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SPI Classic

75% (12)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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4-Hour Inshore - 30’ Triton

100% (9)
30 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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Full Or Half Day Inshore

100% (6)
25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Rod-bending Action In SPI

100% (6)
20 ft 1 - 4 People $

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Adventure

100% (4)
24 ft 1 - 5 People $$

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South Padre Bay Fishing

100% (2)
23 ft 1 - 5 People $

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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

SPI Drift Trip

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Half day private bay fishing charter (5hrs) at South Padre Island, Texas. Targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout with various fishing techniques from artificial baits, fresh cut ,and/or live baits. Sometimes target snook, black drum, sheep’s head, and triple tail if conditions and seasonality are present. Currently running a 24 ft Shallow Stalker boat equipped with a Suzuki 175 and a Minn Kota trolling motor. Over 20 years local fishing experience here a South Padre. Family friendly and kid tested. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. So let’s go fishing! Read More

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Half Day Private Bay Fishing Trip

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 2 People $

Come and experience the Lower Laguna Made (LLM) like never before. The LLM is a bay system that has an average depth of 1 foot of crystal clear water. It offers great fishing for Speckled trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, and Black drum. Whether it's artificial, bait, or sight casting for Reds or Trout, you will want to come back for more. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License as well as food and drinks of your choice. Other than that, Captain Ruben will provide the rest. He will provide all lures, rods, reels, tackle, and fishing knowledge to get you hooked into the fish! Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Ruben! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Flats Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 5 People $

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

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Hookfest

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Head out to explore the Lower Laguna Madre aboard Captain J's 22' center console Lake and Bay with a Mercury 300 outboard motor. It fishes 2-3 people very comfortably. I supply all of the fishing equipment and bait, all the customer needs is a valid Texas saltwater fishing license and their choice of food and drinks. We fish for Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder in the Laguna Madre Bay and troll for King Mackerel near the jetties and near shore. Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Magic

100% (3)
22 ft 1 - 3 People $

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 $
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Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island speckled trout fishing charter

What are the best speckled trout fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 45 speckled trout trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are SPI Classic guided by Aaron, 4-Hour Inshore - 30’ Triton guided by Henry, and Full or Half Day Inshore guided by Arturo.

Our guides in South Padre Island are rated a 4.82 out of 5 based on 2525 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 Port Isabel, Bayview and Arroyo City.

Looking for kid friendly speckled trout guides / fishing lessons in South Padre Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly speckled trout guides in South Padre Island.

What types of speckled trout fishing charters are common in South Padre Island?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for speckled trout in South Padre Island as well as flats fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.

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

How much do South Padre Island speckled trout fishing charters cost?

for speckled trout in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $1,500, but the average price for a half day trip for speckled trout in South Padre Island is $611. The average price for a full day trip for speckled trout in South Padre Island is $831.

What month is best for speckled trout fishing in South Padre Island?

The most popular season for speckled trout fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a South Padre Island fishing license for speckled trout and what are the bag limits for speckled trout 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.

What is speckled trout fishing in South Padre Island all about?

Speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout, are a prized catch for anglers visiting South Padre Island, Texas. These popular game fish are known for their distinctive black spots scattered along their silvery bodies, making them easily recognizable in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Speckled trout can grow to impressive sizes, with some individuals reaching lengths of over 30 inches and weights exceeding 10 pounds, providing a thrilling challenge for anglers of all skill levels.

In South Padre Island, speckled trout can be found in a variety of habitats, including shallow flats, grass beds, and channels. Anglers often target these fish using live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures designed to mimic the movements of their natural prey. The island's diverse ecosystem and abundant food sources make it an ideal habitat for speckled trout, attracting anglers from near and far who seek to test their skills against these elusive and hard-fighting fish.

The speckled trout season in South Padre Island typically peaks during the spring and fall months, when water temperatures are moderate and the fish are actively feeding. During these seasons, anglers can expect to encounter larger schools of speckled trout in the coastal waters surrounding the island, providing ample opportunities for successful fishing trips. Whether fishing from a boat, pier, or shore, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these powerful fish while taking in the scenic beauty of South Padre Island's pristine waters.

What are the most popular months to fish for speckled trout in South Padre Island?

In South Padre Island, speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout, are a prized catch among anglers throughout the year. However, the peak season for speckled trout fishing typically occurs during the spring and fall months. As the water temperatures begin to warm up in the spring, speckled trout become more active and move closer to the shore, making them more accessible to anglers looking to target these popular game fish.

During the fall season, speckled trout can be found in abundance in the bays, flats, and channels surrounding South Padre Island. Anglers can expect to encounter larger trout during this time as the fish feed voraciously in preparation for the winter months. The cooler temperatures and changing weather patterns of fall create ideal conditions for targeting speckled trout, making it a favorite time of year for many fishing enthusiasts visiting the island.

While speckled trout can be caught year-round in South Padre Island, anglers may need to adjust their fishing techniques and locations based on the season. Whether fishing from a boat, pier, or wading in the shallows, anglers can enjoy the challenge of targeting speckled trout in the diverse coastal waters of the island. With its rich biodiversity and varied habitats, South Padre Island offers a unique and rewarding experience for anglers seeking to reel in these elusive and prized game fish.

What techniques are popular for catching speckled trout in South Padre Island?

When it comes to speckled trout fishing in South Padre Island, anglers have a variety of techniques at their disposal to increase their chances of success. One popular method is using live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or croaker, which can be effective in attracting these elusive fish. Anglers can also opt for artificial lures like soft plastics, topwater plugs, or spoons, which mimic the movements of baitfish and can entice speckled trout to strike. Experimenting with different bait and lure options can help anglers determine what works best in the waters surrounding South Padre Island.

Another key aspect of successful speckled trout fishing in South Padre Island is understanding the behavior and habitat preferences of these fish. Speckled trout are often found in shallow waters near grassy flats, oyster reefs, or sandy bottoms, where they feed on small fish, shrimp, and crabs. Anglers can increase their chances of catching speckled trout by targeting these areas and adjusting their fishing techniques accordingly. Using light tackle and stealthy approaches can also be beneficial when targeting these wary and sensitive fish.

Timing is crucial when it comes to speckled trout fishing in South Padre Island. These fish are known to be more active during dawn and dusk, as well as during tidal changes when they are more likely to feed. Planning fishing trips around these optimal times can significantly increase the chances of landing a prized speckled trout. Additionally, keeping an eye on weather conditions, water temperatures, and seasonal patterns can help anglers anticipate when and where speckled trout are most likely to be found in the waters surrounding South Padre Island.

What other species are popular in South Padre Island?

While speckled trout might be the star catch in South Padre Island, anglers have plenty of other species to target for a diverse and exciting fishing experience. One popular species to go after is the redfish, known for its strength and fighting ability. These bronze-colored fish can be found prowling the shallow flats and marshy areas, especially during the warmer months. They're known for their willingness to strike at a variety of baits, including live shrimp, mullet, and artificial lures like spoons and soft plastics.

Another prized species in the waters around South Padre Island is the flounder. These flatfish are masters of camouflage, often lying in wait on the sandy bottoms or near structure for unsuspecting prey. Anglers typically target them using live bait such as mud minnows or mullet, though they'll also take well to artificial lures like jigs and soft plastics. Flounder fishing can be particularly rewarding, as these fish can grow to impressive sizes and put up a spirited fight when hooked.

For those looking for a real challenge, South Padre Island offers opportunities to target species like tarpon and snook. Tarpon, known for their acrobatic leaps and immense strength, migrate through the area during the warmer months, offering anglers a chance to test their skills against one of the ocean's most powerful fish. Snook, on the other hand, are more commonly found in the mangroves and estuaries, where they ambush prey with lightning-fast strikes. Both species require patience, skill, and a bit of luck to catch, but the thrill of hooking into one is an experience that's hard to forget. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, South Padre Island offers a wealth of fishing opportunities beyond just speckled trout, making it a destination worth exploring for any fishing enthusiast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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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