Bodes Bay Fishing in South Padre Island, Texas

Guided by Walter Bode

Flats Inshore Jetty

About Your Guide

34 Years of Experience
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Captain Walter of South Padre Island, Texas is an expert with over 20 years of experience. Captain Walter has developed an intimate knowledge of these waters and offers productive Laguna Madre bay fishing charters at competitive rates.

If you like hooking into Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum, the Lower Laguna Madre is an unbeatable destination for quality salt water fishing.

The blue bay waters of the Lower Laguna Madre are teeming with Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum, and Captain Walter can help you find the fish and maximize your time spent on the water regardless of skill level!

Bodes Bay Fishing Trips

Join Captain Walter for a great day exploring the local waters! On this action-packed adventure, you can expect to reel in some Black Drum and some Bull Redfish. These two species will put up a good fight, so be prepared. Make sure you give those hamstrings a little stretch before you hit the water. You might also run into Mangrove Snappers, Sheepshead, Snook, Fluke, and Spotted Seatrout. For these trips, Captain Walter uses a 25’ Majek Illusion boat - a spacious vessel that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Captain Walter will provide rods and tackle as well as drinks. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Other than that, make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License and any food and drink of your choice. Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and just have fun fishing with Captain Walter! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Port Isabel 5-Hour - 25’ Majek

100% (16)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

Recent Reviews of Bodes Bay Fishing

Walter B.


Book your trip with me ! You won’t be dissatisfied. Take your kids fishing !

Carrie T.


Awesome guide!! We caught our limit for the day in 3 hours. He was great with the kids and very patient. So happy we booked with him!!

Irina M.


We had an awesome experience fishing with Captain Bode. Captain Bode is an excellent guide and put us on the fish on a slow morning. We caught 6 Red Fish. Will definitely fish with Captain Bode again.

Laura C.


Captain Walter Bode was an amazing guide! Him and his sweet wife are very good people. Our two trips was a great experience on our first time fishing the ocean. He also made sure that we caught some good quality Speckled Trout!


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Great fun. Captain Bode was great! Fish weren't biting too much, but we did catch some.


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We had a Great time fishing with Capt. Walter! You could tell he, Really, enjoys helping fisherman enjoy a good day fishing! My son is 12 and Capt. Walter helped him and my son caught the most fish between the 3 of us in our group.


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Captain Walter provided a great trip and was extremely helpful. I would recommend him and use him again.


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Capt Walt did a great job getting my wife and I on fish!!!! All in all a great day of Inshore fishing catching speckled trout!!!!


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We had a great time! He put us on trout first thing. We ran out of bait, but not his fault. He worked hard to put us on red fish, but we just didn’t find them. My wife was thrilled at the whole experience and loved catching fish, even hard heads!


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Walter was amazing. I had four boys and me on the trip. The two younger boys (10) were pretty high maintenance and he was so patient and kind to them. The two older boys were less hands-on. We had a great conversation, laughed a lot. He went above and beyond for us. We even got to meet his wife who was super responsive and helpful. When we return, we will definitely take another trip. A must do!


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Captain Walter knew the spot, got us there early and we pulled in our limit. My kids caught their first fish ever and my wife caught two seagulls...thats a crazy story but Captain Walter knew exactly what to do. My favorite part was we were pulling trout up every time our hook hit the water and other guides started to notice and tried getting to where we were.


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Capt Walter was an all around good guy. Took my son and I on a fishing trip in June of 2021. Didn?t have a ton of luck (got 3 total - 2 keepers), but it?s called fishing - not killing! We had a good time. Capt Walter was patient with my son and had him fishing like a pro in no time. Hit a lot of spots and worked it hard. I wouldn?t hesitate to use him again if we make it back to SPI in the future.


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Amazing time, great experience. Guide new all the spots and we hit big

Katherine V.


Walter was great!! Had 3 people with me that had never been out in the bay, we limited out on trout!! Think we got them hooked!!

John C.


Had a blast. Left the pier at 630, limited out on trout by 8am. Moved on to target redfish and got 2 big ones. Second trip I’ve done with Walter and it won’t be the last.

Kristy C.


We had an amazing trip from the start! He had us hooked on fish right away. He was very respectful and helpful!! We caught a ton of fish and maxed out at our limit of sheepshead. Then went to other locations and fished for trout and Reds. Caught some very nice fish to take home. We will most definitely book with him again!!! Thanks Walter!!!


Black Drum, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Jetty

Start Location

Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier, East Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Laguna Madre

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