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Laguna Madre Drift

5 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore | 1 - 4 People | Trip #255

About Your Trip

Enjoy a day with Captain Ron as you adventure through Lower Laguna Madre! Your day out with Captain Ron will see you drifting the shallow waters that can be up to 3’ deep. You will be fishing with both artificial and live bait, as well as trying anchored up fishing. Captain Ron will help you target Redfish, Flounder, Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead throughout your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure. For these trips, ... Read More

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
22 Years of Experience
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Ron
Ever since he was a youngster, Captain Ronny has loved to fish. It's no wonder since his father was also hooked on the sport. Growing up, Captain Ronny and his parents made many trips to South Padre Island spending everyday out on the bay with bait and pole. After spending years participating in and winning fishing tournaments, Captain Ronny decided it was time to make the Luguna Madre area his stompin' grounds and take his love of fishing to a new level.

After getting his ... Read More

Start Location

204 Palm St, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA | Bodies of water fished: Laguna Madre

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Shallow Sport
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


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.


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Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeved shirt. Rods, reels & tackle, Live Bait, Lures, Catch cleaning & filleting, Snacks, Drinks included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Your Outfitter
This trip is managed by an outfitter. Ron will be your point of contact and you will go out with one of their guides.
Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 5 Hours
4 People
3 People
2 People
1 Person

Pricing & Availability

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31 people are looking at this trip



Verified Review Fishing

February 19

Really enjoyed the day! Ron was friendly right from first contact and professional as they come! We had remnants of a cold front but Ron still got us on some fish and multiple species!
Great experience!
Also booking the trip was easier than I expected.
Thanks again!


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October 1

So enjoyed our trip with Ron ! Excellent guide ! Had us on fish immediately ! Great personality as well enjoyed visiting with him ! Will definitely use him again and highly recommend him.


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September 16

Captain Ron was amazing. He knowledge of the SPI waters is second to none. Had a great time and will definitely be back!


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July 26

I loved the trip. Fish did not cooperate.
Thank you


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July 19

We had a great day time. Captain Ron was very patient with my boys, who were not very experienced. He works extremely hard to put you on fish, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.


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July 20

Ron was great. He took us to trout and we limited. Then we caught flounder and reds. We will book him again.


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July 13

Very good guide/person. Would recommend to anyone who’s wanting to have a good time. Will be back again for sure.


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July 11

Captain Ron
He was great gu


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July 6

Capt. Ron put us on the fish right away and we kept catching them the entire trip. We will definitely be calling on him on our next trip.


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June 9

Go with Captain Ron! Looking forward to doing again. He’s crazy, fun and knows where the fish are!


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June 7

Wonderful experience, captain Ron was amazing! Will be booking again next time we are in town.


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February 25

Lots of fun, a very kind patient man. Caught fish all day most just a little small to keep but so much fun.


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February 20

We had a great time with Captain Ron! It was a beautiful day on the water. We caught several different types of fish. We were fishing a little off season, but Captain Ron worked hard and made sure we caught fish! Can’t wait for our next trip to fish with ...Read More


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July 7

Great tim! Having my youngest son catch his 1st salt water fish.


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July 8

Captain Ron delivers two things..............he gets you on top of where the fish are, which always makes for an enjoyable trip. Second his personality and how he "runs" things during our time with him adds an element of entertainment that can be talked about for years to come.

Did the "Catch ...Read More


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December 2

Thanks for the great time! Looking forward to the next opportunity to hit the bay!


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October 22

Amazing time.


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July 18

I booked this trip for my dad & brothers as a fathers day gift. There were some issues with guide availability for the weekend that we wanted to come but the girl who is in charge of that was super helpful in finding a trip that would work for us. ...Read More


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July 17

The most enjoyable time ever! Our captain helped us out on the best fishing techniques. Will definitely do it again! Hopefully many more times. Thanks Captain Ron!


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June 29

Had a great fishing trip with Captain Ron. Took my 2 girls 9 &10 they pulled in many trout.


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March 27

We had an awesome time!!!! Captain Ron was the best!

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!