Deep Sea Fishing
*Online sales are not currently available for 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 Red Snapper, Ling, Grouper, Shark, Triggerfish and Kingfish (depending on the season). Isla Tours provides all the bait and tackle.
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.
Online bookings are not currently available for Deep Sea Fishing. Please call 956.761.2764 to make your reservation.
Deep Sea Fishing TIMES
|FULL DAY||7:30AM – 3:30PM|
|HALF DAY||Summer Season Only|
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 January 1, 1931 or Under 17 years of age).
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 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 50 passengers. Guests can bring soft-sided coolers with snacks and drinks, but deep sea charters do not allow hard-sided, or Styrofoam coolers.
Typical species caught on the deep sea charters include red, vermillion, dog tooth 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.
All persons fishing, ages 17 and older are required to have a valid Texas Salt Water Fishing License. You can easily purchase a fishing license online by clicking the button below.