The Hunter Fishing Charters

Sight-fishing is the most exciting way to fish! Whether it be a redfish in 12 inches of clear water or something big coming out from under a shrimp boat, watching a fish take the bait is an electrifying experience.

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FLATS FISHING

In flats fishing, the captain silently poles the skiff along shore lines and flats in the clear waters of the year-round fishery Laguna Madre. You will hunt for redfish and other targets of opportunity including black drum, trout, sheepshead, and lady fish.

Flats fishing is a very quiet and relaxing — but occasionally intense — way of fishing. Clear vision is key, so polarized glasses with amber or bronze tint are a must.

Spinning/conventional and fly gear (7-9 w) work well.

FLATS BOAT

The flats skiff is an 18-foot Beavertail Strike with a 70hp Yamaha four-stroke engine. It is equipped with a Garmin chart plotter and power pole. The Skiff is designed to run and pole silently in less than 12 inches of water. It is the perfect boat for the shallow Laguna Madre.

The flats skiff can accommodate one or two fishermen in addition to the captain.

OFFSHORE FISHING

Near-shore and offshore fishing of the pelagic species — king, ling, dolphin, tuna, tarpon, spanish mackeral, and bonita — starts in March, depending on water temperature, and runs until October.

We fish off the North Padre Island Packery or Port Aransas jetties giving us a wide range of locations. There are shipwrecks, natural and manmade reefs and oil platforms, and we frequently find fish sheltering around shrimp boats, floating debris, and weed lines. Fishing is done Florida style with live bait and chum to coax fish into sight. If you think an 8-pound redfish can make a reel scream, try catching a 40-pound ling!

Our itinerary can be fluid as we target a particular species or simply look for opportunities. Wind and sea conditions will always be closely observed and respected.

OFFSHORE BOAT

The offshore boat is a 30-foot Contender with twin Yamaha 250hp 4-stroke engines and a fuel capacity is 240 gallons. It is equipped with a Garmin chart plotter, sonar and radar, salt and fresh water wash-downs, and a 30-gallon live well. All safety equipment is U.S. Coast Guard approved, and the boat carries an onboard EPIRB.

The Contender was built as a fish-fighting machine. The deck is one level with no steps to trip on when fighting fish. The offshore boat has padded gunwales and can carry six fly rods and eight conventional rods. The boat is very fast, for less running time and more fishing time. Just the way it should be.

The offshore boat can accommodate four fishermen plus the captain.

EQUIPMENT

  • All tackle and bait are furnished though you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. If you are a fly fisherman, this is the time to use that 10 or 12 weight.
  • We have Sage, Scott, and TFO fly rods with Tibor or Abel reels, 8-14 w with an assortment of floating and sinking lines.
  • Conventional spinning Shimano, Avet and Penn Reels, lever drag, level wind.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Rain gear (top and bottoms)
  • Sunscreen
  • Polarized sunglasses — a must — if you can't see it, you can't cast to it!
  • Lunch and drinks (cold, bottled water is provided)
  • Texas fishing license
  • Boat shoes

Call 512-217-4252 for reservations