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South Padre Island Deep Sea

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4-Hour Inshore - 30’ Triton

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $645
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Hot Reels In South Padre

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South Padre Offshore Fishing

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South Texas Offshore Adventure

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Full Day In South Padre

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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI "All About Fishing" Trip in South Padre Island

If you've ever wanted to chase big Reds and Trout in one of America's most idyllic vacation destinations, this trip is for you! Join Captain Jorge for a half-day of great fishing off South Padre Island. On this trip, you'll be targeting the Texas classics: Redfish and Speckled Trout. These fish are great fighters, and provide a fun challenge for every level of angler. You'll employ a couple of different techniques, including drift fishing, sightcasting on the flats, and jigging the bottom. Whether you're throwing live bait or lures, when these fish hit your line, you'll know it! Bring your A-game and get ready to bring 'em over the rail. Captain Jorge is an expert and is happy to provide all the tips and tricks you need to hook some champions. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 20' Dargel center console. She sports an Evinrude 150 HP engine, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. This boat is perfect for the inshore waters off of SPI, where it's typically quite shallow. The vessel also sports top-of-the-line electronics, including GPS and fishfinder, plus a poling platform to give your captain a great vantage point for spotting tailing Reds. Captain Jorge will provide everything you need for phenomenal trip, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a cooler with snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license with a saltwater endorsement. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

SPI "All About Fishing" Trip

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20 ft 1 - 3 People From $475
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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trip description for Luxury Offshore Fishing in South Padre Island

This 12 hour is for the serious angler! Captain JW will help you chase down some serious sportfish like Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish on board his luxurious 35' Bertram sportfisher. This vessel is fully decked out with gear and amenities to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime. On this offshore trip, you'll get deep into the Gulf, chasing big-time pelagic species. With Captain JW at the helm and his expert crew on the deck, you'll be in a perfect position to catch that "wallhanger" trophy fish! Everything is provided by Captain JW and his crew, from rods and tackle to expert guidance and tips. All the deckhands and responsible crew members tirelessly work around the clock to ensure that you as guests are accompanied by professionalism and are comfortable on the boat while catching your favorite fish. All deckhands will help you with rigging your lines, baiting your hook, teaching those with less experience proper fishing techniques, offering those who may get sick small comforts, cleaning your fish, and so much more. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Luxury Offshore Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,310
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Fishing in South Padre Island
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trip description for Bottom Fishing and Jigging SPI in South Padre Island

If you're all about having a blast and making the most of every moment, Captain Jerrid's trips are 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

Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Bottom Fishing And Jigging SPI

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
trip description for Laguna Madre Shallows Trip in Port Isabel

Hop on board with Captain Ruben and hit the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas! Captain Ruben has a contagious passion for fishing and wants to share it with his adventurers! On these 5-hour (half-day) and 7-hour (full day) adventures, you can expect to target Black Drum, Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and many other species. . For these trips, Captain Ruben uses a 26-foot bay boat equipped with a 300HP TRP engine. This vessel has a live bait well and fish finder. 6 anglers max. Make sure you purchase a valid Texas fishing license before the trip and don’t forget food, drinks (no glass), a hat, and sunscreen. Captain Ruben will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also prepare live bait upon availability before the trip at no extra cost. Get ready for an action-packed day on the water with Captain Ruben! Read More

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Laguna Madre Shallows Trip

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Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near South Padre Island

Half-day - 21’ Shallow Stalker

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Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
trip description for Classic half day Offshore Trip in Port Isabel

We will be fishing the Rio Grande Valley Reef in the Gulf of Mexico! Mainly bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and more There’s a fish with your name on it in South Padre Island, and we will help you catch it! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Jeremiah is prepared to put you on fish. These waters are known for Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Redfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper, Spadefish, and more. On the day of your trip, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light tackle. Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Now that’s dinner! Capt. Jeremiah welcomes anglers of all ages, including kids, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. It’s never a bad idea to bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Your vessel for the day is a 26’ Cuddy cabin that holds up to 4 passengers. It has outriggers and all the essentials, plus a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels. You might need to purchase a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near South Padre Island

Classic Half Day Offshore Trip

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,200
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Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island heavy tackle fishing charter

What are the best heavy tackle fishing charters in South Padre Island?

The best heavy tackle fishing charters in South Padre Island are:

Why should I book a heavy tackle fishing charter in South Padre Island with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 heavy tackle fishing trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are South Padre Island Deep Sea guided by Emilio, 4-Hour Inshore - 30’ Triton guided by Henry, and Hot Reels in South Padre guided by JW.

Our guides in South Padre Island are rated a 4.69 out of 5 based on 2951 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 heavy tackle fishing guides / fishing lessons in South Padre Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly heavy tackle fishing guides in South Padre Island.

What types of heavy tackle fishing charters are common in South Padre Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for heavy tackle fishing in South Padre Island as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for heavy tackle fishing in South Padre Island are: 1. red snapper, 2. redfish, 3. kingfish, and 4. cobia.

How much do South Padre Island heavy tackle fishing charters cost?

for heavy tackle fishing in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from about $585 to $2,006, but the average price for a half day trip for heavy tackle fishing in South Padre Island is $781. The average price for a full day trip for heavy tackle fishing in South Padre Island is $1,484.

What month is best for on a heavy tackle fishing charter in South Padre Island?

The most popular season to go on a heavy tackle fishing charter in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a South Padre Island fishing license and what are the bag limits in South Padre Island?

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    It was an excellent fishing trip. Fast pace. Jeremiah was on point. My 7 year-old and 5 year-old loved it and will remember it the rest of their lives. Thank you Jeremiah!

    Jake R. with Jeremiah N. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time both AJ and Captain JW were great. I would definitely recommend

    Rene O. with Jw W. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great crew very interactive with the guests. JW and AJ were great and put us on the fish

    Aaron S. with Jw W. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Enjoyed the trip! Booked last minute and Captain Henry was great! Fish we stubborn but he worked his magic and made the trip amazing!

    William S. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I can’t explain how amazing this trip was! Everyone was so sweet and helpful. We got some awesome fish. Our family is so grateful for the amazing experience.

    Alisa J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I hate reviews that don’t give you all the info you need. Emilio and his crew hand did a great job they brought us to a few spot that put us on 5-10 fish at a time the boat got us where we needed to go 5-10 miles out from the docks the squid bate was decent the rods were all usable there was a restroom on board In all especially for the price I would definitely take this charter again during the summer!!! Timing matters when fishing!

    Brayden L. with Emilio S. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time and caught lots of fish. Captain Henry took the time to make sure we were comfortable with the equipment and his mate couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly.

    Dan R. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Our fishing trip on the Chachi was amazing! Emilio and his deckhand, Logan, were friendly and put us on the fish.

    Kerri F. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was amazing! We all had a wonderful time, & the captain & mate were very helpful. They also answered all of our questions throughout the day. Even my son who was seasick the whole time said he was glad he went.

    Ann-Marie R. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Henry was great with our novice kids ages 16, 11 and 8, and they all had a blast. He was patient, informative, helpful and accommodated my son when he started getting nauseous. If a spot wasn’t working, he would move to another location. The 30’ Triton easily accommodated five passengers. Thank you for taking us out!

    Justin D. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Emilio and his first mate(I apologize for not remembering your name), were wonderful. They visited with us before departure. We were at the end of Red Snapper season, but hey, we got our limit. Plus mackerel and Bonita. Captain Emilio did an excellent job getting us to the perfect location. I will say, taking the grandchildren (9& 4 years of age), the first mate did an outstanding job teaching the curious 9/year old. She learned a lot, as did I. I’m so glad we held off deep sea fishing until we were at South Padre(the other option was in Corpus), nope this was my favorite. I would tell anyone to make an 8-hr trip, and then scale back if needed. We had our quota of Red Snapper and continued to troll for the next hour or so. I would definitely recommend Captain Emilio !!!

    Melinda P. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Juan was great and we had a fun day on the boat! It was grandparents, parents and 8 year old twins so great for all ages. Juan was so patient with the kids and very attentive to making sure everyone was always baited and having fun fishing. We are complete beginners and he was super informative on what we were catching and teaching the boys how to fish. There’s no shade or restroom on the boat so plan accordingly with sunscreen and proper clothes and a bathroom break before the trip. We brought snacks and drinks with us which was great to have on hand. We caught a variety of fish even if not all were keepers. All in all it was a perfect day out on the water.

    Tiffany H. with Juan R. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience and family friendly as well. I would recommend Henry to all.

    Brant A. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Emilio and crew were excellent,very happy with the experience

    Bryan J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Captain Emilio and crew. The waters were rough but they worked hard to make sure we were at the spots where the fish we biting. We would book with these guys every time- hands down. Looking forward to our next outing with them.

    Paige J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience, great dudes. Highly recommend

    Ryan C. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. They worked hard to find fish. I have no complaints.

    Vincent L. with Jw W. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    This was an awesome trip couldn’t of asked for a better captain. Henry did a great job.

    Samantha L. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

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