Captain Lloyd Dunkin invites you on an inshore fishing adventure in the productive waters of South Padre Island, Texas. The charter is operated by Captain Lloyd Dunkin who has over 15 years of experience fishing this area and guarantees to catch fish. Captain Lloyd is a very fun and positive person who loves taking kids, families, beginners, and experienced anglers fishing. 

You will fish aboard a 21’ Dargel 210 Skout saltwater fishing boat, originally built in 2006 with a capacity for 5 persons. It is powered by a 150 HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine that ensures a speedy ride. The boat contains all the USCG-approved safety features including life jackets and a CPR-trained crew. There is a GPS and a fishfinder, too, that will help you locate the best fishing spots.

Captain Lloyd will take you fishing in the inshore waters and flats of the Little Lagoon in South Padre Island. The main targeted species will typically be Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder that are all available year-round. Other available species include Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Jack Crevalle.

Captain Lloyd Dunkin will provide all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, so all you have to bring is a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. You will also have a catch cleaning and filleting service at the end of your trip, so you even get to take home a tasty dinner.

Simply book one of the trips offered below, get your group together, and come meet Captain Lloyd on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Duck Cast & Blast
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 5 - Jan 29
    $675
    You'll begin this trip by meeting up with the captain in Arroyo City at 6:00 AM. You'll immediately head out on a boat to the duck blind. You'll hunt for ducks until 10:30, if it takes that long, before heading out to the fishing grounds where you'll stay until 4 PM.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This full day trip will see you going on an exploration of many of the rich local fishing grounds, allowing you plenty of time to get on some seriously large specimens. The species you'll be fishing for are Redfish, Spotted Trout, and Flounder. Alternatively, you can fish for Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    A great option for any angler dreaming of catching one of these marine predators. You'll target all the species of Shark that live in these warm South Texas waters. This includes Bull, Tiger, Blacktip, Hammerhead, and more. On this trip, you'll be using both live and cut bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    Get on the water early in the morning and enjoy some red-hot action as you battle your targets. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder will be your main targets and you'll be using light tracks rods and using artificial lures to land them. Mangrove Snapper is also an option on this trip and if you opt for this option, live shrimp bait will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    Great trip for any angler looking for an introduction to the local fishery. You will go after Redfish, Trout, and Flounder on light tracks rods using artificial lures. You can also go on a trip for Mangrove Snapper where you use live shrimp to target them.
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About the Captain

Lloyd Dunkin
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
203 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2017
Captain Lloyd Dunkin has been fishing for over 15 years now and has inherited the fishing business from his father. He is a very fun person with a great sense of humor and a positive attitude that will make your day on the water even more enjoyable. His business is very family oriented, with Captain Lloyd enjoying teaching kids all about the local fisheries.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Dargel 210 Skout (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing Policies

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Lloyd. Even though conditions weren’t ideal, he still put us on fish. We caught mangrove...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
The wind was ridiculous. However, each location we stopped at to fish we caught something. If the wind had not been so rough,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2021
It was a wonderful experience! My grandson caught a few fish and captain Lloyd took us to several fishing spots.  We did get...
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Half day shark fishing trip with Captain Lloyd

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing on March 29, 2021
Advised there weren’t many shark in the area on the day of the trip so we went Redfish fishing. Didn’t have any luck catching...
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FAQs about Captain Lloyd Dunkin

Captain Lloyd Dunkin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Duck Cast & Blast (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Lloyd Dunkin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Lloyd Dunkin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Captain Lloyd Dunkin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Lloyd Dunkin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Lloyd Dunkin include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout