(March 28-October 25, 2016)
The Lower Laguna Madre is a shallow, hyper-saline lagoon perfectly suited for fly fishing. The entire Lower Laguna Madre averages only 2-3 feet in depth while most of our fly fishing occurs in water knee deep or less. Located at the very southern tip of Texas, the Lower Laguna runs from South Padre Island to the land cut. The Lower Laguna is home to about 75% of the seagrass on the Texas coast which keeps the water extremely clear for the Texas gulf coast. From mangrove lined west side bays covered in massive seagrass meadows, to the expansive east side sand flats, the Lower Laguna Madre offers the best fly fishing for redfish the Texas coast has to offer. In addition to fly fishing for redfish, the Lower Laguna Madre is provides a unique chance to sight cast for very large speckled seatrout.
Laguna Madre Outfitters specializes in fly fishing for redfish and trophy trout. If fly fishing is not preferred, we can accommodate conventional tackle as well. Fly fishing trips are limited to two anglers per boat. All fishing is done out of a 2016 Hell’s Bay Professional poling skiff or by wading.
For Laguna Madre redfish, accuracy is more important than distance. Remember, fish can’t eat the fly if they can’t see it. All fishing is extremely visual, expect to see redfish tailing, backing, and pushing wakes.
In addition to redfish, we have the option to target inshore species such as tarpon, jacks, kingfish, bonito, etc when conditions allow.
Most fishing trips launch in Arroyo City. Arroyo City is centrally located on the Lower Laguna Madre halfway between South Padre Island and Port Mansfield. Most customers prefer to stay in a 3 bedroom/2 bath waterfront house so that they can be picked up/dropped off at the dock by boat. Lodging is booked through Ben Paschal. I am happy to launch out of South Padre Island or Port Mansfield if customers have prearranged lodging. Arroyo City is located east of Harlingen on the Arroyo Colorado River. It is 25 minutes from the Harlingen airport serviced by Southwest Airlines.
Fly Fish for Redfish with Capt. Ben Paschal – Lower Laguna Madre, Texas – Louisiana Marsh