South Padre Outfitters – Ryan Falls

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South Padre Outfitters is here to make your fishing dreams come true! They will take you fishing on the South Padre Island’s waters with Captain Ryan Falls. Having fished these waters for over 40 years, Captain Ryan is an excellent choice for a fishing guide in SPI. He is a warm, knowledgeable, and patient person who loves taking families fishing.

Captain Ryan will take you and your family fishing aboard his 24’ Dargel flats boat. This shallow water beauty is powered by a 200 HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots. You will not waste any fishing time with this vessel as this much speed means you quickly change productive locations. Once there, the vessel’s two sighting towers located at bow and stern will allow you to see the fish with your own eyes.

And now the fish! Tailing Redfish and Speckled Trout, bottom-dwelling Flounder, and the versatile Mangrove Snapper can all be found on South Padre Island. Most species are present year-round and all are great to eat. To target the fish, you will mostly throw lures but can also use live bait if need be. If it’s your first time fishing and you are eager to learn, don’t be shy to ask Captain Ryan for advice.

The boat has a livewell and an icebox on board, as well as all the fishing gear you need – rods, reels, tackle, and lures. You will only need to bring a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp. Please note, it’s useful to have a hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, and a cooler large enough for all your catch!

Now take a look at the trips offered below, book the one that suits you the most and give Captain Ryan a chance, you’ll be glad you did!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $680
    price breakdown
    $680
    On this full day trip, you will have a chance to make the best of both the morning and the afternoon bite. It's perfect for passionate anglers who want to land their next trophy catch in these waters. You'll be fishing the flats for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This trip will see you fishing the best flats spots for local favorites such as Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and Flounder. It's a great option for novice anglers who want to get familiar with the local fishery. Departure times are flexible and can be arranged with the captain ahead of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Anglers looking for a trip that will provide them with a great first taste of the local fishery will find this trip to be perfect for them. It's an afternoon trip that will see you fishing the flats for Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Trout, and Flounder. Different departure times can be agreed on with the captain before the trip.
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About the Captain

Ryan Falls
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
60 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
I started fishing in the bay as a boy and fell in love with fishing. I enjoy being with people on the bay and showing them the techniques that I use. Although I use a variety of techniques, I prefer site fishing in the clear water and poling my clients up to tailing Reds. The Laguna Madre is a great location for fly fishing. We also use live bait for children and beginners. It's always great to see my clients catch their first fish! Fishing is something that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Dargel (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
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Fishing with Ryan
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Steve H.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 25, 2020
Captain Ryan’s knowledge of the area kept us on fish until we limited out. Great boat with plenty of fishing space. Next...
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Cassandra R.
San Antonio, Texas
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Captain Ryan was very knowledgeable. We got to see and do things that made us feel like VIP. He had some amazing stories and...
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Brandon K.
Huntsville, AL
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
Great trip. Definitely knows where the fish are located. Has a lot of knowledge of the area. Really just an outstanding day...
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Tracy D.
Waxahachie, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 30, 2020
Ryan is a great guide. Very personable . Knows where the fish are. Work hard to insure we had a great time. Thank you Ryan....
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Randy B.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
Had a great trip with Mr. Falls! He was very knowledgeable about the bay and fishing spots. Started catching trout right away!...
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