George's Fishing Charter

George’s Fishing Charter specializes in showing what the waters of Port Isabel are all about. Spend a day on the water catching fish and have fun doing it. It’s as simple as that!

Capt. George Strader welcomes anglers of all levels of expertise. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, there is a trip for you.

Have a fun morning or a relaxing afternoon, learn a new technique, and master your cast. Let Capt. George show you where the big fish hide. Test your angling skills and chase Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.

Explore South Padre Island in comfort and style. Join George’s Fishing Charter aboard a brand-new 25’ Majek Illusion flats boat. The beauty comes powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine and provides a dry ride to the local honey holes. She has plenty of space for up to six anglers. There is a trolling motor jack plate, a power pole, two live wells loaded with bait, a dry storage, and modern electronics on board. It also features a T-top to provide you some shade.

Introduce your kids to the art of fishing. Have a ‘father and son’ experience. Let your captain build a trip around your specific wishes and needs. After all, it’s all about having fun and catching lots of fish.

Capt. George will provide you with quality rods, reels, and tackle by STX. Live bait, lures, and bottled water are also included in the price of the trips. The captain will provide ice for your drinks and process the catch when you are done fishing.

You will need to bring a Texas Fishing License with the Saltwater Stamp, a camera to capture the moments, some drinks, and food.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This package is designed for the most hardcore fishermen. Expect to get your arms worn out by the size and amount of fish you are going to catch! Your target fish on this trip will be Redfish, Snapper, Tripletail, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Everything is included in your trip. All you need to bring is your drinks and snacks, along with a valid Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License. You'll be targeting Tripletail, Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and many other species. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This half-day trip is a great opportunity to have a quick yet productive trip for whatever is biting. The most popular catches are Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Trout. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Enjoy an afternoon bite and get your hands on Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Cobia, and many other species. If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. Explore the inshore waters in comfort and style with George's Fishing Charter!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Winter Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Enjoy the colder weather and grab a seasonal discount! On this 5-hour trip, you'll be fishing the productive waters out of Port Isabel, TX and surrounding areas. You'll be targeting the local inshore favorites such as Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Winter Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Climb aboard with Capt. George and spend an afternoon fishing the bountiful inshore waters of South Padre Island. You'll be targetting species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more. Just make sure to pack your snacks, drinks, and your fishing license and get ready to catch some fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Spring Break Special
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 12 - Apr 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Come on down and enjoy the beautiful weather in Port Isabel, TX! Springtime is prime time for a number of species like King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Snook. Enjoy some fun fishing while taking in the pristine surroundings of South Padre Island. Bait, lures, tackle, and water will be provided for you. Just be sure to purchase a Texas Fishing License before your trip and join Capt. George on an unforgettable spring break adventure!
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About the Captain

George Strader
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
I've fished my entire life in the Laguna Madre area. I’ve been in the business for 23 years. I was born and raised here in Port Isabel, Texas. Began guiding shortly after high school. As a captain, I enjoy sharing my passion and knowledge with others while fishing, tournaments, private guided trips, and fun trips with family/friends.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Majek Illusion (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
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96%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Bryan W.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Bad Weather, Safe Trip and Great fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  February 16, 2020
Captain George was great despite the bad weather, he was upfront about what we would catch and offered to allow us to cancel...
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Jimmy J.
Pearland, Texas
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Half day trip with Capt George

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Capt George was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to provide us with a great South Padre Island fishing experience. ...
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Ron H.
San Antonio, TX
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Incredible Half Day For A Bunch Of Rookies

VERIFIED   April 8, 2019
Captain George is a fantastic guide with decades of knowledge, and sophisticated equipment to find the fish anywhere! ...
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Craig V.
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Full day with captain George

VERIFIED   March 19, 2019
My son and I booked this charter due to the number as well as the high ratings and George Strader didn’t disappoint....
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Keith K.
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January morning with Captain George

VERIFIED   January 9, 2020
We had a great morning fishing the bay, even though the fish didn’t cooperate at first.  Captain George solved the...
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