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
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
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About the Captain

Ruben Garcia
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 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 Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Whiting 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Brian H.
San Benito, Texas
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Morning trip with Captain Reuben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2020
Captain Reuben Garcia took myself, my wife & four kids (16-21) on a morning trip. Absolutely outstanding. Reuben took us 10...
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Stephani L.
Port Isabel, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ruben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 11, 2020
Our Family of 4 had an excellent time on our half day trip with Reel Off Charters. We did a morning tour and Captain Ruben...
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Lee E.
Wixon Valley, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 15, 2020
Great guide. Friendly and enjoyed talking with him.  While we didn’t catch as many keepers as we wanted we still caught...
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Odessa, Texas
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 28, 2020
Had a great time with captain Ruben. 10/10 would recommend!
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ruben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 11, 2020
Great AM trip with Captain Ruben! He kept us on the bite all morning.
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