SPI Charter Fishing specializes in showing what the waters of Port Isabel and South Padre Island are all about. Spend a day on the water drift fishing or on a specialty trip wade fishing, fly fishing, or targeting Snook.

Capt. Kaplan Robinson welcomes anglers of all ages and levels of expertise.  Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned fisherman, there is a trip for you. Have a fun morning or a relaxing afternoon learning a new technique and mastering your cast. Test your angling skills and chase Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Snook. Introduce your kids to the art of fishing.

SPI Charter Fishing can accommodate the lone fisherman, families, and groups including large corporate groups. Let your captain build a trip around your specific needs.

Explore the waters around Port Isabel and South Padre Island in comfort and style. Join SPI Charter Fishing aboard a 24’ Haynie Super Cat.

The captain will provide you with quality rods, reels, tackle, live bait (when appropriate), and lures for drift and snook fishing trips. Anglers bring their own gear for wade and fly fishing. Ice and processing the catch are included in the price of all trips.

Everyone 17 years old or older will need to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a Saltwater Stamp and anything you’d like to drink and snack on.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Tip – Drift Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This 5-hour trip is a great opportunity to have a quick yet productive trip for whatever is biting. The most popular catches are Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Snook. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Drift Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This 5-hour trip is a great opportunity to have a quick yet productive trip for whatever is biting. The most popular catches are Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Snook. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wade Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    This 5-hour specialty trip is better suited for experienced anglers ready to hop in the water to stalk quality fish using artificial lures only. Anglers need to bring their own gear including rods and waders or wading boots. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wade Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $500
    This 5-hour specialty trip is better suited for experienced anglers ready to hop in the water to stalk quality fish using artificial lures only. Anglers need to bring their own gear including rods and waders or wading boots. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    This 5-hour specialty trip is for experienced fly fishermen. Anglers need to bring their own fishing gear. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $550
    This half-day specialty trip is for experienced fly fishermen. Anglers need to bring their own fishing gear. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snook Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    This half-day specialty trip using artificial lures only to target Snook is better suited for experienced anglers. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snook Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $550
    This half-day specialty trip using artificial lures only to target Snook is better suited for experienced anglers. Don't forget to bring a valid license with you along with drinks and snacks.
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About the Captain

Kaplan Robinson
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
120 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
I was born and raised in Port Isabel and I’ve been an avid fisherman in the Lower Laguna Madre area my entire life. I am conservation minded and support catch and release. I was a deckhand inshore and offshore through high school and became a licensed captain and guide right after high school. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the marine environment and my passion for fishing with others while wade fishing, drift fishing, flying fishing, and fishing the flats.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 120 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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What a great guide, man, and experience!
What a great guide, man, and experience!
Half day afternoon trip with Captain Kaplan
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Jim S.
Seneca, MO
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with George

VERIFIED   State Water REEF FISHING OFF SHORE on August 10, 2021
We had a really great time today.  Captain Daniel was wonderful.  He did a fantastic job of not only finding fish, but even...
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David M.
Niederwald, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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What a great guide, man, and experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Tip – Drift Fishing (AM) on June 15, 2022
This young man is expert! So kind, attentive and experienced! We were EXTREMELY satisfied with our experience!
David M. recommends SPI Charter Fishing
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Clayton S.
FAIR OAKS, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day afternoon trip with Captain Kaplan

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Drift Fishing (PM) on May 12, 2022
Great day on the bay!  This was my first experience fishing the bay with only artifical baits. Kaplan knew where the fish...
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Tony F.
Albuquerque, NM
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain George

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Off-Season Special on November 23, 2021
George was very professional and knowledgeable.  There were five of us, including my two young grandsons. After a little slow...
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Jason W.
Spring, Texas
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing Day!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Tip – Drift Fishing (AM) on July 13, 2021
Captain George is knowledgeable and has the ability to find the fish!  We went out in the afternoon and it was hot but we...
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FAQs about SPI Charter Fishing

SPI Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Tip – Drift Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Drift Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Wade Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Wade Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Snook Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Snook Fishing (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with SPI Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with SPI Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Provided for drift and snook trips only.)
  • Live Bait (Live bait provided on drift and snook trips)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Provided free to the client)
  • Drinks (Water/Ice)

SPI Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

SPI Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear.)
  • Drift Fishing (Gear provided.)
  • Flounder Gigging (Let's talk about this one.)

Top targeted fish species with SPI Charter Fishing include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout