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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 South Padre Sunset Fishing in Port Isabel

On this laid-back trip with Captain Gary, you'll be able to mix it up and enjoy a combination of fishing, dolphin watching, and touring the Port of Brownsville—all while taking in the beautiful sunset over the Texas Coast! This trip is great for kids and late risers who want to get out on the water in the evening and have a great time! Captain Gary knows everything there is to know about Port Isabel and the surrounding area, so you'll learn a thing or two while you relax on board. In addition, Captain Gary is an expert angler who knows how to stack fish like few others! Catch your limit of Redfish, Trout, Flounder and more on this 3-hour excursion, and come home with a week of delicious dinners. Read More

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South Padre Sunset Fishing

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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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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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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Isabel speckled trout fishing charter

What are the best speckled trout fishing charters in Port Isabel?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 47 speckled trout trips in Port Isabel, and the most popular trips in the area are Port Isabel 5-Hour - 25’ Majek guided by Walter, Full Day or Half Day Fishing Trip guided by Jaime, and Laguna Madre Shallows Trip guided by Ruben.

Our guides in Port Isabel are rated a 4.82 out of 5 based on 2703 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 Speckled Trout charter include South Padre Island, Bayview and Arroyo City.

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

What types of speckled trout fishing charters are common in Port Isabel?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for speckled trout 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 drift fishing but live bait fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Port Isabel speckled trout fishing charters cost?

for speckled trout in Port Isabel prices can range anywhere from about $475 to $975, but the average price for a half day trip for speckled trout in Port Isabel is $611. The average price for a full day trip for speckled trout in Port Isabel is $880.

What month is best for speckled trout fishing in Port Isabel?

The most popular season for speckled trout fishing in Port Isabel is summer, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

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

Speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout, are a prized catch among anglers in Port Isabel, Texas. These elusive fish are commonly found in the shallow bays, estuaries, and grass flats surrounding Port Isabel, where they prey on small baitfish and crustaceans. Speckled trout are highly sought after for their delicate flavor and challenging fights, making them a favorite target for both recreational and culinary purposes.

Fishing for speckled trout in Port Isabel can be particularly rewarding during certain times of the year, with peak seasons typically occurring in the spring and fall. During these seasons, speckled trout are more abundant and active, providing anglers with ample opportunities to reel in these prized catches. Anglers can target speckled trout using a variety of techniques, including casting with artificial lures, live bait fishing, or drift fishing along channels and grass flats.

Speckled trout are known for their cautious nature, requiring anglers to employ stealthy approaches and precise presentations to entice strikes. Light tackle and finesse techniques are often necessary to fool these wary fish, adding an extra layer of challenge to the fishing experience. Whether fishing from a boat, kayak, or wading along the shoreline, targeting speckled trout in the waters of Port Isabel offers anglers a thrilling and rewarding adventure amidst the scenic beauty of the Texas coast.

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

In Port Isabel, Texas, speckled trout seasons follow a cyclical pattern influenced by various environmental factors such as water temperature, baitfish migrations, and spawning behavior. Speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout, are a prized game fish known for their delicious flavor and willingness to take a variety of baits and lures. Port Isabel offers excellent opportunities for anglers to target speckled trout throughout much of the year, with peak seasons often occurring during the cooler months when these fish are most active.

During the spring months, as temperatures begin to warm up, speckled trout become more active and move into shallower waters, including flats, marshes, and tidal creeks, in search of food. Anglers targeting speckled trout during this season can expect to encounter aggressive fish feeding voraciously on baitfish and crustaceans. Spring is considered one of the prime seasons for speckled trout fishing in Port Isabel, with anglers using a variety of techniques such as live bait fishing, artificial lure casting, and fly fishing to target these prized game fish.

In the fall months, as temperatures cool down and baitfish migrate southward, speckled trout continue to feed aggressively in preparation for the upcoming winter months. Anglers targeting speckled trout in Port Isabel during the fall season may find success using a variety of techniques, including drifting with live bait or casting and retrieving with artificial lures. 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 the waters surrounding Port Isabel, adding to the allure of this popular fishing destination in the Gulf of Mexico.

What techniques are popular for catching speckled trout in Port Isabel?

Speckled trout fishing in Port Isabel, Texas, offers anglers a variety of effective techniques to reel in these prized catches. One popular method is casting with artificial lures such as soft plastic swimbaits, topwater plugs, or suspending twitch baits. Anglers can target speckled trout by working these lures along the edges of grass flats, marshes, and channels where trout are known to feed. Varying retrieval speeds and using subtle twitches can mimic the movements of baitfish, enticing strikes from hungry trout.

Another productive technique for speckled trout fishing in Port Isabel is live bait fishing. Anglers can use live shrimp, mullet, or croaker to target speckled trout in deeper channels, around structure such as docks or jetties, or along the edges of drop-offs. Presenting live bait under a popping cork or free-lining can effectively entice strikes from trout, particularly during periods of low light or when fish are feeding near the surface. Using live bait allows anglers to capitalize on the natural scent and movement to attract speckled trout.

Additionally, drift fishing is a popular technique for targeting speckled trout in Port Isabel's bays and estuaries. Anglers can drift with the current while casting with artificial lures or live bait, covering a larger area to locate active fish. This method allows anglers to explore different depths and structures where speckled trout may be holding, increasing the chances of hooking into these elusive fish. Whether casting lures, fishing with live bait, or drifting along the water, mastering these techniques can lead to successful speckled trout fishing adventures in the waters of Port Isabel.

What other species are popular in Port Isabel?

Besides speckled trout, Port Isabel offers anglers a diverse range of fish species to target, ensuring there's always something exciting to catch. One popular species is the redfish, also known as red drum, which inhabit the shallow flats, marshes, and channels surrounding Port Isabel. Redfish are prized 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 warmer months.

Another sought-after species in Port Isabel is the black drum, which can be found in a variety of habitats, including shallow flats, channels, and around structure such as jetties and piers. Black drum are known for their impressive size and strength, providing anglers with thrilling battles once hooked. Anglers targeting black drum in Port Isabel may find success using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with cut bait or live shrimp, as well as casting and retrieving with artificial lures such as soft plastics and jigs.

In addition to redfish and black drum, Port Isabel offers opportunities to catch a variety of other inshore and nearshore species, including speckled trout, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Cliff. We requested to catch Trout and he put us on them right away. Very knowledgeable and willing to share information on how to catch the target species.

    John C. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip and Michael was very good with us.

    Zachary T. with Michael B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome guide!

    Jennifer M. with Michael B. of South Padre Island, Texas

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