Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 41 No 3 - Page 10

South Padre Island’s by Danno Wise Top 10 Drive-To Fishing Spots S outh Padre Island is one of the Gulf Coast’s premier vacation destinations. And, it is a gateway to the famed fishing of the Lower Laguna Madre and Gulf of Mexico. One of the great aspects of visiting the South Padre Island area is you don’t necessarily need a boat to experience some unbelievable angling. There are plenty of drive-to and walk-up fishing access areas. These are my top spots for fishing in the South Padre Island area without a boat. ON THE ISLAND SPI Jetties – Lining the Brazos Santiago Pass on the southern end of the island, the north rock groin of the SPI jetties is located inside Isla Blanca Park. This granite rock structure is a great fishing platform that puts anglers within casting distance of a wide variety of gamefish during summer months – speckle