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With Island restaurants renown for their fish recipes and great Redfish and Drum in the bay, SPI is the perfect Gulf-to-Table experience

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South Padre Island, Texas — January 23rd has been named Cook Your Catch Day by the avid anglers and cuisine fans of South Padre Island. The Island is celebrating their first-ever Cook Your Catch Day with a VIP fishing trip and Chef’s table dinner for local and regional influencers, tips from fishing guides on techniques for catching different species, ideas from SPI chefs on how to make the most of every catch, and a call for the best fish stories on social media. 

Enjoying freshly caught fish is a tradition on this tropical Texas island, where dining Gulf to table is a daily experience. 

“The Island is not only a hub for some pretty dedicated anglers, it’s also home to very talented chefs who know how to bring out the best in fresh fish,” noted South Padre Island Convention and Visitor Bureau executive director Ed Caum, himself an avid angler and foodie. From Redfish to Drum to Snapper to shrimp and more, this Texas fishing mecca is renowned for both talented fishing guides and a number of locally-owned, chef-driven restaurants that will take fresh-caught fish from hook to plate. 

“With our great winter weather and smaller crowds this time of year, it’s a perfect time to get out on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre Bay,” said Caum. “Best of all, even if you don’t land that big one, there are multiple restaurants here with fresh fish on the menu every day.”

About South Padre Island

With a tropical feel, miles of sandy beaches and expansive views of both Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay’s blue waters, South Padre Island is a world-class, year-round Texas Gulf Coast beach destination. The Island provides a warm, four-season welcome with an abundance of activities including water sports, dolphin watching, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, diving, and birding. For information on Island experiences, visit www.sopadre.com.

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