Austin Fishing

South Padre Island, TX


Species Fished
Trout- Bull, Snapper

Captain Lou Austin is the originator of the "clicking" popping cork and is an expert in the use of "live" bait in the waters around South Padre Island.

He has documented over 50 speckled trout in the ten pound range up to a lifetime best of a #12.6oz. as well as redfish up to #50 all on what is regarded as the ultimate popping cork on the Gulf of Mexico.


He has fished on the Lower Laguna Madre and the waters arouind South Padre Island his whole life and is highly regarded as one of the South Padre Island Fishing charter captains that will catch fish when no one else does. 


His creed has always been "Patience my butt, Let's catch something".


He really enjoys taking "kids" fishing as there is nothing as satisfying as a youngster with a fish on the pole, but, that does not mean he doesn't have the capacity to also enjoy the day with a boatload of accomplished anglers.


And has even been known to learn something which he adds to his vast knowledge of South Padre Island Fishing. All in all he lives for fishing the waters around South Padre Island. It is his whole life and he is blessed to be able to make a living at something he loves to do.


Another passion of Captain Lou's is writing. He has written fishing columns for many publications. His knowledge of fishing the Laguna Madre and the waters around South Padre Island, combined with his writing, assures those interested in fishing of the best inside tips and local hot spots!

Rig Runners Sportfishing Charters

Freeport, TX


Species Fished
Shark, Snapper, Tarpon, Tuna, Wahoo

Rig Runners Fishing, is not just the typical fishing trip, it's a fishing adventure! We are a full time first class Texas fishing charter company. We run hard and fish further than the average Texas fishing charter company out there. We run boats out of Galveston and Freeport Texas for Galveston fishing and Freeport fishing. We also have a fishing lodge available for your convenience.


We leave the dock before the others and return after they have sent their customers home. Our full day offshore trips are at a plus fuel rate, and we earn our money. Our crew is conscious of the fuel burn, and will work hard to put you on the fish of your choice.


With our offshore trips, you will not sit on anchor or spend your day tied to an oil rig within sight of the beach. We do not shortcut your opportunity to up our profit margin, and we do not employ young captains with minimal experience.


Please feel free to call Fishing Captain Michael Jennings at 979.864.9439, or, Capatin Mike Hutto at 713-899-6578 they would be happy to explain the advantages of our fishing trips, and give you a working knowledge of how fishing charter companies operate, so that you can better gauge how the bargain or cheep flat rate trips are only to the advantage of the fishing charter company.


We provide all Fishing Rods, Reels, Tackle, Ice, and Dead Bait needed for your chartered fishing trip, but you are more than welcome to bring your favorite set up if you prefer.

Texas Saltwater Adventures

Galveston, TX


Species Fished
Grouper, Mackerel, Shark, Tuna

Are you looking for the best Galveston Fishing charter guide in Texas? Book your next Texas deep sea trip with Captain Leaf Potter. With a life time of Gulf Coast experience, you'll have the perfect opportunity to catch the fish of your life in one or our New 30-32 ft  2007-2008 Twin Vee Catamaran Deep Sea Fishing Boats.


Galveston Fishing charter Deep Sea Fishing Guide will take you where they are. Whether your dream is to haul in a gorgeous Red Snapper or a prize-winning Kingfish, Captain Leaf and his crew can take you there. From the historic ports at Galveston and Freeport we have access to the best Texas Salt Water Fishing on the Gulf. King Mackerel, Snapper, ling, Grouper amberjack, sharks, tuna – they're all here, and your professional Galveston fishing charter guide knows where to find them and how to catch them. Our fleet of deep sea fishing boats can accommodate groups of up to six individuals. And we don't rough it out here. There's plenty of shade, plenty of ice, and some of our boats are equipped with a head. We accommodate special requests and do everything we can to make your Texas Deep Sea fishing charter from Galveston or Freeport one of the best excursions of your life.

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