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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend the afternoon fishing inshore for Redfish, Flounder, Trout and more on this 5-hour charter.

About the Captain

Elliott Rodriguez
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
75 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 Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
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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4.92
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
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November fishing trip
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Angler Rating
71
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Brian F.
Houston, TX
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Christmas Fishing Trip S. Padre Island, TX

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on December 23, 2019
It started out with a cold run to the fishing grounds but totally worth it. The Sun came out and the fish were biting. Captain...
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Brandon K.
Huntsville, AL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 6, 2020
Great trip Captain Elliot really knows how to fish and always is prepared. Trying different techniques to get the bite. Amazing...
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Brent I.
Graham, TX
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Morning trip with Captain Elliot

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 11, 2020
Great time with an excellent guide.  Loved the positive attitude and he knew right where the fish would be.  His...
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Christopher H.
Corpus Christi, TX
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Friday afternoon fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on January 17, 2020
Easy to communicate before the trip, he picked us up right on time at the dock we were at. He had bait ready, and all the supplies...
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Randle B.
Paris, TX
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 11, 2020
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