We’re betting the fish will be biting as the Texas Gulf Coast plays host to a number of sportfishing tournaments in July.
The biggest of the contests is the Texas International Fishing Tournament, held July 30-Aug. 3 in Port Isabel and South Padre Island. Organizers expect about 1,500 anglers and 500 boats for the 75th annual event. Fishermen will compete in bay, tarpon, and offshore divisions for a wide range of trophies, from marlin to speckled trout. There’s also a “Playday” for the kids on Thursday.