Lower Laguna Madre, Texas

Laguna Madre Outfitters


Captain Ben Paschal is a full time flats guide on the Lower Laguna Madre in deep south Texas, where redfish and oversized speckled trout are his specialty.  Ben has been guiding since 2007, however he has been on the water with pole in hand since he was a young child.  In addition to the lower Texas coast he draws from guiding experience in Alaska, Argentina, Chile, Colorado, and Louisiana.    Ben is on his boat 12 months out of the year.  This is made possible by Ben’s annual migration to the Louisiana marshes during the winter months.  Please see our New Orleans destination for more info on this location.


While in Texas, Ben fishes out of both Port Mansfield and Arroyo City on the expansive flats systems in the area.  The area is known for super skinny flats, sandy bottoms, and gin clear water.  The sandy bottoms in this area allow for some of the finest spot and stalk wade fishing in the state.  In some areas going barefoot is even an option!  Once you are on the flats, there will be opportunities for redfish, oversized speckled trout, and various other gulf species.




For customers fishing with Ben in Arroyo City, there is pre-arranged waterfront lodging available.  The house is located 30 minutes from the Harlingen/South Padre Island airport and about a ten minute boat ride to the Lower Laguna Madre bay system.

The downriver location of the house allows fishing customers to be picked up/dropped off at the private dock each morning and afternoon.

Homemade Mexican breakfast and dinner can be arranged to be delivered to the house.  The rate for delivered food changes pending which meal plan you choose.   If you do not prefer the meal delivery program, there is a fully equipped kitchen so that you can stock the fridge and cook your own meals.  

Lodging includes the following:

*4 bedroom/3 bath
*High speed wireless internet
*Central AC
*Fully stocked kitchen
*Direct TV, BBQ grill, and covered back porch
*Private dock with fishing light for night time trout fishing
*Flexible check out times allow you to shower AFTER your fishing day before you catch your return flight


For the groups that fish with Captain Paschal out of Port Mansfield, he has a wonderful waterfront condo available for lodging.  Just like the Arroyo City lodging, he is able to pick you up and drop you off each day at his private dock, so there is zero travel time between lodge and the boat. 

Homemade breakfast and dinner can be arranged prior to the trip.  The rate for this service changes with your choice of meal plan.

Lodging includes the following:

*2 bedroom/2 bath – sleeps 6
*High speed wireless internet
*Central AC
*Fully stocked kitchen
*Direct TV, and covered back porch overlooking the water
*Private dock
*Flexible check out times allow you to shower AFTER your fishing day before you catch your return flight


$600 gets you a full day on the water at either of the two locations.  This fee covers either one or two anglers. 

Both lodging situations cost the same as well. $200 per night + cleaning fee.  You are not obligated to stay in his lodging; however both areas have very limited options for a place to stay.  You can be sure that the captain’s arrangements are both clean and comfortable.  

If you like the idea of a turnkey experience, please inquire with the captain after booking to arrange the homemade meals.  This does come as an extra fee, based upon chosen meal plan.


Captain Paschal is a high in demand guide, please plan out a few months when planning to book a trip with him.


There are never any up charges when booking thru Sportsman's Finest.

Please email casey@sportsmansfinest.com for further inquiry.



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