facebook pixel

Whiting Fishing Charters In South Padre Island

Check real-time availability on South Padre Island whiting fishing trips. Online booking | 4.5 / 5 stars | Guides from $488

Experts Available 24/7

Licensed & Insured Guides

100% Weather Guarantee

Recently Booked Whiting Fishing Charters Near South Padre Island, Tx

Fishing in South Padre Island

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Hookfest

NEW
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in South Padre Island

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Primetime Fishing Family-friendly

NEW
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Port Isabel

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Shallows Trip

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

“Our Damn Good Guides go above and beyond to provide you an incredible trip, and we’ve handpicked every single one. We’re passionate about the outdoors and about empowering people to find the perfect-match guide for the trip of a lifetime, every time.”

Jonathan and Attison   |   Co-founders   |   Austin, Texas

Other Trips in South Padre Island

Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Private Snook Fishing Trip

NEW
24 ft 1 - 2 People From $575
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Rod-Bending Action in SPI in South Padre Island

If you've been looking to do some classic Texas fishing and beat the summer heat in Port Isabel, Texas, look no further than this trip with Captain Michael! He's a pro when it comes to fishing the Laguna Madre, and he knows how to put you on the big ones! Whether you're an experienced angler, a greenhorn looking to learn more, or a vacationer looking to spice up your summer travels, you'll have a blast out there. When you're fishing with Captain Michael aboard his 20' Shallow Stalker skiff, you'll be aiming for the "Texas Triple" or the "Texas Slam"—both names for when you catch a Flounder, a Redfish, and a Speckled Trout in one day! You can also expect to hook Black Drum and Sheepshead, both of which share habitat with Redfish. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big surface bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Michael's shallow-draft skiff is ideal for fishing in these clear waters. She's powered by a brand-new 150-HP Suzuki, so you'll have no problem getting out to where the fish are. Michael 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

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Rod-Bending Action In SPI

100% (7)
20 ft 1 - 4 People From $475
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing 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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

Bay Duck Hunting Trip 2 Person

NEW
24 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

SPI Drift Trip

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Fun Family Fishing At SPI

100% (2)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Full Day Grind and Wind in South Padre Island

This is a full day (7hr) private bay fishing trip for two people targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout on the pristine waters of the Lower Laguna Madre. This trip is geared up for anglers that are more experienced or intermediate level fishermen and will keep at it throughout the day. This is an avid fisherman’s trip entailing a lot of lure fishing out along the grass flats and probably will end up a far distance from the dock(South Padre). Mostly artificial and/or fresh cut bait will be used on this day trip. This will be an adventure that will get you hooked on fishing South Padre Island and the Lower Laguna Madre. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Full Day Grind And Wind

NEW
24 ft 1 - 2 People From $750
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

3 Person Duck Hunt

NEW
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 Primetime Fishing Family-friendly in South Padre Island

We will target red fish, Speckled Trout, black drum, Mangrove Snappers, flounder, sand trout sheephead and whiting. Not all at once but when the possible. Leave the dock at 7:15am and fish till 12:15pm 5 hour trip. Fish on my Shallow Sport 21' bay boat with a 200hp Yamaha. Fish different spots along the bay either anchored or drift fishing. Using fresh dead bait, live bait and live shrimp. While traveling to different fishing spots you will see beautiful scenery and occasionally dolphins 🐬 Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Primetime Fishing Family-friendly

NEW
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Hookfest

NEW
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Redfish On Laguna Madre

NEW
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Hunting in South Padre Island
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

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

South Texas Duck Hunts

NEW
1 - 4 People From $1,100

Everything to Know About Booking a South Padre Island whiting fishing charter

What are the best whiting fishing charters in South Padre Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 whiting trips in South Padre Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Laguna Madre Hookfest guided by Kevin and Primetime Fishing Family-friendly guided by Noel.

Our guides in South Padre Island are rated a 4.5 out of 5 based on 2732 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.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Whiting charter is Port Isabel.

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

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

Inshore fishing is the most popular for whiting in South Padre Island as well as flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in South Padre Island are light tackle fishing, drift fishing, and bottom fishing but jigging and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much do South Padre Island whiting fishing charters cost?

for whiting in South Padre Island prices can range anywhere from about $488 to $775, but the average price for a half day trip for whiting in South Padre Island is $584. The average price for a full day trip for whiting in South Padre Island is $666.

What month is best for whiting fishing in South Padre Island?

The most popular season for whiting fishing in South Padre Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

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

Whiting, also known as Gulf kingfish or Southern kingfish, are a popular species of fish found in the waters surrounding South Padre Island, Texas. These silvery fish are known for their mild, sweet flavor and firm texture, making them a favorite catch among anglers in the area. Whiting can be found in both shallow and deeper waters, often near sandy bottoms or around structures such as piers and jetties.

In South Padre Island, whiting can be caught year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring during the spring and fall months. During these times, whiting are more active and abundant, providing anglers with ample opportunities to target these tasty fish. Anglers can use a variety of bait and tackle to catch whiting, including shrimp, squid, and small pieces of cut bait, making them a versatile species to pursue for both novice and experienced fishermen.

Whiting are known for their strong fighting ability when hooked, providing anglers with an exciting challenge during the fishing process. These fish are often targeted from the shore, making them accessible to anglers fishing from the beach or nearby structures. With their delicious taste and thrilling fishing experience, whiting are a sought-after species in South Padre Island, adding to the diverse array of fishing opportunities available in this coastal paradise.

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

Whiting, also known as Gulf kingfish, are a popular target for anglers visiting South Padre Island, Texas. These silvery fish are abundant in the coastal waters surrounding the island and can be caught year-round, making them a consistent and reliable species for fishing enthusiasts. While whiting can be caught at any time of the year, their numbers tend to peak during certain seasons, offering anglers the opportunity to target them in larger quantities.

In South Padre Island, the whiting season typically sees an increase in activity during the spring and fall months. As the water temperatures begin to warm up in the spring, whiting become more active and move closer to the shore in search of food. Anglers can expect to encounter larger schools of whiting during this time, providing ample opportunities for successful fishing trips targeting these tasty and spirited fish.

During the fall season, whiting can also be found in abundance along the beaches and nearshore waters of South Padre Island. As the temperatures start to cool down, these fish continue to feed voraciously, making them a prime target for anglers looking to reel in a catch. Whether fishing from the shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these hard-fighting fish while taking in the scenic beauty of South Padre Island during the whiting season.

What techniques are popular for catching whiting in South Padre Island?

Whiting, also known as Gulf kingfish, are a popular target for anglers visiting South Padre Island, Texas. These silvery fish can be found in the shallow coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, making them accessible to shore anglers as well as those fishing from boats. Whiting are known for their delicious white flesh and are a prized catch for both recreational and commercial fishermen in the area.

When targeting whiting in South Padre Island, anglers often use simple and effective fishing techniques. One common method is to fish with live or fresh dead shrimp as bait, as whiting are known to be attracted to the scent and movement of these crustaceans. Anglers can also use sand fleas, squid, or cut bait to entice whiting to bite. Fishing with light tackle and a Carolina rig is a popular choice for targeting whiting, as it allows for sensitivity in detecting bites and provides the flexibility needed to adjust to changing conditions.

Whiting can be found in sandy areas near the shore, where they feed on small crustaceans and other bottom-dwelling creatures. Anglers looking to catch whiting in South Padre Island often focus their efforts on fishing in the surf or near sandbars, where these fish are known to congregate. By casting their lines into the shallower waters and using the right bait and tackle, anglers can increase their chances of hooking into a feisty whiting. Whether fishing from the beach, a pier, or a boat, targeting whiting in South Padre Island offers anglers a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

What other species are popular in South Padre Island?

In addition to whiting, South Padre Island offers a diverse range of fish species for anglers to target throughout the year. One popular catch among local fishermen is the redfish, also known as red drum, which can be found in the shallow waters of the Laguna Madre and along the surf of the Gulf of Mexico. These powerful fish provide an exciting challenge for anglers due to their strength and size, making them a sought-after species for both recreational and sport fishing.

Another species commonly targeted by anglers in South Padre Island is the speckled trout, a prized game fish known for its delicious taste and spirited fight. Speckled trout can be found in the bays, channels, and grass flats surrounding the island, with peak seasons typically occurring in the spring and fall. Anglers can use a variety of baits and lures to attract these elusive fish, making them a rewarding catch for those looking to test their skills on the water.

For those seeking a more adrenaline-pumping fishing experience, South Padre Island also offers opportunities to target species such as tarpon and snook. These larger, more challenging fish can be found in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico and provide anglers with a thrilling battle when hooked. Whether targeting redfish, speckled trout, tarpon, or snook, South Padre Island's diverse ecosystem offers a wealth of fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels to enjoy.

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

What's biting in South Padre Island?

View Whiting Fishing Reports from our damn good guides.

Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?

Our guides are Damn Good Guides, which means they’re licensed, insured and vetted by our team of outdoor experts who know them on a first-name basis. We hand pick our Damn Good Guides, and our network spans all across the country and beyond.

The proof is in the pudding, and we’re incredibly proud of our 4.9 / 5 average review score. Hit the button below to see more trip options:

See All Whiting Trips in South Padre Island