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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27 reviews
South Padre Island
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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

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 27 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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Amber W.
Houston, TX
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Half-day Bay Fishing Trip with Paco

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
We had an awesome fishing trip with Captain Paco! He knew exactly when & where the fish were biting, and we almost reached...
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Jolene B.
Austin, TX
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Captain Paco for the win!!

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
We had an awesome day fishing.  Caught our limit.  We had a blast.  Paco stayed busy baiting our lines, measuring...
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Bruce C.
Liberal, KS
 5.00
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Can't fight Mother Nature

VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
Had a great experience.  Capt.Paco tried every trick in the book to catch fish.  The wind was uncooperative. ...
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Joel V.
Mission, TX
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Paco Hinojosa was our guide

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
Cannot blame the captain just that the fish were not biting that day with the high winds and competing on the same day as a...
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Nathan M.
Cleveland, TN
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AM Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   March 14, 2019
Super awesome trip and had a blast. Very knowledgeable and an awesome guide. Would love to go out again another time!
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