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. 
TRIP RATES
4 Hour Trip - $500, up to 3 people 

$50 for each additional person up to 5.
During a 4hr trip, we will start trolling just outside the jetties for Kingfish, we will work our way out looking for Kingfish and Ling(Cobia).. We will then work out way back towards the end of the trip. Please note this is a trolling trip only, no bottom fishing. This trip does not produce a lot of fish at times. I suggest a 6 hr+ trip if you want a nice haul.

6 Hour Trip - $750, up to 3 people

$50 for each additional person up to 5.
During a 6hr trip, we have more time to reach some better fishing grounds and allow more time to try to get a full limit of Kingfish and Red Snapper. We will stop and check the Jetties for Kingfish, if nothing much is around we will run out further and then will continue trolling for Kingfish, Dorado(Mahi Mahi), Bonita, and Spanish Mackerel. Once we reach one of our many rocks, wrecks or reefs we will continue to troll for Kingfish and then we will setup to bottom fish for Red Snapper.

8 Hour Trip - $1000, up to 3 people 

$50 for each additional person up to 5.

STATE 8 TRIP – A state 8 trip is an 8 hour state water trip(>9m). This will allow us to reach spots that are not hit very often, usually meaning more and larger snapper. Similar to the 6hr trip, we will run about 30-45 minutes where we will set down and put lines out and troll for Kingfish, Dorado, Bonita, Spanish Mackerel and on rare occasions Sailfish. We will troll to some prime snapper spots and bottom fish for them.
DEEP 8 TRIP – A Deep 8 trip is just that, going out deep for 8 hours. On a Deep 8 trip we will run out to deeper water, usually 20-35 miles out, and troll for Kingfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, and on the rare occasions, possibly a Sailfish or Blue Marlin. These trips are typically not a meat haul trips, they are sport fishing trips looking for bigger quality sport fish. Sometimes we will fill the boxes but typically we will catch a handful of quality fish, with a possibility of a shot at a billfish. If you want to target just billfish, I suggest booking a 10 or 12 hour trip.

10 Hour Trip - $1250, up to 3 people 

$75 for each additional person up to 5.
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 and Blue Marlin. These trips are typically not a meat haul trips, they are sport fishing trips looking for bigger quality sport fish. A lot of times we will fill the boxes but typically we will catch a handful of quality fish, with a possibility of a shot at a billfish. 

12 Hour Trip - $1500, up to 3 people

$75 for each additional person up to 5.

12 HR TROLLING 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 and Blue Marlin.

$75 for each additional person up to 5.
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 - $1500, up to 3 people

$75 for each additional person up to 5.
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. I do not give a time frame on these trips because we never really know where the shrimp boats that are holding Tuna are. They could be 25 miles or they could be 45 miles. So plan to be out up to 12 hours. If we load up all the ice chests in 8-10hr or less, we will troll our way back in looking for other game fish

Tarpon Fishing Trips 

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.


4 Hr Trips - $550 up to 4 people 
6 Hr Trips - $800 up to 4 people 
8 Hr Trips - $1000 up to 3 people

Capt. Jeff Hartung - Playin Hooky Fishing Charters - South Padre Island - Port Isabel - 361-480-4888