Captain
Paco Hinojosa

Member since January 2015

South Padre Island, United States

Background
I am licensed by the U. S. Coast Guard and I have fished the Laguna Madre since 1984 as a child learning from my father and grandfather. I have fished professionally from 2007 to the present. In my free time, I always try new spots and techniques to improve my success rate out on the water. I enjoy meeting people and introducing them to the great fishing in my area. There is something special about getting someone hooked up on a nice fish and watching their face light up, that makes my day.
Techniques
I offer drift fishing, wade fishing, top water action, structure fishing, or bottom fishing with artificial and/or bait depending on what the day demands, but I prefer to drift fish with artificial. Sight casting for red drum is real fun too.

Hey, I'm Captain Paco Hinojosa

South Padre Island, United States
Background
I am licensed by the U. S. Coast Guard and I have fished the Laguna Madre since 1984 as a child learning from my father and grandfather. I have fished professionally from 2007 to the present. In my free time, I always try new spots and techniques to improve my success rate out on the water. I enjoy meeting people and introducing them to the great fishing in my area. There is something special about getting someone hooked up on a nice fish and watching their face light up, that makes my day.
Techniques
I offer drift fishing, wade fishing, top water action, structure fishing, or bottom fishing with artificial and/or bait depending on what the day demands, but I prefer to drift fish with artificial. Sight casting for red drum is real fun too.

My Charter Listings

South Padre Island
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Limits and schools

May 06, 2016

Slow morning bite, had lots of short trout then the wind just died. We found a large school of black drum but only managed to land 3, so we looked for the trout in other areas and caught 2… Read Full Report →


Monster Black Drum

February 26, 2016

We had some snook action early, but we couldn't seem to keep them hooked up. Later in the day we went sight casting for the monster black drum. Hooked 2, but only landed 1. 37" and just under 30lbs.… Read Full Report →


Getting it done!

July 23, 2015

The day started breezy, and just got windy blown around 10:30am. No big deal, the kids were patient and flowed followed my instructions. SET THE HOOK! And they did. Limited out on trout. Read Full Report →


Tough limits

July 20, 2015

The day started like we were going to limit out in a hurry, then the bit just stopped. We had 2 trout 3hrs in. Then the bit was no fire for the last hr, and trout after trout was… Read Full Report →


Good trout bite!

July 12, 2015

Catching trout on artificial lures. Come get you some. Put in the work and earn your catch. Read Full Report →


Trout trip

May 31, 2015

Last minute call! Had 2 hours of day light left, but knew there was a good chance for a good trout bite. Had no bait, but artifical did the trick. Cast after cast we got a hit. Some smalls,… Read Full Report →


Big Black Drum

February 22, 2015

30 minute boat ride to find the fish. The boat ride was a success. We caught mangrove snapper, lady fish, sheep head, and black drum. The black drum was the highlight of the trip. The fish fought for 20… Read Full Report →


Great weather and great fishing.

February 07, 2015

Usually we target sea trout and red drum but the water temperature has been in the mid 50s making it tough fishing. The weather cleared up so we did a port trip for mangrove snapper. Happy customers. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 27, 2017

A+++++

Fished April 2017

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 29, 2017

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