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Fishing Report

Fishing Report 12/26/2023

South Padre Island,TX

Capt. Dave Edwards 956-524-3002.  Winter fishing is here in South Padre Island. As of this writing we are having mild temperatures with many days of overcast conditions. The black drum bite has been good as herds in the hundreds move out to sea. 

Our trout bite has been steady since the fall. Currently live bait is working in deeper off colored waters for the specks when the wind isn’t blowing too hard. Corks with an 18 “ to 24” fluorocarbon leader and a ¼ oz jig head with your favorite plastics are working well in the shallow grass. We aren’t popping the corks too aggressively.  Small jerk shads on a ¼ oz jighead without corks are also working well, just bounce it off the shallow weed beds.  The Pasture, edges of the ICW, 

HollyBeach, and Gaswell flats are all holding trout.  There are many smaller trout right now so you will have to filter through them to get to your keepers.  Remember our limits have returned to 5 trout per angler.

The red fishing has been average since our fall run.  My guests are finding them in shallow waters.  I’m looking to find around 70% weeds

30% sand.  Days with little wind continue to produce challenging conditions when trying to get the reds to feed.  Winds 12-25 Mph are 

producing the best days for our reds.  Remember you’re fishing three feet or less of water, winds aren’t a factor to a productive day on the Lower Laguna Madre.  Dress warm, the temperatures will be cooler than on the mainland.  Good fishing to all!

 Capt. Dave Edwards


Winter Red fishing with Capt. Dave Edwards 956-524-3002