south padre island fishing guide
CAPT. PACO HINOJOSA
ABOUT OUR SERVICES
The Lower Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico offer some of the best year round fishing. The Bay has many species to target, including trophy Trout, Red Drum, Black Drum, Snook, and Flounder, where as the Gulf of Mexico has great Snapper, Dorado, Ling, King Mackerel, Tarpon, and Sailfish. Anglers fishing the Laguna Madre Bay can limit out on Speckled Trout within a few hours. As one of the Top South Padre Island Fishing Guides, my intention is to offer you the best possible fishing experience out on the water, making great lasting memories, while maintaining a safe and socially responsible learning environment. Some days are non-stop action, and others we grind for a few bites, but the point is to make the experience enjoyable. I do not come in early if we limit out on trout or red drum unless the customer asks to call it a day. I will give you the full time you are paying for. I offers options for Professional and Amateur Anglers alike. For the Professional Angler 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. For my Amateur Anglers I try to keep it simple by using BAIT, and if that isn't working, I will show you other more advanced techniques. The bay and offshore fishing experience will take you and your party to the BEST spots on water for a successful day. Charters are available for half day and full day trips.
A $150 deposit is required to book your trip. Deposits can be made via emailed PayPal invoice or PayPal over the phone with a CC. (5% Administrative fee on all CC transactions). Also, you can mail me a check. Refunds on deposits can only be made if a 7 day notice is given on a cancellation or if the Captain cancels due to weather or unforeseen boat problems. Rescheduling must be done with a 7 day notice. Deposits are lost if ANY cancellations or rescheduling is done without a 7 day notice.
ABOUT THE CAPTAIN
I was born in 1978, and my first memories of fishing the Laguna Madre start around 1984. As a child I developed a passion for fishing, learning alongside my father and grandfather. I am licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and have been fishing professionally as a South Padre Island Fishing Guide since 2007. I also have a certification in adult CPR. I am a patient fishing guide on South Padre Island. My goal is to never stop learning, whether it be new techniques or new fishing spots to improve my success rate out on the water.
about the boat
My boat is a 25 ft. center console Panga. Powered by a 2013, 150 H.P. Mercury Four Stroke outboard. This boat offers plenty of room to spread out and fish safely. The boat offers a safe and smooth ride for up to 6 people when in the bay, and up to 4 people when offshore. The boat has high sides and a non slip surface making it safe for kids of all ages.
what you need to bring:
FISHING LICENSE WITH THE APPROPRIATE STAMPS
what to expect from our charters: