SPI Fish Killer Charters

SPI Fish Killer Charters offers guided fishing trips around the waterways of South Padre Island, TX. Whether it’s exploring the inshore waters for some Reds or Specks, or the chase further out to get Kings, Grouper, and Snapper, SPI Fish Killer Charters has you covered.

You will be fishing alongside Paco Hinjosa, a local fishing guide around these fisheries. He knows where the fish are and what technique to use to make the most out of your trip. Paco will take you to hot spots in search of prime fish of the area. You will get to try a variety of techniques, depending on the fish you want to target.

Your vessel for the day is a 25’ Panga center console. She is powered by a 150 HP Mercury outboard engine and is rigged with the navigational gear. The boat features plenty of space to fish safely with comfort. It’s all about a smooth and safe ride. When coming for an inshore trip, Paco can accommodate up to six people, whereas the offshore waters are good for a pack of four. The boat features high sides and a non-slip surface which makes it safe for kids of all ages. Anglers of all skillsets are welcome to join the adventure.

When fishing around the bay, you can try drifting, wade fishing, structure, top water, or going after bottom fish, using either artificial lures or bait, depending on what works better on the selected day. You can expect to get Red Drum, Snook, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.

Further out, you can try trolling for Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack or go bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper or Tripletail.

Make sure to bring a valid fishing license, snacks and drinks. All the tackle, bait, and ice are supplied, as are the rods and lures. You will get your catch cleaned, and can later have a tasty meal. Pack sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, comfortable clothes, and a non-marking shoes. Book early to avoid missing out.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Invite your fishing buddies, friends, or family, and come enjoy your afternoon. On this private trip you can target Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder, Crevalle, and more. More experienced anglers can try drift fishing, wade fishing, top water action, structure fishing, or bottom fishing with artificial and/or bait depending on the day. The fishing gear is supplied. Bring a license, pack snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, comfortable clothes, and a camera to get a good shot of your catch.
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This morning trip is for a maximum of six people. It is a private charter. For professional/experienced anglers, there is a chance to do drift fishing, wade fishing, top water action, structure fishing, or bottom fishing with artificial and/or bait depending on what the day demands. The fishing gear is provided. You will need to bring along a license, snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, comfortable clothes. It is suitable for anglers of all skillsets.
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About the Captain

Paco Hinojosa
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2015
Capt. Paco is a USCG licensed guide that has been fishing the waters of Laguna Madre for over 30 yeas. He started fishing with father and grandad, and has fished professionally for the past decade. Capt. Paco likes trying out new techniques and styles to hone his skills. He loves having people onboard and enjoys taking them around these waterways to catch some nice fish. He enjoys seeing people get thrilled when they reel in the fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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 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
Checks

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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4.94
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Jada S.
Austin, TX
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
Paco knows his stuff…. day started out slow but we moved to where he thought they might be and we started catching. He...
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Jeff P.
Odessa, TX
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Paco will put you on some fish!

VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
Words can’t describe what a great time we had.
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John S.
Fate, TX
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VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
Paco is great!!!!
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Thomas W.
Port Isabel, TX
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Half Day with Capt Paco

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
First let me say that when I emailed Capt Paco with a question he responded pretty quickly. We showed up a little before...
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Colen W.
Harker Heights, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Paco

VERIFIED   May 6, 2018
When we (6 of us) decided to book our first fishing trip I researched a few Captains, their boats, and cost. I choose Captain...
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