South Padre Island Fishing Reports

Your South Padre Island Fishing Experience


Welcome to the SunSet Charters Fishing Report, your go-to source for the latest updates on the dynamic and thriving fishing scene in South Padre Island. Led by the seasoned expertise of Captain Jorge Erosa, our reports provide a real-time glimpse into the abundant waters of the Texas Gulf Coast. From the thrilling pursuits of redfish and black drum to the elusive speckled trout, our Fishing Report offers valuable insights and tips, ensuring that every angler is well-informed and prepared for an exceptional fishing adventure. Stay tuned for the freshest updates on the exciting catches and opportunities awaiting you with SunSet Charters.


We get these questions often. What is the fishing capital of Texas?

 What is the best time of year to visit South Padre Island? Where is the best saltwater fishing in Texas? Well, the fishing capital of Texas is widely considered to be South Padre Island, renowned for its diverse and abundant marine life. The best time to visit South Padre Island for optimal fishing experiences is typically during the warmer months, from spring through fall, when a variety of species, including redfish, black drum, and speckled trout, are most active. SunSet Charters, led by Captain Jorge Erosa, strategically navigates these prime fishing grounds, offering expert guidance and ensuring that anglers have the best chance to capitalize on the rich saltwater fishing opportunities that make South Padre Island a premier destination for fishing enthusiasts in Texas. Explore our fishing reports to discover firsthand the thrilling experiences our guests have had while reeling in these incredible fish!


SunSet Charters offers a range of fishing trips lasting from 5 to 8 hours, allowing you to select the perfect duration based on your preferred adventure style and the amount of time you want to spend on the water.


Recognizing the myriad resources available for planning your upcoming fishing adventure, we're delighted that you've found value in our insights. At SunSet Charters, we are fervently dedicated to imparting our knowledge of these pristine waters to passionate anglers like yourself, and we look forward to the excitement of fishing with you!

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May 7, 2024

South Padre Island Fishing Report

Hey anglers, Captain Jorge Erosa here with today's fishing report straight from South Padre Island Bay. The weather is fantastic, with clear skies and calm waters, making it perfect for a day out on the bay. Today, we had some great action targeting red snapper. They were biting consistently around mid-morning, especially near the rocky structures along the shoreline. Using live bait proved to be the most effective method for enticing these beauties. We also had some luck with grouper today. They were hanging out near the deeper channels, and casting with cut bait produced some solid bites. The fight with these strong fighters was exhilarating, providing our anglers with an exciting challenge. As for redfish, they were a bit elusive today, but we managed to land a few decent-sized ones. Patience was key, and persistence paid off as we worked the grassy flats and oyster beds. Lastly, we encountered some greater amberjack towards the afternoon. They were feeding aggressively near the wrecks and artificial reefs. Jigging with heavy tackle brought them in, offering our anglers a thrilling battle against these powerful fish. Overall, it's been a fantastic day of fishing here in South Padre Island Bay. The variety of species and the abundance of bites made for an unforgettable experience on the water. Until next time, tight lines and happy fishing!
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December 13, 2023

Redfish bite

The redfish fishing experience today was nothing short of exceptional, with Captain Jorge Erosa guiding anglers to prime spots in South Padre Island's waters. The redfish were actively biting, providing thrilling moments as they put up spirited fights against the skilled anglers. With the weather cooperating and the expertise of Captain Erosa, it was a successful day on the water, making memories filled with exciting redfish catches.