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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Artificial Lures, Bottom Fishing, Jigging

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Experience the calm, sublime, and prime water of South Padre's back bays chasing tailing redfish, speckled trout, and flounder with Captain Douglas! A true jewel of South Texas, South Padre Bay averages only 3 ft in-depth, and Capt. Douglas's new 2017 Dargle can navigate the waters with ease. In this shallow water, redfish mill around happily with their tails breaching the surface making for an awesome sight casting experience chasing big reds! Equipped with all the rods and tackle needed for an action-packed half-day out on the pristine bay.

About Your Boat

Captain Douglas' new 2017 Dargle bay boat can accommodate up to 5 with comfort and still navigate our shallow bay which averages only 3 feet in depth!

Boat: Center Console

Manufacturer: Dargle

Length: 22'

Extras: bow platform, polling platform, trolling motor, cushioned seats, 200hp Suzuki

About Your Guide

Captain Douglas Dunkin will put all of his 40+ years of experience to work to provide you with a fantastic South Padre fishing charter experience. Fishing the Laguna Madre surround South Padre Island since the early '70's with his grandfather, Captain Douglas continues to run charter fishing trips throughout his entire adult life. He does it day after day because of his love for teaching others how to fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more.

Captain Douglas uses live bait or artificial lures depending on clients and what the fish are responding to best.

Captain Douglas welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels. His outgoing and friendly personality keeps kids excited to fish, and Captain Douglas lives to net a new angler's first ever catch!

For those more experienced anglers, Captain Douglas is happy to share tips and tricks he's picked up of his 40+ years fishing the Laguna Madre.

Captain Douglas Dunkin runs a brand new 22’ Dargle center console. This spacious boat comes powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki engine and can cruise at up to 32 knots. The boat can host up to 5 anglers to fish in comfort and style. Outfitted with a GPS, a fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a livewell, you're all set for a great day on the water.

You'll be fishing Captain Douglas' favorite inshore, flats, backcountry, and nearshore spots while trolling, jigging, and throwing light tackle for Tarpon, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and Kingfish.

All trips include rods, tackle, reels, bait, lures, and complimentary fish cleaning. Don't forget a valid Texas saltwater fishing license for each angler, bring something to eat and drink, and come ready to fish!

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Douglas of South Padre Island and Captain Experiences!


Jon A.

August 15, 2019

If You’d WANT to HAVE A GREAT DAY, And a VERY PRODUCTIVE DAY Of FISHING, I would, MYSELF RECOMMEND CAPTAIN, MR. DOUG DUNCAN AGAIN!!! (956-873-3850), You won’t regret it at ALL!!!!! I’ve been on a lot of Fishing Trips Through Out The World And Doug HAS been one of the Best Guides That I’ve Ever Fished With!!!! Fact my Friends!!!! He put us on Fish WHEN Everyone else was calling it Quits!!!!! Total fact my Friends!!! He knows Fish and Fishing!!!!! So take some time and Give Doug a Call!!!!! I Truly do believe that your Family would Enjoy it as MUCH AS MINE DID!!!!!

Jeff E.

July 18, 2019

My two boys and I caught all kinds of fish. The target was mangrove snapper which we caught and were awesome but I think just seeing things that we are not used to was well worth the trip. From the mangrove snapper to the lane snapper and a couple stingrays in between I would definitely like to go again.

Rory D.

August 19, 2019

We drove 14 hours to fish with Doug again , and it was worth every mile. He will put you on the fish every time.Going back home limited out again . He is Definitely the best. Rory @ Mary


Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


You will need your own tackle.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Tackle provided

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Sunglasses, appropriate clothing for weather, bring drinks and snacks

Required Items

Texas saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Breakaway Cruises, State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 12:00 PM


5 hours,