Captain Elliott Charters

Get ready for a great day in the bay with Captain Elliot Charters, fishing the sandy flats and inshore waters for the area’s best shallow-water species. Fishing around the famous South Padre Island, TX, you will be dropping your lines into waters so full of fish that you are almost guaranteed to catch something special. In fact, you are! Captain Elliot Rodriguez is so confident he will get you on the fish that if you somehow leave empty-handed, your next trip with him is free of charge.

Flat-bottom boats rule the inshore scene around South Padre Island, and Captain Elliot’s 23’ Majek flats boat can compete with the best of them. Able to carry four guests with ease as she navigates nimbly through the sandbanks and shallow flats where the best fish love to lurk, the vessel comes equipped with everything you will need for the perfect fishing trip, including top quality tackle and a stealthy trolling motor to help you sneak up on even the spookiest fish.

Captain Elliot Charters specializes in catching trophy fish on artificials, and you will be given a variety of colorful and realistic lures to tempt in any taste. During your trip, you will be able to employ a variety of fishing techniques to best target each individual species, or to switch things up when one style isn’t working. You will be given a choice of jigging, popping, and spinning gear, and the additional option to drift and bottom fish. This means you will be able to target your catch the way you like best.

All trips come with tackle, lures, and refreshments. The captain will also provide a cleaning and filleting service for all your fish, so they are ready to enjoy as soon as you get home. Just remember to bring fishing licenses with all necessary stamps for everyone on board, and a big cooler to stuff full of tasty fish at the end of the day!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    You have the whole day on the water, so you will have plenty of time to target multiple species in different areas to bring home the best catch possible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    up to 2 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This is a 5-hour inshore charter targeting the area's top inshore species, such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $420
    up to 2 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing inshore for Redfish, Flounder, Trout and more on this 5-hour charter.
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About the Captain

Elliott Rodriguez
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Reports
ID & License verified
62 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
Captain Elliot Rodriguez has been running charters in the area for many years and knows these waters like the back of his hand. As well as running a successful charter company, Captain Elliott is CEO of Halieutixx.com an online store if his tailor-made fishing rods and also has fishing shirts, hats, popping corks, wade boxes and much more! He is also a pro staffer with HomeRecker Lures, Majek boats, and others so you can be sure he knows his gear​ and uses only the best!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Majek Illusion (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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
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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
The man knows where the fish are at!
Back to back in the same minute.
Half Day Trip
+68
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Derek M.
Cleveland, OH
 5.00
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Life long memories thanks to a great Captain!

VERIFIED   August 15, 2019
I and my two sons have had one of the most memorable fishing times in our lives! It was our 2nd fishing trip in South Padre,...
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Ricardo R.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
This is by far the best fishing experience I’ve had on the island.  Captain Elliot was accommodating to our needs,...
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Dan H.
Spicewood, TX
 5.00
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
Great boat, gear, and guide.  We tried several baits and locations to get on the fish even tho conditions were not perfect. ...
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Ernesto I.
Mount WASHING, OH
 5.00
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December half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 23, 2018
My father and I had a great time with Captain Elliot.  With bay waters a lot colder than in the summer, fish were sluggish...
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Kevin K.
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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The man knows where the fish are at!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2019
Fishing did start sow but he was confident we would catch fish and soon enough we landed some really nice reds and trout right...
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Flounder! Book a trip!!

August 27, 2019

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