Snook On A Hook takes you fishing around the inshore waterways of Texas in search for Snook, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and Flounder. These trips are year-round treats as the fish are both strong and tasty. Both serious anglers and less experienced fishermen will have fun time trying to get the fish in.

To make the most out of your day, you will want to be fishing with a local guide, and who better than the president of the Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association himself - Mark Machado. Captain Mark knows the area intimately and will be able to help you reach the productive spots. Captain Mark has been featured in several fishing magazine articles and has been part of a TV show on trout fly fishing.

As for the vessel, you will be fishing from a 19’ Mako bay boat. She can take up to four anglers and is well equipped to go around the estuaries and the bay system. The boat is powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine and can reach the speeds of up to 35 knots. The GPS system will help you navigate around the maze waterways, and there is the safety gear onboard, as well as the fly fishing equipment and a lie bait well.

You should bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, your own food and drinks, as well as a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, and comfortable footwear, preferably without black soles. Having in mind how numerous these schools can get, you’ll definitely want to bring a camera along. Please note that smoking is not allowed. As for the fish, you can either release it or have a nice meal in one of the nearby restaurants after the trip.

These trips are a great way to learn the craft of fly fishing. It requires patience, and Capt. Mark will help out with the basics. Find a spot and go get your Snook!



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
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    This trip gives you an early start to reach some of the fertile fishing grounds around SPI. You will get to fish for Flounder, Snook, Red Drum, Jack Crevalle, and other species that might be around. Four hours will give you enough time to test the waters, especially if you're a novice angler. Captain Mark will supply the fishing gear. You need a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. Pack food and drinks, sunblock, shades, a hat, adequate clothes, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    On this afternoon trip, you can get Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Jack Crevalle. This trip works well with novice anglers who want to have a nice time out and see how fishing works here. The bite is on throughout the year. Captain Mark will provide the fishing gear, and you should bring along a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food, snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, adequate clothes, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    This full day trip is for experienced anglers who want to have plenty of time to fish for some of the local species. You can find Snook, Redfish, Flounder, and Jack Crevalle, almost year round. The captain will provide the fishing gear, while you should bring along a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food, snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, adequate clothes, and a camera. You can try light tackle, or go for something more niche and indulge in fly fishing with the gear provided by the captain.
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About the Captain

Mark Machado
Rio Hondo, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
4 Customer reviews
Response time 24 hours
Member since October 2017
Captain Mark has been fishing his whole life – he took up the sport at the age of five and has been hooked since. Together with his dad, Mark would regularly go fishing around the freshwater streams of California. He has been featured in various magazines and fishing TV shows. It's no secret that Capt. Mark knows where the best fishing grounds are. He is the president of the Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association, and needless to say is a specialist in the art of fly fishing. He likes having people on the boat and helping them get on the fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 15, 2021
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2020
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FAQs about Snook On A Hook

Snook On A Hook offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Snook On A Hook, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen

Trips booked with Snook On A Hook include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Snook On A Hook offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Snook On A Hook offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Snook On A Hook include:
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout