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Bottom Fishing Charters Near Laguna Madre
Get ready for an action-packed with Captain David and witness the productivity that the waters of Corpus Christi, Texas have to offer! With Captain David can will explore the productive waters anywhere from the Baffin Bay down to Laguna Madre. No matter your skill level, Captain David will give you plenty of expert tips to help you land the fish you want to catch! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain David likes to chase Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. For these trips, Captain David uses a 24’ Mamba bay boat equipped with a trolling motor, which is perfect for sneaking up on fish that get frightened easily. This vessel can accommodate 4 anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain David likes to fish a myriad of ways - throwing live bait and artificials, drifting shell bottoms, and fishing backwaters. It all depends on what the fish are into that day. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, food, drinks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain David will take care of the rest! 10% discount for combat veterans only Read More
Inshore Redfish And Trout
Head out on the productive waters of South Texas with Captain Kevin to hook into all kinds of inshore sportfish. South Padre Island is known for its wide variety of fun saltwater species and Captain Kevin knows how to catch them all! So, whether you're looking to catch limits and dinner, or chase down your next trophy Redfish or Snook, Capt. Kevin will help you make the most out of your time out on the water. Captain Kevin also caters to a wide variety of fishing techniques. From throwing artificial lures and live bait on light tackle, to drift fishing the bays and bottom fishing, he is willing to work with your goals for the day, and he will offer his expert recommendations based on the weather and tides to help you make the right choice. Your vessel for the day will be a 22' Shoalwater center console that can take up to 4 people, equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha to get you on the fish quickly and safely. Captain Kevin will supply you with all the rods, reels, tackle, water, and knowledge necessary to ensure a successful day out on the water. So all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and beverages and your Texas fishing license and let Captain Kevin take care of the rest for you! Read More
Laguna Madre Hookfest
Half day private bay fishing charter (5hrs) at South Padre Island, Texas. Targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout with various fishing techniques from artificial baits, fresh cut ,and/or live baits. Sometimes target snook, black drum, sheep’s head, and triple tail if conditions and seasonality are present. Currently running a 24 ft Shallow Stalker boat equipped with a Suzuki 175 and a Minn Kota trolling motor. Over 20 years local fishing experience here a South Padre. Family friendly and kid tested. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. So let’s go fishing! Read More
Half Day Private Bay Fishing Trip
Embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure with Captain Doug in the pristine waters of Corpus Christi, TX! Your journey begins on board a Shoalwater Cat 23 bay boat, a vessel that's perfect for navigating the shallow waters of the Laguna Madre and the surrounding bays. This area is famous for amazing fishing, and it's a unique shallow-water environment that should be every saltwater angler's bucket list! When you're fishing with Captain Doug, you'll be aiming for the "Texas Triple" or the "Texas Slam"—both names for when you catch a Flounder, a Redfish, and a Speckled Trout in one day! You can also expect to hook Black Drum and Sheepshead, both of which share habitat with Redfish. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big surface bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Doug is an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will take you to the best fishing spots in the area. He knows the local waters like the back of his hand and will make sure that you have the best possible chance of catching a variety of fish species. After a successful day of fishing, Captain Doug will clean and fillet your catch, ready for you to take home and cook up a delicious meal. You'll return to shore with a sense of accomplishment and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the Texas coast! Read More
Laguna Madre Inshore Fishing -Full Day
Head out with Captain Seth to explore the Laguna Madre and its surrounding waters. His trips are designed for you to have a good time and beat the heat! No matter your skill level, Captain Seth will lead the way as he specializes in catering his trips to both beginner and expert fishermen alike. This time of year you and Captain Seth will focus on Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout. On these 7-hour adventures, you will be fishing aboard Captain Seth's 25' Majek. Equipped with a trolling motor, which is perfect for sneaking up on fish that get frightened easily. His vessel can accommodate 4 anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain Seth likes to fish using several techniques: throwing live bait and artificials, drifting shell bottoms, and fishing backwaters. It all depends on what the fish are into that day. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, food, drinks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Seth will take care of the rest! Read More
Fowlmouth Outdoors Fishing
Captain Mick offers an exciting fishing experience in Corpus Christi, focusing on catching large Texas Redfish. His 21' Majak bay boat, equipped with a 150HP Yamaha engine and GPS, is capable of holding up to 4 anglers, making it perfect for chasing Reds along the Texas Coast in shallow waters. Captain Mick provides rods, reels, tackle, and live bait, ensuring you're well-equipped for your fishing adventure. He even takes care of cleaning your catch, so you can take home those delicious fillets. Remember to bring a cooler, food, beverages, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, rain gear if needed and a valid Texas fishing license. If you're planning to keep an oversized Redfish, consider getting the oversized redfish tag. You are all set for an enjoyable day of fishing with Captain Mick! 🎣 Read More
Big Reds, Trout, Flounder, Drum
Join Captain Kevin for a full-day (~8hr) excursion fishing around the Corpus Christi area! Whether you are a pro or just beginning your fishing career, Capt. Kevin will put his 30+ years of experience to work teaching you what you need to know or collaborating with you over the course of the day to find trophy fish. On your trip, you can expect to explore the South Texas coast anywhere from Copano Bay down to the Laguna Madre depending on fish trends, weather, and your personal preference. To Kevin, fishing isn't just his job, it's his passion and his lifestyle. He likes all kinds of fishing and is willing to cater your day around what you're looking for. You can chase big Trout, Redfish, and Flounder in the bay, or fish nearshore, when weather permits. Throw artificials, live bait, cut bait, or flyfish. You can even try out multiple different techniques and see which one works best for you. Captain Kevin will take care of all the gear as well, all you need to do is coordinate with him ahead of time so he brings the right gear for you. Otherwise, all you need to bring is your Texas fishing license and your beverages of choice, and let Captain Kevin take care of the rest for your full-day adventure! Read More
North Padre Nearshore Trip
The Laguna Madre in Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the best fishing destinations in the country, and should be on every angler's radar! The Laguna Madre is a shallow, brackish lagoon that is home to an abundance of fish, including Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. On this trip, you'll be fishing with your guide, Doug, an expert angler and captain. He'll take you to the perfect spot, where you'll be able to cast your line for a variety of fish species. As you fish through the water of the lagoon, you'll have the chance to catch Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, all of which are abundant in the Laguna Madre. Doug's knowledge of the local fishing hotspots and techniques will give you the best chance of landing a big one! Throughout the trip, Captain Doug will provide helpful tips and tricks to ensure that you make the most of your fishing experience. By the end of your fishing charter in the Laguna Madre, you'll have had an incredible experience on the water, caught some impressive fish, and gained valuable knowledge and skills that you can use on future fishing adventures. You'll leave with memories to last a lifetime, and the satisfaction of having landed some of the most sought-after fish species in Texas! Get out there and have a blast! Read More
Laguna Madre Half Day
Get ready for an action-packed with Captain Geronimo and witness the productivity that the waters of Corpus Christi, Texas have to offer! Captain Geronimo will explore anywhere from the Baffin Bay down to Laguna Madre. No matter your skill level, Captain Geronimo will lead the way! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain Geronimo likes to chase Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. For these trips, Captain Geronimo uses a 23’ Shoalwater center console equipped with a trolling motor, which is perfect for sneaking up on fish that get frightened easily. This vessel can accommodate 4 anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain Geronimo likes to fish a myriad of ways - throwing live bait and artificials, drifting shell bottoms, and fishing backwaters. It all depends on what the fish are into that day. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, food, drinks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Geronimo will take care of the rest! 10% discount for combat veterans only Read More
Fulton Inshore Special
This is a half day private bay fishing trip for the family at South Padre Island. Target species are primarily speckled trout and redfish, but other species are caught when conditions permit. Other species could be flounder, black drum, sheepshead, snook or even a triple tail. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. This is a kid tested and family approved private bay fishing charter. Most family trips decide to fish with live baits (a small additional cost) or fresh cut bait. Once trip is over a fish cleaner will fillet and package fish. You and your family can then go to one of a number of local restaurants and enjoy your “ Cook Your Catch”. Please be sure to ask your fishing guide for restaurant recommendations. Let’s go fishing! Read More
Fun Family Fishing At SPI
Captain Arnold is an excellent guide to the calm waters off South padre Island. He's been fishing here for decades, and knows how to get you on great fish, whether you're going for a trophy Red or just looking to have some fun with your family and friends. The Laguna Madre is a unique environment that is ideal for Redfish, Spotted Trout, Flounder, and Drum. On this trip, you're free to keep your keepers or return them to the water. You'll get out there aboard Captain Arnold's fast, sleek 25' torrent cat 5 bay boat, which can comfortable seat up to 6 guests. She's driven by a 200-HP Suzuki engine, I put so you'll be out on the prime fishing spots quickly. The boat also sports a live well for bait, and standard electronics to help you hook 'em! Captain Arnold will supply all the rods, reels, bait and tackle. Just bring your Texas fishing licenses, sunscreen, and proper clothing and you'll be all set! Read More
South Padre Island Bay Fishing
Clear Water Adventures and Captain Shayne Moore welcome you to Texas. Captain Shayne is a licensed guide ready to take you and your friends on a great day of fishing. He’ll meet you in Corpus Christi and take you to the area’s bountiful inshore waters, backcountry, as well as flats. The captain will know exactly where to look for fish and will make sure you have a great experience on the water! With great experience and a laid-back attitude, he’ll put you on the fish you are looking for – Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder. You will be fishing by bottom fishing, spinning, popping, drift fishing, artificial lures as well as Flounder gigging, all on light tackle. The captain’s Majek flats boat is 25’ long, meaning you and your companions will not be cramped. Even better, he runs this boat skinny, in places most won't want to go. It runs on a 250 HP Yamaha engine, uses modern navigation electronics, and has got a livewell. Up to 4 anglers can join a trip. The boat is family-friendly so you can have a wonderful day of fishing with your whole family. You decide if you’ll keep or release the fish you catch. If you have questions, feel free to call the captain, he's happy to chat! He’ll provide all the fishing tackle, live bait, lures, and water, so make sure to bring your licenses, some snacks, and any drinks you like before starting the trip. Kids 12 and under fish for free! Pay a visit to Clear Water Adventures and have a lovely time on gorgeous Texan waters! Read More
Morning Fishing Trip!!!
We will target red fish, Speckled Trout, black drum, Mangrove Snappers, flounder, sand trout sheephead and whiting. Not all at once but when the possible. Leave the dock at 7:15am and fish till 12:15pm 5 hour trip. Fish on my Shallow Sport 21' bay boat with a 200hp Yamaha. Fish different spots along the bay either anchored or drift fishing. Using fresh dead bait, live bait and live shrimp. While traveling to different fishing spots you will see beautiful scenery and occasionally dolphins 🐬 Read More
Primetime Fishing Family-friendly
If you're all about having a blast and making the most of every moment, our 3/4 day fishing trip is tailored just for you. We believe in seizing the day, and that's exactly what we'll do on this adventure! Step aboard our spacious 33ft Sportfisher, and let Captain Jerrid be your guide to non-stop fun. You'll have ample time to reel in some incredible catches and enjoy every second of it. Our fishing options are as diverse as your appetite for adventure. From bottom fishing to cut bait fishing, heavy tackle battles to the thrill of jigging, and everything in between, we've got the techniques covered. Whether you're an angling pro or just starting out, you'll find the perfect way to test your skills. And the stars of the show? Get ready to hook into Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and the scrumptious Mangrove Snapper. These formidable species promise an exciting challenge and a tasty reward. Don't wait for a long time; make it a good time with us. Book your 3/4 day fishing trip with Captain Jerrid and get ready for a day of thrilling catches, laughs, and unforgettable memories. Read More
3/4 Day Fun Trip
Clear Water Adventures and Captain Shayne Moore welcome you to Texas. Captain Shayne is a licensed guide ready to take you and your friends on a great day of fishing. He’ll meet you in Corpus Christi and take you to the area’s bountiful inshore waters, backcountry, as well as flats. The captain will know exactly where to look for fish and will make sure you have a great experience on the water! Read More
Evening Fishing!! 4 Hour
Captain Augustin "Cappy" has over 35 years of experience fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. Trips may be taken from South Padre Island, Arroyo City or Port Mansfield. The boat is a 25-foot Dargel Kat (catamaran hull) which allows fishing from shallow waters to deep offshore trips. The Kat hull provides stability on the water plus a smooth ride through the chop. Fish targeted on the bay are redfish, trout, flounder, black drum and sheepshead. The fishing methods vary depending on each customer's request or ability. Baits used vary based on the method of fishing. Read More
Laguna Madre Magic
Everything to Know About Booking a Laguna Madre bottom fishing charter
What are the best bottom fishing charters in Laguna Madre?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 bottom fishing trips in Laguna Madre, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day or Half Day Fishing Trip guided by Jaime, Laguna Madre Shallows Trip guided by Ruben, and North Padre Sunset Special guided by Kevin.
Our guides in Laguna Madre are rated a 4.8 out of 5 based on 9581 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
The most popular city to book a Bottom Fishing charter in is Port Mansfield.
Looking for kid friendly bottom fishing guides in Laguna Madre? Check out our beginner and family friendly bottom fishing guides in Laguna Madre.
What types of bottom fishing charters are common in Laguna Madre?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bottom fishing in Laguna Madre as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in Laguna Madre are: 1. black drum, 2. flounder, 3. redfish, and 4. speckled trout.
How much do Laguna Madre bottom fishing charters cost?
for bottom fishing in Laguna Madre prices can range anywhere from an affordable $450 to $1,500, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in Laguna Madre is $640. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in Laguna Madre is $811.
What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in Laguna Madre?
The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in Laguna Madre is summer, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.
Do I need a Laguna Madre fishing license and what are the bag limits in Laguna Madre?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Laguna Madre, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Laguna Madre. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Laguna Madre.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Captain Alana was awesome! Very professional, had the boat clean and gear ready to go as soon as we got to the dock we were off. Boat was good size had plenty of room for everyone to walk around. Even took us close to the launch site to see the Space X Starship. She was constantly on the phone with other guides trying to find the best bite possible. We caught Speckled Trout, large Catfish and saw a bunch of large red drums but even hitting them in the head with the bait they wouldn't bite... Had a weather change and rockets going off in the area so may have had something to do with it. But we were the only boat that day really catching anything. I would highly recommend Captain Alana. Will decently book her for future visits to go Tarpon Fishing!!!
Bret S. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas
Amazing Captain! Work to get us on the fish fish. Great equipment and attitude, lots of fun. Best captain I have booked in south padre.
Wesley W. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas
Really fun...j put us on some fish. Trout and a great snook
Scott V. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas
We had a great time with Kevin. Caught our limit and super nice.
Roland H. with Kevin G. of Corpus Christi, Texas
Josh was very polite professional. We had a blast caught tons of fish . Josh made sure we moved around to keep on top of them and all we had to do was cast and catch it was great
David D. with Josh W. of Corpus Christi, Texas
So enjoyed our trip with Ron ! Excellent guide ! Had us on fish immediately ! Great personality as well enjoyed visiting with him ! Will definitely use him again and highly recommend him.
Clay B. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
Captain Ron was amazing. He knowledge of the SPI waters is second to none. Had a great time and will definitely be back!
ERIC P. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
Captain J was exceptional! He was on time, he knew the best fishing spots and he cast out for my wife the entire time. He took us on a tour of places to visit on the water. We appreciated every thing about this charter thanks to Captain J. Good Job!
Ken B. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas
Jonathan sold his boat and cancelled our trip the afternoon before we were supposed to go, but he found a replacement, Capt. AJ, who did a great job. I would fish with Capt. AJ again.
Russell N. with Jonathan G. of South Padre Island, Texas
Jennifer M. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas
Captain Jaime was an off the chart tour guide...highly recommended. He was determined to find fish and we did! He was patient with my 10 year old daughter and used teachable moments with my 13 year old son. He was knowledge about the area and very kind. Easy conversation and engaged us all on the trip. Clean boat, plenty of bait and water.
Amanda G. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas
Awesome experience with Captain Jaime never a dull moment! He let us to some great fish and we will be back again!
Miguel S. with Jaime D. of Port Isabel, Texas
I loved the trip. Fish did not cooperate. Thank you
Allan J. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
We had a great time with Captain Russell. We caught our limit of Redfish and several other species. My wife caught a “quadruple crown” with a Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Drum. We were even treated to a private bar after our trip where we learned a lot of local history. Captain Russell knows where the fish are. Proven not only by us catching them but every time we’d leave a spot other Captains would move from where they were to Captain Russell’s spot.
Mathew W. with Russell R. of Port Isabel, Texas
We had a great day time. Captain Ron was very patient with my boys, who were not very experienced. He works extremely hard to put you on fish, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Beau R. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
Ron was great. He took us to trout and we limited. Then we caught flounder and reds. We will book him again.
David L. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
Very good guide/person. Would recommend to anyone who’s wanting to have a good time. Will be back again for sure.
Tyler L. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
Captain Ron He was great gu
mitchel T. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
Capt. Ron put us on the fish right away and we kept catching them the entire trip. We will definitely be calling on him on our next trip.
Michael H. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas
3 of us joined Kevin on an 8 hour bay fishing trip and had a fantastic time, Kevin was knowledgeable, helpful and able to get us on some great fish. Will definitely be using him in the future and would recommend him as well!
Dalton F. with Kevin G. of Corpus Christi, Texas
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