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Light Tackle, Wading
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Come hang out on the beaches of Padre Island with Captain Colin Davis of Padre Island Expeditions and experience glamour fishing at its finest! Captain Colin's only sea fairing vessel is a small dingy, but his truck is fully decked out for your surf fishing pleasure. As a master of Padre Island, especially fishing from its beaches, Captain Colin has one of the most unique surf fishing setups out there and it works.
When you go out with Captain Colin you can expect to start your day cruising the beaches of Padre Island in his truck until he finds a spot he likes. No need to worry about setting up after you've stopped either, Captain Colin's truck comes with a custom-built fishing platform in the bed. Equipped with 6 rod holders, Captain Colin will bait up your lines with shrimp, mullet, menhaden, and a myriad of other things to target specific fish. He will use his dingy to take your bait out past the surf if necessary, to keep them from washing back onto the beach.
On this trip, you can target specific fish like redfish, trout, black drum, pompano, and if the season is right even some nearshore red snapper and tarpon! Furthermore, Padre Island is known for its monster sharks, and it's not impossible that you'll find one of those on the end of your line.
Captain Collins likes to fish all day (8-12hrs) and can provide hotdogs/hamburgers/lunch supplies for an extra charge.
Captain Collins loves to take care of his clients and is willing to cater this trip around you. So bring your texas fishing license and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
Boat type: Skiff
Boat Manufacturer: Zodiac
Boat length: 10 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Johnson
Engine HP: 15HP
Number of engines: 1
Experience the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, Padre Island National Seashore, on a guided fishing charter with Captain Colin.
Captain Colin knows the Padre Island National Seashore better than most, and he knows how to fish it better than all! Get ready to catch Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Pompano, and giant Sharks all from the shoreline using Captain Colin's impressive set of rods, reels, tackle, and bait.
His knowledge of the Island's history, bird populations, and other wildlife is an added bonus to Captain Colin's attributes as a guide.
Captain Colin will host your trip from his custom-built beach rover perfect for surf casting. Captain Colin also provides a Zodiac inflatable boat for you to fish just offshore.
Come aboard for a full day or a couple of days, camping on the beach, as you make the most of the incredible, untouched nature all around.
The real draw of fishing from Padre Island National Seashore is the Shark fishing. Hook up to one of these giant apex predators and experience the fight of a lifetime.
Whether camping for the night or fishing for the day, Capt. Colin can provide a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs for an additional fee. Either way, he suggests bringing your own drinks and snacks.
Other than that, just purchase your TX fishing license online (link below), and settle in for an amazing fishing trip. Captain Colin looks forward to hosting you on one of the most remote and pristine beaches you'll ever fish.
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If you know what you want and tell Captain Colin, he listens and will make it happen! He is very customer focused. His historical, geological, and wildlife knowledge of the island is remarkable! So enjoyed all the places we visited while learning so much about this beautiful island! Such a memorable trip! Thank you so much, Captain Colin, for making it happen!
My friends and I did the shark Charter and Colin was a super cool guide. He is an extremely hard worker and he will give you the best opportunity to real in a fish. He continued to change baits and add baits and run more lines, increasing our chances. He knows a lot about the island and will gladly share his knowledge with you. My friends and family are looking forward to booking a trout trip in a few months.
We had the best time on a fishing trip this weekend with Captain Colin! He has the latest and greatest gear, explains everything... and knows the history of the area better than anyone else. We had a blast and look forward to fishing with him in the future. Thank you Captain Davis!!
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
Yes, at an additional fee
Yes, at an additional fee
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
Rods, reels, bait
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Water, snacks, and a lunch.
Bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks in a small personal cooler. Bring any medicine or toiletries you may require, as Padre is very remote with no phone service.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind a license for your state here.
Padre Island National Seashore, Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
07:00 AM, 05:00 PM