Laguna Madre Madness

Make some memories in South Padre Island and go fishing with Laguna Madre Madness.

These waters are known for Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and more – with any luck, you’ll hook into a few! For these species, you’re likely to drift, or do some jigging or popping.

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Also, remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

Your vessel for the day is a 19’ Blue Wave bay boat that can carry up to 4 passengers. It has all the essentials. Capt. Jerry will provide rods and reels for you, as well as lures.

Before coming aboard, you will be required to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. You can’t go wrong when you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray). Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now and then the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. Time to make it happen, with Laguna Madre Madness!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour fishing trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $300
    Go fishing and be back in time for brunch ! 3 hr. Morning or afternoon trips available. Drinks (gator aid and water), equipment, fish cleaning and bagging included.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3 hr sunset cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $300
    3 hrs cruising, maybe a little fishing, dolphin watching, and seeing a beautiful South Padre Island sunset.
  • Private trip
    Half day afternoon 4 hrs
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $350
    4 hrs of fishing, sightseeing, dolphin watch, or just cruising.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $350
    Drifting, wading, artificial or live bait. Flexible departure times.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Josh V.
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Captain Jerry is fantastic!

VERIFIED   3 Hour fishing trip on April 3, 2024
My son and I booked a morning charter out of South Padre with Laguna Madre Madness. After a hot day of fishing the previous...
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Best Birthday and family adventure

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 13, 2024
Dear Capt. Jerry, we had an amazing time today with you! I am so grateful for you and the time/knowledge you gave us to ensure...
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John H.
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Don’t Walk, Run and book NOW!

VERIFIED   3 Hour fishing trip on April 11, 2024
If there is one thing you do while in SPI, book a trip with Captain Jerry. Best captain I have ever booked. Very knowledgeable...
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Phil C.
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Great guide and trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 1, 2024
What a great morning with Jerry. He was so patient with my wife who is not a fisherwoman and accommodating as well as knowledgeable...
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Janna W.
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Had a BLAST

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 9, 2024
Captain Jerry was awesome and I had a great time! Caught 3 Trout and 2 Red keepers and several others that went back. Captain...
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FAQs about Laguna Madre Madness

Laguna Madre Madness offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour fishing trip (3 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 hr sunset cruise (3 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half day afternoon 4 hrs (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Laguna Madre Madness, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Laguna Madre Madness include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Laguna Madre Madness offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Laguna Madre Madness offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Laguna Madre Madness include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Jerry Bradford
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2023
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I got my first taste of saltwater fishing in the early 80s when I moved to New Orleans for a few years and fell in love with it. I moved to the valley in 2015 and have been fishing the bay ever since. I am "living the dream" and enjoying every minute of it!

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Blue Wave (Bay boat) originally built in 2024. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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