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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Drift Fishing

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Join Captain Walter Bode and Bodes Bay Fishing for a peaceful day of exploring the local waters.

On this action-packed adventure, you can expect to reel in some Black Drum and some Bull Redfish. These two species will put up a good fight, so be prepared. Make sure you give those hamstrings a little stretch before you hit the water. You might also run into Mangrove Snappers, Sheepshead, Snook, Fluke, and Spotted Seatrout.

For these trips, Captain Walter uses a 25’ Majek Illusion boat - a spacious vessel that can accommodate up to 6 anglers.

Bodes Bay Fishing will provide rods and tackle as well as drinks. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Other than that, make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License and any food and drink of your choice.

Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and just have fun fishing with Captain Walter!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay Boat

Boat Manufacturer: Majek Illusion

Boat length: 25ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Walter Bode of Bode's Bay Fishing Charter Guide Service fishing South Padre Island Texas is an expert with over 20 years of experience. Captain Walter has developed intimate knowledge of these waters and offers productive Laguna Madre bay fishing charters at competitive rates.

If you like to fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum, the Lower Laguna Madre is an unbeatable destination for quality salt water fishing.

The blue bay waters of the Lower Laguna Madre are teeming with Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum, and Captain Walter Bode can help you find the fish and maximize your time on the water regardless of skill level!



July 14, 2021


Verified Review

Walter was amazing. I had four boys and me on the trip. The two younger boys (10) were pretty high maintenance and he was so patient and kind to them. The two older boys were less hands-on. We had a great conversation, laughed a lot. He went above and beyond for us. We even got to meet his wife who was super responsive and helpful. When we return, we will definitely take another trip. A must do!


July 2, 2021


Verified Review

Captain Walter knew the spot, got us there early and we pulled in our limit. My kids caught their first fish ever and my wife caught two seagulls...thats a crazy story but Captain Walter knew exactly what to do. My favorite part was we were pulling trout up every time our hook hit the water and other guides started to notice and tried getting to where we were.


June 10, 2021


Verified Review

Capt Bode was an all around good guy. Took my son and I on a fishing trip in June of 2021. Didn’t have a ton of luck (got 3 total - 2 keepers), but it’s called fishing - not killing! We had a good time. Capt Bode was patient with my son and had him fishing like a pro in no time. Hit a lot of spots and worked it hard. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again if we make it back to SPI in the future.


March 9, 2021


Verified Review

Amazing time, great experience. Guide new all the spots and we hit big



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, at an additional fee


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.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, don’t forget to bring a cooler with you.

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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).

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

Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM


5 hours,