Split Hook Guide Service

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 4 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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 21
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Fish the whole day using the technique of your choice. Captain Payton also offers wade fishing, so bring the right clothes if this is your type of game. You can also fish from the boat, going after Trout, Redfish, and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Winter Wade Fishing – Trophy Trout
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Head out on an 8 hour fishing trip in world-famous Baffin and Alazan bays and wade the waters in search of 30”+ trophy Trout. It's a great trip for the average angler with a pair of waders or new anglers to give a shot at putting a Trout on the wall! This is a wade fishing only trip for 1 to 6 persons.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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.
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About the Captain

Payton Prestenbach
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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 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

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tammy P.
Houston, TX
 4.67
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Half Day Weekday Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 28, 2020
Truthfully our trip had the potential to be terrible; everything that could go wrong, did go wrong and we ended up leaving...
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Benedict S.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Best Birthday Ever!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 13, 2020
Outstanding experience! Heartily recommend this guide! Captain Payton went above and beyond to do his best to fill my fish...
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David F.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Split Hook Guide Service

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 26, 2020
If you’re looking to catch redfish Captain Payton is your guy. We fished a handful of great spots and limited on reds fairly...
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Hector C.
San Antonio, TX
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6 hr trip with Capt. Payton Prestenbach

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 25, 2020
It was an a-some Experience And adventure. Cpt. Payton Prestenbach is very knowledgeable and experienced as a Cpt. In the...
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Roscoe L.
Corpus Christi, TX
 5.00
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Great time Great Captain!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 18, 2020
Payton was a fantastic guide!  He took his time explaining the ins and outs of fishing the shallows for Reds and Trout. ...
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