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Laguna Madre: 119 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Port Isabel
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(109 reviews)
Port Isabel
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Port Isabel
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trips from $450
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4.9 / 5
(111 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $450
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5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
South Padre Island
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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South Padre Island
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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South Padre Island
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Port Isabel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Laguna Madre

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Laguna Madre are: Full list of top fishing charters in Laguna Madre

The average price for a private 4 hour Laguna Madre fishing trip is $562, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,129 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Laguna Madre that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Laguna Madre are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Laguna Madre are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Laguna Madre are:

Many fishing charters in Laguna Madre provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Laguna Madre are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Laguna Madre are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $425
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $523
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $325
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $575
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $815
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,900

Where to start when thinking of fishing the Laguna Madre? This 130-mile-long shallow lagoon is one of Southern Texas’ true gems. Protected from the choppy waters of the Gulf by San Padre Island, it’s a haven for a range of spooky fish, meaning there’s plenty of action for anglers of all levels.
 
Some of the nation’s most-loved inshore fish can be found perusing these stunning fishing grounds year-round. Bull Redfish rub shoulders with tough-fighting Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon to give you the chance of landing that trophy catch. Meanwhile, delicious Flounder, Tripletail, and Speckled Trout will make sure you head home with a real treat. 
 
If you’re a beginner, then these calm waters are a great place to learn the ropes, and a half-day adventure gives you the chance to see if you like it. Avid anglers will get a kick out of the sheer number of fish that call Laguna Madre home, and a full-day trip can get you maxing out on all the limits. 
 
Laguna Madre fishing trips are run by professional fishing guides, and they’ll sometimes offer specialty trips. Enquire for special Shark-fishing excursions or head nearshore to target Red Snapper, and you could head home with more than just some good memories.
 
From the Baffin Bay to the South Bay, you’re in for an incredible angling adventure when you come fishing the Laguna Madre. Hop aboard a charter anywhere from Riviera Beach in the north, all the way to South Padre Island, and see why this is one of Texas’ prime fishing destinations!

Rules & Regulations

With Texas’ relatively liberal catch limits, all you’ll need to worry about when fishing the Laguna Madre is your fishing license. Grab one before coming aboard a charter and focus your attention on the incredible fish on offer.
Laguna Madre
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27942 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
There’s one fish eager to welcome you into the new year and that’s Snook. This tough-fighting creature flourishes in January, so come and start your year in style as you waste no time going fishing.
February
One of Texas’ most famous fish is the flavor of the month, so hit the Laguna Madre in February for the bite of delicious Speckled Trout and you’re sure to head home with a real treat for dinner and beyond.
March
Before the inshore season hits its full stride, some exciting fish make their way to the nearshore reefs. Go after exciting and delicious Kingfish beyond San Padre Island or target Jack Crevalle in the shallows.
April
Red Snapper start making their way into state waters, giving you the chance to go after these prized creatures before the federal season opens. Hop aboard a special charter and land every angler’s dream catch!
May
As the weather warms up, so does the fishing. You’ll face a dilemma of where to go and what to target as all of Texas’ favorites fill up the lagoon, giving you an even better chance of landing that prized catch.
June
No matter what you want to target, Laguna Madre has it, as summer kicks off with a splash. Hit the bays for your fill of Drum, Trout, and more, or head offshore where Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish show up.
July
If you really want to test your strength, then there’s never been a better time to target tough-fighting Tarpon. Get out on the bay and go after the “Silver King” to find out what you’re really made of!
August
Tournament season hits Laguna Madre in August, with the Texas International Fishing Tournament getting underway. Come and join thousands of other anglers as you go after a trophy catch.
September
While they’ve always been a feature of the fishing, September is Redifsh’s time to shine. The monsters come out to play, giving you the chance to spot them tailing, before entering into a real battle. 
October
There are two fish that top every angler’s wishlist in Laguna Madre in fall. Come aboard and target tough-fighting Redfish and delicious Flounder, as you get it all on your Texan angling adventure.
November
Laguna Madre’s year-round warm climate means there’s never a bad time to get out on the water. Jack Crevalle fill up the shallow fishing grounds as the year comes to an end, meaning the fun never stops.
December
While plenty of other fishing destinations across the country shut up shop for Christmas, Laguna Madre is open for business. Get your fish on and land a delicious treat for the whole family to enjoy. 

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If you're going to go fishing in the lower Laguna Madre, I highly recommend Capt. Ryan Falls. We had an awesome experience with him.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going to go fishing in the lower Laguna Madre, I highly recommend Capt. Ryan Falls. We had an awesome experience with him.
Kim  M.
Kim M.
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.
Zachary  E.
Zachary E.
I was surprised we caught as many fish as we did since I never thought October was a great time to go. Our schedules pushed us out a bit, and we were happily surprised! We caught way more fish on this one trip than we had on any of our previous ones!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was surprised we caught as many fish as we did since I never thought October was a great time to go. Our schedules pushed us out a bit, and we were happily surprised! We caught way more fish on this one trip than we had on any of our previous ones!
Jonathan  K.
Jonathan K.
Take a private charter if you want a more personal experience, otherwise go out into the gulf on a bigger boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a private charter if you want a more personal experience, otherwise go out into the gulf on a bigger boat.
Nicholas  G.
Nicholas G.
Hire an expert guide like Captain Hector Lopez and tell him what kind of fish you want to catch. He knows the different locations that hold different species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire an expert guide like Captain Hector Lopez and tell him what kind of fish you want to catch. He knows the different locations that hold different species.
Rod  P.
Rod P. FAIR OAKS, TX
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.
Michael  G.
Michael G. San Antonio, TX
The water was warm, definitely worth fishing on the laguna, I would recommend the morning because I think it would be really hot in the afternoon if there wasn't much of a breeze.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was warm, definitely worth fishing on the laguna, I would recommend the morning because I think it would be really hot in the afternoon if there wasn't much of a breeze.
David  K.
David K. San Antonio, TX
Book early and on weekdays if possible. Figure at least16 oz of water or Gatorade per hour per person. Your cooler and your ice and drinks. Save the alcoholic drinks for the ride back in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book early and on weekdays if possible. Figure at least16 oz of water or Gatorade per hour per person. Your cooler and your ice and drinks. Save the alcoholic drinks for the ride back in.
David  D.
David D. McAllen, TX
August is the time for fishing here. The TIFT tournament stirs up a buzz, and the fish are beautiful. Live croaker gets eaten up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is the time for fishing here. The TIFT tournament stirs up a buzz, and the fish are beautiful. Live croaker gets eaten up.
Joel  S.
Joel S. Niederwald, TX
Don’t worry about bringing lunch if you just do the 5 hours trip. You are so busy taking it all in and fishing that a snack is not necessary. Bring a small cooler for beverages and they provide everything else. Bring sunscreen and a positive mind and your will enjoy every second.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t worry about bringing lunch if you just do the 5 hours trip. You are so busy taking it all in and fishing that a snack is not necessary. Bring a small cooler for beverages and they provide everything else. Bring sunscreen and a positive mind and your will enjoy every second.
Clayton  H.
Clayton H.
No more than 5 to 8 hours for first trip. Then, consider longer trip next time out.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
No more than 5 to 8 hours for first trip. Then, consider longer trip next time out.
Elton  S.
Elton S. League City, TX
We have enjoyed deep sea fishing, shore fishing and bay fishing in South Padre. Regardless of which type of trip you choose, you're very likely to catch something. Plan to keep your catch -- many restaurants offer at least a few different ways to cook it for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have enjoyed deep sea fishing, shore fishing and bay fishing in South Padre. Regardless of which type of trip you choose, you're very likely to catch something. Plan to keep your catch -- many restaurants offer at least a few different ways to cook it for you.
Cindy  R.
Cindy R. United States
Fishing is a little more concentrated to specific locations given the water temperature, but the fish are definitely there and it's definitely a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is a little more concentrated to specific locations given the water temperature, but the fish are definitely there and it's definitely a good time.
Chad  M.
Chad M. Frisco, TX
Go in the morning, cover up and drink lots of water. Also, bring a light lunch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the morning, cover up and drink lots of water. Also, bring a light lunch.
Roger  G.
Roger G. San Antonio, TX
Humid but the breeze helps. Lots of fish to target. Captain Nalll works hard to put You on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Humid but the breeze helps. Lots of fish to target. Captain Nalll works hard to put You on fish.
Phillip  S.
Phillip S. Amarillo, TX
Captain Noel and Prime time fishing is the best one to take you out and if you are at South padre Island in a RV stay at the KOA on the island and Captain Noel will be willing to pick you up and drop you off at the camp ground boat ramp.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Noel and Prime time fishing is the best one to take you out and if you are at South padre Island in a RV stay at the KOA on the island and Captain Noel will be willing to pick you up and drop you off at the camp ground boat ramp.
David  S.
David S. Oak Glen, CA
Great fishing, clear water! The kids loved seeing all the fishing biting their bait!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, clear water! The kids loved seeing all the fishing biting their bait!
Carolyn  W.
Carolyn W. Crosby, TX
This isn't like fishing the Upper Laguna Madre. The water is extremely shallow and the fishing more difficult. Find a guide who will work for you even on the slowest of days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This isn't like fishing the Upper Laguna Madre. The water is extremely shallow and the fishing more difficult. Find a guide who will work for you even on the slowest of days.
Courtney  D.
Courtney D. Salado, TX
I believe SPI is better for experienced fishermen but then again, you can begin fishing anywhere...so YES!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I believe SPI is better for experienced fishermen but then again, you can begin fishing anywhere...so YES!
Conrad  B.
Conrad B. Ardmore, AL
Don’t forget your sunscreen and secure your hats when traveling fast. Bring lots of water and ice!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Don’t forget your sunscreen and secure your hats when traveling fast. Bring lots of water and ice!
Delina  W.
Delina W. Adkins, TX

Jerry's Fishing Charters – 25' Port Mansfield
Jerry's Fishing Charters – 25' Port Mansfield
Fishing charter in Port Mansfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
The experience was amazing and we had lots of good catch and fun. The best part was that safety was always a priority for capitán Jerry and my kids had so much fun. Recommend 💯
Elena  O.
Elena O. Austin, Texas
Jerry's Fishing Charters – 25' Port Mansfield
Jerry's Fishing Charters – 25' Port Mansfield
Fishing charter in Port Mansfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Muy buena aventura con Captain jerry y la sonrisa de mis hijos lo dicen todo se divirtieron y Fue una nueva experincia en sus vidas esperamos repetirla pronto.100% Recomendado
Carlos  O.
Carlos O. San Antonio, Texas
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Had a great time catching 3X limits of trout in the morning with a bonus bull red. That was during tough windy, cold, overcast conditions. Highly recommend Emilio, he knows his stuff and he brings the energy
Miguel  M.
Miguel M.
Today We Fish Charter – South Padre Island
Today We Fish Charter – South Padre Island
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Steve was a great captain and provided an excellent charter experience. He was very knowledgeable and passionate which allowed me and my father to have a great time and catch fish!
Cody  D.
Cody D.
South Padre Outfitters – Ryan Falls
South Padre Outfitters – Ryan Falls
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Awesome fishing trip. Put us on the specks. Ryan took us old anglers (in our 60's and experienced) probably caught 40 specks. Did a catch and release. Ryan is extremely knowledgeable, has a very easy going manner about him.
Kim  M.
Kim M.
Bodes Bay Fishing
Bodes Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Captain Walter runs a first class top notch operation. Even helped us rookies clean our catch after. He landed us on some nice redfish and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. I highly recommend him and will use him again.
Jeff  E.
Jeff E.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
Captain did a great job. Even though we had a cold front coming through in the late morning we caught five nice Redfish. One that was 28”. Captain worked hard for the fish we caught and we did pretty well. Thank you.
KEVIN  A.
KEVIN A.
Today We Fish Charter – South Padre Island
Today We Fish Charter – South Padre Island
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Had a great time fishing. Caught 11 fish kept two speckled trout. One about 17/18 inches. Captain Steve was very helpful and friendly.
Rose  B.
Rose B.
TJ BOOM Fishing
TJ BOOM Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Second trip with TJ Boom Fishing and another great excursion. Caught several Trout and my daughter had fun messing with the skipjack that were active. Also saw a pod of dolphins up close and had a front row seat to the SpaceX launch. Great time and would highly recommend.
Austin  S.
Austin S.
South Texas Fishing Adventures
South Texas Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Captain Ray really knows where the fish are! We were on top of a nice school of Trout first thing in the morning and had a blast catching and limiting out! Capt Ray is a great guy and fun to talk with, lots of stories while he kept us busy hauling in one fish after another!
Curtis  B.
Curtis B.
TJ BOOM Fishing
TJ BOOM Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
TJ worked hard to get me on quality fish. It was a tough, blue-sky, high-pressure day. We caught a few fish and had a good time. I’ll use him when I come back. He knows fishing.
Jerry  M.
Jerry M.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
Fishing was tough but Captain worked to get us on fish. Wife caught all the keepers so success achieved!
John  R.
John R.
Henry's Charters
Henry's Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Henry is a great captain and very helpful as a deck hand, guiding us and giving us lots of information while we fished
David  R.
David R.
Captain Miguel’s Fishing – Brownsville
Captain Miguel’s Fishing – Brownsville
Fishing charter in Brownsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Very knowledgeable and helpful Captain. Knows how to put ppl on fish. Been out with several different charters this year and this was by far the best!!! If you’re looking for Snook, Captain Miguel is your guy!!!
Scott  M.
Scott M.
Todds Sportfishing
Todds Sportfishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
With no doubt one of the best fishing trips i ever did !!!!! Boat , Captain, Crew were the best !!!!! And of course a lots of fish !!!! If you thinking about fishing in SPI , Captain Todd is the way to go !!!!!!
Mauricio  L.
Mauricio L.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
The captain did an outstanding job. Found the fish, explained very thoroughly the best methods for catching. Best captain we have ever had. We will be using him again in the future.
Kirk  S.
Kirk S.
SPI Freedom Fishing
SPI Freedom Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
We went out with the captain and crew yesterday and they were amazing! They made sure we had they best time. We caught so many fish it was incredible and they know their stuff! Would definitely go back again!
Sarah  L.
Sarah L.
AW Fishing
AW Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Aaron did a good job of trying to put us on fish. We did catch 4 redfish keepers. Nuce boat, he's very helpful and attentive
Jeff  J.
Jeff J.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
Captain Pena did a great job putting us on fish. We caught fish at every spot we stopped at. Limited out on Redfish and caught half dozen more keepers that we had to put back. Got into a few black drum and I don’t know how many trout we hooked. Nice boat to fish off of and the equipment was all in top shape. This guy is legit and my wife and I would recommend him to anyone. He even sent us to a restaurant to cook up some of our catch and it was maybe the best meal we have had all week here.
Randall  S.
Randall S.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
My son is leaving to the US Navy bootcamp in 10 days. It was a great experience. Captain ensured each of my sons took home a big Red.
Ruben  G.
Ruben G.