South Padre Island Bay & Backcountry

Starting at $400

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Drift Fishing

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead

About Your Trip

Climb aboard with Captain Blaze Sparks and experience the thrill of some seriously top-notch shallow water fishing! Except for the ship channels, the water is no more than 6’ deep, making it a great fishery for families and novice anglers who would like to avoid choppy waters.

Capt. Blaze will guide you to some inshore and nearshore spots that will allow you to try your hand at bottom fishing. The species you can expect to target using this technique are Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder.

For these trips, Captain Blaze uses his 24’ Cougar Marine flats boat, which can host 6 anglers. Depending on the trip, between 4 and 6 of them can fish at the same time.

Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License as well as food and drinks of your choice. Other than that, Captain Blaze will provide the rest. He will provide all lures, rods, reels, and tackle.

Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Blaze!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay Boat

Boat Manufacturer: Cougar Marine

Boat length: 24ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 150HP

Number of engines: 1

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

About Your Guide

Fishing the South Padre inshore waters with Captain Blaze offers ample opportunities to haul in Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more. The crystal clear waters of the Laguna Madre offer anglers of all skill levels a unique experience to target Texas Gulf Coast species.

Captain Blaze runs a 24’ Cougar Marine flats boat powered by a 150 HP Suzuki motor with fish-finding electronics. The boat offers comfort for groups up to 6 while also providing a shallow draft to drift into the skinny waters Redfish and Speckled Trout love to hide out in.

Captain Blaze provides Berkley Fishing gear, as well as Daiwa and Shimano reels and McCain rods.

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Dan K.

November 8, 2019

Blaze was fantastic! We made a last minute trip to the coast and Blaze made it worth it! I was a professional fishing guide for 12 years and I’ve seen all kinds of guides. So many guides have become “salty” and rude. Not Blaze. He had a genuine love of fishing and he treated us like clients, not like a paycheck. He handled himself well and was very personable. It isn’t often that I fish with someone and recommend them. I’m pretty good at picking apart a guide because I know the business so well, but I have absolutely no complaints about Blaze. Only compliments. Great guide, great experience! We limited out on redfish in 3 hours and had a blast doing it. Don’t get “salty”, get happy! Fish with Blaze!

Will W.

October 15, 2019

First time bay fishing and it was a blast! Couldn’t have had a better guide for my first trip out on the water. He was very patient and extremely open to questions and teaching everyone on the boat what they needed to do. He did great putting us on some reds! Definitely will use him again as soon as possible. Thanks again Captain Blaze!

Chris C.

August 25, 2019

Had an awesome time catching Red Drum and trout today with my wife and Captain Blaze. Cant wait to come back later this year for some duck hunting and more fish. 3/20 and 3/21/2020- Went out with Cpt. Blaze one day, and had enough fun we came back the next day for round 2. My wife and I had a blast and caught a ton of trout, and a monster drum.



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.


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.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels and tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

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

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

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 02:00 PM


5 hours, 8 hours, 10 hours,