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The waters surrounding our barrier Island provide for many unique opportunities. Swimming, fishing, dolphin watching, sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing, and kite boarding are just a few of the activities taking place daily in the Laguna Madre here at South Padre Island. The Island boasts some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you are going fishing off of the jetty, wade fishing along the beach or bay, going on a bay fishing or offshore fishing charter, you are likely to hook into some red snapper, grouper, redfish, snook, flounder, trout, tuna, marlin and more.



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About the Laguna Madre

The Laguna Madre is a large shallow water bay. It separates Padre Island from the south Texas mainland. The average water depth of the bay is between 2.5 and 5 feet. The Laguna Madre is an important breeding ground for many aquatic birds, as well as a wintering and stopover area for numerous migratory species making South Padre Island one of the best birding areas in the United States. Sport fishing is very popular in the Laguna Madre where redfish, black drum and flounder are caught. Water sports including windsurfing, parasailing, dolphin watching, kiteboarding, and stand up paddling have become popular attractions to the Laguna Madre bay waters. The sunsets over the Laguna Madre are beautiful and South Padre Island boasts several bay front restaurants that have outdoor bayside seating perfect for a romantic bay front dinner. The summer months feature fireworks over the bay every Friday night on South Padre Island - firework and dinner cruises as well as sailing charters are also offered on the bay.