Split Hook Guide Service provides great, family-friendly fun for anglers of all ages! Whether you bring your kids, friends, or parents, you’ll have a great time fishing on board. It’s not really how skilled you are, but how much you enjoy your time. The techniques can be learned and you’ll inevitably get better with practice, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any previous experience. Just take the rod in your hand and the rest will come naturally.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 23’ Stoner boat, powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. This is a brand new bay boat, built in 2020 and it’s has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. She features new navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

When it comes to your targets of the day, you’ll go after the “Big Three” of Texas inshore scene - Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. You’ll mainly use light tackle and drift fishing, or switch to popping and jigging. You get to keep the fish you catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip.

All fishing equipment is included in the price and bottled water is also available on the boat. Feel free to pack drinks and snacks for the day, just don’t forget to prepare your fishing license.

Book a trip with Split Hook Guide Service and start making memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    This trip makes for a great option if you're short on time. You'll head out early, catch the morning bite and be back on land by early afternoon. You'll target inshore species such as Trout and Redfish.
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About the Captain

Payton Prestenbach
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
48 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2020
I have been fishing this area for over 10 years! Just became a guide, so I can spread my knowledge and enjoyment with others and teach from my experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Stoner (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Bobby B.
United States
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Half Day trip with Captain Payton

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on October 10, 2021
Had a wonderful fishing trip with Captain Payton.  Would highly recommend Payton and plan to book with him again.  We booked...
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Héctor C.
San Antonio, TX
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Half a day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on November 27, 2021
It was a great day to catch some fish even though it was a little cold. We had fun and Cpt Prestenbach having the experience...
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Richard S.
Round Rock, TX
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   Sportfishing Trip on January 3, 2021
We had a great time. The boat ride out in the morning was really cold but our fault for not bundling up enough. Payton was...
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Jim J.
Sugar Land, TX
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What a pro!!!

VERIFIED   Sportfishing Trip on January 5, 2021
Having fished all over the US, Canada and Mexico with a wide range of guides it was such a treat to be in board with a real...
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Charles A.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Payton

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on September 17, 2021
Had a great trip with Capt. Payton.  Last minute booking on a weekday and we were very lucky he could fit us in.  His equipment...
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FAQs about Split Hook Guide Service

Split Hook Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Split Hook Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Split Hook Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Split Hook Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Split Hook Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Split Hook Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout