Intro to Texas Fishing: Home to the Texas Rig and More

| Updated on: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021


With bountiful lakes and a beautiful coastline, Texas is one of the top fishing destinations in the United States. Texas is a world-renowned location for bass fishing, and undoubtedly has some of the nations’ largest. League City’s Clear Lake is one of the more popular bass fishing destinations in the state, known to be packed with boats on most weekends. If saltwater fishing is what you’re looking for, East Bay, North Padre Island, and South Padre Island are all beautiful, angler-friendly locations just begging you to book a fishing charter. The Padre Islands are some of the more spectacular places on the gulf coast, where inshore surfcasting and offshore deep-sea fishing both yield worthwhile results. The open water of the gulf is where you’re able to hook some fish that put up more of a fight like Wahoo, Amberjack, and Mahi-Mahi. East Bay is a better location for Redfish and Black Drum, thanks to the plentiful oyster beds that feed the fish who call the bay home, helping them to tip the scales in true Texas fashion during the height of the season. One of the best places in America to hook an Alligator Gar or giant Blue Catfish, the Lone Star State is home to some of the biggest and best freshwater fish. If the open water is what you’re after, co