Almost anyone that is from the Rio
Grande Valley, or lives near the coast knows about Port Mansfield.
And for those of us that do, we know that Port Mansfield is not on
the way to anywhere, unless of course you are on your way to the
water to fish. The fact of the matter is, there really isn't any
other reason to go there.
There are no resorts, no causeways, no
tourist traps or shell shops. There are no art galleries, no
boutiques, and no water parks. As for what you will find - all of
the essentials. A spot for your boat, fuel, groceries, and a place
to put your head. But if you happen to be one of the truly fortunate
individuals that has a cabin on the Intra-coastal Waterway, there is one
other specialty item that you might not want to forget, and that is bait.
the purpose of this story, I spoke with Capt. Harvey Faulkner of the
Faulkner Fishing Association. Established for the preservation of
this unique arrangement for family and friends, The Faulkner
Fishing Association holds the permit for cabin #1057 on the island side of the canal
in Willacy County.
Cabins on the Intra-coastal Waterway are
regulated by the Texas General
Land Office. For more information in regard to fishing cabins or coastal issues follow this
The benefits of this type of cabin are
more than one. That which can be said of real estate applies on the
water as well...location, location, location. Simply put, for those
who came to fish, it just doesn't get any better than this.
Brothers Harvey and John Faulkner made a
recent trip with friends from San Antonio which proved to be quite
productive fishing, as the photos suggest.
Conductive of a fun and friendly
atmosphere, these cabins make an excellent family destination
capable of providing continuous entertainment for anglers young and