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Sea Ranch Marina 

33256 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX. 78597

956-761-4752 and 956-761-2764  

* Price and Rate are subject to change without notice.

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© 2023 by SOUTH PADRE NETWORK & ISLAND EVENT PHOTOS 

DEEP SEA FISHING TRIPS 

Thunderbird

$70.00 - $95.00*

Call today to book offshore Trips. Please call to book. 956-761-2764

 Deep-Sea Fishing Trips.   Please call (956) 761-2764 to book.

Captain Murphy’s offers full and half-day deep-sea fishing excursions. Our experienced captains have been fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years.  They work hard to get you the BIG fish you have always wanted to catch. Catches include (but not limited to), Red Snapper, Ling, Grouper, Shark, Triggerfish, and Kingfish (depending on the season).

Captain Murphy's provides everything you need to fish with; rod, reel and all the bait and tackle.  You may bring your own gear (limited to one pole per fisherman), but Captain Murphy’s will not be responsible for it.

Deep-Sea Fishing guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks aboard the trip.

Small ice chests are allowed onboard the deep sea fishing vessels. 

Alcohol is permitted, but NO GLASS containers are allowed on board.

Call us to book for Deep Sea Fishing. Please call  956.761.2764 to make your reservation.


Thunderbird Deep-Sea Fishing

TIMES 
FULL DAY  $95     7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
(on The Thunderbird)
HALF- DAY  $70 6:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Only during Snapper Season on the Murphy's Law)

 

*Half-Day Deep-Sea Trips are only available during Federal Snapper Season which normally

begins June 1st and ends according to how many days NOAA assigns, usually in July.

Alternate times may be available to accommodate 10 hr trips. Please contact our reservations office.


Fishing License Anyone 17 years of age or older is required to have a Texas state saltwater fishing license

Party boats must carry a federal permit to fish in federal waters, waters whose boundary lies beyond 9 miles from the nearest shoreline. A fisherman is permitted to fish in federal waters without a fishing license. However, any person that wishes to bring fish back to Texas through its state waters must possess a Texas state fishing license or be exempt from needing one (Born before Under 17 years of age).

You can easily purchase a fishing license online by clicking the button below.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License


Deep-Sea Fishing Description

If you are looking for a way to access the big game and tasty fish species located in the Gulf of Mexico waters, a deep-sea offshore charters fishing trip with Captain Murphy’s Fishing Charters will take you there.

Deep-sea party boat charters last 5 – 8 hours depending on the charter. The boats for deep-sea are large Coast Guard inspected vessels that can carry up to 40 passengers.

Guests can bring small coolers with their own snacks and drinks.  Alcohol beverages are permitted, but NO GLASS containers are allowed., but deep-sea charters do not allow hard-sided, or Styrofoam coolers.

Typical species caught on the deep sea charters include red, vermillion, dogtooth and cubera snapper, cobia/ling, mackerel (King and Spanish), dorado, amberjacks, sharks, sailfish (catch and release only), tuna and grouper.

The Gulf of Mexico has a featureless mud and sand bottom. Most of the fishing offshore will take place on wrecks and artificial reefs that are located between 5 and 25 miles from the South Padre Island shoreline.

It is also a good idea to take some sort of motion sickness medication the night before and the morning of your offshore excursion. If you might be prone to seasickness we would also suggest our

Bay Fishing trip that stays in the calm waters of the Laguna Madre Bay.


Fishing Information
Saltwater Bag and Length Limits
Depressurizing a Saltwater Fish
Catch and Release Tips

Fishing in Federal Waters
 

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*prices and time are subject to change without notice. 

Red Snapper Season 2019