SouthTexasAngler Island Excursions

818 Pompano Avenue
Port Isabel TX, United States

Fish the inshore and nearshore areas around Port Isabel and South Padre Island with a young guide who is full of enthusiasm for fishing in the local area. Captain Tony Mayorga owns and operates SouthTexasAngler Island Excursions, and he has spent his whole life learning the best techniques for fishing in the local area.

Captain Tony fishes aboard a 17 ft Bayhawk boat that has been recently restored to make it the perfect vessel for fishing the local area. Holding up to four guests, the boat can access extremely shallow water while also being able to handle chop well. It is powered by an Evinrude engine for speed and efficiency, and has an ice box on board to keep your drinks cool throughout the trip.

During your trip you could be fishing for any of a wide number of fish species, from Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, to Sheepshead, Snook, and Snappers (all depending on the season and the conditions). You have the choice of fishing with live bait or artificial lures, with cut bait also occasionally used. If you are keen on wade fishing, that is also possible with SouthTexasAngler.

In the words of the captain: “fishing the Lower Laguna Madre Area is great fun with so many opportunities and different species of fish we target… From sun up to sun down the fish love to feed so hop on with me for a memorable Life Experience.”

Fish the inshore and nearshore areas around Port Isabel and South Padre Island with a young guide who is full of enthusiasm for fishing in the local area. Captain Tony Mayorga owns and operates SouthTexasAngler Island Excursions, and he has spent his

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Boat Specs

Bayhawk 172 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 88HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

17 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Wade fishing available
Heavy Tackle
Grouper/ MangroveSnapper
Bottom Fishing
on windy days
For NearShore Species
Fly Fishing
Must Contact Capt
Drift Fishing
For Trout and Redfish & Snook
Flounder Gigging
Flounder When in season
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)


Snapper (Mangrove)

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
At an additional charge
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Checks, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Tony Mayorga
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Member since April 2016
Island Excursion' s owned and operated by Capt. Tony Mayorga, a local of Port Isabel and South Padre Island with over 10 years experience fishing the lower Laguna Madre area. His primary targets are Red drum and Trout Year Round all the local inshore and nearshore sheepshead, Mangroove Snapper Flounder and snook can be found. In certain areas of the coast. Having spent his childhood and teens learning the love of mother nature, he is full of passion and knowledge about fishing in south texas. Tony fishes all over town, from fishing the docks to wade fishing, fishing off the surf or around the jetties on South Padre Island. Whether he's fishing inshore or offshore, he knows the best rigs and baits to get to bite going. Capt. Tony is fluent in the best techniques to catch local fish and will mentor you during a great fishing trip. Give him the opportunity to show you and your kids of all ages how to fish successfully with the proper techniques.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I did a half day morning trip with Tony. We caught dozens of speckled trout in the southern Laguna Madre. He took me to a Cajun restaurant after the trip, and they cooked the trout fillets for our lunch.

Fished March 6, 2017
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Tony was very knowledgeable about the waters and his equipment. I thought that it was going to be a hassle to take my nine year old daughter fishing but Tony made sure that she felt like the whole day was all about her. He let her reel in every fish and when we were done fishing, he took us to see the wild dolphins. I left South Padre island feeling like I had made a friend for life and I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Fished January 5, 2017
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Tony has shown me that he is not only passionate about fishing the Gulf and the Laguna but he knows his stuff. I learned so much from him in so little time. No matter if it’s offshore or bay fishing or wading Tony will put you on fish day or night. I highly recommend his services.

Fished May 6, 2016
Tony Mayorga (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 24, 2016

I will see you on he water again.. Thank you so much Abe Emerson for a great and fun fishing experience…

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