effective. Capt. Danno Wi...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.16.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has slowly been improving on the Lower Laguna Madre. Decent numbers of specks and reds have been taken along the west side between Airport Cove and Stover's Point.  Good numbers of reds have also been found on Gas Well Flats. The Brownsville Ship Channel is holding snook and mangrove snapper. Capt. Danno Wise Phone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@dannowise.com  ...
Bobs Bay Fishing / CAPTAIN ROBERT SIRVELLO
almost 5 years ago (11/10/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.10.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Port Isabel Fishing has been good if you can bear the rain and wind.. Reds up along the spoil banks with the above normal tides....Trout have been alittle slow......lots of Mangrove Snapper to catch.  One my favorites to eat. Bobs Bay Fishing / CAPTAIN ROBERT SIRVELLO  www.south-padre-fishing.com Phone#: - 956-943-1010 Email: - rsirvello@yahoo.com  ...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.09.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Fishing has been fair on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Anglers are able to walk away with decent bags of specks and reds if they willing to grind it out all day. The best catches of specks have been on the west side around Unnecessary Island, the Wildlife Refuge Shoreline and South Cullen Bay. Some reds have been mixed in that area as well, but the majority of the redfish have come off Gas Well Flats. Fish have been somewhat finicky and the...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.04.09

Tue Oct 27, 2009 Between Fronts This group of best friends come to the valley every October. They always book two or three days of fishing during their stay. A front came in on Thursday but didn't completely ruin fishing on Friday. But Sunday was a very good day (except for the numerous quick-passing showers). They hit it just right because a strong front come through on Monday. Mark battles one of many. Mike had pretty good luck, he released a number of keepers.   It was Lin...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 11.03.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has been marginal over the past week in the Lower Laguna Madre. Decent catches of keeper specks and reds being taken along the west side around Laguna Vista Cove, Airport Cove, and the Refuge Shoreline. Good numbers of reds have been found in South Cullen Bay and over Gas Well Flats. TTF Killer Flats Minnows, DOA CAL 4" Jerk Baits and Brown Sea Devils have been the best baits. Some topwater action in areas without lots of floating grass....

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.26.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre has been slowed by bad weather and red tide. South Bay has continued to produce some fish, but the flats on the southern end of the Lower Laguna have slowed since red tide appeared. Better fishing has been had further up in the bay, with good catches of trout being taken around Laguna Vista Cove, Holly Beach, Airport Cove and Gas Well Flats. Decent numbers of reds have also been found over Gas Wells and around Airport...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.23.09

Mon Oct 19, 2009 Fall is Here! Susie and I heard the first batch of Sandhill Cranes fly over while we were cleaning our boats yesterday. I noticed a flock of White pelicans hunkered down on the leeward side of a spoil island this weekend. We certainly couldn’t help but notice the first three northers that have pushed on through over the last few weeks. Susie and I had to fish through all three of them!   We fished out of South Padre (Ladies’ Redfish Rodeo) during the fi...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.19.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing has rebounded nicely in the Lower Laguna Madre following last week's cold front. Good catches of specks have been taken along the west side from Laguna Vista Cove up to Stover Point. TTF Killer Flats Minnows, DOA Shrimp and Brown Devil Eyes have been the best baits. Redfish have also been steady on the west side in areas like Airport Cove and Holly Beach. Good numbers of reds also being caught over Gas Well Flats and in South Bay. The same...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.12.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Port Isabel Report Fishing was okay in the Lower Laguna Madre prior to this weekend's front. Fishing activity stalled somewhat during and in the days immediately following the front. However, calmer conditions and cleaner water are returning and the fish are responding by being more active. The topwater action is good and should get better through the week. Soft plastics such as TTF Killer Flats Minnows and Brown Devil Eyes are also producing good catches, as are DO...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 10.06.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing in the Lower Laguna has been quite a bit tougher over the past few days. This is due in large part to high winds, which have blown for several days, limited the fishable areas and reducing the water clarity. Some redfish have still be found on the west side around Airport Cove and Stover's Point, as well as down south near the PI Spoils and on Mexiquito Flats. Decent catches of trout have been taken from Laguna Vista Cove, Mexiquito Flats, the Pasture an...
Captain Dennis Miller 'Sunset Cruises and Fishing Excursions
almost 5 years ago (09/29/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.29.09

Laguna Madre Report A little slow, but schools of redfish and good quantities of speckled trout. Live bait works well for trout, redfish, flounders etc in deeper water. Drifting the Texas 'flats' in water less than 3 ft is a good way to search for schooling redfish. Gold spoons, or plastics with a 1/16 oz jig head are great ways to 'persuade' a schooling redfish to have lunch with you! Good fishing Captain Dennis Miller 'Sunset Cruises and Fishing Excursions Phone#: - 361-548-1563 E...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.28.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Following last week's cold front, fishing has been stellar on the Lower Laguna Madre. The combination of rain and cooler temperatures has kicked the topwater bite into high gear. Good numbers of specks have been taken along the chain of spoils in front of Port Isabel, on Mexiquito Flats and Laguna Vista Cove. Bomber Badonk-A-Donks and Heddon Super Spook Jrs have been the top choice. Other baits such as TTF Killer Flats Minnows, DOA Shrimp and Brown Lures' Sea Devi...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.24.09

Money On The Line We were fishing out of “Casa Arroyo Lodge” this weekend. It was Susie’s second weekend in a row to fish clients from there. This time of year the typical gig is fishing in the morning and dove hunting in the afternoon. Susie has been doing very well by sticking to an area that she knows is holding lots of nice reds and trout. I admire her for her patients; she pounds the area realizing the fish turn on and off. If they’re not hitting right now, she j...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.22.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing has been okay on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Trout have been good over deep grass beds and on edges. TTF Killer Flats Minnows, Brown Lures Devil Eyes and DOA Shrimp have been best baits. Reds have been good near Airport Cove and on the east side flats, as well as in South Bay. Spoons, topwaters and TTF Killer Flats Minnows have been top lures. Snook have been steady on topwaters. Bomber Badonk-A-Donks have been best. Tarpon have been o...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.17.09

Mon Sep 14, 2009 Bill, Sammi and Scott made their second trip of the year this past weekend. When Bill called Thursday morning to check on the weather, I told him it had been raining all week but the forecast predicted less chance of rain through the weekend. Plans were made to follow through with the trip. Bill and Scott made it down Thursday night but Sammi was delayed until Friday Morning. There was heavy cloud cover and occasional lightning in the far distance but Bill, Scott and I wa...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.14.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing has remained stead in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Redfish are being found in good numbers over Gas Well Flats, on Mexiquito Flats and in South Bay. TTF Killer Flats Minnows, Red Killers and Spoons have been the top lure choices for redfish. Topwaters have also worked well. Trout have been hanging over the deeper flats and along the drops. A good early morning topwater bite has been happening. Straight-tailed baits like Brown Devil Eyes and...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 09.08.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing has been 'pretty good' in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Limits of trout are possible, but only if you're willing to make plenty of casts and wade through lots of throwback. Most fish coming on DOA Shrimp under a popping cork or on TTF Killer Flats Minnows. Redfish are beginning to get into pods. The most consistent redfish action has been on the west side, near Unnecessary Island. Other pods of reds have been found on the east side sand, over...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.31.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing took a dip early last week, but rebounded well.  Some oversize reds are showing in the south end of the Lower Laguna Madre. Good numbers of slot-size reds are being caught over Gas Wells, on Mexiquita Flats and in South Bay. Solid limits of specks are being taken around Community Bar, on Mexiquito Flats, near Three Islands and along the edges of the ICW. Some snook being caught on the south end of the Lower Laguna Madre and in the Ship Channel. Ta...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.25.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing has slowed somewhat in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Decent numbers of speckled trout are still being caught on glow DOA Shrimp and Chili Melon TTF Killer Flats Minnows. Reds are in scattered pods. Some oversize reds being caught. Snook have been fair. Tarpon and kingfish have been slow. Capt. Danno Wise - 956-371-4099 - danno@dannowise.com...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.18.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report Fishing has been steady on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Limits and near limits of speckled trout have been taken along the channel edges and over the deeper grass flats by anglers willing to 'grind it out.' Topwater activity has been good early in the day. Later in the morning, suspending plugs and soft-plastics have been the ticket. Redfish have been good in South Bay and around Gas Well Flats. Snook have been good on the south end of the bay an...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.18.09

 I guess Susie and I have been too busy to keep up with our reports. Our guiding business is going strong and thankfully, the fish have been plentifull. We've been through a computer crash and subsequent replacement which has hindered our reporting and caused a loss of some photos (did somebody say...backup?) Anyway, its too late to go back very far on the reports now. I do want to mention a recent trip with Austin and Beverly, friends of Dr. Whitson , one of our favorite friends and f...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.11.09

Upper Laguna Madre-Baffin Bay (South Texas) Report Speckled Trout are biting good on the Flats fishing sandpockets anchored or drifting using Live Croaker. Redfish are also mixed in on the Flats using Live Perch or Cut Shad. Water is in good condition. Fishing will continue to be good for the next few months as our annual Redfish run is heating up and will be good through November-December. Contact me for any information you need on booking your next fishing trip along the greater coas...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.10.09

Lower Laguna Madre/ Capt. Danno Wise Report Fishing has been good in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, with the best action occurring during the early morning hours. Trout have been steady along the ICW and over the deeper grass flats. Redfish have been good on the east side flats, on Mexiquita Flats, and in South Bay. Snook have been good early on topwaters along the shorelines in the south end of the Lower Laguna and in South Bay. Tarpon and kingfish have been fair along t...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.10.09

Lower Laguna Madre/ Capt. Danno Wise Report Fishing has been good in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, with the best action occurring during the early morning hours. Trout have been steady along the ICW and over the deeper grass flats. Redfish have been good on the east side flats, on Mexiquita Flats, and in South Bay. Snook have been good early on topwaters along the shorelines in the south end of the Lower Laguna and in South Bay. Tarpon and kingfish have been fair along t...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 08.03.09

Lower Laguna Madre Fishing has been steady on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, despite incredibly high winds. Good numbers of keeper-size specks have been taken along the channel edges and deep flats on DOA Shrimp during the early morning/light wind periods. Once the wind has come up, anglers have been relegated to the shallows, where they've found plenty of cooperative redfish. Amber-colored Brown Lures Sea Devils have worked well for redfish. Snook have been solid on topwater...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 07.28.09

Capt. Danno Wise - Lower Laguna Madre Fishing Report Fishing has held steady in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week.  However, the bite has been early and somewhat short-lived.  Good numbers of specks are coming from along the edges of the ICW, over the Pasture and near the PI spoils. Redfish have been found in most of the shallow flats along east side, as well as Mexiquito Flats on the south end and in South Bay. Snook have been steady in South Bay and in the southern...
Captain Dennis Miller of Sunset Cruises
about 5 years ago (07/23/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 07.23.09

Captain Dennis Miller of Sunset Cruises Laguna Madre-Corpus Christi Report Trout, redfish, flounders are all doing well.  Croakers are the '-go to' bait for meat fishing. For flats fishermen, gold spoons, top waters, plastics are are working well.  If live bait is unavailable, there are a variety of scented plastics that will work quite well. Redfish will begin to school up soon and begin to head out to sea. Look for large schools in shallow water! What a blast! Now is prime ti...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 07.20.09

              Lower Laguna Madre - Capt. Danno Wise Report Fishing has been good overall in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week.  Limits of specks have been common along the channel edges. Reds have been in the shallows of South Bay and along the west shoreline in areas such as Airport Cove. Tarpon have been good around the south jetty. Kingfish have been steady in the Brazos Santiago Pass and along the beachfr...
Bobs Bay Fishing
about 5 years ago (07/13/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 07.13.09

lower laguna madre - Bobs Bay Fishing Report Fishing was good today and all week was productive limits of trout in icw lately..reds also showing up in channel and flats. Bobs Bay Fishing - 956-943-1010 - rsirvello@yahoo.com...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 07.13.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Capt. Danno Wise Report Fishing has remained steady in the Lower Laguna over the past week. Trout fishing has been an early morning proposition for the most part, with decent numbers coming off the channel edges and deeper flats during the first hour or so of daylight. DOA Shrimp and Brown Devil Eyes - both in glow - have been good baits. Reds have been on the flats near the Drum Boat, in Airport Cove, over Mexiquita Flats and in South Bay. Snook have been good in...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 07.06.09

Lower Laguna Madre - Capt. Danno Wise Report Strong winds have returned to the Lower Laguna Madre over the past few days. Trout action has been steady, although many areas are holding mostly "short" fish. Anglers working the deeper flats and channel edges have been able to scratch out limits or near-limits, but had to go through a lot of throwbacks to get there. Redfish have been solid in South Cullen and on the east side flats. South Bay has been producing a mix of specks, r...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.30.09

Lower Laguna Madre Light winds have improved the conditions in the Brazos Santiago Pass, allowing anglers to pursue tarpon and kingfish both in the pass and along the beachfront. Good numbers of both have been caught over the past week. In the bay, the trout bite has been early. Good numbers of keeper fish coming from Long Bar and along the ICW edges. Redfish have been fair over Gas Wells and on the west side flats. Capt. Danno Wise Phone#: - 956-371-1228 Email: - danno@dannowise.com...
Captain Dennis Miller / Sunset Cruises
about 5 years ago (06/25/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.25.09

Captain Dennis Miller - Laguna Madre Report: Wind has been moderate to windy for the past several weeks. Water clarity to the windward side of most waterways has been fairly clear while waters on the leeward side of most waterways has been cloudy. Speckled trout have been biting fairly consistently with free-lined croakers being the main live bait. Search for sandy bottoms among grass in 3 to 5 ft. of water as trout will hide to 'ambush' its prey. Stealth is important in shallow water. Drif...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.22.09

Mon, Jun 22, 2009 - Capt. Danno Wise - Lower Laguna MadreFishing has remained steady in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, despite unseasonally high winds. Decent numbers of keeper specks have been found around Community Bar, Submarine Bar and Long Bar, as well as along the edges of the ICW. Fair catches have also been taken near Airport Cove and South Cullen Bay. Reds have been scattered over Gas Well Flats and near the Drum Boat.Capt. Danno WisePhone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.15.09

Mon, Jun 15, 2009- Laguna Madre Bay-Capt. Danno WiseLower Laguna Madre:The return of high winds over the past week has slowed the fishing action in the Lower Laguna Madre. However, decent to good catches of trout have still been taken on the west side. Redfish have been in scattered pods over Gas Well Flats, South Cullen Bay and South Bay. Tarpon are still plentiful in the pass, but it has been too rough to fish for them most days.Capt. Danno WisePhone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@dannowise...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.08.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Moderate winds have been the norm on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Trout fishing has remained outstanding. Good numbers of solid keepers have been taken around the spoils and over deeper flats on DOA Shrimp under popping corks. Largers specks have been found on the shallow flats along the west side. Brown Lures Devil Eyes and topwater plugs have accounted for most of the larger fish. Redfish have been hit or miss. Several large schools of oversize fish ha...
Bobs Bay Fishing
about 5 years ago (06/03/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.03.09

lower laguna madre:Its time fishing weather is here......lots of schools of reds showing up..on the flats....trout starting to show in the channels...on live bait and d.o.a.Bobs Bay FishingPhone#: - 956-943-1010 Email: - rsirvello@yahoo.com...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 06.01.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Winds have remained light in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, allowing the water to retain decent clarity. Trout fishing has been outstanding, with limits of solid keepers being commonplace. The majority of these fish have been taken on live or DOA Shrimp under popping corks. Brown Lures Devil Eyes, Samurai Shad and Money Minnows have also accounted for a decent amount of fish. Reds have been hit or miss. Good size herds have been roaming around the Drum Boa...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.26.09

Lower Laguna Madre:Fishing has remained good in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Lighter winds have served to allow the water to become calmer and clearer, giving fishermen more sight-casting opportunities on the flats. Good numbers of reds and specks have been found in the shallows in South Bay, Mexiquita Flats, Airport Cove, Gas Well Flats and the east side sand flats. Good numbers of keeper trout have been found along the deeper edges and flats in areas like Laguna Vista Cove, Hol...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.18.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Winds have still been strong over the past week, but much lighter than they were during the latter part of April. Fishing for keeper size speckled trout has continued to be steady, with most fish coming on either DOA or live shrimp under popping corks. Bigger specks have been taken on topwaters behind Long Bar. Redfish have been okay over Gas Well, near the Drum Boat, on Mexiquita Flats and in South Bay. Tarpon are in the pass, but conditions haven't been favorable fo...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.12.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Winds have slowly subsided to around 20 mph most days. Though still strong, this reduction has allowed the bay to clean up in some areas. Trout have still been consistent in front of Port Isabel, areas such as Submarine Bar, Community Bar, Long Bar and Hwy 100 shoreline, even though the water is still off-color in that area. Redfish have been a bit more spotty, but have been found way up north, around the Dunkin House, Three Island and North Cullen Bay. On the south e...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.04.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing has been outstanding on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Steady limits of speckled trout in the 18 to 24 inch range have been taken on live shrimp or DOA Shrimp under popping corks. Water clarity has been poor and winds have been extremely high, but the trout bite has been hot nonetheless. Redfish have been a bit more tough to come by, although anglers who have been able to find some cleaner water have done 'okay.' Snook have been slow. Mangroves hav...
Captain Todd Casey
over 5 years ago (05/04/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 05.04.09

Laguna Madre South Padre Island Report:Last weekend, I fished the Senoritas on the bay tournament. The stringer to weigh in consisted of two reds, two trout, and two flounder. I was fishing with a couple of my good friends, and as a team in past tournaments, we always go into tournament morning with full confidence. The Saturday morning of this contest was no different. Ted Nugent was blaring “Stranglehold”, which has become our official tournament song somehow. We got all of gear ready and...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.27.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Winds have been extremely high in the Lower Laguna Madre area over the past week. Despite the strong breezes, trout fishing has remained superb. Good numbers of speckled trout continue to be caught around Long Bar, the South Bay channel, along the ICW and over the south end of Gas Well Flats. Redfish have been a bit more scattered, but decent numbers of reds have been found around Stover's Point on the west side and on the backside of South Bay. Snook have been showin...
Bobs Bay Fishing
over 5 years ago (04/23/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.23.09

Lower Laguna Madre Bay Report:Spring is here that means topwater action for trophy trout and reds....our bay is starting to look good. Spring tides are the ticket. In with the tides comes bait. The fish follow. Love it down here in the early spring not reel hot yet. Nice morings and evenings. Some nice trout starting to show up..and schools of reds also...drifting bars for trout lately...reds have been on gas well flats area...Bobs Bay FishingPhone#: - 956-943-1010 Email: - rsirvello@yahoo.com...
Captain Todd Casey
over 5 years ago (04/22/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.22.09

It feels like October right now. The breeze in the morning is fresh. A light jacket protects me from the chill during the early boat ride as the light grows from dim to shimmering. Another reason it feels like October is the fact that there are huge schools of reds cruising the flats. I have been scanning the bay floor with my eyes as my boat is underway and I have not seen a big concentration of scattered single redfish. Most all of the reds my charters caught this week were in tight schools....
Captain Todd Casey
over 5 years ago (04/22/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.22.09

Laguna Madre Report-Captain Todd CaseyI fished everyday this past week. A strong North wind screamed in early in the week and then winds cranked from the South right after that. I had a couple anglers on my boat that came down specifically to try and catch a big trout. The wind was blowing so hard one day they were here it seemed like a small hurricane. We had some redfish action and did catch one trout that was 28 inches. I was pleased to get that kind of trout on a top water in 30 plus mile...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.20.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing has continued to be outstanding - at least as far as trout are concerned - on the Lower Laguna Madre. Despite strong spring winds, steady limits of solid specks have been taken over the past week. Live shrimp, DOA Shrimp, Brown Devil Eyes and YUM Samurai Shad have all accounted for good catches. Redfish have been less consistent. Decent catches have been reported in South Bay and over Mexiquita Flats. Some reds have also been found on the west side around Stov...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.13.09

Mon, 4/13/09 Lower Laguna Madre Report:Trout fishing has been superb in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Good catches of solid specks in the 18 to 22-inch class have been common along the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes. Most fish have been in 3 to 4 feet of water, although some bigger specks have been taken in shallower water. DOA Shrimp or live shrimp under popping corks and Brown Devil Eyes have been the top producers. Redfish have been a little less consistent. Som...
Captain Dennis Miller / Sunset Cruises
over 5 years ago (04/07/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.07.09

Fishing in the Laguna has been good with trout, refish and drum. Live bait is available at most places (unless the wind stops boats from going out). Fish continue to move along deeper channels but are now being caught on the 'flats' of Laguna Madre. Water temps are in the high 60s. As the water reaches 70, flats fishing will improve as more fish move into shallow water. In the Gulf of Mexico, when the water reaches 70, kingfish move in close. That's where the fun begins! May is the month to be...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 04.06.09

Lower Laguna Madre:Fishing has remained steady in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Consistent catches of solid keeper specks have come on DOA Shrimp and Brown Devil Eyes. With off-color water in most of the bay, glow has been the most productive color of DOA Shrimp, while Black Cat or glow has been best in the Devil Eyes. Redfish have continued to move shallower as the water continues to warm. Good catches of reds have been taken on spoon, YUM Samurai Shad and DOA Cal Series Shad Tai...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.30.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing's remained good on the Lower Laguna over the past week. Air and water temperatures have continued to climb, despite this weekend's cool front. Plenty of solid (18 - 23 inch) specks have been taken in 3 feet of water over grass. Brown Devil Eyes and DOA Shrimp have been the mainstays. Still a little too much floating grass to effectively work topwaters most days. Redfish have been schooled up along the west side. YUM Samurai Shad have proven best for reds. Snoo...
Bobs Bay Fishing
over 5 years ago (03/24/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.24.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing has been pretty good as of late. Catching trout and reds....trout coming from ICW and drifting the flats....reds behind 3 islands area on gulp and live schrimp...trout coming on live and d.o.a.Bobs Bay FishingPhone#: -956-943-1010 Email: - rsirvello@yahoo.com...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.23.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing has been outstanding on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Warm weather and light winds combined to make for excellent conditions most days. Speckled trout action was superb, with easy limits of 18 to 22 inch fish being common. DOA Shrimp and Brown Devil Eyes were the top producing artificial baits. Plenty of redfish were found on the flats on both the east and west side. YUM Samurai Shad and DOA CAL Series Shadtails were top baits for reds. Higher win...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.17.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing action has been somewhat slow on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past few days thanks to a cold front that brought cooler temperatures, rain and high wind to the area. The few fishermen who did make it out found decent numbers of specks and reds along the channel edges. However, with temperatures continuing to climb over the next few days, fish should resume feeding on the shallow flats.Capt. Danno WisePhone#: - 956-371-4099 Email: - danno@dannowise.com...
Grand Slam Backcountry Charters/Capt. Jim Blackburn
over 5 years ago (03/17/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.17.09

Coming out of a recent 5 day coldfront, fishing and weather both were much better today with plenty of fish to be cast at on the grass flats. They were still a little sluggish but there were enough willing targets to have fun with soft plastics, spoon, and weightless streamers on the fly rod. With another few sunny warm days predicted for us, more fish should find there way out of the deep channels and cuts and feed on the adjacent shallow flats....

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.09.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:Fishing has been 'okay' on the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week. Warm temperatures have encourage fish activity, but high winds and lower than normal tides have made reaching areas holding fish a bit difficult. The most consistent action for speckled trout and redfish has been over Gas Well Flats. Good catches of sheepshead have also been reported on the south end of the bay. Snook action has slowed with the low water, but has been decent during high tide periods...
Grand Slam Backcountry Charters
over 5 years ago (03/06/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.06.09

Lower Laguna Madre Report:March 2nd: Lower Laguna Madre on the South Texas Coast. Conditions were perfect. 69 degrees air and water temperature, no clouds, 2-5mph wind, and very low water. A perfect stage for tailing redfish and boy did we have a ball. In about 2 1/2 hours of poling this flat my girlfriend Judie manage to catch 10 redfish up to 8 lbs. Sightfishing with a 3/8 oz. Johnson weedless spoon, and I manage 5 or so reds with my fly rod on a short time on the bow with her poling. It was...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 03.04.09

Lower Laguna MadrePrior to this weekend's front, fishing had been outstanding on the Lower Laguna Madre, despite extremely high winds. Unseasonally warm temperatures had encouranged redfish and speckled trout to spend extended periods of time on the flats, where they were easily targeted by anglers. High winds and cooler temperatures accompanying the front stalled fishing for a few days. However, as the warmer temperatures returned over the past couple days, fishing has steadily improved. Spec...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.26.09

Lower Laguna MadreDespite high winds, fishing has been above average most days on the Lower Laguna Madre. Good catches of speckled trout (spotted seatrout) were taken on DOA Shrimp under Paradise Poppers. Most of these fish were in the 18 to 22 inch range. A few larger fish were taken each day, with the majority of the bigger fish being taken on Brown Lures Devil Eyes, YUM Samurai Shad and DOA CAL Shadtails. Redfish have been decent in the shallows. Snook action has been hot around the deep wa...
Capt Robert Sirvello
over 5 years ago (02/25/2009)

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.25.09

Lower Laguna Madre South Padre Island:Catching nice reds during the time of our fronts passing threw. They seem to like the rough weather. On our nice weather days were catching limits of trout. www.south-padre-fishing.comCapt Robert SirvelloPhone#: - 956 9431010 Email: - rsirvello@yahoo.com...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.11.09

Lower Laguna Madre:Fishing has been steady in the Lower Laguna Madre over the past week, despite extremely high winds on most days. When conditions permit, we've spent our time fishing the flats adjacent to the ICW and nearby spoil islands. These flats have produced a mix of speckled trout, redfish and black drum. DOA Shrimp, YUM Samurai Shad and Brown Lures Devil Eyes have been the top producers. When the wind is too strong, we've fished either the Port of Port Isabel or the Port of Brownsvil...

Laguna Madre Bay Fishing Report 02.02.09

Lower Laguna Madre:Final week of January saw harsh weather in Deep South Texas. However, anglers were still able to manage good catches of speckled trout, redfish, snook, ladyfish, mangrove snapper, and jack crevalle in the Brownsville Ship Channel. DOA Baitbusters & Terroreyz along with Brown Lures Devil Eyes were top artificial baits along the channels edges. On warm, sunny days, good catches of redfish and speckled trout were taken from the shallow flats in the Laguna itself. Devil Eyes...

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Flounder, Gulf (Paralichthys albigutta)

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Angell Fishing Guide Service

I specialize in family charters for the novice to the most experienced fisherman. I am here to insure you have a safe, fun, and productive day on the water. What I Furnish: Rod and reels Ice Che...
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Bobs Bay Fishing

No catch No pay!! The Lower Laguna Madre is one of the few areas on the Texas Gulf coast where you can catch Snook. South Padre Island and Port Isabel are natural fish habitats. The grass flats he...
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Border Adventures

Picture yourself on the clear, pristine waters off South Padre Island's Laguna Madre with a beautiful golden-orange sunrise emerging on the distant horizon. Spotting that big trout or red, you stalk...
Vista, TX, United States United States
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Brush Country Charters

Captain Mike Hart invites you to come fish the beautiful Corpus Christi bays and surrounding area waters. Brush Country Charters offers first-class fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast waters of Lower La...
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Captain Dennis Miller - Sunset Cruise

Ever considered a sailing cruise? 'Fun in the sun' trips are avilable for families aboard the AWARD WINNING Gulfstream, a 35' slooprigged sailboat or our 22' powerboat and include dolphin watch, bir...
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Capt. Danno Wise

Light-tackle and fly fishing charters for snook, speckled trout, redfish and tarpon on Texas' Lower Laguna Madre. Light-tackle anglers and fly fishers are always amazed at what the shallow, crystal...
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Capt Noe Garza Guide Service

Welcome to CaptNoeGarza.com, the home of captain Noe Garza's Guide Service. We offer 8 hour bay and lagoon fishing trips for up to 6 people to catch redfish, black drum and speckled trout or sea tr...
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Capt. Randy's Charters

South Padre Island, TX, United States United States
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Charlie Benson's Guide Service

Fishing Guide for Corpus Christi, Texas, Baffin Bay and the Land Cut
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States

Don Hand Fishing Guide Service

Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Fish With Joe

The Texas Coastal Bend, also known as the Mid-Coast, is home to some of the finest saltwater fishing in the state. Numerous bays, flats and saltwater lakes exist between Espirtu Santo Bay (Port O'Co...
Ben Bolt, TX, United States United States
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Fly Fishing South Texas

Captain Joe Mendez saltwater flats fly fishing guide, sight casting for red fish and trout in the shallow flats of the beautiful Laguna Madre Corpus Christi, Texas Fly fishing along the Texas Gu...
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Grand Slam Back Country Charters

TEXAS FISHING GUIDE - SALTWATER FISHING TRIPS If you are looking for endless miles of crystal clear flats teeming with Gulf Coast game fish, give Capt. Jim Blackburn a call and head for the Lower...
Arroyo City, TX, United States United States
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Happy Tide Charters

Captain Larry Langford offers guided fishing trips for Speckled Trout, Red Fish (Red Drum), Snook, Black Drum, and Flounder using light spinning and baitcast tackle. Happytide Charters specializes i...
South Padre Island, TX, United States United States
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Laguna H Guide Service

Where I fish for Trophy Trout and Trophy Redfish: Baffin Bay - Laguna Madre Land Cut - Corpus Christi Bay Live Bait / Artificial *Trips are all inclusive as well as specialized to create...
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Laguna Outdoors

The highly productive body of water known as the Laguna Madres is a unique shallow water bay ecosystem that is home to redfish, speckled trout, flounder and a variety of other game fish year round....
Port Mansfield, TX, United States United States
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Lone Star Guide Service

Lone Star Guide Service offers professionally guided hunts on large, prime South Texas ranches for quail, dove and whitetail deer.
Rockport, TX, United States United States
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Reel Fiddler Charters

Bay fishing the rockport area for trout and redfish. wadefishing trips or fish out of the boat. Items you will need to bring: Cooler for your fish (Leave your cooler in the car) Sunscreen and...
Rockport, TX, United States United States
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Reel Tails Guide Service

Fish the Bays of the Lower Laguna Madre with Captain Tony David and Reel Tails Guide Service.
South Padre Island, TX, United States United States
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South Texas Charters with Capt. Todd Casey

The premier fishing outfitter in South Padre Island, Texas. Give Captain Todd Casey a call to discuss booking a first-class fishing charter.
South Padre Island, TX, United States United States
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Tight Lines Charters

Tight Lines Charters offers a unique approach to shallow water fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. Whether its wading or drifting the vast flats from Port Mansfield to South Padre Island. We guide fo...
Brownsville, TX, United States United States
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Topwater Guide Service

The best of both worlds, enjoy a smooth ride while still being able to reach all those shallow areas for the really big ones
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Warren Alan's Fishing Guide Service

Captain Warren Hart enjoys fishing the waters of Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Bay, Baffin Bay, including the King Ranch Shoreline, and the Land Cut. I'll go anywhere the fish are biting!
Corpus Christi, TX, United States United States
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Weldon Charter Service

WELDON CHARTER SERVICE, A FISHING GUIDE SERVICE IN ARROYO CITY, TEXAS Specializing in sight fishing for redfish and speckled trout on the Lower Laguna Madre Light tackle spinning and fly fishing c...
Rio Hondo, TX, United States United States
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White Ankle Charters

White Ankle Charters is a fishing guide service that is owned by Captain Charles W. Fultz. White Ankle Charters fishes throughout Lower Laguna Madre and South Bay in South Texas. This span of wa...
South Padre Island, TX, United States United States

Lodges

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Casa Arroyo City

Unit AComprising the entire second floor of the lodge, Unit A offers 5 bedrooms (4 with 2 full-size beds each), 4 bathrooms. At 2600 square feet with an expansive kitchen and living area with a 50 i...
Arroyo City, TX, United States United States

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.