Crystal Flats Guide Service

7 reviews
In demand!

Team up with Captain Cliff Fleming of Crystal Flats Guide Service for an inshore angling adventure you’ll want to repeat! With a guide that has over 4 decades of experience and knows all the hideouts and tricks of the fish, you’re in for a thrilling day on the water.

Let’s start with your ride for the day – a 24’ Shallow Stalker flats boat that has more than enough room to put up to 6 excited fishermen on the hottest bite. She’s geared with a 200 HP Yamaha engine that makes her perfectly stable for different types of fishing, including flats, backcountry, nearshore, and inshore angling. You will get all the fishing equipment you’ll use, including rods, reels, tackle, as well as live bait and lures.

You’re free to book either a half-day or a full-day trip with Capt. Cliff, who knows just where to take you to put you on the fish in a matter of minutes. Waters around Port Isabel offer an abundance of different species, and you can look forward to a mixed bag of catch by the end of your expedition.

Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tripletail, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Flounder are just some of the most popular catches that will give you a proper fight as you’re reeling them in. Superstars like Silver King (Tarpon) could also make an appearance, and then it’s time to bring forth your A game.

Crystal Flats Guide Service will provide you with everything you need for a successful and fun day of fishing, what you should bring is a valid fishing license and a cooler with snacks, drinks, and lunch for longer trips. This charter is kid-friendly, and Capt. Cliff loves having little ones on board, as long as they’re 5 and older. He will have life vests for everyone, but if you’d prefer to bring a vest for your child, feel free to do so.

Texas inshore fishery is exciting and diverse and if you’re thinking of giving it a try, then you’ve come to the right place.



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  • Private trip
    5-6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $385
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Half day 5-6 hours morning, leave just before or near sunrise. Veteran CAPTAIN fishing locally since 1974. Speckled Trout or Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Sheepsheads, Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Gafftop Catfish possible. Half day price normally takes 5-6 hours per trip. Friendly, experienced, punctual, service. Fish cleaning service, snacks and drinks available at Marina. The restaurant opens at 7 am for breakfast and can cook your catch available after the trip. Public restrooms open.
  • Private trip
    5-6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $360
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Half day 5-6 hours morning, leave just before or near sunrise. Veteran CAPTAIN fishing locally since 1974. Speckled Trout or Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Sheepsheads, Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Gafftop Catfish possible. Half day price normally takes 5-6 hours per trip. Friendly, experienced, punctual, service. Fish cleaning service, snacks and drinks available at Marina. The restaurant opens at 7 am for breakfast and can cook your catch available after the trip. Public restrooms open.
  • Private trip
    Spring Break 1st Time Trip Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Mar 10
    $300
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    FEBRUARY 2020 discount first time customer 4 hour trip.
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About the Captain

Capt. Cliff Fleming
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2018
Whether you're a seasoned angler, a vacationer looking to experience prime South Texas fishing, or a beginner, fishing South Padre Island's bountiful waters with Captain Cliff Fleming is an adventure you'll never forget. Captain Fleming is a six-pack charter captain with a U.S. Coast Guard license and decades of angling experience. His targeted species are Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Tarpon, Snook, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Croaker, Whiting, Sharks, and Mullet. Other specialties from the Brownsville Ship Channel like Lookdown Fish, Filefish, and other unique species are in the cards too.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spadefish Spadefish

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Stalker 240 Pro (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP 200 hp four stroke Yamaha Vmax Sho engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Experience
Red fish
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Isamar T.
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 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 6, 2020
My first boat fishing trip and I absolutely loved it! Captain Cliff is very and I mean very knowledgeable. We caught plenty...
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Matthew P.
Dalton, MN
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VERIFIED   February 23, 2020
We had a great morning with Captain Cliff.  I highly recommend his service.
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Emily C.
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Half day trip in the bay

May 22, 2018
We have fished with Captain Cliff over the last 30+ years. When we go to Padre, the first thing we do is get several bookings...
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Capt. C. F.
Weslaco, TX
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Fun fishing with the Dolphins

August 14, 2018
We had great day fishing with Capt. Cliff and the dolphin hung around the boat most of the trip. I love dolphins. We will get...
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Allen C.
Dallas, Texas
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May 17, 2018
One of the most knowledgable, kind, and effective fishing guides I have ever had the pleasure of going out with. Highly recommended.
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