Captain Hector Lopez Fishing

Book a trip with Captain Hector Lopez today. You’ll be fishing with, yes, you guessed it, Captain Hector Lopez himself. He has been fishing since he was a child and loves to share his passion with his customers. You’ll have fun on a trip with Capt. Hector and leave as close friends.

Your group of up to 4 anglers will be spending the day on a 25’ Majek Illusion boat. This vessel will provide you with a stable ride and get you to the fishing grounds quickly with its 300 HP Mercury engine. The boat is equipped with full safety and navigational gear, so you can fish with peace of mind.

You’ll be fishing for Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, and Black Drum. Fish cleaner on site and can fillet the fish. You can take it home with you after the trip. Have a cooler in the car with ice to transport them back home in.

Children over 4 are welcome on board. The captain has life vests in a variety of sizes, with the smallest being suitable for a 4-year-old.

Capt. Hector will supply you with Shimano reels, light tackle, and H20 express medium light rods. This will help you catch your dream fish. Please bring a small cooler for your food and drinks.

Everyone over 16 on board will need to buy a fishing license before the day of the trip.

From May to August, Croaker is optional to buy as live bait. This is an additional charge. The rest of the year, fresh dead bait is provided at no cost.

Book a trip today with Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide for an unforgettable adventure the whole family will enjoy.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Winter
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $450
    Spend 5 hours fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. You'll be able to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. The rods and reels for the trip are included. Everyone over 16 must buy a fishing license before the day of the trip and you're welcome to bring a small cooler with your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    Spend 5 hours fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. You'll be able to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. The rods and reels for the trip are included. Everyone over 16 must buy a fishing license before the day of the trip and you're welcome to bring a small cooler with your food and drinks. Water and ice are provided. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Captain

Hector Lopez Jr
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
76 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Capt. Hector has been fishing the Laguna Madre bay system since he was 8 years old, but decided to start fishing professionally full time in 2010. He always wanted to be a science teacher or a coach. Fishing mixes his love of biology with helping people achieve their potential. He loves nature and making his passion his career was the best decision he's made. The best thing about being a captain is the memories and smiles he creates for customers, together with a beautiful experience they will not forget. You'll come on a fishing trip with Capt. Hector as a customer, but you'll be back fishing with him again as a friend and part of the family!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek (Performance fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
At customers request not included on price
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 4, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Redfish bite is on Fire!
Redfish bite is on Fire!
April 23, 2022
Come get hooked up. Redfish are feeding in the flats. Big ones!

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
April fishing trip
4 hours day trip
Fishing with Hector
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jade W.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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November Half day trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Winter on November 26, 2021
We had an absolute blast with captain Hector! He worked around the Crumby weather because of a cool front that moved through...
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Peter K.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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South Padre Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 25, 2022
My brother-in-law and I went on a guided fishing trip with Captain Hector.  We had a great time.  Captain Hector was knowledgeable,...
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Michael M.
Spring Branch, TX
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Despite the wind….

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 24, 2022
We were in 20-25 mph winds the whole morning, but Hector still managed to put us on the fish. Using different techniques we...
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James H.
Lucas, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip both captain hector.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 17, 2022
Half day trip in the morning.  Captain Hector did a great job of putting us in fish. He moved when bite was not on and tried...
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Alex T.
United States
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Half day trip with Cpt. Hector

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Winter on October 17, 2021
Really enjoyed this trip. We had terrible weather the night before and almost canceled our trip, we got a late start but Hector...
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FAQs about Captain Hector Lopez Fishing

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Winter (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Hector Lopez Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Hector Lopez Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (At customers request not included on price )
  • Lures

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Hector Lopez Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout