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Laguna Madre Shallows Trip

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trip description for Lower Laguna Madre Adventure in Port Isabel

If you've been looking to do some classic Texas fishing and find a new personal best, look no further than this trip with Captain Alana! She's an expert angler and knows exactly how to put you on some big fish in the Laguna Madre, one of the best bodies of water here on the Texas coast. The Laguna is a large, shallow saltwater inlet that's protected from the tides and waves, making it a perfect environment for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder—the three most popular inshore gamefish in the state! Captain Alana also runs trips to the Port of Brownsville where you can chase several different species while seeing Naval ships being decommissioned such as the USS Kitty Hawk. You'll also be able to chase Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, and even the occasional Texas Tarpon! No matter what species you're aiming to catch, Captain Alana will put you on 'em and make sure you have the right tackle and gear to stack fish in the cooler. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Alana runs these inshore trips from her 25' Moody bay boat, a perfect shallow-draft vessel for this kind of water. She's powered by a brand-new 250-HP Suzuki, so you'll have no problem getting out to where the fish are. She also sports PowerPole for easy maneuvering in shallow water. Alana provides everything you need for a great trip, so just bring some sunscreen, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and your Texas saltwater fishing license and you'll be good to go! Read More

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Lower Laguna Madre Adventure

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trip description for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder—Oh My! in Port Isabel

Looking for a light tackle sportfishing specialist in Port Isabel, TX? There's no better choice than Captain Russell! His trips are a blast for both beginners and experienced anglers, and are a great way to enjoy the Texas coast and all the great fishing it offers. On this trip, you'll use variety of tackle and techniques, including both live bait and artificial lures, to chase Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook! These classic Texas sportfish are fun fighters, and they're great eating as well. Captain Russell is happy to clean and bag your keepers, so bring along a cooler to take your fish home. You'll step off the dock and onto Captain Russell's 24' Carolina Skiff. She's an ideal boat for motoring around the bay, and has a shallow draft to get you into the inshore waters and flats. Captain Russell will supply everything you need for an awesome trip, including rods, reels, bait and tackle! All you need to bring along is sunscreen, your Texas Fishing License, and proper clothing. Read More

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Redfish, Trout, And Flounder—Oh My!

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trip description for Port Isabel Classic in Port Isabel

Captain Ruben will help you target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder throughout your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) trip in lower Laguna Madre. The Laguna Madre is an incredible body of water, offering a pristine ecosystem for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and depending on the season, Triple Tail, Snook, Tarpon and much more. He's happy to host anglers of all skill levels and loves teaching beginners and children. Captain Ruben fishes with live bait and cut bait for Redfish and Speckled Trout on light spinning tackle almost year round, and depending on the time of year and your preferences can target some of the other species mentioned above. Captain Ruben fishes from his 21.5' Shallowsport flats boat powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. The vessel can host up to 5 anglers but 4 is more comfortable and especially encouraged if your doing a full day. All fishing equipment will be ready for your trip, as well as a range of artificial lures. After the trip, Captain Ruben will clean and fillet your catch so you can take 'em home to the kitchen! Be sure to purchase a Texas saltwater fishing license online for each angler, bring some snacks and drinks, and don’t forget some sun block! Other than that, meet Captain Ruben in Port Isabel ready to fish and to spend a fantastic day on the Laguna Madre! Read More

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Port Isabel Classic

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trip description for South Padre Island bay fishing in Port Isabel

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

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South Padre Island Bay Fishing

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Airboat Full Day

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trip description for Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker in Port Isabel

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

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Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker

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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel redfish fishing charter

What are the best redfish fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 51 redfish trips in Port Isabel, and the most popular trips in the area are Port Isabel 5-Hour - 25’ Majek guided by Walter, Laguna Madre Shallows Trip guided by Ruben, and Full Day or Half Day Fishing Trip guided by Jaime.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.85 out of 5 based on 2558 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Redfish charter include South Padre Island, Bayview and Rio Hondo.

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

What types of redfish fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for redfish in Port Isabel as well as flats fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Isabel are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but drift fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Port Isabel redfish fishing charters cost?

for redfish in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $475 to $950, but the average price for a half day trip for redfish in Port Isabel is $615. The average price for a full day trip for redfish in Port Isabel is $854.

What month is best for redfish fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for redfish fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Isabel fishing license for redfish and what are the bag limits for redfish 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 redfish fishing in Port Isabel all about?

Redfish, also known as red drum, are highly sought-after game fish found in the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas. These iconic fish are prized by anglers for their impressive size, powerful runs, and hard-fighting nature. Redfish can be found in a variety of habitats, including shallow flats, marshes, channels, and nearshore waters, making them accessible to anglers fishing from boats, kayaks, or the shoreline. Port Isabel provides excellent opportunities for anglers to target redfish throughout the year, with peak seasons often occurring during the warmer months when these fish are most active.

One effective technique for targeting redfish in Port Isabel is sight fishing in shallow waters, particularly along grassy flats and marshes. Anglers can quietly pole or paddle their boats into these shallow areas and search for cruising redfish or tailing fish, which are actively feeding on the bottom. By presenting live or artificial baits such as shrimp, mullet, or soft plastics in the path of these feeding fish, anglers can entice redfish to strike. Sight fishing for redfish requires stealth, patience, and precise casting, but the thrill of watching a redfish inhale a bait and feeling the powerful tug on the line makes it all worthwhile.

Another productive method for targeting redfish in Port Isabel is using cut bait or live bait near structure such as oyster beds, jetties, and mangrove shorelines. Redfish are opportunistic feeders and will often congregate around these areas in search of prey. Anglers can anchor their boats or fish from the shoreline and deploy baits on the bottom using Carolina rigs or free-lined rigs. With their keen sense of smell, redfish can quickly locate and devour the bait, providing anglers with exciting strikes and memorable battles. Whether sight fishing in shallow waters or bottom fishing near structure, targeting redfish in Port Isabel offers anglers an exhilarating fishing experience and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches.

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

In Port Isabel, Texas, the seasons for targeting redfish follow a cyclical pattern influenced by various environmental factors such as water temperature, baitfish migrations, and spawning behavior. Typically, the prime seasons for redfish occur throughout much of the year, with peak periods often aligning with the warmer months when water temperatures are ideal and baitfish populations are abundant. During these times, redfish become more active and aggressive, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these prized game fish.

Spring and fall are considered peak seasons for redfish fishing in Port Isabel, as these transitional periods bring changes in water temperature and baitfish movements. As temperatures warm up in spring, redfish become more active and begin to move into shallower waters, including flats, marshes, and channels, in search of food. Anglers targeting redfish during this season can expect to encounter schools of hungry fish feeding aggressively, making for exciting fishing opportunities.

During the fall months, as temperatures cool down and baitfish migrate southward, redfish continue to feed voraciously in preparation for the upcoming winter months. Anglers targeting redfish in Port Isabel during the fall season may find success using a variety of techniques, including sight fishing in shallow waters or fishing near structure such as oyster beds and jetties. With their impressive size and hard-fighting nature, redfish offer anglers a thrilling fishing experience year-round in the waters surrounding Port Isabel, adding excitement to their coastal adventures in the Gulf of Mexico.

What techniques are popular for catching redfish in Port Isabel?

Redfish fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, offers anglers a variety of effective techniques to target these prized game fish. One popular method is sight fishing in shallow waters, particularly along grassy flats, marshes, and channels. Anglers can quietly pole or paddle their boats into these shallow areas and search for cruising redfish or tailing fish, which are actively feeding on the bottom. By presenting live or artificial baits such as shrimp, mullet, or soft plastics in the path of these feeding fish, anglers can entice redfish to strike. Sight fishing for redfish requires stealth, patience, and precise casting, but the thrill of watching a redfish inhale a bait and feeling the powerful tug on the line makes it all worthwhile.

Another effective technique for targeting redfish in Port Isabel is using cut bait or live bait near structure such as oyster beds, jetties, and mangrove shorelines. Redfish are opportunistic feeders and will often congregate around these areas in search of prey. Anglers can anchor their boats or fish from the shoreline and deploy baits on the bottom using Carolina rigs or free-lined rigs. With their keen sense of smell, redfish can quickly locate and devour the bait, providing anglers with exciting strikes and memorable battles.

Topwater fishing for redfish is also a thrilling technique in Port Isabel, especially during the warmer months when these fish are more active near the surface. Anglers can use surface lures such as poppers, walkers, or prop baits to mimic the movements of injured baitfish, enticing aggressive strikes from hungry redfish. Topwater fishing for redfish requires precise casting and steady retrieves, but the explosive strikes and adrenaline-pumping fights make it a favorite technique among anglers seeking an exhilarating fishing experience in the coastal waters of Port Isabel.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Aside from redfish, Port Isabel boasts a rich diversity of fish species that offer anglers plenty of opportunities for exciting catches. One such species is the speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout. Speckled trout are abundant in the shallow bays, estuaries, and grass flats surrounding Port Isabel. These fish are prized for their delicate flavor and thrilling fights, making them a favorite among anglers. Targeting speckled trout typically involves casting with artificial lures, live bait fishing, or drift fishing along channels and grass flats. The speckled trout season in Port Isabel is year-round, providing anglers with consistent opportunities to reel in these prized catches.

Another popular species to target in Port Isabel is the flounder, known for its distinctive flat body and delicious taste. Flounder can be found in shallow coastal waters, particularly around sandy bottoms and near structure such as docks and jetties. Anglers can target flounder using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures. Flounder are known to strike quickly, offering anglers a thrilling challenge when hooked. With their popularity among both recreational and culinary enthusiasts, flounder make for a rewarding catch for anglers in Port Isabel.

In addition to speckled trout and flounder, Port Isabel offers opportunities to target a variety of other species, including black drum, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and snook, among others. Whether fishing from shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting a diverse array of fish species in the waters of the Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico. With its abundance of fish species and diverse fishing environments, Port Isabel is a prime destination for anglers looking to experience the excitement of saltwater fishing in Texas.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Very enjoyable Capt Ron looked after us in every way and was on top of where to go to catch what we were looking for. A great time and we will look for him again.

    Chuck M. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I have fished all over the world and been a guide myself for many years and I would highly recommend the fishing experience Captain Russell provides. If you are wanting to take your family out for a great afternoon of fishing Captain Russell is who you need to book with hands down. He had us on fish early and often despite the windy conditions. My youngest, who is 7, caught his personal best on this trip. We will definitely be back to fish with Captain Russell again!

    Christopher T. with Russell R. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    What an outstanding time that we had with Captain Mike. This was our very first time boat fishing and we had done so at the request of my son for his 17th birthday. Captain Mike was incredibly accommodating, very easy to communicate with and more importantly knowledgeable when it comes to fishing. He was incredibly patient, taught each person in our group of four how to properly cast and really made sure that we had a good time (and also made sure we caught our limit, I have no doubt he would have stayed out there all day to make it happen.) I'm new at this but I am sure this is the type of experience you hope for with this sort of activity. Book this gut y'all. I PROMISE you that you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Captain Mike for a memorable experience!!!!!

    Joshua C. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jonathan is an outstanding guide. He went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed the trip and patiently explained things multiple times when the kids didn't understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to spend time fishing in the Port Isabel and South Padre area.

    Donald J. with Jonathan G. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent time with Captain Mike, a professional from start to finish, great with kids and inexperienced anglers.

    Carson R. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    Really enjoyed the day! Ron was friendly right from first contact and professional as they come! We had remnants of a cold front but Ron still got us on some fish and multiple species! Great experience! Also booking the trip was easier than I expected. Thanks again! Tightlines!

    John H. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was an awesome captain had a blast he was very knowledgeable and helpful definitely come back and go with him again 😂😂😂🎣🎣🎣

    Scott D. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Cliff did a great job on finding fish to get our limit. He is very well experienced and professional.

    Matt S. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My nephew and I went out with Captain Mike on Jan 27th, 2024. Captain Mike was very approachable and personable with his introduction. He set up some rigs before we left the pier which only took a few minutes. His boat is a very comfortable and nicely setup. When we arrived at the fishing location Captain Mike was very informative on what to do and how to do it. He is very patient and informative. We set up a 5-hour trip but had our limits of Red Drum and Speckled Trout in only 3 hours of fishing time. He knew exactly where to go and what to do. When we arrived back at the pier there was a very kind gentleman waiting to clean our fish for us. He will clean them any you want them. I give Captain Mike a solid 5-star review and I will return to fish with him again in the future. THANK YOU, CAPTAIN MIKE, for a fantastic time.

    David D. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Tough day fishing but very happy with Captain J. He worked hard to try to make things happen for us.

    Gary A. with J D. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    During our trip, Captain Mike consistently put us on fish in multiple situations despite what I would consider fairly difficult weather conditions. He did a great job with my 12-year old son, who happily landed his first ever slot red, along with several other nice trout and redfish. We would definitely love to fish with Captain Mike again!

    Jason C. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great. Captain Henry was awsome and even helped us with changing the date and took us out on turkey day to give us the full SPI experience.

    Zachary J. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Have been on a lot of fishing trips before this one but this one takes the cake! Best service, highly recommended! Great Captain, great experience. Trip of a lifetime!

    Marc S. with Alfonso S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Really fun...j put us on some fish. Trout and a great snook

    Scott V. with J D. of South Padre Island, 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

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