Bay Fishing SPI welcomes you to South Padre Island, Texas and invites you for a fun stay on the water! Captain Raine Williams has got 20 years of experience fishing in the Laguna Madre of South Padre Island and knows how to make your trip the best possible. Bring your friends, family, and kids, and let’s go fishing!

Your journey starts on a 21’ Shallow Stalker bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It’s powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and uses GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for safe and quick navigation. There is also a livewell to provide you with live bait.

You and the captain will target Redfish and Speckled Trout on the saltwater grass flats of the Lower Laguna Madre in Deep South Texas. On occasion, you will also catch Sheepshead, Snook, and Black Drum. You will catch fish using light tackle bottom fishing, drift fishing, and popping, and you can keep all the fish you catch. Kids are more than welcome to join aboard!

Captain Raine provides high-end fishing tackle, bait, ice, and drinking water. He can also clean and fillet your catch when the trip is over. You should bring your fishing license, sunscreen, personal drinks and snacks, and the captain suggests bringing polarized sunglasses as well.

Come have a great time with Bay Fishing SPI and create wonderful fishing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    Spend 8 hours on the waters around South Padre Island and have lots of fun chasing fish! You and the captain will leave at 7:00 a.m. and focus on targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout. The captain covers you for all the gear you will need for the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Starting at 7:00 a.m., you and Captain Raine will search the inshore waters and flats of South Padre Island for Speckled Trout and Redfish primarily, with the possibility of catching other species as well. The captain provides all the gear, you just bring snacks, drinks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    You and the captain will explore the inshore waters and flats of South Padre Island and chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, and perhaps some other species. You will depart at 2:00 p.m. and fish for about 5 hours. All the gear will be waiting for you on board when you arrive.
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About the Captain

Raine Williams
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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Member since June 2021
Hello, I’m Captain Raine, born and raised an avid fisherman. I have lived in Deep South Texas for about 21 years. I obtained my captain’s license early 2020. I grew up in Florida, and I come from a long line of fisherman. We moved to Panama when I was a teenager and talk about awesome fishing in the Canal Zone! During my young adult life, I used to fish at Gatun Lake for my dinner… no fish, no dinner. I moved back to the states and worked in manufacturing engineering, which brought me down to the Rio Grande Valley. I am semi-retired now and dedicate most of my time to fishing, guiding, and sharing my knowledge of what I love. Everywhere I have lived, I have made sure there was a body of water to fish. I have fished throughout the American Continents including: USA, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, and Canada. I love the hunt in salt or fresh water fishing. I live to fish!! So, Let’s Go Fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Stalker (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Kecia R.
Hockley, TX
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Great Day to fish.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 20, 2021
Captain Raine was an awesome guide and AN EVEN Better person. He was loved by my children and you can see it! See pictures....
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Kevin H.
Keller, TX
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Rayne is a must!!!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 11, 2021
This guy knows bay fishing. Completely on top of every need a prospect might need. If I didn’t live nine hours away, I would’ve...
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Creedmoor, TX
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 10, 2021
Was able to put us on the fish and make it an excellent first guided fishing trip for my son. Enjoyed it…
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 3, 2021
When the Captain knows where to fish, good things happen.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
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FAQs about Bay Fishing SPI

Bay Fishing SPI offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Bay Fishing SPI, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Bay Fishing SPI include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Bay Fishing SPI offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bay Fishing SPI offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bay Fishing SPI include:
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout