Always A Catch Fishing Trips

41 reviews
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As one of the area’s top fishing guides in South Padre Island, TX, Captain Dave Edwards will make your fishing trip aboard Always A Catch an affordable, fun, fish-catching experience. Always A Catch Fishing Trips specializes in putting anglers of all ages and skill levels on top of the hottest bite, so come aboard and get ready to hook your dream catch.

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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $610
    price breakdown
    $610
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 2 - Aug 19 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
  • Private trip
    Weekends Aug 20th - June 1st
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 20 - Jun 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Dave Edwards
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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41 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Explorer Attack A Flat (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2018. 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
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Chrystal R.
Payette, ID
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Fun Trip!

VERIFIED   June 8, 2020
Captain Dave was great. He was very friendly And a great guide. Our first time fishing saltwater and it was great. The only...
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Rebecca G.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   October 7, 2019
We had an amazing time with Capt Dave. Taught us how to catch trout and Reds. We had several storms around us but Capt Dave...
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Joshua V.
Houston, Texas
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VERIFIED   May 6, 2020
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Port Isabel, TX
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Great Day with Capt Dave!!

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
I can’t say enough great complements about Capt Dave what an absolutely Professional. Capt Dave knew all the great spots...
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