Size matters when it comes to offshore fishing in South Texas, not just because you're trying to haul in the most incredible trophy catch of your life…
… but also because of the catch and release fishing regulations.
On board The Megabite, we’re all about the thrill and the chase of fishing those offshore giants. However, there is one thing we are against: the overharvesting of any species. And -- overharvesting is also against the fishery laws.
Now, whether you’re a hardcore pro angler, a total newbie, or just someone who’s looking to have one of those bucket-list kind of experiences - there are regulations for offshore fishing in South Texas and we want you to be aware of them.
Here’s everything you need to know about how the size of your catch affects your catch and release:
Okay, it’s not the sexiest topic… but, the first step to catching the biggest fish of your life starts with a very necessary, slightly boring, little piece of paper.
Yep, we’re talking about a fishing license.
Every state has its own laws and regulations to protect the local fish population and natural resources.
And in the state of Texas, you have to have a fishing license to catch fish, clams, crayfish, mussels, and any other aquatic life.
Here’s every question we've recently been asked about fishing licenses:
Offshore fishing lets you experience the thrill of catching some of the biggest fish you’ve ever seen.
Unlike when you fish on the bay, heading offshore gives you a chance to haul in the biggest beasts of the fishing world.
If you’re not familiar with offshore fishing -- here are 4 tips we give all offshore anglers who board The Megabite:
To all you girls out there who love great adventures…
Whether you're dreaming of being an avid angler yourself, planning a trip with your girls, or looking for something to do with your man -- offshore fishing will satisfy any adventure seeker’s expectations. Think girls’ getaway, birthday party, or bachelorette trip - offshore fishing is the perfect excuse to get your girls together and celebrate!
And just because you can hold your own doesn’t mean you have to rough it. It’s entirely possible to have comfort AND adventure in an offshore fishing experience.
So for all the ladies who want an offshore fishing adventure with a touch of luxury, here’s our ultimate guide to making your charter more comfortable:
The Megabite Sportfishing team strives to offer you a private charter with a unique deep sea fishing experience that you will remember and want to return to year after year. We cater to the discerning angler who appreciates our passion for fishing as well as our commitment to education and conservation. There is a vast difference between us and other companies who offer a head boat fishing experience. While both have their place on the water, it is good to know you get what you pay for.
The beautiful waters off the coast of South Padre Island offer the discerning angler a variety of options when it comes to dropping a line. Some people prefer the Laguna Madre Bay while others choose the Gulf of Mexico. At Megabite Sport Fishing, we care about education. Because of that, we want you to be properly informed about the experience you choose before you arrive. Here are a few key differences between bay fishing and deep sea fishing.
Here in South Padre Island we are blessed with clear water and endless flats teaming with bait and featuring large Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon. You might not be aware, but we are located on Latitude 26 which is the same as Key West. This means our year round temperature is nearly the same as Key West. Our flats fishing can be amazing and great for the avid fly fisherman.
While you might love the thrill of being on the water, with the sun on your face, and wind at your back, we know the reason why you step onto our Rampage 33 is to catch fish—and the bigger the better. Lucky for you, after 25 plus years of experience we know exactly how to give you the best possible chance of hauling in the catch of a lifetime.
The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at the dock for your day of fishing with Capt. Joel is the MegaBite SportFishing boat — specifically the 1993 Rampage 33.
It’s nothing like the rusty old fishing boat you may be expecting — the Rampage 33 is a top of the line offshore sport fishing yacht designed to give you a luxury experience that makes your angling far more enjoyable.
When you fish with us, you get a front row seat to Capt. Joel’s knowledge and expertise in action. But just in case you want to get a headstart to your day on the water, here are his recommendations for one of the most important parts of your trip: what you put on the end of your line!
When it comes to choosing the right bait, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer — the specific conditions, habitat, and target species all need to be taken into consideration, and you’ll likely want to have both natural and artificial bait handy.
MEGABITE SPORT FISHING
300 S Garcia St
Port Isabel, Texas
Monday - Friday :: 9am - 5pm
Weekends :: Gone Fishing!
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