Fishing Buddy

664 Hillcrest Dr
Brownsville TX, United States

Captain Robert Love, AKA the ‘Fishing Buddy’ is an expert provider of enjoyable fishing trips in the South Padre Island area of South Texas. Offering a variety of fishing trips, he is sure to have a package to suit your needs.

Captain Robert fishes aboard a 24 ft Shallow Stalker Cat 240 Pro boat by Bayside Marine that was brand new in 2015. True to its name, the boat is unbeatable for stalking tailing fish in skinny water, its draft of 6-8 inches taking it to areas other boats can’t access. At the same time, the boat’s dual hull gives it an extremely stable ride, and it has plenty of space for six anglers plus the captain.

Fishing Buddy specializes in fishing for Redfish, Trout, and other inshore species with artificial lures. You are welcome to fish with live bait if desired, although that will need to be purchased at an additional price. The stability of the boat means it can be possible to travel further out and target King Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Snappers, depending on the conditions, and it is also equipped with lights for night time fishing and Flounder gigging.

All rods, reels, and artificial lures are supplied, but please remember live bait is not included in the price. Make sure to purchase a valid Texas fishing license before coming aboard the boat with Fishing Buddy.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 475
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Bay fishing for species such as Speckled Trout, Redfish, and more. Depending on conditions, it may be possible to travel further out for Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Flounder Gigging Night Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Gigging for Flounder from a very well-lit boat. This is a great experience for people of all ages.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing the bays and flats around South Padre Island for species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Snook. You will mainly be fishing with artificial lures. Live bait is extra.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Jack Crevalle

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Shark (Blacktip)

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Red)
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shallow Stalker (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

24 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

About the Captain

Robert Love
Brownsville, Texas, United States
Member since July 2016
Captain Robert Love is a passionate angler who is based in the waters around South Padre Island, Texas. A member of Laguna Madre Clothing's Pro Staff, he is a respected local angler who specializes​ in targeting inshore and nearshore species using artificial lures.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 67%

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Fished June 24, 2017
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