Offshore Fish of South Padre Island
The deep sea waters of the Gulf of Mexico house a variety of fish species.
Pictured are a few species anglers have caught while fishing in the offshore waters
of South Padre Island aboard the Miss Directed and Miss Guided.
Snapper are found in deeper water near structure such as artificial reefs and natural rock structures. Anglers know they are a hard fighting fish. Deep sea fishing
Mahi Mahi, also known as dolphin and dorado, is one of the most colorful with a bright blue and yellow or green and yellow body. We troll the deep sea waters for these strong and swift game fish.
Wahoo, with its zebra-like stripes, are one of the fastest gamefish. We fish the deep sea blue waters off South Padre Island for this slender beauty.
Warsaw Grouper make heavy structure their home such as sunken vessels, oil rigs, or large natural structure. Once hooked, they usually seek the shelter of the structure, so heavy tackle with tight drags are required to muscle them out.
The Golden Tilefish are found on the bottom of the extremely deep sea waters off South Padre Island. Fished at depths of 800-1500 feet of water, we usually employ electric reels.
Kingfish are powerful fighters with sharp teeth. Kingfish range between the beach and blue water.
Cobia is found under floating or stationary objects in the deep sea waters of the Gulf. These sport fish make powerful runs when hooked.
The Greater Amberjack, or AJ, prefer structure such as natural rock and artificial reefs. They are the largest of the jack family in the waters off of South Padre Island.
Jack Crevalle are found everywhere from the bay waters of the Laguna Madre to the near coastal offshore waters of South Padre Island. Once hooked, anglers are in for a tremendous fight. Not considered an eating fish, they are normally released alive.
Gag Grouper inhabit areas with structure such as natural rock, reefs, and drop off ledges into deep water. Heavy tackle is needed to hoist these strong, stubborn fish up from the bottom.