Nothing beats an adventure in Texas. Don’t believe it? Then book a trip with Snook On A Hook today. Spend the day with Captain Mark, an experienced captain who has been fishing since he was 5 years old! Since then, he has been featured in fishing magazines and has also been on fishing TV shows. He’ll get you on the fish in no time.

Hop on board his 17’ flats boat. This boat can comfortably fit 3 anglers on board and is equipped with full safety and navigational gear. It can easily reach those hard to reach shallow areas, getting you right on top of the Redfish and others.

You’ll be fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. These are great fish to catch on conventional gear for beginners, but more experienced anglers will enjoy targeting them on the fly. Let the captain know before the trip if you’d like him to bring his fly fishing equipment. Capt. Mark builds his own rods and flies!

Children are welcome to join these trips but must be over 5 years of age. There are life vests on board for them. Beginners are also encouraged to come along and will have a great time fishing with Capt. Mark and his son, who is the first mate on these trips.

Included in the price of the trips are the rods and reels, whether these are conventional rods or fly fishing gear. The captain will also fillet your catch for you after the trip – have a cooler with ice in the car to transport your catch home in. There is also water on board for you.

You’re welcome to bring other snacks and drinks with you. It’s recommended that you bring a packed lunch on the full day trip – fishing will work up an appetite! You should also bring a towel along. You will need to buy a fishing license before the trip begins.

Book a trip today with Snook On A Hook for an unforgettable day out with a great captain! Capt. Mark can’t wait to welcome you on board.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Spend 5 hours targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks, and towels. Your food and drink can go into the captain's cooler on board. Water is provided by the captain, along with all the rods and reels. The captain can provide fly fishing gear if needed. You must purchase a fishing license before the trip begins.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    This is a 5-hour trip to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. The rods and reels are included in the price, along with bottled water. You can bring other snacks and drinks along, which will go into the captain's cooler on board. You'll need to buy a fishing license before the trip begins.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    This is a great trip to target your fill of Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Speckled Seatrout. Rods and reels are included in the price of the trip. Let the captain know prior to the trip if you'd like him to bring his fly fishing gear along instead. Water is provided on board – you should bring a packed lunch along and can bring other drinks too. These can go into the captain's onboard cooler. You must buy a fishing license before the day of the trip.
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About the Captain

Mark Machado
Rio Hondo, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
4 Customer reviews
Member since October 2017
Captain Mark has been fishing his whole life – he took up the sport at the age of five and has been hooked since. Together with his dad, Mark would regularly go fishing around the freshwater streams of California. He has been featured in various magazines and fishing TV shows. It's no secret that Capt. Mark knows where the best fishing grounds are. He is the president of the Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association, and needless to say is a specialist in the art of fly fishing. He likes having people on the boat and helping them get on the fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Rods and reels provided with prior notice
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Ice chest for your snacks and drinks to go into

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water and ice provided
First Mate
Industry standard to tip 15-20%
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods and reels provided with prior notice

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 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
Min. age 5, life vests provided
No Smoking
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Tracie H.
Porter, TX
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Snook trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 10, 2021
captain was knowledgeable, entertaining, and polite.  Put us on our desired species of fish, worked around scheduling time...
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Bill G.
Austin, Texas
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 23, 2020
Had trouble with the engine before we set out. Captain Mark was determined to repair it and he did.  He worked hard to find...
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FAQs about Snook On A Hook

Snook On A Hook offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Snook On A Hook, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Ice chest for your snacks and drinks to go into

Trips booked with Snook On A Hook include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice provided)
  • First Mate (Industry standard to tip 15-20%)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Rods and reels provided with prior notice)

Snook On A Hook offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Snook On A Hook offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Rods and reels provided with prior notice)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Snook On A Hook include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout