Island Blog

Giant Snook

By Kelly Groce Peeling drag, freight train runs, aggressive head shakes and full-body aerials; this is what one can expect when battling the elusive snook. Up until the 1940s snook were plentiful along the south Texas coastline, but due to commercial gill netting, their numbers dropped drastically…

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Mangrove Snapper on Topwaters

By Kelly Groce Mangrove snapper on topwaters? This might not be the most common way to target a gray snapper, known mostly by you and I as a mangrove, but it is definitely the most visually pleasing way to catch these colorful, tough fighting fish. Mangrove snapper can be found both inshore and…

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Fishing, Food and Fun on South Padre Island

There is no better way to experience South Padre Island than by being on a boat with friends and catching fish. The Lower Laguna Madre is home to the best fishing that the state has to offer. Tarpon, snook, redfish, speckled trout, flounder, mangrove snapper, lookdowns, and jack crevalle are just…

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South Padre Island Fireworks

There is no better way to end your day on Texas' only tropical island than to watch fireworks reflect off the Laguna Madre or the Gulf of Mexico! 4th of July Fireworks Sunday, July 4, 2021 Join us for a special Fireworks Over the Bay on the 4th of July at 9:15 p.m on Sunday. The fireworks can be…

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