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
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Isabel 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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4.98
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Jay W.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 6, 2020
We had such an awesome day on the water. We started out trip with a spot that the fish were a little slow to hit, but appeared...
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Kurt V.
Grand Prairie, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2020
We had a blast!  Captain Bode was great!  Both of us being novice fishermen, Captain Bode was extremely patient...
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Matthew H.
Edinburg, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 21, 2020
We had a great time with Capt Bode.  My wife and son (just shy of 4 yrs) were able to reel in several nice trout. ...
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Mike S.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2020
Captain Wayne and Wyatt were fantastic.  I took my wife and 2 daughters.  First, the fishing was great.  We...
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Jon T.
Tomball, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 23, 2020
We had an absolute blast. Captain Walter made an excellent day for us out on the bay. His knowledge and expertise of the bay...
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