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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fishing with artificial baits, live baits, and cut bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing with artificial baits, live baits, and cut bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing with artificial baits, live baits, and cut bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Snook

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Dargel boats (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. 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

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Capt. Heath Schley
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since May 2016
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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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.11 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Worth every dollar Love the trip I do it again

Fished June 29, 2017
Capt. Heath Schley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 3, 2017

Thanks Paul, had fun with you guys, another great trip!

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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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