Monthly Fishing Activities for South Padre Island

By Shipper Ray Island Outfitters SPI

January, redfish are the most prevalent with trout bringing up second.

March, the reds start to slow down and the trout start to take the lead, along with flounder.

May, the tarpon start to show up along with the trout and reds getting even more prolific, and as well the flounder. The reds are trailing on a regular basis, feeding on small crabs and shrimp in six to eight inches of water.

July, the end of the month the reds are back in full swing again and starting to school up as the water heats us and the trout hunt for the cooler waters of the Gulf.

September, is a great month for mot all the species including tarpon. As they start their trek back south for the winter.

October, is probably the best month for Tarpon, as well as redfish, mango snapper, snook, flounder, and a few other species we will catch around the jetties at this time of the year.

November, is a Fishing Guides favorite month. It's very comfortable weather wise and some fine fishing. The water starts to cool down and everything seems to be happier.

December, can be one of the best months as well, except for the occasional cool front that come through. It can make the fishing Fabulous or shut it down.

Skipper Ray is a freelance writer and fishing guide in South Padre Island, Texas
where he owns and operate Island Outfitters. Call: 956-943-2798 or Email

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