Bodes Bay Fishing

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 25’ Majek Illusion boat. She’s quite spacious thanks to her center console layout and allows for up to 6 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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $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 the Captain

Walter Bode
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek Illusion (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in South Padre Island to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Kristy C.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 17, 2020
We had an amazing trip from the start!  He had us hooked on fish right away. He was very respectful and helpful!! We caught...
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Marvin R.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Walter

VERIFIED   October 30, 2019
Took a half day trip with Walter, he had us on fish in the first 30 minutes. We had a great time and would definitely recommend...
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Karl R.
Salado, TX
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
Walter did a great job with my two teenage sons and I.  He provided great instruction to my sons and made every effort...
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Todd K.
Georgetown, TX
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VERIFIED   October 18, 2019
We had a great time. Captain Walter is very patient and works hard to ensure your party finds some fish. It is refreshing to...
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Glen M.
Port Isabel, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 16, 2020
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