Hough’s Guide Service

13317 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi TX, United States

Hough’s Guide Service provide fun fishing adventures for the whole family and are a great way to get close to nature. And it is quite amazing. Charters run out of Corpus Christi which is a city located on the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by Mustang and Padre Islands, it has a perfect year round climate and a good population of delicious fish.

You will fish with Captain Byron Hough who has 22 years experience guiding in the great waters of the Laguna Madre system including the famous Baffin Bay. Captain Byron is a patient and fun person, and knows the area well so you will not only fish but also learn from him and have fun while doing so.

Fishing will be done aboard a 24 foot Blazer Bay center console boat, originally built in 2017. This new beauty is powered by a 300 HP Evinrude engine, and has two 10’ Power Poles, and a wireless MinKota trolling motor. This boat is dry, smooth, and fast.

All bait and tackle are provided, however, if you have a favorite rod and reel that is suitable for light tackle methods, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Fishing methods vary from live bait to lures, anchored, drifting, or trolling depending on the season and the species you are fishing for.

Hough’s Guide Service specializes in fishing for Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder and Speckled Trout. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted when you return to the shore, so you can take it home and enjoy a lovely dinner.

Please bring a fishing license with a saltwater stamp, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and weather appropriate clothing.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Typically, you will depart right before sunrise and head to whereever the best fish have been active. This may be within a mile or two or as far as 50 miles from the marina. YOu will fish for the best quality fish such as Refish, Speckled Seatrout, Flounder and Blackdrum according to the season and the conditions. captain Hough has a NO FISH NO PAY guarantee, so you are assured they will do their best to produce a fun trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Departure time can be more flexible depending on the season and obviously, the distance covered will be less to allow you time to catch fish. Bait and tackle is provided. Your targeted species can include Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder and Speckled Seatrout.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 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 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Hough's Guide Service
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since December 2016
I have been fishing my entire life. I fell in love with the Laguna Madre at an early age and began fishing Baffin Bay in 1990. These waters produce the largest trout in Texas not to mention the huge redfish. I raised my kids fishing on these waters and have taught many of my customers' children over the years. In fact, I've been doing this so long that many of those kids are adults and now bring their own families to fish. I love fishing for all the species we have in our area however I am most passionate about Speckled Trout. I have been targeting them so long I almost believe I think like one. Come let me show you how a trout thinks.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Corpus Christi Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Spent the day with Capt. Hough and had a great experience.  His patience with three 14 year olds was super and very appreciated.  We enjoyed a day of fish, laughs and had a great time!!!  We will be back!

Fished July 9, 2018
Hough's Guide Service (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 11, 2018

It was a blast, I hope to see you again soon.

If you’re ever down here again with your own boat I do offer a “learn the area” service.

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Went out early, he knew exactly where to take us. We caught tons of fish and took more than enough home. He was patient casting for the non-fisher in the group and taught us tricks and techniques that we can use even in lake fishing. Can’t wait til next time! The other boat Coors were calling him to ask questions!

Fished July 5, 2018
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