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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Drift Fishing

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sheepshead

About Your Trip

Captain Dave Edwards of Always-a-Catch Fishing Trips specializes in showing what the waters of South Padre Island are all about. Spend a day on the water catching fish and have fun doing it. It’s as simple as that!

Capt. Dave will help you reel in Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook and Black Drum using light spinning tackle. During the summer months, he also enjoys nearshore fishing on the Gulf for Kingfish, Jacks, Bullreds, Spanish Mackerel, and more. For these trips, Capt. Dave uses a 21′ Attack-A-Flat shallow water boat that can fish up to 4 anglers. He welcomes children, beginners, pros, group outings, and everyone in between!

Capt. Dave will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. He will also provide live bait.

When you book with Always-a-Catch, good times on the water are guaranteed!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay Boat

Boat Manufacturer: Attack

Boat length: 21ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 175HP

Number of engines: 1

About Your Guide

Captain Dave Edwards of Always-a-Catch Guide Service offers quality South Padre fishing charters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Flounder, and more. With over 30 years of experience, Captain Dave is as professional as they come and is excited for you to enjoy the beautiful waters of the Laguna Madre and South Padre Island.

Captain Dave and his crew will provide all rods and reels, bait and tackle, and life vests. Don't forget your Texas saltwater fishing licenses, sunscreen and sunglasses, towels, your favorite food and drinks, and you're all set for your fishing adventure. Always-a-Catch will take you out on the water, find the best local spots for fishing, and guide your successful trip.

Anglers of all skill levels are more than welcome, even those who are just learning to fish. Always-a-Catch loves hosting even the smallest fishermen and love having children join these South Padre Island guided fishing trips. Captain Dave will help your little ones learn to love fishing and your whole family will feel comfortable and safe out on the clear waters of Laguna Madre Bay.

As an experienced South Padre fishing guide, Captain Dave will get to know your group and find out your skill levels, fishing experience, and desired outcome for your trip. If you want do some sightseeing and some fishing or just spend your day seeking out the prime angling spots, Captain Dave will shape your trip to ensure you get exactly what you want and have the most fun possible. You can spend a few hours enjoying the water and view, experience a half day of intense fishing action, or plan a whole day to do both.

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Dave of Always-a-Catch Fishing Charters and Captain Experiences!


Donovan R.

July 20, 2019

Our adventure with Captain Dave was great from the word go. Our trip started out at 6:15am and we were back in by noon. He got us on the fish and insured that we had a great time. He was very informative of about not only fishing in the area but the area of South Padre itself. My family and I will be back and Captain Dave is our guy.

Rebecca G.

October 7, 2019

We had an amazing time with Capt Dave. Taught us how to catch trout and Reds. We had several storms around us but Capt Dave made sure to keep us safe at all times. I would highly recommend Capt Dave

Dustin I.

June 12, 2019

This was our first saltwater experience and. We are glad we picked Captain Edwards! Had a great time, will definitely be repeating in the future! Thanks again Captain Edwards!!!



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 (spinning tackle) Lures, tackle, cut bait and some live bait waters Life vests

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Sunscreen Sunglasses (polarized if you can) Long sleeved shirt/Warm clothes (Nov- March) Fishing license (17 yrs or older) Any food, drinks (beers ok)

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

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

2000 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM


5 hours, 8 hours,