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 6 anglers will be spending the day on a 26’ Epic Kat catamaran. This boat will provide you with a stable ride and get you to the fishing grounds quickly with its 300 HP Suzuki 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. You can bring additional drinks and snacks with you.

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.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 snacks and other drinks along. Water and ice are provided. You can put the extra snacks and drinks into the captain's cooler on board. 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 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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. The captain can fillet your catch after the trip too. Everyone in the group over 16 will need to buy a fishing license before the trip begins. Don't forget to bring snacks and drinks – water is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) Fall - Winter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 snacks and other drinks along. Water and ice are provided. You can put the extra snacks and drinks into the captain's cooler on board. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) Fall - Winter
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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. The captain can fillet your catch after the trip too. Everyone in the group over 16 will need to buy a fishing license before the trip begins. Don't forget to bring snacks and drinks – water is provided.
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About the Captain

Hector Lopez Jr
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Epic Kat (Performance fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer on September 24, 2020
Hector knew the waters of the lower Laguna Madre and wasn’t afraid to pursue fish. There was ample room aboard his boat,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Fall - Winter on January 6, 2021
Captain Lopez is a true professional. The trip.was great and he did all he could do to get us fish, just our luck to weather...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Fall - Winter on December 29, 2020
We had a blast.  Captain Lopez is a professional.  We enjoyed it immensely and the trout we caught were delicious!  Highly...
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Great trip with Captain Hector

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) Spring - Summer on July 7, 2020
Great trip, Captain Hector made it a fun trip. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great boat and gear. Half day trip and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) Spring - Summer on July 22, 2020
Great day fishing with the family! Hector is very knowledgeable and friendly.  Put us on fish early and everyone enjoyed themselves. ...
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