Enjoy, relax, and have fun catching fish with Dak’s Private Fishing Charters. Based out of South Padre Island, Texas, it offers inshore, nearshore, and flats fishing trips. Friendly and hospitable Captain Dakota Crouch will take you to some of the best fishing grounds in the area and do his best to help you have a memorable fishing trip.

You’ll be using a restored 21’ ShallowSport bay boat which can accommodate up to 4 persons. It’s powered by a 200 HP engine and is equipped with a modern radio communication system and livewell. There is also an onboard multimedia system and ice-box.

Using light tackle, you’ll have the opportunity to bottom fish, spin, jig, pop, and drift fish. The species you’ll be targeting include Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. Captain Dakota allows children on his boat, so feel free to bring them along and have a great family outing. You’ll also allowed to keep all the fish you catch and take it home.

All the fishing gear, including rods, reels, live bait, and lures will be waiting for you on the boat. Included in the price is cleaning and filleting your catch as well. Just don’t forget your fishing licenses and pack your favorite food and drinks.

Have a great fishing trip with Dak’s Private Fishing Charters!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This 4-hour trip gives you plenty of time to catch your limit of Redfish and Trout. You also have the option of going in the afternoon.
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About the Captain

Dakota Crouch
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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Captain Dakota was born and raised on the Island of South Padre and has been fishing its waters his entire life. He loves showing families the enjoyment of a saltwater adventure in the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay he calls home. He likes to share his knowledge of these waters and the amazing species of game fish that thrive here. Come get a line wet and go fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

ShallowSport (Bay boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in South Padre Island to departure site is available and 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

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Great morning on the bay with Captain Dak.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 31, 2020
This was my first charter, and won’t be my last. Captain Dak was great. Even if I didn’t limit out on good sized redfish,...
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Great morning on the bay with Captain Dak.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 28, 2020
The bite was slow but we kept trying… very pleasant trip with Dak looking for Specs. I caught two, and they just shut...
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