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"Playin'  Hooky"


Sept 1st - May 15th - $1200, up to 6 people.

Pretty much the only thing around during the winter is Red Snapper. Its a great time of year to fish for them. We catch limits regularly and sometimes very quickly. These trips are up to 6 hours or when we catch our limits.

6 Hour Federal Water Snapper Trips

June 1st - July 31st - $1200, up to 6 people.

During Federal Water Red Snapper Season, we head towards one of our many rocks, wrecks or reefs that hold the Huge Red Snapper in Federal Waters. We will troll along the way looking for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Mahi Mahi if they are around. Once we reach our spot, we will setup to bottom fish for Red Snapper, then if time allows, we will troll back.

6 Hour Trolling Trip

Aug 1st - Aug 31st - $1200, up to 6 people.

Our 6 hour trips are mostly nearshore trolling trips. When Federal Water Snapper season is closed we target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, Cobia and on the rare occasion Sailfish. If time and conditions allow, we may bottom fish a little for B-liners and Mangrove Snapper.

8 Hour Trip - $1500, up to 6 people. 

On a 8 Hour trip we will run out to deeper water, usually 20-35 miles out, and troll for Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna. When in Season we will bottom fish for Red Snapper as well, typically getting our limit. The longer trip will allow for more trolling time to put extra fish in the box.

10 Hour Trip - $1800, up to 6 people. 

A 10-hour trip is just like the 8 hour trip except we can get out deeper and spend more time looking for game fish. On a 10 hour trip we will run out to deeper water, usually 30-45 miles out, and troll for Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and bottom fish for Red Snapper and Amberjack when in season. 

12 Hour Trip - $2100, up to 6 people.

The 12 hour trips are just like the 8 and 10 hour trips except you get more fishing time in prime waters. We'll fish anywhere from 45-70 miles out depending on where the bite is. Primary targets are Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and bottom fish for Red Snapper and Amberjack when in season. 

MARLIN TRIPS are 12 hour trips tailored just for fishing for Blue Marlin. We will pull the “big guns” out and pull big lures looking for Blues. If you want to fish for Sailfish, we can change tactics and pull smaller natural baits more suited for Sailfishing. While doing either we typically pick up other species like Dorado, Wahoo and Tuna.

Tuna Trip - $2200, up to 6 people.    
August - November ONLY

Tuna trips are lots of fun and can be very action packed. We will start off by running about 35-40 miles, using the radar to locate shrimp boats. Once they are located we will pull up and troll behind and around them looking for schools of Tuna that typically follow them all night. We will hit multiple boats if they are in the area and wait for them to anchor up for the day. We will get buckets of chum from them and start to chum up the Tuna. Once they are up and feeding we start to toss baits to them and hooking and hauling them in. It can be a fast and furious time. It's mostly Bonitas and Blackfin but there is the occasional YellowFin, along with Ling and Sharks making their rounds. 

"Playin Hooky II" - Coming Soon

Tarpon Fishing Trips - May-October ONLY


5 Hr Trips - $750 up to 2 people - $75 for each Additional Person 

8 Hr Trips - $1000 up to 2 people - $75 for each Additional Person

Tarpon fishing is very condition dependent on what we do and where we go based on sea conditions and tides. These trips generally start out fishing the jetties, then venture down along the beaches looking for schools of Tarpon if conditions allow. The longer the trip the further we can travel looking for the Silver King.

Trip Deposit Info
  • Deposit is $200. Either through Paypal or by calling with a Credit Card Number to hold for a Deposit.
  • Deposit is refundable if canceled 5 or more days from your scheduled trip or canceled by the Captain for weather/mechanical reasons.
  • Weather cancellations are at the Captains Discretion ONLY. We will not go out if its to rough and unsafe.
  • Trips canceled within 5 Days will be charged $200 deposit. Trips canceled within 24 Hours or No Shows will result in a charge of HALF of the booked charter rate. 
Capt. Jeff Hartung - Playin Hooky Fishing Charters - South Padre Island - Port Isabel, Texas - 956-639-6604
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