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 secret to catching fish is learning how to feed them. It takes practice and expertise to learn the art and science behind the fish you want to attract. We are happy to share what we have learned over the years, and even happier to demonstrate it for you while you are fishing with us.
On Megabite, we feed the fish for 90% of our customers.
But if you are one of the 10% who are ready to do that for yourself, we will happily oblige you as well. Once on board with Megabite, you can be assured that our crew knows what to do. And, if you are a new angler, Captain Joel or one of the mates are always ready to feed the fish, get it ready, and then pass the rod to you so you can do the work bringing in your record catch. After all, catching the fish is the best part!
So what is the secret to feeding the fish?
One of the most important parts of feeding the fish is the type of bait you use, and getting the bait to swim through the water to attract the fish you want to catch. We are experts on what type of bait to use for every fish in the South Padre waters whether you are looking for Billfish, Sailfish, White Marlin, or the larger Blue Marlin. We also know how to bait the hook in the most effective way.
The bottom line is, if the bait doesn’t swim through the water in a natural way, the fish won’t bite.
We understand that the more challenging fish don’t simply want to “eat” the bait, they want to play with it. They enjoy the chase! We bait about 4000 rigs a season and when we do the job, about 75% of the time we get the fish. That means you get to talk about the fish you caught with Megabite Sport Fishing Team - not the one that got away.
Another key factor, especially when you are trolling for Billfish, is using the right hook. Captain Joel prefers to use a circle hook because it doesn’t hook inside the mouth. Instead, it pulls to the corner and doesn’t hurt the fish. Using the circle hook may mean you miss some, but the ones you do catch are caught more sustainably with less harm done to the fish. This type of hook also dissolves after we return the fish to the water. This matters to us because we practice catch and release so we can remain respectful of the species and environment. Megabite Sport Fishing Team aims to always use tackle and techniques that allow the fish to thrive for years to come .
With our expertise, experience, and our commitment to conservation you can be sure to have a great adventure on board with Captain Joel and the Megabite crew.
Call us today to book your vacation adventure with a few of your friends and let’s go fishing.