Oil Rig Fishing Trips in the Gulf of Mexico
This is the pure big game fishing experience. We don’t put a time limit on this trip other than to say 35-40+ hours, because you never know if you're going to hook into a big one that will take its time. The floating oil rigs that we fish at are located approximately 120+ miles east of South Padre Island. We troll on our transit to the rig catching wahoo, dorado, tunas, sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin. When we arrive at the rig we will either continue trolling or we may opt to live bait for big blue marlin until dark. As the sun sets the tunas usually come to the surface. That is when we change our strategy to focus on the big yellowfin tuna and smaller blackfin tuna. Sometimes we fish all night and other times it’s over with a bloody deck and boxes full of tuna limits after just a few hours. The following day, as we return to South Padre Island, we will troll some more and may bottom fish for red snapper, amberjack and groupers depending on seasons.