Enjoy excellent fishing on the Gulf coast shoreline or try your luck inland. The redfish, speckled trout, southern flounder and blue crab are out there!

South Padre Island Unit
Surf fishing is available along the Gulf of Mexico beach of the South Padre Island Unit. Refuge property is located north of the paved Padre Boulevard. Fishing is allowed on the beach only and can be accessed on foot or by vehicle through the South Padre Island public beach access areas.

Bahia Grande Unit

Fishing in San Martin Lake in the Bahia Grande Unit is available via the Highway 48 boat launch operated by Cameron County Parks. Only non-motorized boats may enter San Martin Lake. All other waters in the Bahia Grande unit are currently closed to boats and are classified as non-navigable waters. Bank-fishing is permitted between Highway 48 and the refuge boundary signs.

Laguna Atascosa Unit
The Cameron County Park System leases refuge property along the Arroyo Colorado to operate the Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park. This park in Arroyo City provides great fishing opportunities at its fishing piers and has a boat launch to access the river and the Laguna Madre. The park also provides RV and tent campsites, as well as restroom facilities. Call 956-748-2044 for more information about the park or visit the website.