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.

Captain Payton offers shared trips, which means you’re being charged by person. If there’s 6 of you in your group, you’ll have the boat for yourself. But even if your fishing buddies aren’t coming along, you can always share the adventure with other anglers.

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. 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
    2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,250
    2 days of fishing and fun whether you rent a water cabin or pick up from land! You'll fish for 6-8 hour each day exploring the Baffin Bay and Land Cut in search of Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. This is a trip for up to 4 guests. Book now and contact the captain for more details. Accommodation is not included.
  • Private trip
    Sportfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    Choose if you want to fish from the boat or go wade fishing. The departure time is flexible, so let the captain know when you want to start. You'll go after Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. All fishing equipment is covered, so just bring your license and pack some snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 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
26 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
6 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 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   December 10, 2020
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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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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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Vanessa A.
Dallas, TX
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Day Trip with Captain Payton

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on April 30, 2021
We drove in from Dallas for our first ever Red Fish trip. Despite the weather, Captain Payton made this an amazing experience!!...
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Louie E.
CORP CHRISTI, TX
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  Sportfishing Trip on April 26, 2021
I have finished all over the world and I can honestly say that this was an awesome trip!  Had a great day on the water with...
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FAQs about Split Hook Guide Service

Split Hook Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Sportfishing Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per day per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 2 Day Trip (2 days)

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