Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters takes you fishing around the waters of Lower Laguna Madre. If you’re looking for year-round fisheries, a local captain and a variety of styles, this is the charter for you. Capt. Andrew knows the local waters and will help you get large table fare to brag about.

You can fish for really big Redfish and Speckeld Trout. There are also Flounder, Snook, and Sharks. Whether it’s sight casting, or fishing the spots with ankle deep waters all the way up to 50 ft deep spots, you can get it all here. As for the techniques, Capt. Andrew offers spinning, baitcasting, fly and trolling combos. You can also head out a bit further and target Kingfish, or Red Snapper in state waters.

Whichever trip you choose, Capt. Andrew will help make your time on the water productive. He’s grown up in South Padre Island, and has picked up a few tricks and tips to help you get a fish of a lifetime. He knows his way around these waterways and will gladly cater to novice anglers and veteran fishermen.

You will be fishing from a 24’ Shallow Sport Boats vessel with a modified Vee. She is equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine and can reach speeds of up to 50 knots. The boat is fitted with GPS, a sonar, and a VHF radio. She has a trolling motor, two live wells, and an ice box, and the required safety gear. Up to six anglers can come along. The boat stores all the fishing gear and accessories, sponsored by Lew’s and Orvis. Children are welcome and there are life jackets for them onboard in two different sizes.

The captain will supply all the gear, lures, and can also provide live bait, at an extra charge. Fly fishing gear is also an option, but you must let the captain know before the trip. Make sure to bring a valid fishing license, a cap, sunglasses, food and drinks of choice, sunblock, and light clothes. Remember to bring your camera to get a nice photo of your day. Once you’re ready, hop onboard and let Capt. Andrew lead the way.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    On this full day trip, you will be able to fish for Shark. The target species include Black Tip, Bull Shark, and Sandbar Shark. It's an exciting trip that will get your muscles popping. The captain will supply the gear. You should bring a valid saltwater fishing license, some food and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and a camera. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snook (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    On this half day charter we will spend the day targeting Snook. There will be chances to hook up on other fish on these trips as well. We will be poling the mangroves or fishing deep water rocks with live bait or plastics depending on how the bite is. It can be a fun trip for novice anglers as well. You need to bring a valid fishing license. Make sure to pack a camera. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    This trip is a good chance to explore the rich waters of the Lower Laguna Madre. You can target Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Make sure to pack a valid fishing license. Capt. Andrew will supply the fishing gear. The bite is well year round. This package is suitable for novice anglers as well. If you want to get a nice table fare, this is a fun way to do so. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    State Water Red Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This trip launches out of South Padre Island. You'll be fishing state waters, up to 9 miles offshore or less. A lot of the time, you'll be going to the RGV reef. These trips are weather dependent, you'll only be going out when the seas are 2' or less.
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About the Captain

Andrew Marikos
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
19 Fishing Reports
31 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2015
Capt. Andrew runs inshore fishing trips around the waters of Texas. He has been a captain for nearly two decades and knows these waters well. You will have a good time out on the water with Andrew, whether you're a more experienced fisherman or a novice angler. With Andrew, you can try spinning, bait casting, flying and trolling combos. The charter is sponsored by Lew's and Orvis. If you want to get a big Redfish and Trout in the Lower Laguna Madre, Andrew is a safe bet.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport Boats (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Robert H.
Abernathy, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing on May 30, 2021
Best fishing trip I’ve ever had Captain Andrew is very knowledgeable he’ll put you right on the fish his personalities...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing on June 16, 2021
My boys have been so excited to experience the shark fishing excursion.  Captain was vey professional and exceeded our expectations. ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on June 14, 2021
Great trip.  Fishing was a little slow and captain Andrew made a audible to put my 14 year old on some shark for his birthday. ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on June 17, 2021
Great trip in the bay. Put us on the fish and didn’t stop catching them all day.  I recommend booking with Captain Andrew!
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Austin, Texas
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on July 20, 2021
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FAQs about Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - State Water Red Snapper (6 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Snook (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Raymarine axiom+ 12” with 3d )
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Two Built in. )
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (On request. Built in Livewell on Boat. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Lower Laguna madre)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Grass flats and pot holes )

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Penn )
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (15' outriggers on adjustable bases)
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (On request TFO)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon