Captain Christopher Cole

  (26 years experience)


Down South Fishing Charters


Port Isabel, TX

Experience world-class inshore fishing on the lower Laguna Madre with Down South Fishing Charters. Captain Christopher Cole has been fishing these waters since his childhood, and he uses his local knowledge and experience to give his clients an amazing day on the water.

Down South Fishing Charters specializes in light tackle fishing for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and black drum. Whether you're an experienced angler or it's your first time catching a fish, Captain Chris always does his best to make your trip an unforgettable fishing experience. The trophy redfish and trout in the fishery are what keep tourists and locals alike fishing the lower Laguna Madre.

Families and children are always welcome, and it's a privilege to introduce someone new to the fishing grounds Captain Chris has enjoyed his whole life. When you fish with Down South Fishing Charters, you'll catch lots of fish and become a better angler as well!

Captain Chris' Shallow Sport bay boat is perfect for the type of fishing you'll do. At 21 feet, she's stable, reliable, and fits up to six anglers. With a low draft, you'll be able to access all the best fishing spots.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included in your trip, as well as drinking water. You can purchase live bait at an additional cost. Catch and release is encouraged, and remember to come with a Texas fishing license.

Guide Boat

Shallow Sport

Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Bahia Grande


Laguna Atascosa


Laguna Larga


Vadia Ancha

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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