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If you've been wanting to chase Bull Reds and gator Trout in one of America's most beautiful fishing destinations, this trip is for you! Join Captain Heath for a half-day of great fishing off South Padre Island, and experience all that SPI and the Laguna Madre has to offer. This is a unique environment; the Laguna Madre is one of only six hypersaline (saltier than the ocean) lagoons in the world, and as such it's a special place to catch fish!...Read More
On this trip, you'll be targeting the Texas classics: Redfish and Speckled Trout. These fish are great fighters, and provide a fun challenge for every level of angler. You'll employ a couple of different techniques, including drift fishing, sightcasting on the flats, and retrieving on the bottom. Whether you're throwing live bait or lures, when these fish hit your line, you'll know it! These are Captain Heath's local waters, and he's happy to provide all the tips and tricks you need to hook some champions.
If the conditions are right, you'll also have the opportunity to go a little further off in order to bag Snapper around the jetties and man-made structure. These fish are widely known as excellent table fare and their bright colors are extremely picture-worthy!
You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Heath's brand-new 24' Majek Reaper bay boat. She sports a 300 HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be at the hot fishing spots in no time. This boat is perfect for the inshore waters of the Laguna Madre, where it's typically quite shallow. The vessel also features all the standard electronics, including GPS and fishfinder, plus PowerPoles to give your Captain great control in just feet of water.
Captain Heath will provide everything you need for phenomenal trip, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a cooler with snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license with a saltwater endorsement. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
Captain Heath was raised here in the RGV and has been fishing the lower Laguna Madre since he was old enough to crawl around on a boat. With 30 years of experience fishing the LMG, and over 15 years as a professional guide, he's a true local expert who knows how to get you on the fish! He hold a USCG 50-Ton Master Captain's License, and is licensed with Texas Parks and Wildlife as well. Captain Heath likes to target a variety of species and share his passion for fishing and the outdoors with his clients, whether they're experienced anglers or just looking for a fun adventure.
We had a great time and Captain Heath had patience and the ability to show our 6 year old how to fish.
A big thanks to our guide, Heath. We caught our limit of trout in a little over an hour and had an amazing time. He was very knowledgeable and patient with us. We would highly recommend him to anyone and we are already looking forward to fishing with him next ...Read More year!
Literally the best guide in the RGV. Hands down. You will always have a great time and catch great fish!
Two years in a row we have had the pleasure of having Captain Heath as our guide for the VVMA fishing tournament. And two years in a row he has helped us bring home the gold and glory! He is an amazing guide who is very knowledgeable and fun personality ...Read More to be around. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to catch some great fish and have a good time!
Nearshore, Inshore, Flats
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.
Yes, at an additional fee
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.
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
At an Additional Rate
Live bait when available
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
A valid 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 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
5801 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX, USA