Always A Catch Fishing Trips

209 W Whiting St
South Padre Island TX, United State…

Always A Catch Fishing Trips is run and operated by Dave Edwards, a full-time guide. The company specializes in putting anglers of all ages and skill levels on top of the hottest bite.

Explore the beautiful waters of the Lower Laguna Madre. Enjoy the world-class inshore fishing opportunities and outstanding catches. On any day of the year, the bay system is brimming with Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and Flounder.

Enjoy the crystal clear waters and its thriving ecosystem onboard a 21’ flats boat. It was refurbished in 2015 and comes powered by a 175 HP Yamaha Sho Vmax engine. The boat can comfortably take up to four anglers to fish in comfort and style. It is an ideal fishing machine for the waters of the bays, and can easily fish waters just 3’ deep.

On your day out, you will be mainly using light tackle, sight fishing, and drifting for whatever is in season and biting. Even if you have never held a fishing rod in your hand, you don’t have to worry. Capt. Dave will guide you through the basics before you make your first cast. He especially enjoys working with children and seeing their smile when they reel in their first ever fish.

Always a Catch Fishing Trips come inclusive with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will only need to bring a saltwater fishing license, sunblock, a hat, appropriate clothes, drinks, and food. Capt. Dave will provide you with rods, reels, some live bait, and cold water. Croaker can be bought at an additional cost, please inquire with Captain ahead of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    During the fall and winter, we will target Speckled Trout, Redfish, and the occasional herd of Black Drum. If the weather is too cold, we will go to the Port of Brownsville and Target Mangrove Snapper and Snook. During May through late September, Croaker bait is optional and at an additional cost.
  • Private trip
    Weekends June 2nd - Aug 19th
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Jun - 19 Aug (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Trip start times may very and can be tailored to meet your needs. Trips can be anywhere between 5-6 hrs long. During May through late September, Croaker bait is optional and at an additional cost.
  • Private trip
    Weekends Aug 20th - June 1st
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Aug - 1 Jun (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    Trip start times may very and can be tailored to meet your needs. Trips can be anywhere between 5-6 hrs long. During May through late September, Croaker bait is optional and at an additional cost.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 5 to 6 Hours (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    Fish the world-renowned Lower Laguna Madre for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. During May through late September, Croaker bait is optional and at an additional cost.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - 5 to 6 Hours (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    Start time will vary with fall and winter weather conditions. Speckled Trout fishing is good with stable weather, Red Fishing is some of the best during this time of year. During May through late September, Croaker bait is optional and at an additional cost.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Explorer Attack A Flat (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha Sho Vmax engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 4% fee.

About the Captain

Dave Edwards
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since April 2015
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Capt. Dave Edwards is a USCG licensed Captain and has over 30 years of fishing experience. From beginners, children to experienced anglers, Capt Dave can tailor a fishing trip to meet you and or your group's needs. Dave is also a superb teacher and can cater to anyone. He prefers casting lures on light tackle, fishing live bait, wading or drifting cut bait.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

South Padre Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

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Fished June 19, 2018
Dave Edwards (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 24, 2018

Thank you Bill I enjoyed fishing with you.

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Best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. Great experience. We fished for trout and red drum. The Captain is a great teacher and a great guide.

Fished June 13, 2018
Dave Edwards (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 14, 2018

Great day on the Big Reds and specks.  Thank you much!
Capt. Dave

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Fished June 12, 2018
Dave Edwards (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 15, 2018

Thank you I really enjoyed
the morning with you and the kids!

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Fishing Reports

August 2018

August 02, 2018

Some of the hottest temperatures of the year are upon us right now On the Lower Laguna Madre here in South Padre. Throughout July fishing got really tuff at times, it just seemed that the fish did not want… Read Full Report →