About Gulf of Mexico at South Padre Island
Pedro Sors, Mexico's most popular TV host, fishes here with his sons.
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The tarpon was one of the first saltwater species to be declared a game fish.
The flounder is a rapid swimmer and a good light-tackle game fish. It is the most important flatfish of the Atlantic states.
The red snapper is one of the most valuable and heavily exploited snappers in American waters.
Red drum up to about 10-15 lb. (5-7 g) are very fine eating.
Drums use their air bladder to create a sound similar to a drum beating.
Japanese longliners report that blue marlin is the largest of the istiophoriod fishes. It apparently grows larger in the Pacific.
Its fighting ability and spectacular aerial acrobatics endear the sailfish to the saltwater angler.
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