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 Speckled 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’ 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 27’ Shallow Sport Boats vessel She is equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine and can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. The boat is fitted with GPS, a sonar, and a VHF radio. She has two livewells, an ice-box, and the required safety gear. Up to 6 anglers can come along. The boat stores all the fishing gear and accessories, sponsored by Penn and Pure Fishing Group.

Children are welcome and there are life jackets for them onboard in 2 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 aboard and let Capt. Andrew lead the way.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    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
    Half Day Trip – Snook (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    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 – Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $750
    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
    State Water Red Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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
38 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Shallow Sport Boats (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Lower Laguna madre
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Penn
Heavy Tackle
Penn
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
On request TFO
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Dual garmin units with UHD transducers
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Two Built in.
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
On request. Built in Livewell on Boat.
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
Fishing with Andrew
Fishing with Andrew
July fishing trip
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Angler Rating
31
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Jerry H.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day on the Bay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on July 16, 2022
Andrew is a great Captain. My wife and I had a great time laughing and catching fish.
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Garyn M.
Midlothian, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on June 5, 2022
Great captain!! Had a blast!! Definitely recommend
Garyn M. recommends Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters
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Kolten C.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 6, 2022
The charter operator canceled 2 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Kevin L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing on May 7, 2022
Kevin L. recommends Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters
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Tony M.
Dallas, Texas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Andrew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) on June 4, 2022
Tony M. recommends Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters
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FAQs about Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Bay (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Snook (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - State Water Red Snapper (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Dual garmin units with UHD transducers
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Two Built in.
  • 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

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Penn )
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (On request TFO)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • 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