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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Year-Round
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is an 10-hour trip leaving around the dawn hours. It's a perfect choice for anglers looking to get on the water to go after the catch of a lifetime. Some of the species you'll be able to target include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Snook.
  • 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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Year-Round
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Although exact departure times may vary from season to season, this 5-hour trip typically leaves in the afternoon hours. It's great for families with kids as it's not too long for the young ones to handle. The captain will take you to some of his favorite spots for targeting Redfish and Trout.
  • 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
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    Morning Winter Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 19
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    This is a 4 hour trip for those looking to spend a little less money, but still get out on the water and have a good time. The bite tends to be slower but they pay off can be worth it with some of the biggest Speckled Trout and Redfish moving about. Extra hours can be added during your trip at additional cost to the captain’s discression.
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About the Captain

Brett Hill
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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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.

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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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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 dates 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Nice day, capt\u2019n great guy he knows de waters!
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Nice day, capt\u2019n great guy he knows de waters!
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Appropriate for children
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Afternoon catching not fishing

Half Day Trip (PM) – Year-Round on December 22, 2020
Captain Brett put us on the fish and turned fishing into catching!  We slammed the reds and bought up some large speckled...
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First bay charter w/ my 6yr old

Half Day Trip (AM) - Winter on June 17, 2020
Capt Brett was on the boat in the water when we pulled up. My son’s first charter trip started off quick with a couple specks...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Winter on December 29, 2020
Excellent time with a guide that had it together and put my guys on fish when the wind was blowing 20 + knts
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Nice day, capt’n great guy he knows de waters!

VERIFIED   Morning Fall Fishing on November 27, 2020
Nice day, capt’n great guy he knows de waters! I will repeat!
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Half day A.M. Trip

VERIFIED   Morning Fall Fishing on October 6, 2020
The captain worked hard to put us on fish. Great experience.
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