Captain
Paco Hinojosa

Member since January 2015

South Padre Island, United States

Background
Capt. Paco is a USCG licensed guide that has been fishing the waters of Laguna Madre for over 30 yeas. He started fishing with father and grandad, and has fished professionally for the past decade. Capt. Paco likes trying out new techniques and styles to hone his skills. He loves having people onboard and enjoys taking them around these waterways to catch some nice fish. He enjoys seeing people get thrilled when they reel in the fish.
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
Capt. Paco is a USCG licensed guide that has been fishing the waters of Laguna Madre for over 30 yeas. He started fishing with father and grandad, and has fished professionally for the past decade. Capt. Paco likes trying out new techniques and styles to hone his skills. He loves having people onboard and enjoys taking them around these waterways to catch some nice fish. He enjoys seeing people get thrilled when they reel in the fish.
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.
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Fishing Reports

Putting in the work

September 04, 2018

These guys had to deal with a slow finicky bite and 20+ winds but managed to get a good box of speckled trout. Read Full Report →


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

4.95 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Edinburg, tx
Went fishing on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Fished August 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thank you for the review. Hope to be of service next time you are in town.

United States
Went fishing on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Captain Paco was very knowledgeable of the type of fishing we were doing.  He worked extremely hard at getting us to places where we could catch fish.  He was also so patient with a few of us that were first time fisherman.  We would certainly book another bay fishing trip with him.

Fished August 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thank you Laura for taking the time to put in a review on your experience. I hope to see you guys next time you are in town.


San Antonio, tx
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

If you are on the fence about booking with Captain Paco Hinojosa, don’t be. Book with him now.

I have been on numerous guided fishing and hunting trips all over Texas and he is one of the good ones. From his patience to his knowledge, I can’t speak highly enough of the overall experience. We will be back and we will book with him.

Fished July 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lance, Thank you for taking the time to put in a review. I am glad you had a good time and looking forward to the next time you make it into town. You guys did great.

Thanks again
Capt. Paco Hinojosa

Weslaco, tx
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Killer time, pace great with the kiddos

Fished July 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thank you Luke for taking the time to put in a review on your experience. It was a tough hot day but you guys did great. I hope to see you guys next time you are in town. 
Thanks again Luke
Capt. Paco Hinojosa

Port Isabel, tx
Went fishing on Monday, July 2, 2018

First let me say that when I emailed Capt Paco with a question he responded pretty quickly.
We showed up a little before 6am and he didn’t waste anytime, we boarded the boat and off we went.
The morning started off extremely well, he took us to the Long Bar and we started catching Trout within about 5 minutes, we caught about 16 but only kept 12. We could have caught our limit but decided to try to catch some Red Drum and Flounder.
We didn’t have any luck catching any Red Drum or Flounder but we did catch a few catfish that we threw back.
Overall we had a great experience with Capt Paco. If I am back in this area I will Definitely book with him again. Super nice guide that knew the area and could hold a conversation with 3 teenage boys and myself.
Thank You Paco for a great trip.

Fished July 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thank you Tom for taking the time to put in a review.  I’m glad you were happy with the results. I’m happy to be of service anytime you are in town. Tell the boys i remember all their names.


Prague, ok
Went fishing on Friday, June 22, 2018

Me and my boys had great trip fishing with captain paco caught our limit and was very pleased with the service and experience with my boys had great time and will fish with him again highly recommend captain paco with spi fishing

Fished June 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wes, thank you for taking the time to put in a review on your experience. That was not the easiest day, but you and the boys did great. There is nothing cooler than watching the boys set the hook on those trout. Hope to see you guys next time you are in town.

Capt. Paco Hinojosa


McAllen, tx
Went fishing on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Awesome trip, Capt. Paco knew where the fish were & headed there first thing. We had fish on w/i 30min of leaving dock! We made Speckled Trout limit w/i 2 hrs. Capt. Paco offered to take us Red fishing but, we are a lazy bunch and were ready to quit while ahead. I highly recommend SPI fish killer.

Fished June 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jonathan, i appreciate you taking the time to put in a review on your experience. Fishing is not always easy, but what we had today was too easy. I could not sit back and relax cause someone was hooked up. All you guys made it look too easy. You all were naturals on the technique required to catch the trout. I am glad to be of service, and hope to see you guys next time you are in town.

Thanks again
Capt. Paco Hinojosa

Richardson, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, June 8, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to put in a review on your experience.

Capt. Paco Hinojosa


Keller, tx
Went fishing on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Our trip was supposed to be at 2, but then he texted me on the phone asking if I wanted to start earlier because trout was biting like crazy on his previous trip and he wanted us to have the same action. And the expectations were definitely met. We end up pulling 8 decent sized trouts in. He really knows his stuff and he will make sure you have caught enough fish. He will also teach you lots of good tricks. Highly recommended! He even let me use his sunscreen because I left mine in the car. I’m a customer for life now!

Fished June 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 8, 2018

Thank you Andre for taking the time to put in a review on your experience. I’m glad you were happy with the results.  The conditions were tough and the bite was just as tough, but you guys did great.  Hope i can be of service next time you arein town.

Capt. Paco Hinojosa


San Antonio, tx
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Captain Paco was an experienced, professional, and attentive guide. He was great with kids and got us on plenty of fish. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to fish.

Fished June 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thank you Doug for taking the time to put in a review on your experience. I’m glad to be of service.  Hope to see you guys next time you are in town.

Capt. Paco Hinojosa

Port Isabel, Texas
Went fishing on Sunday, May 27, 2018

Great captain!! We will return again

Fished May 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to put in a review on your experience.  Im glad to be of service,  and hope to see you guys next time you are in town.

Capt. Paco Hinojosa


Harker Heights, tx
Went fishing on Sunday, May 6, 2018

When we (6 of us) decided to book our first fishing trip I researched a few Captains, their boats, and cost. I choose Captain Paco because he actually answered his phone on first ring when everybody else had voicemail and no callbacks. He also answered the phone every time I called him. He also called me a few times just to check on us or discuss the weather or trip specifics as the date got close. Captain Paco has a great 25’ boat and all of his rods worked like a charm. Catching fish was slow at first as we moved several times looking for a hot spot. Captain Paco know the bay like the back of his hand and is knowledgeable on the fish movements and tendencies. We had caught a large Red and several catfish but he kept moving if the fish were not biting frequently enough. We only had 20 minutes left on our 4 hour trip and Captain Paco could of taken us back in because it was a 20 minute trip to get back to the dock but instead he said “I want to try this place I know in the south side” and headed southbound. By the time we arrived at the southern spot we only had 10 minutes left but we started hitting speckled trout. The fishing was fast and furious for about 30 minutes!!  Captain Paco was baiting and taking the fish off and untangling line in harmony. He put us on the fish and let us stay out until everybody had caught plenty fish. By the time we got back we were over an hour late. He really cares about his customers catching fish and having a good time. We will definetly book with Captain Paco again!!!!

Fished May 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Your review was very generous.  My day is easier when i have great customers like y’all. Thank you for taking the time to give me feedback on your experience.  Glad to be of service, and I hope to see you guys again.
Capt. Paco Hinojosa


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, April 20, 2018

Capt Paco,
Was great had a nice relaxing time and thoroughly enjoyed his company. Tried several different techniques and locations will definitely request him again

Fished April 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 23, 2018

Thank you Wade for the review.  I hope to see you next time you make it into town.

Wausau, wi
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

Captain paco was great! Fishing was slow today but paco worked hard to try to get fish. Would strongly recommend fishing with him.

Fished March 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ron thank you for taking the time to put in a review.  Fishing was tough in high winds and slow bite, but you guys worked hard and I appreciated your patience.

Thanks again Ron
Capt. Paco Hinojosa

Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, February 9, 2018

Truly unparalleled experience.  Paco kept working and searching until he put us on fish.  On an iffy weather day, five of us caught 3 fish shy of a limit only because we elected to come in early.  Paco hustled, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.  Highly recommend choosing this guide.

Fished February 2018

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 11, 2018

Thank you Jay for taking the time to put in a review. 

Capt.  Paco Hinojosa

United States
Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Trip was awesome. We went out on the clock. Captain was ready to go, went out directly to the good spot. Bait was of great quality (a bit short but we were going through them like candy). Super friendly and funny, he understands we are going for a good time (some captains get a bit upset if you don’t know how to cast etc., Paco took the time to teach the less experienced ones).
Overall, if you want to go have a great time while actually fishing, book this one.

As a plus, he is fully bilingual.  Speaks Spanish if you are visiting from Spanish speaking countries or English equally good.

If I ever go back to SPIsland, I’ll definitely try to book Paco. We almost hit our limit!

Fished July 2017

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to put in a review. Glad to be of service, and hope to have you guy on my boat soon.

Austin, Texas
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

He put me on the fish and I had a blast! Came in with beautiful fish, and felt like I had spent the day with a great friend. Highly recommended and I’ll be sharing Captain Paco’s info with all my friends!

Fished July 2017

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank you Thomi. I had a great time as well.

Cypress, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.


Los Fresnos, Texas
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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.