Rio Fishing Guide Service

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day around the flats of the Lower Laguna Madre, chasing Red and Black Drum, Trout, Pompano, Flounder, and more. You can fish with artificial or live bait (depending on availability). You will get all the fishing gear onboard, but need to bring along a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. These trips work the best for anglers with some experience or real fishing enthusiasts.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This morning trip will see you fishing the flats of the Lower Laguna Madre, chasing Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Pompano. The fishing gear is waiting for you onboard, but you need to bring a valid saltwater Texas fishing license, food, drinks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. These trips are suitable for less experienced anglers too.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Come spend the afternoon chasing Redfish, Trout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum, Pompano, and more. You will be fishing around the flats of the Lower Laguna Madre with Capt. Ruben. He will supply the fishing gear. You will need to bring a valid saltwater Texas fishing license, food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. These packages work for anglers with little experience too.
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About the Captain

Ruben Riojas
Port Mansfield, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
I am licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and Texas Park and Wildlife Department for the past 12 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout 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. 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

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Half day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Mike C.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 4, 2020
Had a great trip.  We got on lots of fish. Ruben was the best. Highly recommend!!
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Martha G.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 20, 2020
Captain Ruben was an awesome guide! Definitely will do it again! Thank you!
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Mario M.
United States
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 20, 2020
Awesome fishing trip!
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Enrique D.
 5.00
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Fishing with Ruben

VERIFIED   NEW  June 6, 2020
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Brandon A.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Ruben

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
Had a great time out on our trip. Was windy and a little tough but we still were put on some fish
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