Ready for a Rod Bending - Reel Screaming - Heart Pumping time out on the water?

Then look no further. Capt Jeff Hartung of Playin' Hooky Fishing Charters can provide that for you.

Fishing from South Padre Island, Tx I can do everything from short trips in close for Tarpon, Shark, Kingfish, Cobia and year-round Red Snapper fishing, to trips out into the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico for Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish and Blue Marlin.

Looking for a Bay Fishing trip? I can do that too. Click Here.

I work very hard to put customers on fish. I love to fish and want my customers to have an experience of a lifetime. All ages are welcome and taking your children fishing often make some of the greatest memories.

We’ve had some amazing catches through the years. Check out the Photo Gallery and find me on Facebook and Instagram to see some of what we catch here out of South Padre Island. 

If you’re ready for a trip you can brag about, and make your friends jealous, then lets hit the water. FISH ON! 

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Half day Nearshore Trips are great for beginners & children that are looking to try out offshore fishing. Also for those looking to fill the box with nice eating fish like Red Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, and Spanish Mackeral.

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Looking for an exciting day on the water? Book a Deep Sea Fishing Trip today to target Kingfish, Cobia, Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna and Billfish out deep in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

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For a Thrill of a lifetime Near Shore, Tarpon Fishing is the way to go. Very Strong and Acrobatic, they will put you to a true test as a fisherman. For sure to be a memory you won’t soon forget..

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Capt. Jeff Hartung - Playin Hooky Fishing Charters - South Padre Island - Port Isabel Texas - 956-639-6604