Captain Cliff Fleming’s Crystal Flats Guide Service

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Whether you're a seasoned angler, a vacationer looking to experience prime south Texas fishing, or a beginner, fishing South Padre Island's bountiful waters with Captain Cliff Fleming's Crystal Flats Guide Service is an adventure you'll never forget. Captain Fleming is a 6-pack charter captain with a U.S. Coast Guard license and decades of experience fishing South Padre Island.
Crystal Flats Guide Service specializes in private fishing charters customized to best meet your group's fishing abilities and preferences. Offering everything from fly fishing, shallow water fishing, and deep sea fishing to sightseeing trips, our full- and half-day trips are designed to please. We depart from South Padre Island's South Point Marina.

South Padre Island offers dozens of prime fishing locations, and Captain Fleming knows them all intimately. Private fishing charters are available with destinations as varied as the near shore waters, the crystal clear "Flats," Lower Laguna Madre Bay, Ports Brownsville, Port Mansfield, or wherever the fish are forecast to be biting at any given time.

To ensure a personalized fishing charter, Captain Fleming spends time getting to know you. He asks about your fishing experience and what you have in mind as far as fishing South Padre Island. Understanding your abilities and idea of a great time on the water helps Captain Fleming design a custom fishing charter just for you and your group. Whether your group consists of professional anglers or children on their first fishing trip, you can count on Crystal Flats Guide Service for an unforgettable adventure.

We make it easy to charter a private South Padre Island fishing trip. We offer half-day, eight-hour day, and ten-hour day trips as well as provide you with rods and reels, bait and tackle, and ice. There are a few items you will need to bring along: a Texas fishing license and saltwater stamp for each person, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses (we recommend amber, polarized fishing sunglasses), food, and drinks.

Our private South Padre Island fishing charters are affordable, especially if you and your fishing partners split the cost. Call us today and let us know when you'd like to experience fishing South Padre Island.



Chartering a South Padre Island fishing trip is also affordable, especially when you split the cost with your fishing buddies. See our rate sheet for details!

Book a Trip

Booking a fishing trip is easy. Simply call and arrange a half day, eight hour, or ten hour trip.

Contact Us

You can contact us by phone or email contact

Fish Limits:

Black Drum Limit: 5
Speckled Trout Limit: 5
Flounder Limit: 5
Snook Limit: 1

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Crystal Flats Guide Service
South Padre Island Texas