Kingfisher Inn and Guide ServicesThe only dedicated fly fishing lodge on the Texas Coast

The only dedicated fly fishing lodge on the Texas Coast

Kingfisher Guide Services
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Stalk redfish and speckled trout in foot-deep, Caribbean-like waters with Kingfisher guides Capt. Randy Cawlfield and Capt. Scott Sparrow, or one of their associates. Randy and Scott work closely with Rick Hartman, Roel Villanueva, Shaun Daniels, and Kenny Smith, to provide concurrent fly fishing and light tackle charters to multiple parties staying at Kingfisher Inn, or in the surrounding vicinity.

Choose from all-day, or extended half day trips. All trips originate in Arroyo City at Kingfisher Inn, located approximately one mile west of the entrance to the Adolph Thomae County Park. Your spouse and children will be pleased to know that Kingfisher Inn offers visiting guests some of the finest waterfront accommodations in the area.

"Cecil hooked up on a big red, and as I watched him, a redfish hit my fly, too.We'd already caught a few trout and about 10 reds. We'd released them all. I yelled, 'It doesn't get much better than this, does it?' Cecil paused for a moment with his Sage bent double with the 27-inch red.'No, Scott. It doesn't get much better than this.'"

Centrally located in the lower Laguna Madre, the Arroyo Colorado is widely considered the best access to vast, unpressured flats of the lower Laguna Madre. Even though Arroyo City is a dedicated fishing community rather than a beach resort, it is much closer to a wide array of fishable and clear shallow waters. Thus, clients leaving from Kingfisher Inn can expect to spend more time actually fishing, and less time boating through deeper, rougher waters on the way to the hot spots.

"The big trout hit my deer-hair topwater fly four times as I stripped it in. Finally, I dropped to my knees, so I'd have a chance to cast to it again. I stood up slowly, and began making short casts all around, trying to find the big fish. Finally it hit explosively, and I fought it for 10 minutes before I dragged it onto the sand bank. It was 28 inches and beautiful. It may sound weird, but I almost felt like crying.

Come for just the day, or stay awhile to enjoy first class lodging and world class birding at Kingfisher Inn and design your own flexible lodging and fishing schedule. Branch out on your own in between fishing trips, and enjoy world-class birding in nearby Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, trips to nearby South Padre Island, and shopping and dining in Mexico.

"I can't imagine how my first saltwater fly fishing experience could have been any better. That the two of you could take a rank beginner like me and guide me into actually catching fish is a testimony to your knowledge, skill, patience, and fine ability to teach the art of fly fishing in your exquisitely lovely lower Laguna Madre. Adding to that the fine food, company, and accommodations at Kingfisher made this a truly memorable trip. I am grateful to my brother Kim for introducing me to fly fishing, and now for introducing me to the two of you and the Laguna Madre." -- Deborah Ratliff, Santa Fe

Kingfisher is located 30 minutes from the Harlingen International Airport.

Call Kingfisher Inn at (956) 371-8801
to make reservations,
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