Laguna Madre

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Laguna Madre: 105 fishing charters available

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(90 reviews)
South Padre Island
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SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $475

Red Vision Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $450

AVM Fishing Outfitter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $375

Custom Sport Angler Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(85 reviews)
Port Isabel
 Instant Confirmation

Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $400

Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(21 reviews)
Port Isabel
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trips from $595

AW Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $500

Drift Water Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $400

Emilio’s Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(62 reviews)
South Padre Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Laguna Madre

The average price for a private 4 hour Laguna Madre fishing trip is $528, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $902 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Captain Hector Lopez Fishing, SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC, and Red Vision Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Laguna Madre. Full list of top fishing charters in Laguna Madre.

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing, SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC, and Red Vision Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Laguna Madre.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, drift fishing, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 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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It was my first time fishing out of this port, and it was easy, friendly, and not hard to find anything at all. Recommended.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time fishing out of this port, and it was easy, friendly, and not hard to find anything at all. Recommended.
Mark  E.
Mark E. Boerne, TX
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.
Kalee  F.
Kalee F. Athens, Texas
Waves were larger than any other charter I’ve been on. Take Dramamine the night before and morning of so you aren’t the main source of chum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Waves were larger than any other charter I’ve been on. Take Dramamine the night before and morning of so you aren’t the main source of chum.
Scott  C.
Scott C. Almena, WI
Yes, although we were in fairly shallow water, fish were biting, however not many keepers that morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, although we were in fairly shallow water, fish were biting, however not many keepers that morning.
Edward  S.
Edward S. Lake Hamilton, AR
The first hour we moved to a few locations before we found a good spot. We only caught whiting fish. They were small but we were able to catch enough for a great dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The first hour we moved to a few locations before we found a good spot. We only caught whiting fish. They were small but we were able to catch enough for a great dinner.
Veronica  F.
Veronica F. Houston, Texas
Highly recommend fishing in SPI if you like deep sea fishing. This place is right for snappers and king fish among many others. The weather in the summer can get very hot so be ready and bring plenty of drinks and sun screen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend fishing in SPI if you like deep sea fishing. This place is right for snappers and king fish among many others. The weather in the summer can get very hot so be ready and bring plenty of drinks and sun screen.
Israel  O.
Israel O. Fort Belvoir, VA
Go offshore if possible, if bay fishing is more your style make sure the guide takes you up north. fishing pressure down south has reduced the number of quality fish, plenty of small ones but not a lot of CPR hogs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go offshore if possible, if bay fishing is more your style make sure the guide takes you up north. fishing pressure down south has reduced the number of quality fish, plenty of small ones but not a lot of CPR hogs
Russell  K.
Russell K. League City, TX
March weather can be a little unpredictable so bring warmer gear just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
March weather can be a little unpredictable so bring warmer gear just in case.
David  D.
David D. Houston, TX
Temper your expectations and expect to fish not catch. Casting is difficult if you’re not accustomed to bay-fishing, and lots of species are super crafty about surgically removing live shrimp from your hook.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Temper your expectations and expect to fish not catch. Casting is difficult if you’re not accustomed to bay-fishing, and lots of species are super crafty about surgically removing live shrimp from your hook.
Travis  W.
Travis W. Port Isabel, Texas
Have fun fishing but take time to enjoy the surroundings. What a beautiful place and friendly people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun fishing but take time to enjoy the surroundings. What a beautiful place and friendly people.
Steven  C.
Steven C. Burnet, TX
Be flexible with what you want to catch. Wind and tides may rewrite your plan for the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible with what you want to catch. Wind and tides may rewrite your plan for the day.
Mark  O.
Mark O. Spicewood, TX
If you are new make sure you get a guide who knows where to go such as Captain Elliott.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are new make sure you get a guide who knows where to go such as Captain Elliott.
Jonathan  N.
Jonathan N. San Antonio, Texas
If it’s your 1st time or your kids 1st time deel sea fishing is recommend the 5 hr morning trip. The waves weren’t terrible but it did take the boys a minute to get use to it. Also the sun started to wear them down around 11:30
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it’s your 1st time or your kids 1st time deel sea fishing is recommend the 5 hr morning trip. The waves weren’t terrible but it did take the boys a minute to get use to it. Also the sun started to wear them down around 11:30
John  H.
John H. Wichita, KS
Fishing SPI in July has to be one of the best spots in all of the Texas coast.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing SPI in July has to be one of the best spots in all of the Texas coast.
Guillermo  C.
Guillermo C. Laredo, TX
Maybe book a double trip, Port Mansfield Is a little out of the way so Make it worth while do a morning trip and in Maybe go for some flounder in the evening
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe book a double trip, Port Mansfield Is a little out of the way so Make it worth while do a morning trip and in Maybe go for some flounder in the evening
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Houston, TX
Go with a good guide. I recommend J W Watson and crew. Take a half day trip for your first time. Try to go in calmer waters your first trip. June was very moderate waves that were good for beginners. Do your homework and know what to expect and what you will catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a good guide. I recommend J W Watson and crew. Take a half day trip for your first time. Try to go in calmer waters your first trip. June was very moderate waves that were good for beginners. Do your homework and know what to expect and what you will catch.
Bill  T.
Bill T. Burlington, KS
Undertow is strong on the surf so be smart while fishing. Night time Fishing on the pier in port isabel is fairly good with artificial shrimp. Good luck!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Undertow is strong on the surf so be smart while fishing. Night time Fishing on the pier in port isabel is fairly good with artificial shrimp. Good luck!
Alexander  P.
Alexander P. San Antonio, TX
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters https://fishingbooker.com/charters/view/16218 Patient, safe and cool for novice anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters https://fishingbooker.com/charters/view/16218 Patient, safe and cool for novice anglers
Sarah  P.
Sarah P. Kyle, Texas
Book with George Strader , "George's Fishing Charter Service"! This guy will make your day! He had a sonogram instrument on his boat to find the fish. The day had a North Wind, which was not ideal for fishing--it kept the schools on the move and caused big swells in the gulf. The Bay, however, was excellent, much calmer & easier to find large schools of fish. The water was pretty cool but warm enough for a refreshing swim.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with George Strader , "George's Fishing Charter Service"! This guy will make your day! He had a sonogram instrument on his boat to find the fish. The day had a North Wind, which was not ideal for fishing--it kept the schools on the move and caused big swells in the gulf. The Bay, however, was excellent, much calmer & easier to find large schools of fish. The water was pretty cool but warm enough for a refreshing swim.
Ron  H.
Ron H. San Antonio, TX
Keep a close eye on the weather and find a Capt who is easy to contact. Also find an experienced captain who has good ratings. That's your best chance at a successful day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep a close eye on the weather and find a Capt who is easy to contact. Also find an experienced captain who has good ratings. That's your best chance at a successful day.
Craig  V.
Craig V. Cedar Rapids, IA

Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
Excellent time on the Laguna Madre. Capt put us on the fish and even got to use a redfish tag. Highly recommend
Shon  L.
Shon L. Aubrey, TX
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
Top Notch fishing guide! We caught some keepers and plenty to throw back. Captain Pena put us on fish and showed us some of the most beautiful water in South Padre! Highly recommend!
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Rockwall, TX
SPI Freedom Fishing
SPI Freedom Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(64 reviews)
Spi freedom fishing was a great choice for our family. Our expectations were met. They worked hard to make the most of our day on the water. We put some great fish to the boat at a time when catching hasn’t come easy! We caught enough fish to have a great meal and stock our freezer.
Randy  B.
Randy B. Big Rapids, MI
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
Had a very good time and caught a fair amount. Would and will recommend.. Smoothest boat ride.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Edinburg, TX
Epic Charters Unlimited
Epic Charters Unlimited
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Man what a great captain and crew! Captain Roy and Mrs. Becky were AMAZING…so much fun and very accommodating! My 6 year old boy felt like part of the crew and caught some great fish…this was a trip of a lifetime and highly recommend these guys! Even when we pulled into the peer, all eyes were on us and catch we brought in. They are worth every penny and more!
Marion  H.
Marion H. United States
SPI Freedom Fishing
SPI Freedom Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Had a great time and this trip was setup to accomplish all levels of anglers and the group of 6 had a great time with this crew and can’t wait to book another trip
Johnathan  T.
Johnathan T. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Fishbone Adventures Bay Fishing
Fishbone Adventures Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We went out in the morning with Capt Matt and had a blast. From learning new fishing techniques to holding a good conversation. We’ll be calling him again whenever we’re out in south padre. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Ricardo  B.
Ricardo B. Bigfoot, TX
Sunset Charters
Sunset Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Jorge is a very knowledgeable and fun Captain and guide. He got us on fish and helped us learn the techniques quickly. We put 3 keeper reds in the boat and caught several smaller one and other species as well. We will definite be back!
Michael  B.
Michael B. San Antonio, TX
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
We got on a huge black drum right off the rip but struggled to catch much after that. Fishing tournament in town kinda messed up the catch. We still had fun and Capt. Arturo was nice enough to let us swim in the clear water for a bit since the catching wasn’t good. Overall I recommend!
Brandon  B.
Brandon B. Waco, TX
SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Great Father and Daughter fishing trip! Caught some large Reds and had a wonderful time. Highly recommend fishing with Captain Dave.
Dwayne  H.
Dwayne H. San Antonio, TX
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
Over all good experience. Didn't catch much but was super fun anyway. Joaquin was professional and very personable. I will be booking with him again for future trips.
Araceli  C.
Araceli C. Uvalde, TX
Bodes Bay Fishing
Bodes Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Great experience with my wife and grandson. Fishing was a little slow but Captain Bode was moving us around and was so attentive at all times. It was a memorable experience for us and Captain Bode was working hard to get us on fish.
Al  W.
Al W. Richmond, TX
Sunset Charters
Sunset Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Cap. Jorge had us on the fish and having a great time! Very family friendly and entertaining! I would 100 percent recommend for anyone wanting to learn some bay fishing or for the more experienced fisherman ready for some wade fishing!! I will be back with my man Jorge again soon! Thanks for a great time Captain!
Max  K.
Max K. United States
Captain Hector Lopez Fishing
Captain Hector Lopez Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
This was the best fishing trip I’ve had and I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid. The kids had a blast. We caught 8 big reds. First cast was the biggest red. Second cast was another big red. Also hooked a large ray. All around the best fishing ever. It was a blast. Thank you Hector. You were the best. Good with the kids and very helpful.
Michael  T.
Michael T. Austin, TX
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(62 reviews)
Emilio was great with all the different ages in our group, and so willing to share his knowledge and stories of time in the fishing industry. He put us on to some great fish even though the wind was kicking up. Thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Canyon Lake, TX
SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
The Captain was responsive and ready to go on our schedule. We caught lots of fish and had a great time.
Charles  D.
Charles D. Brownsville, TX
Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI
Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Best bay fishing trip yet in SPI! Captain Ruben was awesome, will book a return trip for sure.
Mike  W.
Mike W. Round Rock, TX
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great, fantastic time, caught fish We’ll definitely go with Emilio again when we return.
Jerry  F.
Jerry F. FAIR OAKS, TX
TNT Bay Charters
TNT Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Highly recommend, I’ve been on multiple bay charters in the area and he has been at the top. Captain Torrey was extremely knowledgeable and patient. Will definitely return.
Christian  F.
Christian F. Del Valle, TX
R&R Outdoor Adventures
R&R Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Had a fantastic 8hr trip R&R great guid put us on the fish and was able to spend quality time with my son. Captain Russel was a lot of fun really worth the time to book him he is a very knowledgeable guide and knows the lower Laguna Madre well.
Jim  R.
Jim R. Selma, TX