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Laguna Madre Shallows Trip

88% (8)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $475

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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Private Snook Fishing Trip in South Padre Island

This is a half day private snook fishing trip. This trip is designed for the more experienced angler or someone who is willing to learn how to cast accurately. Client will fish with artificial baits and asked to cast at specific objects and/ or angles. Live baits may also be used on a limited basis. Snook are aggressive and fast fighting fish that will jump and put on a good fight. The slot limit on snook is restricted to a 4 inch slot. Guide will ask clients to catch and release any snook caught in the slot. Other species of fish will most likely be caught on this adventure. Read More

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Private Snook Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $575
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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Triple Delight - 3 Person Bay Trip in South Padre Island

This is a three person half day private bay fishing trip at South Padre. This trip is typically around 5 hrs long and primarily targets speckled trout, redfish, and black drum. Other species may also be caught on this private bay fishing excursion. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. Clients can expect to try fishing with artificial soft plastics and or fresh cut bait. Live bait can be added on to the trip for a minimal price. Drift fishing the grass flats, sight fishing, and/or bottom fishing are all techniques used by the guide. Guide has over 20 years experience fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. So, Let’s Go Fishing… Read More

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Triple Delight - 3 Person Bay Trip

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $525
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Bay Fishing in South Padre Island

A bay fishing trip in the Lower Laguna Madre, launching from either Port Mansfield or South Padre Island, promises an exhilarating and rewarding experience for any angler. Aboard a sleek 24' Shallow Sport Classic powered by a robust 250 Yamaha outboard engine, the adventure begins as you head out into the pristine waters of this renowned fishing haven. As you depart from the dock, the anticipation builds. The Shallow Sport Classic, designed for superior performance in shallow waters, effortlessly glides over the clear, turquoise flats of the Laguna Madre. The boat's shallow draft allows you to access the prime fishing spots that larger vessels can't reach, ensuring an optimal experience in the quest for redfish, trout, flounder, and black drum. The guide, experienced and knowledgeable about the local waters, navigates to the first fishing spot. Here, the calm, shallow waters are ideal for sight fishing. The guide points out a school of redfish, their coppery bodies glinting just below the surface. You cast your line with precision, and almost immediately, you feel the tug of a redfish on your hook. The fight is intense, but with skill and patience, you reel in a beautiful redfish, its vibrant colors shimmering in the sunlight. Next, the boat heads to slightly deeper waters where speckled trout are known to be abundant. Using live bait or artificial lures, you cast into the deeper channels and soon find yourself battling a large trout. The thrill of the catch and the beauty of these speckled fish make for an unforgettable experience. As the day progresses, the focus shifts to flounder and black drum. The boat drifts quietly over sandy bottoms and grassy flats, perfect habitats for these species. Flounder, with their unique, flat bodies, offer a different kind of challenge, often requiring a slower, more deliberate approach. When you finally hook one, the reward is a delicious, flaky fish that's a favorite among local chefs. The black drum, known for their strength and size, provide yet another exciting challenge. These fish are often found near oyster beds and grassy shorelines. Their distinctive black and white stripes and the drumming sound they make when caught add to the unique experience of fishing in the Laguna Madre. Reeling in a large black drum is a true test of your angling skills, providing a satisfying sense of accomplishment. Throughout the trip, the stunning backdrop of the Lower Laguna Madre enhances the experience. The wide-open skies, the distant outline of the barrier islands, and the occasional sighting of dolphins playing in the waves create a picturesque setting. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, the guide offers tips and techniques to improve your chances of landing the big one, ensuring a memorable and productive day on the water. As the sun begins to set, casting a golden glow over the bay, the boat heads back to the dock. The day's catch is a testament to the rich biodiversity and excellent fishing opportunities that the Lower Laguna Madre offers. Whether you choose to take your catch home for a fresh seafood dinner or practice catch and release, the memories of this incredible fishing adventure will stay with you long after you leave the water. Read More

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Bay Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
trip description for Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person in South Padre Island

This is a two person duck hunting trip in the Lower Laguna Madre leaving from South Padre Island, Texas. Species of ducks that winter here are Pintails, Redheads, Teal, Widgeon, Shovelers, Scaup, Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks and Mottled Ducks plus more. Typically hunt over decoy blocks of at least 70 decoys. Guide will provide a retriever. Clients can bring their own dog if approved by guide. Season typically runs from first weekend of November through last weekend in January. Season is split and is out of season from last Sunday after Thanksgiving and Starts again on second Saturday in December. Hunters need approximate license and waterfowl stamps plus HIP enrollment. I recommend booking dates in advance. Read More

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Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
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Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
trip description for 3 Person Duck Hunt in South Padre Island

This is a three person half day private bay duck hunting trip near South Padre Island, Texas. The Lower Laguna Madre has some of the finest duck hunting in the United States when conditions are right. Hunting along the edges of the fronts is absolutely the most ideal time to plan a trip. Multiple species move through this bay system on their way South. Large concentrations of redheads and pintails winter here. Other species that migrate through the South Padre area are widgeon, teal, shovelers, scaup, and others. Clients can bring their own retriever if discussed beforehand with the guide. Typically, hunt over decoy spreads consisting of at least 75 decoys. Season starts in November and goes out for two weeks after Thanksgiving Sunday. Starts again on Second Saturday in December and typically goes to last Sunday in January. Guides prefer to duck hunt in the afternoon and will provide a seasoned retriever. This is a fun activity and most clients return to go again. These are not easy hunts and do require some labor. We work with a couple of seasoned taxidermists that can also mount the trophy bird if any clients are interested at a reasonable price. Read More

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3 Person Duck Hunt

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24 ft 1 - 3 People From $650
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI Classic in South Padre Island

Climb aboard with Captain Aaron and experience the thrill of some seriously top-notch shallow water fishing! Aside from the ship channels, the water is no more than 6’ deep, making it a great fishery for families and novice anglers who would like to avoid choppy waters. Captain Aaron will guide you to some inshore honey holes and flats that will allow you to try your hand at either bait fishing or sightfishing! The species you can expect to target using this technique are Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder. For these trips, Captain Aaron uses his 20' Shallow Sport, which has a crasy shallow draft and sneak into the skinniest of water! Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License as well as food and drinks of your choice. Other than that, Captain Aaron will provide the rest. He will provide all lures, rods, reels, and tackle. Live bait is included for this trip with the exception of croaker when they are available. Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Aaron! Read More

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SPI Classic

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
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Fishing in South Padre Island
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trip description for Laguna Madre Hookfest in South Padre Island

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

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Laguna Madre Hookfest

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Fishing in South Padre Island
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trip description for Redfish on Laguna Madre in South Padre Island

Launch onto the beautiful Laguna Madre for an epic shallow water adventure with a Captain who absolutely lives on the water. The main species you’re going to be targeting include Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Occasionally, you’ll get a chance to land some Black Drum, and maybe a Snook or two. Captain Brett loves to fish with professionals and new fishermen alike and will teach even the most novice of fisherman how to successfully cast, hook, and land a fish. He’s also great with kids and always encourages the young ones to start fishing early. The minimum age for kids is 6 years old. All equipment and artificial bait you need will be provided by the charter. The captain uses all high-quality equipment including exclusively Shimano reels, Old 18 Outfitters rods, FINS Windtamer braided line and DOA lures. Live bait is available upon request, at a market cost. Onboard, you’ll find bottled water, as well as two coolers. You should still bring small coolers to take you catch home after Brett has filleted everything back at the dock (You can leave cooler(s) in your car while you fish). Another thing you need to bring with you is a valid fishing license which can be bought online or at a shop near the boat (ask for directions). Finally, don’t forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and any additional food and drinks you’d like. Now if you already have a date in mind, check the captain’s availability, and book your trip today! Read More

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Redfish On Laguna Madre

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
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Fishing in South Padre Island
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trip description for SPI Classic Charter Trip in South Padre Island

Join Captain Raine for an exciting inshore fishing adventure on the productive waters of South Padre Island, Texas. With a wide variety of saltwater species available, Captain Raine has the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your fishing goals. Whether you want to catch limits for dinner or target trophy Redfish and Snook, he can cater the outing to your needs. Captain Raine offers various fishing techniques, from light tackle with artificial lures and live bait to drift fishing and bottom fishing. He will provide expert recommendations based on weather and tides to ensure the best results for your trip. Your vessel for the day will be a 21' Shallow Walker bay boat equipped with a 200 HP Suzuki that can accommodate up to 4 people. Captain Raine will supply all the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, and water, to make sure you have a successful day on the water! All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and beverages, as well as your Texas fishing license. Let Captain Raine take care of the rest for your South Texas fishing adventure! Read More

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SPI Classic Charter Trip

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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trip description for SPI Drift Trip in South Padre Island

Captain Alfonso specializes in showing what the waters of South Padre Island are all about. Spend a day on the water catching fish and have fun doing it. It’s as simple as that! Captain Alfonso will show you the best techniques to reel in Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook and Black Drum on light tackle as you explore the Lower Laguna Madre. For these trips, Captain Alfonso uses a 24’ Shallow Master flats boat that can fish up to 6 anglers. This boat has an extremely shallow draft and can stalk up into super skinny water where the fish like to hang out! He welcomes children, beginners, pros, group outings, and everyone in between! Captain Alfonso will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. With Captain Alfonso, you’ll certainly have a great time! Captain Alfonso is based out of Rio Hondo so can also accommodate pickups anywhere from Rio Hondo to SPI. Read More

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SPI Drift Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Hunting in South Padre Island
Hunting in South Padre Island
trip description for South Texas Duck Hunts in South Padre Island

If you are looking to hunt with one of the best outifts on the Texas coast you've found your group of guys with James and his outfit. Beyond expert guiding the area itself (Around South Padre Island) provide a unique opportunity to target a wide swath of Duck Species including Wigeons, Mottled Ducks, tons of Pintail, Redheads, Teal, Gadwalls, Shovelers, Mergansers, Scaup and Black Bellys! Since the ducks often fly both in the morning and the afternoon, this trip can either start in the morning or the afternoon depending on your preference and what the ducks are doing of course! James and his team provide all the decoys, dogs, and professional calling and expert guidance for your hunt and ask that you bring your own guns, shells, and waders if you'd like to stay dry. He will also provide a cooler with ice and water for you and encourages you to bring your own beverages of choice along as well. Read More

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trip description for Fun Family Fishing at SPI in South Padre Island

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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel bonnethead shark fishing charter

What are the best bonnethead shark fishing charters in Port Isabel?

The best bonnethead shark fishing charters in Port Isabel are:

Why should I book a bonnethead shark fishing charter in Port Isabel with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 bonnethead shark trip in Port Isabel: Laguna Madre Shallows Trip guided by Ruben.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.5 out of 5 based on 3163 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.

Looking for kid friendly bonnethead shark guides / fishing lessons in Port Isabel? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonnethead shark guides in Port Isabel.

What types of bonnethead shark fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for bonnethead shark in Port Isabel as well as flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Isabel are light tackle fishing, jigging, and heavy tackle fishing but drift fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Port Isabel bonnethead shark fishing charters cost?

for bonnethead shark in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $520 to $808, but the average price for a half day trip for bonnethead shark in Port Isabel is $605. The average price for a full day trip for bonnethead shark in Port Isabel is $720.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for bonnethead shark fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for bonnethead shark fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Isabel fishing license for bonnethead shark and what are the bag limits for bonnethead shark in Port Isabel?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Port Isabel, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Port Isabel. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Port Isabel.

What is bonnethead shark fishing in Port Isabel all about?

The bonnethead shark, often referred to as the "shovelhead" due to its unique head shape, is a common inhabitant of the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas. These small to medium-sized sharks are part of the hammerhead shark family and are distinguished by their slender bodies and broad, flattened heads. Bonnethead sharks can be found in a variety of habitats, including shallow coastal waters, bays, estuaries, and nearshore reefs, where they feed on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. Despite their resemblance to larger hammerhead species, bonnethead sharks are generally docile and pose little threat to humans.

Fishing for bonnethead sharks in Port Isabel is a popular activity among anglers, particularly those seeking an exciting and accessible shark fishing experience. Bonnethead sharks are known for their voracious appetite and willingness to take a variety of baits, making them relatively easy to target. Anglers often use bottom fishing techniques to target bonnethead sharks, deploying baited hooks or rigs with fresh fish, squid, or cut bait on heavy tackle. Once hooked, bonnethead sharks provide anglers with a spirited fight, often making strong runs and powerful headshakes.

Bonnethead sharks are typically caught year-round in the waters of Port Isabel, with peak fishing seasons occurring during the warmer months when water temperatures rise and the fish become more active. Anglers can target bonnethead sharks from boats, piers, or shorelines, with popular fishing spots including channels, flats, and nearshore reefs. Catch-and-release practices are often encouraged to ensure the conservation of bonnethead shark populations and their habitats, allowing anglers to enjoy the thrill of catching these fascinating creatures while contributing to their long-term sustainability in the waters of Port Isabel.

What are the most popular months to fish for bonnethead shark fishing in Port Isabel?

Bonnethead sharks, a smaller species of hammerhead known for their distinctive shovel-shaped heads, can be found in the waters around Port Isabel, Texas, throughout much of the year. While they may not exhibit as distinct seasonal patterns as some other species, bonnethead sharks are commonly encountered in nearshore and coastal waters, making them accessible to anglers year-round. However, certain times of the year may offer better opportunities for targeting bonnethead sharks due to factors such as water temperature and prey availability.

During the warmer months, bonnethead sharks may be more active and abundant in shallow coastal waters around Port Isabel. As water temperatures rise, these sharks are more likely to move into shallower areas in search of food, including crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. Anglers targeting bonnethead sharks during this season may find success using baited hooks or chumming techniques to attract these curious predators.

In cooler months, bonnethead sharks may migrate to deeper waters or seek refuge in warmer areas, but they can still be encountered by anglers exploring nearshore reefs, flats, and channels. While they may not grow as large as some other shark species, bonnethead sharks provide anglers with thrilling battles once hooked, adding excitement to their fishing adventures in Port Isabel. With their unique appearance and feisty demeanor, bonnethead sharks offer anglers an opportunity to experience the thrill of shark fishing year-round in the Gulf of Mexico.

What techniques are popular for catching bonnethead shark in Port Isabel?

Fishing for bonnethead sharks in Port Isabel, Texas, typically involves employing bottom fishing techniques in areas where these sharks are known to frequent. Anglers often target bonnethead sharks in shallow coastal waters, bays, and estuaries, as well as nearshore reefs and channels. To set up for bonnethead shark fishing, anglers anchor their boats securely or fish from piers or shorelines and deploy baited hooks or rigs with fresh fish, squid, or cut bait on heavy-duty tackle.

Once the bait is deployed, anglers patiently wait for the telltale signs of a bonnethead shark bite. Bonnethead sharks are known for their keen sense of smell and are attracted to the scent of fresh bait on the ocean floor. When a bonnethead shark takes the bait, anglers carefully set the hook and prepare for a spirited battle. Despite their relatively small size compared to other shark species, bonnethead sharks are known for their agility and tenacity, often making strong runs and putting up a good fight once hooked.

Handling bonnethead sharks requires caution and respect for these creatures. Anglers should use proper handling techniques, such as using a de-hooking tool to safely remove the hook and avoiding contact with the shark's teeth. Catch-and-release practices are often encouraged to ensure the conservation of bonnethead shark populations and their habitats in the waters of Port Isabel. By employing these techniques and practices, anglers can enjoy a unique and rewarding fishing experience targeting bonnethead sharks while contributing to their long-term sustainability in the waters of Port Isabel.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Aside from bonnethead sharks, Port Isabel offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target, ensuring there's always something exciting to catch. One popular species among anglers is the redfish, also known as red drum, which can be found in the shallow flats, marshes, and channels surrounding Port Isabel. Redfish are known for their powerful runs and hard-fighting nature, making them a favorite target among anglers. Using live or cut bait, as well as artificial lures such as spoons and soft plastics, anglers can successfully target redfish year-round, with peak seasons often occurring during the cooler months.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the speckled trout, known for its delicious flavor and willingness to take a variety of baits and lures. Speckled trout inhabit a range of habitats, including flats, grassy shorelines, and channels, where they prey on small baitfish and crustaceans. Anglers targeting speckled trout in Port Isabel may find success using techniques such as live bait fishing, artificial lure casting, and fly fishing. With their willingness to take a variety of baits and lures and their tendency to congregate in shallow waters, speckled trout provide anglers with exciting fishing opportunities year-round.

In addition to redfish and speckled trout, Port Isabel offers opportunities to catch a variety of other inshore and nearshore species, including flounder, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper. Anglers can target these species using a range of techniques and fishing locations, from fishing along the shallow flats and grassy shorelines to targeting structure such as jetties, docks, and bridge pilings. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shoreline, anglers visiting Port Isabel can anticipate exciting encounters with a diverse array of fish species, adding to the allure of this popular fishing destination in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Rueben did a great job!!! He put us on fish. You should try him out.

    Brian P. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Reuben was a very nice guy, but his view of guiding clients needs to change, l guess he fishes only go reds and specks. We only fished shipping channels with croakers on bottom. We caught a few specks, no redfish and spent most of the time cleaning seaweed off line. I mentioned to him I wanted to catch reds and mangrove snapper in the beginning. The only bait we had was croaker and I have been fishing the island many years and several other guides and we always caught a lot of the snapper, specks and redfish. He may be a good fisherman but having clients catch a lot of fish is the most important thing or at least trying, we did not, used only one type of bait, one location just different parts of it spaced out a little. I would have rather traveled 10 more miles and caught no more fish than staying in the same place catching gafftops and few specs mixed in, boring morning and in his defense we would have had a few more keepers maybe 4 or 5 if they had not raised length limit from 15 to 17”. We wound up the day with 3 keeper trout out of group of 4 on boat. Should have paid more attention to other review. Sorry will not.be using this service again

    Bryan B. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We really enjoyed the trip, Ruben was great 👍

    Maricela R. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We’ve fished in Southern Texas many times and this was our best trip yet! Ruben was really friendly and patient. He was very knowledgeable about the different species of fish and knew all the hot spots!

    Gumecindo L. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Reuban was awesome! Caught several different species, Mangove Snapper, snook, reds, and specks! Great day! Seriously awesome boat as well!!

    Gregory G. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Just retuned from our trip with Captain Ruben and it was excellent. Ruben went the extra mile all morning to make sure my wife and kids all had a great experience. Ruben was a wonderful guide and made sure we were always set with bait and tips for how to catch the big fish. Of all the captains I have had, he was far and away the most patient and informative.

    Mike W. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain was knowledgeable and respectful. He displayed a great deal of patience with the boys and us. It was as if we had known him for many years. I look forward to fishing with him again.

    Topiltzin C. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

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