Rio Fishing Guide Service

700 North Shore Drive
Port Mansfield TX, United States

Rio Fishing Guide Service runs fishing trips around the Lower Laguna Madre where you can get some of the best Texas inshore fishing. Come explore these flats and target numerous species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Pompano, Snook, and more. With year-round availability, these fisheries will have you spoiled for choice.

No matter how experienced you are, the vast flats, where crystal clear waters are just a foot deep, will have you coming back for more. You can try sight fishing, fly fishing, live, or artificial bait. These fish are real fighters! Still, even complete novices can try and get a tasty meal.

You will be fishing from a 21’ Shallow Sport Boats center console. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, she can reach speeds of up to 34 knots. The boat features GPS and a fishfinder, has an ice box, a live bait well and stores safety gear. Up to five anglers can come along and spend quality time with enough space for fishing.

Your guide for the day is Captain Ruben. He has been a fisherman for nearly a decade. He comes from a family of fishermen and has seen numerous customers catch the fish of their dreams. Ruben loves fishing and will make sure you have a nice day exploring the flats and backcountry waters.

All the fishing gear will be waiting for you onboard. You need to purchase a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. Also, pack food, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Kids are welcome to join the chase.

Invite your friends and come explore the fishing opportunities of the Lower Laguna Madre!

Rio Fishing Guide Service runs fishing trips around the Lower Laguna Madre where you can get some of the best Texas inshore fishing. Come explore these flats and target numerous species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Pompan


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 375 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum
  Flounder
  Sheepshead
  Snook

  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport Boats (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Drift 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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3% fee.

About the Captain

Ruben Riojas
Port Mansfield, Texas, United States
Member since April 2015
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I am licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and Texas Park and Wildlife Department for the past 8 years. As a child I grew up fishing and learning from my father and grandfather. Since then I have developed a passion for fishing. I wanted to share my experience on the water with other people.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Fished April 21, 2018
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Ruben is a professional guide with quality equipment. He knew the area well, put us on fish early, and insured a successful trip. I would recommend him to anyone, and will use his services again in the future.

Fished June 16, 2017
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Courteous and friendly Guide.  Tried various spots.  Caught two keeper trout.  Fish just were not biting.  Would recommend Captain Ruben.

Fished March 13, 2017
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