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If you’ve never been fishing in South Padre Island before, then you’re missing out! And if you’re looking for a knowledgeable charter captain to take you out, Captain Arturo Calderas is a great choice....Read More
Test your angling skills and chase Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout on your 5 or 8-hour excursion through the Lower Laguna Madre.
Captain Arturo will provide you with quality rods, reels, bait and tackle as well as bottled water and Gatorade. But you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks. Make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as some snacks of your choice.
Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories!
Boat type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Majek
Boat length: 25ft
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Engine HP: 300HP
Number of engines: 1
Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box
Captain Arturo Calderas has been fishing for more than 2 decades now. In addition to being a charter captain, he's also been an avid tournament angler for the last 5 years and has had his share of awards to boot. For him, the best part of his job is when he fishes with people who haven't fished before, or when someone catches a fish they've never caught before. Seeing those expressions on people's faces is much better than catching the fish himself!
We had an amazing time on the water yesterday with Captain Arturo! I definitely recommend the full day trip because he keeps you on the fish, you won’t want it to stop! He put us on tons of reds & trout, we even caught a few big bait fish. Bring ...Read More a lot of water! He gives amazing advice about improving your fishing skills/technique, if you listen the fish will start jumping into the boat! Lastly his boat and equipment are absolutely top shelf, we had an amazing experience with him & he will be our new bay captain for the future. Fish tasted amazing!
Captain Arturo worked hard to get us on fish but unfortunately not much was caught, leading up to the trip he went out of his way to ask if we wanted to start the morning trolling for kings because of how calm it was. Not only that, my fiancé is ...Read More terribly allergic to shellfish. When I asked him about using a different kind of bait, he also had his boat completely detailed. He was super professional, but was still goofy enough to make everyone laugh and have fun the entire time! I 100% recommend him to anyone looking for a good time on the island.
In late February my wife and I had booked a flats fishing trip off South Padre. But, the day before our charter, we were notified the scheduled captain had to cancel. We jumped on FishingBooker right away and noticed Captain Arturo was available for the next afternoon. That was the best ...Read More ‘accident’ that could have happened. Captain Arturo knows the flats around S Padre like his own bathtub. Even with the recent freeze, he was able to put us on fish and keep us on fish. My wife and I could have limited out but we only kept a couple reds and a trout but wow - what a great day. His boat is new, runs great, is very comfortable and because he has a trolling motor, he can maneuver in places where other boats could not. Book Captain Arturo - you won’t be sorry.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels, bait, tackle, water, Gatorade
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Texas 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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind a license for your state here.
211 West Swordfish Street, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States