Laguna Madre Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Guide


Welcome to the Lower Laguna Madre, one of the finest shallow water, sight casting venues in the world. I specialize in sightcasting for redfish and trout with a fly rod or with spin tackle.  The LLM is a year-round fishery for redfish, trout, and snook, and there are seasonal opportunities for tarpon and offshore species.  I fish the entire expanse of the Lower Laguna Madre, from the land cut north of Port Mansfield, to South Bay and the Brownsville Ship Channel near the resort community of South Padre Island.  A short flight to Harlingen will put you within 25 miles of the ankle deep waters of the Laguna Madre. Whatever your fishing aspirations are, I am prepared to help you fulfill them.

My rates are $550 for an 8-hour day, and $450 for a 4-6 hour day.

You can call me at (956) 245-8379 or email me at

I look forward to guiding you!

Rick Hartman
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