Reel Off Charters

Captain Ruben Garcia of Reel Off Charters invites you to spend a memorable day with him fishing bountiful Texas waters. He has been fishing the Laguna Madre, stretching from South Padre Island, across Arroyo City to Port Mansfield, since he was five years old. As well as this, he has been guiding for over 25 years.

His boat is a 24’ Shallow Stalker Pro bay boat that runs smooth and dry with a 225 HP Yamaha V MAX SHO engine. The vessel is 8’ wide providing up to 6 customers with a lot of space for casting. It comes equipped with the latest safety gear, live bait tank, and an ice-box.

Captain Ruben specializes in live bait fishing using mullet, croaker, and shrimp. He also uses lures. He’ll take you exploring rich inshore, nearshore, and flats areas in pursuit of a variety of species. Depending on the bite, your main targets will be Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and many others.

Everything you’ll need for a productive day on the water is provided by the charter, including all bait, tackle, and fish cleaning and bagging. The only thing you need is your drinks – the captain will provide an ice chest and ice for you. A fishing license is required for the day so make sure to buy it before the trip.

Book a trip with Reel Off Charters for a memorable time with your family, friends, or coworkers. Get out on the water and do some fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This exciting 8-hour trip will take you fishing for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and so much more. You'll be using live bait and lures and it will only take you about 10 minutes to reach the best fisheries.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip is reserved for chasing after Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and many others. You'll be at the best fishing spots in no more than 10 minutes. Both lures and live bite will be on the boat at your disposal.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person

About the Captain

Ruben Garcia
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Captain Ruben Garcia has been fishing since he was 5 years old and loves being on the water. He has been fishing for over of a quarter of a decade and comes from a family of fisherman. The captain is very familiar with the area surrounding Port Isabel around 60 miles. He's quite proud of his boat – it's one of the biggest bay fishing boats in the area. It has powerful engines so he can go to various places quicker and spend less time traveling to the location. All aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Whiting

Boat Specs

Shallow Stalker Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha V MAX SHO engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Ron C.
Oklahoma City, OK
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Ruben Garcia

VERIFIED   October 20, 2019
Captain Ruben Garcia was waiting for us at the designated location with the bait and boat ready to go.  Apparently he...
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Tara B.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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8 hr inshore/bay fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
Captain Ruben showed us how to cast out and the way to reel back in. He was very patient with everyone especially the kids....
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Greg S.
Edmond, OK
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Half day trip with Captain Reuben

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
3rd charter with Reel Off and Captain Reuben.  Will not call anyone else when I am on South Padre Island.  This is...
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James M.
Fallis, OK
 5.00
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Half a day trip with Captain Reuben

VERIFIED   February 22, 2019
I had a great time. Be was very helpful from the beginning. I didn’t have a fishing license and last minute he helped...
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Mike G.
Bulverde, TX
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 27, 2019
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Fishing Reports

Redfish

November 21, 2019

Nice redfish caught on the drift. Read Full Report →


Red fish,trout,and black drum

November 20, 2019

Another great day on the water Read Full Report →