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Light Tackle, Artificial Lures
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 George Strader is a great choice.
Test your angling skills and chase Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Speckled Trout on your 5, 8, or 10-hour excursion through Lower Laguna Madre.
Captain George will provide you with quality rods, reels, and tackle as well as bottled water. He will also provide ice for your 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.
Captain George Strader of George's Fishing Charter is a constant in the Port Isabel / South Padre Island fishing community. Captain George was born and raised fishing the Laguna Madre, and started his Port Isabel fishing charters company over 25 years ago.
As a Captain, Captain George enjoys sharing his experience and passion with others. Captain George guides aboard a brand-new 25’ flats boat powered by a single 250 HP Yamaha engine that provides a dry ride to the local fishing spots. She has plenty of space for up to five anglers, and is complete with a trolling motor jack plate, a big live well loaded with bait, dry storage, and all modern electronics.
Enjoy a fun morning or relaxing afternoon learning new fishing techniques as you chase Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Snook. There's no better way to introduce your kids to fishing than to spend a half or full day fishing with Captain George. Quality rods, reels, and tackle from STX will be provided, as will live bait, lures, and bottled water. Captain George will even provide ice for your drinks and clean your catch for you back at the dock.
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I had asked in a popular Facebook Group for recommendations for a guide in SPI. We were planning a trip and I wanted to take my wife, who has never been bay fishing. Several people in the group recommended George but no one told me how to contact him. I really needed this trip to go smoothly and I wanted to eliminate every possible chance of ruining this experience for a first time fishing trip. George Strader went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable, and provided top of the line experience. I'd recommend him to pro's and first timers alike. he was patient and attentive with my wife, which allowed ME to be able to fish. Aces.
My Buddy and I went on an evening trip with Captain George and had a blast ... we caught our limit of redfish and 4 keeper specs we caught a bunch more but they were either small or wrong species (hardheads). Once we returned to the pier, he and Jerry quickly hung our fish for photo ops and then filleted them up nicely. I would for sure go on another trip with Captain George.
Capt George was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to provide us with a great South Padre Island fishing experience. We limited out on Speckled Trout and caught one very nice flounder. The amazing thing was that we had other fishing guides around the vicinity and none of them were doing near as good at catching as we were!!!! His boat is 25’ long and a 300 HP….we were really flying….When we were coming in, the wind had come up and Capt George navigated in such a way to keep us running smooth and dry, but it was eating at his fuel because he was going out of his way to keep us comfortable. Thanks Capt George.
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.
quality rods, reels, and tackle by STX. Live bait, lures, and bottled water are also included in the price of the trips
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized 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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 1 days before the trip.
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Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park, South Padre Island, TX, USA
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