Big John's Fishing Guide in Port Isabel, Texas

Guided by Juan Ruiz

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain Juan and his charter have got over 30 years of experience and they guarantee you'll return with a catch of a lifetime. You're not going fishing, you're going catchin'!

Big John's Fishing Guide Trips

Join Captain Juan in exploring inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing spots, as well as visiting reefs and flats along the way. Captain Juan’s comfy 21’ Shallow Stalker saltwater fishing boat can take up to 6 people and is powered by a 200 HP E-TEC engine. It’s got GPS and fishfinder systems which add to trip safety and will take you to the fish fast. The boat’s equipped with a livewell, and it features a multimedia system and ice-box. Some of the numerous species you’ll encounter on your trip include Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Pompano. Using light or heavy tackle, you’ll be bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, popping, and drift fishing. Captain Juan welcomes all kids on his boat, so take your whole family and have a great time on the sea. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker

100% (5)
21 ft 1 - 6 People From $179 / person

Recent Reviews of Big John's Fishing Guide

Raul S.


Captain Big John is awesome, highly recommended. Will spend quality time answering any questions you may have. And will definitely put you on the fish!!!

Barry B.


Excellent captain! John put us in the fish and we limited out. Had a absolutely great time. Super friendly and helpful! I highly recommend him and I will definitely be using john in the future! Thanks for the great time


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Juan was great and we had a fun day on the boat! It was grandparents, parents and 8 year old twins so great for all ages. Juan was so patient with the kids and very attentive to making sure everyone was always baited and having fun fishing. We are complete beginners and he was super informative on what we were catching and teaching the boys how to fish. There’s no shade or restroom on the boat so plan accordingly with sunscreen and proper clothes and a bathroom break before the trip. We brought snacks and drinks with us which was great to have on hand. We caught a variety of fish even if not all were keepers. All in all it was a perfect day out on the water.

Leslie S.


None better . Excellent guide , put us on the fish and kept us fishing non stop

Brian P.


Captain John worked hard to get us in the fish, never gave up. Great job, hard worker, nice guy!


Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

501 East Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX 78578, United States

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