Sport fishing


Tamaulipas has an abundant natural wealth in its 432 kilometers of coastline, dams, rivers and freshwater lagoons, which privilege the practice of sport fishing.

The state has different fishing destinations that are distinguished by its crystal clear waters such as the Vicente Guerrero Dam, Falcón International, Marte R. Gómez, Emilio Portes Gil, Spanish Republic, Las Blancas, Lavaderos, Pedro J. Méndez and Ramiro Caballero. They abound in species such as large carps, catfish and bass that have given Tamaulipas the first place in inland sports fishing.

In these fishing stadiums, different events are held with magnificent prizes that are an attraction for their visitors, apart from the fact that the pieces to be collected are above the marks offered by other places, reaching national and world records.

Sport fishing in salt water is very popular in beaches, river mouths, Laguna Madre and offshore. The most popular sites in the state are Bagdad Beach and El Mezquital in Matamoros, La Pesca, Barra de Ostiones and Tepehuajes in Soto la Marina, Barra del Tordo in Aldama and the mouth of the Pánuco River in the Metropolitan Area of ​​the south of the state looking to catch pieces such as curvina, jack mackerel, wahoo, kite and the immense tarpons and blue marlin.

Among the most salty saltwater fishing tournaments are the Marlin Fishing Tournament held by the Tampico Yacht Club and the Sabalo International Fishing Tournament, which for more than 70 has been held by the Club de Regatas Corona.

Dams, Lagunario System and a Great Litoral in Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas has important bodies of water and coastline with sufficient capacity to carry out one or several competitions in the different sport fishing branches in both freshwater and saltwater. Among the most important dams we can mention the Vicente Guerrero, Ramiro Caballero, Emilio Portes Gil, Lavaderos, Spanish Republic, Pedro J. Méndez, Marte R. Gómez, Las Blancas and the Falcón International Dam.

The Vicente Guerrero Dam, considered one of the most important in the world for sport fishing, is located in the municipalities of Padilla and Villa de Casas being a paradise for fishermen who have managed to capture bass of over 14 pounds. During the year important fishing tournaments are organized, as we can mention in the 2014 year, the Tenth World Bass Fishing Championship was held, where 8 countries from different parts of the world competed.

The Falcón International Dam located within the municipalities of Guerrero in Tamaulipas and the counties of Zapata and Starr in Texas, very close to Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas and Laredo, Texas, is an excellent option for sport fishing found in it species such as bass, catan , catfish, tilapia and mojarra.

Presa Marte R. Gómez, also known as "Sugar Lake", is another of the important dams of the State of Tamaulipas, noted for its large catches that have been recorded in the different bass tournaments attended by a large number of foreign fishermen. Apart from the bass it also has several species such as mojarra, carp, catfish, catán.

In the municipality of Xicoténcatl there is the Emilio Portes Gil Dam, excellent option for bass fishing sporting on its margins with fishing fields that will provide everything you need for your stay feeling like home.

Located in the municipality of Aldama, the Spanish Republic Dam or El Sombrerito Dam, is a beautiful place with abundant aquatic vegetation where you can fish for very good size bass. Seat of important bass fishing tournaments.

In Presa Las Blancas located within the municipality of Mier, important sport fishing tournaments are held in which fishermen have the opportunity to find different species such as bass.

In the municipality of González Ramiro Caballero Dam is located, suitable for bass fishing and the headquarters of several sport fishing tournaments.

Located at 180 km north of Tampico, the Lavaderos Dam, despite being something small, gives the opportunity to capture excellent weight bass.

Last but not least in the municipality of Hidalgo, at 87 kilometers north of Cd. Victoria is the Pedro José Méndez Dam.

Lagunario systems
The Laguna Madre with more than 250 thousand hectares is the largest wetland in the American continent located in the municipality of San Fernando and Soto La Marina being a refuge in the winter season of more than 13 species of ducks and teals, and 3 different species of geese.

The Lagunario System of the Tamesí River comprises an extension of 42 thousand 700 has. freshwater located in the south of the state in the municipalities of Tampico and Altamira where there is a large vegetation that encourages sport fishing in this lagoon system in which we can find species such as bass and shad.


Sport fishing in Tamaulipas

Sport fishing in Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas has an abundance of natural wealth in its 432 kilometers of coastline, dams, lakes, and lagoons that privilege the practice of sport fishing.

The state counts with fishing stadiums distinguished by its crystal clear waters such as the Vicente Guerrero, Falcon International Dam, Mars R. Gomez, Emilio Portes Gil, Spanish Republic, Las Blanca, Lavaderos, Pedro J. Méndez and Ramiro Caballero. The species that you can find in our dams are Carp, Catfish, and Bass, they have given Tamaulipas the first place in sport fishing.Several tournaments are held in these waters with magnificent prizes and large fish that are very attractive to our visitors.

Sport fishing in saltwater is very popular on beaches, rivers, at the Laguna Madre, and at sea. The places where is most practiced are Bagdad Beach and El Mezquital in Matamoros, La Pesca, Bar Ostiones and Tepehuajes in Soto la Marina, Barra del Tordo in Aldama and the mouth of Panuco River in the metropolitan area of ​​the southern part of the state. The species that you catch are the Redfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Skipjack, Tarpoon and Blue Marlin.

Our most featured saltwater tournaments are the Marlin Fishing Tournament which takes place at the Tampico Yacht Club and the International Fishing Tournament that have been held for more than 75 years at the Corona Racing Club.

Fishing Areas
Tamaulipas You have important fishing areas with enough capacity to carry out one or several competitions in the different fields of sport fishing in both saltwater and freshwater. Among the freshwater areas the most relevant dams are Vicente Guerrero, Ramiro Caballero, Emilio Portes Gil, Lavaderos, Spanish Republic, Pedro J. Méndez, Mars R. Gómez, Las Blancas and Falcon International Dam.

The Vicente Guerrero Dam is considered one of the most important dams for sport fishing, located in Padilla and Villa de Casas being a paradise for fishermen who have managed to capture large specimens of bass.

The Falcon International Dam located within the municipalities of Guerrero in Tamaulipas and Zapata and Starr counties in Texas, near Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas and Laredo, Texas, is an excellent option for sport fishing counting with such species Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Tilapia.

Also known as "Sugar Lake" Mars R. Gormez Dam count in its waters with different species such as bass, carp, catfish, gar fish and shrimp.

In the municipality of Xicotandncatl is Emilio Portes Gil Dam, excellent choice for bass fishing counting on their margins with fishing camps that provide everything you need for your stay.

Located in the municipality of Aldama, Spanish Republic Dam or Presa El Sombrerito is a beautiful place with abundant aquatic vegetation where you can find a lot of bass with very good size.

In Las Blancas Dam located in the municipality of Mier, important sport fishing tournaments are held in which participants have the opportunity to find different species. In the municipality of Gonzalez, one can find the Ramiro Caballero Dam, which is suitable for bass fishing.

Located on the Tampico-Soto la Marina, is the Dam Wash, despite it being small, it provides fishermen with the opportunity to catch bass. Last but not least in the municipality of Hidalgo, about 87 kilometers north of Cd. Victoria is the Pedro José Méndez Dam.


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