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 2019, 24’ SCB Recon flats boat. The beauty comes powered by a single 300 HP Evinrude engine and provides a dry ride to the local honey holes. She has plenty of space for up to four 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
    Full day BAY FISHING SP28
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Feb 1
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    Full day in the BAY 7:00am-3:00pm Bay/flats Fishing (Laguna Madre) 1-4 fisherman $800.00 Any additional $100.00 each Maximum fisherman 6 Enjoy spending the day in the beautiful Laguna Madre.While riding in style to the fishing spots in the New Shallow Sport 28 X-3.And no worries Capt George and his 26 years of a full time guide.You'll be abel to kick back relax and enjoy your fishing excursion to the full extent.This trip give us plenty of time to target many of different species and get limit on them.
  • Private trip
    State Water REEF FISHING OFF SHORE
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    You'll be cruising out in state waters Off Shore in search of Red and Mangrove Snapper as well as Kingfish, Cobia Redfish and shark.Which cruises along our huge reef. These only require light tackle and are fairly straightforward to catch - that doesn't make it any less fun though! If any of your catches take your fancy for your lunch or supper our to take home of groceries then catch cleaning is included in your booking price. The trips are based on the weather and wave forecast, due to the storms.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

George Strader
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
95 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

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

SCB Recon (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy 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

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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So many fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Winter Special (PM) on December 26, 2020
What a day on the water.  We knew before we left the dock that Capt George had the equipment and experience but we had no...
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Great Half Day With The Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 24, 2020
We set off just before 7am with George, my wife and our two kids 9 and 7 and headed out, knowing that bites had been slow for...
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Port Isabel, Texas
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Sea trout and kingfish palooza with Capt George

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 19, 2020
Capt George continues to reveal to us how special the South Padre Island fishery is. This is my second trip with the Captain...
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Afternoon half day with Captain George

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Winter Special (PM) on December 28, 2020
Great boat, great equipment, knowledgeable captain.  Captain George thought the day was a little slow,  but we were on fish...
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Amazing trip once again!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Winter Special (AM) on November 13, 2020
We have been using George as our guide for over 15 years and he never disappoints! We have been on over 30 trips with George...
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