Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide

Book a trip with Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide 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 5 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. The captain can fillet the fish you can take 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. You’ll also have water and ice provided on board. 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 you’ll need to buy croaker as live bait. This is an additional charge of $15 a dozen. The rest of the year live bait can be caught and is included in the price of the trip.

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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $650
    8 hours of fishing will get you the ultimate bay fishing experience on the Lower Laguna Madre.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 1
    $425
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) Spring - Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 1
    $425
    Spend 5-hours in the Lower Laguna Madre targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Fishing rods and reels are included in the price of the trip and include Shimano reels, light tackle, and H20 express medium light rods. Everyone in the group over 16 will need to buy a fishing license before the trip begins. Don't forget to bring a small cooler for your snacks and drinks – water is provided.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Winter Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    Enjoy your weekend by spending 5 hours of fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fall - Winter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    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
    Half Day Trip – Fall - Winter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    Spend 5 hours in the Lower Laguna Madre targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Fishing rods and reels are included in the price of the trip and include Shimano reels, light tackle, and H20 express medium light rods. Everyone in the group over 16 will need to buy a fishing license before the trip begins. Don't forget to bring a small cooler with your snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Hector Lopez Jr
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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
5 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
Lures

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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November Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Fall - Winter (AM) 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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Half day trip with Cpt. Hector

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fall - Winter (AM) 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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Nickolas G.
Austin, TX
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Half Day Fishing with Captain Hector Lopez

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer on August 11, 2021
We had a wonderful time bay fishing with Captain Hector. First time drift fishing through an area and was quite fun. While...
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Houston, Texas
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Trip with Captain Hector

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer on August 8, 2021
Hector did a great job of showing us around the Lower Laguna Madre. The fish weren’t biting much for us or anyone else on...
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Ennis, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer on July 7, 2021
Hector was great. He made sure to help our party with anything we needed (including some instruction) during our trip. We were...
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FAQs about Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Fall - Winter (AM) (5 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Fall - Winter (PM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Winter Weekend (5 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer (5 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) Spring - Summer (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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

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

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

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