Join Old Salt Charters for fun inshore, nearshore, and flats fishing trips. Starting out of Port Isabel, Texas, you and Capt. Michael Barrera will go to the area’s best spots in search of various quality fish. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and kids are encouraged to join in the fishing fun.

Your journey starts on a 20’ Shallow Stalker Bay boat that can take up to 4 guests fishing. It’s powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine, has got a livewell to supply you with live bait, and it also has an ice box for storing your fish and drinks.

There are a number of fishing techniques you can try out, including bottom fishing, popping, drift fishing, and Flounder gigging. The choice of fish species is excellent. You can catch Mangrove and Lane Snapper, King Mackerel, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Snook, and more. Feel free to bring your kids along and make the trip even more fun. You can choose if you’ll release the fish you catch or take it home with you.

Capt. Michael will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, lures, and water. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch free of charge. Yours is just to bring fishing licenses and some food.

Pack your stuff and hop aboard, Old Salt Charters is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Flounder Gigging
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    Price for 2 persons
    US $425
    Captain Barrera will take you out to the bay to gig Flounder. Be sure to bring your Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a saltwater stamp, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, appropriate clothing for the season, and snacks and drinks. Departure is possible from the dock from White Sands Marina, Jims Pier, or any other agreed location. Departure times are flexible. Please contact Captain Michael for any additional details.
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    3/4 Winter AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    Price for 2 persons
    US $475
    Capt. Barrera will take you fishing to the bay for Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper. Don't forget to bring a Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a Saltwater stamp, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, appropriate attire for the season, and snacks and drinks. You can depart from the dock from White Sands Marina, Jims Pier, or another location you and the captain agree upon. Departure times are flexible.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Winter PM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    Price for 2 persons
    US $475
    Join Capt. Barrera in fishing the bay for Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper. You should bring your Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a Saltwater stamp, polarized sunglasses, some sunscreen, appropriate clothing, and some snacks and drinks. You'll depart from the dock from White Sands Marina, Jims Pier, or any other agreed location. Departure times are flexible and duration depends on the sunset.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    Price for 2 persons
    US $500
    Capt. Barrera will take you fishing to the bay for Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper. Don't forget to bring a Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a Saltwater stamp, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, appropriate attire for the season, and snacks and drinks. You can depart from the dock from White Sands Marina, Jims Pier, or another location you and the captain agree upon. Departure times are flexible.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 PM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    Price for 2 persons
    US $500
    Join Capt. Barrera in fishing the bay for Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper. You should bring your Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a Saltwater stamp, polarized sunglasses, some sunscreen, appropriate clothing, and some snacks and drinks. You'll depart from the dock from White Sands Marina, Jims Pier, or any other agreed location. Departure times are flexible and duration depends on the sunset.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $900
    Make the best of both the morning and the afternoon bite. Capt. Michael will take you fishing the bay for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Trout. Please bring your Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a saltwater stamp, appropriate attire, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and some snacks and drinks. You can depart from the dock from White Sands Marina, Jims Pier, or any other agreed location. Departure times are flexible.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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JIM L.
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4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Old Salt made our trip good

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 AM Trip on July 1, 2024
Old Salt captain had a family emergency but set us up with Captain Kevin. He work hard for us to catch fish on a day that was...
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Daniel L.
Sunset Valley, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 AM Trip on August 27, 2023
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Lucas R.
Olney, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Winter AM Trip on July 28, 2021
Trip started off slow and there wasn’t much action, we caught several skip jack and one keeper speckle trout, but Captain...
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Jerry S.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day

VERIFIED   3/4 Winter AM Trip on May 7, 2021
Great guide. Started off a little slow but he took me to another place and caught fish and had a great time.
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   May 28, 2023
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FAQs about Old Salt Charters

Old Salt Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $425 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Flounder Gigging (5 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Winter AM Trip (5 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Winter PM Trip (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 AM Trip (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 PM Trip (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Old Salt Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Old Salt Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)

Old Salt Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Old Salt Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Old Salt Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Michael Barrera
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2021
Captain Michael Barrera's got more than 20 years of experience fishing inshore SPI. He welcomes you to his base in Port Isabel and invites you for a great day on the sea.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Shallow Stalker (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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