Red Vision Fishing Charters

Red Vision Fishing Charters is a fishing charter business based out of South Padre Island, Texas. Captain Brett Hill learned everything he knows from his father, Captain Phil Hill, who started fishing these waters in the ’80s. Together, they have over 50 years of experience and know every nook and cranny of the lower Laguna Madre bay. Join them for a fishing adventure you won’t soon forget.

Your boat for the day will be an 18’ Shallow Sport, powered by a 140 HP Suzuki outboard. The boat features a shallow draft ideal for stalking the flats, a sight casting tower, and an 8ft power pole to help you put more fish in the boat. Combine this with captain’s extensive knowledge of these waters and you’ll truly be able to follow the fish anywhere they go. The vessel can accommodate 3 guests, who can all comfortably fish together.

The main species you’re going to be targeting include Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Occasionally, you’ll get a chance to land some Black Drum, and maybe a Snook or two. The captain will teach even the most novice of fisherman how to successfully cast, hook and land a fish. He’s also great with kids and always encourages the young ones to start fishing early. The minimum age for kids is 6 years old.

All equipment and artificial bait you need will be provided by the charter. The captain uses all high-quality equipment including exclusively Shimano reels, Old 18 Outfitters rods, and FINS Windtamer braided line. Live bait is available upon request, at a market cost.

On board, you’ll find bottled water, as well as two coolers. You should still bring small coolers to take the catch home. Another thing you need to bring with you is a valid fishing license which can be bought online or at a shop near the boat (ask for directions). Finally, don’t forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and any additional food and drinks you’d like.

Now if you already have a date in mind, check the captain’s availability, and book your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Winter
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 21 - Mar 19 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Great for anglers new to the sport, or simply those looking to learn more about the local fishing. This 5-hour trip leaves around the dawn hours and allows you to take full advantage of the morning feeding frenzy. Although Redfish and Speckled Trout are the main targets, Black Drum and Snook are also possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Summer
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - Dec 20 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Great for anglers new to the sport, or simply those looking to learn more about the local fishing. This 5-hour trip leaves around the dawn hours and allows you to take full advantage of the morning feeding frenzy. Although Redfish and Speckled Trout are the main targets, Black Drum and Snook are also possible.
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About the Captain

Brett Hill
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
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42 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2019
I have been fishing my entire life. My father has been a fishing guide since the 80’s. Growing up he taught me everything that he knew. From using lures and bait to showing me every nook and cranny in the lower Laguna Madre bay I quickly fell in love. Fishing has become a part of me and my life and I became a captain to spread my knowledge and the fun of fishing to anyone interested. I especially encourage the up and coming generation to learn and enjoy fishing. I encourage parents to start their children at as young as possible so it will grow with them, just as my father did for me.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Half day trip with captain Brett
Half day trip with captain Brett
Half day trip with captain Brett
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Angler Rating
40
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Nicholas D.
Townsend, DE
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day inshore.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Summer on June 2, 2021
Tremendous experience. Captain Brett was very friendly and really knew the local fishing spots and techniques. We spent the...
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Scott C.
Brooks, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Phil Hill

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Summer on April 6, 2022
We had a great morning on the water. The first couple hrs were slow but Captain Phil moved us 30 minutes across the bay and...
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Katlin M.
Weatherby Lake, MO
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Brett

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Winter on December 27, 2021
Brett was fantastic! Had everything we needed. Very knowledgeable and never a dull moment! We had a fish on constantly! Brett...
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Mark B.
Columbia Falls, MT
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Summer on March 22, 2022
Excellent day on water.  Fish were uncooperative, but the captain worked really hard to get us on the fish.  Didn’t limit,...
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Ron C.
Llano, TX
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Fishing with Brett

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Summer on June 30, 2021
As is the case anytime you go fishing, the weather can sometimes hinder fishing. Phil did a great job of watching the storms...
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FAQs about Red Vision Fishing Charters

Red Vision Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Winter (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Summer (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Red Vision Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System (Stereo)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Red Vision Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Spinning tackle only)
  • Live Bait (Only Upon Request)
  • Lures (Vast assortment of soft and hard plastics)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (When fish cleaning personnel are unavailable)
  • Drinks (Water)

Red Vision Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Lower Laguna Madre)

Red Vision Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spinning )
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Red Vision Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout