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If you are looking for the premier Cast and Blast trip in South Texas you've found your man down here in South Padre Island. Head out with Captain Gus to explore the shallows of the South Padre Islands lower Laguna Madre in search of tailing reds, the thrashing head shake of giant gator trout, and the unmistakable runs big Black Drum for half the day and experience some of the best duck hunting the Texas coast has to offer for the other half of this 8-hour trip!...Read More
Since the ducks often fly both in the morning and the afternoon, the order and which you combine the two activities will mostly depend on the tides and your guide Gus's veteran advice. You will be fishing and hunting from the comfort of Captain Gus's meticulously maintained 24ft Carolina Skiff. This puppy features a new 200 HP Suzuki, cushioned seating, a spacious bow casting area and a pop up blind. He also runs a 18' Tracker Grizzly skiff with a Gator Tail mud motor and a 18' Polar Craft with a 50-HP Yamaha! Whatever boat you're on, you'll be kitted out for a sweet hunt.
Captain Gus provides all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and knowledge to ensure your success for the fishing aspect, he will also provide decoys, dogs, and professional calling for the duck hunt, but asks that you bring your own guns, shells, and waders if you'd like to stay dry. He wil also provide a cooler with ice and water for you and encourages you to bring you own beverages of choice along as well. Beer is welcomed on board (in moderation of course) just no glass bottles.
Captin Gus has lived back and forth from Colorado to South Texas my entire life. His father moved to the island when Gus was a boy and taught him the ins and outs of the bay every summer throughout his childhood. Together they spent countless hours finding potholes full of trout and sand flats littered with redfish. His father instilled in him a fierce passion for the outdoors and planted the seeds for him to pursue a career chasing the critters he has come to love and respect....Read More
With the help of some local legends including forty year veteran Capt. Skipper Ray, Gus has honed his skills as a fisherman and professional guide fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. But for him the bay still provides an incredible environment to learn and grow. Every day he finds new places to fish and duck hunt and he welcomes you to join him on one of these incredible adventures!
During the fall Captain Gus heads north to Crawford, Colorado to team up with the Homestead Ranch Crew to chase elk, deer, mountain lion, and bear. Homestead Ranch is an original homestead that the McLeods have maintained since 1914. Six generations of incredible preservation have built the hunting experience of a lifetime. He is truly honored to have been a part of this team for the last few years.
All tackle / guns needed for your trip is included.
Fish / Game Cleaning
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
You will need your own guns.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
All gear, bait, and tackle, cooler with ice and water
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Snacks, Drinks, Sun Protection, Sunglasses
Texas Saltwater Fishing License
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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier, East Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX, USA