Bodes Bay Fishing

Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island TX, United State…

If you’re looking for some premier relaxation and exciting fishing as well, you’re looking for inshore fishing in Texas. Combine that with the immaculate service that Bodes Bay Fishing provides and you have the recipe for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

Join Captain Walter Bode on board of his 22’ boat, manufactured by the Dargel Boats company. She’s quite spacious thanks to her center console layout and allows for up to 5 anglers to move around freely. Fully equipped for stalking the shallows for the local fish, an onboard wireless trolling motor will bring you in closer without spooking the fish. Once you’re in position, a PowerPole will keep her steady so you can get the perfect cast.

Capt. Walter will take you after a wide range of the gorgeous local species. If you’re up for a fight you can wrestle Bull Redfish or Black Drum. Tasty Mangrove Snappers are also an option, as well as Sheepshead, Snook, Fluke, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else you run into. Live bait fishermen can rest easy, as the onboard live bait well will keep the baitfish alive and kicking long after they’ve been caught.

Your enjoyment on the trip is Captain Walter’s first priority, so he has a “no fish, no pay” policy.

Kids are more than welcome on board, there’s no minimum age limit. The captain will provide you with PFDs in all sizes. The captain will clean your fish so you can bring your tasty catch home, don’t forget to bring a cooler with you.

Whether you’re looking for family fun or a chance to beat your PB, book a trip with Bodes Bay Fishing and set off on an exciting inshore excursion!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Start the day off right, with some amazing inshore fishing. You will target Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and other species that you run into. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Sleep in and then go fishing – it's tough to beat that for a day off! You'll go after a wide range of species like Flounder, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and whatever else takes the bait. The captain will provide you with the necessary equipment.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Dargel (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

22 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait


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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 4% fee.

About the Captain

Walter Bode
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Walter Bode is a "true local". He was born and raised in the area, spending his life fishing the bountiful waters of South Padre Island and the surrounding area. His father was also a fishing guide and Capt. Walter proudly continues to guide people on exciting fishing trips. Your fun is his first priority and he'll work hard to ensure every trip with him is a memorable experience!
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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This was a great day of fishing and as I am from South Texas it was tough but the experience of this Captain put us on the fish and we limited out for the day.

Fished April 3, 2018
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