have been guiding saltwater
fishing trips on the shallows of the Lower Laguna Madre for over 32
years. Before we became guides in 1980, we made a living as
commercial fishermen. Being born and raised
right here in the lower Rio Grande Valley, we both have a deep love
and respect for the bay that has become the center of our life's work.
Freddy spent most of his youth tagging along with the "old timers"
while learning more about this bay than anyone I know. I grew
up fishing with my father in the surf and off shore, but when I met
my husband, he introduced me to a whole new world of fishing in the
shallow water where the big ones hang out. The rest is history.
We each captain a Shallow Sport scooter made especially for
stalking trout and redfish in the amazingly clear skinny water we
Laguna Vista, Texas,
we enjoy the advantage of beginning our trip on the west side of
prefer drift fishing artificial
lures with 8 to 10 lb. test on our 7' medium action spinning tackle.
The lure du jour can be top waters, weed-less spoons, Maulers, or
the old faithful, Cajun Thunder corks and Berkley Gulps. Different
conditions call for different presentations in order to get the
Lower Laguna Madre
is the saltiest bay in the world that sustains marine life.
Come and enjoy an environment that is totally unique on the planet.
There is no other area where you can find the combination of experiences
available in this beautiful setting.
Capt. Fred Petty: USCG 100 Ton Master Lic.#921131
Janie Petty: USCG Lic.#1049906