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Port Mansfield is one of the most popular fishing destinations on the Texas Gulf Coast, located on the Laguna Madre, opposite Port Mansfield Channel in northeastern Willacy County, Texas. Once an isolated and obscure fish camp known as Red Fish Landing, today Port Mansfield is recognized as one of the ten top fishing locations in the United States.

Port Mansfield offers fishermen access to the Laguna Madre, Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico. Boaters and fishermen enjoy the uncrowded and unpolluted environment of Port Mansfield and South Texas.


Each July the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Fishing Tournament attracting anglers from all over the State of Texas to compete. The fishermen compete for prizes and trophies for both Offshore Fish, such as marlin and sailfish and for Inshore / Bay Fish, such as trout and red fish. Come to Port Mansfield, Texas, and experience the fishing trip of a lifetime!

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Top Port Mansfield Attractions

Padre Island National Seashore
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Selena Museum
Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History


Brief History of Port Mansfield

PORT MANSFIELD, TEXAS...... Port Mansfield is a port and fishing community on the Laguna Madre opposite Port Mansfield Channel in northeastern Willacy County, Texas. At one time in early Texas history, Port Mansfield was an isolated fishing camp known as Red Fish Landing. The port was opened in 1950 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to be used as a harbor between Corpus Christi and Brownsville. It was named for United States Representative Joseph J. Mansfield, who introduced the Mansfield Bill authorizing the extension of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande.

In 1957, when the first pass was cut through Padre Island, the little settlement had a few residences, some port buildings, a motel and one store, and a few fishing cabins. The final Port Mansfield Channel was completed across Padre Island in 1962. The ensuing tidal exchange between the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre produced an abundant population of redfish, brown shrimp, and flounder, and greatly expanded the sport and commercial fish economy of Port Mansfield.

In 1966 its population was reported as 525; from 1968 to 1990 it was reported as 731. Port Mansfield in the early 1990s had mail service through the community post office at Raymondville. In 1991 a major development was proposed for Padre Island directly across the Laguna Madre from Port Mansfield. In 2000 the population dropped to 415.....Read more here at:

The Handbook of Texas Online - Port Mansfield

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Sea Spray Charters
Sea Spray Charters
Captain Eric Sauls

Capt. Sauls has 18 years experience fishing the Laguna Madre out of Pt. Mansfield. He fishes an 18' Shallow Sport powered by a dependable 140 hp. 4 stroke Suzuki outboard. This rig can comfortably accomodate up to 4 anglers. Put Eric's experience catching trout, redfish, & flounder to work for you! Wade fishing and drift fishing for redfish, trout, and flounder. Cast & Blast trips are available during months of September and October.
www.SeasprayCharters.us Call 512-971-3742


Dos Gringos Fishing Chartes
Capt. Burt Grayson
Capt. Burt Grayson has 40 yrs. experience in fishing and duck hunting the Lower Laguna Madre. He is equipped with a 24 ft. Dargel Skout with a 200 HP E-tech motor, plenty of room. Whether it be fishing for redfish, trout, flounder, snook, or tarpon (seasonal), Capt. Grayson will sure cater to your every need. Kids are more than welcome. So lets get a line wet. For booking that fishing trip of a lifetime, give us a call at 956-873-3474 or go to DosGringosFishing.com

Hot Doggy Charters
Captain Clifton Smith at the helm offers quality, affordable fishing along the coastline of the Lower Laguna Madre. Based out of Port Mansfield, Texas, Captain Smith specializes in both wade fishing and drifting for redfish and speckled trout.

Family or small group trips of all ages are encouraged to participate in a memorable fishing and learning experience from a professional angler. Whether you're a novice fisherman or angling is your passion, Captain Smith is guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable fishing adventure! Call 956-642-7362. or email captaincliftonsmith@gmail.com.

Captain Jack's Charters
Fish the pristine waters of the Lower Laguna Madre with Capt Jack Klostermann. Port Mansfield is located in the heart of the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the continental U.S. This equates to more fish and less fishermen. Wade or drift, live bait or artificial, novice or expert, we catch fish. Kids welcome. Call 956-245-5008 for information.

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Trout Tracker Guide Service
Captain Kevin Cochran is a life-long fisherman with over fifteen years experience fishing most of the named saltwater bays in Texas. A lure specialist, Kev is a tournament-tested veteran who was named the Rudy Grigar Award winner by Gulf Coast Troutmasters in 2001. The focus of Kev's fishing efforts is on wadefishing for trophy speckled trout in the waters of Baffin Bay and the Upper Laguna Madre.

Call (361)688-3714
www.FishBaffinBay.com

Fishing with the Pettys
Captains Janie and Freddy Petty, Fishing out of Laguna Vista, Texas, have been guiding saltwater fishing trips on the shallows of the Lower Laguna Madre for over 25 years. Being born and raised right here in the lower Rio Grande Valley, we both have a deep love and respect for the bay that has become the center of our life's work. Freddy spent most of his youth tagging along with the "old timers" while learning more about this bay than anyone I know. I grew up fishing with my father in the surf and offshore. We each captain an 18' scooter made especially for stalking trout and redfish in the amazingly clear skinny water we call home.

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More Local Fishing Guide Services and Fishing Charters
Roy Lee Evans - Blue Cyclone Charters
Marsh Steussy and
Riles Steussy - S & S Guide Service
Weldon Charters
Butch Hull - Butch's Charter Service
Ed Ragsdale - Ed's Guide Service
Babe Snell Fish Finders
Robert Hulen - Hulen's Charter Service
John Alvarez - J & J Guide Service
Will Bullock - Laguna Charter Service
Adam Lively - Laguna Flats Guide Service
Bob Fuston - Red Bandana Charter
Roger Kohutek - Rooster Charters
Steve Oeller - Steve's Guide Service
Rene Hinojosa - Shallow Charters
Eric Hinojosa - Spots & Dots
Wayne Stark - Stark's Guide Service
Charlie Buchen - Tail Chaser Charters
Terry Neal - Terry Neil Charters
Arland Lewis - Top Brass
J.D. Whitley - Whitley Charters
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Arroy City Fishing Guide Service, Captains Richard and Susie Weldon

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Area Businesses, Motels, Marinas, Rentals and Fishing Guides

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Local Rentals and Accomodations

A-N Bayhouse Rentals

Liar's Lagoon Rental House

Seaside Rentals
Casa De Pescadores
Sun Chase Condos

The Mansfield Club - Members Only
Y-Knot Rentals
Casa Grande Motel & RV Park
Fisherman's Inn
R & R RV Park
Bayview RV Park


Local Port Mansfield Businesses

Restaurants
El Jeffe
Fishermans Inn
Salty Dawgs
Windjammer
Area Marinas
Port Mansfield Marina
El Jeffe
Bait Camps
Harbor Bait & Tackle
Port Mansfield Marina
Grocery Stores
Wright Stop

Boat Barns - Dry Storage
Betty's Place
Sunrise Boat Barns
OK Boat Barns
Mansfield Boat Barns
Car & Boat Wash
Betty's Place
One Stop Car & Boat Wash




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