Whether fresh or saltwater Texas boast a plethora of angling options and sightseeing adventures.
Story and Photography By Danno Wise
May is the time when most people begin scheduling their summer fishing vacations. Whether it’s with families, couples, singles or groups of friends, most people who enjoy fishing like to plan a summer vacation somewhere they can get time on the water.
They also know that they can’t spend every waking fishing moment so they like to incorporate other activities into the foray. It’s no surprise that Texas offers a myriad of vacation spots that offer fine fishing along with other activities. Which destination you choose is largely dependent on how you like to fish and what you like to do during the hours not spent fishing.
Here is just a handful of fishing vacation destinations to consider within the Lone Star State. However, keep in mind there are dozens more worth exploring throughout Texas.
Port Isabel/South Padre – Although they are quite different, the towns of Port Isabel and South Padre are connected by geography, a water body and a bridge. Both offer excellent access to fishing the Lower Laguna Madre which is sandwiched between them.
Typical summer fare in the Lower Laguna includes speckled trout, redfish and flounder. However, anglers can also find good fishing for snook, tarpon and mangrove snapper around jetties during summer.