Destination Series: Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is the 9th largest body of water in the world. It is often referred to as the "Mediterranean of the Americas." It covers about 600,000 square miles and is filled with over 215 species of fish. Some of the species to be found are sea bass, flounder, grouper, snapper, tuna, speckled trout, alligator gar and marlin. The Gulf of Mexico offers a variety of boating and fishing opportunities. For divers one of the most popular destinations in the gulf is "The Flower Gardens." The Flower Gardens carry the seeds for coral reefs all over the world. It could likely be considered the world's "Reef Nursery." Visit the Flower Gardens Natl Park website

in this "Destination Series: Gulf of Mexico" there are plenty of great locations to fish the Gulf from the Bay and Ocean sides or deep water fishing. Here is a great website to help anglers with Tides and Currents in the Gulf of Mexico for Texas fishing locations.......Click Here

For State by State fishing regulations here is a great website.........Click Here

For Federal Regulations here is a good place to start.......................Click Here