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 2021, 28’ Shallow Sport boat. The beauty comes powered by twin 200 HP Suzuki engines 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, as well as a toilet.

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.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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.
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About the Captain

George Strader
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
105 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 26 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

Shallow Sport 28X3 (Performance fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 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

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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 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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jason W.
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Amazing Day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (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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Jim P.
United States
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Reel nice day on the water

VERIFIED   State Water REEF FISHING OFF SHORE on May 19, 2021
Captain Jorge and his new 600 HP ? Shallow Sport X3 yeah baby. Super windy hardly anyone out at the bay. Managed to pick a...
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Houston, Texas
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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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San Antonio, TX
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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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Bryan N.
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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FAQs about George's Fishing Charter

George's Fishing Charter offers the following trip to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with George's Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (2)
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with George's Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Spinning and conventional )
  • Live Bait (Live shrimp and cut bait is provide. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (provided free to the client)
  • Drinks (Water/Ice)

George's Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (only on designated trip)
  • Reef Fishing (only on offshore trips)
  • Wreck Fishing (only on offshore trips)
  • Flats Fishing

George's Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with George's Fishing Charter include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon