Chasing Tails Guide Service

200 West Esperanza Street
South Padre Island TX, United State…

With Captain Heath Schley at the helm, Chasing Tails Guide Service offer light tackle inshore fishing adventures for professionals and amateurs alike in the Lower Laguna Madre. Captain Heath has been fishing the area for the past 25 years, competing successfully in many amateur and professional tournaments, and he promises to tailor every fishing trip to suit you and your group’s needs and make sure it is a memorable experience.

Captain Heath fishes aboard a 2016 built 22 ft Dargel boat, which offers a very smooth and stable ride through skinny water. With a wide front casting deck that provides plenty of space for up to five anglers to fish, this professional craft will ensure that your trip is both successful and comfortable. It is equipped with a range of pro features, including a 200 HP Suzuki engine, GPS and fishfinder, an anchoring system, a forward casting platform, a live bait tank, and plenty of storage.

During your trip you will be fishing with light tackle with artificial baits, live baits, and cut bait. All the gear you will need will be supplied by the captain, who will instruct you on the best techniques for catching your target fish, whether it is Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, or all four. At the end of the trip the captain will clean and fillet any fish you decide to take home for dinner.

With Captain Heath Schley at the helm, Chasing Tails Guide Service offer light tackle inshore fishing adventures for professionals and amateurs alike in the Lower Laguna Madre. Captain Heath has been fishing the area for the past 25 years, competing

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Boat Specs

Dargel boats (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

22 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Spotted Seatrout
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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Penn rods and reels
Live Bait
Including Berkley Gulp!® and Down South Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% 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, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Capt. Heath Schley
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since May 2016
I grew up fishing the Lower Laguna Madre with my father who loved fishing. His love for fishing and the outdoors grew quickly on me and became my passion and drive to become a guide.

Customer Reviews

3.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished tournament today with Captain Heath we caught 15 trout and had 2 flounder what a great day considering the bad weather early on.

Fished June 4, 2016
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We caught a total of 14 speckled trout in an all day trip.  13 of the trout were caught on live bait by 9:30 am when the Captain informed us that we had used all of the live bait and would have to throw lures.
We caught 1 keeper from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm throwing lures.  I have never been on a fishing trip to Padre Island where the Captain ran out of live bait.  The boat was an 18 footer with 4 people fishing with live bait and then 5 people (including the Captain) throwing lures off of one side of the boat, what a cluster that was, I finally quit so the others could fish. Would never use this charter service again and will ask in advance next time if we will run out of live bait, if so , will find a charter service that will not. A lot of money spent just to be on the water fishing with lures when the fish are biting live bait.

Fished May 29, 2016
Capt. Heath Schley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 4, 2016

I apologize for including 5 dozen baits at no additional cost,  in which typically I throw artificial baits with great success. The feeding habits of fish depend much on tidal movements when the tide is moving they are feeding and when it’s not they are not. The boat you were on is an 22ft. I apologize again and am willing to educate you further if you would like to fish gain!

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