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Half Day Private Bay Fishing Trip

100% (8) 1 - 2 People 5 Hours From $525

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5 Hours
2 People
$525.00
1 Person
$525.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Half day private bay fishing charter (5hrs) at South Padre Island, Texas. Targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout with various fishing techniques from artificial baits, fresh cut ,and/or live baits. Sometimes target snook, black drum, sheep’s head, and triple tail if conditions and seasonality are present. Currently running a 24 ft Shallow Stalker boat equipped with a Suzuki 175 and a Minn Kota trolling motor. Over 20 years local fishing experience here a South Padre....

About Your Trip

Half day private bay fishing charter (5hrs) at South Padre Island, Texas. Targeting primarily redfish and speckled trout with various fishing techniques from artificial baits, fresh cut ,and/or live baits. Sometimes target snook, black drum, sheep’s head, and triple tail if conditions and seasonality are present. Currently running a 24 ft Shallow Stalker boat equipped with a Suzuki 175 and a Minn Kota trolling motor. Over 20 years local fishing experience here a South Padre. Family friendly and kid tested. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. So let’s go fishing!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for an additional fee.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is provided for an additional fee.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.

Captain Mike

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide 19 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Intense
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Adventurous
Quality
Captain Mike is a versatile fishing and hunting guide who offers outdoor enthusiasts the chance to experience the diverse natural wonders of the Gulf Coast. With extensive knowledge of the local fisheries and hunting grounds, he specializes in providing unforgettable angling and hunting experiences. Whether you're casting your line for redfish and speckled trout in the bay or pursuing waterfowl in the coastal marshes, Captain Mike's local expertise ensures every outing is a thrilling and...

About Your Guide

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Captain Mike

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide 19 yrs of exp.
Captain Mike is a versatile fishing and hunting guide who offers outdoor enthusiasts the chance to experience the diverse natural wonders of the Gulf Coast. With extensive knowledge of the local fisheries and hunting grounds, he specializes in providing unforgettable angling and hunting experiences. Whether you're casting your line for redfish and speckled trout in the bay or pursuing waterfowl in the coastal marshes, Captain Mike's local expertise ensures every outing is a thrilling and successful adventure amidst the scenic beauty of South Padre Island, Texas.
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
42 inch redfish and 31 inch speckled trout
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Grill some steaks or salmon

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
42 inch redfish and 31 inch speckled trout
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Grill some steaks or salmon
Whats your favorite band?
Van Hallen
Whats your favorite movie?
Saving Private Ryan
Whats your favorite sports team?
N. A.
Whats your drink of choice?
Ice Tea or Ranch Water if adult beverage is acceptable
What was your last halloween costume?
A Hippie
What do you want for Christmas this year?
My Daughter to get a big buck
How did you get started guiding?
I just fell into the love or addiction of fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. Friends kept telling me to get my guide license. So, I put in the hours on the water and went for it. The guiding just took off, and now I’ve got 18 years into it.
What makes you different from other guides?
Years of experience and a strong desire to put my clients on fish. I have many clients that have been fishing with me for years. Memories that keep on coming and growing.
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Start Location

South Padre Island, TX, USA
Areas Fished
  • Laguna Madre
  • Port Isabel Turning Basin
  • South Padre Island

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Shallow Stalker
Year Built
2012
Boat Length
24'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Shallow Stalker
Year Built
2012
Boat Length
24'
Engine Manufacturer
Suzuki
Total Horsepower
175
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Live well, power pole, trolling motor, gps, and one experienced captain.
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for an additional fee.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is provided for an additional fee.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Topwater Fishing

Everything Else to Know

You need to bring a Texas Fishing License and whatever snacks and drinks y’all like. Polarized sunglasses are a good to bring along your fishing trip.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
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%).
Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 reviews

Joshua

Verified Review

March 15

What an outstanding time that we had with Captain Mike. This was our very first time boat fishing and we had done so at the request of my son for his 17th birthday. Captain Mike was incredibly accommodating, very easy to communicate with and more importantly knowledgeable when it comes to fishing. He was incredibly patient, taught each person in our group of four how to properly cast and really made sure that we had

Joshua

Verified Review

March 15

What an outstanding time that we had with Captain Mike. This was our very first time boat fishing and we had done so at the request of my son for his 17th birthday. Captain Mike was incredibly accommodating, very easy to communicate with and more importantly knowledgeable when it comes to fishing. He was incredibly patient, taught each person in our group of four how to properly cast and really made sure that we had
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Response from Mike:
Thank you for the review. Hopefully we can do it again sometime. My pleasure fishing with you.

Response from Mike:

Thank you for the review. Hopefully we can do it again sometime. My pleasure fishing with you.
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Carson

Verified Review

March 12

Excellent time with Captain Mike, a professional from start to finish, great with kids and inexperienced anglers.

Carson

Verified Review

March 12

Excellent time with Captain Mike, a professional from start to finish, great with kids and inexperienced anglers.
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Response from Mike:
Carson, Thank you. That was a fun fishing trip. I hope our paths cross again and we do some more catching.

Response from Mike:

Carson, Thank you. That was a fun fishing trip. I hope our paths cross again and we do some more catching.
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Scott

Verified Review

February 20

Mike was an awesome captain had a blast he was very knowledgeable and helpful definitely come back and go with him again 😂😂😂🎣🎣🎣

Scott

Verified Review

February 20

Mike was an awesome captain had a blast he was very knowledgeable and helpful definitely come back and go with him again 😂😂😂🎣🎣🎣
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Response from Mike:
Thank you for the review and hope we can do it again in the future.

Response from Mike:

Thank you for the review and hope we can do it again in the future.
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David

Verified Review

January 27

My nephew and I went out with Captain Mike on Jan 27th, 2024. Captain Mike was very approachable and personable with his introduction. He set up some rigs before we left the pier which only took a few minutes. His boat is a very comfortable and nicely setup. When we arrived at the fishing location Captain Mike was very informative on what to do and how to do it. He is very patient and informative.

David

Verified Review

January 27

My nephew and I went out with Captain Mike on Jan 27th, 2024. Captain Mike was very approachable and personable with his introduction. He set up some rigs before we left the pier which only took a few minutes. His boat is a very comfortable and nicely setup. When we arrived at the fishing location Captain Mike was very informative on what to do and how to do it. He is very patient and informative.
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Response from Mike:
David, always a pleasure fishing with you. Thank you and see you next time.

Response from Mike:

David, always a pleasure fishing with you. Thank you and see you next time.
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Jason

Verified Review

November 20

During our trip, Captain Mike consistently put us on fish in multiple situations despite what I would consider fairly difficult weather conditions. He did a great job with my 12-year old son, who happily landed his first ever slot red, along with several other nice trout and redfish. We would definitely love to fish with Captain Mike again!

Jason

Verified Review

November 20

During our trip, Captain Mike consistently put us on fish in multiple situations despite what I would consider fairly difficult weather conditions. He did a great job with my 12-year old son, who happily landed his first ever slot red, along with several other nice trout and redfish. We would definitely love to fish with Captain Mike again!
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Response from Mike:
That was a fun trip. Thank you for the kind words and see y’all next time.

Response from Mike:

That was a fun trip. Thank you for the kind words and see y’all next time.
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Justin

Verified Review

June 15

Great trip we went on an adventure first thing to try something new and caught several fish then finished in the bay and caught a limit of trout
Great experience, Mike was very patient and even gave me a ride back to my hotel

Justin

Verified Review

June 15

Great trip we went on an adventure first thing to try something new and caught several fish then finished in the bay and caught a limit of trout
Great experience, Mike was very patient and even gave me a ride back to my hotel
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Jesus

Verified Review

June 1

Had a good time, caught some good fish,would definitely recommend,and do it again.Captain Mike, thanks 👍👍

Jesus

Verified Review

June 1

Had a good time, caught some good fish,would definitely recommend,and do it again.Captain Mike, thanks 👍👍
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Response from Mike:
Jesus, nice to meet and fish with you. Hopefully we can get you guys out there again. Thank you!

Response from Mike:

Jesus, nice to meet and fish with you. Hopefully we can get you guys out there again. Thank you!
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Jubel

Verified Review

July 12

Great time with Captain Mike. We went out on a very windy day so the fishing was a little rough but Captain Mike worked hard to get us on the fish.

Jubel

Verified Review

July 12

Great time with Captain Mike. We went out on a very windy day so the fishing was a little rough but Captain Mike worked hard to get us on the fish.
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Response from Mike:
🙏 Thank you. Let’s go fishing again in the future.

Response from Mike:

🙏 Thank you. Let’s go fishing again in the future.
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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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. 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!