Knot Telling Charters

Knot Telling Charters will take you on the adventure of a lifetime through the productive waters of South Padre Island. Captain Sergio Makiolke is a local captain who’s been fishing these waters for over 15 years and knows all the top spots to get you hooked up. He caters his business to everyone, from beginner to pro, and invites you to join him on an unforgettable journey through the inshore waters of the Gulf.

Your boat for the day is a 23’ Majek flats boat, perfect for fishing the shallow waters of South Padre. The boat comes with state-of-the-art GPS, fishing gear, and safety equipment in order to ensure a successful day on the water. She accommodates up to 6 guests, including children above the ages of 7, and everyone can fish at the same time.

You’ll spend the day fishing the lower part of Laguna Madre, a productive lagoon brimming with a variety of fish. Your main target species include inshore A-listers, such as Redfish, Flounder, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout. Under the mentorship of Capt. Sergio, you’ll be sure to see some action in no time. He’ll provide as much support as you need, but will also give you as much space as you want.

Top-of-the-line Waterloo and Shimano gear are provided on board. All you have to do is purchase a fishing license before your trip and the rest will be taken care of. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks for the ride, and be sure to pack some sunscreen as well.

Last but not least, Capt. Sergio will offer to clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home for a delicious meal. Knot Telling Charters is ready to show you an incredible day on the water. So start planning your adventure today and get ready to catch big Texas fish with Capt. Sergio!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    What's better than a full day of fishing to maximize your chance of catching big fish? This excursion consists of two trips in one day, separated by a lunch break in between. Your main target species are Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout, in the Lower Laguna Madre. Fishing equipment is included in the price, so just be sure to pick up a fishing license and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Not a morning person? No worries, choose Capt. Serg's afternoon trip and get ready to target Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and Snook down in the lower parts of Laguna Madre. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price so you don't have to lug your own equipment around. Just be sure to buy a fishing license before you arrive and you'll be good to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Half-day trips offer the opportunity to target fish during major feeding times. The captain will teach and mentor you on different techniques and methods while targeting Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, or Snook down in the Lower Laguna Madre. All necessary fishing gear is included, so just be sure to purchase your license before the trip, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Sergio Makiolke
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since November 2019
Captain Sergio Makiolke is a South Padre local and has been fishing these waters since 2004. He’s always been passionate about teaching beginners and young children how to fish, so becoming a charter captain was a natural decision for him. Capt. Sergio’s favorite part of the job is meeting new people and introducing them to the Gulf of Mexico. He works hard to put you on fish and most importantly to put a smile on your face.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek (Flats boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

23 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

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VERIFIED   NEW  June 3, 2020
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