Slick Fin Charters is located in Port Mansfield and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Ruben will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 5 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, and drift fishing.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 21’
Shallow Sport boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Slick Fin Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $400
    You and the captain will meet up at the marina before dark or right at sunlight and ease out to the bay and watch the sunrise. From there, you'll start fishing and have a good time chasing Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $400
    You head out to fish at about 2:00 p.m. and spend the afternoon chasing all available inshore fish. From here, you head in a little before dark so you can watch the sunset over the bay. It's an awesome experience if you’ve never experienced it before!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $675
    You and the captain will fish from sun up till about midday before the afternoon gets hot. You'll spend the morning chasing species from Redfish to Speckled Trout. If you like throwing artificial you can do that, or you can toss some bait. Whichever will give you the most success!
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Bruce E.
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Three old geezers fishermen.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
Three of us who have fished together for over 45 years decided to make a trip to Port Mansfield. We have done this many times...
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Virginia A. D.
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Excellent trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 11, 2024
Ruben is an excellent guide and very personable too. He tended to all the fine details the entire trip. He made your fishing...
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Sarah A.
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Capt Ruben is the best!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on February 17, 2024
Caught max redfish. Captain was knowledgeable, and super patient with the rookies. He was very calm and good-natured. 10/10...
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Shayna F.
Rio Medina, TX
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Was very fun

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 16, 2023
It wasn’t the best weather, but we still caught a ton of really nice size fish. It was a very good experience. Everytime...
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Jeorge W.
Brownsville, TX
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 2, 2022
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FAQs about Slick Fin Charters

Slick Fin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Slick Fin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Slick Fin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Slick Fin Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Slick Fin Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Slick Fin Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Ruben Riojas III
Port Mansfield, Texas, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
26 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Captain Ruben welcomes you to South Padre Island. Join him in exploring its gorgeous waters and have lots of fun chasing prized fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Shallow Sport (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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

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
Bank Transfer

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