South Padre Island will celebrate its second National Cook Your Catch Day Jan. 23 with events for avid anglers and cuisine fans of South Padre Island. The celebration includes a VIP fishing trip and dinner for regional influencers. Currently, eight restaurants will cook the catches of participants.
The event also includes tips from fishing guides on techniques for catching different species and ideas from SPI chefs on how to make the most of every catch. There is also a call for the best fish stories on social media.
“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. “Fishing is the perfect outdoor activity. 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. 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.”
Those wishing to participate must possess a fishing license, with some exceptions.