Port Mansfield, Texas is noted as being one of the top ten places to fish in the United States. It offers both salt water and fresh water fishing.
Salt-water fishing is done in the Gulf of Mexico; this particular fishing area has held the number one spot in large fish catches in Texas for the past 25 years. No wonder it is so popular!
There are several fresh water fishing spots, but the favorite among anglers is the Laguna Padre. The main fish caught there are red fish and trout. Both fish are amazingly large. Red fish caught are commonly in the 44” to 50” range. Trout catches can be up to 30” and weigh over 7 pounds. I guess they are right: Everything is bigger in Texas!
Port Mansfield holds many fishing tournaments; in fact there is one coming up on July 26th. The fishing tournaments are serious business in this area. One of the tournaments requires the winner to take a polygraph test; if the test is refused or failed, that is an automatic disqualification, and the person will be banned from any future tournaments.
All fishermen have had the experience of fishing a well-known area only to sit for hours without a bite. No matter what bait you use, bobbers, weights – nothing works. At the end of the day you go home empty handed and totally frustrated. (Especially if you had to watch another fisherman a short distance away pull in catch after catch).
The best solution to this problem is to arm yourself with a fish finder. Fish Finders are not cheating! They show you if fish are in the water- they can’t make the fish bite, but at least you know that something is down there.
Fish Finders come in many different styles from hard mounted to your boat, portable mount to boat, to wearing on your wrist or attached to your fishing pole. There are two very important things to remember when purchasing your fish finder: