Laguna Madre Fishing Trip - 22’ Shoalwater

Starting at $450

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Fly Fishing, Jigging, Drift Fishing

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Crab, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Whiting

About Your Trip

Head out on the productive waters of South Texas with Captain Kevin Nicholls to hook into all kinds of inshore denizens. South Padre Island is known for its wide variety of fun saltwater species and Captain Kevin not only knows how to catch them all but is willing to work with you to cater your outing around your goals. 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 cater around 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 Nicholls take care of the rest for you South Texas fishing adventure!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: Shoalwater

Boat length: 22ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 150HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Kevin Nicholls is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and Texas registered fishing guide who provides inshore fishing trips around South Padre Island. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise and will gladly accommodate you aboard his boat. he knows these waters well and will show you how to claim your prize.


Rick L.

June 4, 2021

We had a great half day and fished hard!

Matthew K.

July 8, 2020

I took my my 7 & 15yr old girls out with me and Kevin got us on some big drum early for the girls. After they tired out he took me to a great spot for trout to use lures. Overall a great day and Kevin was very good with the kids on the fish. Would highly Recommend for a relaxed no pressure fishing experience.

Jake S.

July 3, 2020

Captain Kevin did a great job putting my daughter and I on the fish. Very informative and helpful. He went well past our 6 hour trip to ensure we had a great catch of keepers for the day. We will absolutely be making another trip with him next trip down to SPI. Thanks Kevin!

Laurie N.

July 20, 2020

Captain Kevin was great and so knowledgeable. We caught a variety of fish. Not a great day for keepers, but we had a blast. We will definitely call Captain Kevin the next time we visit SPI!

Kirk W.

September 30, 2020

We only boated one keeper,but Kevin a hit.No one else in the bay was doing any better.He’s quite the guide and I will book him again.

Scott M.

May 26, 2018

We got lucky & were able to book a last-minute trip with Capt Kevin Nicholls during the Memorial Day weekend. We set out at 7am for a day of successful fishing. My wife had never been Bay Fishing before & Capt Kevin was able to give her some pointers which resulted in her catching the biggest Speckled Trout of the day. Our conversation w/ Capt Kevin was also very enjoyable. We would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a good captain. We will call on him again. Scott & Dianna Mares



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

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.

Boat Restroom

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


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

You should bring snacks and drinks. Pack sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, comfortable clothes, and a non-marking shoes. Also, bring a camera to get a photo of your catch. Come along for a nice day out.

Required Items

Valid 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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

211 West Swordfish Street, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM


6 hours,